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Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the world is “moving closer to nuclear annihilation.”

Speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts, Ban said the international community must maintain the pressure of sanctions on North Korea to stop its advancing nuclear and missile threats.

“The world is moving closer to nuclear annihilation. This is truly frightening. The situation on the Korean Peninsula is alarming. Never in the past have we had such heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. Not since the Korean War.”

Ban also referred to the North as “a norm-breaker par excellence, unparalleled in the history of the United Nations.”

.BanKimoon_amdg “The world needs a spirit of global citizenship.” #bankimoonforum Kennedy_School pic.twitter.com/c1PAZCRjIz— HarvardGlobalSurgery (@HarvardPGSSC) 25 avril 2017

THAAD clashes in South Korea

South Korean residents in Seongju have clashed with police as the US military started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to its deployment site.

Footage shows protesters throwing water bottles at military vehicles carrying large units, including what appears to be launch canisters, into the planned THAAD battery site around 250km south of Seoul.

Around 200 rallied overnight in two towns near the battery site and plan to stay in place.

Protests as trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence system enter South Korean deployment site https://t.co/IihFuHtAIC— AFP news agency (@AFP) 26 avril 2017

Has anyone been hurt?

Yes. More than 10 were injured during clashes with police, according to the protesters.

What is the background?

The US and South Korea last year agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea.

However, the decision has angered China, which says the advanced system will do little to deter the North while destabilising the regional security balance.

North Korea’s “wise decision”

South Korea’s unification Ministry says the North made a “wise decision” not to conduct a nuclear test explosion or a ballistic missile launch on the anniversary of its military’s founding.

Fears North Korea could mark the 85th anniversary of its military’s founding with a nuclear test or a ballistic missile launch proved unfounded.

Pyongyang did rattle its sabre, carrying out live fire drills as a reminder of the threat it poses to US-allied South Korea.

China’s new aircraft carrier

China has launched its first domestically-built aircraft carrier.

The vessel will join an existing one bought second-hand from Ukraine.

It comes amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.

Chinese broadcaster CCTV aired the footage of the carrier at the launching ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Built in the northeast port of Dalian, it is not expected to enter service until 2020.

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China’s Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province pic.twitter.com/GS7tnSZlac— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) 26 avril 2017

Source : ca.news.yahoo.com


When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book Option B, coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss and upheaval.

The story of Sandberg—Facebook’s chief operating officer, a mother of two, and the author of Lean In—might seem like an outlier. According to the prevailing cultural narrative, change is incredibly hard, whether it involves recovering from the death of a loved one, getting over a breakup, quitting an unhealthy lifestyle, or otherwise turning your life around. But research suggests that we are actually much more adaptable than we give ourselves credit for.

Our mistaken beliefs about change can be explained by the philosophical conundrum devised by the Ancient Greeks known as the “paradox of the heap.” This paradox, first presented by the ancient Greeks around 400 BC, asks a seemingly simple question: At what point do single grains of sand become a heap of sand?

One grain of sand is clearly not a heap of sand. Neither are two grains or three grains or four. But if we keep adding single grains on top of one another, eventually they will inevitably form a “heap.” The question is, When?

Evaluating change in ourselves, as well as in the people around us, is every bit as difficult a problem as the paradox of the heap. If your boss finally hires an executive coach to help break her habit of angry outbursts, how many moments of self-restraint will she have to demonstrate before you’ll conclude that your boss has truly reformed? If, like Sandberg, you’re dealing with an enormous loss, how many positive emotions and hopeful thoughts will you have to experience before you decide that you’ve adapted?

Psychologists Ed O’Brien and Nadav Klein at the University of Chicago recently conducted a series of clever experiments (pdf) to determine how people tend to answer such ambiguous questions. What they discovered is a double standard. Most of us—whether we know it or not—hold the belief that change for the better is much more difficult than change for the worse.

For example, when star athletes had a bad season, people in the experiment were likely to conclude that this player was past his prime. But when a mediocre player had a breakout season, the same people concluded that this temporary boost in performance was nothing but a fluke. The researchers found the same biased evaluations when observing changes in personality, mood, and academic performance, as well as fluctuations in physical health, the durability of a new friendship, and even economic trends.

