UK Hospital Computer System Prevents 17 Per Cent of Deaths By Reminding Staff to Give Patients Drugs
The NHS has had a torrid history of blundered computer system upgrades and IT roll-outs. But according to University Hospitals Birmingham, a decent IT system can prevent 17 per cent of deaths in hospital.
Adobe has launched an official version of its Reader PDF app on iTunes, bringing full support for document reading, searching and printing to most iOS devices. This must mean Adobe and Apple are friends again. [iTunes via Adobe]
Life at Olympus isn't just conjuring up stunning micro four thirds camera after stunning micro four thirds camera, it seems. Their British CEO Michael Woodford was fired last week for raising questions about billions of pounds that just "disappeared" out of Olympus' bank account.
There will be plenty of jokes made about this one. 88mph, flux capacitors, fusion drives and so on. But the current license holder of the DMC name is serious about reintroducing the DeLorean, with an all-electric update set to arrive in 2013.
I've got my phone out of my pocket at least fifty times a day, usually for insignificant tasks like clearing notifications. But, if Microsoft's new haptic sensory system becomes a reality, I'll be able to keep my phone out of sight but still control it through my pants.
Remember in Predator when Jess Ventura is unleashing his M-134 Mini-gun into the forest? It was being fed by an ammo box strapped to his back. Turns out, that wasn't an actual piece of Army kit, at least until members of the Iowa National Guard created it themselves.
For all the power and connectivity that modern mobile devices offer these days, why are we still typing on screens (or, God forbid, numerical pads) barely three fingers wide? A new wearable GUI system aims to turn any surface within arm's reach into an input device.
I dislike picking up my dog's droppings almost as much as stepping in them. However, a fleet of these automated scoopers could one day safeguard my shoe soles from dog droppings without reducing me to picking up poop.
Because, really, what's the point of owning a fish tank if your pets aren't in constant mortal danger?
Instapaper's one of the truly essential apps on iPhone and iPad, so it's a pretty big deal when it gets a substantial update. There are iPhone- and iPad-specific changes a'plenty, but the long and short and whole of it is that this is a great update for a must-have app.
Siri has the ability to address you any way you wish—Master, Tater Salad, whatever. Siri also has the ability, according to Fury.com, to save that nickname to your personal contact info and distribute it with every vCard you send.
There's a lot of reasons the 1D X might be the most ridiculous DSLR ever made, but the numbers seem like a good place to start. A full-frame 18-megapixel sensor. ISO 204,800. 12fps RAW shooting. 61-point autofocus. Three DIGIC image processors. One gigabit ethernet port.
Do you have more money than sense? Really? Fantastic! That qualifies you to purchase this 60HP, three-wheeled contraption from Hammacher Schlemmer for a mere £48,000.
We totally dig Micro Four Thirds gear—it's compact, shoots killer pics, and more often than not sports some neat progressive design. But what if you don't want DSLRish quality? What about the opposite? Let's take some warped masterpieces.
Apple is filthy rich. It sold four million phones in three days. It's worth more than Exxon. It's got a staggering stockpile of cash, just sitting around. So why does it spend merely 2.2 percent of revenue on cooking concepts?