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(Temple University Health System) The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. While critical to protecting patient health during a pandemic, however, virtual care presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to diagnosis. Now, cardiologists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, have come up with a virtual screening tool that greatly simplifies the process of diagnosing a complex form of heart failure known as pulmonary hypertension.
One week ago, exactly, Google unveiled its next big thing for Android OS in the form of the Android 11 stable update. That date is ...
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Staff at UK chip designer Arm are to receive shares worth $1.5 billion from the company's takeover by Nvidia — equivalent to $230,000 each.
China is close to hitting its target of rolling out a staggering 500,000 5G mobile base stations by the end of the year.
Job losses on the way as Chinese tech giant reduces networking kit operation.
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The world is slowly settling down a more normal, some say “new normal”, cadence and some are resuming their old outdoor activities while others choose to remain inside and embrace new ones. In many cases, these activities involve a bit of digital documentation, be it taking still photos and selfies or recording what could be once in a lifetime moments. … Continue reading
Zachary McCoy went for a bike ride on a Friday in March 2019. The avid biker would do loops around his Gainesville, Fla., neighborhood and track his rides with a fitness app on his Android phone. McCoy didn’t think anything unusual had happened that day. But months later, in January of this year, McCoy got an email from Google saying that his data was going to be released to local police. He’d become a potential suspect in a local burglary—and had no idea why. “There was absolutely nothing that tied Zack to this at all, other than Google saying he… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Department of Justice is preparing to file antitrust charges against Google’s parent company Alphabet possibly as early as this month, The New York Times reported. Attorney General William Barr is moving forward with the case despite the objections of Justice Department lawyers who say they need more time to prepare their case and worry that pushing to file charges this month could weaken the case, according to the Times.
The Justice Department opened its probe into Google last June, reportedly with a focus on its massive search business and other parts of the company. The Justice Department also opened another, broader probe last July to investigate whether big technology firms like Amazon, Facebook, and Google were stifling...
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There’s a good deal happening on Western Digital’s WD_Black SN750 NVMe M.2 drive with 500GB of storage. It usually floats around $80, but it’s $63 right now at Amazon, B&H Photo, and even at Western Digital’s online store. 500GB is admittedly not a lot of storage, but if you’re in a pinch for something fast and don’t require a bunch of extra space, this is worth checking out.
It’s an M.2 2280 form factor drive, so make sure your PC’s motherboard is compatible. Alternatively, stuff it into a USB-C enclosure and make it into a fast portable drive.
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The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is coming to America, and VW is hoping to replicate some of the reservation successes rivals like Tesla have seen in recent years. The first taste for North American drivers of the automaker’s new MEB all-electric car platform – having missed out on the ID.3 hatchback – the 2021 ID.4 will also mark the US … Continue reading
(University of Plymouth) A new study has shown for the first time that acoustic monitoring can be used in place of photographs to generate abundance estimates of dolphin populations.
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In early March, IBM's leaders, like many others, faced a difficult question: How do you keep an office open during a pandemic?
IBM decided to use its Yorktown Heights, New York, location as a prototype for reopening its other offices.
Bob Wisnieff, chief technology officer of quantum computing at IBM, helped oversee the effort to reimagine the workplace.
In addition to facility changes, the company has developed an app, Watson Works, that only allows a certain number of workers into the building at one time.
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As companies begin considering reopening their offices during the coronavirus pandemic, they are faced with a difficult question — how do you bring employees back to work while also ensuring their safety?
IBM has been dealing with this challenge since early March. The tech giant has about 350,000 employees worldwide, some of whom are considered essential workers.
Bob Wisnieff, chief technology officer of quantum computing at IBM, who oversees some of the company's most expensive equipment, (equipment that needs daily check-ins and tunings) was tapped to help keep IBM's headquarters in Yorktown Heights, New York, up and running.
Wisnieff devised a plan for the headquarters that other leaders could copy and apply to other global locations.
"Our main question was: How can we make sure that the people on sight are going to be working as safely as possible?" Wisnieff told Business Insider. "We retooled many many aspects of our site."
Winsieff worked with state officials, an internal crisis response team, and the building's managers, to keep the office up and running for essential workers — like those who oversee IBM's top tech hardware devices. The office has since granted access to 10-15% of IBMs normal Yorktown Heights personnel who may need occasional entry to the technology and space.
IBM gave Business Insider a virtual tour of what it's like to work in an office that has been prepped to keep employees safe from coronavirus. SEE ALSO: How tech companies from Google to Salesforce are planning to reopen offices
Bob Wisnieff, chief technology officer of quantum computing at IBM, had to figure out how to keep IBM's workers safe during the pandemic.
Before COVID-19, about 1,300 people would be in the company's Yorktown Heights, New York, location on a given day. But when the pandemic hit, the company could only keep essential workers, about 200-300 people in the office.
