Google AI Beats Doctors at Breast Cancer Detection -- Sometimes

Google's health research unit said it has developed an artificial-intelligence system that can match or outperform radiologists at detecting breast cancer, according to new research. But doctors still beat the machines in some cases. From a report: The model, developed by an international team of researchers, caught cancers that were originally missed and reduced false-positive cancer flags for patients who didn't actually have cancer, according to a paper published on Wednesday in the journal N...
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Former Google exec says tech giant kicked him out after push for human rights

For years, Google tasked Ross LaJeunesse with executing its plan to protect human rights in China, after Google announced a decade ago it would stop censoring search results there to safeguard security and free speech.LaJeunesse... [Author: [email protected]]
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Best Cameras of 2019

Best Camera Introduced in 2019: The Leica Q2 Comment: 2019 was a year of market contraction and a light year for new camera introductions. Yes, Nikon and Canon announced the latest updates to their pro flagship cameras that are of interest to some pros. However, the beautiful Q2's only real competition for this honor came from Panasonic's high-tech (and high-priced) Johnny-come-last FFM's (full-frame mirrorless), the S1 and S1R; Fuji's completely over-the-top 100-megapixel medium-format GFX 10...
Tags: Apple, Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Ibm, Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, News And Occasions, Leica, Michael Johnston, Soviet Union, Michael C Johnston

The Decade in Legal Tech: The 10 Most Significant Developments

In legal technology, it was a decade of tumult and upheaval, bringing changes that will forever transform the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. Feisty startups took on established behemoths. The cloud dropped rain on legacy products. Mobile tech untethered lawyers. Clients demanded efficiency and transparency. Robots arrived to take over our jobs. “Alternative” became a label for new kinds of legal services providers. An expanding justice gap fueled efforts at ethics reform. In...
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How the tech industry is failing people with disabilities and chronic illnesses

30 percent of people under the age of 65 have a chronic health condition. Despite this prevalence, people with chronic illnesses or disabilities often face discrimination. Over a third of disabled people have experienced negative bias in their current job. The unemployment rate is twice as high for people with disabilities, compared to the general population, even though companies which are inclusive of people with disabilities are more financially successful. People with disabilities earn signi...
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Humanity Is Sending 3 New Rovers to Mars in 2020 to Look for Signs of Life

The space agencies of the US, Europe, Russia, and China are all launching rovers to Mars this year. From a report: The 2010s saw Mars welcome NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on the red planet in 2012, and bid farewell to the Opportunity rover, which was declared dead in February after 14 years on the Martian surface. Curiosity is now the only working rover on the planet, signaling the end of a decadal era in the exploration of Mars. But even as this older generation of Mars-cars winds down,...
Tags: Europe, China, Russia, US, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Rosalind Franklin, New Rovers, Huoxing

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 5 Pro with Pixel Experience

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was amongst best-selling devices last year, Xiaomi launched it running on Android Nougat, and was updated to Android 8.1 (Oreo) in June 2018. The company rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) update to the smartphone back in May this year, the device is almost 18 months old and has already received two Android updates. It is almost certain that Xiaomi will not update the Android version on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but in case you own a Redmi Note 5 Pro and wish to keep your device ...
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The airborne commute - a flight of fancy?

Which firms are competing to make flying taxis and will they ever be mass market?
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How to protect users from harassment in social VR spaces

For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. Imagine it’s your first time entering a social virtual reality experience. You quickly set up an avatar, choosing feminine characteristics because you identify as female. You choose an outfit that seems appropriate, and when you’re done, you spawn into a space. You have no idea where you are or who is around you. As...
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Polio Eradication Program Faces Hard Choices as Endgame Strategy Falters

The "endgame" in the decadeslong campaign to eradicate polio suffered major setbacks in 2019. From a report: While the effort lost ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which recorded 116 cases of wild polio -- four times the number in 2018 -- an especially alarming situation developed in Africa. In 12 countries, 196 children were paralyzed not by the wild virus, but by a strain derived from a live vaccine that has regained its virulence and ability to spread. Fighting these flare-ups will mean di...
Tags: Africa, Tech, Afghanistan, Pakistan, World Health Organization WHO, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, OPV, Mark Pallansch, Roland Sutter

