Executives at restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo may have felt a chill down their spine on Tuesday as Amazon announced tentative steps to move in on their territory by launching a restaurant food delivery service over the pond in Manhattan, New York.Deliveroo is arguably the best-known restaurant food delivery company in the UK but one of the startup's early employees is aware that there are other companies eyeing up the space it operates in.Last Wednesday, before Amazon announced it was going to deliver food from 350 eateries across Manhattan, Dan Warne, Deliveroo's managing director for the UK and Ireland, told Business Insider: "I m sure there will be some much bigger fish who consider entering the market at some point.But we feel we re in a very good position."Deliveroo, founded by former investment banker Will Shu and Greg Orlowski in 2012, pays a fleet of riders to pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers at their homes and offices."Restaurants don t necessarily have a back entrance to handle drivers or a second kitchen to handle deliveries," explained Warne.Warne said Deliveroo plans to put the RooBoxes in areas where there isn t necessarily high footfall.Tommi's first started using the RooBox in February.Tommi's manager Robert Magnusson told Business Insider that the RooBox has allowed Tommi's to test new markets and expand with low financial risk and overheads.The results of the test will be based around how drivers feedback on it.
Project Ara built up a ton of momentum over the last couple years, with a public test announced for Puerto Rico last year... and then all of that was scrapped.But now the company has unveiled its revised vision for its modular Android smartphone at I/O 2016, and the results aren't too far off: a Project Ara Developer Edition phone will be available later this year, with a more refined consumer model releasing in 2017.Wired says the Developer Edition phone has a 5.3in display and is a "fairly high-end smartphone."However, what's changed since the earlier models is that the spine of the phone now contains the processor, RAM, and core storage within - that way, you're assured a basic smartphone experience that you can further augment as you see fit.Gone are the chunky dividers between modules, which can now coexist more easily on the back of the phone, and you can attach a module and use it immediately without configuration: Wired's feature mentions a camera module being attached to the phone and a photo taken right away with zero hassle.From the trailer above and the Wired coverage, developers are envisioning modules like a small E Ink back screen, advanced cameras one with 21 megapixels and optical image stabilisation, for example , multiple speakers, a panic button, fitness trackers, kickstands, app shortcut buttons, tiny projectors, and loads of other options.
This one s a bit complicated, with organizations releasing sniping press releases and op-eds trying to discredit one another over mammogram screening guidelines.In what turned out to be a highly contentious move, earlier this year the US Preventive Services Task Force UPSTF issued a new set of recommendations.For those with a family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer, the USPSTF recommends genetic counseling and, if desired, BRCA testing after the age of consent 18 years .The American College of Physicians ACP examined the current medical research on routine pelvic exams and concluded there is limited benefit to routine annual exams for asymptomatic, non pregnant women.In 2012, a co-screening blood test for the human papilloma virus itself, the cause of nearly 90% of cases of cervical cancer, was incorporated into the guidelines.The bone density test is an x-ray, typically of your hip and spine.
Cumulus Linux is touting a bunch of heavyweights as supporting the latest iteration of its white-box Linux.On board for the launch of the Cumulus Linux 3.0 network operating system are Dell, EdgeCore Networks, Mellanox, Penguin Computing, and Supermicro.Four of the products already certified in its hardware compatibility list target that space: Dell's Z9100, Penguin's 3200CP and Supermicro's SSE-C3632 all using Broadcom Tomahawk silicon , and Mellanox's own-silicon SN2700.For IPv4/IPv6 leaf-spine architectures, the latest cut of the code adds Linux Virtual Routing and Forwarding VRF for multi-tenant environments; BGP Unnumbered and RFC 5549 improve v4/v6 dual-stack support; and there's BGP- and OSPF-based redistribute neighbour capabilities.Cumulus VX the virtual machine adds ONIE-supporting hardware emulation.If you're feeling brave, there's also an experimental feature called Quagga Reload in the Quagga software routing suite: It enables you to apply only the modifications you make to your Quagga configuration, synchronising its running state with the configuration in /etc/quagga/Quagga.conf.
