Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today to Medical Researchers

CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The first research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, Read more [...]

Today We Are All Sad Wisconsin Teletubby Fan

As someone who grew up in a household where a deep and abiding distaste for Duke is engendered at an early age, I spent the better part of my life actively wishing nothing but the worst of all things upon the Blue Devils and their coach whose name (Mike Krzyzewski) spits in the eye of phonetics. But people grow up, and some of them enter the sports industry only to realize players on rival teams are people—human beings with hopes and dreams, as opposed to cartoon villains who congealed in the Read more [...]

OS X Yosemite Available Today as a Free Upgrade

CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today announced that OS X® Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available as a free upgrade for Mac® users from the Mac App Store℠. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone® calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today Read more [...]

Paola Antonelli on Curating, MoMA’s Collection, and Design Today: A Reddit AMA Recap

Paola Antonelli, Director of Research and Development, and Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robin HollandLast week, MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture and Design and director of R&D, Paola Antonelli, answered questions for Reddit users as part of the interview series Ask Me Anything (AMA). Having just reinstalled MoMA’s design galleries for the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good—which includes Read more [...]

Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about

Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

Greek bailout: Athens will ask for loan extension today – live updates

Rolling coverage of Greece’s battle to agree new funding before its bailout expires at the end of this month, plus the latest UK unemployment reportLatest: Here are Greece’s eurogroup proposalsAthens confirms request coming todayGreece keen to revive the “Moscovici plan” Will other governments accept it? Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Europe’s ‘Fear Index’ Is Smashing Through The Roof Today

Europe's "fear index," the VSTOXX index, is going through the roof Thursday morning. The index measures volatility in European markets. It's the "cousin" of the VIX. It's at a two-year high already, and still climbing. It's up 23.72% already today, dipping above and below 35, after spending basically all of the time since Autumn 2012 below 25. It's smashed straight through the 30 mark and is on the climb. Analysts at Rabobank laid it out for investors in a note this morning (emphasis theirs):  Read more [...]