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Google X staffers meet with FDA on devices

Google Inc. sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with federal regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses.<p>The meeting included at least four Google …

Main Contractor Behind HealthCare.gov To Be Replaced By Accenture

<b>Updated 8:50 p.m.</b><p>The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced early this year.<p>Accenture will replace CGI Federal, the IT contractor that built HealthCare.gov, the Centers for Medicare …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

MakerBot CEO: Replicator Mini 'like when people saw first iPhone'

Our whole goal is to make it friendly, superaffordable, and low stress. Then people just do it. They're not held back." --Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot

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CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress

Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets. What I was seeking was irrefutable proof there was wearable technology out there demonstrating enough clear and immediate benefit …

Sony fuels speculation that it will release a Windows Phone

Sony is rumored to be considering launching a Windows Phone this year, and now the company has confirmed it’s still in discussions with Microsoft. Speaking to <i>TechRadar</i> this week, Sony’s European mobile chief, Pierre Perron, says the company doesn’t want to be a “single OS manufacturer," noting it’s …

LinkedIn Will Kill RSS Support on December 19

LinkedIn yesterday quietly sent out an email to some of its users announcing that its Network RSS feed will be retired on December 19. The company has thus given a week’s notice for the feature.<p>For those who have never used it before, the RSS feed allowed users to subscribe to their network updates …