This bias skews our attempts to evaluate change. When our boss or our spouse or our company or our kids try to make a change, we tend to ignore signs of progress. By contrast, we interpret signs of decline as legitimate indicators that this person, or company, or society, has officially begun circling the drain.

It’s easy to see how this bias creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Say that your organization is attempting a relaunch or major technology upgrade. The project falls a bit behind schedule, and employees see the delay as a sign that the project is in bad shape. Since they’ve decided that the company is on the rocks, they start spending more time working on their resumes than they do on the project. Now employees have begun to disengage en masse, and the organization’s effort to change really has begun to sputter—not just in perception, but in reality.

The Chicago studies give us an important clue about where we go wrong. We confuse the fact that change requires effort with the myth that success is unlikely. The evidence actually suggests that change is hard much in the same way that it’s hard to finish a marathon or learn a new language. Of course it requires effort. But the fact that it requires effort doesn’t negate the fact that the majority of people who commit to it will eventually succeed.

That’s the twist. When psychologists say that change is hard, they mean that change requires effort and dedication. But what we hear them say is “change is unlikely.”

The good news is that we can persuade ourselves that we are, indeed, highly capable of change. In one of their 10 experiments, the Chicago researchers flipped the script. When judging progress on a simulated game called X-ball, the researchers told participants “regardless of how things pan out, statistically, it’s true that most people here will turn out to be good X-ball players.” When participants were primed to believe success was the most likely outcome, they were more likely to notice players making progress toward positive change, rather than magnifying setbacks and concluding the players’ improvement effort was doomed.

More than anything, I think that’s how Adam Grant helped Sheryl Sandberg. By sharing evidence-based techniques for successfully adapting to life’s biggest challenges, Grant primed Sandberg with the idea that adaptation was the most likely outcome for someone in her situation, despite the enormity of her loss. All of us are capable of doing the same thing. Instead of feeding one another the erroneous belief that change is a rare, herculean accomplishment, we should start reminding each other that adaptation is the rule of human existence—not the exception.

Source : qz.com

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We tell lies on a daily basis, sometimes without even realizing it, whether it’s saying we love our friend’s new bangs even though we never have and we never will, or that dinner tasted great even when the soup boasted the flavour profile of the Dead Sea.

These lies are no great crimes, but it’s when you dig yourself a little bit deeper that sticky webs of deceit begin to form. Which is why, if you’re thinking of getting yourself out of a messy situation or profiting off an untruth or two, it may be wise to first examine the variety of lies in your arsenal.

Most everyone is familiar with a harmless little white lie, expressly told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. White lies are often the cleanest because they’re the easiest, operating from that lovely place of “what you don’t know can’t hurt you.” You just have to say a few words, and the rest is history. But anything bigger and it can be a little more difficult.

And therein lies the problem. White lies are often a gateway to something darker. Black lies are far more insidious, and are only beneficial to the liar, while harmful to the receiver. While spinning a narrative to further a black lie, even one spawned from a white lie, the liar has to work hard to conceal the truth, leading into grey waters – or maybe blue waters.

Blue lies are where things become a little more blurred.

According to University of Toronto psychologist Kang Lee, via Scientific American, blue lies fall somewhere in the middle of white and black: “You can tell a blue lie against another group. For example, you can lie about your team’s cheating in a game, which is antisocial, but helps your team.”

These are the lies you tell when you are looking out for your own group’s best interest – while fully aware that you are harming an opposing group. In fact, these lies are dubbed “blue” because there’s a common belief that police officers often lie to protect each other. Blue lies matter, indeed.

Source : news.nationalpost.com

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who tell him they want to become an astronaut.

The first is whether he could see himself getting along with the person for six months in orbit and the other is whether he could trust them with his life.

“Would I enjoy spending a long period of time … with this person? If I can say yes, I will go on and consider that person as a potential candidate,” Thirsk, who was selected as an astronaut in 1983, told The Canadian Press.

The fourth recruitment process is currently underway as Canada looks to double its astronaut corps this summer with the addition of two new members.

The field has been reduced from 3,772 to 32, including 11 women. A further cut will be announced by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains in Toronto on Monday.

Those still remaining include engineers, Canadian Forces personnel, doctors, university professors and pilots.

Thirsk, who holds the Canadian record for most time spent in space with more than 200 days, says some stereotypical Canadian traits come in handy for potential astronauts: politeness, diplomacy and mediation.

