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The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …

Medical Technology

Apple Watch and Hands-Free Computing

The most convenient screen is the one we can see at all times.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>After approximately a month using the Apple Watch, a few things have stood out to me …

Smartwatches

Take a peek inside Apple Watch’s companion iOS app

Apple placed another app that can’t be deleted on everyone’s iPhones with the release of iOS 8.2. For now, the Apple Watch companion app is just a useless tease if you don’t have an Apple Watch yet, but iOS developer Hamza Sood has cracked it open and given us a preview of what the app will look …

IRS scam costing victims $15 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are very convincing when they call. They have a Washington phone number and can cite your financial history down to the cent.<p>They say you're under investigation, in danger of losing your home, or worse, your freedom -- unless you pay thousands of dollars on the spot.<p>But they're not …

Identity Theft

The history of the iPod shows exactly why the Apple Watch will be huge despite what critics think

So reasonable people are wondering just how big this product might be, and whether it might flop.<p>Those people need to consult the history of the iPod, because that shows exactly why Apple Watch will be massive for Apple.<p>No one cares about the iPod anymore. You can use iTunes on your iPhone, so no …

Apple Watch

Authorities: Three men attempted to join ISIS, had ambitious plans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Abror Habibov, 30, operated kiosks at malls along the East Coast. He sold kitchenware and repaired mobile phones, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.<p>Last fall, Habibov hired Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, to work at kiosks in Savannah, Georgia; …

U.S. Federal Courts

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pebble's new smartwatch raised over $5 million in less than five hours.</b> It used a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and reached its target in just 17 minutes.<p><b>2. HP stock was down 7% after reporting its latest earnings.</b> It beat on EPS but missed on revenue.<p><b>3. Valve is going to reveal its</b> …

Virtual Reality

Demand for Apple Watch could use up third of world’s gold

We’re still waiting for the final pricing details on the Apple Watch, but if recent reports that Apple plans to sell one million gold Edition units a month are true, Apple Watch could wreak havoc on gold prices and do who knows what to the global economy.<p>Josh Center at TidBits has done some math on …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Smartwatches