These 10 enterprise M&A deals totaled over $40B in 2019

It would be hard to top the 2018 enterprise M&A total of a whopping $87 billion, and predictably this year didn’t come close. In fact, the top 10 enterprise M&A deals in 2019 were less than half last year’s, totaling $40.6 billion. This year’s biggest purchase was Salesforce buying Tableau for $15.7 billion, which would have been good for third place last year behind IBM’s mega deal plucking Red Hat for $34 billion and Broadcom grabbing CA Technologies for $18.8 billion. Contributing to this yea...
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6 Men Become 1st To Cross Perilous Drake Passage Unassisted

As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the infamous Drake Passage with nothing other than sheer manpower. From a report: They dodged icebergs, held their breaths as giant whales breached near their small boat and rode building-sized waves while rowing 24 hours a day toward Antarctica. The team of men from four countries finished crossing the Drake Passage on We...
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Hoornstra: Baseball in the 2010s, according to Google

My curiosity for baseball guides this column every week, for better or worse. Your curiosity for baseball appears to me as a mirage, changing its shape and form on a moment’s notice. Over a decade those moments can add up. What guided fans’ curiosity in the 2010s? To answer that question, I turned to Google. The 2010s were the first decade in which our inquisitive nature coalesced around a single online search engine. Search trends shifted with each new year. I used Google’s Trends tool to view ...
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Using AI to improve breast cancer screening

Breast cancer is a condition that affects far too many women across the globe. More than 55,000 people in the U.K. are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop the disease in their lifetime. Digital mammography, or X-ray imaging of the breast, is the most common method to screen for breast cancer, with over 42 million exams performed each year in the U.S. and U.K. combined. But despite the wide usage of digital mammography, spotting and diagnosing b...
Tags: Health, Google, Ai, Ruth Porat, M.D, Google in Europe, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Daniel Tse, Shravya Shetty, M.S.Daniel Tse

India's Richest Man is Ready To Take on Amazon and Walmart

As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart spend billions to make a dent in India's retail market and reel from recent regulatory hurdles, the two companies have stumbled upon a new challenge: Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man. From a report: Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani's Reliance Industries, said they have soft-launched JioMart, their e-commerce venture that works closely with neighborhood stores, in parts of the state of Maharashtra -- Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Thane. ...
Tags: Amazon, India, Tech, Walmart, Reliance, Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries, Jio, Ambani, Mukesh Ambani Asia, Reliance Industries India, Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, Maharashtra Navi Mumbai Kalyan, Desh Ki Nayi Dukaan Hindi, Ambani Reliance Retail

Apple's smart battery cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max go beyond more battery

It's become a yearly tradition and, like clockwork, Apple recently released new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. They cost $129 and are available now — and they might just be the ultimate companions for the latest set of iPhones.
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From pizza to transplant organs: What drones will be delivering in the 2020s

Whether it's takeout, transplant organs, or books from Amazon, drone deliveries are coming. As we enter the 2020s, here's a rundown of the most exciting drone delivery companies around.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Drones, Delivery Drones, Emerging Tech

Google’s AI Bested Doctors in Detecting Breast Cancer in Mammograms

While there has been controversy over when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer using mammograms, studies consistently show that screening can lead to earlier detection of the disease, when it’s more treatable. So improving how effectively mammograms can detect abnormal growths that could be cancerous is a priority in the field. AI could play a role in accomplishing that—computer-based machine learning might help doctors to read mammograms more accurately. In a study pub...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Uncategorized, Northwestern University, Google Research, Google health, Artifical Intelligence, Etemadi, Embargoed Study, MSFTAI2019, U K Reading, Mozziyar Etemadi, Shravya Shetty

AI system outperforms experts in spotting breast cancer

Program developed by Google Health tested on mammograms of UK and US womenAn artificial intelligence program has been developed that is better at spotting breast cancer in mammograms than expert radiologists.The AI outperformed the specialists by detecting cancers that the radiologists missed in the images, while ignoring features they falsely flagged as possible tumours. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Science, Technology, Breast Cancer, US, UK News, NHS, Google health, Artificial intelligence (AI

Woody Guthrie Creates a Doodle-Filled List of 33 New Year’s Resolutions (1943): Beat Fascism, Write a Song a Day, and Keep the Hoping Machine Running