“You can be technically brilliant, but if you irritate your other five crewmates, the crew is not going to be as efficient and productive as a crew that might have less technical skills, but get along well together,” he said.

The Canadian Space Agency has chronicled the current recruitment process online, but the specifics remain a tightly guarded, confidential process.

But that hiring process has continuously evolved over time, said Thirsk, who is now chancellor at the University of Calgary.

HANDOIT PHOTO: NASACanadian Astronaut Bob Thirsk in orbit.

In the early ’80s, Canada was seeking payload specialists to fulfil science and research roles on shuttle missions.

Thirsk, a medical doctor who was inspired by Apollo missions, jumped at the opportunity.

There were essays, physical examinations, detailed applications and psychological testing even before meeting with selection committee members. Then came additional technical briefings, public speaking tests and even more intense physical and psychological testing.

“We even attended cocktail receptions — we were naive, we thought we were just there to meet people, but we were actually being watched to make sure we had the social graces that were required to be a representative of Canada,” Thirsk said with a laugh.

More than three decades later, Canadian astronauts hold the same functions as their NASA or international counterparts, Thirsk said. That includes taking part in spacewalks, operating robotics and taking on leadership roles as Chris Hadfield did when he commanded the International Space Station in 2012 and 2013.


Dave Williams, who joined in 1992 and went to space in 1998 and 2007 before retiring the following year, said evidence suggests the current prospects have faced simulations of intense physical situations such as jumping into water from a helicopter, coping with flooded compartments and dealing with firefighting scenarios.

“These are all things we did not do in 1992, we added them in 2009,” Williams said, noting the simulations are more arduous this time around.

“Every time we do this, we change it, we morph it, we try to make it a more rigorous process,” added Williams, now CEO at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont.

Williams, who was involved in the 2009 hiring process, says exercises allow appraisers to see how candidates react in an operational environment — where time-critical decisions matter, not unlike during unforeseen circumstances in space.

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HANDOUT/AFP/Getty ImagesThis NASA TV handout frame grab shows a view of Earth from the International Space Station on April 22, 2017.

“We’re trying to evaluate the comfort level that candidates have with being uncomfortable,” Williams said. “I mean being uncomfortable because you’re at the edge of your performance capabilities and that’s just part of the nature of what we do in the space program.”

Not to say that only people like test pilots or surgeons make decent astronauts, Williams added, noting sometimes people who work in remote, isolated environments develop space-worthy skills.

Both Williams and Thirsk agree getting to the final group is a huge accomplishment in itself. Williams called it a humbling experience to be around talented individuals. Those selected with him included Hadfield and Julie Payette.

Thirsk said the rigorous process tightened bonds in his group, which included current Transport Minister Marc Garneau, former CSA boss Steve MacLean and Roberta Bondar.


“We actually became friends, we were all kind of naive, we were all thrown into this together not really sure about what to expect as an outcome, all passionate about space flight,” said Thirsk.

“That actually bonded us together even though we were all competing for a small number of spots.”

The new members will begin training in Texas in August, joining Canada’s two active astronauts, Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques, who both joined in 2009.

Saint-Jacques has been assigned a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station that is scheduled to begin in November 2018.

Source : news.nationalpost.com

In less than a decade from now, total worldwide data will swell to 163 zettabytes, which is equivalent to watching the entire Netflix catalog 489 million times. Most of this data will be created by enterprises and only about half will be be fully secured, says a Seagate study.

Our Emperor Elect Donald Trump might send out decisions via drums. Maybe smoke signals. Or carrier pigeons. He’s saying in today’s tech heck you can’t trust computers.

He’s right.

I was just allowed into a highly protected Internet Data Center outside New York. Undistinguished neighborhood. Its buildings lacked markings. Multiple gates. Doors upon doors. Cameras overhead. My passport documented. I was photographed, fingerprinted. Car license plate noted. One ID’d worker was fingerprinted six times in six hallways.

Technologist Don Harris: “People using the term ‘the cloud’ don’t know its meaning. Nothing goes to the sky in some mysterious satellite. Nothing’s ever deleted. Everything sent — photos, voices, messages, games, whatever — all end in similar facilities. Thousands of data centers are all over the US.”

The point made? “From now on information remains available always. Nobody’s safe anymore anywhere.”

