No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the size of the market are a moving target, just think about how to gauge the validity and efficacy of the products that are behind all of those billions of dollars in spending. Andy Coravos, the co-founder of certainly has. Coravos, whose parents were a dentist and a nurse practitioner, has been thinking about healthcare for a long time. After a stint in private equity and consulting, she took a coding bootcamp and returned to the world she was raised in by taking an internship with the digital …

Microsoft launched Endpoint Manager to modernize device management

Ever since the days of Windows NT, the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (better known as ConfigMgr) has allowed companies to manage the increasingly large number of devices they issue to their employees. Then, back in 2011, the company also launched Intune, its cloud-based endpoint management system for corporate and BYOD devices. These days, most enterprises that use Microsoft’s tools use ConfigMgr to manage their PCs and then opt for Intune for mobile devices — and that’s a complex system to manage, even for sophisticated IT departments. So today, at its annual Ignite conference for IT professionals, Microsoft is announcing a way forward for these users to modernize their systems with the launch of the unified Microsoft Endpoint Manager. As …

Facebook has launched its new dating service in the US. Sounds safe, right?

The company has touted its new privacy and security features but critics are skeptical given Facebooks track record on user data Facebook announced on Thursday it is rolling out its newest service across the US, a platform for dating. What could go wrong? A lot, it turns out. The new service, Facebook Dating, can be accessed in the Facebook app but requires users to create a separate dating-specific profile. It then links users with potential matches based on location, indicated preferences, events attended, groups and other factors. Facebook Dating will integrate with Instagram and offer a feature called Secret Crush, which allows users to compile a list of friends they have an interest in, to be matched with if the …

Oh Jeremy Renner, you only have thousands of versions of yourself to blame for your app’s failure

The Hollywood stars attempt to become an online player has had to be brought to a halt after trolls broke his app I have spent more of my life than I would like to admit imagining who a Jeremy Renner fan would be. In my mind, they have dogs and a gleaming pickup truck, but they dont live on farmland; instead, they live in a grey-fronted new-build on an uphill cul-de-sac in a generic American town. They have a number of sweated-in caps that they wear every day, even to formal events. At least one pump-action shotgun and possibly a long-range weapon, too. I dream that Renner fans literally all air guitar along to Dont Stop Believin, even when the …

Jack Dorsey: Twitter CEO’s account hacked in embarrassing security lapse

Tweets sent from account included racial slurs, profanity and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ and were quickly deleted The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitters chief executive officer, was hacked and briefly hijacked on Friday in an embarrassing security lapse for the social network. At 12.44pm Pacific time, the account @jack began publishing a series of tweets from the hackers. The rapid stream of tweets included racial slurs, profanity, praise for Adolf Hitler and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ. The hackers appear to refer to themselves as the Chuckling Squad. The first Tweet sent by Jack Dorseys account after an apparent hacking. Photograph: Twitter The tweets also shared a link to a Discord server …