Point, click, treat: The rise of the medical selfie | The Economist

OF THE millions of photos shared online every day, which most faithfully represent their subjects? The popular #nofilter hashtag would suggest it is those that have not been digitally altered. But photographs of the same thing can differ greatly, depending on ambient light, distance and angle.

How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley’s autonomous vehicles drive • The Register

Detroit and Silicon Valley aren’t just 2,000 miles apart – they’re on different planets, culturally speaking.

One is the home of America’s automotive industry, a heavily regulated, ultra-conservative sector focusing on high-volume, low-margin sales. The other houses companies that deal in high-margin information and digital services.

When life throws you lemons: A New York startup shakes up the insurance business | The Economist

IT IS not typhoons or earthquakes that insurers should fear most, but geeks alert to their businesses’ inefficiencies. Daniel Schreiber and Shai Wininger, tech entrepreneurs with no insurance background, spotted that the industry is huge, distrusted, antiquated and hopelessly unreformed.

Wetherspoon’s ‘Order & Pay’ app is the future – not just of pubs but of the world | The Independent

Wetherspoon might have killed off the traditional pub and heralded the rise of the robots. Or it might just have saved it.

The company has unleashed into the world its Order & Pay app – specifically made so that nobody will ever have to queue at the bar again.

The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up | The Economist

WHEN someone goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on how quickly the heart can be restarted. Enter Amazon’s Echo, a voice-driven computer that answers to the name of Alexa, which can recite life-saving instructions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a skill taught to it by the American Heart Association.

Where’s the app to help with my husband’s care?

There is much to be faulted in Uber, which has branched out from delivering people into delivering meals, under the unappetising name UberEats. But even I, someone who can rarely bring herself to write the word ‘sharing’, as in economy, without inverted commas, am prepared to give credit where credit is due.

The flowering of voice control leads to a crop of security holes | ZDNet

‘Tis the season of cybersecurity threat predictions for 2017. Vendors’ glossy reports shower onto the desks of customers and journalists like gentle Christmas snow. But so many of these reports, like so many snowfalls, are nothing but slush.

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