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Study finds link between screen time, dietary patterns and various health behaviors

The era of the television brought with it the TV dinner — a fast, convenient meal that, while nutritionally questionable, meant the whole family could gather together on the sofa to enjoy “The Ed Sullivan Show” and eat their Swanson Salisbury steak, too.

Over the next several decades, advancements in technology and the ubiquity of streaming services has allowed for the proliferation of binge-watching culture, where hours spent sedentary rack up faster than “Jeopardy” points, and greasy fast food is only a few taps on your smartphone away.

Chris Wharton, assistant dean of innovation and strategic initiatives at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions, whose research interests include lifestylewide behavior change, wanted to know what kind of relationship the time we spend in front of screens has with various health behaviors and factors.

In a study recently published in BMC Public

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Best free software to draw on screen in Windows 10 PC

This post covers some of the best free software that allow you to draw on the screen on your PC. An overlay is created to help you draw over any running software, opened window, application, etc., on the desktop screen. You can use a highlighter or pen to draw, write something on the screen, or mark areas. It can come in handy during presentations, online meetings, video conferences, and more.

There exist many free drawing software, but the feature to draw directly on the desktop screen is not present there. Therefore, we created this post to help you serve this purpose.

Draw on desktop screen in Windows 10

This post includes 5 free software to draw on Windows 10 screen, Windows Ink Screen Sketch has already been covered elsewhere on this site.

  1. gInk
  2. Epic Pen
  3. Paint on Whiteboard Desktop
  4. LiveDraw
  5. ZoomIt.

1] gInk

free software to draw on screen

gInk is one of the best

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All BART stations back online after computer issue canceled Sunday morning service

SAN JOSE — All BART stations were back online by Sunday afternoon after a computer issue shut the transit agency down all morning.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said the agency restored service to all San Francisco, Peninsula and East Bay stations. Staff were still gathering information about the computer communication problem. In a thread posted on Twitter just before 2 p.m. Sunday, BART officials said one of the dozens of field network devices failed “disrupting the operational communications network.” The system, BART said, “went into fail safe mode and shut down.”

“Engineers and technicians worked to locate the failed device and to restore communications functionality,” BART officials said. “It’s unacceptable not to have service. Engineers have implemented a configuration change to the network which i expected to protect against future device failures that could potentially shut down the system. We apologize for not being able to provide service earlier.

Just

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Re-flow software receives major backing from Haatch Investment Management – Press Release

A further endorsement to the rapid growth of Re-flow field management software, has come in the form of backing from a new investment company, Haatch, who finished off the latest investment round and launched a new phase in Re-flow’s software development. The additional funding will further support Re-flow as it establishes its software as the market leader in highways, construction, and civil engineering workflow management.

Based in Exeter, Devon, Re-flow provides a site to office digital transformation solution that means the entire workflow of activities, from scheduling to completion, can be actioned by operatives using a single smartphone app. Find out more about Re-flow software https://re-flow.co.uk/

Haatch is backing founders Mike Saunders and Lee Wade who worked on specialist apps for a range of businesses together for 8 years before fully focusing on Re-flow. Haatch will support the Re-flow leadership team to grow the business both organically and through strategic

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In the world of financial technology, AI poses questions, heightens efficiency, and encourages ingenuity

This article was written based on discussions from the latest Bloomberg Women in Fintech event. To learn more about the series, please email [email protected]

While AI has been a buzzword for some time, the uncertainty and rapid changes stemming from the global pandemic have brought the technology’s benefits and challenges to the forefront. Within the multitude of applications, several focus areas are helpful for the fintechs in particular, keeping in mind how humans and AI can work together to empower the other.

