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Applications of IoT for Healthcare

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Over the past few centuries, healthcare technology has come a long way--from the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 to robots performing surgery in 2020. As computers became more common starting in the 1960s and 1970s, researchers began to explore how they might enhance healthcare, and the first electronic health record (EHR) systems appeared by 1965 in the U.S. But it wasn't until the 1980s and 1990s that clinicians began to rely on computers for data management. Internet connectivity paved the way for much better data management, and EHRs became far more common in the 2000s. On the clinical side, healthcare technology improved greatly between the 1950s and the turn of the twenty-first century.


Fingerprint hack: AI can create fake fingerprint to hack smartphone security

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In the modern era, technology has grown to a larger extent. Almost, all the mobiles come with fingerprint authentication which was thought to be more secure. But, the researchers from New York University proved that fingerprints can be generated and phones, bio-metric devices that use partial fingerprints can be hacked through Deep Neural Networks. The researchers of New York University found a technique to generate that can match multiple people. This is similar to using password trial and error technique on a login page of the website.


Radical AI podcast: featuring Anna Lenhart

AIHub

Hosted by Dylan Doyle-Burke and Jessie J Smith, Radical AI is a podcast featuring the voices of the future in the field of artificial intelligence ethics. In this episode Jess and Dylan chat to Anna Lenhart about congress and the tech lobby. What should you know about anti-trust regulation nationally and internationally? How does the tech sector drive policy? Anna Lenhart is a researcher for technology policy and democracy at University of Maryland's iSchool Ethics & Values in Design Lab.


Apple co-founder Steve Jobs job application up for auction in London

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A job application form signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as a teenager back in 1973 -- one that hints at his computer skills -- is being sold at auction in London. The paperwork for the unspecified position dates from a year before Mr Jobs joined then video game start-up Atari as a technician and worked alongside Steve Wozniak. The duo would go on to found the Apple Computer Company, releasing their first machine, the Apple-1, just two years later. Had teenaged Jobs' application been successful, he may not have met Mr Wozniak and the landscape of modern computing would likely have ended up very different. London auctioneer Charterfields is auctioning the item online on February 24, 2021 -- with bids set to open at £15,000 (which is around $20,950).


Apple TV is now available on Google TV

Engadget

Google and Apple are following through on their promise to play nice with each other. After announcing in December that the Apple TV app would come to Chromecasts with Google TV, the companies have shared today that the service is now globally available. With the integration, you'll not only be able to use Apple's app from your Chromecast's interface, but you can also access your purchased films and shows, as well as personalized suggestions without having to cast your iPhone to the TV. In the US, Google TV users will see Apple Originals in their personalized recommendations and search results. You'll also be able to ask the Google Assistant to open the Apple app or play one of its exclusive titles.


The Morning After: An Xbox 360 'Goldeneye 007' port is now playable on PC

Engadget

If you need something to watch this weekend that isn't the latest episode of WandaVision, take a virtual vacation with these tour videos of Super Nintendo World. While the park isn't officially open yet, fans are already checking out the rides and cafes and have made videos of the experience for everyone who can't get inside. A port of Goldeneye 007 for Xbox 360 never saw the light of day due to licensing issues, but a leaked ROM means you can now play it on PC or just watch a video of someone else playing. According to a source with "direct knowledge" of the device, The Information reports Apple's mixed-reality headset will contain more than a dozen cameras for tracking movement and showing real-world video to the person wearing it. It apparently also includes two 8K displays, giving it an effective resolution that would far outstrip anything currently on the market.


Ford, Google deal means car tech upgrades for drivers: Google apps in the vehicle

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Ford Motor Co. and Google announced a strategic partnership on Monday that's meant to more quickly modernize the 117-year-old automaker in unique ways and more aggressively use data to drive revenue and improve customer experience. Ford will start exploring this year the use of technology to provide oversight and quality control of factory robotics as well as additional training of United Auto Workers members on the plant floors, while Ford and Lincoln customers will start seeing new driver experiences in the 2023 calendar year. What does this all mean? Ford and Lincoln drivers will have access to voice technology, like Google Assistant, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while multitasking. And Google Maps offers information on real-time traffic, automatic rerouting and lane guidance.


An Inclusive, Cyberpunk Future Is In the Cards

WIRED

The line between humans and robots is blurred. You're on a mission either to hack into a corporation and steal its secret plans, or to advance those agendas on behalf of a powerful conglomerate. This is the plot of Android: Netrunner, a card game we've both played dozens of times during the pandemic, and neither of us is done getting vengeance on our opponent. After long days staring at our respective computer screens, we look forward to sitting down for a game where hackers install programs to access corporate servers. Even though the game went out of print in 2018, a fan group called Project NISEI has kept the enthusiasm alive by organizing tournaments and even designing and printing new cards that fans can add to their existing sets. A selling point of Netrunner is its inclusivity, which contrasts with many games that tend to feature American cities and characters that appear largely white and cis-gendered.


The Morning After: Apple tests iPhone face unlocking that works with a mask

Engadget

If you bought the newest iPhone last year, you might have struggled with unlocking it on the go. Yes, like all iPhones since the iPhone X, there's Face ID, but when half your face is covered with a mask, it doesn't work. With Apple's new iOS 14.5 developer beta, you can unlock your iPhone via Face ID even in a mask -- just so long as you own an Apple Watch and are wearing it at the time. You'll just need to glance at your iPhone, and you'll get a haptic buzz on your wrist, letting you know the unlock was successful. With your Apple Watch unlocked and on your person, your iPhone will unlock through FaceID despite much lower facial recognition accuracy.


Smartphone-based coronavirus test produces results in just 10 minutes using the device's microscope

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists are developing a smartphone app that can detect COVID-19 in saliva in about 10 minutes. Designed by the University of Arizona, the team's goal is to combine the speed of an antigen test with the accuracy of a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test. The technology was originally developed as an inexpensive method to identify norovirus, but was altered in light of the ongoing pandemic. Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a smartphone app that works with a microscope to test saliva samples for COVID-19. The process, reported in the journal Nature Protocols, consists of a microscope and a wax-coated sheet, is called microfluidic paper, which guides the sample through certain channels.