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Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

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Would you be OK with paying for “last year’s medicine at last year’s prices”? Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola6h ago 0Comments 72Shares PhonlamaiPhoto via Getty Images Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Edition and Amazon’s AI-generated medical records to machine-formulated medications and AI-enabled diagnoses. But in the excerpt below from Frank Pasquale’s New Laws of Roboticswe can see how the promise of faster, cheaper, and more efficient medical diagnoses generated by AI/ML systems can also serve as a double-edged sword,...
Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl’s death

Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl’s death

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Officials are concerned it's too easy for underaged users to sign up. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas4h ago  83Shares  Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok is facing mounting concerns over its approach to younger users. The Guardian reports that Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has blocked TikTok for users whose age can’t be verified after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participating in a “blackout” choking challenge. Officials said it was too easy for kids under 13 to sign up using a fake birth date, suggesting that the loose safeguards reeled the child into the service and cost her life. The DPA further accused TikTok of violating Italian law requiring parental consent when kids under 14 sign up for soci...
YouTube finally delivers HDR videos on the Xbox One

YouTube finally delivers HDR videos on the Xbox One

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Some YouTube HDR videos will show you what your TV can really do. Steve Dent, @stevetdent12h ago 6Comments 137Shares  YouTube/Jacob & Katie Schwarz You can finally watch YouTube videos in HDR on last-gen Xbox One S and One X consoles, along with the latest Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X models, according to Google. As spotted by Flat Panels HD and confirmed by Engadget, opening a YouTube HDR video on a recent Xbox One console, then bringing up “stats for nerds” shows that it’s streaming in the PQ Rec.2020 HDR format using the VP9-2 codec. YouTube HDR videos are also noticeably brighter and more colorful. The maximum resolution will depend on your console, with the Xbox Series X supporting 4K at up to 60 fps, and the Xbox One S delive...
TOP 9 VIDEO EDITING PLATFORMS TO CATER TO YOUR VIDEO CREATION REQUIREMENTS

TOP 9 VIDEO EDITING PLATFORMS TO CATER TO YOUR VIDEO CREATION REQUIREMENTS

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YING HUAJANUARY 22, 2021 Businesses are grappling with the increase in competition over online channels. This has led them to remain on a constant lookout for new audience retention mediums to expand and sustain their online business. Video platforms have emerged as the single greatest medium to fulfill their requirements and help them in connecting effectively with their audience. Starting from short explainer videos to promotional videos, these formats have historically worked wonders for brands. Search engines like Google to prioritize content that has integrated videos and this can help businesses in enhancing their SEO metrics. If you have videos on your content, it is 53 times more likely that your page will show up in the top search results.But h...
MACKBOOK AIR 2021 WILL BE THINNER, LIGHTER AND WILL HAVE SLIM BEZELS

MACKBOOK AIR 2021 WILL BE THINNER, LIGHTER AND WILL HAVE SLIM BEZELS

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MARCO LANCASTERJANUARY 22, 2021 After the launch of its 2020 iPhone and MacBook series, Apple completed its plans and quickly shifted its focus to 2021. Now, the company is already working on all the new devices it will reveal throughout 2021. We’re expecting a new batch of iPads, the new iPhone 13 series which is set to bring back the Touch ID, and of course, new MacBooks. According to rumors, Apple is already developing the new MacBook Air 2021 and it will bring new improvements in terms of design. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based brand will bring an upgraded MacBook Air. It will pack a revamped design and new hardware. It’s supposed to come around towards the end of this year and now the author of the report revealed some additional...
You can run Linux on an M1 Mac if you have the patience

You can run Linux on an M1 Mac if you have the patience

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A USB drive is just the start of the requirements. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas6h ago 0Comments 63Shares  Corellium Yes, you can natively run operating systems beyond macOS on Apple’s M1 Macs — if you’re willing to put in some extra work. As AppleInsider noted, the team at Corellium has outlined how it ported Ubuntu Linux to the M1 chip. While the M1 is a 64-bit ARM chip, the solution was anything but straightforward and will require some extra steps if you want to try it yourself. Apple processors have a unique kernel boot, multi-core addressing and interrupt controller, among other non-standard tech that Linux doesn’t normally support. Corellium not only had to create a pre-load “wrapper,” but find an alternative just...
YouTube rolls out hashtag landing pages to all users

YouTube rolls out hashtag landing pages to all users

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They're a new way to sort videos. Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic4h ago 1Comments 65Shares  Anatoliy Sizov via Getty Images Since Twitter and Instagram helped popularize them, hashtags have been one of the consistent ways you’ve been able to navigate different platforms. But for as long as YouTube has been around, it’s never really made extensive use of them. That’s about to change. This week, Google completed the rollout of landing pages that organize videos using metadata tags.   You can find your way to them by clicking on any of the hashtags that a YouTuber appends to their videos. Typically, you’ll find these at the bottom of a video description, but some maverick creators will also put them at the top. Alternatively, you can...
Vivo X60 Pro+ launched with Snapdragon 888 and two main rear cameras

Vivo X60 Pro+ launched with Snapdragon 888 and two main rear cameras

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By Habeeb Onawole -Jan 21, 2021 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt The Vivo X60 Pro+ has finally launched as Vivo’s first flagship smartphone of the year. The phone not only has the Snapdragon 888 processor under its hood but also has two main rear cameras – one from Sony and the other from Samsung. Vivo X60 Pro+ design The phone has a curved display with a centered punch hole for the selfie camera. Just as we have seen with some other manufacturers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi, Vivo has also paid attention to the display of the X60 Pro+. The manufacturer claims that the screen has an average ΔE score of 0.506 and that each display was individually calibrated. The back of the phone is covered in hi...
Ninebot S MAX self-balancing e-Scooter with a steering wheel launched on Indiegogo

Ninebot S MAX self-balancing e-Scooter with a steering wheel launched on Indiegogo

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By Jed John Ikoba -Jan 21, 2021 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Xiaomi‘s partner, Segway-Ninebot has launched its latest self-balancing electric scooter for the global market.  The product dubbed Ninebot S MAX is similar to the Ninebot Self-balancing Scooter MAX Sports version which was launched in China last year. Just like the Chinese version, this international version is designed for use as a single unit or attached to the GoKart Pro/Lamborghini edition that was also launched on Indiegogo last year. The new self-balancing scooter offers three ways of usage – as a standalone, with the handlebar and attached to the GoKart. The Max sports version is the most powerful scooter from Ninebot so far. It offers a maximum speed of up to 20km/...
Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser

Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser

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GameMaker will 'form the cornerstone' of a new team called Opera Gaming. Nick Summers, @nisummers7h ago 5Comments 83Shares  Opera It’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. But that’s exactly what Opera has done with YoYo Games, a British team best known for GameMaker Studio 2. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers with little programming experience. It works well with 2D projects and has an approachable drag-and-drop interface, along with its own scripting language that can be used to build more advanced titles. GameMaker supports every major platform including PC, mobile and Nintendo Switch. A bunch of indie gems have been created with the software, including Spelunky and&n...