Fingerprint Sensors on Payment Cards, Bill Gates’s 2-Step Evening Ritual & More

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1. MasterCard adds fingerprint sensors to payment cards

By Engadget

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

Our fingerprints are quickly replacing PINs and passwords as our primary means of unlocking our phones, doors and safes. Read More

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2. Virtual Reality Is Used in Clinical Practice

By The Medical Futurist

Digest: Health

Curator: R. Scott Munro

This is an interesting look at some of the research on VR from Brennan Spiegel and his team at Cedars-Sinai. I will say that the article is a bit more optimistic about VR than even Dr. Spiegel has been at times, which I find ironic. Spiegel has spoken about how we need to temper our expectations for technology in healthcare, as well as his experiences trying to put a VR headset on a terminally ill patient who basically looked at him like he was crazy. Read More

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3. Less than one in five startups are founded by women

By Gene Marks – The Washington Post

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

New research data from Crunchbase, the research arm of technology site TechCrunch, has found that only 17 percent of new startups during the first quarter of 2017 were founded by females. Read More

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4. Facebook Wants People to Type from Their Brain and Hear with their Skin

By PC World

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal

Facebook that it is working on technology to let people type straight from their brains at 100 words per minute. “Over the next 2 years, we will be building systems that demonstrate the capability to type at 100 wpm by decoding neural activity devoted to speech,” Regina Dugan, vice president of engineering and Building 8, wrote in a Facebook post. The company’s aim is to develop a system which will be eventually turned into wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Read More

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5. Bill Gates’s 2-Step Evening Ritual Can Help You De-Stress and Boost Creativity

By Eric Mack –

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

What is your nighttime routine? “I do the dishes every night,” Gates said during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. Read More

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