Tech to keep you healthy in 2020

New Year, New Me! What in-home fitness tech are you sold on?

Well, I love to run outside. So, most of the tech I love is outside fitness tech. So, great Garmin watch, its heart rate monitor on my arm. Garmin Pod that I wear on my waistband to check my balance. Little pods I wear on my shoes to check my pronation. All that stuff is great. I did use the Nike Fitness app inside my home for some cross training. And, tons of friends who swear by Peloton even though it's getting a lot of heat.

Is technology helping people stay motivated to work out?

Totally! Helps you track your workouts, help you track your fitness. Strava, it's an app I use, absolutely a huge help. Tech and Food.

How is technology changing the way we eat?

Lab grown meat, it's going to be a huge trend in 2020. You need lots of Impossible Burgers this year. Also, changing the way we cook. If you've been on YouTube to look for cooking videos, there is amazing stuff, particularly by my colleagues at Bon Appetit. So, learn how to cook. Eat some fake meat. Run it off with your Garmin Pods. I'll see you next week, nice and healthy.

Scientists, engineers and technologists are turning to nature in search of solutions to climate change. Biomimicry is now being applied in the energy sector, medicine, architecture, communications, transport and agriculture in a bid to make human life on this planet more sustainable and limit the impacts of global warming. New inventions have been inspired by humpback whales, kingfishers and mosquitoes.

Learn more at Eniday: Energy Is A Good Story

The drumbeat for regulating artificial intelligence (AI) is growing louder. Earlier this week, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet, became the latest high-profile Silicon Valley figure to call for governments to put guardrails around technologies that use huge amounts of (sometimes personal) data to teach computers how to identify faces, make decisions about mortgage applications, and myriad other tasks that previously relied on human brainpower.


January 27 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi extermination camp. But even as some 40 heads of state gathered in Jerusalem this week to commemorate the six million Jews who were killed, a recent Pew survey revealed that many American adults don't know basic facts about the ethnic cleansing of Europe's Jews during the Second World War. Fewer than half of those polled knew how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and close to a third didn't know when it actually happened. Here's a look at some of the numbers.

1: The Greek parliament has elected a woman president for the first time since the country's independence some 200 years ago. A political outsider, Katerina Sakellaropoulou is a high court judge with no known party affiliation. "Our country enters the third decade of the 21st century with more optimism," Greece's prime minister said.


A quarantine in China– Local authorities have locked down the city of Wuhan, the source of the outbreak of a new and potentially deadly respiratory virus that, as of Thursday morning, had infected more than 540 people in at least six countries. Other nearby cities were also hit by travel restrictions. Rail and air traffic out of Wuhan has been halted. Public transportation is shut, and local officials are urging everyone to stay put unless they have a special need to travel. Wuhan is a city of 11 million people, many of whom were about to travel for the Chinese New Year. We're watching to see whether these extraordinary measures help stem the outbreak, but also to see how the people affected respond to the clampdown.