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Fitbit Force improves on Flex in several key ways

Fitbit Force improves on Flex in several key ways

October 2, 2013 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Fitbit’s fitness trackers could soon take a bit step forward. The Verge has gotten his hands on promotional shots for a follow-up the Fitbit Flex: a device called the Fitbit Force….


New York City’s tech industry beats out healthcare as economic driver

New York City’s tech industry beats out healthcare as economic driver

October 1, 2013 2:14 pm by | 0 Comments

New York City may still lag behind Silicon Valley in tech, but may not be the case for long. A new report commissioned for the Bloomberg Technology Summit shows just how far…



BioDigital snags $4M for quest to understand, explore the human body in 3D

BioDigital snags $4M for quest to understand, explore the human body in 3D

September 25, 2013 11:20 am by | 1 Comments

While the BioDigital Human Platform only launched last year, it’s already amassed over a million users, including doctors, medical students, and even yoga instructors. “That really opened our eyes. This is not just niche tool,” FirstMark Capital managing director Amish Jani told VentureBeat.


Sproutling’s wearable baby monitor is about insights for parents, not just data

Sproutling’s wearable baby monitor is about insights for parents, not just data

September 17, 2013 2:25 pm by | 0 Comments

If you don’t understand why a baby would need a wearable device, chances are you don’t have kids. Paraphrasing film producer Judd Apatow, Chris Bruce, the CEO of Sproutling, puts it…


Jawbone takes on $100M in financing just to keep up with its own popularity

Jawbone takes on $100M in financing just to keep up with its own popularity

September 13, 2013 1:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Jawbone, it seems, has been a victim of its own success. The hardware maker, which recently upgraded its Jambox wireless speaker, has seen considerable demand for its devices — so…


Harvard creates speaker with transparent gel-based electronics, tech could be used in computers and the human body

Harvard creates speaker with transparent gel-based electronics, tech could be used in computers and the human body

August 30, 2013 3:19 pm by | 0 Comments

In the future, the most interesting electronics will be the ones you don’t see. Materials scientists at Harvard University have created a proof-of-concept speaker built with a kind of transparent…


iPad app helps surgeons in the operating room, gives digital overlays of key blood vessels

iPad app helps surgeons in the operating room, gives digital overlays of key blood vessels

August 23, 2013 11:18 am by | 0 Comments

As augmented reality technology improves, you’re going to see it in use everywhere — including the operating room. German research institute Fraunhofer MEVIS has created an app that lets surgeons use…



For firefighters, EMTs and other first responders, Google Glass could give a better view of emergency situations

For firefighters, EMTs and other first responders, Google Glass could give a better view of emergency situations

August 19, 2013 5:55 pm by | 0 Comments

In the not-too-distant future, Google Glass could be as essential to firefighters as the water hose. So argues communications company Mutualink, which is working on applications for Glass that would give…


On the other side of Google Glass: Privacy issues for non-users

On the other side of Google Glass: Privacy issues for non-users

July 2, 2013 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

The smartest, most important reaction to Google Glass is that while it’s great for its users, it’s not so great for those who happen to be on the other side of…


Brain implant could restore vision lost to glaucoma, macular degeneration

Brain implant could restore vision lost to glaucoma, macular degeneration

June 9, 2013 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

This might be obvious by this point, but our world is looking more like the Star Trek universe every day. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University are working on a brain implant that could…


Take a pill, log in online automatically

Take a pill, log in online automatically

May 31, 2013 1:22 pm by | 0 Comments

The password, as we know it, isn’t the most effective or user-friendly way to secure our information. Not only are the good ones tough to create and remember, but there’s…


Using brainwaves to create 3D objects? It’s not science fiction, it’s just science

Using brainwaves to create 3D objects? It’s not science fiction, it’s just science

May 27, 2013 10:20 am by | 0 Comments

One of the big problems with 3D printing is that while printing objects is easy, designing them is often really tough. 3D design software is often viciously difficult to create with, even if you…


5 ways hospitals can use robots – once the prices come down

5 ways hospitals can use robots – once the prices come down

May 15, 2013 4:13 pm by | 0 Comments

If you’ve been waiting for the day when robot doctors will cut you open, monitor you recovery, and keep you company in your hospital room, you won’t have to wait…


Staples wants to sell you your first 3D printer

Staples wants to sell you your first 3D printer

May 3, 2013 11:13 am by | 0 Comments

What does it mean when the world’s largest office products company starts selling 3D printers? It means that 3D printing has finally hit the big time. Staples announced its plans today to sell its first 3D printer, the 3D Systems Cube. With the announcement, Staples becomes the first U.S. retailer to so strongly embrace 3D printing, a technology that is slowly but surely bubbling up into the mainstream consciousness.


Google Glass is creepy, but augmented reality doesn’t have to be

Google Glass is creepy, but augmented reality doesn’t have to be

May 2, 2013 3:37 pm by | 0 Comments

While Google Glass seems doomed to the world of the creepy, augmented reality glasses themselves don’t have to be. This is clear judging from devices like Epson’s Moverio BT-100, a pair of augmented reality glasses that’s targeting a very different audience than Google’s catch-all Glass experiment. While Epson actually announced the device years ago, the company is trying to get its specs back into the conversation now that Glass is getting big.