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5G Boosts Personalized Care

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Besides enabling us to work, learn, and travel faster, a stronger 5G connection also means a faster and more efficient connection for personalized healthcare such as remote monitoring, robotic surgery, and more.

Machine Learning Algorithms

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 | Reading Time: 1 Minutes

A neural network that adapts to conditions on its own without the use of extra training. Dubbed “liquid” networks, the algorithms can change their equations to continuously adapt to new data as it’s encountered.

How Tech Changed Grocery Shopping

Posted: Sep 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

In recent months, and brought to a head due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have begun to order groceries online.

Twitter Competition Finds Flaws in Image-Cropping Algorithm

Posted: Sep 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

After a group of researchers previously found Twitter’s image-cropping algorithm to exclude photos of black people and men in particular, Twitter has launched a competition for computer researchers and hackers to identify biases in their algorithm.

AI Repurposes Drugs to Fight COVID-19

Posted: Sep 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Many drugs have been repurposed throughout history to see if they can effectively treat a different disorder or disease. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to find existing medications that may be repurposed to fight COVID-19 infections.

X-ray-like Camera Visualizes 3D Images

Posted: Sep 02, 2021 | Reading Time: 1 Minutes

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have created the blueprints for a new camera that can retrieve 3D images of the objects that it is pointed towards.

What’s the Deal with the Chip Shortage?

Posted: Sep 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The chip shortage is impacting our global economy for producers and consumers everywhere. When the world shut down and was coupled with some environmental troubles overseas, it created the perfect storm contributing to the chip shortage.

Extended Screen Time Affects Eye Health

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Extended screen time affects both our vision and visual perception with negative and positive outcomes. While screens may damage our vision with long-term use, they can improve our visual perception.

Cyber Fraud Targets Seniors & Young Adults

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The unprecedented global change brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic created new opportunities for cybercriminals around the world, especially in the form of bad-faith actors carrying out fraud by testing lists of stolen identity credentials.

Shut Down or Sleep: Which is better for your PC?

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

If you’re like me, you may have a tendency to always put your computer to sleep when you’re done using it for the day instead of shutting it down. Do you ever wonder if not letting your computer completely shut down for a while is depriving your machine of the actual rest it needs?

Future Technology: LED Lights Control Insulin Production

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A team of researchers from ETH Zurich are looking to capitalize on the popularity of the skin-penetrating green LEDs by using them to control genes and change cell behavior non-invasively through the skin.

Four Tips to Speed Up Internet Connection

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A stubbornly slow internet connection is a huge hassle to deal with, but these four tips can help get you back to work with a revitalized Wi-Fi speed.

Tech Companies Save Bee Populations

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

By replacing traditional human intervention with automation, the use of tech may hold the key to saving the bee populations.

Firefighters, Flashover & Artificial Intelligence

Posted: Aug 16, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an artificial intelligence-based prediction model to determine and warn of a dangerous phenomenon that occurs in burning buildings known as flashover.

Use Your Phone to Test Water Contamination

Posted: Aug 12, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

University of Cambridge researchers have found that the same touchscreen technology used in our everyday phones, tablets, and smart watches can also be used as a powerful sensor that can detect water or soil contamination, without the need for modifications.

Virtual Opiate Addiction Treatment

Posted: Aug 09, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

With the quickly rising adoption of telehealth in the U.S., a digital rehab start-up company has begun to offer group meetings and one-on-one opiate addiction counseling from the comfort of people’s homes.

Hackers Capitalize on New Vulnerabilities

Posted: Aug 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A new line of attack has been discovered that breaks all known Spectre defenses, meaning that billions of computers and devices around the world are now at risk again of becoming victim to the hardware flaw.

Wi-Fi Used to Power Electronics

Posted: Aug 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

With the rise of the digital age and the increase of Wi-Fi powered devices, the 2.4 GHz frequency that Wi-Fi uses has expanded across the country, with many excess signals available for alternative uses.

Smart Homes: Independence for Disabled Residents

Posted: Aug 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

For many adults with disabilities, their main goal is to be able to live independently. In Cincinnati, local non-profit LADD is making this goal come true thanks to the Heidt Smart Living Home.

Play It Safe: Fix common computer issues by utilizing safe mode!

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

By using your computer in Safe Mode, you can diagnose any major or minor issues that may be affecting your computer’s operating system without the hinderance of extra programs and applications.

