Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff June 09, 2018 Andy McLlarky, a physical therapist in Beverly, was torn. As the co-owner of Soul Physical Therapy, he wanted media attention for a pain treatment he’s started using successfully with patients. But he was worried, too, and when a reporter contacted him about the new therapy, he briefly hesitated. “I don’t really want to make myself a target,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Globe.Who was he afraid of? Acupuncturists. Advertisement Look out! In Massachusetts and across the country, acupuncturists and physical therapists are fighting over who has the right to stick slender filiform needles into patients. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The battle over dry … [Read more...] about Physical therapists vs. acupuncturists: Who’s sticking it to whom?
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Technology has the power to fundamentally change the status-quo in an incredibly short space of time. Smartphones have reshaped mobile computing, the growth of internet streaming has thrown the music and TV industries upside-down, and Uber has done much the same with its private car hire app – shaking up the industry with a new business model and pushing down prices for users. However these shakeups often cause fallout, and Uber has yet again clashed heads with regulators. The company is now facing the prospect of being banned from operating in London by the end of the month, pending an appeal and/or compromise. Uber claims to have some 3.5 million users in London and 40,000 drivers on its platform in the UK capital. So there are lots of customers and jobs at stake.Transport for London (aka the TFL) decided not to renew Uber’s private hire operator license after it expires on 30 September. The decision, backed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, found that Uber fails to meet the … [Read more...] about Thoughts on London’s Uber ban: Innovation vs Regulation
What's the best deal on a Note 8 preoder? BestBuy vs Costco, Target and Sam's Club What's the best deal on a Note 8 preoder? BestBuy vs Costco, Target and Sam's Club The common Samsung freebies AND a $200 gift card for those who order the Note 8 at Sam's Club plus free activations September 15-17? Yep, the club retailer is again offering the best deal on Samsung's newest flagship, provided that you are a member of the club, of course. It is giving $200 gift cards to folks who order the Note 8 and activate it on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint at Sam's Club until September 24. Buyers are also entitled to get the free Gear 360 or the kit with microSD card and wireless charging convertible. All in all, you can get up to $470 worth of bonuses, which is pretty good, and membership costs $45 per year, giving you access to many other deals all year long. Customers who order the phone from Best Buy starting today will save $150 on their purchase on top of Samsung’s freebies … [Read more...] about What’s the best deal on a Note 8 preorder? Best Buy vs Sam’s Club, Costco and Target
Whenever we buy a new piece of technology, we have to weigh the decision carefully. With a phone it isn't simply a case of picking the device with the biggest screen or the fastest processor; there's a more fundamental decision: iPhone or Android?Whichever you choose will lock you into that device's ecosystem for the next couple of years – and your choice of apps and features will be limited by the side you pick.And with today's cars becoming increasingly tech-filled, from sat navs and entertainment systems to what are essentially in-car operating systems, considerations of compatibility, obsolescence – and yes, Apple vs Android – are now just as important when you're buying a new set of wheels.We don't replace our cars as often as we replace our phones, or even our games consoles. According to one report, most American consumers now plan to hold on to their car for 10 years before trading it in.When we buy car, then, we're essentially gambling that the features and … [Read more...] about How to make sure your next car is future-proofed
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