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Content tagged with Healthcare posted in June 2013
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CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013  | 
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
10 Great Gadgets From The Future
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Tweaks Android, iOS Apps
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google has updated a number of its mobile apps recently. We break down some of the biggest changes.
What Is Higher Education's Value Chain?
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Disruptive innovations mean higher education leaders must rethink what they do best.
Google Unveils Plans For London HQ
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Plans for the facility, located adjacent to King's Cross railway station, include a roof garden and space for an interior campus.
Britain Wants Courts Digitized By 2016
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Government commits £160 million to replacing paperwork bottlenecks in British courtrooms with Wi-Fi, screens and video.
Verizon Details 4G Network Plans
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
With its LTE 4G network offering almost complete coverage, Verizon looks to future technologies.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
Google Works On Android-Based Gaming Console
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google plans Android-based devices such as a gaming console, smartwatch and a revised Nexus Q.
BlackBerry Ships Just 2.7 Million BB10 Phones
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's quarterly results show that sales of the company's BB10 platform and new smartphones aren't as strong as hoped.
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Good Employee, Selfish Employee
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting your company or organization.
DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
Intermountain, Deloitte Tool Analyzes Health Outcomes
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Big data software application OutcomesMiner can help researchers pinpoint specific shared characteristics of patients in various scenarios.
U.K. Startup Offers Neural Net-Based Fashion System
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Cortexica's Find Similar for Fashion analyzes images to help consumers find clothing and accessories with similar characteristics.
Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Latest version of Android OS rebuffs most malware, says study, but carriers continue to drag their feet on providing upgrades and patches.
CEO Innovation Talk Is Cheap
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
When your CEO praises the company's readiness for digital disruption, don't believe him until he helps break down the walls that stifle innovation.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Partners Integrates Home Monitoring Data With EHR
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Partners' Center for Connected Health, having shown that monitoring can improve patient outcomes, inserts data into clinician workflow.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Apple Dealt Setback In Samsung Lawsuit
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Kaplan Expands Gamification Of Online Courses
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
In pilot, online university used challenges and badges to spur students to work harder and improved grades by more than 9%.
NASA's IRIS Mission Delayed
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Power outage at Vandenberg Air Force Base prevented the 400-pound observatory from lifting off on Wednesday; plan is to launch Thursday.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
Tech Companies Embrace Marriage Equality
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013  | 
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
SDN Awards Seek University, Research Potential
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Internet2 and networking industry partners select eight proposals from university networking researchers.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Mozilla Firefox Opens Door To New Web Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
With support for WebRTC and Asm.js, Firefox 22 offers developers the framework to create compelling new Web applications.
Navy Fires Head Of Naval Enterprise Networks
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Dismissal comes days before planned announcement for Next Generation Enterprise Network contract award.
Education CIOs: Get Involved In Big Data
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Be alert to the opportunity to show what central IT can bring to the table.
iOS 7 Beta 2 Lands On iPad
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Apple has released a second beta version of iOS 7, making the OS available to the iPad and iPad Mini for the first time.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
Vodafone Confirms Kabel Deutschland Acquisition
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Germany's largest cable operator will help Vodafone expand from its core cellphone business to establish a "quad-play" future.
NASA Names New CIO
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Larry Sweet led IT programs for NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he served as CIO since 2007.
Sony Enters Phablet Fray, Debuts New SmartWatch
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Sony jumped feet first into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. It also announced a second-generation SmartWatch.
Many Higher Ed CIOs Want More IT Resources
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Other concerns include security, green practices, BYOD and staff limitations, according to survey.
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