Virtual Reality Distorts Sense of Time

Posted: Jul 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 1 Minutes

Psychology researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have found that playing virtual reality games creates an effect known as “time compression,” in which time goes by faster than you think.

Face ID Algorithm Grants Access With Smiles & Winks

Posted: Jul 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A new facial recognition algorithm has the ability to not only use a person’s face as an ID, but also gestures such as unique facial motions, or lip movements. This new form of biometric identification can make it even harder for hackers and thieves to use a person’s regular facial identity.

Choosing the Right Identity Management Solution

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The goal is a secure technology environment, however along with our technology advancements, there has also come the advancement of cyber-attacks. For healthcare and business organizations it is vital that client and patient information be protected from the eyes of those not authorized.

Tech Startup Uses AI to Taste Wine

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A California startup company is utilizing artificial intelligence to help local winemakers create new products and attract new customers.

Cloud Systems Pose Outage Risks

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

On Thursday, June 17, a large portion of the internet temporarily broke for the second time in 10 days, causing the websites for several large companies including Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to go dark.

European Union Restricts Risky AI

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Under new rules that will be set in place by the European Union, certain artificial intelligence-powered applications that are deemed too “risky” such as facial recognition will be constrained by strict rules for the companies that use them.

Here’s How Video Games Impact the Brain

Posted: Jul 11, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Research shows that our brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills can be made more efficient through video game play, but also shows what role the brain plays in video game addiction.

Do You Have Tech Neck?

Posted: Jul 10, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

From back pain to “tech neck,” Here’s what doctors and chiropractors have to say about our body’s relationship with our devices.

Give It the Boot: How often should you reboot your computer?

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

I personally have a habit of ignoring my laptop’s prompts to restart for updates multiple times, until finally my laptop decides to restart itself one day at the worst possible time, usually when I’m in the middle of work that I haven’t saved in a while.

AI Device Reads Hand Signals

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Imagine being able to drive your car without a wheel, or type on your computer without the use of a keyboard.

Robotic Dragonfly Signals Environmental Disruptions

Posted: Jun 13, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Duke University engineers have created an electronics-free, dragonfly-shaped robot—dubbed “DraBot”—that can react to its environment’s conditions such as pH, temperature, or the presence of oil.

Our Elderly Benefit from Technology Driven World

Posted: Jun 09, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

From senior living facilities to helping our older family members, the latest in high-tech home and personal devices are making everyday life for the elderly more independent, convenient, and safe through gadgets.

Chip Shortage Increases Tech Cost

Posted: Jun 05, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

More devices than just computers and gaming consoles have been feeling impacts of the chip shortage. Now TVs, laptops, and tablets will be even harder to snag due to the latest shortage in semiconductor supplies.

Phishing, Malware Decreased in 2020

Posted: Jun 03, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

We’re all human, and it goes both ways: phishers are able to write convincing, human emails that are topical, clever, or catchy, and they lead us to believe that the emails are trustworthy; so double-check that email subject next time you get a message from a brand-new contact.

Telemedicine Helps Mental Health of Patients

Posted: May 30, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Loneliness has always been a large contributing factor to depressed mood in mental health. The utilization of telehealth services in healthcare settings is a major benefit in not only monitoring physical symptoms, but in alleviating mental health symptoms, as well.

Five Benefits of Cloud Computing

Posted: May 28, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Cloud computing is the delivery of computer services such as servers, storage solutions, networks and software over the internet, or “the cloud.”

Language-learning Computers: A game-changer, or a social risk?

Posted: May 24, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

While you can teach a computer how to speak, you can’t teach it to understand what it’s saying which poses an equal risk and reward.

Smart Food: Spinach Sends Emails

Posted: May 19, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

It may sound like something out of a cartoon, but our veggies can talk to us: scientists have engineered spinach plants with the ability to send emails.

Telehealth Helps IDD Disabled Patients Decrease Hospital Visits

Posted: May 17, 2021 | Reading Time: 1 Minutes

Partners Health Plan has rolled out a telehealth program last year that is focused on helping IDD patients in particular to easily access medical care without having to leave their residences.

Virtual Reality Assists Patients & Doctors

Posted: May 13, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

"A lot of people think of VR as it relates to gaming and entertainment devices, but when used in a positive way, VR can be a profound benefit to human health," says Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

Predictive Analysis Helps Kidney Patients

Posted: May 10, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Nonprofit healthcare system SSM Health has utilized machine learning and predictive analytics using an algorithm-based platform to effectively reduce hospital stays and readmissions for chronic kidney care patients.

