Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Mobile payments may soar, thanks to COVID-19

Mobile payments may soar, thanks to COVID-19 One of the most frequently asked questions in these days of pandemic is, “When will things get back to normal?” Valid answers are generally, “They won’t. Goodbye, handshakes” and “In stages, ending when a vaccine is approved and widely distributed.” When it comes to payments, the answers […]

London-headquartered fintech Soldo supports 'digital foodstamp' COVID-19 response

London-headquartered fintech Soldo supports ‘digital foodstamp’ COVID-19 response London-headquartered fintech startup Soldo has repurposed its spend management tools to help local authorities in Italy with COVID-19 emergency response measures. As a result, local authorities in Milan are set to roll out an emergency aid package using the startup’s digital infrastructure to help distribute money from the […]

Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses Every wildly successful computing platform gains that success because of a “killer app” — a software category or usage model that compels people to embrace it en masse. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: Emerging Technology

Developer models COVID-19 sneezing simulation on Gran Turismo software

Developer models COVID-19 sneezing simulation on Gran Turismo software A lone developer from the company that provided aerodynamic analysis for the cars in the popular PlayStation game Gran Turismo has applied the tooling to demonstrate the spread of germs with and without wearing a mask during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When the Tokyo office […]

I've finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist

I’ve finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist Ever since the first foldable phones were foisted upon us, I’ve been struggling to understand their purpose. They’re cool, sure — and technologically speaking, they’re incredibly impressive. But from a practical, ten-fingered human perspective, what benefit do they actually provide? I’ve yet to hear a […]

Q&A: How Baptist Health saved $13M using AI to reduce readmissions

Q&A: How Baptist Health saved M using AI to reduce readmissions Baptist Health is a three-hospital, nonprofit system serving Montgomery, Ala. and the surrounding region. It has 680 beds, 550 affiliated physicians and is the largest private employer in the area. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: Emerging […]

Containers on the desktop? You bet — on Windows 10X

Containers on the desktop? You bet — on Windows 10X Although containers emerged from the land of Linux, Microsoft has wholeheartedly embraced them. Beginning with Windows Server 2016, the company began offering two types of Docker-compatible containers: Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers. And six years after that fateful day when Microsoft announced it loved […]

Facebook changes its Libra plans to include more cryptocurrencies

Facebook changes its Libra plans to include more cryptocurrencies Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency tied to cash appear to be making a course correction, as the social network now appears to be planning to support not only its own digital token through its online wallet but others offered by central banks. Libra, a […]