CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare | TechCrunch
CareZapp has a vision of connecting home, community and technology enabling people to create their own networks of care to support the health and wellbeing of a loved one at home.
Led by a highly experienced team, this vision is embodied in a communications platform that empowers both care recipients and caregivers by giving them multi-faceted home-care choice and control. It can thus hugely improve …
Microsoft rolls out a private Azure appliance and big freaking cloud servers
At a press event in San Francisco on Monday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie announced a new family of Azure products that the company hopes will drive home the message it’s trying (really hard) to send about its ability to run hyperscale, enterprise-grade and hybrid cloud computing environments. Among those products are a new Azure appliance that companies or service providers can deploy in their own data centers, and a new family of very beefy Azure cloud instances.
BackerClub Wants To Put Your Crowdfunding Campaign In Front Of Kickstarter Power Backers | TechCrunch
In many ways crowdfunding site Kickstarter can be considered an ecosystem in and of itself, used by startups as both a pre-sales marketing platform and a way to get projects funded that might otherwise never get off the ground. But there also exists a wider ecosystem around crowdfunding, such as design and marketing companies, along with, largely, Asia-based manufacturers. Now a new venture is hoping to ride the coattails of the Kickerstarter ecosystem by offering a way to get your crowdfunding campaign in front of a community of Kickstarter power backers — for a fee.
Zap Puts Ads On Top Of Taxi Cabs As They Scoot Around Town | TechCrunch
Unlike startups Zoom, Pow, Zing, and Schwongooza, Turkish startup Zap is trying to disrupt the on-taxi advertising market. By placing bright LED signs on the top of standard cabs, the company aims to turn dead space into a lucrative advertising spot for drivers and fleets.
A List of Stores Where You Can Use Apple Pay | WIRED
The list seemed a bit limited when it was initially announced—longer on specialty shops, and shorter on big chains. But with the addition of Chevron, Texaco, and Walgreens, it’s getting more robust. (Also, note that the biggest names on the list, Target and Starbucks, are still in the “apps”-only category). Still, enough big names are participating—Nike, Sephora, Toys’R’Us—that they will undoubtedly draw others into the race for technology-friendly customer convenience. Although it’s probably a bit early to throw away your wallet entirely, this may be the push NFC needs to become a more viable payment method in 2015.
iPad Air 2 review
I'll get onto the design in a moment - but it's worth noting that the design alone is a good reason to pick up the new iPad Air 2. It's super light, amazingly slim and will delight over and over again for the first fortnight of ownership, before you slip back to the standard tech nonchalance that creeps over us all eventually.
3 Tips On Building A Business From Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad
1. Find a problem, then a solution . “It all starts with really understanding the problem you’re solving. They’re just alert of these ideas of just building this app. Once you find out the problem, you’re able to recruit great minds who can communicate that. Our vision from day one was to solve a problem how to get to know others. Theres always oembdoy ouy want to know. But youre afraid to go uip to that person. youre afraid of tha rjeciont. Our vision from Day 1 was to solve the problem of how to get to know others. There’s always somebody you want to know, but you’re afraid to go up to that person. You’re afraid of rejection.”
Apple’s Q4 Earnings and Conference Call – Live Blog
Cook gave the same defense of the iPad that he gave last quarter. There is a good point in it: What exactly is the upgrade cycle for a tablet? By suggesting that there is a cycle we don’t know, Cook is saying he expects people at some point to trade in their dusty old models for new ones. But it is, after all, on Apple to give them a reason. Thinner and lighter haven’t really done it. Will a fingerprint sensor? At the same time, Cook reminds that there are still a lot of first-time buyers.
Materials That Will Change the World Graphene
I am Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. I'm also the Co-Founder/Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. I'm also the Co-Founder/Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. I'm also Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to detect and mine asteroids for precious materials. In 2012, my book "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think" was published; it was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. My personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself."
How to set up SMS sharing with iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite - CNET
When Apple first announced iOS 8 and its Continuity features, one of the most exciting features was SMS sharing. When this is activated, an iPhone owner will receive text messages on all of his or her Apple devices.
Tim Cook meets with Chinese vice premier to 'exchange views' on data security
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today, as reports circulated that Chinese authorities might be redirecting iCloud traffic within the country to a dummy site. According to a two-sentence report by the Xinhua news agency, the pair "exchanged views on protection of users' information" and "strengthening cooperation in information and communication fields." It's not clear whether the pair discussed what Apple recently confirmed as "intermittent organized network attacks" designed to collect user information by sending visitors to a copy of Apple's site. The company hasn't pinned the attacks on the Chinese government, but outside researchers have suggested that they're being carried out through the country's Great Firewall, along with similar attacks on Microsoft's Live sign-in page.
