Carl Chasin

Carl Chasin

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I still remember when Amazon was just an online bookstore, Netflix snail-mailed DVDs and the only way to get around New York City above ground was by flagging a yellow cab.Back then, the thought of ordering groceries and books from the same place, binge-watching original TV content without ads and getting a ride through a mobile app were foreign concepts.While these game-changing enterprises have since disrupted long-standing industry conventions, reinvented their respective categories and reshaped consumer experiences, there’s still one industry uniquely ripe for a creative reinvention: healthcare.In this era of technological innovation and shifting expectations, brands and partners have an extraordinary opportunity to join forces and reimagine the healthcare experience.Patients are more than their diseases and treatments, and healthcare companies should also focus on integrating wellness into people’s daily lives.As marketers, we have an enormous opportunity to leverage this wellness revolution in ways that help our brands, fuel the wellness movement and support people in their pursuit of healthier lives.
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SpaceX successfully launched Qatar’s Es’hail-2 satellite today, marking its first mission for the state.The launch involved a Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off the from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this afternoon.The Falcon 9 rocket was then successfully landed on one of SpaceX’s drone ships for reuse at a later date.The Es-hail-2 launch was scheduled starting at 3:46PM EST today, though there was a backup date scheduled for tomorrow in the even that something went wrong.That wasn’t the case, however, with liftoff taking place successfully and the satellite being deployed around half an hour later.In addition to launching the satellite, SpaceX had said it would attempt to land the rocket on a drone ship for reuse.
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Maybe you’re looking to build up your professional portfolio, you want to stick to an OG film camera for that classic look, or maybe you’re just looking for something to up your Instagram game.The first step to finding out which camera is right for you is asking yourself what you’ll use it for most often and how much money you want to spend.If your latest iPhone or Pixel cameras aren’t cutting it for your ‘grams and you want to take it that extra step, my personal favorite is the Sony RX100 Mark IV.For around $1,000, it can take photos in RAW, quickly pair with your phone, and shoot really nice 4K videos.One of my favorite features is the electronic viewfinder, which is important because it will show you the final result and not just the framing.Other alternatives include Canon’s G7X II or Lumix’s LX100 II.
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Faraday Future employees sue investor over ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the EV startup – The VergeWhat happened: Faraday Future employees have filed a suit against Evergrande in Los Angeles County Superior Court over a series of accusations including breaching contractual obligations as well as conducting other illegal activities.Employees of the EV startup alleged that Evergrande plotted from the beginning to drive it off a financial cliff and run off with the IP associated with the FF91 electric SUV, Faraday Future’s first production vehicle.Why it’s important: The downward spiraling relationship between Faraday Future and its main investor Evergrande hit a low point when the EV startup filed for arbitration in Hong Kong in an attempt to resolve the dispute.Faraday Future alleged that Evergande‘s breach of funding obligations had forced it to significantly reduce employee salaries and downsize.While it still an on-going base, Faraday future was allowed to seek funding from other investors.
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Editorial note: Business Insider will name its 2018 Car of the Year on Monday, November 19.We featured the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast earlier this week.The Jag has a 90kWh battery pack that and a range of 234 miles on a single charge.The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE starts at $69,500 while our top-spec HSE variant starts at $80,500.But for far too many brands, going electric was more of a strategically prudent way to satisfy increasingly stringent emissions standards than a true commitment to electric mobility.GM and Nissan are fully committed to production EVs.
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WalkMe today announced that Singapore-based EDBI invested a significant amount to help the company expand and localize its digital adoption offering in the Asia Pacific market through Singapore.EDBI joins the US$40 million series F financing round led by Insight Venture Partners and WalkMe’s first institutional investor, Mangrove Capital Partners, bringing the total raised in the round to $50 million.WalkMe has raised to $217.5 million to date.WalkMe will use Singapore as a strategic hub to work with numerous multinational companies and advance its operations in the region.The company’s transparent overlay assists users to complete tasks easily within any enterprise software, mobile application or website.
