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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.The global healthcare sector will invest nearly $410 billion in IoT devices, software, and services in 2022, up from $58.9 billion in 2014, according to a new report from research and consulting firm Grand View Research.IoT technologies can help gather more data about patients health to improve patient monitoring and analyze health data to find new treatments for diseases.Right now, IoT devices for healthcare are dominated by wearables, which make up 60% of the connected medial device market, according to the report.That means these companies are taking the lion s share of the money that the healthcare sector is investing in Iot technologies overall.The health sector is the most promising area for wearables adoption.Several emerging consumer and professional healthcare trends, which dovetail with advances in health technology over the past five years, are driving interest in wearables.And where wearables are most commonly used for fitness-tracking purposes at the moment, they show great potential for widespread adoption in the healthcare sector.Will McKitterick, senior research analyst at BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report entitled The Wearables in the Healthcare Sector Report that examines the use cases for wearables in health, ranging from consumers collecting fitness data to healthcare providers and insurers using wearables to improve health outcomes.The report also explores barriers to widespread adoption of wearables in healthcare and how tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Samsung, are developing devices and platforms that will help bridge the gap between fitness tracking and actual medical care.Here are some key points from the report:While adoption levels are growing, the wearables market is still in the early phases of expansion.Meanwhile, businesses in a variety of industries have been quick to sense the opportunities for harnessing health data from employees, consumer, and patients to help drive efficiencies and enhance services related to healthcare.Barriers remain blocking the widespread adoption of wearables in the healthcare sector.
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And considering the group's $1.3 trillion in annual buying power, it's no surprise that marketers are finding creative ways to tap into the trend.The selfie strategy is paying dividends for its parent company, ChocolateMemories, LLC.Small and large companies are playing with the selfie concept in ways that engage customers like never before.An effective marketing strategy also needs to focus on making customers part of a company's story.While making selfies a cornerstone of your marketing plan can play dividends, business owners shouldn't go it alone pardon the pun .Advice from trusted advisors, such as lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents, is critical as you make decisions for the health and future of your business.
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När Anniversary Update släpps i sommar höjs minimumkraven för första gången i mannaminne.Microsoft har inte höjt systemkraven på Windows sedan 2009, men nu är det dags.Den stora förändringen är att ram-minnet som krävs för 32-bitarsversionen av Windows 10 ökar från 1GB till 2GB, skriver Winbeta som jämfört hårdvarurekommendationerna.Läs också: Snart slut med gratis Windows 10 – så mycket kommer det att kostaDet är förstås få datorer som inte lever upp till den nivån, men det är ändå första gången på sju år som Microsoft ökar kraven.Windows 10 Mobile klarar nu skärmar upp till nio tum istället för åtta, medan desktopversionen av operativsystemet får stöd för små sjutumsskärmar, ned från åtta.Microsoft passar också på att höja säkerheten genom att kräva att alla nya Windows 10-datorer som säljs ska ha stöd för säkerhetsprotokollet TPM 2.0 från och med den 28 juli.
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Shopping and gambling are the focus when ten young tech companies admitted in The Springfield Project's recent accelerator programs. Of the ten that are released into the warmth, seven of them are so new that they have not yet launched a finished product or service. Eight is based in Stockholm. Read more: Half the women also in the Sting's new startup field Springfield Project makes no guarantee of follow-up investments. The Springfield Project was started in 2014 by Anna Settman, former CEO of Aftonbladet, and Anders Lindqvist, a former partner at IT Provider and Via Venture. Go Frendly: A social platform where primarily women can find new friends in different phases of life.
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Microsoft's aggressive campaign to get users to download and install the new Windows 10 operating system appears to be accelerating.Users on Windows 7 and 8.1 are getting pop-up windows, announcing that "Windows 10 is a Recommended Update for this PC," alongside a time when it plans to do the update.Here's the tricky part, though: As Microsoft itself acknowledges on its support page, clicking on that red X in the upper-right-hand corner doesn't cancel the upgrade; it lets it proceed as planned.To cancel the upgrade and stay on your existing version of Windows, you want to push the somewhat less obvious Click here to change upgrade schedule or cancel scheduled upgrade" It's right below the date, in the above screenshot .As PC World reports, some users are making the mistake of merely clicking the X, and then finding themselves shocked when their PC suddenly runs Windows 10, seemingly without permission.Microsoft is really accelerating its push to get Windows 10 everywhere, as soon as possible — starting July 30th, Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires and the operating system will cost $119 and up.Microsoft has faced accusations of nagging customers to upgrade to the point of serious annoyance, and even claims of upgrading some customers without their permission.There are lots of legit reasons why people might want to stay on Windows 7 or 8, and they'd want to hold off on the upgrade.So for those holdouts, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Microsoft promises that it'll stop nagging you about Windows 10 after the free upgrade offer expires.In the meantime, there are free tools like Never 10 that can permanently block the Windows 10 upgrade.Also, you should know that if you've already gotten Windows 10, you can fall back to your previous version of Windows within 31 days, for free.A Microsoft spokesperson says: With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on July 29th, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows.As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a Recommended update for Windows 7 & 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept Recommended updates.
