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The digital doctor will see you now: how big data is saving lives

The digital doctor will see you now

How big data is saving lives

From the moment we leave the womb (and before that) we're exuding data with every tiny breath, but up until quite recently, analysis of that heart rate data was rather facile. Babies would, of course, be connected to heart rate monitors, but they only informed neonatal staff whether the patient was comfortable or in distress. When the babies were sent home, with a presumed clean bill of health, this data was discarded with no further analysis. Dr Carolyn McGregor decided to look deeper and her initial findings identified a crucial trend; that these babies' hearts were regulating and stabilising at the onset of infection. How big data is saving lives

Amazon Fire Phone: Everything you need to know

We round up the details so you don't have to

Rumored almost since the debut of the original Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon has taken the wraps off its very first smartphone - the Fire Phone. The 4.7-inch handset is Jeff Bezos and Co.'s attempt to put its e-tail services into consumers pockets, but the phone has a number of tech tricks up its sleeves that may make it a serious smartphone contender. Or, they could end up a bunch of gimmicks people scurry into AT&T stores to play with and slink away without actually buying a device. Before the Amazon phone hits stores July 25, we've rounded up the eight things you'll want to know first about the Amazon phone. Read more about the Amazon Fire Phone

What digital music did next: the future of audio revealed

What digital audio did next

The future of audio revealed

Since the appearance of the internet and the MP3 in 1993, the music industry has lost over half of its value, but it's also been one of the most innovative areas for the new digital economy. We've had illegal file-sharing and court cases, arguments over compression rates and digital rights management, the emergence of iTunes eight years ago and, most recently, the Spotify phenomenon. Continue reading...

Panasonic TX-50AX802 review

Panasonic TX-50AX802

Size doesn't matter when it comes to this 4K TV

Make no mistake, the Panasonic TX-50AX802 is a stand-out 4K UHD TV in most every sense. With its metallic trim and crafty hidden pedestal, the set looks superb and (pedantic niggles aside) its picture performance is a richly hued wow. Throw in a superior connected feature roster with snazzy Freetime roll-back programme guide, and you're more than halfway a winner. Panasonic TX-50AX802 review