How to get started with Apple Pay - CNET
Your credit cards are managed within Passbook, so open that up. With the update, you'll see a new option to add credit and debit cards. Apple's made it easy to link whatever credit card you use with iTunes to Passbook. You'll just have to enter your security code to verify the card.
Cameron on How Arnold Can Be in Terminator: Genisys - IGN
"I wasn’t interested in producing it or working on [the film] actively, but I did want to put in a good word for Arnold," Cameron said at the LA Egyptian Theatre's celebration of of the 30th anniversary of The Terminator (via Deadline ). "I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered."
Amazon Rewards Visa Card Will Support Apple Pay In The Future | TechCrunch
While Amazon has confirmed that it is working to bring Apple Pay to its credit card, there is no specific timeframe for that to happen at this point. Some customers were disappointed to see that their Chase-provided payment cards didn’t support Apple’s new contactless payment system at launch, and in fact it was the only consumer card from the bank that didn’t offer support on day one, leading some to speculate that some kind of competition between the two companies had prevented Apple Pay support from happening.
Intel Capital dishes out $28M to Chinese wearable, mobile makers | ZDNet
According to Intel, among the companies that received the first batch of investment include EyeSmart Technology, which manufactures iris recognition products and technology for mobile terminals, smart phones, wearables, and mobile payments, among others. IoT market player, Shenzhen Fibocom Industrial Development, also received funds as well as Guangdong Appscomm Digital Technology, which specializes in smart wearable devices and cloud applications in elder care, health management, and fashion.
The Evolution of Women's Workwear Through the Decades
Clothes say a lot about women's evolving roles in the workplace. A history of 20th century office fashion in photos.
Pandora gives musicians a data dashboard to see where their fans are
Pandora released AMP on Wednesday, a tool that will let musicians have access to a trove of important data about their fan base, including favorite tracks and where they are located.
Drones are going to be a part of your day-to-day life very soon. And you'll be bored stiff by them - Telegraph
We've reached a tipping point – overexposure to groundbreaking technology has
made the extraordinary very ordinary . While working on my last piece about
robots, one robot designer at the University of Leeds idly said to me as his
creations scurried about, "We only call things robots when we're afraid
of them. A dishwasher is a robot in your home, but no one thinks it's
unusual." The particular robot he was working on was one which aimed to
help the disabled grab, lift and manipulate things. You could take one look
at it and see how it would improve people's quality of life. But it wasn't a "wow"
moment – just a helpful application of a proven technology.
iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad | TechCrunch
Apple’s iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new mobile payment solution built into iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. But 8.1 also offers the ability to send/receive texts and phone calls from your phone on your Mac, the return of “Camera Roll,” the public beta of iCloud Library and more.
Twitter introduces Fabric, its first platform for mobile app developers
Twitter Fabric is the company’s first comprehensive attempt to make an impact on how mobile apps are developed. It’s following in the footsteps of Facebook, which has been wooing app developers for over a year now following its acquisition of mobile server company Parse and the launch of its mobile audience Ad Network. It launched the platform with an impressive roster of corporate partners, from McDonalds, to Spotify, to Target. McDonald’s Chief Digital Officer Atif Rafiq even swung by to give his verbal support on stage.
Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier
Apple,Google,others don't get it. And no one outside of China understands how well China is playing in cyber-hacking against others. It is no more geographical boundary protection. Chinese government's intelligent/spy branches as well others within china sponsored/supported by chines government has been hacking and stealing intellectual properties, future product plan/strategy from commercial and defense companies from rest of the world (American, European, Japanese, Korean,etc) for very very very long time. Just they don't know. Than, copy and sell at lower price because they don't have to account for R&D and use cheap local labor. On top, do dirty things like hacking other companies servers to steal user data and expose on internet to disrupt their focus on their business and make them spend more on fixing hack, cyber-security than product development. Moreover, with additional regulations, china put restrictions on outside companies to make doing business in china very difficult. So, for China it is WIN-WIN and WIN scenarios.
Watch another decade and see where China stands in world order.
Puppy justice: How John Oliver won the Internet
The Supreme Court does not allow cameras in the court room, so John Oliver decided to reenact a case with dogs — and then release the raw footage to remix on YouTube.
Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It's unsurprisingly easy and fast
How well does Apple Pay work for payments? Based on the demonstrations Apple provided last month — and because I’ve made similar transactions with Google Wallet over the past three years — I expected they’re work just as easily, both online and in retail stores. Several iOS retail apps — Target, Staples and Apple’s own Store — are already updated to support Apple Pay so I’ll have to make a purchase. That $2,500 iMac with 5k retina display might be a great first buy but I think my wife would take my credit cards away, not to mention my iPhone 6 too.