How about a ceramic-topped, modern table that will not only keep your friends talking for days, it will also cool your wine and let you prepare hot dishes on its surface.Swedish design firm Kram/Weisshaar has produced SmartSlab, a swipe-controlled table with a thin ceramic top that cooks, heats, and cools food, and seats six diners.We thought, why don t we look into integrating circuitry into the tiles?Beneath the ceramic, which is made from Ceramica s SapienStone, are a foam layer, an aluminum spine, and a hot-formed, fiber-reinforced bottom layer made from recycled plastic bottles.So you can cook on one end of the table and keep hot dishes warm and cold dishes or wine cool at specific locations all the way down its length.An LED touch interface lets you use your iPhone or Tinder swiping skills to turn on and adjust the SmartSlab s various cooking, heating, and cooling elements.
The deal officially closed June 1.In data released Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, Stemcentrx showed that its drug could extend the lives of certain patients with small cell lung cancer.Rova-T works by latching onto the protein, delivering the deadly toxin to the cell, and cutting off the tumor growth at its source.The Phase 1 study released Sunday, which had the goal of showing that Rova-T is effective and safe to use, looked at 74 people with small cell lung cancer whose disease had gotten worse even with at least one other treatment option.Although these results are preliminary, rovalpituzumab tesirine seems to be the first targeted therapy to show efficacy in small cell lung cancer, and we may have identified DLL3 as the first predictive biomarker in this disease, Dr. Charles Rudin, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering who led the study, said in a release.What's nextSan Francisco-based Stemcentrx, which has been been working on its drugs since 2008 but only launched publicly in September 2015.Since the acquisition by AbbVie, CEO Brian Slingerland told Business Insider, not much has changed in the day-to-day operations."NOW WATCH: Doctors just replaced cancerous bones in a man s spine with 3D-printed vertebraeLoading video...
Augmented-reality helmetAugmented reality can be a huge asset on factory floors, and on construction sites, where workers often need to consult intricate instructions without taking their hands and eyes off what they re doing.These headsets can be integrated into the hard hats that many workers already wear without adding burdensome extra weight.A robotic glove that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed for astronauts to reduce fatigue during spacewalks can help.The Robo-Glove, still made by NASA and now licensed to companies, gives its wearer 10 to 15 pounds of additional grip strength, according to Jonathan Rogers, who managed the original project at NASA s Johnson Space Center in Houston.Each power thumb is custom-3-D-printed for a worker s hand, and fits tightly like a second skin.Its purpose is to relieve strain and to protect the spine from slipped discs.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailerGet hyped: the next Legend of Zelda game has finally received a trailer loaded with a significant amount of gameplay and feature previews.The 2017 Nintendo game, set to launch on both Wii U and the still-unnamed Nintendo NX system, shows an apparent Link hero traversing a giant, colorful world in many ways, including horseback, parasailing, and Tomb Raider-esque cliffside scaling.Most notably, Link gets his first-ever Grand Theft Auto-styled maneuver: hijacking a rogue horse after stealthing up to it in some tall grass.Link is also seen wielding new kinds of main weapons, including a few staves and a strangely styled sword that looks axe-like.Puzzle solving via environmental shoves and magical ice-block formations, not to mention a few giant baddies and a long look at the series' famous Master Sword, round out the trailer's most spine-tingling moments.This trailer should hopefully ease the pain of the game's recent delay from this fall to next year.
Requests submitted during outage are stuck in limbo, we're toldPhoto by ShutterstockThe issues affecting the NHS electronic prescription service EPS which began on Monday 6 June have still not been fully resolved, despite supplier Cegedim anticipating they would be completed over the weekend.As we reported last week, the EPS went TITSUP after system supplier Cegedim's Message Broker, which manages the transfer of electronic prescriptions prescribed by doctors through the NHS Spine to pharmacies using the Cegedim pharmacy patient medication record systems, experienced a service interruption.Internal NHS incident logs of the incident seen by The Register reveal that the issue was recorded as a Higher Severity Service Incident HSSI with a severity rating of 1.As part of this process, the incident must be reported to the HSCIC Service Bridge who will help manage it through to resolution by ensuring enough resources are applied to it.Following the resolution of an HSSI, the supplier has a limited time to provide HSCIC with an HSSI Report including the scope, impact, resolution activities, root cause and preventative actions, our source informed us.It is possible for General Practices and pharmacies to work around the backlogs in the system by ringing the GP and asking them to resend a new prescription while agreeing not to dispense the original one which has already been sent and then return it on the EPS when it does eventually come through, but this process is, in the words of our source, a bit of a ballache.