All seeing

Air-condition units, plus microwave and directional Wi-Fi antennae, top the building. Inside cold and hot aisles alternate. Cold for the front of the servers, hot for the electric heat emanating from them.

“Using metrics, cellphones, cell towers, dates, times, credit card usage, E-ZPass and all other pointers, even rogue hackers have ability to find you. Computer technologists all know who you are, with whom, when, what you’re eating, what time, when you’re traveling, ads you answered. Everything about you.

“Users take pregnancy photos, birth photos, baby pictures, grandparent close-ups, high school graduation shots, stills of bedrooms, celebrity selfies. They mark dates. We know birthdays, nicknames, favorites, addresses.

“Worst is users typing ‘Out of Office . . . back Jan. 29.’ Hackers know your place is empty. Time to rob. Never leave that message on your screen. Computer scientists can utilize this type stuff. There’s no firewall. Ways exist to pierce encryption. From inside their own kitchen, if your computer’s on, specialists can monitor your conversation. Nothing stops them collecting data.”

US data on lockdown

The government builds its own facilities. Google has redundant multiple centers. Amazon’s stored Minnesota, Seattle, everywhere. Public site Facebook’s billions of accounts are believed kept forever. Inside a single, tiny 10-by-20 cordoned-off locked cell — near another marked “Dell,” another belonging to a travel agency, another servicing 911 — hummed one particular company’s 50 million servers.

One specialist: “All that’s sent — private, personal, smut, slots, games, computers talking to one another, some guy uploaded 1,500 photos — everything winds up right here. Computers backed onto the Internet end on one of these storage machines.”

Forever lasting pix

Figuring no benefit to retaining content indefinitely, some companies purge the images after 72 hours, but daily snapshots of it all get stored elsewhere.

Say a “Let’s meet for coffee” social networker’s a bad guy. If his computer’s in Maryland, hers isn’t and they agree to meet in Arizona, it crosses state lines. Also, different international laws exist. You’re robbed in France, but the info’s here. FBI and law enforcement have employed data center experts to track it down.

There’s terms like load balancer, $50,000 wires, but if electricity goes down, and Web traffic halts and those trillions of lights stop blinking, then what? There’s backup, plus an emergency generator kicks in. And this is only one tiny section of the US. Not classified material. Not sensitive government issue. Not high security. It’s social media.

So watch for smoke puffing out of 56th Street and Fifth Avenue’s White House North. Soon, high above Gucci, shoppers will be able to detect our Emperor Elect’s decisions.

It’ll be: One if by sea; two if by Libs.

Source : pagesix.com

  • Groq founders previously helped create Google's Tensor Processing Unit.
  • Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya led a $10 million investment in the start-up.
  • The project is in secretive stealth mode.

Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Some key creators of that project — the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU — recently left to team up with Chamath Palihapitiya, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent and outspoken young venture investors, on a stealth start-up.

Groq Inc. is the name of the company, at least for the time being.

There are no promotional materials or website. All that exists online are a couple SEC filings from October and December showing that the company raised $10.3 million, and an incorporation filing in the state of Delaware on Sept. 12.

"We're really excited about Groq," Palihapitiya wrote in an e-mail. "It's too early to talk specifics, but we think what they're building could become a fundamental building block for the next generation of computing."

Groq names three principals in the SEC documents: Jonathan Ross, who helped invent the TPU, Douglas Wightman, an entrepreneur and former engineer at the Google X "moonshot factory" and Palihapitiya, the founder of investment firm Social Capital. The listed address is Social Capital's headquarters.

Palihapitiya told CNBC last month that he invested in a team of ex-Googlers who helped build the chip, which he first heard about on an earnings call two-and-a-half years ago.

"They randomly mentioned that they built their own chip for AI and I thought, what is going on here, why is Google competing with Intel?" Palihapitiya said in an interview on "Squawk Box."

The company (which we now know is Groq) now has eight of the first 10 people from the TPU team "building a next-generation chip," he said.

All start-ups are hard, but a new chip company is something most venture capitalists won't touch. The research and development costs required to get a working prototype can be exorbitant. Then there's manufacturing and the Herculean challenge of finding device makers to take a chance on unproven technology.

Also, the incumbents — Intel, Qualcomm and Nvidia — are massive, and Google, Apple and Amazon are developing their own silicon.

