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Health technology in the UK is largely outdated and struggles with interoperability, the study by the BMA discovered (Photo: Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock)

Millions of NHS clinical working hours are lost each year due to bad IT

Substandard IT systems and equipment cost the UK healthcare sector up to 13.5 million working hours a year and damage its ability to care for patients, new research from the British Medical Association has found. (BMA). It recommends a major upgrade and replacement program to fix the problem or risk the problem getting worse. UK …

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Could streaming video be as bad for the climate as driving a car?  Calculating the Internet's Hidden Carbon Footprint

Could streaming video be as bad for the climate as driving a car? Calculating the Internet’s Hidden Carbon Footprint

The Internet is anything but intangible, as all of these messages, images and videos live in data centers, which consume immense amounts of energy. Credit: Rawpixel, CC BY We’re used to thinking that going digital means going green. While that’s true for some activities — for example, making a video call across the ocean is …

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Could streaming video be as bad for the climate as driving a car? Calculating the Internet’s Hidden Carbon Footprint

Driving a small car to the cinema with a friend can have lower carbon emissions than showing the same movie alone at home We’re used to thinking that going digital means going green. While that’s true for some activities — for example, making a video call across the ocean is better than flying there — …

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Bad News: The Headlines Are Actually Getting More Negative and Angrier

Bad News: The Headlines Are Actually Getting More Negative and Angrier

New research shows that right-wing media tend to be more negative and angry. But the left also peddles fear. A number of commentators have argued in recent years that the media places too much emphasis on negativity in its content. Is it true? Answering this question is not an easy task, as it requires a …

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Alexa, how did Amazon’s bad call on voice assistants result in a $10 billion loss? | John Naughton

IIntrigued by an Ars Technica article on Amazon’s Alexa that suggested all was not well with the tech company’s division that deals with its smart home devices, I went to root in a drawer where the Echo Dot I bought years ago had gathered dust. After finding it and configuring it to join the enhanced …

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