• EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

    12 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat.
    Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. customers only.
    The watch can intermittently check the wearer's heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm. That can point to atrial fibrillation, a condition that can increase the risk of stroke and other...
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  • Luxembourg just became the first country to offer free public transportation, but the policy might not work as planned

    Luxembourg just became the first country to offer free public transportation, but the policy might not work as planned

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Luxembourg just became the first country to offer free public transit to its citizens.
    The area suffers from heavy traffic and congestion. It's the result of a large number of households who use cars to get around.
    While a free transit program may have more success in Luxembourg than a large city like London or New York, there's little evidence to suggest it will alter driving habits.
    Luxembourg City may be small, but its traffic congestion is among the worst in the world. A recent study found that Luxembourg drivers spend more time in traffic than those in Los Angeles , a city known for...
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  • New York City sets minimum pay for Uber, Lyft drivers

    12 days ago - By Review Journal

    New York City taxi regulators approved new pay standards for app-based car services Tuesday that they say will raise drivers' annual earnings by $10,000 a year, making it the first U.S. city to set such minimum pay standards.
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  • California Becomes 1st State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes. Here's How It Will Reduce Utility Costs

    12 days ago - By Fortune

    California has taken the final step to be the first state in the nation to require solar panels on new homes.
    The California Building Standards Commission on Wednesday unanimously upheld a May 9 decision to require solar panels on homes up to three stories. The requirement goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
    Currently, just 9% of single-family detached homes in California have solar panels. But as the state pushes toward decreasing greenhouse gas emissions-and with a 2045 goal to transition to a fully renewable energy grid devoid of fossil fuels- this rule will help accelerate that progress...
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  • Inman announces the first round of Startup Alley participants for ICNY19

    12 days ago - By Inman

    Tallahassee, Fla. - Inman Group® announced 10 companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019.
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  • California just became the first state to require solar panels on all new homes. Here's how long it takes to make the $10,000 investment pay off

    California just became the first state to require solar panels on all new homes. Here's how long it takes to make the $10,000 investment pay off

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    California just became the first US state to mandate solar panel installations on all new homes.
    The rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and will apply to any new single-family home, apartment building, or condo that is three stories or under.
    The California Energy Commission says the move will save consumers tens of thousands of dollars in the long run on their monthly energy bills, but they'll have to pay more up front.
    California just became the first state in the country to require all new homes to be built with rooftop solar panels.
    "It's officially official," Kelly Knutsen, Director...
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