Verily’s new insurance subsidiary will leverage its health gadgets

Hellen Wadman

Alphabet’s Verily has announced plans to launch Coefficient, a health insurance subsidiary that will eventually leverage Verily’s various technologies and health-related devices. The insurance subsidiary will be backed by Swiss Re Group’s Swiss Re Corporate Solutions commercial insurance unit. According to Verily, its Coefficient will, among other things, offer ‘novel insurance and payment models.’

Verily Life Sciences is a health-centric business owned by Alphabet. In an announcement on Tuesday, the

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Droegemeier and Neumayr: Why Trump’s making ocean exploration a top priority

Hellen Wadman

In January 1960, two fearless oceanographers eased themselves into a small steel sphere attached beneath a 50-foot submersible vessel and began an untethered descent to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Almost five hours later, six-and-a-half miles down, under crushing pressure and surrounded by a pitch-black void, explorer Jacques Piccard and then U.S.

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Computers 101: Can yours keep up with classes at home?

Hellen Wadman

As homes and classrooms return to their roles as places of learning, reliable computers are at the top of the list of essential school supplies.

What computer should you buy for attending virtual classes at home, note-taking, online research and writing assignments?

Do you go with a conventional laptop, a hybrid “convertible” device, or a tried-and-true desktop? Plus, you have to decide on an operating system, a brand and the

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The best internet providers in the US (September 2020)

Hellen Wadman

Internet modem from Xfinity

The search for a great internet service provider (ISP) can be very simple, very complicated, or some combination of both. It’s very uncommon to run into people who only have one ISP available in their area; many people have multiple choices.

That can turn the decision-making process into one filled with headaches. The choice is easy when you only have one option, but it’s not as simple when you have

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