A group of AI experts at IBM developed Watson Works, a system to make sure there weren't too many people coming in at the same time, and that no one coming in had any symptoms.
Before being allowed on site, workers have to take their temperature at home, report it, and answer a series of questions about any symptoms.
If you don't complete the self check-in, you're not permitted to enter the building.
Workers report which rooms and labs they plan on using, and during which times. That way the cleaning staff is notified when to clean certain areas of the building throughout the day.
About 10 to 15% of IBM's workforce has been given permission to use the office. Only workers who need to use IBM's high-tech equipment, servers, or labs to run experiments, or who check in on some of the company's most expensive equipment are allowed in the office.
There are mask dispensers, hand sanitizer stations, and disinfecting wipes throughout the building.
There are signs, as well as stickers on the floor, to remind people to social distance in communal areas, such as inside bathrooms.
Maika Takita is a research scientist in IBM's quantum computing lab. She comes into the office about two times a week to use equipment.
Takita began coming into the office mid-July to use the quantum computing lab.
She says the process of reporting her temperature and getting approved to enter the building is seamless.
IBM leaders completely redesigned and restructured the cafeteria to encourage social distancing. They removed seating and added technology like a food ordering system to reduce human contact.
Workers order their food ahead of time from their phones. When it's ready, a text message is sent. This ensures there aren't long lines during lunchtime.
Food workers prepare options ahead of time in containers, making ordering faster.
"The people working behind the counter are all wearing masks and gloves and the way it's set up, I feel safe. I also go to the cafe to grab coffee, where people are socially distanced and I rarely see more than one or two people on line," she said.
IBM's Yorktown Heights location is a prototype for other offices around the world, some of which will be adopting similar changes.
Wisnieff said the company will continue to adapt as the pandemic continues.
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Researchers have now not only been able to show that information storage in antiferromagnetic materials is fundamentally possible, but also to measure how efficiently information can be written electrically in insulating antiferromagnetic materials.
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An Adobe blunder just cost numerous Lightroom users years of work they’ll never get back — and all the company has to offer in return is a sorry. An update to the Lightroom app for iPhone and iPad irreversibly purged a swathe of users’ photos, presets, and other data that wasn’t already synced to the cloud, PetaPixel reports. Adobe has since confirmed the issue and apologized for the oversight, adding it’s impossible to retrieve lost data. “We are aware that some customers who updated to Lightroom 5.4.0 on iPhone and iPad may be missing photos and presets that were not… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS
Tech firms are in everybody’s crosshairs these days. The recent congressional grilling of high-profile tech CEOs made the companies seem like a growing public menace on many fronts: antitrust, bias, privacy, censorship, electoral interference, inequitable income distribution, and unfair labor practices.Big tech behaving like sterotypical big business
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Production on the latest movie in the DC Universe — The Batman — will restart next month after several months spent in limbo, according to a new report. The crew will get to work on the film in the UK where movie production crews are considered essential workers, enabling them to get back to work despite the ongoing nature of … Continue reading
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 10E weakened to a remnant low-pressure area in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite observed the water vapor content in the storm.
It seems one of Windows 10’s best features, which enables Android apps to run on your PC, won’t just be compatible with Samsung phones – the upcoming Surface Duo is getting it as well.
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. The government may have spent up to £105.4m covering the cost of meals in the first week of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.More than 10m meals were eaten in restaurants using the programme which gives diners 50% off their food, up to £10 per person, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August.If someone ate in a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, the government could have to pay out £90 a week for them.By contrast, the government’s free school meals programme for children gives parents £90 to cover the entire six-week summer holiday.Nearly 1.3m children are eligible for the Covid Summer Food Fund, which was introduced following a campaign by Manchester United and England football star Marcus Rashford. Extending the free school meals scheme into the summer holidays, which the government initially opposed, cost an extra £120m in additional funding.The Treasury has put aside £500m to pay for Eat Out to Help Out.The Treasury said on Tuesday it had received claims for 10,540,394 individual meals from restaurants up and down the country. More than 83,000 restaurants have signed up.If two people eat out together, that counts as two individual meals in the statistics.It means that a maximum £105,403,940 may have been claimed in the first week.Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, said the programme meant not only were customers getting a “great deal” they were “supporting the almost two million people employed in this sector”.“These amazing figures show that our plan for jobs is delivering,” he added.The government hopes Eat Out to Help Out will help prevent the hospitality industry, and the jobs that come with it, from being devastated by the impact of the pandemic.But when it was announced it was revealed the most senior civil servant at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had raised concerns.Jim Harra, HMRC’s permanent secretary, wrote to Sunak requesting a ministerial direction – a formal order to go ahead with a scheme.He warned there were “particular value for money risks” with the programme.The Treasury said ministerial directions were “a normal part of business” when “managing public money rules for one reason or another can’t be met”.Related...
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