Calling all Disney Pixar fans – this one’s for you. “Purl,” created by Pixar’s SparkShorts Artists Projects division, explores what happens when a young, enthusiastic ball of yarn finds she doesn’t fit into her new high-powered, male-centric workplace. “You’re being too soft. We gotta be aggressive!” a B.R.O. team member tells Purl early on. Purl […]

Is Amazon entering health records? Will Apple offer more advanced health monitoring? Can Uber solve transportation for seniors and patients? What is Alphabet doing in health research? The Verge rounded up some of the more interesting partnerships over 2018 by tech companies and the healthcare industry.IN OTHER NEWS: A joint tech venture by agrigiants ADM and Cargill worries […]

At-home DNA test kits have transformed lives – just ask Sigrid Johnson, a 63-year-old black woman who grappled with identity when a DNA ancestry kit delivered unexpected results. The New York Times piece wrangles with questions of family, statistical accuracy, consumer privacy and company transparency. Has any direct-to-consumer product challenged identities so directly? IN OTHER NEWS: More on Amazon’s […]

As part of U.S. Cellular’s Business Tech Tour later this month, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will stop in Des Moines as a guest panelist for “Internet of Things (IoT) and Innovations in Business Solutions,” U.S. Cellular announced today. Scheduled for Oct. 30 in the Grand Ballroom of the Iowa Events Center, Wozniak will host an 11:30 […]