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A real-life medical tricorder: XPrize wants to make it so

From CNET Magazine: An XPrize competition aims to turn a 50-year-old science fiction concept into a powerful medical device that's accessible to all.

By July 8, 2015


Obama to sign executive order on cybersecurity info sharing

The president wants better coordination between government and the private sector to fight online threats. Companies on board include Apple and Intel.

By February 13, 2015


ARM tries to spread its chips to forests, fields, and factories (Q&A)

Gary Atkinson's job is to make sure the Internet of Things becomes the next big thing for chip designer ARM.

By July 4, 2014


Do wristband heart trackers actually work? A checkup.

More wrist-based heart rate monitors are hitting the market, letting you gauge your fitness with a quick read of your pulse. But as Sharon Profis discovered after a visit to the doctor, these optical monitors may need more R&D.

By May 22, 2014


Are heart rate monitors on fitness trackers accurate?

Several fitness trackers, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5, now boast the ability to measure your heart rate. How do their readings stack up to an EKG? CNET's Sharon Profis, with help from Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Dr. Jon Zaroff, puts the Garmin VivoFit, Withings Pulse O2, Basis Carbon Steel, Samsung Gear Fit, and Samsung Galaxy S5 to the test.

By May 22, 2014


Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By February 24, 2014


Cyber Security Alliance chief: We're all connected (podcast)

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Larry Magid chats with National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Michael Kaiser and introduces "A Parents' Guide to Cyber Security."

By October 1, 2013


For $49, a doctor will see you now -- online

American Well unveils a new service that connects consumers directly to physicians through their mobile devices for advice -- and sometimes even for diagnoses and prescriptions.

By October 9, 2013


Small biz survey: No cybersecurity plans -- no worries. What?

Majority of U.S. small businesses say their information is protected, yet many have no required policies or protection in place to remain safe.

By October 16, 2012


Medical robotics come to Kaiser (photos)

At Kaiser Permanente's Garfield Center for Innovation, the health care giant is testing new robotics technologies.

10 Images By January 22, 2011