The search results are intended for informational purposes only and users should always consult a doctor for medical advice and treatment.
As more and more people seek Google's advice first when it comes to health symptoms before visiting a doctor, Google India on Tuesday rolled out its feature called "Symptom Search" in India that lets users find quality health information on their smartphones. In collaboration with a team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals, the tech giant will add tailor-made information about commonly-searched symptoms in its Search.
When a user searches for symptoms like "cough and pain", the app will show a list of related conditions ("common cold, acute bronchitis, flu, pneumonia, chest infection"). For individual symptoms like "headache," the app -- currently available in English and Hindi -- will show digital cards, providing users with an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor's visit
"This is a significant trend and we are happy to have partnered on this initiative with Google. At Apollo Hospitals, we have always made optimal use of digital technology for the benefit of patients," Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, said in a statement.
"With the launch of the 'Symptom Search Project', we aim to provide quality healthcare information which can be accessed by a billion Indians," Reddy added.
Notably, the search results are intended for informational purposes only and users should always consult a doctor for medical advice and treatment, Google cautioned.
Roughly one percent of searches on the search are symptom-related and with this, Google aims to help users navigate and explore health conditions related to various symptoms and quickly get to the point where they can talk to a health professional or do more in-depth research on the web.
A new technique can determine which ice poses the greatest threat.
It's safe to say that melting glaciers and ice sheets are bad things: they raise ocean levels and risk flooding low-lying coastal areas. But which of these icy bodies do you have to worry about in your area? NASA might help. It recently developed a technique that can determine which glaciers and sheets pose a threat to a given area. It's complex, but it could make a big difference for coastal cities that may need to react to global warming.
Gradient fingerprint mapping, as it's called, uses advanced math to check the local variations in the ice thickness of all of the world's ice drainage systems. When you map all these gradients, you can determine where the water will ultimately go. And it's more complicated than you think -- if a lot of ice melts, it can actually lower the sea level in certain areas because of the reduced gravitational pull.
The resulting predictions can be surprising in multiple ways. For one thing, proximity isn't necessarily an indicator of which glaciers you have to worry about. New York City primarily has to fret about the glaciers in Greenland's northeast (those furthest away), for example. As for that gravitational effect? The sea level around Oslo, Norway would actually fall if only the glaciers in the same Greenland area melted. Meanwhile, the breaking ice sheets in the western Antarctic would pose the greatest danger to Sydney.
It's not exactly the most heartening discovery, but it could be important if there's no way to dramatically slow or halt the melting process. Planners could use the data to understand whether or not they need sea walls and other measures to prevent flooding. Like it or not, that know-how may become crucial in the next few decades.
COREPHOTONICS CLAIMS IT HOLDS FOUR PATENTS FOR THE DUAL LENS CAMERA TECHNOLOGY USED BY APPLE IN IPHONE 7 PLUS AND IPHONE 8 PLUS.
Just when Apple would have settled down to celebrate its court victory over arch rival Samsung by being awarded a $120 million on patent rights infringement, the Cupertino tech giant itself has been slapped with a patent infringement case. This time the entity suing Apple is an Israeli company Corephotonics, which claims it holds four patents for the dual lens camera setup technology that Apple has used in its iPhone models iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.
The startup details in the lawsuit how it was already in dialogue with Apple for using their patented technology and how it went sour. It is claimed in the lawsuit that Apple openly challenged them to go to court and that they are prepared for it.
Corephotonics was founded in 2012 by Dr. David Medlovic and has four patents registered in the relevant technology space between 2012 and 2015. These include two separate patents on ‘mini telephoto lens assembly’, one relating to ‘dual aperture zoom digital cameras’ and the last one covering ‘high resolution thin multi-aperture imaging systems’. Corephotonics has connected the description in its patent to the camera setup that Apple has used on iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones to drive home the point in its lawsuit that this is indeed an infringement of its technology patents.
Interestingly, Corephotonics has not spared the buyers and users of these two iPhone models also in its lawsuit. The premise here is that the customers who buy the devices are in the know of the patents being held by the Israeli company and Apple is in infringement of the same and therefore they are also liable to be covered as respondents in their lawsuit.
However, since the lawsuit was filed before the physical launch of Apple’s iPhone X, it is not figuring in this lawsuit. iPhone X also sports the same dual lens setup in the rear as the other two phones.
Apple has so far not reacted to the development.
Apple partners with LG Display to reportedly work on a foldable iPhone, production could start from 2020: Report
As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone "Galaxy X" in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display.
According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch-rival.
"According to The Bell, LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model," the report said on Thursday.
The foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020. LG has reportedly completed its own foldable OLED panel prototype and has been upgrading the durability and the yield rate.
The company recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province.
Apple is also considering investing in LG to speed up OLED production. Meanwhile, Samsung is exclusively supplying panels for the latest iPhone X, the first OLED iPhone.
"Amid Samsung's near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner," the report added.
In 2017, Samsung will hold approximately 89 percent of the AMOLED (active matrix OLED) display panel market, analysts at UBI Research said recently.
Currently, some smartphones that feature OLED screens are iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG V30, and Vivo X9s.
The Samsung "Galaxy X" is likely to make an appearance during the CES consumer technology show in January.
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Facebook will source the authencity of the source from Wikipedia, hoping no false data on their part.
Facebook has been claiming to work against the distribution of fake news in the recent times. It seems that the company is now taking noticeable steps towards that measure, apart from hiring several thousands of people to monitor content. The social media giant has put an ‘i’ button on news posts to let users learn about the background of the source.
Facebook has been testing the new information button on news posts. The button will contain links to the Wikipedia page of the news source. Users will also be able to see related articles below that.
With this button, people will now have the option to learn about the source and decide whether to share that piece of information or not. If it is from some reputed and trusted media organisation, it will have a proper Wikipedia profile. If there’s no information available about the source, then users can themselves figure out whether to go ahead with it or not.
If you haven’t seen this new feature, then you have to wait as Facebook is slowly rolling out the update to users worldwide. With this feature, we hope that Facebook is able to successfully reduce the widespread distribution of fake news on their platform.
During an on stage interview at the New Yorker TechFest on Friday, Ive said the new button-less design was a process filled with failures and setbacks. “I mean, the phone we just announced a couple of weeks ago, the iPhone X, that technology is something we'd been working on for five years. And we had prototypes,” Ive said, talking about the iPhone X with its full-panel display and FaceID unlock.
“There's a tendency, and of course there is, and I understand it, with the benefit of hindsight, all of it seems inevitable,” Ive said. “But for 99 percent of the time, it didn’t work for us. For the vast majority of the development cycle, all we had were things that failed. By definition, if they didn't fail halfway through, then we’d be done.”
During the interview, Ive was even asked what kind of new technology he dreams about. Ive, however, refused to directly answer the question, likely for fear of giving away plans for future iPhones. He did mention that it’s because of the size and efficiency of current day silicon that his design team can dream big with what they want to do with the iPhone. “Some of the allowances, some of the opportunities are extraordinary,” he said.
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