Digital healthcare Headlines

  • Government healthcare is more expensive than private healthcare

    Vox has a nicely outraged piece about how expensive one of San Francisco's hospitals is. It wastes no opportunity to call it the Zuckerberg (after a charitable donation from Mark and his wife), and it does point out that it's owned and run by the city government itself. It tells us at length about how the costs of using said hospital are high even by San Francisco standards. And yet there's one reasonably important thing it doesn't discuss at all.

    Washington Examiner
  • Why “digital detoxes” are nonsense

    Frequent use of technology and social media isn’t a problem in itself, despite reported claims.

    @mybroadband
  • This digital piggybank has its own cryptocurrency

    Pigzbe is a digital "piggy-wallet" for children that uses its own cryptocurrency called Wollo (WLO). It has gotten $100k on Kickstarter, but that's not where the real money is. According to ICO Bench, $7,200,000 worth of WLO was sold in an initial coin offering. According to Coincodex, WLO is trading at $0.015 Read the rest

    Boing Boing
  • Tidying Up When We Have No Control over Our Digital Lives

    Never-ending notifications. Pull-to-refresh rewards. There's no escape from surveillance capitalism.

    www.wired.com
  • The legal implications of digital privacy

    A June 2018 decision rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States established an interesting principle on digital privacy in a case related to a criminal proceeding.

    phys.org
  • Collection of old digital cameras

    Old Digital Cameras is a collection of, well, old digital cameras. Models go back to 1996; pictured here is Leica's 2006 digital M3, which was obsolete within months and is now worth about a tenth of the film original. Feel free to contact me if you wish : - To part with your old model and give it a second life in my collection and this web site, - Add or modify any information, or add your own comment about a model, - Upload a user manual or a driver. Read the rest

    Boing Boing
  • Furloughed workers worry about healthcare

    Workers affected by the government shutdown are worried about how to pay for healthcare costs. NBC's Tammy Leitner talks with one worker whose wife needs a costly medication.

    MSNBC.com
  • Gentex Displays Its Digital Vision

    Gentex may best be known for its digital rearview mirrors and at this year's CES it's showing how the technology is continuing to evolve. President and CEO Steve Downing also says its dimmable glass technology can make the interior more relaxing as well as hide unsightly sensors.

    WardsAuto
  • The Future of BMW's Digital Services

    Tanja Otte is a Communication Manager for BMW's Digital Services, and she provides a window into the whole portfolio of current intelligent products and services as well as a glimpse into the future.

    WardsAuto
  • Explore mastering digital photography for only $20

    You can learn all the tricks that professional shooters use and all the tools they employ to snap stunning shots with The Essential Digital Photography Masterclass Bundle. The whole package, a more than $200 value, is on sale now for just $19 from TNW Deals.

    The Next Web
  • France nears implementation of digital tax

    France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology companies by introducing a bill that would be retroactive to January 1, its finance minister said Sunday.

    phys.org
  • Digital license plates are heading to Michigan

    Michigan has become one of a handful of states to authorize the use of digital license plates, joining California and Arizona in modernizing the 125-year-old practice of stamped metal plates.

    TechSpot
  • Trust in digital services fades in Finland

    Recurrent leaks and misuse of personal data have spurred people in Finland to limit their use of digital services, says the think-tank Sitra.

    Yle Uutiset
  • Bringing medieval literature into the digital age

    William Langland likely wouldn't know what to make of the latest way people are reading his poetry. In part, that's because Langland died in 1386. But it's also because his most famous work, Piers Plowman, is the subject of an expansive digital humanities project – allowing scholars to work with multiple versions of the poem using modern tools.

    phys.org
  • How to KonMari your way to a happier digital life

    I've been about that KonMari life since 2016. That's when I fell under the spell of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the 2014 book from Marie Kondo that sparked her new Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. KonMari is a decluttering and organizing system that promises nothing less than improvements in every aspect of your life. Adherents take all their worldly belongings, put them in a pile, hold up each one, and ask themselves if it sparks joy. If it does not, they thank the item...

    Mashable
  • Reason Is Hiring a Digital Advertising Director

    If you're a digital business guru who loves promoting freedom, we have the perfect job for you. View the job description here and below. Email your resume to [email protected]! Reason is looking for an advertising and email marketing director to manage digital revenue generation and drive revenue growth. Location is flexible but applicant must be able to work effectively with a largely virtual team. Digital Advertising and Revenue Manage all functions of online advertising revenue...

    Reason.com
  • Can Technology Cure Our Healthcare Ills?

    At CES 2019, innovative new approaches point toward new paths. Here are the best we saw on the show floor. The post Can Technology Cure Our Healthcare Ills? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

    ExtremeTech
  • What if you could save a digital copy of your physical key?

    CES 2019 kicks off today in Las Vegas, Nevada where we'll see a whole host of future tech. However, yesterday was a kind of "CES Day 0" in which Pepcom had their Digital Media Experience that's only open to the press and media. This event allows members of the press

    TechSpot