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The startup looks to combine machine learning, with image and video conversations to create the perfect doctorRobots doctors could very much be a reality in the not so distant future, as British startup Babylon Health is looking to create the perfect doctor through the use of machine learning.Babylon Health has been working on a digital healthcare app that combines machine learning tech with video and text consultations with doctors and medical specialists to enable triage advice via a smartphone, which the company plans to roll fully roll out this year.Having raised around an additional £50 million in funding, the startup now plans to plough the money into building out the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities of its app so it can provide a deeper medical diagnostic to its users.The app in its current, which works on iOS and Android as well as in web app form, and can be used to setup video call with doctors for remote healthcare, have subscriptions dleivert ot a user’s door or preferred pharmacy and carry ourt health and wellness monitoring,The app has both basic free features and paid for aspects, such as setting up a video call with a doctor, with prices ranging from £5 to £50 per year.
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There's a particular kind of people that get onto helicopters in New York City and fly to the Rockefeller estate about an hour's drive away.There, they attend a 200-person dinner with former heads of state, Admirals, CEOs, media elite and billionaire investors — shmoozing, chatting about business ideas, having a few
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Microsoft has gone ahead with its plan to disable updates on pre-Windows 10 operating systems running on newer AMD and Intel processors.While your machine won't suddenly stop working, it does mean your Windows 7 or 8.1 install won't benefit from the latest updates.Fortunately, a simple workaround is now available.As predicted, an enterprising coder by the handle "zeffy" dived into Windows' internals and discovered where and how Microsoft performs the check.He or she explored a number of avenues and came up with two options to "fix" the problem.Both involved edits to a file called "wuaueng.dll", with one appearing to be an "internal testing feature used by Microsoft" and "could be removed in future updates", ruling it out in zeffy's mind.
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Power banks are like umbrellas – you always forget to bring it along when you need one.Eyeing a niche market, Shenzhen-based Ankerbox hopes to be the leader in China’s power bank rental sector.In November 2015, power bank manufacturer Anker started a project incubation in the southeastern Chinese city of Shenzhen to provide power bank rental services in public locations such as bars, shopping malls and concerts.In the last few years, the project has grown to become a startup with Anker as its angel investor and has placed more than 100,000 power banks in over 10 Chinese cities.“We aim to provide power bank rentals as a basic service for 900 million smartphone users,” said Wang Zhe, Ankerbox CEO, in a telephone interview with AllChinaTech.Ankerbox CEO Wang Zhe.Photo from AnkerboxPower bank sharing heats upFrom March to April 2017, the power bank rental sector saw more than RMB 300 million (USD 44 million) financing in just 10 days, according to Chinese investment website pedaily.com.Though it is hyped as a business inspired by the sharing economy, power bank rental startups have created a new business model by offering power bank rentals to consumers.This is unlike Uber or Airbnb where owners and users “share” a car or house.In this niche field, Ankerbox competes with the likes of Tencent-backed Xiaodian and a couple of other players.Ankerbox received RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) Series A financing earlier this month from IDG and Sunwoda.“The sharing economy is like an incubator, providing a suitable environment for new shared models to emerge.People need power banks to charge their smartphones when they are outside and don’t have access to power sockets or charging cable,” said Wang.The race and challenges aheadStartups in the field use various business models to offer power bank rental services.
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Microsoft’s event on May 2nd is expected to see the Redmond-based company continue to push its ambitions in cloud-based services with a tweaked version of Windows 10 and a potential low-cost Surface device designed to fight the rise of Google’s Chromebook platform in the educational market.As discussed last week on Forbes, Microsoft’s focus will primarily on software, and how this can drive users into the cloud.But it also offers an opportunity to debut new hardware that backs up the drive to the cloud.There is a suspicion that Microsoft will release a lower-specced Surface device that will use Windows 10 Cloud - a new variant of Windows 10 that focuses on cloud services and has an eye on lower cost technology.It may be that Microsoft keeps the Surface brand for the higher end equipment, but with the recent leak of specifications around Windows 10 Cloud machines, Microsoft is going to be part of the game, even if it is via third-party hardware.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (image: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)
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Some SETI researchers believe the best way to detect aliens is to search the skies for their laser beams.More practically, it means we should look for optical signals elsewhere, and expand our search to include an assortment of other potential alien signatures.Using technology similar to what we have today, aliens could deliberately transmit artificial infrared, visible, or ultraviolet emissions at our star.These directed signals could attract our attention by being continuous and abnormally powerful, or by containing tell-tale signs of artificiality, such as unexplained pulsing, or a string of binary data expressing some kind of mathematical phenomena (e.g.Not surprisingly, nothing interesting has been detected thus far.In an effort to conduct a more thorough review of the heavens, Tellis and Marcy analyzed a trove of data collected by the Keck 10-meter telescope and its high resolution spectrometer, HIRES, between 2006 and 2016 as part of the California Planet Search (CPS).
