This Entrepreneur Developed A Test That Diagnosed His Dad With Cancer

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Description: Conventional tests had failed to detect his father’s prostate cancer—but his “liquid biopsy” technology did. Source: Fast Company Date: April 1, 2016 When Santa Cruz professor Richard Otte, 61, got an annual screening test for prostate cancer, called a PSA, the results came back negative. Shortly thereafter, he reached out to his son Gabriel, an… Read more »

What can doctors learn from pilots and cyclists?

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Description: Copying the aviation industry and even professional cycling may help the NHS save lives, writes Matthew Syed. Source: BBC Date: April 1, 2016 Today, a new approach to learning will come into legal effect in the NHS, with the establishment of an independent accident investigation branch. It is modelled on aviation, an industry which has… Read more »

China’s slowdown hits shipping

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Description: China’s slowdown hits shipping Source: CNN Money Date: March 14, 2016 The global shipping industry is taking a hit as concerns increase over China’s economic slowdown. Questions for discussion: 1. What technological advances could be integrated or created to assist with the shipping industry’s decline? 2. Does the shipping industry’s decline have a direct relationship… Read more »

On-demand moving app Lugg hits Silicon Valley

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Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 1, 2016 Lugg, the startup that helps people with small moves, requested via an Uber-like mobile app, is this week… Read more »

Netflix Dropping Its “One-Size-Fits-All” Streaming Algorithm

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Description: Netflix announced that it may have found a better way to stream high-quality videos while using less data. Source: Consumerist Date: December 14, 2015 Variety reports that after four years of tests and algorithm tweaks, Netflix is on the verge of making a significant change to the way it streams shows by allocating different bit… Read more »

Google plans to use its self-driving cars to compete with Uber

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Description: Recent report suggests the tech giant is preparing to launch an Uber competitor backed by a fleet of self-driving cars Source: Mashable Date: December 17, 2015 Since Google started testing self-driving cars, like the one shown above, the company has logged over 1 million miles on the roads around San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas…. Read more »

Apple and Samsung are taking on Alipay in China

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Description: Apple and Samsung are taking on China’s top payment service. Source: CNN Money Date: December 18, 2015 The two companies announced separate plans on Friday to offer payment services in China starting next year. Both firms have deals with state-owned bank card network China UnionPay. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think people will spend… Read more »

Despite Mobile Expansion, Stingray Stills Sees Traditional Television as Growth Market

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Description: Although some believe traditional cable television is a dying industry, Stingray Digital Group is willing to bet otherwise. Source: Tech Vibes Date: Sept 18, 2015   Montreal’s Stingray Digital Group, still sees a lot of opportunity in traditional television. The company, best known for its audio music television channels, is increasingly expanding into mobile but it still… Read more »

If Your Smartwatch is Distracting You Behind the Wheel You Could be Charged: Police

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Description: Smartwatches may not fall under Ontario’s distracted driving laws, but the wearable devices can still get you in trouble on the road, according to police. Source: Global News Date: June 8, 2015 More and more people are investing in smartwatches, thanks to high profile releases like the Apple Watch; but consumer adoption of the devices is raising questions… Read more »