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Blog Welcome to Video Blog, a collaboration with vlogger Ulf Blomberg share interesting recording tips and tests. In my last post I talked about how one could place the room mics outside his recording studio to get a larger room sounds. In this example, I use Reverence that comes with Cubase. Your own reverb There are lots of these impulses from all possible and impossible place to download online, but you want to have your own, more original sound. Trim files When the balloon explosions are recorded only to trim files in your recording software. Make tions fades into the beginning and end of the clip, so there will be some noise and then export the audio file in WAV or AIFF.
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Joe Drouin, är CIO på villabyggarna Pulte t.v.När villabyggföretaget Pulte flyttade huvudkontoret från Detroit till Atlanta 2013 blev det en tydlig brytpunkt.Målet var att vända upp och ner på it-avdelningen och ta den från kulisserna, ut till frontlinjen .Bland annat anställde vi en chef för kundengagemang, customer engagement , som fick ett helt team under sig, berättar han.Och den går dessutom hand i hand med Pultes strategi i stort.– Företaget som helhet gjorde ett åtagande att komma närmare vad våra kunder och presumtiva kunder vill ha i ett hem, säger Joe Drouin.
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We need to talk more about the psychological work, and we must dare to ask for help from the boss and colleagues, says Eva Jakobsen of the Danish Union of Journalists. Reduce the demands and distance to work, the working environment consultant Eva Jakobsen's advice not to go into the wall. - If we try to move the focus from the individual to the production, we can provide more concrete feedback, says Eva Jakobsen. Often requires that an outsider will react to you to break the cycle. Say loudly that you feel stressed - to your family, your colleagues and your boss. Give your body the rest it needs.
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Fixing AndroidWe're now so reliant on smartphones for so much of our day-to-day lives that everything can grind to a halt when something goes wrong with them - from keeping in touch with our nearest and dearest to trying to get a payment through on a banking app.Fortunately, today's smartphones - with their limited file system access, carefully guarded app stores and touchscreen interfaces - are a lot easier to troubleshoot than laptops, car engines or cloud services, so you don't have to be a technical expert to work out a fix.In fact, Android comes with a set of troubleshooting tools that can be used to solve almost any problem: essentially, you're going to reset the app you're having trouble with, or reset the entire phone, and this fresh start should theoretically wipe your issues away.However, the same can't be said if you smash your screen or drop your non-waterproof phone in the sink - if you've got a faulty hardware problem then you're going to have to consult the experts at the local repair shop.If you lose your smartphone, or it gets stolen, then make sure you check out our guide on how to survive when your smartphone goes missing.For everything else, this guide should help.
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Speaking at the fan event, Abrams noted that Star Trek Beyond s director, Justin Lin, was outraged at the legal situation that had arisen: Justin was sort of outraged by this as a longtime fan.We ve been holding our breaths waiting for the other shoe to drop when it comes to all the other films.That said, the lawsuit has left a chilled environment for the Star Trek fan film community.Donating money to fund a production is more of a gamble than it was before.Axanar released a statement regarding the news:While we re grateful to receive the public support of JJ Abrams and Justin Lin, as the lawsuit remains pending, we want to make sure we go through all the proper steps to make sure all matters are settled with CBS and Paramount.Our goal from the beginning of this legal matter has been to address the concerns of the plaintiffs in a way that still allows us to tell the story of AXANAR and meets the expectations of the over 10,000 fans who financially supported our project.
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The smartphone boom upended Google s advertising profit engine and it took years for the Internet giant to adjust to the new mobile world.What is less clear is how Google will make money from this.Google s main AdWords search advertising business generates more than $40 billion a year in highly profitable revenue from text-based ads that pop up alongside search results shown on personal computer and smartphone screens.When results are delivered by the company s AI-powered assistant, the existing ad business won t work.They are dead," said Carlos Kirjner, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.Despite decades of research and a larger focus in the last four years, the company is still grappling with "big unsolved" problems of computer science, like understanding language and dialog, Giannandrea said.As the very concept of the "device" fades away, the company must find new ways to make money from a business that is becoming increasingly invisible.
