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February 24th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Can Google’s new health search change how we manage health?

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According to Google, one is twenty searches is for health information.  For a lot of people, the internet has become the first place to look when a strange symptom, the common cold, or morbid curiosity in the ‘Google Images’ bar strikes. Continue Reading »

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February 24th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Global stocks comparison, 1899 and 2014

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The global stock market had a very different look 145 years ago than it does today.   Continue Reading »

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February 24th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Silicon Valley investors betting against banks

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WorldRemit a London-based money transfer startup, has announced a new $100 million funding round, with a reported valuation of more than $500 million.  Silicon Valley venture capital firm TCV, which has previously invested in everyone from Facebook to Spotify and Netflix, will lead this round. Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Storing data for millions of years with man-made DNA

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Moving closer to an entirely new, and better, way to store the world’s information Swiss scientists have discovered encasing DNA in glass and chilling it down can preserve data encoded in it for millions of years. Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Google and our right to be forgotten

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When Mario Costeja González googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-foreclosure notices from 1998, when he was in temporary financial trouble.  It took the next five years to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name.   Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:25 pm

The Economist’s digital editor: wearables will kill the healthcare insurance industry

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Digital Editor at the Economist, Tom Standage, at the ‘PWC World in Beta’ conference predicts ‘data meets healthcare’ is one of 5 emerging technologies that are shaping todays world. Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Drone ambulance concept could revolutionize emergency operations

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An Austin, TX design firm, has designed a drone ambulance that would be capable of providing quick support in rural areas and faster treatment for major traffic accidents.   Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm

A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

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In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web. Continue Reading »

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February 21st, 2015 at 2:31 pm

The Software Revolution

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The Software Revolution

By Sam Altman

In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones.  The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we are now in the middle of—the software revolution. Continue Reading »

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February 21st, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Face detection algorithm about to revolutionize image search

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Computer scientists Paul Viola and Michael Jones triggered a revolution in the field of computer face detection in 2001.  Their breakthrough was an algorithm that could spot faces in an image in real time, the so-called Viola-Jones algorithm was so fast and simple that it was soon built into standard point and shoot cameras. Continue Reading »

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