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Male And Female Entrepreneurs In Startups
Men still dominate the UK startup landscape, with 80.6% of companies launched between 2000-2018 being founded by men ernestoeslava / Pixabay It’s safe to say that the UK’s startup scene has always been largely a Y-chromosome dominated space. Over the past few years, the UK government and independent bodies have increasingly made efforts to level the playing fields between male
Top 10 Best Startup Cities In The World: Check Them Out
rawpixel / Pixabay Startups have been mushrooming in hundreds of cities around the world. But some cities have the right conditions and regulations to attract entrepreneurial talent and help them flourish. Entrepreneurs want to be in cities that offer a supportive environment for innovation. Silicon Valley in California remains one of the world’s biggest startup hubs. But some other cities have
EmTech Asia Explores Tech’s Impact on Life and the World Around Us
Organized by the MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the sixth annual EmTech Asia conference opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands last month and drew a crowd of over 700 participants from over 30 countries. Taglined “Discover the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World”, EmTech Asia 2019 attendees heard from 50 of the world’s most influential
This AI-Powered Gadget Can Translate Thoughts Into Speech
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Image source: Pixabay Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more powerful and enjoys greater applications in various scientific disciplines. Now researchers from Columbia University came up an idea for an AI-powered gadget which can translate thoughts into speech. Not only is this a great invention, but it can help people who are unable to speak. “Our voices help connect us to
Fitbit Charge 3 Blank/Black Display Issue: Try These Workarounds
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Image Source: Chris Kerber/Twitter (screenshot) The Fitbit Charge 3 is possibly among the best fitness trackers around, but it is not without issues. And, the latest problem that many are complaining about is the device not working properly or the screen going blank/black. Fitbit Charge 3 blank screen issue – what’s happening? Users affected by the Fitbit Charge 3 blank
New Wearable Can Measure Sweating in Extreme Environments
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Up-Free / Pixabay Wearables are the future of sports. Athletes can use their smart watches and other wearables to monitor their heart rate, blood pressure, steps and much more. They are almost replacing regular doctor check ups with the smart watches and their capabilities. However, researchers have developed a new wearable which can measure sweating in extreme environments, helping to
Google Buys Smartwatch Tech and Know-How From Fossil
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google unit said Thursday it's buying about $40 million worth of smartwatch technology from watch maker Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL), which is throwing in the R&D employees who developed it as part of the deal. What We Know While neither Google nor Fossil said what, exactly, the new technology is, the head of Google’s Wear
Why Some Doctors Are Concerned About Apple Watch’s ECG Feature
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Image Source: Apple (screenshot) Many consider the Apple Watch’s ECG feature to be a very useful one. It is the first consumer-focused ECG available without a prescription, and it makes the Apple Watch more than just a fitness band. Although it has already been credited with saving a life, some doctors feel it may do more harm than good. A waste
Report: APAC Healthtech Posts Its Largest Year of Funding
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2018 was a blockbuster year for Asia-Pacific healthtech, according to a new report by Galen Growth Asia. “Asia HealthTech closed the year at a record breaking US$6.3B, confirming it as the 2nd largest digital health ecosystem in the world,” writes Julien de Salaberry, CEO and founder of the Singapore-based healthtech research and advisory firm. Funding in 2018 broke through all
Alphabet's Healthcare Unit Just Completed a $1B Fundraising Round
Verily, the life sciences and healthcare company launched by Alphabet in 2015, announced that it's just completed a $1 billion funding round led by Silver Lake. The funding will be used on "investments in strategic partnerships, global business development opportunities, and potential acquisitions," the company said in a press release. Verily has thus far focused primarily on research, as Business