Forget Facebook — your body emits data that could be used to read your emotions, check your health, and track aggression

Forget Facebook’s data-sharing. New technologies could soon make it possible for companies and institutions to passively track your emotions and health. Poppy Crum, the chief scientist at Dolby Labs, discussed these technologies during a talk at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada. “Imagine a high-school counselor realizing that outwardly cheery student is having a hard time…or the authorities knowing the difference between a mental health crisis and another kind of aggression,” she said. Even if you opt out of Facebook and all it’s data-sharing tendencies, avoid using a smartphone, and generally stay off the internet, you’re still emitting data every second of every day. As Poppy Crum, the chief… Read More

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1 area where Devils could exploit Lightning in playoff series

On the other side, the Lighting are even better with their power-play chances. They finished third in the NHL with a 23.9 conversion rate. However, the Devils also finished top 10 in the NHL in penalty kill percentage, ranking 8th in the league at 81.8 percent. Winning the special teams battle will be a key component if the Devils want to pull an upset. “When you look at the team we’re playing, they’re deep,” coach John Hynes said. “I think they’re good in all situations. Like every game, special teams will be important. Our penalty kill’s going to have to be bang-on. We’re going to have to get some saves… Read More

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Heads up, savvy skiers and snowboarders: Prices are about to increase for next season’s Epic, Ikon ski passes

Cutting through the clutter of season pass options for skiing in 2018-19 can be like negotiating a mogul field that hasn’t been groomed in a week, but this much is clear: Price increases for Epic and Ikon passes are coming soon. Skiers who want to lock in the lowest prices for Epic Passes with a $49 down payment (with the balance due in the fall) must do the deal by Sunday. It’s also the deadline for a deal-sweetener that comes purchase of the pass by that date: 12 discounted tickets for family and friends. Prices for all Ikon passes will increase $100 on May 1. Current prices for the Epic… Read More

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Zimmermann plans on making next start after being hit on jaw

CLEVELAND — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is expected to make his next start after being hit on the jaw by a line drive against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Zimmermann said Thursday that the swelling in his jaw had gone down and he didn’t have a headache, and he planned on beginning his usual routine between starts. The right-hander’s next scheduled start would be Tuesday against Baltimore. Zimmermann sustained the bruise when he was struck by a line drive hit by Jason Kipnis, the second batter in the first inning. Zimmermann was down for several minutes before walking off the field. He passed the concussion protocol test and… Read More

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