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A Cornish creamery conducting cheese-related dairy business near the Cornish village of Davidstow has been kicking up a literal stink, with residents complaining that some odd nighttime process is making the air smell so bad it's waking them up, making them feel ill, and stopping them getting back to sleep.Descriptions of the exact nature of the smell vary, with the BBC reporting that some describe it as a "fishy stink," while others say it best resembles a type of "cheesy sewage" aroma.They are not testing out new flavours for Monster Munch, though, as the Environment Agency has said the unique disgusting smell is coming from the plant's waste-water treatment facility.And given it's a dairy producer making thousands of tonnes of the popular Davidstow brand of cheddar each year, we'd be more inclined to believe it's the latter cheesy sewage option.Andrew McKersie from a local foul stench action group told the BBC: "The worst thing is that we typically seem to get the smell in the middle of the night.We're in bed and suddenly you are woken up by the stink, and then you can't get back to sleep, so you can't sleep properly."
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You would expect no less for such a big deal.McDermott believes that the data that Qualtrics provides could bridge the gap between his company’s operational data and customer data wherever that resides.McDermott sees this as a key piece to the company’s customer management puzzle, one that could propel it into being not only a big player in customer experience, but also drive the company’s underlying cloud business.That’s because it provides a means of constant feedback from the customer, one that is hard to ascertain otherwise.“By combining this experience data with operations, we can combine this through Qualtrics and SAP in a way that the world has never done before, and I fundamentally believe it will change this world as we know it today,” McDermott told TechCrunch on Monday.Others who follow the industry closely were not so convinced.
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On September 10, a controversial paper was published in the Scientific Reports journal claiming that a homeopathic treatment formulated from the poison ivy plant could ease pain in rats.This was not the first case a research paper on a controversial topic had turned out to have falsified images.Last month, we reported the case of an anti-vaccination paper being retracted from Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry because it had fake images.Next findings: 2 duplicated panels in the same figure, representing two distinct anatomical sites.— Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest) August 28, 2017Image falsification in academic papers can be anything from that of microscopic view of materials, cells, tissues, or gel bands representing the concentration of chemicals, or even the images of graphs based on research data.
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It’s Election Day in the United States, so depending on where you live, that means free overcooked coffee, lengthy lines, or an “I VOTED” sticker.But this is also the first election since 2016, when operatives both on the ground in the United States and on platforms like Facebook and Twitter intentionally made efforts to misinform, mislead, and manipulate.National governments and ideologues of ill will are attempting to throw a monkey wrench in the political process again and sow mistrust and doubt in the democratic process.Here’s a few ways trolls, governments, and generally awful people are attempting to disrupt the democratic process this Election Day.To follow live updates on misinformation disseminated on Election Day, visit this Wired live blog.In the wake of the 2016 election, most attention was paid to Facebook ads and pages, but Jonathan Albright, director of research at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, says misinformation campaigns have shifted to Facebook groups with tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of users.
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The Lamborghini Huracán Performante has about 30 more horsepower than the lesser Huracán.A funny thing has been going on with Lamborghini.It's for that type of well-heeled enthusiast who wants to test their driving skills, as well as tool around and stun the neighbors.But it's certainly fun, and this Lambo does hail from Bologna.What the Performante adds to this already aerodynamic design is a welter of technologies to make a very fast car go very much faster.It's part of the a "ALA: system.
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In 2014, Uber launched two notable expansions to its core ride-hailing service: Uber for Business, which makes it easier for employees to bill their trips to their company; and UberFresh, later rebranded as UberEats, which repurposes Uber’s transport network infrastructure to get meals delivered to your home on-demand.Business travelers may need to hail a ride to cover any number of scenarios, be it to get them to and from the airport or from a conference to their hotel.But they also need to eat while they’re away, so rather than always having to dine out or arrange delivery through their own account, they can now order food and have it billed directly to their company.Of course, this isn’t just limited to business travelers.It can be used in any work scenario — for example, if someone is staying late at the office, or if there’s a big lunchtime meeting.From the company’s perspective, this means they can more easily manage employee expenses because everything is automated as soon as they place their food order.
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Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced ears.Facing their own problem of minuscule size and triangulation, researchers from Stanford University have come up with a similar system for detecting the angle of in-coming light."Making a little pixel on your photo camera that says light is coming from this or that direction is hard because, ideally, the pixels are very small - these days about 1/100th of a hair," said Mark Brongersma, professor of materials science and engineering who is senior author of a paper about this system, published Oct. 29 in Nature Nanotechnology.These researchers are working on tiny detectors that could record many characteristics of light, including color, polarity and, now, angle of light.As far as they know, the system they've described in this paper is the first to demonstrate that it's possible to determine angle of light with a setup this small.More detailed light detection could support advances in lens-less cameras, augmented reality and robotic vision, which is important for autonomous cars.
