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Ars Technica


  • !Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry
     Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you…
    - 31 mins ago 25 Mar 17, 7:04pm -
  • !Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
     Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event wi…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • !Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima
     Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Mar 17, 5:46pm -
  • !Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them
     If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build y…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Mar 17, 5:01pm -
  • !Gillmor Gang: Loose Change
     The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 24, 2017. Twitter ponders subscription services, Medium gets $5 from Steve and maybe Doc, Keith and Kevin offer their 2 cen…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Mar 17, 5:00pm -

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The Next Web

  • !Perform some Spring cleaning on your office space with 4 life-improving deals
    Work just isn’t fun. Between deadlines, meetings, phone calls, projects and all the rest, it’s a miracle you can stay focused on anything. So to help streamline your office and keep you centered on what pays the bills, check out a few of these co…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Mar 17, 4:33pm -
  • !Crazy shoulder wearable wants to help you attract a mate
    Ever wanted to attract a few glances? Put these two alien-looking anemone on your shoulders, and problem solved! The anemone are part of a larger, upper-body wearable called Ripple. It’s designed to alert you when someone is staring at you — via…
    - 21 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 11:04pm -
  • !I got drunk and agreed to review a $99 ‘smart’ dog toilet
    “This is fucking bonkers, Matthew,” said my exasperated fiancee. I was inclined to agree. We were on our hands and knees, trying to assemble the BrilliantPad, both filled with regret. She, about agreeing to help me set up this review unit; Me, ab…
    - 21 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 10:30pm -
  • !Google drops SMS support from Hangouts
    Google is getting rid of the Hangout’s SMS messages, and is warning users well in advance. Starting next Monday, app users should start seeing a prompt warning them to choose a different message app. Users who already use another SMS app will not…
    - 21 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 10:17pm -
  • !Engineering solves the problem of playing darts while drunk
    After all these years, someone finally invented a way to cheat at darts. YouTuber Mark Rober fulfilled what he called a “dream to create a dartboard where you get a bullseye every time thanks to some engineering.” It’s a real-life aimbot. The d…
    - 24 hours ago 24 Mar 17, 8:04pm -


  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 15 Dec 16, 2:15am -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:27am -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:00pm -