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These high-tech gym clothes look inside your muscles to analyze your workout

Expensive technology long confined to the doctor's office is making its way into affordable fitness gear<p>When Dhananja Jayalath and Christopher Wiebe were students at the University of Waterloo, working towards degrees in electrical engineering, they were also gym buddies who liked to pump iron …

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories from our writers. Here are the top stories from 7/19 to 7/25 on TechCrunch.<p>No one thought …

LEAKED: This May Be Your Best Look Yet At Motorola's Next Big Smartphone

A new report from Android Police contains a ton of high-resolution images claiming to show a near final build of Motorola's successor to the Moto X — the Moto X+1.<p>The device shown in these photos features a slightly larger design than the current Moto X and a customized wooden back.<p>The edges are …

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog</i> <i>Platform Thinking</i><i>.</i><p>Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest …

Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because of Hachette Dispute

Some book buyers may be leaving Amazon for Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores and the likes of Costco because the large e-tailer’s dispute with publisher Hachette, according to new survey data.<p>From industry publication Publishers Lunch:<p>In a recent survey of almost 5,300 buyers (completed July …

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile …

IBM and USAA put Watson to work in the military

IBM(s ibm) continues its epic push to entrench Watson in applications — including consumer-facing applications with customer USAA, which provides …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

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Google will soon let you tour the Statue of Liberty in Street View

Soon, you might be able to visit the Statue of Liberty without hopping on a ferry and braving hordes of tourists. That's because Google recently collected Street View imagery of Liberty Island for the very first time — according to <i>The New York Times</i>, it's been a challenge getting permission and …

The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

Sunrise. Evernote. Feedly. Wunderlist. Mailbox.*<p>Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become …

How the Lego company found success in the digital age — by going back to basics

Legos, the popular children's toy and global business super power, has humble beginnings that belie its modern day reach around the globe.<p>The company started when a failed carpenter, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, who couldn’t get enough wood to make furniture, started using scraps of wood to make toys, …

Maybe It's Time To Redefine 'The Store'

When you think of Apple you don’t necessarily think manufacturer. But that basically is what the company is, even though it doesn’t own or manage its own factories. That is why the federal government is considering reclassifying Apple and other companies of its ilk, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports, …

The Weekend Is Over And Stocks Are Falling

U.S. futures were down nearly 0.2%, as was Japan's Nikkei and New Zealand's 50 Gross index.<p>This is a major week in U.S. economic data, as we'll get both the latest GDP reading and celebrate Jobs Day Friday. High Frequency Economics chief U.S. economist Jim O'Sullivan is feeling okay about what …

America's 10 Fastest Shrinking Companies

24/7 Wall St.: Equity markets have been extremely strong in the past few years. Most of America’s largest companies have managed to increase revenue, profitability, and shareholder distributions, sending their share prices to record highs. A few companies, on the other hand, haven’t achieved the …