Insight: Decoding Property Technology – Metropolis

A/O Proptech, a venture capital firm that launched this past February, works with companies seeking to transform real estate through technology. Among the start-ups it has invested in is London-based Bricklane, which makes it easier to put money into real estate. Other investments include Fornova, a data tool for hotels, and Plentific, a property management platform. Courtesy Bricklane

During the lockdown implemented to combat COVID-19, many Americans immediately began to take stock of their essentials. While toilet paper and hand sanitizer were the items widely covered by the media, one study found that most Americans—53 percent—also added internet access to that list.

For the select subset of the country fortunate enough to transition their job to a remote setting, internet, specifically a high-speed connection, became a crucial part of their day-to-day lives. As society identifies essential items to determine priorities for reopening and reentry, technology is key because it’s a

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Decoding SpO2 and all its new features

The Apple Watch Series 6 feels like it has perfected many of the features I liked about its predecessor. It has a brighter always-on display, a more powerful processor, faster charging and two new colorful options to choose from. But the feature I was most excited to try out was its new sensor that measures oxygen saturation in the blood (aka SpO2) with the tap of a screen. As someone who panic-bought a pulse oximeter at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and still checks her levels at the first sign of a cough, the thought of having one strapped to my wrist at all times was enough to pique my interest.



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But unlike the ECG feature on the Apple Watch, which has been tried, tested and cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration, along with the irregular heart rhythm notifications, SpO2 on the Apple

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