Insulin Over-Delivery Risk Prompts Medtronic to Issue Global Recall

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Medtronic is recalling specific lots of MiniMed infusion sets after learning of the risk of insulin overdelivery. The global, voluntary recall affects older insulin pump infusion sets that featured a vent membrane susceptible to blockage and consequently to overdelivery of insulin.

Patient field reports and a root cause analysis suggest overdelivery of insulin occurs shortly after an infusion set change if the vent membrane becomes blocked during the priming process. Medtronic thinks such blockages happen when

Tesla Boosts Car Battery Power During Irma, Raising Questions of Control

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Tesla drivers in Florida got an unexpected assist this weekend as they scrambled to evade Hurricane Irma.

Owners of certain Model S sedans and Model X SUVs noticed that the battery capacity of their electric cars had increased, giving them as much as 40 extra miles of range to outrun the deluge. Range anxiety—the fear that an electric vehicle will run out of charge before reaching its destination—can be magnified in emergency situations.

Tesla confirmed that it

Automotive AI Market Worth $10.5 Billion By 2025

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The automotive artificial intelligence (AI) market is expected to be valued at $ 782.9 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $10,573.3 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 38.46% between 2017 and 2025, according to the “Automotive Artificial Intelligence Market—Global Forecast to 2025.”

The increasing government regulations for vehicle safety, growing adoption of ADAS technology by OEMs, and rising demand for enhanced user experience play a significant role in the growth of the automotive

23andMe Wants to Develop Drugs Based On Your DNA

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The company popularizing at-home saliva kits just received a massive investment to further develop drugs based on user DNA.

23andMe, a genetics testing startup, announced on Tuesday it banked a $250 million funding round from Sequoia Capital. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm has backed companies like Google, Instagram, and Airbnb.

The company is most known for collecting the spit of customers in exchange for information about their genetic history, health, and physical traits based on their

Disney Frozen Socks Recalled Over Cancer Fears

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A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

Fashion manufacturer Lindex say that they have discovered that the Disney Frozen 3-pack socks—the ones with the Anna motif—do not meet safety requirements.

The socks—with article number 833 7410285 5170 1611—contain a substance that is on the Lindex list of restricted chemicals.

The chemical in question breaks down to substances that are suspected to be carcinogenic.

The

Lyft Partners With Drive.ai to Offer Self-Driving Rides

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Ride-hailing start-up Lyft may soon be picking up passengers in self-driving cars owned and powered by tech start-up Drive.ai, the two companies announced Thursday.

When the program starts around Drive.ai’s Mountain View headquarters, about 10 cars outfitted with the company’s sensors and software will become a part of Lyft’s free self-driving service, although passengers who are assigned an autonomous Lyft can opt out.

“The purpose here is to see how passengers interact with autonomous vehicles, as well

Artificial Intelligence Actually Creating Jobs, Says Capgemini Report

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Consulting services leader, Capgemini, has announced the results of a study of over 1,000 organizations with revenues exceeding $500 million that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), and what changes that has made. The research in “Turning AI Into Concrete Value: The Successful Implementers’ Toolkit” shows that businesses need not fear loss of jobs, as 83% of respondents say AI has actually generated new roles, and also highlights growth opportunities; 75% of firms have seen a

Canada’s Immigration Department Tries Out a New Concept—Customer Service

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What began as a friendly challenge between immigration officials and university students has brought on a fundamental shift in how the Immigration Department deals with applicants.

For example, now when people contact the department’s Montreal-based client support center for help, the first thing they hear is no longer a warning that disgruntled callers should not verbally abuse the agent.

People also won’t be brushed away quickly for their questions simply because their application has not reached the

Public Warned Against Buying Vaccines From Unauthorized Online Sellers

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday warned the public against purchasing Japanese encephalitis vaccines and other vaccines that are sold by unauthorized distributors or retailers online.

In its Advisory No. 2017-265, the FDA said it has received reports that these vaccines, which may be non-compliant with FDA standards, are available in social media and websites.

It noted that all establishments that sell vaccines and other drug products must secure a license to operate or

DHL Supply Chain and Huawei Opt for IoT to Boost Automotive Manufacturing Efficiency

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DHL Supply Chain has teamed up with Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) trial project at an automotive manufacturing facility in Liuzhou, China.

The narrowband (NB) IoT investment will look to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site and will run until the end of September, involving 100 DHL drivers at 30 loading docks.

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