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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Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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Gionee M7 Power With 5000mAh Battery Launched in India; Price Starts at Rs. 16,999

Gionee M7 Power will go on sale in India on November 25 via Amazon HIGHLIGHTS Gionee M7 Power sports a 6-inch FullView display It bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture Gionee M7 Power was launched in India on Wednesday. As you can tell by the name of the smartphone, the M7 Power’s biggest highlight is its massive 5000mAh battery. It also sports a large 6-inch FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. To recall, the smartphone…

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Vivo V7 With 24-Megapixel Selfie Camera, 18:9 Display Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo V7 India launch is scheduled for Monday, November 20 HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 India launch is set for Monday, November 20 The smartphone has been launched in Indonesia It is very similar to the already launched Vivo V7+ Vivo V7 has been launched in Indonesia, shortly after the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced the India launch of the smartphone on Monday, November 20. As expected, the Vivo V7 is a selfie-focused smartphone with an 18:9 FullView display, just like the Vivo V7+ that was launched in India back in September. Vivo has revealed the price and specifications of the V7…

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Vivo V7 With 5.7-Inch 18:9 Display, 24-Megapixel Front Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Vivo V7 was launched in India on Monday at an event in Gurugram. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest selfie-focused smartphone is a smaller version of the Vivo V7+ that the company had launched back in September this year. The smartphone retains much the same specifications as its larger sibling, but, features a smaller battery, half the onboard storage, and a smaller display. Highlights include its 18:9 display and its 24-megapixel front camera. At the event, the company revealed the Vivo V7 price in India, its specifications, and its availability. The smartphone will be an online…

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iPhone With Dual-SIM Support Due in 2018, Apple Looking to Intel for Modems: Kuo

Amid the success story of the iPhone X, Apple is now reported to be bringing new iPhone models in 2018 with dual-SIM support. The Cupertino company is also rumoured to be in talks with Intel to provide 5G modems on a future iPhone to deliver a faster experience. Supporting two networks with dual-SIM card slots is quite common among handsets developed by companies like Samsung and Xiaomi. But if we believe the latest research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone models that would be debuted in the second half of 2018, as the successors of…

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Cooking with Winter Berries: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Them

Every time November comes around, I start getting excited about all the wintry produce that makes its way into my kitchen. There’s delicate, pearly ponkh, and sturdy sweet-fleshed yams. There’s mogri (rat-tail radish), and amba haldi, which looks and tastes like a cross between ginger, turmeric and mango. Fresh leafy greens such as sarson and bathua pile up in my vegetable crisper. My lovely Gujarati neighbour sends around a bowlful of homemade undhiyu. And yet, winter wouldn’t be winter without the profusion of berries that swell my shopping bag, every time I return from a visit…

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Warm Your Tummy This Winter With These 5 Special Comfort Food Recipes

Break-ups, fights, terminations and losing a loved one are events which do not have a season. And guess what’s common in all of them and other similar situations? Grief. Nah! Just kidding, it’s comfort food people! It always is. You know when you are sad or angry, all you need is food and not just any kind of food, comfort food. Comfort foods have a way of soothing any stressed soul like nothing else can. For some it may be a tub of ice-cream, for others it could be homemade rajma-chawal….

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Horror classic Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth hits GOG with ‘fixes for modern PCs’

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one of the all-time great horror games. It’s also notoriously busted. Buggy even at release, it only got worse in the intervening years as OS upgrades and so on rendered it basically unplayable. The situation deteriorated so much I finally removed Dark Corners of the Earth from PCWorld’s list of the best horror games list this year. Bad timing I guess. Out of nowhere, GOG.com’s put a restored version of Dark Corners of the Earth up for sale on Halloween, promising “fixes for modern computers.” If you buy it (for a mere…

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For baby: Pasta shells with salmon and veggies in a ‘cheats’ cheese sauce

Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Yield: 6 child portions Ingredients 200 g. skinless, boneless salmon fillet 1 Knob of butter 150 g. mini shell pasta 150 g. broccoli florets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 200 g. peeled butternut squash, deseeded and diced 250 mL unsalted or weak vegetable stock 200 g. full fat creme fraiche 150 g. cherry tomatoes, halved 50 g. grated parmesan cheese squeeze lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Put the salmon in the centre of a…

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