If a frame generated by a graphics card takes more than a few milliseconds to reach your eyeballs, and your actions in the real world aren t reproduced in the virtual in a similarly short time, it can cause disconnection and nausea.It s received a boost by teaming up with Sega to produce a zombie attack experience in Tokyo using its tech.That s where it hooks up to the user, and though it s hard to judge scale from static shots, images from TechRadar giving it a try on the show floor demonstrate just how compact the little system is.Alienware s offering is also understated, though it s described as more of a concept than some of the other backpack VR systems we have looked at.It may be that, because of the scenario played at Zero Latency s facilities is optimized for the hardware available, high-end solutions aren t required.If you regularly hoof your desktop and monitor and a nice ergonomic chair if you value your spine to LAN parties, then you are no doubt aware of the struggle that is often involved.
Or, ultimately, an acknowledgment that the very first modular phones won t achieve the lofty expectations set by Motorola s now Google s initial Project Ara — which itself no longer strives for full modularity — instead delivering less ambitious experiences?To be fair, the definition for modular smartphone isn t written in stone; for example, the upcoming consumer device from Google that describes itself in those terms, Project Ara, has dialed back its ambitions significantly in the past year, eschewing the ability to replace some of its most core components.Ara s original concept, a hub around which a modern smartphone s most essential components could be interchanged at will, may be what most people see when they imagine modularity.And that s because it mirrors the way enthusiasts have built their own personal computers for many years.In the PC industry, an analogue to the modular smartphone already exists in the form of do-it-yourself computers, whose parts can be assembled from a wide array of vendors.My own machine has existed in several forms over the past decade, all in same enclosure I bought in 2006.But pocketable phones are several degrees more complex than the big boxes of desktop computers, whose physical space constraints are much less limited.This seems to be why the original Ara concept was scrapped: With so much space needed for CPU, RAM, storage, and battery modules, there was little room left on prototype frames for the more innovative modules that would allow for handset customization and differentiation.It s a trade-off that questions the very purpose of a modular smartphone: Does the phone exist to offer upgradability and reduce e-waste, or is it a blank slate for encouraging customization and enhancing functionality?Ara is moving forward with the latter philosophy, arguing that people aren t as interested in worrying about the components that power their phones as they are in adding features that go beyond the out-of-the-box functionality.But one person who has worked closely with the Ara team since nearly the beginning, when the project was still part of Motorola, isn t a fan of the pivot that s been made.That person is Dave Hakkens, a Dutch designer who, in 2013, posted a video that ignited much of the current global interest in modular smartphones it s been viewed over 20 million times to date .Called the brain, the spine, and the heart, they represent the CPU system-on-chip, really , the display, and the battery, respectively.PuzzlePhone offers true modularity in the sense that it can be upgraded, albeit only partially, with faster processors; bigger, more efficient batteries; and higher resolution, better-looking screens.
You become completely stiff in the back. Trying to move so it can not, says Jan Herrlin. When the vest is inflated protects the neck, spine, hips and chest. The example manufacturer Helite actual use is at the crash when the driver is thrown over the bike forward. They are already quite popular in other risk sports such as horseback riding and hang gliding. It has saved the drivers at the bust runs of over 330 kilometers per hour.
While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically America s Pastime — there s no debating the fact that football is this country s sport of choice.Some of it is good, and other parts are bad, but one tiny piece of technology has managed to fixate itself squarely in the middle: sensors.It s really important that we know what the information is telling us and how to interpret it and how we can provide meaningful data back to the player, the athletic trainer or the team physician, the strength and conditioning coach, whoever that may be.His associates claimed that, with error rates in the 10-20 percent range, discrepancies in sensor results would ultimately have a negative impact on the league s image.We saw a significant amount of attention being given to concussions in sports — driven by the NFL — and thought we could address the problem in the way we do for the military, says David Borkholder, founder of BlackBox.The future of sensors in the NFLAs you can see, the role of sensors in the NFL is fragmented and controversial at the moment.
