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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech” apps and services — to ...

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Putin: No military action in Idlib in near future, need to help civilians whatever side they live on

Vladimir Putin said he does not foresee any military action in Syria’s Idlib in the near future, stressing that peace – not fighting – is the ultimate goal. Putin spoke at a briefing with Austria’s Sebastian Kurz in St Petersburg. “I do not see any military action in the zone in the foreseeable future, we don’t want fighting in this ...

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Here’s everything Google announced today at its “Future of Search” event

Google has changed a lot in 20 years. What started as an index of “just” a few million pages is now reaching into the hundreds of billions; what was once a relatively simple (if very clever!) search engine is now an impossibly complex brew of machine learning, computer vision, and data science that finds its way into the daily lives ...

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ICYMI: Is Elon Musk Tony Stark, or just stark raving? Humanity’s future may depend on it (VIDEO)

Elon Musk’s latest method of spooking shareholders was to legally smoke marijuana while recording a podcast in California. What didn’t make the headlines however was some of his predictions for the future that should spook us all. For a lot of people, Musk is a hard man to warm to because there’s a lot about him which seems, shall we ...

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The future is here! Russia successfully tests exosuit enabling wearer to shoot machine gun 1-handed

Russia has tested a battery-powered electric motor exoskeleton. The ‘Iron Man’ suit enables the wearer to accurately hit a target with a machine gun one-handed. Soldiers wearing the high-tech exosuit can run faster and wield heavier equipment and weapons, Oleg Faustov – the chief designer of military industry company TsNIITochMash, which developed the exoskeleton – told TASS. “We have already ...

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Repost of fake Churchill quote on ‘future fascist’ left gets Texas governor skewered on Twitter

Texas Governor Greg Abbott felt the full wrath of the internet after naively tweeting a 9gag-watermarked meme that called the Antifa “the fascists of the future” and attributed the words to Winston Churchill. Abbott was met with torrents of ridicule and snark after sharing a photo of the former British prime minister, accompanied by one of his many memorable “quotes.” ...

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‘I want my daughter to have a future’: Returning Syrian refugees explain urge to come back home

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One man who’s already moved back ...

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US must return to nuclear deal before future talks with Tehran – Rouhani aide

A return to the 2015 nuclear deal is the key to future talks between the US and Iran, an adviser to President Hassan Rouhani said. President Donald Trump is ready to negotiate, but believes the existing deal is “a waste of paper.” “Respecting the Iranian nation’s rights, reducing hostilities and returning to the nuclear deal are steps that can be ...

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NYT columnist fantasizes in article from a future in which Trump loses 2020 election to rival Warren

It is the year 2020 and Donald Trump has just lost his bid for reelection for president of the United States — at least in the mind of one New York Times scribe, who has envisioned a Trumpless future in his latest column. Columnist David Leonhardt has penned an article billed as a “sneak peek” at analysis from November 4, ...

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The future of personal aviation? Startup unveils ‘safe & affordable flying car’ (VIDEOS)

A Silicon Valley startup has unveiled an all-electric flying vehicle that can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph. Known as the BlackFly, the aero car requires no special skills to operate and no formal licensing in the US. The futuristic-looking personal aviation vehicle designed purely for consumer needs was developed at the Silicon Valley-based Opener, ...

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