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In fact the intelligence assistance market has been on a tear since 2010 – the year Apple bought Siri for $200 million.Viv is the brainchild of Dag Kittlaus, who as CEO and cofounder of Viv Labs has re-assembled his former company s leadership including Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham, who reprise the respective VP of Engineering and Chief Architect roles they held at Siri.Viv Labs isn t blind to the looming competition.Now, gaining the same ubiquity may prove to be Viv s biggest challenge, and it just might need help from an Amazon or Apple again .You can construct the best intelligent assistant in the world, but if it s not easily available to users, it won t became pervasive.Just look at how Amazon has blasted Alexa out of the gates, thanks to its established brand, offering SDKs for developers to add skills to Alexa s library and to integrate Alexa into their products, and financially backing companies through its $100 million Alexa Fund.It also drove a number of the Siri team—Kittlaus among them—to start up Viv Labs.What Viv has spent a lot of time and money on is perfecting this third-party ecosystem, said Kittlaus.Kittlaus stated after his demo that there had already been acquisition offers for Viv, but that he turned them down—perhaps to save Viv from Siri s single platform fate, and to have a shot at true ubiquity.Here s Kittlaus s demo of Viv:
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Facebook is great if you want to stay in touch with friends and family.It's free, of course, but it comes with a price.If you're using Facebook, you're giving up a ton of information about yourself, mainly to advertisers who track you.Most people forget that when they download an app or sign into a website with Facebook, they are giving those companies a look into their Facebook profile.Your profile can often include your email address and phone number as well as your work history and current location.And most people don't realize that if you're sharing that data with friends, then apps used by those friends can see that data as well!Advertisers, Facebook-app developers, and Facebook ad-tech partners can't see your name, your phone number, or your employer — Facebook encrypts and anonymizes all the data to protect your privacy.But it does sell that data in bulk to companies who want to target and track both you and people like you.If you're worried about your privacy on Facebook, you can do two things:Opt out of ad trackingLook up the list of app companies that are logged in to your Facebook account, and edit that list.The second step, which shows you just how much info you're giving away to companies you have probably forgotten about, can be rather alarming if you haven't done it in a while.Facebook tweaked its settings recently, so here is our updated guide to taking care of it all.
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Android Wear should jump onto a familiar Wi-Fi network, or fall back to its own SIM card for data if it can't find your phone.Android Wear already has voice dictation, but let's be honest - you don't want to be shouting out your texts while you're in line for a coffee.Google's "smart replies" suggest messages based on what your chat contacts are saying to you yep, it's silently reading all your messages so you can reply with one tap.That sounds like a recipe for disaster on such a tiny screen, but I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked in action.I managed to swipe out a few sentences without any mistakes.It's still early days for version 2.0, with Google not planning to launch it until later in the year, but devs can get their hands on it this week.
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Ransomware that holds your computer hostage until a fee has been paid to unlock it is pretty evil as far as nefarious code goes.Apparently, the group behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware came to that same conclusion as they ve shut down the project and released the master decryption key.As Bleeping Computer explains, an analyst at security firm ESET noticed over the past few weeks that the developers of TeslaCrypt had slowly been closing their doors.Simultaneously, some distributors have been moving their operations to a different type of ransomware.On a whim, the ESET analyst hopped on the support chat of the Tesla payment site and asked if they would release the master decryption key.That of course doesn t make it right but the fact that they ultimately published the key and closed their operation does speak to their underlying character.
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Meizu are to join Samsung, Vivo and Blackberry with a curved display phone of their very own due in the 2nd half of this year.Curved displays like higher quality audio, and dual camera lenses are features that we expect to see more of on phone in the coming months.China has already had its first curved phone in the form of the Vivo Xplay 5, but Huawei, Xiaomi and Meizu are rumoured to be not far off launching similar flagships.Meizu bosses have already discussed a few details of the phone including that the name might be the Meizu Pro 6 Edge although Meizu Pro 7 hasn t been taken off the cards , that it will run Flyme 6, cost more than 3000 Yuan and likely launch in the 2nd half of the year.The rest of the details are still up in the air including what processor might be used a Samsung Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 are the fore runners .but what we are sure of is that the image above is nothing more than a Photoshopped Xplay 5.Is a curved display a feature you want on your next Chinese smartphone?
