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Apple’s CareKit helps healthcare apps step up their game - Apple has been instrumental in pairing medicine and mobile technology through its series of kits. In March 2015, they launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework to help scientists and doctors not only create medical apps but also recruit patients for clinical trials and research products. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research. When granted permission by the user, apps can access data from th...
Apple has been instrumental in pairing medicine and mobile technology through its series of kits. In March 2015, they launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework to help scientists and doctors not only create medical apps but also recruit patients for clinical trials and research products. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical... Read more »
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Could autonomous cars destroy the auto insurance industry? - Autonomous car adoption worldwide is going to have a major knock on effect on most industries that rely on humans driving cars. One industry that may see a severe downturn in revenue is the auto insurance industry, according to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. The billionaire investor said to CNBC: “anything that makes cars safer is very pro-social, and bad for the auto insurance industry.” See Also: Self-driving lobbying su...
Legendary investor Warren Buffet says autonomous cars might be lower insurance rates or end the need for auto insurance entirely.
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Will smart pills help remind patients to take their medicine?
Smart pills might be the answer to patients forgetting or refusing to take their medication at the necessary times, as early tests show excellent results.
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Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds - Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s p...
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Over a third of households may own a wearable next year - 35 percent of households may own a wearable by this time next year, as people start to see the value in a wearable that can track fitness and give detailed analysis on your workouts. That’s a 15 percent gain on current wearable ownership, according to the Consumer Technology Association. In a study published this week, CTA revealed a large interest in fitness trackers and other related wearables, but less of an interest in smartwatch...
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Are insurance devices the next billion dollar IoT market? - Most pundits value the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) more than the consumer side — at least for the next ten years — and one of the most valuable markets might be smart insurance devices. Helium, a San Francisco startup, is attempting to capture that market before it becomes flooded with devices. It has launched two low-power smart sensors, able to send alerts to a hub device on changes to temperature, movement, and other en...
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Microsoft splashes out for IoT startup Solair - Microsoft continues its startup shopping spree with news it acquired Italian Internet of Things (IoT) firm Solair for an undisclosed amount. Solair provides software for companies to connect all internet devices to a hub and a hardware gateway to interface with the cloud. Microsoft Azure IoT partner director, Sam George, said that Solair’s services will be integrated with the Azure IoT suite. See Also: Sigfox collaborating with Microsoft’s Azu...
Microsoft has acquired another cloud startup, called Solair. It will integrate the Italian firm's IoT systems into its Azure suite.
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Transport and logistics – as fast as broadband? - The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux Research. “IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will create a hypermodal system that moves not just goods, but supply, demand, and means of production,” sai...
Lux Research believes that transport and logistics is still running at a snail's pace and expects to see improvements from IoT to this sprawling industry.
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Alphabet spells future W-E-A-R-A-B-L-E-S - Alphabet, the parent of Google, has a plethora of wearables either on the shelves or coming in the next few years, showing a big commitment towards this new category of technology. Currently, most wearables attach to the wrist, but in the future there should be a wearable for every part of the body, and for every sort of exercise, profession, or interest. Alphabet already has a few of those areas covered, including virtual reality, eye-care, and au...
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Hack a car in Michigan, get a life sentence? - A new cybersecurity bill pushed by Michigan Senators Ken Horn and Mike Kowall will send car hackers to jail for life, if it manages to pass through the Senate. Senate Bill 927 and 928 detail the type of crime, punishment, and felony. Near the bottom, the bill states that “a person shall not intentionally access an electronic system of a motor vehicle to willfully destroy, damage, impair, alter, or gain unauthorized control of the vehicle” and t...
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Why open source is growing – and dying – at the same time - To be honest, if the greek king Sisyphus would be a developer writing open source code in 2016, he would feel at home. Sisyphus’s famous punishment, handed down by the gods, was to be forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill – only to watch it roll back down after reaching the top, repeating this action for eternity. Almost without noticing, the world’s developer community took upon itself a similar punishment over the past few ...
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