Created by Australian developer Useless Creations, which specializes in quirky augmented-reality apps (we like the dinosaur one), the app features four iterations of the Doctor's famous tool: the 3rd and 4th (John Pertwee and Tom Baker), as well as the more recent 10th and 11th (David Tennant and Matt Smith). … Read more
Time Doctor for Mac OS X is a fairly straightforward app that allows you to note and record tasks as you perform them, switching on the fly between them with the "Break" button. The result is a shallow but quite useful productivity tool that makes task tracking a lot easier than some of the more complicated apps on the market for OS X. With a relatively low cost to boot, it could be a useful tool for a lot of people.
When you open Time Doctor, you'll be asked to create an account before using the app. … Read more
In the not-too-distant future, it is quite likely that most interactions between patients and the health care system will happen online, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to review recent trends in digital health care as well as scientific literature.
Thanks to consumer-directed health apps, electronic health records (EHRs), telemedicine, and the like, researchers say that patients are going to dramatically change the way they interact with their doctors. They report their findings in the November issue of the journal Health Affairs.
The researchers estimate that when EHRs … Read more
"Doctor Who" fans in every dimension will be happy to see this first set of photos from the show's 50th anniversary special.
The BBC unveiled six pictures from "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" on Tuesday, showing current (but soon departing) Doctor Matt Smith, previous Doctor David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, and others.
"'The Day of the Doctor' is nearly here!" Smith said. "Hope you all enjoy. There's lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now." … Read more
IBM's Watson has snagged a job in the medical field.
After proving its prowess on "Jeopardy" two years ago, the Watson "cognitive" computing system is embarking on two new projects designed to help doctors make more accurate decisions and tap into data from electronic medical records (EMRs).
Known as "WatsonPaths" and "Watson EMR Assistant," the two projects announced Tuesday are a collaboration between Big Blue and Case Western Reserve University's Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
WatsonPaths will provide a natural language Q&A technology that doctors can use … Read more
When Dr. Teresa Myers took a call from a woman who thought she'd gotten strep throat right smack in the middle of an important business trip, the Akron, Ohio-based family medicine physician who loves telemedicine so much she actually does it in her spare time didn't mean to scream.
But when the patient -- hoping a doc could diagnose her problem via her iPhone camera so that she could get a prescription without going to an ER -- pointed her phone's flashlight toward the back of her throat, Myers couldn't restrain herself.… Read more
The timeless Time Lord is about to turn 50 in Earth years, and fans across the globe are gearing up to celebrate. Dedicated Whovians are doing more than tuning into a BBC special show and knitting really long scarves. They're also trying to convince the Empire State Building to light up in a Tardis shade of blue on November 23.
The movement is led by New York SciFi & Fantasy, a fan organization for all things science fiction and fantasy. The group already submitted a formal special lighting request to the Empire State Building, but figured a fan petition would only help the cause.… Read more
An upcoming 75-minute special called "The Day of the Doctor" celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi television program "Doctor Who." While the special show isn't anything new, a mint poster that debuted Thursday should re-illuminate your sonic screwdriver.
In case you're unaware, the anniversary spin-off stars outgoing Doctor Matt Smith; his predecessor (and tenth Doctor) David Tennant; and David Bradley, who plays the first Doctor -- a role originally portrayed by the late William Hartnell. Seasoned actor John Hurt, as well as Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper, round out the prominent cast. … Read more
For the first time in the US, a surgeon wearing Google Glass transmitted video of a surgery, live from the operating room, to a colleague and students miles away.
Dr. Christopher Kaeding was the participating surgeon in the landmark moment, which occurred on August 21 during a routine ACL surgery at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Kaeding, director of sports medicine at the university, wore Google Glass while repairing 47-year-old Paula Kobalka's knee, which she injured while playing softball.… Read more