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Photo: SCMP PicturesIn the Chinese research community, Dr Han Chunyu was a nobody , at least by the yardstick of funding.Despite the lack of backing, Han has broken into the global spotlight.The research was published early this month in Nature Biotechnology and it quickly became one of the most viewed new articles, according to Nature.com, the website of the journal s publisher.Over the last 10 years, we ve witnessed that the growth of Chinese-authored articles as the highest in the world, making China the second highest global producer of scholarly articles after the US, said Jason Chan, regional director of global communications at Elsevier in Singapore.Most scientists, however, still work at relatively small universities or research institutes with limited budgets.The rapid increase in the number of PhD graduates and the limited number of posts at first-tier research institutes has caused an obvious spillover effect.
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The Finnish company has reentered the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis, now that Microsoft's control of its name has ended.The Nokia brand and its intellectual property will be licensed to HMD Global, a newly created Finnish company which will develop, produce and sell a range of Android smartphones and tablets.The new company intends to invest over $500m £345m over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokia-branded phones and tablets.An exciting new chapterRamzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies, said in a statement on 18 May: "Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name.Nummela says HMD will be "completely focused" in creating a "unified range of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, which we know will resonate with consumers...our business model is centred on the unique asset of the Nokia brand and our extensive experience in sales and marketing."Nokia recently announced plans to buy Withings, the smartwatch and smart bathroom scale maker, and is currently producing the Ozo, a £43,000 camera rig which can shoot 360-degree video and audio, intended for virtual reality film making.
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I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen.I take my laptop, Google the address, add better directions to my notes and head outside to my 1989 pick-up truck whose most recent technological feature is a cassette player and drive over.I didn t just cancel cellular service and keep the smartphone for Wi-Fi fun, nor did I downgrade to a flip phone to simplify ; I opted out entirely.It makes a woman feel rich.When friends found out, I was told it was as insane a decision as leaving a rent-controlled apartment.But I was tired of my world existing through a black screen and even more tired of being contacted whenever anyone or any bot felt like it.
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Sdp:n tuoreet varapuheenjohtajat moittivat lauantaina hallituksen sote-suunnitelmia ja ilmoittivat olevansa osa puheenjohtaja Antti Rinteen joukkuetta, joka tähtää voittoihin lähivuosina pidettävissä viisissä vaaleissa.Uusi varapuheenjohtajakolmikko Sanna Marin, Maarit Feldt-Ranta ja Ville Skinnari ilmoittivat yhteisessä lehdistötilaisuudessaan aikeistaan torjua hallituksen sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelu-uudistuksen, joka perustuu palvelutoiminnan siirtämiseen julkisesti omistettuihin yhtiöihin.Feldt-Rannan mielestä sote-uudistusta pitäisi valmistella yhdessä .Hän ei kuitenkaan täsmentänyt yhteistyötahoja sen tarkemmin.Yhteisrintamassa , Feldt-Ranta luonnehti tulevaa Sdp-vetoista sote-valmistelua.Tarkoitus ei ole, että uudistus palautettaisiin kokonaan lähtöruutuun.
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Russia is the biggest threat to international freedom order, assesses Us vice president Joe Biden in the last large-scale speech on Wednesday.He urged the united states to cooperate with Europe to oppose Vladimir Putin.Västyvä the vice president warned that Putin is trying to is likely to affect several European corridors elections in Europe this year.the Russian has been accused of meddling in the Us presidential election in which Trump was elected as the new president."president Putin under the power of Russia to use all means nakertaakin of the European integration project, to test the western division lines and to return to the sphere of influence of determine the policy," Biden said."Because in many countries in Europe, elections must take place this year, we should expect that Russia will continue to seek to get involved in the democratic process.
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Yrityssaneeraukseen ajautuneen pörssiyhtiö Talvivaaran osakeanti tuotti yritykselle joukon uusia omistajia, kun suurin osa velkojista kuittasi saneerausvelkasaataviaan merkitsemällä uusia osakkeita.Selvitysmies Pekka Jaatinen katsoo osakeannin onnistumisen antavan Talvivaaralle "vahvan mahdollisuuden" vielä uuteen elämään, mahdollisesti uusillakin toimialoilla.Toisaalta mikään ei estä sitäkään, etteikö yritys voisi vielä yrittää päästä mukaan, kun valtio etsii rahoitusta sen omistaman Terrafamen nykyisin pyörittämään kaivostoimintaan.Saneerausvelkaa oli Talvivaaralla kaikkiaan yli 450 miljoonaa euroa.Siitä summasta vajaat 236 miljoonaa euroa siis käytettiin Talvivaaran osakkeiden merkintään 11,4 sentin osakekohtaisella hinnalla.Loput saneerausveloista mitätöityvät lähes kokonaan, jos Espoon käräjäoikeus vahvistaa sille esitetyn saneerausohjelman
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