As crazy as it may be, Palihapitiya is taking the plunge. This next wave of chip innovation "can empower companies like Facebook and Amazon, Tesla, the government to do things with machine learning and computers that nobody could do before," he said in last month's interview.

Ross's LinkedIn page says he left Google in September and is currently "gainfully unemployed." According to Wightman's profile, he left the same month but doesn't say where he went. Wightman confirmed the funding in an e-mail and said, "we're still heads down right now."

Launching the TPU

Google made its first public pronouncement about the TPU in May with a blog post just ahead of the company's annual developers conference. Norm Jouppi, one of the project heads, said Google had been using the technology internally for over a year for things like improving the relevance of search results and the accuracy of its maps. It's also part of Google's Cloud Platform in a product called TensorFlow that lets other companies run machine learning workloads in Google's data centers.

The essence of TPUs is the ability to squeeze heavy and highly sophisticated computation into less silicon. Machine learning, or the training of computers to get smarter as datasets increase and without the need of human interference, is weaving its way into all types of consumer and business apps. At Google's scale, that work is too taxing for today's processors.

Palihapitiya said at a conference in January that the main reason he's bullish on Google as an investment is because "they're an order of magnitude ahead" of everyone else.

He's not the only investor paying attention. Denny Fish, a portfolio manager who focuses on technology at Janus, said that Google is doing everything it can to ensure maximum performance and efficiency to handle the heft of machine learning workloads.Google’s tensor processing unit or TPU.

Source: Google
Google’s tensor processing unit or TPU.
"They've said, if we're going to do this and win, we need the most efficient way using the least amount of power," he said. "They feel like they've cracked the code."

Earlier this month, Google provided its first real update on TPUs in a 17-page report titled, "In-Datacenter performance analysis of a Tensor Processing Unit."

In a summary blog post, Jouppi wrote that AI workloads using TPUs are running 15 to 30 times faster than contemporary processors, while efficiency is 30 to 80 times better. The study compared TPUs to chips from Intel and Nvidia.

Ross was one of 75 authors of the report. He's also listed in the paper as an inventor on four patents, all tied to neural networks processors and computation, which you can think of as computing systems designed to mimic the brain.

Ross's LinkedIn page says he started the TPU with one other engineer as part of a 20 percent project, the perk that lets Google employees spend one-fifth of their time working on a side project they think will benefit the company.

From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a Google hardware engineer in Madison, Wisconsin, home to one of the principal hotbeds of TPU development.

Wightman co-founded four companies prior to his Google days. At Google X he worked on futuristic projects like Loon, a network of balloons that's setting out to provide a more extensive internet.

Source : cnbc.com

Google has added a feature to its Maps app on iOS that lets users see everywhere they have been, including locations and venues visited. Called Your Timeline, the new section contains a history of all of the places users have visited that can be viewed by date, mode of transport or type of activity. For example, they can look at restaurants they have been to or how they travelled to Brighton last time they went. Google says the feature is designed to help users answer questions such as "What was the name of that antique store I popped into the other day?" or "Did I drop off the dry cleaning on Tuesday or Wednesday?" 
Here's how to find Your Timeline and, if you find it creepy, stop it from following you. 

See everywhere you have been on Google Maps 

To see the history of recent places you have been you will need to make sure you have the most recent version of the iOS app. You can check this by going to the App Store -> Updates. Once you have the updated app you will be able to see Your Timeline by tapping the three lines in the top right hand corner that open the control centre. 
Your Timeline is accessed by tapping the control centre icon in the search bar 
Your Timeline is accessed by tapping the control centre icon in the search bar  CREDIT:GOOGLE
In this section you can see the places you have visited on any given day. You can search for locations via a range of categories such as date, activity type and mode of transport used.Google has also introduced a way for users to edit their history in instances where the app hasn't quite got it right. For example, if it thinks you ate dinner at a restaurant adjacent to where you actually went you can tweak what is saved.
You can also access Your Timeline from within the map section of the app. When you open the place card for a location that you have previously visited, the dates you were there will appear in the details alongside a graph icon. Tap on this and it will give you more information about the visit such as time spent.
Google Maps Your Timeline
Place cards will now contain information about when you last visited CREDIT: GOOGLE
Google Maps can tell you the exact amount of time you were in a place for 
Google Maps can tell you the exact amount of time you were in a place for  CREDIT:GOOGLE
Users who are keen to receive regular reminders of where they have been can sign up for a monthly email outlining the highlights. They can do this by going to Your Timeline then tapping the three dots in the top right hand corner and open Settings -> toggle Timeline emails on or off.  For some people the email feature may be automatically turned on and they will need to toggle it off to stop the round-up messages. 
Google Maps Your Timeline email 
The monthly emails recap the places you've visited CREDIT: GOOGLE

