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The future of healthcare is not people versus machines

humanconrtolled1 A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is undoubtedly propelling the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology will start to replace health workers. Read More

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Pokémon Go is doing what few apps can – driving real-world traffic

78CNdbR If you were looking for a rare Pokémon and encountered the sign above, what would you do? Because I’d pay up to get whatever pocket monster was lurking within. Ingress and Nintendo don’t seem to have made paid in-game locations a part of Pokémon Go’s business model right now (for that, look to in-app purchases), but the ability the app has to drive real-world foot traffic… Read More

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Here comes the Pokémon Go malware

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 9.44.17 AM Well, that didn’t take long. Pokémon Go, the massively popular new game that’s bigger than Tinder, and poised to top Twitter in terms of daily users, has now been targeted by malware creators. Security researchers at Proofpoint spotted a malicious Pokémon Go app in the wild that’s infected with a remote access tool called “DroidJack,” which would give… Read More

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CornerJob bags $25M Series B to scale its blue collar jobs app via more TV ads

CornerJob CornerJob only closed its $10 million Series A in February. But the Barcelona-based jobs marketplace, one of several which focuses on low-skill, high-turnover recruitment via a smartphone messaging app, is now announcing a $25 million Series B funding round — meaning it’s already raised a total of $35M in less than a year. Read More

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Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

Molotov-iPad-9 French startup Molotov has been working on redefining the way we watch video content for a few years now. But after a long period in stealth, it’s time to open the service once and for all. I’m not going to write another product review. I’ve been using Molotov for months already on my Apple TV, iPad and laptop. It’s by far the best Apple TV app I’ve ever used.… Read More

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Chat app Line targets $1.14B raise in what could be 2016’s largest tech IPO

line for ios Line, the messaging app from Asia famed for its cutesy yet expressive emoji-like stickers, is on track to hold 2016’s largest tech public listing. The company today announced pricing for its dual Japan-U.S. IPO, which could raise as much as $1.14 billion. Read More

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USA just dropped Mr. Robot’s season 2 premiere on social media

mr robot The U.S. television network USA had the mother of all surprises in stock for fans of its award-winning TV show Mr. Robot. Completely unannounced, the network released the first 40-odd minutes of the first episode of its second series on social media in the middle of a Facebook Q&A. The preview was released about an hour ago – a full three days before it was scheduled to air on… Read More

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INNOVATE2016: Libertarian Presidential candidate says “We need to Uber everything”

Whatever one thinks of his ideology, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for. Read More

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Still a virtual reality skeptic? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

A visitor wears a Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PlayStation VR as he tries a virtual reality (VR) game during a demonstration by Tokyo VR Startups in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 29, 2016. Tokyo VR Startups has launched the first Japanese incubation program focused on the virtual reality market, says the company website. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images As VR becomes a force in the gaming world (and other sectors), I can’t help but draw the evident parallels between the emergence of 3D-console gaming and quasi-nascent VR. Though some remain skeptical about VR, it will become a widely adopted technology that can drive adoption of other technologies, just like 3D-gaming technology did. Read More

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Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

Participants use a Samsung Gear VR virtual reality device a the Two Sigma Investments booth at a Career Expo held at the FIRST Robotics NYC Championship at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The expo enables participants to speak with companies and professional organizations giving a real-world look into science and technology as used in the business world and their career opportunities. (�� Richard B. Levine) (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images) We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away from a truly refined VR/AR experience. However, with VR and AR poised to become a mainstream force, it’s the opportune time to think about how kids will interact with these technologies. Read More

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