Eric Erikson

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Health data collected by wearable devices is a "big distraction" to doctors and clinicians, according to big data billionaire Mike Lynch, who says he has been working with the UK government on the issue of wearable health.Lynch, the scientific entrepreneur behind Autonomy, a big data company that was sold to HP for £7.4 billion in 2011, questioned what GPs are supposed to do when patients present them with data they have collected on their own wearable devices.Devices like the Apple Watch and the Fitbit can now track a person's heart rate and sleeping patterns while more niche wearables can monitor vital organ signs and perspiration levels."What the hell is a GP supposed to do with that data ?"Wearable devices will often give false alarms and the infrastructure isn't there for healthcare professionals to deal with the data they produce, Lynch added.Clinicians are being presented with increasing amounts of data, said Lynch, adding that the problem is "only going to get worse with this consumer empowerment."It s Silicon Valley VC money going into this kind of crazy over-instrumentation."Although Lynch is skeptical about using wearable data in healthcare, he is in favour of improving the way in which healthcare professionals utilise data in general.As a result, he's invested $13.75 million in a healthcare startup called Sophia Genetics, which has built a platform that analyses genomic data to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases like cancer.Business Insider met with Lynch and Sophia Genetics cofounder and CEO Jurgi Camblong this week to find out where they see healthcare going in the future.A more indepth article from this encounter will be posted on Business Insider in due course.
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Unlike the drive letter system used by Windows, Linux mounts everything in the same hierarchy.Add them together for each of the user types and you have a three-digit number that sets the permissions exactly there is no equivalent to or - with this method .The test option checks the integrity and lists the contents of the archive.While not as intuitive as Chromium or Firefox, it is worth knowing about in case you ever suffer graphics problems.But man pages are not limited to programs; they also cover configuration files.Man maintains a searchable database of pages, which is automatically updated by Cron, and has some other programs for working with it.
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If you re watching the explosion of the virtual reality sector in technology, you know there are two major players right now on the high end of things: the Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive.We ve reviewed both and suffice to say, the Vive came out on top, but overall, the systems are fairly similar.According to PC World, Oculus changed up their DRM protocols recently to stop Vive users from porting exclusive Oculus titles like Lucky s Tale, Chronos and EVE Valkyrie.One problem for Oculus is that Rift headsets are still often backordered, while Vive kits are in stock and shipping.It should be noted that in order for Vive users to play the Oculus games, they still have to buy them from Oculus before running them through Revive to be playable, so it s not like Oculus isn t making money on the situation.Motorola posted a video showing high-schoolers flipping their Razr s about – and even talking on them.
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Moments after we're led into the waiting room, the lights cut out."From the moment you enter the train, the show, the ride, the experience relies on surprises.VariabilityGhost Train is the brain child of park owners Merlin Magic Makers alongside VR firm Figment Productions and not forgetting mentalist Derren Brown himself, with a goal to scare the bejesus out of thrill seekers in a totally new way.Founder of Figment Productions, Simon Reveley, tells us that there were specific interface reasons which meant that the Vive edged out its rivals."It's actually a variant on the one we have on Galactica."However, despite the years of research and effort from 1,000 people to make it happen by Spring 2016, many of the illusions are still unfinished; we were only able to experience part of the ride ourselves.
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The fire broke out on May 1, in the woods southwest of town.That, combined with unseasonably hot weather, low humidity, and high winds, turned the fire into an inferno.The still-burning fire stretches 370 miles long—as of yesterday it breached Saskatchewan.Over 1,000 forest fire fighters from nearly every Canadian province are working to hold that line.Even still, smoky, ashy air forced 4,000 workers to evacuate from mining camps early last week.We expect that ultimately people will go home for a brief visit to see their property, reclaim the things they wish they had, and continue to wait for a better, more proficient time for re-entry, Melissa Blake, Fort McMurray s mayor, said at the conference.
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Why can t girls code?If this all sounds entirely ludicrous, it s supposed to.We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them, said Reshma Saujani, the organization s founder and CEO, in a statement.Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.New results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress show that eighth-grade girls in the U.S. are actually outperforming boys in technology and engineering literacy.Margot Richaud, a Girls Who Code alumna, said that sexist attitudes have a profound effect on young women who want to pursue STEM careers.
