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The death of privacy

We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. To quote ex-tabloid hack Paul McMullan, "privacy is for paedos". Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over …

PAs optimistic about future earning potential

written by<p>More than 95% of physician assistants expect their salaries to remain the same or increase next year, according to The Clinical Advisor’s …

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New Study Links Vaccine Induced Overload To Autism

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of us are becoming far too familiar with. Unfortunately, western medicine often …

Here's Why The CEO Of KIND Refuses To Use The Word 'Boss'

Boss, that is.<p>"I've never liked what that word connotes," he tells Business Insider. "A 'boss' has all the answers, whereas a team leader has the final word, but his or her decisions emanate from the wisdom of the team and from earnest discussion."<p>A "boss" might also feel as if they're above the …

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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

Google Is Making it Harder for the NSA to Grab Its Data

Google is stepping up its technological arms race against National Security Agency surveillance as Silicon Valley firms aim to make it more difficult …

Can Google really keep spies out of our email?

The offer of better encryption for Gmail users will improve security, but it won't necessarily keep GCHQ out of our email<p>• Big data: good or bad? John Naughton reports<p>So Google has decided to provide end-to-end encryption for any of its Gmail users who wants it. One could ask "what took you so …

Netflix Updates Android App for Better Binge Watching

Everyone’s had at least one Netflix binge; where you end up watching hours of TV despite intending to watch only one episode, thanks to Netflix’s automatically playing the next episode.<p>That particular binge-enabling feature is called ‘Post-Play’ and had strangely been missing from the service’s …

Barclaycard launches contactless wristband

New technology will be released in coming months as Barclaycard aims for growing segment of cashless payments<p>Barclays is joining the rush to develop wearable technology by launching a wristband customers can use for contactless payments.<p>The bank’s Barclaycard division plans to roll out its “bPay” …

The First 'Bitcoin 2.0' Crowd Sale Was A Wildly Successful $7 Million Disaster

In April, a start-up in Scotland raised $7 million dollars in just 5 hours via a crypto-coin crowdsale managed by another Bitcoin-based start-up loosely based in Seattle. It was hailed as remarkable: a way for a company to raise funds without going through traditional institutions. The <i>Wall Street</i> …

Virtual reality is going to make everyone sick — including companies that dump billions into it

When my kids and I walked into a coffee shop one sunny day last month, we were greeted by a row of tables holding laptops with gaming demos.<p>My son gravitated toward the biggest display, a huge TV screen with a giant, face-obscuring set of goggles set in front of it. This was the Oculus Rift, the …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

America's Most Profitable Products

Successful companies frequently depend on just one product for a large share of their sales. That’s true for some of the most iconic brands, including Coca-Cola, Marlboro, Jack Daniels, and Apple. In many cases, these products not only represent an outsized share of their company’s revenue, but …

The Fire Hydrant Gets a Makeover + This Is Why You Should Care

Fire hydrants aren’t something we usually think of until we get a ticket for parking next to one. But retired NYC firefighter George Sigelakis has spent a lot of time thinking about them. He’s been working on revolutionizing the century-old design for about 20 years at his company Sigelock Systems. …

The Top 20 Quotes From the Code Conference

Can you Re/peat that?<p>We’ve started posting all the videos from last week’s inaugural <b>Code Conference</b>: So far, we have full videos of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet trends presentation and our interview with Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue just hours after Apple bought Beats for $3 billion.<p>Those …