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For the next wave of wearables, context will be king

After many years of struggles to find the right match of features, size, and pricing, the wearable device seems to have broken into the mainstream in …

Steve Jobs Rejected The First Medical App In 1977

There’s been a lot of speculation that future Apple products will include health-related apps and biometric sensors. Here’s the story of what <i>might</i> have been the first Apple medical app, except for the fact that in 1977 Steve Jobs had absolutely no interest in going in that direction.<p>George Diamond …

Sony reveals Lifelog wearable camera concept

<b>Sony, it seems, genuinely feels that fitness trackers don't go far enough.</b><p>Not content to just track steps taken, hours slept, exercises performed and …

The good, the bad and the oddities of MWC 2014 (video)

From the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Nokia X to the Big Brother-blocking Blackphone and a whole armful of wearable gadgets, we've got our hands on a vast array of cool phones, tablets and mobile gadgets this week at Mobile World Congress 2014.<p>We've trawled the halls of Barcelona's annual mobile …

How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

Ever since Nokia jumped off its burning platform and into the arms of Microsoft it has focused its software development on Windows Phone. But since the company announced its three new Android handsets it has become clear that Nokia has also been working to get its apps and services on Android. The …

A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

Mike Janke used to be a Navy SEAL sniper. These days he's taking on the government and corporate America. He's the founder of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone with privacy as its mainselling point.<p>It's not NSA-proof — in that everything is hackable if you try hard enough. But Janke says it's …

Android beta testing - iOS beta testing

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Introducing Moov, your real-time, anytime personal fitness coach

Let Moov be your next personal trainer. Early fitness tracking wearables were designed to go with you, but they provided little to no information about your progress until you returned home to analyze the collected data. Moov changes this by adding real-time analysis and useful audio feedback on …

Mitsubishi wants to make the controls of your car work like Google search

“Ultra-easy” is how Mitsubishi describes the prototype control system it is developing for cars. Taking a lead from data-driven software companies such as Google that use algorithms to predict what you might be searching for, Mitsubishi’s idea is to strip away unnecessary knobs and dials. Instead, …

Moov Fitness Tracker Passes Its $40K Crowdfunding Goal In 90 Minutes

Yesterday, ex-Apple engineer Nikola Hu and friends launched a crowdfunding campaign around Moov, the next generation in wearable fitness tracking. The device, which lets you accurately measure your form during different sporting activities like running, swimming, and cardio boxing, has already …

Nissan's camera-equipped rearview mirror provides a clear view in low light

Rearview mirrors aren't always as useful as you might like -- bright headlights, weather or a basketball team in the back seats can make it tough to see what's behind you. None of those should be a problem once Nissan's new Smart rearview mirror reaches cars, though. The peripheral blends a …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look at your smartphone map. …

Apple TV too big to be a hobby, says Tim Cook

Apple TV set-top box, which streams content from Netflix and other video sources to a TV, racks up $1bn in sales<p>Apple sold more than $1bn of TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, chief executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting.<p>Apple's …

How “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” killed the Oscars

It’s not that Hollywood can’t make great movies — but all the talent and energy is migrating to HBO and Netflix<p>Anne Thompson<p>March 1, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System”<p>The best movies get made because …