Healthcare and Tech

Healthcare and Tech

While the potential that healthcare and tech have together shouldn’t be news to anybody, the idea has recently been trumpeted with enthusiasm by the leaders of such tech giants at Apple and Google.  Earlier this week, they expressed enthusiasm about the idea during a...
Zwift, Making Fitness Fun

Zwift, Making Fitness Fun

Fitness is important, but going to an indoor gym every day can get tough: it’s easy to feel lonely and isolated while on your treadmill or elliptical.  Yet one company is trying to change that.  Zwift is a company creating massive, multiplayer video game technology...
5 Gadgets For Healthy Eating

5 Gadgets For Healthy Eating

Maybe it’s part of a fitness regimen, an opportunity to lower your carbon footprint or your significant other talked you into it.  Regardless, those of us who want to eat better know that actually acting on that desire is easier said than done.  It’s not always easy...
Too Much Netflix?

Too Much Netflix?

What’s not to love about Netflix?  You can sit down in front of your computer or phone and stream all sorts of TV shows, movies and documentaries, many of which you can’t get anywhere else.  It sure beats driving to the video store to search through the aisles to find...
Identity Theft and Healthcare

Identity Theft and Healthcare

Identity theft is a dangerous consequence of the modern digital age.  According to an Internet Security Threat Report from the company Symantec, the largest portion of data breaches (39%) in 2015 were related to healthcare.  Ransomware, according to the report,...
The Fitbit Alta

The Fitbit Alta

In the seven years that it’s been around, Fitbit’s design hasn’t changed much.  It doesn’t look like jewelry, it isn’t high-fashion, it’s just a Fitbit.  Yet that doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to the trends in its industry; take a look at, for example, the new...
Even Google Thinks It’s Terrifying

Even Google Thinks It’s Terrifying

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc hasn’t been pleased with its robotics subsidiary, Boston Dynamics.  A report from Bloomberg indicates Alphabet executives don’t think it will generate any substantial revenue in the next few years, and that Boston Dynamics is...
Navigating Wearable Healthcare

Navigating Wearable Healthcare

Business in the healthcare wearable industry is booming, with compound annual growth rates of 25% to 2020.  In 2015, the market was worth $5.1 billion.  In a market with such strong demands, intense competition leads to a volatile market where companies emerge just as...
Inside Microsoft’s “War Room”

Inside Microsoft’s “War Room”

Over the years, Microsoft hasn’t developed a good reputation for security, making healthcare executives hesitant to use their programs for their perceived vulnerability.  Yet during a “State of Security” address at the Microsoft Cloud Forum two days ago, CEO Satya...
The Link Between Meat and Cancer

The Link Between Meat and Cancer

Earlier this week, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer in humans, while red meat is likely a cause of the disease.  Since this hit the news, a debate on the merits of a meat-based diet has...