There’s a search for a fifth meat- and 19 other things podcasts taught us in 2016

Whether its asking what happens when you watch Sexuality and the City 2 more than 50 periods or which Oscar has won an Oscar, theres no question a podcast somewhere hasnt answered 1 Richard Ayoade employed a ThunderCats duvet cover until he was in his late 20 s Where we learned it The Adam Buxton…

‘After, I feel ecstatic and emotional’: could virtual reality replace therapy?

If youve got acrophobia, paranoia, anxiety of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. Chann also happens to be scared of…

Video consultation service Doctor on Demand created $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime

Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every legislator, entrepreneur and inventor for at the least the past 40 years. Costs continue to climb( roughly 5 percent this year) and expending is already 20 percentage of the nation’s GDP. For the trillions of dollars Americans spend…

Alarmed by Admiral’s data grab? Wait until insurers can see the contents of your fridge

The company is to use Facebook data to calculate customer premiums. But even more invasive ways to monetise lives are coming with the Internet of Things Anybody who has been overcharged by an insurance company, denied specific claims or given the runaround by an insurers customer disservice should shudder at the idea of insurers learning…

Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn

In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep teens away from online porn. ” It’s important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering ,” said Dr, Nash.” Internet filtering tools are expensive to…

Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin …

From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may only change the way we run our lives Bitcoin The five Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin … From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may merely change the route we run our lives Ian Tucker Sun 28 Jan 2018 02. 00 EST…

Everyone Dislikes Silicon Valley, Except Its Imitators

Do not let their names fool you. The silicon places–Silicon Slopes, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Peach, Silicon Bayou, Silicon Shire, Silicon Desert, Silicon Holler, Silicon Hill and, separately, Silicon Hills–do not aspire to become “the next Silicon Valley.” Sure, the country’s burgeoning tech enclaves in Utah and Kentucky and Oregon draw inspiration from the…

Disclosed: Rio Tinto’s plan to use drones to monitor workers’ private lives

Exclusive: Privacy campaigners carry alarm after company contracts Sodexo to capture individual insights from staff in Western Australian mining camps In the remote Australian outback , multinational companies are embarking on a secretive new kind of mining expedition. Rio Tinto has long mined the Pilbara region of Western Australia for iron ore riches but now…