Apple and Google introduce an app-free virus-tracing program they hope will catch on with the public

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Meanwhile, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that made a contact-tracing app for public agencies is now is offering to help them take advantage of the new Apple-Google alert system.

The initial tracing effort by Apple and Google, which they introduced in April, required users to install an app provided by government health departments. The system used Bluetooth technology to signal when a phone user was near someone who had been confirmed to be infected, without revealing their identity.

Six US states and a number of foreign countries have adopted the system, but the download requirement made it less likely that the public would willingly use it.

The new approach simplifies the process by building the alert into Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android software operating systems. Users get on-screen messages telling them how to activate the feature, but only if they live in a state that’s running an

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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Technology & Communications

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Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Healthcare companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.5%. Within that group, Amgen Inc (Symbol: AMGN) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.8% and 3.2%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLV), which is up 0.6% on the day, and up 5.75% year-to-date. Amgen Inc, meanwhile, is up 5.33% year-to-date, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is up 63.41% year-to-date. Combined, AMGN and REGN make up approximately 5.2% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, higher by 0.1%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Inc (Symbol: CRM) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Symbol: AMD) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.4% and 2.7%, respectively.

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Nigeria waives right of way charges to boost internet access

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Nigeria’s long-held ambitions of boosting local internet access and speeds largely depend on making it easier for internet providers to operate outside the country’s largest cities.

With major undersea cable projects typically landing in Lagos—the coastal urban center that doubles as its economic hub, there’s a clear gap with internet access and connection quality compared to more interior states. But the government is hoping a temporary policy change will play a role in bridging the gap: it is waiving charges for laying fiber optic cables on federal highways until December 2022.

In theory this should make it significantly cheaper for internet providers to lay down cable infrastructure along major highways across the country. The move could play a key role in helping to meet the targets of Nigeria’s national broadband plan which aims for 90% coverage of the population by 2025 and download speeds of at

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Elon Musk unveils working Neuralink chip that connects brain directly to computer | The Independent

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Elon Musk has demonstrated a working brain-computer interface that he hopes will allow “human-AI symbiosis”.

During a live event held by his neurotechnology startup Neuralink, Mr Musk showed off a chip that had been implanted directly into a pig’s brain.

The billionaire entrepreneur, who also heads up SpaceX and Tesla, has previously warned that humans risk being overtaken by artificial intelligence within the next five years.

Early applications of Neuralink’s technology will be in treating brain disorders and diseases, with Mr Musk saying it would “solve important brain and spine problems with a seamlessly implanted device.”

Its ultimate potential is almost limitless, he claimed, with one example being the capability to summon a self-driving Tesla telepathically.

“You could solve blindness, you could solve paralysis, you could solve hearing,” he said.

“In the future you’ll be able to save and replay memories. This is increasingly sounding like a Black Mirror episode…

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Internet of Things In Healthcare Market 2020 Global Growth Analysis, Opportunities and forecast to 2026

hafiz wae Presents “Internet of Things In Healthcare Market, by Technology (Wi-Fi, Satellite, Cellular, ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Near Field Communication), By Componen” New Document to its Studies Database

The report comprises the study of the Internet of Things In Healthcare market for the review period from 2020 to 2026. The market has been analyzed as per the parameters of Porter’s Five Factor. Further, the market has been classified on the basis of various grounds to provide an insightful market analysis. The report is a comprehensive study of the industry. It contains an informative insight that offers the definition of market, applications, and the manufacturing technique used. Further, the report provides various factors that influence the Internet of Things In Healthcare market. Also, the report offers various risks faced by the industrialists. In short, the report gives an acute market insight into the market with 2020 as the

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