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This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

Consider choosing what DNS service you use. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.<p>There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private. It’s an active choice you can make, and it doesn’t require any advanced skill. It’s quick. It …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

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Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

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New hope for ringing in the ears

For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst.<p>But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report.<p>The experimental device uses precisely timed sound and skin stimulation to target nerve activity in the …

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Amazon shares pass $1,000 after posting strong financials

Amazon shared third-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, smashing expectations. Shares quickly ticked up 7 percent in initial after-hours trading, to above the $1,000 per share milestone.<p>The company posted significantly better-than-expected earnings, at 52 cents per share, when analysts …

Karen Pence: 'All of us could benefit from art therapy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, said Wednesday that art therapy, a little-known mental health profession that she has …

Northwestern professor remains 'hopeful,' will appear today in California court

As Northwestern University Professor Wyndham Lathem sat in an California jail cell the day before his first court appearance, from 2,100 miles away, his Chicago-based attorney described Lathem’s outlook as “hopeful.”<p>Cook County authorities on Monday issued a warrant for Lathem’s arrest in the …

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Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama did not record private meetings in the White House, a former White House official tells CNN.<p>"We obviously didn't record private meetings," the former official said. "The Obama White House didn't secretly record private meetings"<p>The White House press office had a …

Melbourne University To Trial Blockchain Student Records Management

An Australian university has become one of a “select group” of education institutions to pilot a new Blockchain-based student records scheme.<p>As part …

A simple checklist prevents deaths after surgery, a large new study suggests

Surgery checklists save lives, a study released Monday found.<p>Hospitals in South Carolina that completed a voluntary, statewide program to implement the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist had a 22 percent reduction in post-surgical deaths. The study, set to publish in the August …

A healthy lifestyle doesn’t guarantee a long life, but it will add life to your years

The idea that we can control our health destinies based on how we eat, exercise and live is an enticing one, especially in our risk-averse society. Unfortunately, an unwavering belief in the power of a healthy lifestyle can turn the pursuit of health into a sort of moral imperative, leading to …

These Blockchain-Enabled Kiosks Make Coffee Farmers More Money–And Let You Verify Your Beans

Instead of dealing with sometimes-shady middlemen, coffee farmers can now have their product assessed by algorithm and paid for by this Coinstar-like device.<p>Over the last couple of decades, coffee has gone from being a plain, watery drink to an often-luxury staple available in endless combinations. …

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Developing Your First Blockchain (Part 1)

In this article, I shall share solutions of common problems newbies might face when doing some hands-on work with blockchains. For that purpose, we …

Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed

<i>Joe Pindar is CTO and director of product strategy at Gemalto, where he formulates roadmaps and prioritizes development to align the digital security</i> …

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How the blockchain will transform housing markets

An emerging technology, blockchain, could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our …

How does blockchain actually work for healthcare?

Health information technology and information security specialists are hearing a lot about blockchain these days. “It’s the answer to …

Blockchain 101: How This Next Big Service Will Change The Future

If you thought the cloud wars were already tense, you were right. But the rise of blockchain is pushing that war to a whole new height as giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM rush to bring Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) to the cloud environment. Will BaaS become the key differentiator in the …

Insurance industry embraces blockchain tech

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Combating disruption from insurtechs, legacy insurers have begun moving hard and fast to explore new technologies.<p>In further evidence of this, blockchain technology consortium …

IBM Launches Blockchain Supply Chain for Chinese Pharma Retail

Advertisement<p>IBM is firmly solidifying its proactive lead as a blockchain solutions provider with another launch of a blockchain platform in China, …

Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

<i>Ben Jessel is a managing principal at Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry (and</i> …

Automation is the next level of digitization

So far, it's safe to say that the predominant trend in 21st-century business has been digitalization. Every industry, organization and individual has …

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US Government Invests in Blockchain to Protect Healthcare Companies from Hackers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently published a research paper on the applicability of Blockchain …

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Italian Wines Will Be Recorded on Blockchain, Authenticity Guaranteed

EY creates the Wine Blockchain with the goal of certifying and communicating the quality and geographical origin of wines made in Italy. Involved in …

BMW launches ReachNow car-sharing -- not ride-sharing -- service in Seattle

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Acupuncture and Alexander Technique may improve neck pain

(Reuters Health) – Acupuncture sessions and Alexander Technique lessons both seem to improve the symptoms of chronic neck pain after one year, according to a new study.<p>Alexander Technique involves hands-on lessons for self-care in everyday activities, aimed at reducing poor posture, excess muscle …

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Information is Different Now That You’re a Doctor: Introduction to Clinical Informatics

<i>This blog posting is a reading assignment for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) medical students who will be attending a session I am leading</i> …

3 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Website Home Page

Designing an effective website is easier said than done.<p>Many businesses today do not understand how to successfully create a website that makes money. Instead of viewing their website as a marketing venue, they treat it simply as a web placeholder.<p>The problem with this approach is that it prevents …

A Chinese Company 3D-Printed This Five-Story Apartment Building

In the not-so-distant future, you might be able to have your 3D printed cake and eat it in your 3D printed apartment.<p>A Chinese company unveiled a …

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