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Antti PalolaSTTK:n puheenjohtajan Antti Palolan mukaan uusi keskusjärjestö ei toteudu, Helsingin Sanomat kertoo.Tiedossani on, että irtautujia tulee vielä lisää , Palola sanoi Helsingin Sanomille torstaina STTK:n edustajiston kokouksessa.Vaikka jotkut liitot vielä pohtivat suhdettaan uuteen keskusjärjestöön, se ei synny ainakaan alkuperäisessä aikataulussa ja laajuudessa.Palolan mukaan Suomessa toiminee jatkossakin kolme palkansaajien keskusjärjestöä.Palola arvioi, että vielä aika ei ollut tämän kaltaiselle hankkeelle kypsä.Lisääntynyt talouden epävarmuus vaikutti myös hankkeen valmisteluun.
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Image copyright Google/United States Patent and Trademark Office Image caption Struck pedestrians would be glued to the carGoogle has patented a sticky coating for driverless cars that could reduce damage done to pedestrians in the event of a collision.One transport safety professor said the concept could reduce injuries sustained in a pedestrian collision."It does have some merit to it," said Andrew Morris, Professor of Human Factors in Transport Safety at Loughborough University.Google's patent explained that the adhesive layer would be hidden under a protective coating, to ensure it did not gather debris during journeys.While there have been some minor collisions along the way, the most serious involving a bus, the company's monthly reports suggest a majority of incidents are the fault of human drivers in other vehicles."It will obviously need to be developed and tested to ensure that it works reliably and doesn't cause any unintended consequences."
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About four years ago, a man called James had a freak accident while trying to board a train that resulted in him falling under the train, severing his left leg, and severely damaging his left arm among other grievous injuries.Originally, James was sent home with what he called "peach-colored and obvious" prosthetic arm and leg with limited capabilities and a hook instead of a hand.Eventually James became part of an experiment where he was fitted with a prototype bionic arm.The limb in question is connected to the nerves and muscles in the shoulder and the bionic arm was fitted at the studio of a prosthetics artist called Sophie De Oliveria Brata, creator of something called the Alternative Limb Project.Muscle signals are detected by sensors attached to the skin of his shoulders that are connected to a harness on the top of the body that operates the arm and hand.The arm has a laser light, a flashlight, and a USB port in the wrist to change his phone.
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Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and Finnish company HMD Global for $350m.As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer "substantially all" of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements.HMD Global will use the rights to use the Nokia brand for feature phones as part of its plans to launch a new range of Nokia-branded devices, which will also include Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system, a remarkable turnaround considering that Nokia only sold its smartphone business to Microsoft, which wanted to boost Windows Phone, in 2014.Microsoft made a huge bet on phones when it bought Nokia's smartphones business for $5.4bn just over two years ago.It hasn't got better since: the company has revealed it only managed to sell 2.3 million Lumia smartphones in its third quarter.While the smartphone business was the main focus of the Nokia acquisition, Microsoft also picked up Nokia's feature phone business.
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Suomalainen Dispelix on noussut peräti 50 lupaavimman startupin joukkoon ainoana suomalaisyrityksenä.Yritys valmistaa uuden sukupolven virtuaalinäyttöjä.Yhdysvaltalainen data-analyysiyhtiö Quid listasi 50 lupaavinta startup-yritystä.Top 50 muodostettiin 50 000 startupin joukosta tekoälyn avustamana.Quid kiinnitti huomiota erityisesti siihen, ovatko yrityksen perustajat työskennelleet yhdessä aikaisemmin, onko toimiala sellainen, johon myös moni muu yritys keskittyy ja onko yritys kerännyt rahaa nopeasti.Lupaavimpien yritysten 50 juokon Quid seuloi 50 000 yrityksen joukosta tekoälyn avulla.
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Sisäministeriö varoittaa lisääntyneestä vihapuheesta ja valeuutisista.Ministeriön mukaan ne luovat kasvupohjaa väkivaltaiselle radikalisoitumiselle ja ääriliikkeille.Ministeriö katsoo väkivaltaisen ekstremismin tilannekatsauksessaan, että väkivaltainen radikalisoituminen, ekstremismi ja ääriliikkeiden toiminta ovat tulleet Suomessa aiempaa näkyvämmiksi.Katsauksessa nostetaan esille muun muassa äärioikeistolaisen Pohjoismaisen vastarintaliikkeen toiminta.
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Startup-event Slush skolan your Award-the competition in the finals had six researchers to introduce fresh research ideas and competing for the top prize.first place went to the university of Eastern Finland researcher Virpi Virjamo, which develops conifers with the help of new drugs.the main prize was 100 000 funded a scholarship for fundamental research.Virjamo examine how spruce and pine havuista can be used to develop new medicines to treat diseases.His research delves into alkaloideihin, coniferous chemical compound, which has not yet been studied.antibiotics resistantit bacteria are now and in the future threatening problem and we have a real emergency to find effective and new medications.
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