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Apple’s just-announced iPad Pros are making the switch to USB-C, and with that switch comes a nifty new feature: you’ll actually be able to use your iPad to charge up your iPhone on the go, making it the world’s most expensive battery pack.Just plug in your iPhone (or, presumably, any other device that you want to charge up) into the iPad’s USB-C port, and you’ll be able to charge it up.Apple hasn’t said yet what kind of power that iPad will be able to push — you probably won’t be able to charge up another iPad Pro or a Mac, for instance — but if you’re out and about and need some extra juice for your phone, it’s a neat option to have.Of course, you’ll still need to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable for an extra $19.99, since Apple still doesn’t include them in the box with any iPhones.
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It was a few dollars less at that time, but also a previous-generation model.Today I bring that option to you.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Home Depot has the Chamberlain MyQ Garage G0301 universal smartphone garage-door control for $59.98 shipped.It normally sells for $80 -- and once upon a time, these gizmos were $130.But the device is "designed to work with most major brands of garage door openers manufactured after 1993 and that use safety reversing sensors."It does support Google Assistant via IFTTT, but requires a subscription to the latter.
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While the rewards can be great, so too can the risks, as hundreds of Airbnb landlords have discovered.There are plenty of examples of guests using properties as the location for drug and sex-fueled ragers, leaving thousands of dollars of damage in their wake.Predictably, an entire market of tech products has sprung up around helping landlords protect their properties.Essentially, it’s a small box which landlords and Airbnb hosts can conceal on their property, either indoors or outdoors.It monitors noise levels, and when the decibels reach a specific pre-defined level for an extended period, NoiseAware will send a notification to the host through an app, allowing them to take action and (hopefully) prevent the neighbors complaining.Privacy is a big concern with something like this, but it’s worth stressing that NoiseAware doesn’t actually listen to conversations taking place — it’s only interested in how many decibels are being produced by the occupants.
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Starting in November, owners of either device will get more exclusive freebies.The items will include Galaxy back bling, glider, and harvesting tool.When Epic Games finally brought Fortnite to Android, it started as an exclusive for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4.Even though the game’s beta is now available for everyone to play, the Galaxy Fortnite skin was only available for customers who owned one of the launch devices.Now, if you are someone that has a Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4, more exclusive Fortnite gear will be heading your way.Announced alongside one of Samsung’s other Fortnite promotions, Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 owners will gain access to the Galaxy accessory kit starting on November 1:
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A British Airways data breach could have hit another 185,000 of its customers.The airline's investigation into the hack, which it announced in September, revealed that people who made reward bookings between April 21 and July 28 using a payment card could have had personal information stolen, it said Thursday.It's notifying the holders of an additional 77,000 payment cards that their name, billing address, email address, and payment information (including card number, expiry date and CVV security codes) may have been compromised.It will also notify an additional 108,000 customers that their same information may have been compromised, except for their security codes.British Airways also revised its original estimate of 380,000 payment cards impacted between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 down to 244,000, bringing the total number of cards potentially hit to 429,000 across two separate time periods.It noted that there hadn't been verified cases of fraud resulting from the breach, but anyone who suffered financial losses as a result of the breach would be reimbursed.
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Facebook took down 82 pages, accounts and groups it said are part of an influence campaign originating in Iran, the company announced in a blog post Friday.The accounts were posing as residents of the US and the UK and posting content about race relations, immigration and opposition to President Donald Trump."Despite attempts to hide their true identities, a manual review of these accounts linked their activity to Iran," said Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, in the blog post.It's the latest in a series of account takedowns Facebook has announced.Facebook says the accounts are participating in "coordinated inauthentic behavior," which the company said misleads users and is not allowed on the platform.
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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription program is a great way for those purchasing an Xbox One late in the generation to build up their library of games in a hurry, as it gives its members unlimited access to a growing vault of first-party and third-party titles.It’s currently only available on Xbox One, but according to CEO Satya Nadella, that’s going to change.During an earnings call on October 24, Nadella was discussing monetization strategies with the Xbox brand when he let slip that Xbox Game Pass would be coming to PC.Nadella didn’t elaborate on when the service would be arriving on PC, but likened its implementation to the cross-platform support the company has given to Minecraft over the last few years.Nadella went on to describe the company’s plans for streaming as “the natural sequence” of events following Microsoft’s development of cloud technology.This kicks off with the development of Project xCloud, a game streaming service that will allow players to enjoy their favorite Xbox games on a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones.
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