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James Vincent / The Verge:
Baidu adds AI-powered conversational chatbot to its Baidu Doctor app to speed up diagnosing and help doctors collect patient info   —  An English translation of Baidu's Melody Chatbot  —  Chinese search engine giant Baidu is launching a medical chatbot designed to make diagnosing illnesses easier.
Oct 12, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung refreshes S Health app UI and makes fitness level sharing with friends easier, also debuts “Ask Experts”, a local health Q&A service, in South Korea   —  Samsung is giving its S Health app a minor overhaul, switching up the layout and making it easier for users to compare fitness levels with friends.
Aug 23, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Researcher: Samsung Pay flaw could let hackers skim payment tokens, make fraudulent payments; Samsung says attack is extremely difficult, deems risk acceptable   —  Contactless mobile payments come as standard in Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones, but a hacker has found a way to intercept their signals.
Aug 9, 2016, 8:25 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Seeking to replace microSD with a faster successor, Samsung announces world's first removable UFS memory cards, but no devices support them yet   —  What comes after microSD cards for removable storage?  Samsung has the answer: UFS.  The company announced today the world's first removable UFS …
Jul 9, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
iPhone users will be able to sign up to be organ donors from the Health app in iOS 10   —  Apple's next software update for the the iPhone will make it easier for users to register as organ donors.  The company is adding the new feature to its Health app, and will let users sign up to become organ …
Jul 5, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Second “celebgate” hacker pleads guilty to phishing 300+ Gmail and iCloud accounts, faces 5 years; neither hacker was charged with distributing stolen content   —  A hacker has pleaded guilty for his role in the “Celebgate” breach of 2014.  Edward Majerczyk faces up to five years …
Jul 4, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
iOS 10 adds voicemail transcriptions, phone spam detection, and an API for VoIP apps   —  Apple announced a whole raft of new communication focused features with iOS 10 at WWDC today, but really, what we're most looking forward to are voicemail transcriptions.  Why?
Jun 13, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Score Assured, a startup which lets landlords vet potential tenants based on data from their social media accounts, faces backlash   —  A UK startup has developed software for landlords that lets them analyze potential tenants using data from their social media accounts.
Jun 11, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
The FAA has been testing the FBI's drone detection system at JFK airport   —  The Federal Aviation Authority is still looking for the best way to take down rogue drones.  The agency may have introduced new registration rules for quadcopters (signing up nearly 200,000 earlier this year) …
May 20, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Western Digital officially completes acquisition of SanDisk for around $16B   —  Western Digital has now officially purchased flash memory manufacturer SanDisk after regulator approval was passed earlier this week.  The agreement between the two storage companies was originally announced last October in a deal worth nearly $19 billion.
May 12, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context

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IBM:
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