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The perfect fake viral news story has two crucial elements: something outrageous that makes you real mad and something you could basically believe.Not like, “Donald Trump Decrees ‘All Dogs Are Boys,’” but like, “Donald Trump Nominates Steven Seagal as Secretary of Defense.”That perfect storm of plausibility and heinousness seems to have been achieved over the weekend by a story concerning Google Hire, an upcoming Google site that will allow employers to post job listings and manage applications.Several outlets, including RT, an Australian news site, and experienced shit-spreaders the Daily Mail and the Sun, ran stories on Monday suggesting that the recently revealed jobs site would allow employers to see users’ search history.The sites based that claim on the fact that users would sign in with their personal Google accounts, which contain information on search history and YouTube viewing habits, unless those features are turned it off.RT, for example, said the news “prompted fears that employers could be able to access your search history and Youtube subscriptions,” and the Daily Mail claimed that “several news reports suggest this will allow recruiters to access your entire search history,” without citing any specific sources.
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Facebook boss reckons he'll heal society's ills with pixF8 2017 Amid the fallout over the killing of an elderly man broadcast via Facebook on Sunday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared, "Our next focus is building community."Facebook's approach to this civic construction project involves superimposing graphic effects on real-world images through augmented reality (AR) tools.Speaking at the F8 2017 developer conference, Zuckerberg acknowledged that his social advertising firm has a lot to do to prevent tragedies like the murder of Robert Godwin Sr in Cleveland, Ohio.How that might work was not discussed, but Facebook's leader suggested that community bonds – a topic he wrote about in February – could be strengthened through cultural and artistic contributions, in part through AR.Toward that end, Zuckerberg sees the smartphone camera as the gateway drug for AR.
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We get some more info about the upcoming Blackview BV7000, one of the latest products from the rugged phone focused manufacturer.Which after announcing the “world’s thinnest rugged smartphone” — the BV7000 Pro, they are now presenting its cheaper brother — the previously mentioned BV7000.The BV7000 — albeit being cheaper— will still feature NFC and come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, it’ll only lack in raw power with a less powerful CPU, less RAM and lower resolution cameras.Here’s a comparison table to clear your mind: Join GizChina on TelegramPhoneBv7000 ProBv7000ProcessorMT6750TMT6737TRAM ROM4GB 64GB2GB 16GBCameras8MP 13MP5MP 8MPWhat doesn’t change are the color variants: Space Silver, Mocha Gold and Stardust Grey.It’s dimensions 153*78.9*12.6mm, 5-inch display, 3500mAh battery, GPS Glonass, Gyroscope, Compass, RGB and USB Type-C charging.We still aren’t aware of its official price, but given the cut in performance, it should be pretty affordable.Meanwhile the more powerful BV7000 Pro is already on sale at AliExpress in English, Spanish and Russian.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Anker’s PowerPack bundles some of your favorite USB battery packs, charging hubs, and power cables into a single, affordable package, and you can save an extra $20 today with promo code KINJA283.$60 gets you a PowerPort 4 wall charger (currently $26), a PowerCore 10000 battery pack (currently $30), a PowerLine microUSB cable (currently $10), a PowerLine Lightning cable (currently $15), and a carrying case (priceless).Not Just the charging products alone would cost $81 purchased separately, so you’re saving over 25%, and getting a nice little tech dopp kit to boot.
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Stone highlights the remarkable similarities between the companies.They were founded within months of each other in San Francisco.To read future interviews with thought leaders in the technology space like this one, please follow me on Twitter @PeterAHigh.)Of course, they managed that heavily and tried, as all companies would, to shape their message aggressively.They had to battle and marshal their customers together to persuade regulators to change the law, or to clarify the law.The other half, the host community members, will not always speak publicly because their actions may bend the law or alienate neighbors.
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If you’d heard of representative Devin Nunes before this week, you’re either from his California district or you pay closer than average attention to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which he leads.But last week, Nunes grabbed far more headlines than usual.It was a remarkable breach of protocol—one that, like some sort of inverse Magic Eye poster, becomes more confusing the longer you look at it.Further complicating matters is the fact that Nunes was an adviser to Trump’s transition team.And while it may not say anything conclusive about Nunes’ relationship with the White House—and whether that tarnishes his leadership role in the Russia investigation—it certainly raises plenty of questions about his objectivity and his ability to lead an independent investigation.Wednesday afternoon, March 22: Nunes holds a press conference in the Capitol building outlining “incidental collection” of Trump and associates, as well as their “unmasking,” which means they were identified by name in intelligence reports.
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While sperm has been successfully frozen for decades, it wasn’t until 1999, when flash-freezing procedures were introduced, that eggs could also be stored in cryobanks.By 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine had announced that the freezing of a woman’s own eggs for possible use later in life—otherwise known as “social freezing”—would no longer be considered experimental.This point was clarified by Eric Widra, a physician and co-chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine committee that made the recommendation, in a 2012 PBS interview: “We think it’s premature to recommend that women freeze their eggs to preserve their own fertility for later.But we recognize that there is a strong impetus to do so and if centers proceed with that service that we carefully counsel the patients as to the pros and cons.So we would love to say, yes, please go and do this.If they haven’t managed to find the man of their dreams by 35–36–37–38, freeze the eggs—it makes sense the earlier you can freeze them the better .
