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Apple Watch just got way better at spotting heart problems

The Apple Watch just got a whole lot more indispensable! Today, two major heart-related developments mean Apple’s wearable device could one day save your life.<p>Firstly, Apple teamed up with Stanford Medicine to launch an Apple Watch heart app that looks for deadly atrial fibrillation. It alerts …

Ask Ethan: Could We Save The Earth By Migrating It Away From The Sun?

Someday, in the distant future, the Earth’s oceans will boil, destroying all life on the planet’s surface and potentially rendering Earth completely inhospitable. It’s the type of global warming that no human can avert: the gradual warming that the Sun experiences by burning its core fuel over its …

Universe

Tim Cook pushes Trump for compulsory coding classes for kids

During Monday’s White House meeting with President Donald Trump, Tim Cook pushed for the U.S. government to make coding a required class for kids.<p>This is something Cook has publicly discussed before. When Apple debuted its kid-focused Swift Playgrounds app, he said, “We believe coding should be a …

Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.<p>But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what …

10 Metrics Your Chatbot Should Track to Optimize User Experience

incorporating a chatbot into your marketing campaign can completely change the way you interact with your audiences<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that incorporating a chatbot into your marketing campaign can completely change the way you interact with …

Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?

Big data analytics are entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different …

The time has come to remove Facebook from your life

Delete your Facebook account. No, but really.<p>This is not the exhortation of an internet troll, but rather the earnest advice of someone who has …

Simple Amazon Kindle tricks that'll optimize your e-reading

More battery life, better syncing, and more.<p>The Amazon Kindle is the most popular and most recognizable ereader in the world. If you've joined the Kindle club, these tips and tricks will help you make the most of your device.

Kindle

A Massive Dead Galaxy Existed Just 1.7 Billion Years After The Big Bang, But No One Knows How

We might be very wrong about how galaxies form.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from when the Universe was …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Apple's new video app is part Snapchat, part iMovie and full of AI

Quick: you want to make a casual, shareable video that's longer than 60 seconds, what app do you use?<p>If you're drawing a blank (besides your phone's …

Swift is already one of the world’s most popular programming languages

Apple’s new Swift programming language is being adopted even faster than anyone predicted.<p>In the latest TIOBE Index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages, Apple shot up from the 14th spot last year — and has already cracked the top 10. That may not sound too exciting, but considering …

Top 10

Scientists Might Finally Understand One of The Most Basic But Mysterious Aspects of Our Heartbeats

A crucial aspect of how our hearts beat might have been figured out.<p>When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you'd think …

Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets, even if their doctors haven't recommended they do so.<p>The gluten-free diet has a long history of treating people with celiac disease, a digestive …

Holistic Medicine

The future of Microsoft’s languages: C# to be powerful, Visual Basic friendly

A change that should have been made fifteen years ago.<p>Since their introduction in 2002, Microsoft's pair of .NET programming languages, C# and Visual …

Software Development

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

If we made contact with aliens, how would religions react?

The discovery of life on another planet might seem incompatible with faith in a deity. Yet many theologians are already open to the existence of extraterrestrials, argues the writer Brandon Ambrosino.<p>In 2014, Nasa awarded $1.1M to the Center for Theological Inquiry, an ecumenical research institute …

Billy Graham

How to find out if your iPhone 6s battery is eligible for replacement

Apple is offering iPhone 6s customers a free battery replacement for devices that unexpectedly shut down. The problem mostly affects iPhone 6s units made between September 2015 and October 2015.<p>If you’re not sure when your iPhone 6s was made, you can use a new tool created by Apple to find out if …

Mobile Technology

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

Donald Trump

Apple's iPad app for teaching kids to code in Swift is here

Apple has officially rolled out Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app designed to help kids learn to code in the company’s Swift programming language for developing Mac and iOS apps.<p>Swift Playgrounds, which Apple first demoed at WWDC in June, takes children through the fundamentals of coding and …

Tagging may be the best way to make IoT contextually relevant and usable

Jim Hunter Contributor<p>Jim Hunter is chief scientist and technology evangelist at Greenwave Systems.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>IoT redux… this time, it’s personal<br>• HaLow Is The Natural Next Step In The Evolution Of IoT<p>Before the iPhone, we lived in caves.<p>And it was easy to organize things in our …

Facebook has another hidden inbox you probably didn't realise was there

Users have discovered hundreds of messages locked in a hidden inbox within Facebook’s messaging system.<p>The inbox, accessible on the web or Facebook Messenger apps for smartphones and tablets, is part of Facebook’s filtering system, designed to catch spam and other unwanted messages.<p>However, users, …

Apps

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, just turned on encryption for all its data

Everything on WhatsApp is now encrypted, end-to-end, for all operating systems. That means engineers at the Facebook-owned chat app wouldn’t be able to read messages or watch video calls sent by its users even if ordered to do so by a court.<p>“WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the …

Privacy

Top 6 Apps for Space Lovers and Stargazers

Nothing puts life into perspective like looking up at a night sky full of millions of stars. Of course they look like pin pricks, but the stars and planets above us are truly huge and remind us how small Earth is among the vast, infinite universe. Smartphones allow us to take stargazing a step …

Apps

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

These Types Of Hackers Are Driving Cyber Attacks Now

Screens go blank at a Ukrainian power provider. A hospital is reduced to pen and paper record keeping. These aren’t scenarios from the latest video …

Cybersecurity

MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results

<b>IMPROVING EFFICIENCY</b><p>Most solar panels are placed flat on rooftops because they are designed to harness solar energy when the sun is directly …

3tags.org

Why the $10,000 gold Apple Watch really winds me up

When Steve jobs co-founded Apple, his vision was to democratize technology.<p>At the time, computers were for governments and rich corporations. Jobs wanted everyone to have their own computer — a crazy idea back in the ’70s. The slogan for the original Macintosh was “the computer for the rest of …

Apple Watch

Are We Alone In The Milky Way?

Are we alone? Or is the galaxy teeming with other intelligent species? And if the latter, where the heck are they?<p>These are questions that have perplexed scientists for generations. And they remain open for debate.<p>But Brian Cox, Britain’s leading celebrity physicist (if you don’t know him, imagine …