The US anti-missile system designed to mitigate the specter of North Korea's missiles will quickly be operational, the highest US commander within the Pacific stated Wednesday.
A newly-tested artificial womb could change the way doctors care for babies born prematurely, according to new research. The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, details the testing of a "womb-like device" on fetal lambs, which develop lungs in utero much the same way humans do. SEE ALSO: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign The lambs involved in the study lived inside the device — which uses a container filled with liquid — for about four weeks, breathing amniotic fluid inside of a temperature-controlled environment. While video footage of the lamb within the artificial womb may look startling at first, the device could one day be a "bridge between the mother's womb and the outside world," said Dr. Alan Flake, co-author of the study, n a statement. Read more... More about Premature Baby, Pregnancy, Birth, Babies, and Artificial Wombs
Spotify announced Wednesday that it has acquired Mediachain Labs, a Brooklyn-based startup, to help better attribute songs on the music streaming platform to artists and rights holders. Mediachain Labs operates on the blockchain, a technology that offers a distributed database most often associated with Bitcoin. The hope is that this technology can be leveraged as a source for tracking music rights via a decentralized system. Mediachain will "help further Spotify’s journey towards a more fair, transparent and rewarding music industry for creators and rights owners," Spotify wrote in a blog post. Read more... More about Business, Tech, Apps And Software, Apple Music, and Music Streaming
Google partners with Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and others to bring millions of recipes to the Google Assistant. The post Google Home now helps you cook over 5 million recipes appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Got an app you'd like to promote? Columnist John Lincoln provides some basic tips for helping your app to appear in Google's "app pack" search results. The post Simple tips to get your app indexed, ranked & installed appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
How do I look? Just ask Amazon's new fashion-selfie-focused Amazon Echo Look. Amazon quietly unveiled the new voice-activated, hands-free camera on Wednesday that it's pitching as the first "artificially intelligent style assistant." SEE ALSO: Glimpse into Amazon's futuristic living spheres Like other Echo devices, the Echo Look is voice-activated, powered by the Alexa digital assistant, and it does everything the current Alexa can do, including controlling other smart home devices and answering questions about the weather, news, and your schedule. This Alexa, though, can also control the device's integrated camera with, "Alexa, take a photo." No more standing in front of the mirror and shooting a selfie or overextending your arm to capture an image of your blouse and skirt or pants and shirt. According to the Amazon's video, you just step back a few feet and tell Echo Look to take a full-length photo. Read more... More about Alexa, Fashion, Selfies, Echo L..