Inhaled meds get wearable trackers

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a medication activity tracker, a new platform for hardware and software designed for mobile retinal imaging and predictive analytics, and a budget-friendly health tracker for only $12.

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Ebola scares lead surge in downloads of mobile game Plague, Inc.

Kyt Dotson | October 29th

As news of Ebola outbreaks begins to percolate through the news media and popular TV shows run episodes themed by infectious diseases the gaming public has increasingly shown interest in Plague, Inc. a game about outbreaks. Plague, Inc....»

How to kill YouTube ads

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

Supposedly out to eliminate annoying ads on YouTube videos, Google’s video-sharing service is said to be working on a paid-subscription model. The effort is reportedly led by Google veteran executive Susan Wojcicki, who took over YouTube...»

Watson Analytics is the step between data and visualization | #ibminsight

Rachel Schramm | October 29th

Watson Analytics is designed to discover "what's actually interesting" in a customer's data, according to Marc Altshuller, vice president of Product Management and Business Analytics at IBM. Using predictive technology and cognitive discovery, Watson Analytics

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Bitcoin Weekly 2014 October 29: Bitcoin sidechains, the Bits debate, identify scams and frauds, G+ Bitcoin community

Kyt Dotson | October 29th

This week in Bitcoin is still overshadowed by last week's Bitcoin sidechains AMA by the authors of a vastly popular whitepaper on this technology that might fundamentally change how the Bitcoin protocol can be used. Scams can be fairly...»

3 Suicide-preventing apps to topple a leading cause of death in the U.S.

Mellisa Tolentino | October 29th

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2012. The report, the most recent...»

Taco Bell blacks out its internet presence during launch of new app

Eric David | October 29th

Taco Bell Corp. is launching a new mobile app that can be used to place an order and skip the line, but their announcement came in an unusual way: The company completely blacked out their...»

IBM takes its hybrid cloud to a new level with more interoperability, data services

Maria Deutscher | October 29th

IBM rolled out a string of new products at its Insight 2014 conference in Las Vegas intended to help organizations make more out of their data wherever it resides, be it on its infrastructure-as-a-service platform or behind the...»

Suicide watch for your Twitter friends with Samaritan Radar

Eric David | October 29th

U.K.-based charity Samaritans launched a new web app called Samaritans Radar that notifies users if their friends have made any worrying tweets that could indicate depression or a risk...»

Cognizant exec says all evidence shows enterprises are ready for Hadoop | #BigDataNYC

Maria Deutscher | October 29th

The enterprise has passed the “science experiment” phase in its journey to adopt Hadoop, and it's now entering a time when the real value of unstructured data can start coming to bear, according to Gustavo De Leon...»