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Robocalls are overwhelming hospital patients and doctors. My fantasy is that they're trying to sell them health insurance, because my robocalls do that to me, and I'm on Medicare. We've reached the technology of the absurd.
With less than two weeks left in the U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices handed down four decisions on Monday. Defying predictions, three were decided by shifting liberal-conservative coalitions. Here, in a nutshell, are the results, and the…
francine hardawayDelighted to see the Supreme Court deciding on the merits and not the politics.
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business
– Jun 17, 12:23 PM
New York(CNN Business) BuzzFeed News employees on Monday afternoon staged a walkout in an attempt to pressure the company to recognize their union. Approximately 115 to 125 employees were expected to participate in the demonstration, a…
francine hardawayThere’s so little priority placed on news.Will anyone care if they come back?
By Shannon Liao, CNN Business
– Jun 17, 12:11 PM
New York(CNN Business) Bitcoin's stunning spring continues: It soared past $9,300 Monday, reaching its highest level in 13 months. The cryptocurrency has risen 148% in 2019. Many investors are betting on more growth ahead. As JPMorgan (JPM)…
francine hardawayI still don’t know why. It just does this every couple of years:-) I make $$
The New York Times
Robert D. McFadden
– Jun 17, 7:50 AM
Gloria Vanderbilt, the society heiress who stitched her illustrious family name into designer jeans and built a $100 million fashion empire, crowning her tabloid story of a child-custody fight, of broken marriages and of jet-set romances, died on…
francine hardawaySuch a marvelous obituary of a glamorous life. Worth a read.
Californians narrowly support Gov. Gavin Newsom's moratorium on death row executions but they oppose abolishing the death penalty outright, a new poll shows. The findings offer some political affirmation for the Democratic governor who, after…
francine hardawaySeriously? This is a case of people not knowing what they want, or caring enough to think consistently.
(CNN) Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are teaching robots to 'see' what an object looks like just by touching it and predict what something will feel like by looking at it. A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial…
francine hardawayMaking them more human? But does it?
Now, here's where AI comes in. At the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in early June, IBM and JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), a nonprofit that spearheads Type 1 diabetes research, unveiled…
francine hardawayIBM has had so little luck using Watson in health care.
Over the course of two days, ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos spent 30 hours with President Donald Trump, flying on Air Force One to Iowa, traveling in his armored vehicle called “The Beast,” greeting him in his West Wing…
The Washington Post
– Jun 17, 12:21 PM
For most Americans, such robocalls represent an unavoidable digital-age nuisance, resulting in constant interruptions targeting their phones each month. For hospitals, though, the spam calls amount to a literal life-or-death challenge, one that…
francine hardawayAre they trying to sell health insurance? That's what my robocalls offer.
Dogs, more so than almost any other domesticated species, are desperate for human eye contact. When raised around people, they begin fighting for our attention when they're as young as four weeks old. It's hard for most people to resist a petulant…
francine hardawayStop the presses. This breaking news just came in my feed.