Category Archives: Breaking News

Using data science to beat cancer

 The complexity of seeking a cure for cancer has vexed researchers for decades. While they’ve made remarkable progress, they are still waging a battle uphill as cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Yet scientists may soon have a critical new ally at their sides — intelligent machines — that can attack that complexity in a different way. Read More
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Author: Nancy Brinker,Elad Gil

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TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists are BloomLife, Pillar Technologies, Siren Care and Stratio

 Over the past two days, 13 startups have taken the stage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield. Now our editorial team has finished deliberating with the expert judges (seriously, expert) and chosen four finalists who will be competing for the big prize of $50,000, as well as a trophy that we like to call the Metal Man.
You can watch the presentations live on TechCrunch tomorrow… Read More
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Author: Anthony Ha

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Homeland Security expands its power to help states with election system cybersecurity

 Following an extremely contentious election cycle, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will label election systems in the U.S. as “critical infrastructure.” The new categorization would allow election systems to “receive prioritized cybersecurity assistance” from DHS, although this would only be by request of a state or local government.
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Author: Taylor Hatmaker

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Feds’ Damning Report on Russian Election Hack Won’t Convince Skeptics

The intel agencies’ full report on Russia’s hack of the 2016 election is out. But it won’t silence the diehard deniers. The post Feds’ Damning Report on Russian Election Hack Won’t Convince Skeptics appeared first on WIRED.


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Author: Andy Greenberg

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Touch Surgery brings surgery training to Augmented Reality

 Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. At CES, it announces support for a new type of deeply immersive surgery training — and potentially assistance in an operating room — on DAQRI and HoloLens. Read More
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Author: Haje Jan Kamps

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PSA: Nope, Intel did not acquire Bitcasa

 CES seems to be making some bloggers a little trigger happy with posting. Just a little while ago VentureBeat published a story claiming that Intel had acquired Bitcasa, a cloud storage company that had shut down operations last year. We’ve confirmed directly with Intel that this is not the case, however.
“Intel did not acquire Bitcasa,” an Intel spokesperson tells… Read More
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Author: Ingrid Lunden

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