Tiny Microchips Run A Thousand Times Faster

Posted: May 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

In the effort to create more eco-friendly technology, tiny graphene microchips may be the next innovation that will power and speed up the tech of the future.

COVID Inspires Tech Creativity

Posted: Apr 30, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

While the COVID-19 pandemic kept us apart for the majority of last year, it didn’t stop people from coming together virtually to create innovative solutions for teaching, entertaining, and gathering together through the use of technology.

Five Tips for Small Cybersecurity Teams

Posted: Apr 28, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Small cybersecurity teams have still been able to adapt and overcome security challenges, and several small teams spoke to to offer their tips on how to thrive.

Computer Technology’s Environmental Impact

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

While the tech industry is growing steadily with a focus on building smaller, faster and more powerful devices for their efficiency and convenience, few have considered their impact on the environment in the form of their carbon footprints.

Use Google to Fix Compromised Passwords

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

If you’re a Google Chrome user, a helpful new feature is available that will ensure your password safety on sites that you frequent. Many of us save our passwords and login information on sites...

Hospital IT Leaders Teach Lessons Learned From COVID

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The challenges that hospitals faced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic were taxing, but they also taught hospitals and healthcare systems new ways to persevere during a crisis with new methods of communication...

Modems & Routers: What’s the difference?

Posted: Apr 11, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

For those of us who aren’t tech-savvy or who might be trying to troubleshoot their Wi-Fi because their internet is down, the two little boxes with flashing lights seem pretty much the same. So what exactly is the difference between your modem and router, and what do they do?

What Businesses Are Relying More on IT?

Posted: Apr 08, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The use of information technology in particular has been expanding among businesses and corporations to aid in the shift to virtual education, online meetings and other industries that have had to decrease or halt in-person contact. Here are five industries that are growing in IT use.

5 Tips on Integrating AI into your Healthcare Business

Posted: Apr 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

AI is being used to boost efficiencies in multiple healthcare areas, and has been improving outcomes for patients as well as reducing practitioner workloads. The potential of AI in healthcare is immense, and if you can learn to use it properly, it can help to improve the efficiency of your practice.

The SolarWinds Hack

Posted: Apr 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Malware put into the SolarWinds Orion product gained entry to the network, where they are then able to use administrative permissions and can impersonate the organization’s existing users and accounts, giving the hacker access to confidential credentials and sensitive data.

AI Re-purposes Old Medication

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Researchers at Ohio State University have created an algorithm that combines patient datasets with high-powered computation to create lists of potential repurposed drugs.

Pandemic, Social Media and Teen Health

Posted: Mar 24, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 Minutes

Social media platforms are a massive part of many people’s lives, especially teenagers. The increase in social media contributes to the decrease in teen mental health however there are also some benefits when social media is not used as replacement for physical interactions.

Five Computers that Changed the World

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The history of the computer goes back years and includes the creation of hundreds of machines to get to the computers and laptops that we have today. Here are five of some of the most influential computers that changed the world and paved the way for modern technology.

Vaccine Passports

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The Vaccination Credential Initiative is anticipating that governments, airlines and other places will start asking people for proof of their COVID vaccination.

5G Q&A: What You Need to Know

Posted: Mar 15, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

5G is the latest generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 4G, which many still currently have until 5G access becomes widely available to the public through their cellphone carriers.

Toddlers and Touchscreens

Posted: Mar 09, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

With the advancement of technology and the increase in busyness of life, sometimes parents have to rely on the technology as a source of distraction to get tasks done. Unfortunately, this could be more damaging then helping for both toddler and adult.

Tips for Troubleshooting Streaming

Posted: Mar 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Binging your favorite TV shows or finding new movies to watch seems like the most popular pandemic pastime right now, but this increase in utilization also comes with an increase of potential issues when it comes to streaming.

Five Women Changing Healthcare Technology

Posted: Mar 01, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

To celebrate the women who have dedicated their lives to furthering the future of tech, here are five influential women who continue to change the face of the healthcare technology for the advancement of healthcare IT.

Mobile Apps Designed for Attention

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Previous studies have only focused on desktop and web interfaces, yet apps appear differently on a phone screen than on a desktop computer. Here are some additional points to keep in mind when designing software.

Touchpad vs. Mouse: Who Rules the Laptop?

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The touchpad vs. mouse debate is something that many have considered over the course of their laptop-using journeys. Here we break down some of the benefits and downsides of the trackpad and the wired or wireless mouse.