Stop Google from tracking you 

If you find the location tracking creepy you can stop Google from storing the information and delete everything it has already saved. To do this, open Your Timeline and tap the three dots in the top right corner then go to Settings. In here you can limit what the app is allowed to track and delete any data it has. Alternatively you can turn location tracking off for the app within Apple's Settings section. You can select Delete Location History range to remove the places visited within a given period or tap Delete all Location History for all information collected.
Source : telegraph.co.uk

Samsung recently renamed its S Health app as Samsung Health and added the ability to video-call doctors directly within the app. The new name and feature were announced alongside the Galaxy S8 at the end of March.

With the company's renewed focus on healthy living, there's no better time to give Samsung Health a try. Here's what you need to know.

Not just for Samsung devices


Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Despite its namesake, Samsung Health is compatible with the majority of Android devices and is available in the Google Play Store.

You will need a Samsung account to complete setup, regardless of the make or model of phone you own.

Wearable not required

The app itself is capable of tracking your steps and guessing how long -- but not how well -- you slept.

Each morning you will receive an alert asking you to confirm when you went to bed and woke up.

Naturally, if you want the app to track exercises and count your steps, you'll need to have your phone on you at all times. For most of us, that's a non-issue.

Use it with iOS

If you search the App Store for Samsung Health, you won't find it among the weird list of results.

To use Samsung Health with an iPhone, you'll need to own one of Samsung's fitness bands or smartwatches.

Currently, Samsung offers a Gear S app and a Gear Fit app in the App Store. Each one is required to pair, set up, and manage the respective wearable it's designed for.

Inside each app is Samsung Health, where you can view your fitness stats. Unfortunately, sharing your progress with friends or contacting a doctor isn't possible when using Samsung Health iPhone.

Compete with friends

The Together tab in Samsung Health is where you and your friends can compete with one another to see who is the most active.

Additionally, you can view how your stats match up to fellow Samsung Health users your age.

Set up for Together involves Samsung Health sending a text message on your behalf as a means to verify your account.

Once the app has verified your phone number, you can view which of your contacts uses Samsung Health, create challenges and send invites to your friends.

Contact a doctor


Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, it briefly mentioned Samsung Health users would have the added benefit of contacting a doctor directly in the app.

That feature has been added to all Galaxy devices ahead of the S8's launch later this month. However, the Experts feature is not available on non-Samsung devices.

The service is only accessible in the US right now, and it states that most insurance companies cover the cost of a video call with a doctor.

Think of Experts as a means to quickly visit a doctor when you have a common cold or have been running a fever, not for something more serious when an in-person appointment with a physician is needed.

Organize the app


Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET

On the main screen of the app, under the Me tab, are various tiles containing information or shortcuts to workouts and taking multiple readings.

If you want to remove a tile, or add other types of exercises to the app, tap the "Manage Items" button at the bottom of the screen. Arrange existing tiles with a long-press and then drag and drop.

Slide switches on or off, depending on your preferences, set your goals or opt into a program to get in shape for a 5K or 10K.

Start a workout

Starting a workout is as simple as: open the app and tap on the tile for the corresponding exercise type.

If you forget to start a workout, Samsung Health will try to guess what you were doing and the duration.

Track calories

You can also track your calorie intake by enabling the Food tile. With each meal, tap on the Food tile and search for your meal or the various items that make up your meal.

Samsung Health has a relatively extensive database of food and corresponding nutrition information.

Record heart rate, stress levels (Galaxy only)

Using the camera and flash on the back of a Galaxy phone, Samsung Health can monitor your stress level and heart rate. Tap the proper tile and follow the prompts to begin a test. Be sure to remain as still as possible during the test.

It's all backed up

Samsung automatically backs up your health data, meaning you can restore your history when you start using Samsung Health on a new device.

Source : cnet.com

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