Category Archives: internet of things

Amazon to Offer Telehealth Service to Other U.S. Firms This Summer

Amazon said it has started to offer its Amazon Care program to employees and other companies throughout Washington state and plans to make the program available throughout the U.S. this summer. Launched in 2019 at its Seattle headquarters, Amazon Care started by offering virtual primary-care services to Amazon employees in the city. The service also has an at-home care option, where medical professionals are dispatched to perform medical services such as blood draws or listening to a patient’s lungs. Read more (WSJ)

The Rise of the Private City-State: In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

He wants Nevada to change its laws to allow “innovation zones,” where companies would have powers like those of a county government, including creating court systems, imposing taxes and building infrastructure while making land and water management decisions. The prospect has been met with intrigue and skepticism from Nevada lawmakers, though the legislation has yet to be formally filed or discussed in public hearings. Most in the Democratic-controlled Legislature are eager to diversify Nevada’s tourism-dependent economy, but many fear backlash against business incentives as they struggle to fund health care and education. Read more (Las Vegas Sun)

World Wide Web Timeline

Since its founding in 1989, the World Wide Web has touched the lives of billions of people around the world and fundamentally changed how we connect with others, the nature of our work, how we discover and share news and new ideas, how we entertain ourselves and how communities form and function. The timeline below is the beginning of an effort to capture both the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.  Read more (Pew Research)

Feeling Safe in the Home of the Future: A product life-cycle approach to improve the trustworthiness of smart home products and services

A home is more than a building or a place of shelter. It is where we take care of the people and things that mean the most to us. Turning a physical structure into a place of comfort, safety and sanctuary is hard work, but what if the home itself could help? Read more (World Economic Forum)

Enabling a harmonious ecosystem of human beings and machines (Global fashion manufacturing/Bangladesh)

Over the past decades, Bangladesh has surmounted expectations by transforming it into one of the largest apparel exporters in the world. Given the large-scale manufacturing capacity, the country is one of the most prospective testbeds for implementing technologies under the fourth industrial revolution.

A strategic transformation for this sector using the breakthrough technologies will push the boundaries of innovation in the country and increase efficiency over the coming decade – an era that is going to be shepherded by applied computational intelligence. Read more (Financial Express)