Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions

Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions

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Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions

Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions

Dec 09, 2016Universal adoption of the ISA speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent SINTEF report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.

Smartwatches connect intensive care doctors and their patients

Smartwatches connect intensive care doctors and their patients

Dec 09, 2016Researchers have come up with a way to link a smartwatch to the metabolic monitors used with patients in intensive care. If the sensors which were developed at EPFL detect an anomaly, the doctor on duty receives an alert anywhere in the hospital.

Samsung still struggling with recovery of Note 7 phones from users

Samsung still struggling with recovery of Note 7 phones from users

Dec 09, 2016Samsungs recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of exploding batteries is far from complete, with some usersfor example, in Canadastill not turning in their devices for a refund or exchange. The South Korean company has now decided to cut these phones from the network, adopting similar measures to those taken last month in New Zealand and earlier this month in Australia. [ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorld's in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office apps for your Android device. ] The company said Wednesday that from Dec. 12 functional limitations on Note 7 phones, including curbs on the battery charge, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth disablement will be introduced in Canada. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Review: Google Home, Amazon Echo mix convenience with creepiness

Review: Google Home, Amazon Echo mix convenience with creepiness

Dec 09, 2016Having a smart speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home in the house can feel like you've stepped into the future.

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for healthcare providers

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for healthcare providers

Dec 09, 2016IBM today announced at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) it will preview new imaging solutions from Watson Health and Merge Healthcare (Merge; an IBM Company) designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. The solutions benefit from more than a decade of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) work conducted in IBM Research. Further, IBM Research has partnered with the Radiological Society to debut a live demonstration of how Watson understands, reasons and learns from imaging information.

Misinformation on social mediacan technology save us?

Misinformation on social mediacan technology save us?

Dec 09, 2016If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading news. When it's all mixed in with reliable information from honest sources, the truth can be very hard to discern.

PHP 7 user migrations are well underway

PHP 7 user migrations are well underway

Dec 09, 2016PHP users are slowly but surely migrating over to PHP 7, the upgrade to the server-side web development language that came out a year ago. But issues like incompatibility and IT user policy restrictions are stalling their progress. A recent survey of nearly 1,300 PHP users taken by PHP tools producer Zend found that nearly 20 percent had already made the move, 21 percent were in progress, 15 percent planned to move in the next six months, and 17 percent planned to move in less than one year. [ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | The art of programming is changing rapidly. We help you navigate what's hot in programming and what's going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's Application Development newsletter. ]But 14 percent were putting off the migration for more than a year, and another 14 percent were not planning to move at all. Barriers to migration include incompatibility with custom code (nearly 31 percent), lack of support for third-party frameworks and libraries (17), lack of available extensions (11), IT policy restrictions (11), and customer requirements (10). To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Predicting unpredictability: Information theory offers new way to read ice cores

Predicting unpredictability: Information theory offers new way to read ice cores

Dec 09, 2016At two miles long and five inches in diameter, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS) ice core is a tangible record of the last 68,000 years of our planet's climate.

Review: Backbeat Pro 2 shows just how good wireless headphones are getting

Review: Backbeat Pro 2 shows just how good wireless headphones are getting

Dec 09, 2016So Apple has taken the lead and announced that wired headphones are headed toward extinction (not really), but if wireless headphones are the future, I like where things are headed.

Don't think of Amazon Echo as just a speaker. It's a whole new way of life

Don\'t think of Amazon Echo as just a speaker. It\'s a whole new way of life

Dec 09, 2016Stephanie Palermo wasn't interested in living in a "smart home" outfitted with web-connected appliances controlled remotely by phone or computer. She didn't need her fridge to have Wi-Fi or her blinds to close themselves.

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Dec 09, 2016Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

LawOSregulations as society's operating system

LawOSregulations as society\'s operating system

Dec 09, 2016Much as Linux, Windows, and iOS coordinate the execution of computing applications, laws coordinate the execution of human society. When new kinds of interactions emerge sharing our airspace with private drones, for example, or algorithmic trading on financial markets new laws are encoded to regulate those activities. Laws respond to conflicts of interest, keep criminals and cheats in check, and temper the abuse of power.