The opportunities for AI to both assist in a tumultuous working environment and heighten human efficiency were under discussion at the latest panel hosted by Bloomberg’s Women in Fintech. There are many details to consider with a constantly evolving technology, particularly surrounding bias and security, but according to panelists, it is essential that companies look to integrate AI holistically, ensuring automation bolsters their business and empowers employees to

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Cisco and ThousandEyes to enable visibility across the internet as the ‘new network’

2020 has been a year not quite like any other for ThousandEyes Inc., a network intelligence company that produces software that analyzes the performance of local and wide area networks. Cisco Systems Inc. completed acquiring the company in August, and this took place in the midst of dealing with a pandemic where people worked from home and the internet became crucial for network operations and automation for companies across the globe.

So how is this acquisition moving forward into the continuing digital transformation?

“It’s really been an exciting six months for ThousandEyes,” said Joe Vaccaro (pictured), vice president of product at ThousandEyes. “That change [of the pandemic] alone really … amplified even some of the fundamental beliefs that we have as a company. That cloud is becoming the new data center for customers, that internet has become the new network and the new enterprise network backbone, and that SaaS has

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How Green Is Your Software?

Illustration by Ricardo Tomás

Without doubt, software is the backbone of virtually all the intelligent solutions designed to support the environment. It’s critical, for example, in efforts to tackle deforestation and reduce emissions. In many instances, however, software is also part and parcel of a rapidly growing carbon footprint. In fact, recent and proliferating digital technologies have begun to worsen many of the environmental problems they are aimed at solving. But companies can make software an integral part of their sustainability efforts by taking its carbon footprint into account in the way it is designed, developed, and deployed and by rethinking some aspects of how the data centers that provide cloud-based services operate.

Let’s be clear: On its own, software doesn’t consume energy or emit any harmful discharge. The problem lies in the way software is developed for use — and then in the way it is used. Software runs

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How Gaming Could Become The World’s Biggest Media Platform

Founder and CEO at Admix. Pioneer of “in-play.” Previously ran a hypercasual game studio before they were cool.

It’s a few minutes before midnight on April 23, 2020, a month after the lockdown started in most of Europe. But this doesn’t stop me — I am eagerly waiting in front of the biggest stage I have ever seen for a concert to start.

Suddenly, the stage in front of me lights up; huge holograms appear, and the music starts. Around me, 12 million people also start dancing to the beat. No masks, no social distancing. For a moment, it’s like we are in an alternative reality.

In fact, we are in an alternative reality.

My 12 million digital friends and I were not breaking the lockdown to see Travis Scott performing live — this event happened virtually on Fortnite, the ultra-popular online video game. And this experience

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Replacing Software In These 13 Categories Drives The Most Satisfaction

  • Thirteen enterprise software categories are driving a 50% or greater satisfaction rate in companies replacing incumbent vendors with new ones. 
  • Team Collaboration and Web Conferencing software providers tend to the best at understanding the nuances of their customers’ requirements for training, usability, intuitiveness, and implementation.
  • SoftwareReviews’ data of 193 software categories shows that the 13 categories delivering the greatest satisfaction are the easiest to implement as rated by organizations using them.
  • 80% of organizations see a positive change in satisfaction after switching vendors, capitalizing on innovative new features, including improved usability.

These and many other fascinating insights are from recent research completed by SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech Research Group titled Switching Existing Software Vendors Overwhelmingly Drives Increased Satisfaction. A free copy of the report is available for download here. Info-Tech’s business model is based on providing research to enterprise buyers on subscription, alleviating the need to be

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Huawei to replace Google on smartphones as it faces US threat

TAIPEI — Huawei Technologies on Thursday remained defiant in the teeth of a U.S. crackdown, insisting it will put its own operating system into its smartphones and expand its ecosystem of apps as it tries to survive a battle over tech between Washington and Beijing.

The Chinese tech champion — the world’s biggest seller of smartphones in the most recent quarter — said all its phones next year will be upgraded to support HarmonyOS, the company’s own version of Google’s Android operating system.

“We are going to release all the development kits for smartphones this December,” Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer electronics business group, told the company’s developer conference on Thursday.

“Huawei will play a role to help all the Chinese developers to expand to the global market and help all the global developers to better service Chinese users. Like ByteDance’s TikTok does so well in servicing overseas customers

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