Why is health care so damn expensive?

Never has there been more talk of innovation and yet more disappointment in the future than in the health care industry. AngelList shows almost a thousand startups just in the digital health space alone, and VCs invested $3.

A Health-Tracking App Analyzed My Blood and Told Me I'm 31 Going on 54

It sounds like a pretty damn good deal: Pay a hundred bucks for a blood test and get five simple personalized nutrition tips that promise to shave years off your life. Sold! I tried it. And I found, as with any data-based health app, its claims need to be taken with a hulking heap of salt.Read more.

Interviews: Bruce Perens Answers Your Questions

A while ago you had the chance to ask programmer and open source advocate Bruce Perens about the future of open source, its role in government, and a number of other questions. Below you'll find his answers and an update on what he's doing now. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season—but decided not to ship two of them till 2015! Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, we believe the Charge HR is the one you want.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Racist Troll Doesn’t Understand Racism, And Other Trolling Stories

When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls , I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now.Read more...

Are Insects the Future of Food?

Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock.Read more...

The 10 Maddest of the Mad Science Projects Funded by DARPA

Founded in 1958 to prevent technological surprises such as Sputnik, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds projects that are both outside the box and off the wall. Although DARPA gave us the Internet and GPS, plenty of its blue-sky ideas have crashed back down to Earth.

Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.

ezCater raises $100M as it looks to own office catered meals around the world

Everyone at the office needs lunch (or in some cases dinner) — but for salespeople trying to entice a potential lead or convince an architect to pick up their project, they might need to use a free meal as a bit of a lure to get them in the room to make that pitch. It […]

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel,

GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms

Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity firms is Sycamore Partners and that GameStop has hired a financial advisor to help with the talks,

What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time

With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means virtually stripping them of their clothes.

SurveyMonkey has filed confidentially to go public

The IPO window continues to remain open as SurveyMoney, which last raised money in 2014 at a $2 billion valuation, announced today that it has confidentially filed to go public. SurveyMonkey can file confidentially with the SEC through the JOBS act signed in 2012,

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases.

The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going

I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same people the same junk with… well, slightly different numbers attached.

‘Inexcusable’ false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error

Hawaiian residents were briefly but intensely disturbed this morning by a state-wide alert via TV and phone warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirmed to be a mistake caused by “human error.

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017.

索尼PS4在日本发布 包装独特 福利给力

2月22日,索尼新一代游戏机将在日本正式上市,从而填补上PS4全球发售版图上的最大空白,而相关的庆祝纪念活动将于今天陆续开始。

LinkedIn taken to court for spamming our email address books

A judge in the Northern District of California has paved the way for a lawsuit against the social network LinkedIn for violating the privacy of its users. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/15/linkedin-taken-to-court-for-spamming-our-email-address-books/

以色列病毒学家:在自然界寻找埃博拉抗体

随着美国、加拿大、英国、中国等推出一系列埃博拉诊断方法、防控手段、新药等,战胜埃博拉的曙光初现。

360 发布三大战略级产品 BAT全部中招

在今日举办的“360 数字大会”上,360 公司发布了 360 实效平台、360 聚效平台、360 来店通三款战略级产品,分别为商家及用户解决了营销前决策、营销中跨屏方案解决及营销后留住老用户等需求。

传苹果12.9英寸iPad Pro推迟到明年第二季度发布

据科技博客AppleInsider报道,凯基证券分析师郭明池(Ming-Chi Kuo)周三发布报告称,苹果12.9英寸iPad Pro将无法赶在明年第一季度发布。由于配件生产和产品组装时间紧迫,iPad Pro将推迟到第二季度发布。

Got an old Nook? Trade it in at Barnes & Noble for tablet discounts

Barnes & Noble is offering a $30 discount on its latest a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to some customers who trade in their old Nooks.Through Jan. 17 of next year, the retailer will accept used models of the Nook 1st Edition, Nook Color and Nook Tablet for store credit. If the devices work,

[原]那些年整理的Linux常用命令,简单明了 - 雨知

# 查询相关## find**按规则查找某个文件或文件夹,包括子目录*** `find . -name '*.sh' ` -- 以.sh结尾的文件* `find . -name '*channel*' ` -- 包含channel字符的文件* `find . -name 'build*' `...

金融工程(包括程序化交易和超短线交易中) 对于 Java 的要求大约是什么水平?如何学习?

这个问题题主要问的其实是:如果学java的话考哪个?似乎挺多人已经跑题了,跑到了到底是应该用c,c++还是java。一句话简单回答就是java可以无限接近于c(要求tune jvm),但是易于维护和开发。

Watch the World Fly By, One Instagram Hyperlapse at a Time

I just watched the sun set on Russia. Pigs run around a farm in Denmark. Hundreds of New York City students graduating in cap and gown. These things basically just happened in locations all around the world, and yet I saw them all in less than a minute.Read more...

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