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.

Anomali secures $40 million Series D led by Lumia Capital to scale threat detection solution

Anomali, a threat detection and mitigation company, announced a hefty $40 million Series D investment today led by Lumia Capital. The company was previously known as ThreatStream. New investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), Telstra and Sozo Ventures along with returning investors GV,

Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

Content, as they say, is king — but these days, that may be true only for as long as you can figure out a good business model to deliver it. And today, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada is re-upping its coffers to fill out its ambition to do just that. Wattpad,

Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of China’s bike-sharing services

China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled its bike-sharing platform today and, as expected, it looks like a very aggressive move to protect its position. When Didi first announced its plans to offer rides from Ofo and Bluegogo inside its app,

Clinic reports Natural Cycles app for 37 unwanted pregnancies since September

Swedish startup Natural Cycles, which offers an app-based product which it bills as a ‘digital contraceptive’,

Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

Grab, Uber’s main rival in Southeast Asia, is continuing to develop its mobile payment strategy after it announced the acquisition of India-based startup iKaaz.

Hike unbundles its messaging app to reach India’s next wave of smartphone users

How do you compete with the world’s largest chat app in its strongest market? Hike, the Indian messaging app valued at more than $1 billion, is taking a unique approach to battling WhatsApp which involves dismantling its service, layering it on budget Android phones and offering free connectivity.

Revolut launches geolocation-powered travel insurance

Fintech startup Revolut is launching international medical and dental insurance. You can subscribe using the company’s app for £1 per day or more depending on the options.

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.

对访谈者的采访:与Steve Portigal的一次对话(第一部分)

无论你是用户研究的新手还是老兵,总有东西需要学习。我们很高兴能够听听用户研究员Maish Nichani和Steve Portigal一起讲述他们对用户访谈的看法。在接下来的两篇文章中,Maish和Steve将会轮流和我们讨论访谈的方方面面。

NSA拦截某个国家全部电话记录

《华盛顿邮报》援引一位匿名消息人士和前NSA合同工Edward Snowden泄漏的机密文件报导,NSA建立了一个监听系统,能百分之百记录某个国家全部的电话记录,电话记录将保存30天,供NSA进行分析。

[多图]克林顿:曾协助51区外星人计划

据英国《镜报》4月4日报道,美国前总统比尔·克林顿日前做客著名真人对话脱口秀节目《吉米秀》。在访谈中,克林顿称,他认为地球不是宇宙中唯一的文明存在,如果外星人真的造访地球,他也不会感到吃惊。

Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

1sockchuck (826398) writes "Microsoft will invest $1.1 billion to build a massive new server farm in Iowa, not far from an existing data center in West Des Moines. The 1.2 million square foot campus will be one of the biggest in the history of the data center industry.

Step Toward Liberating Electronic Devices From Their Power Cords

Science_afficionado (932920) writes "A new type of supercapacitor that can hold a charge when it takes a lickin' has been developed by engineers at Vanderbilt University.

Dad of the year decides his baby needs facial hair

Not all parents should be trusted with their childrenWhen YouTube user Perfect Daddy was left alone with his baby, he lived up to his online alias and gave the kid a much-needed facial hair upgrade.All children should have the ability to grow facial hair.

一晃就是八年 第一代苹果iPhone其实弱爆了

威锋网 1 月 13 日消息 作为改变世界的第三个苹果,iPhone 手机自 2007 年 1 月 9 日诞生至今,已经发展成影响全球的智能移动通讯设备。

Flight attendant uniforms are about more than style

"Have you seen what I have to wear?” a first officer said when she overheard me talking about American Airlines' new uniforms. “A scarf,” she hissed. She may have used the f-word.“Pilots don’t wear scarves, we wear ties. TIES!"Got it? They wear ties.See also:

iOS 8.3更新地图允许企业主申请权利要求

苹果昨天为旗下移动设备推出iOS 8.3,企业主现在有机会要求在iOS 8.3地图APP上的兴趣点上加上自己的企业资讯,iOS 8.3地图APP新集成了“报告问题”选项,可以让企业主利用此项功能,声称地图APP上的兴趣点当中有自己的业务。

多听FM与PP租车战略合作,车听宝领军车载娱乐市场

杭州2015年9月8日电 /美通社/ -- 9月7日,多听FM官方对外宣布,多听FM与总部位于亚洲金融中心新加坡,亚洲最大的共享租车平台PP租车达成战略合作,双方签署了战略合作协议。

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