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Kanadalainen Michael Calce oli 9-vuotias, kun hän sai ensimmäisen tietokoneensa.15-vuotiaana Calce eli hakkeri ”MafiaBoy” aiheutti palvelunestohyökkäyksellä arviolta jopa 1,2 miljardin euron vahingot eBayn ja Amazonin kaltaisille yrityksille.Hewlett-Packardin (HP) toimittajille Lontoossa järjestämässä seminaarissa Calcen viesti oli, etteivät hakkerit ole enää harrastelijoita,vaan valtavia taloudellisia etuja tavoittelevia kyberrikollisia.Tietokoneet ja älypuhelimet suojataan jo hyvin, mutta yksi heikko kohta monilla yrityksillä on tulostin.Pärjätäkseen kaupallisessa kilpailussa valmistajien on pantava yhä enemmän voimavaroja kyberrikollisuuden estämiseen.Hakkeri voi saada haltuunsa salasanoja ja lähetettäviä tiedostoja.
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En forskare som med hjälp av neurala nätverk bland annat har tagit fram recept, nya Pokémons och superhjälte-namn har nu även använt detta till att generera raggningsrepliker av skiftande kvalitet.För att åstadkomma detta fick det neurala nätverket träna på raggningsrepliker från nätet och därefter fick nätverket utifrån detta generera sina egna raggningsrepliker.Ni hittar en del av dessa listade nedan och de sträcker sig från i stort sett nonsens till en del som man kanske faktiskt skulle kunna använda.Det verkar till och med som om nätverket använde delar av den klassiska raggningsrepliken på bilden ovan även om den genererade en lite sämre version av den.I want to get my heart with you.You are so beautiful that you know what I mean.
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Each participant stands at a plinth and uses a joystick to move a coloured square around a canvas, leaving a trail behind it.While we were playing, one girl led her entire family team to successive victories, crowing with delight each time.On Friday evening, a group of people gathered to play artist Liliane Lijn’s 1974 Poem Game.Players donned a handmade hat that hid a pair of headphones and a phone, and through geolocation, could wander the sunny courtyard hearing the changing sounds of a walk through a meadow – birds, frogs, and a babbling brook – rather than the London traffic.Restless Spirit Projector (Viviane Schwarz and Jonatan Van Hove with Amber Hsu)One of the most popular rooms was introduced with a plaque that read simply, “This room is haunted.” Engulfed in darkness, players used hand mirrors to reflect ghosts (projected sprites) into a trap (a light-detecting orb), pairing them up according to physical clues left around the room – and occasionally removed by the designer Viviane Schwarz – like a notebook filled with handwritten and illustrated stories about the ghosts in question.
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Jag har nyligen köpt en så kallad smart-tv från LG.Några saker gör mig förvånad.Utbudet appar är sorgligt begränsat.Netflix finns, men inte SVT Play.Ett märkligt teknikval kan man tycka.Med Android hade man kunnat utnyttja Google Play:s stora utbud av appar.
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Short-term loan specialists Wonga has become mired in fresh controversy this morning after it emerged that the firm had contacted as many as 245,000 UK customers (together with 25,000 from Poland) that they may have fallen foul of a cyber-attack.According to City AM the breach was first detected last week when Wonga’s IT team first realized that they may have lost the name, email address, home address, phone number, bank account number and sort code of customers.A Wonga spokesperson said: "Wonga is urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of its customers in the UK and Poland.We are working closely with authorities and we are in the process of informing affected customers.We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused."The breach is the latest in a series of scandals which have hammered Wonga in recent years following a major restructuring and the imposition of fee caps and tighter lending criteria in the wake of consumer concerns.
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Translation company Transfluent buy the game translation in specialized WordNerdin.the acquisition will enable the WordNerdin founder Laura Gutierrez moves to transfluent's game translations officer.WordNerd is the year 2015 established company, with a network of more than 20 translator."the game industry is one of the fastest moving global industries.Particularly in the Asian with a large and fast growing market the competition is fierce, and not plain English doing it.WordNerdin and our views of the modern web-based business in support of the translation services fit together brilliantly, and we are very excited that Laura brought from the gaming industry competence", transfluent's founder and ceo Jani Penttinen said.
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Apple will launch a redesigned iPhone this fall.Current rumors suggest it will be very desirable, with a bigger screen in the same size chassis, glass casing, and a new kind of 3D camera.But there's increasing evidence that the redesigned iPhone, often called the iPhone 8 or OLED iPhone, could be announced in September but delayed until later in 2017 — perhaps by several weeks, according to a research note from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White distributed to clients on Friday.White cites a contact with knowledge of Apple's Asian supply chain who is increasingly "emphatic" that Apple's new 3D camera is facing challenges that could result in delays:However, our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3D sensing technology but still in time for the December holidays.This is not the first time that we have heard about a potential delay with a new iPhone; however, our contact was so emphatic about the delay that we are taking this data point more seriously.Since it is only April, this situation could improve.
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