On January 1, 1943, the American folk music legend Woody Guthrie jotted in his journal a list of 33 “New Years Rulin's." Nowadays, we'd call them New Year's Resolutions. Adorned by doodles, the list is down to earth by any measure. Family, song, taking a political stand, personal hygiene -- they're the values or aspirations that top his list. You can   in a larger format. Below, we have provided a transcript of Guthrie's Rulin's. 1. Work more and better 2. Work by a schedule 3. Wash teeth if an...
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China Overwhelming the West in Cities Over a Million People

This decade began just after a historic inflection point, with 51% of the world's population living in urban areas. From a report: By the numbers: That proportion has continued to rise steadily, reaching 55% as of 2018. It's climbed faster in China, up from 48% to 59% -- meaning an additional 180 million people are living in Chinese cities. China now has 130 cities of at least 1 million people, more than the U.S. (45), European Union (36) and South America (46) combined. India, which won't becom...
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Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen its first phase of big VC fundings, startup duels and attrition. To date, scaling e-commerce in Africa has straddled the line of challenge and opportunity, perhaps more than any other market in the world. Across major African economies, many of the requisites for online retail — internet access, digital payment ad...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Internet, Ebay, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Economy, Designer, UPS, Online Shopping, South Africa, Alibaba, West Africa, Goldman Sachs

The Missing 99%: Why Can't We Find the Vast Majority of Ocean Plastic?

What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water. From a report: Every year, 8m tons of plastic enters the ocean. Images of common household waste swirling in vast garbage patches in the open sea, or tangled up with whales and seabirds, have turned plastic pollution into one of the most popular environmental issues in the world. But for at least a decade, the biggest question among scientists who...
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If it’s January, it’s Agent Appreciation Month at Inman

Celebrate Agent Appreciation Month and #ThankAnAgent with exclusive coverage at all month long.
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Best Tech Deals To Start 2020: AirPods, Instant Pot, PS4 Pro, and more

We made it, folks. It's 2020. Nothing exploded. The world is still intact. Don't believe us? Just scroll down -- there's no shortage of fantastic deals, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the norm, to choose from.
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“What Does California’s New Data Privacy Law Mean? Nobody Agrees”

The new California law on consumer data is stringent but, as is so often the case with that state’s legislation, less than pellucidly clear [Natasha Singer, New York Times] : “Companies have different interpretations, and depending on which lawyer they are using, they’re going to get different advice,” said Kabir Barday, the chief executive of OneTrust, a privacy management software service that has worked with more than 4,000 companies to prepare for the law. “I’ll call it a religious war.” The...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Law, California, Uncategorized, United States, Natasha Singer New York Times, Kabir Barday

Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. It’s finally 2020, the year that should bring us a direct listing from home-sharing giant Airbnb, a technology company valued at tens of billions of dollars. The company’s flotation will be a key event in this coming year’s technology exit market. Expect the NYSE and Nasdaq to compete for the listing, bankers to queue to take part, and endless media coverage. Given that that’s...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Airbnb, Stock Market, Valuation, Unicorn, Nyse, Series F, Series E, CNBC Jon Erlichman Airbnb

Alone In A Crowded Milky Way

Basic extrapolations suggest that if there are other spacefaring civilizations in the Milky Way, they could spread across the entire galaxy with surprising speed. Why, then, have we found no irrefutable evidence of aliens visiting Earth? Popular answers to this puzzle -- that we are alone, that interstellar travel is impossible, that aliens are hiding from us -- all rest on assumptions that verge on implausibility. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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The MacBook Pro 16 Needs to Be the Future of Apple Laptops

If you’ve bought an Apple laptop in the last few years and you try out the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, you will be furious. It’s so good. It works precisely as a laptop should—the issues that have plagued Apple’s laptops in recent years seem absent. Everything about the device seems to follow an age-old Apple edict the…Read more...
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77% Off Fossil Men’s Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch {Amazon}

  Hot price at Amazon Warehouse! Today, we can get 77% Off Fossil Men’s Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch! Description: Smartwatches powered with wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android phones Heart rate and activity tracking using Google fit; Built-in GPS for Distance tracking; swimproof design 5Atm; responses from Google assistant –... Read More Read more about 77% Off Fossil Men’s Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch {Amazon}
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