Passwords – A Thing of the Past?

Posted: Feb 21, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The average person has 100 passwords to remember, and it’s hard to believe that they can remember them all. Compromised passwords are responsible for 81% of hacking-related breaches.

Facial Recognition for Security: Pro's and Con's

Posted: Feb 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Facial recognition technology has become a big part of our lives, from providing efficient and fast security for our computers and phones to tagging friends on social media. It’s also been seen as an infringement on privacy and personal rights, yet its use has still managed to grow over time.

Don’t go on a Phishing Trip:5 tips to protect from phishing email

Posted: Feb 06, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Every day across the world, about 269 billion emails are sent from an estimated 3.7 billion people — and one in every 2,000 of these emails is a phishing email.

5 Computer Security Tips

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Managing your computer security is vital to the wellbeing and safety of your company and employees. Having a strong cybersecurity plan in place for your business and training your employees in how to utilize its aspects is one of the top ways to be proactive in case of security breaches.

COVID Hits Medical Practices Hard

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

In a COVID-19 update published by the American Medical Association, a recent report has found the pandemic to be hitting medical practices much harder than initially thought.

GPT-3: AI Blogger

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Artificial intelligence has advanced exponentially over the years, with AI systems being able to perfectly replicate human speech and writing through natural language processing.

Deepfakes: Creepy, but Beneficial

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” deepfakes are synthetic media where a person’s likeness is replaced with someone or something else through video or audio, whether it’s replacing a singer’s voice with a different singer, or replacing somebody’s likeness in a film with someone else.

COVID Fosters Tech Addiction

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, our technology addiction has only been getting worse, leaving many feeling increasingly anxious or unproductive. Many have switched to working and learning from home and have minimized or halted their time spent out of the home.

Physicians and Telemedicine

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The American Academy of Family Physicians asked some of their physician bloggers how they have been adjusting to telemedicine since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. From its benefits to downsides, here’s what four physicians have to say about their personal experiences utilizing telemedicine.

Stay Informed: Artificial Intelligence Disasters

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Data and insights gained from artificial intelligence tools can be invaluable—but when gone wrong, they can cost you your reputation, money or even lives. Learn from these five infamous AI errors on how not to work with this powerful machine-learning tool.

Five Tech Trends Emerging in 2021

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

With the new year fast approaching, it’s only a matter of time before more advancements in the latest technology start to hit the market. To stay up-to-date, here are five of the biggest advancements making their way to benefit the state of tech in 2021.

Artificial Intelligence & Financial Growth

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

From governments to small businesses, artificial intelligence has proven to be a crucial component of IT work, and has been used for processes from automation and SEO to application deployment and customer engagement.

5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

While online shopping has quickly started to become the household norm over the years, caution should still be taken when entering in your personal details such as credit card and address information on any website.

AI Discovers New Resources

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a new AI algorithm called CAMEO that aids in the discovery of new materials without requiring additional training from scientists.

Ransomware Attacks Healthcare Organizations

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The month of October has seen a record high in ransomware attacks for the year with at least 40 cases reported worldwide, many of these cases affecting U.S. hospitals during a critical time.

Therapists, Telehealth and Corona Virus

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 1 Minutes

So many of us therapists became Zoom fatigued, trouble reading body language (because you basically saw everyone from the neck up), and experienced technical difficulties: sound, volume, and picture. Luckily, I have a computer guy to help me navigate the waters of technology.

A Brief Overview of Microsoft’s Office 365 vs. Google’s G Suite

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 4 Minutes

What are they? What is included? Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G Suite are work productivity tools for both individual and business use. G suite contains applications such as Slides (presentation maker), Sheets (spreadsheet creator), Docs (word processor) and also Drive, their cloud storage application. Office 365 features many familiar applications found in Microsoft office such as Word and Excel, with One Drive cloud storage, Skype and Microsoft office teams (a useful tool for instant m

Children and the Threat of Technology Overuse

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

At almost every second of the day, millions of people around the world are constantly using some form of these technologies. Today, big portions of the global population that use those devices are children.

The Risk of Social Media Addiction

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

In recent times, the internet has also significantly changed the way we communicate and perceive our social environment. With social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, people can share photos and videos, converse in group forums and post messages and status updates.

The Internet of Things in Healthcare

Posted: Jan 25, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes

The internet provides a platform for all these technologies to interconnect and compute without the need for human intervention. As the “Internet of Things” grows and evolves, its field of application expands greatly.

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