DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform – Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs with GE partnership – Hitachi working to reduce hospital readmissions

The tech giant is developing the platform as a part of its Healthcare NExT program and has partnered with Aurora Health Care to create the Aurora Digital Assistant, a new chatbot service that aims to demonstrate how digital assistants can benefit not only patients but healthcare providers and networks, too. Currently, the platform is being privately previewed to Microsoft’s new partners. Microsoft hopes the service will help make it easier for users to access medical info from their smartphones. Aurora patients can “text” the digital assistant in a conversational manner via an app,…

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Qualcomm CEO Sees ‘No Path to Value’ in Broadcom Tie-Up

Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf on Thursday reaffirmed his opposition to a hostile takeover bid from computer chip rival Broadcom, saying the deal offers “no real path to value.” The comments came days after Singapore-based Broadcom escalated its efforts on a $130 billion bid by proposing a slate of directors to unseat the Qualcomm board of directors. Mollenkopf, speaking at an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, said that “we always have discussions” on potential tie-ups but that Qualcomm’s future is well-positioned as an independent company. He added that “we didn’t think the offer…

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10 Best Lunch Recipes in Hindi

‘Lunch is ready!’ are the three magic words that work their spell on us more than anything else in the world. Lets admit it, one of the biggest highlight in the chaos filled and jam packed day is when we break for lunch. Be it at your own house or your office, a delicious lunch works as an instant mood lifter, makes you forget all your daily woes (partially, at least!) and recharges you for what’s about to come in the day. It is also said that during the lunch…

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Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

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IBM Says It Has Reached a Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM’s quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said Friday that the company’s scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits. Gil says it’s the first time any company has built a quantum computer at this scale. Quantum computing, a technology that’s still in its early phases, uses the quirks of quantum physics to perform calculations at far higher speeds than current…

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IIT Researchers Claim Breakthrough in Memory Device Technology

Researchers at IIT Roorkee Tuesday claimed to have made a breakthrough in memory device technology which, they said, usher in a new technological revolution. A team of researchers from the Department of Physics and Centre for Nanotechnology has developed a high-density, energy-efficient and four-logic state memory device named Magnetoelectric Random Access Memory (MeRAM). The device could provide a massive boost to the overall computing processes and memory-intensive tasks like video and multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. “MeRAM has immense potential to be used…

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10 Delectable South Indian Recipes In Hindi

India boasts of a wide array of cuisines from all over the country; the mélange of spices makes them even more special. One such region, with a rich culinary heritage, is South India, which offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Each state proudly holds its own uniqueness and use of rare spices, which is why it is also known as the ‘land of spices’. With its five states, South Indian cuisine is extremely different from it North Indian counterpart and needless to say their cuisines are rooted in…

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Breakfast in Old Delhi: 7 Lip-Smacking Dishes to Kickstart Your Day

Old Delhi maybe intimidating because of the swarm of people that throng the narrow streets and the chaos that seems to be perpetual, but for those who are really passionate about food, it is the ultimate hub to savour the best of desiflavours. There are so many nooks and corners with legendary food stalls that making your way through the madness to sample mouthwatering delights once in awhile is definitely worthwhile. That too at old-time prices that allow you to feast like a king in under 500 Rupees. Where else can…

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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6 Amazing Eateries in Hauz Khas Village You Must Try

It may be a ‘village’, but nothing about Hauz Khas village (or HKV as the trendy youngsters of Delhi call it) is short of extravagant, classy and posh. With the ancient Hauz Khas fort at one end and urban eateries and high end boutiques on the other, Hauz Khas Village is a spectrum worth experiencing. It is every bit worth the hype it has garnered over the years. One of the best features of Hauz Khas village are its cafes. Ever bustling with college going youth, families and senior citizens, these eateries at…

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