In the last few months, a Singaporean University hired Nadine as a secretary, a Boston Dynamics employee pushed over his colleague Atlas who was moving boxes at a factory and Tally, a San Francisco Target employee, began checking to make sure all the products in Aisle 3 are fully stocked.In the last five years, however, the number of VC dollars see chart below invested into robotics technologies implies that tens of thousands of engineers, data scientists and management teams are now building robots and robotic technologies that will drastically alter our lives over the next few years.These examples only scratch the surface.Just a few months ago, the Israeli Robotics Association signed a $20 million agreement with a coalition of Chinese investors and the city of Guangzhou, one of China s biggest industrial centers, to develop robots to serve as workers in China.Israel s contribution to the global robotics industry need not be limited to the robots themselves.The deep pockets typically come from corporations whose operations and products benefit the most from robotic innovation, e.g.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL has developed a robot that looks like salamanders and they call Pleurobot after the species name in Latin. The 3D-printed robot moves very lifelike and will both on land and in water have the same pattern of movement as a real salamander. The researchers say that with Pleurobot hope to understand vertebrate locomotion and this could be something that people will benefit. It is hoped that by studying the robot's spine works to find solutions to build prostheses for both amputees and paralyzed people in the future. actu.epfl.ch
Dubbed Pleurobot, the engineers behind the work say it is "accurately based on the 3D motion of the animal's skeleton".The team created X-ray videos of a salamander moving and were able to copy its actions by tracking 64 points along the animal's body.The robot itself has 27 motors and 11 segments along its spine.Ijspeert and his research team created the bot so that the spinal cord controls motion, not the brain."Mimicking the salamander's movement gives insight into how the spinal cord works and how it interacts with the body," a statement from the University said.The academic hopes that being able to understand connection between the spinal cord and body's movement will help with the creation of therapies for paraplegic patients and amputees.
She s a graphic designer, founding editor of Design Observer, and a bona fide expert at judging books on their looks: Every year for the last half decade, she, Pentagram designer Michael Bierut, and a variety of guest judges have selected 50 of the year s most striking book covers for the American Institute of Graphic Arts longstanding 50 Books 50 Covers competition.Mendelsund calls it scrawly, and it s a stylistic play he knows well; his cover design for this summer s hit book, The Girls, features a chicken scratch font.It s the way that typography aligns with the grid, she says, along with color choice, scale, and the way the spine interacts with the visuals on the front.The limited edition volume celebrating the centenary of Alfred A. Knopf features a cover with horizontal stripes and an oval in the middle that bears the publishing house s simple logo.Helfand says it would ve been tempting to encompass 100 years of literary history with a visually bloated cover.Other desirable qualities are harder to quantify.
We all slump from time to time, but bad posture can lead to strains and backache.We all know we re not supposed to slouch, but most of us are stuck sitting at a desk for eight hours every day, and it s easy to slip into bad habits.This digital nag has good intentions, but we soon found out that the pursuit of good posture is no fun at all.Upright comes packaged in a neat box with a cute wireless charging cradle, a stack of adhesive pads, and some alcohol wipes.It s easy to set up, and the app is very well designed, giving you clear, simple, step-by-step instructions to follow.The app prompts you to sit up straight and then to slouch, so sensors inside the Upright can record your posture positions; a smart learning algorithm adjusts to your specific back.
Someone needed to address the elephant in the room.Mosha, an Asian elephant who lost her right foreleg at just 7 months old when she stepped on a land mine on Thailand s border with Myanmar got her ninth prosthetic limb on June 29, which ended up saving her life.The way she walked was unbalanced and her spine was going to bend, Dr. Therdchai Jivacate, the orthopedist surgeon who designed the artificial leg, told Reuters.Jivacate made Mosha her first prosthetic leg six years ago when he met her at Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation when the majestic mammal was 2 and a half.Back then, Mosha weighed 1,300 pounds, now she weighs 4,000 and her artificial legs need to be redesigned to keep up with her growing body.But the very first one was quite a challenge.
Creating the perfect desk chair is a downright science, but a startup company known as The Inventory thinks it s officially cracked the code.Something called the Sprang Chair, which is currently experiencing a successful run on Kickstarter to the tune of more than $25K raised.Essentially the combination of a balance ball and an ergonomic chair, the Sprang Chair is said to give users the same therapeutic benefits of resistance bands — though the jury s still out on how the name might sit with a potential owner.As the multitude of studies pertaining to sitting in a desk chair can attest, spending upwards of eight hours in the seated position is hardly healthy for you.This fact is precisely the reason why Tree Free Greetings employee Darren Mark decided to launch the Sprang Chair.Boasting such benefits as encouraging daily movement, assisting in the burning of calories, and improving posture and spine health, Mark s innovative chair design looks to have all the makings of solving the office chair conundrum.