There Is Lots Of Low-Hanging Fruit For Digital Health Startups | TechCrunch
As King argued, though, it’s not just about data access and medicine, but also about changing behaviours. “The biggest challenges we face in healthcare are almost all behavioral,” he noted. In the U.K. and U.S., for example, 50 percent of the medicines prescribed are not taken properly. So one clear opportunity for startups here is to build systems that help improve compliance with doctors’ treatment plans. Indeed, King argues that there is a lot of “low-hanging fruit” in this field for startups right now. He and his colleagues, for example, often still use pagers and fax machines to send alerts and exchange information.
Living without a head in The Evil Within
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead.
Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
A paste tool written in Golang (plus some API libraries for pastebin like sites).
Red Cross: Ebola Could Be Contained Within 6 Months
BEIJING — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.
How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches | WIRED
Sandvik notes that Apple doesn’t collect the private results of those desktop searches, and that Microsoft receives only common search terms from Spotlight without any personally identifying information about users. But given that Yosemite’s search-term-sucking setting is enabled by default, many users won’t even be aware of it. “For Apple to automatically learn about your location and your search terms when you’re using your computer normally isn’t something a lot of people would approve of if they knew about it,” Sandvik says.
You Can Now Pre-Order the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player
The Nexus 9, an 8.9-inch tablet running the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop , starts at $399 for the 16GB model and is slated to ship on November 3rd.
Unity ditches founder for ex-EA CEO John Riccitiello -- here's why
At the DICE conference in 2009 Riccitiello gave a presentation and a question from audience was technology related and they mentioned Autodesk... Riccitiello response indicated he knew nothing about the technology of games and he even stated without a hint of sarcasm that he didn't know who Autodesk was???? Clearly this guy was not the right person to run a games publisher like EA and he is even more unqualified to run a games technology company like Unity. Having known many people of have dealt with him personally I can say with certainty he deserves to be called an expletive. The board of Unity are unbelievable idiots as his reputation is is well known in the industry. The message is clear, Unity and their users are doomed for impending disappointment, Unity's glory days are over.
PSA: There is no beta for GTA5 on PC, PS4, Xbox One
Heads up: if someone claiming to represent Rockstar offers you beta access to the upcoming PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 , they're trying to scam you. Rockstar has officially stated that it has no plans to offer a public beta test in the weeks leading up to GTA 5 's next-gen console debut.
"Please note: There is no pre-release 'beta' test for Grand Theft Auto 5 ," the developer's statement reads. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."
It's an understandably tempting offer, and scammers are likely hoping that the game's notoriety will cloud player judgment. Stay safe out there, folks. Grand Theft Auto 5 will hit the Xbox One and PS4 on November 18 , and a PC release is slated for 2015.
Official Gmail Blog: An inbox that works for you
Posted by Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps
Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog
Today, we’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox . Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.
Email started simply as a way to send digital notes around the office. But fast-forward 30 years and with just the phone in your pocket, you can use email to contact virtually anyone in the world…from your best friend to the owner of that bagel shop you discovered last week.
With this evolution comes new challenges: we get more email now than ever, important information is buried inside messages, and our most important tasks can slip through the cracks—especially when we’re working on our phones. For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do—rather than helping us get those things done.
If this all sounds familiar, then Inbox is for you.
Travelers to the UK Can Get Free Wi-Fi — if They Have a MasterCard
“The App The Cloud has developed allows our cardholders not only to benefit from free Wi-Fi when they travel to London, but also access a wide range of offers and experiences available on the Priceless London program,” Charles Clement-Cottuz, MasterCard's digital marketing program manager in Europe, said in a statement .
Apple's iPhone business soars while the iPad languishes
Now, this by itself isn't necessarily a shock either. Bigger ticket products like the iPad are things that people tend to hold onto for longer, and we've only just seen a new batch of iPads (well, one new iPad and one very mildly tweaked one) make their debut. Stalwarts will say just give it some time, the iPad'll pick up steam again, and it very well may do so -- there's an iPad at nearly every notable price point now. With the launch of a device like the iPhone 6 Plus, though, a device that for many people will ably straddle the line between the iPhone and the iPad Mini, it'll be interesting to see if the iPad manages to regain it's former sales glory. The fact that the iPad Mini wasn't barely touched this year won't help matters -- it got all of what, five sentences dedicated to it during the iPad Air 2's grand unveiling? Sure, part of that is almost certainly due to the cost and complexity of shrinking components and refining design, but the continued (some would say overwhelming) demand for Apple's bigger iPhones may wind up eating away at the iPad's relevance in some very curious ways.
Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited "Co-Founder" Paul Ceglia
“This is an entirely baseless lawsuit that has been filed as a tactic to intimidate lawyers from bringing litigation against Facebook. DLA Piper, which was not part of this case at its outset or its conclusion, was involved for 78 days. Facebook and Mr. Zuckerberg claim that they were damaged in those 78 days, yet a mere 10 months after DLA Piper withdrew from the case and while the litigation was still pending, Facebook went to market with an initial public offering that valued the company at $100 billion. Today, Facebook is worth $200 billion and Mr. Zuckerberg is among the richest people in the world. We will defend this meritless litigation aggressively and we will prevail.”
IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter
IPhone shipments were 39.27 million units in the fourth quarter, increasing from 33.8 million units in same quarter last year. IPad shipments were 12.3 million, falling from 14.08 million units a year ago. Mac shipments totaled 5.5 million units, compared to 4.58 million units during the year-ago quarter.
Microsoft Goes All-In on Hybrid Cloud With Azure-in-a-Box
Mark Bowker, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, says Microsoft offering CPS as an on-premises component to the hybrid cloud is a big deal for organizations that want a consistent management platform between their shops and the public cloud. “Microsoft is guiding IT on how to run the most efficient operation by leveraging some aspects of the Azure public cloud while still operating some workloads on a private cloud,” Bowker says. It’s a message he believes will resonate not only with enterprise end users but with service providers who could expand their offerings beyond just Office 365 SaaS apps and now offer Azure-like IaaS offerings, too.
Apple Stock Hits All-Time High
Two days after reporting strong fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter earnings, Apple 's stock price hit a new all-time high of $103.99 on Wednesday, topping the previous high of $103.74 on Sept. 2. The movement came after a rare 7-to-1 stock split in June.
Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Strong iPhone, Mac & App Store Sales Drive Record September Quarter Revenue & Earnings
CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 10, 2014. “Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Jade Raymond Leaves Ubisoft Toronto - IGN
“I've spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games,” said Raymond. “This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I'd like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavours."
How to Uncover Blurred Information in Photographs
It's a common practice to blur or pixelate sensitive information like account numbers when you share an image online, but your info might not be as secure as you think. It takes some work, but there are ways to uncover that sensitive text.
Bring on the learning revolution!
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Soda May Age You As Much As Smoking, Study Says
She also didn’t see a significant link between non-carbonated sugary beverages, like fruit juice, which Epel says surprised her. But she thinks the results might be different if the data were more modern. “We think that the jury’s still out on sugared beverages—theoretically they’re just as bad,” she says. “But 14 years ago people were drinking a lot less sugared beverages…they were mostly drinking soda.” At the time of the study, 21% of adults in the study reported consuming 20 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened soda each day, but soda consumption has been on the decline for years.
Soylent - Free Your Body
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iPad Air 2 review - CNET
While the iPhone is a gadget that's still in evolution, the iPad feels pretty close to perfection. And the iPad Air 2 hasn't done all that much to change the equation. It's even thinner than last year's version. It has a faster processor. It has improved cameras. It has a Touch ID sensor. It has an anti-reflective display. Its storage options are a little more affordable, if you're the type to pay up to 64 or 128GB. It's still $500 for 16GB (available in the UK and Australia for £400 and AU$620, respectively), but $600, £480, AU$740 now gets you 64GB, and $700, £560, AU$860 128GB. And yes, it comes in optional gold-ish tinged metal.
How do we stop the spread of Ebola? A Q&A at TEDGlobal 2014
Ihekweazu gives the disconcerting answer that, unlike some other viruses, we don’t know what the natural host is for Ebola. We do, however, know that in humans it is passed through contact with bodily fluids. We know that the disease has an incubation period of 2 to 21 days and that, unlike many other viruses, you can’t actually transmit the virus unless you are ill. “Most outbreaks are relatively small,” says Ihekweazu. In the South Sudan outbreak he helped fight a decade ago, there were less than 30 cases.
5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)
When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime and when they do, they destroy the power of our work. I’ve rounded up five weak words to avoid and some helpful tips for what you can use instead.
Google Is Leading A $542 Million Investment In Magic Leap, A Crazy-Sounding Startup Building A New Way To See The World
Google, not Google Ventures, nor Google Capital, is making this investment for Google. As such, Sundar Pichai, who runs Android, is joining the board of Magic Leap. Other investors in the round include Andreessen Horowitz, chip-maker Qualcomm, movie company Legendary Pictures, Ev Williams' investment group Obvious, KKR, Kleiner Perkins, and Paul Allen's Vulcan.