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Haloband Lets You Control Your Smartphone With A Tap On Your Wrist

The rise of mobile has given me so much: 24/7 connections with friends around the world, information exactly when I need it, the ability to track my fitness and health goals. Unfortunately, it’s also given me a complex about my giant sausage fingers and their constant inability to navigate the tiny …

Birdwatchers twitchy about ‘unethical’ and ‘dangerous’ use of iPhone apps

If you were to pick a hobby likely to generate confrontations and harsh words between participants, birdwatching probably wouldn’t spring immediately to mind. Yet the <i>WSJ</i> reports that the use of iPhone apps by birders is doing just that, as a new breed of birders use iPhone apps playing birdsong to …

As Airbnb scales, the traveler experience needs work

Airbnb is one of the most disruptive breakout startups to come out of Silicon Valley over the past few years. It’s now hosted 10 million guest stays …

Ford to offer free SYNC AppLink upgrade to current owners this year

Ford certainly isn't waiting until hordes of tech journos land in the Nevada desert to start breaking its CES news. The auto maker will offer SYNC AppLink as a free upgrade this year to owners of 2010 and newer vehicles. The system allows drivers (and their passengers) to use iOS and Android apps …

Billboard: Digital music sales decrease for the first time ever, vinyl continues to grow

It was inevitable: After years of highs and then a plateau, digital music sales saw their first decrease in 2013. Last year, digital song purchases dropped almost six percent according to a <i>Billboard</i> report, while digital album sales dropped 0.1 percent. Compact discs continued their downward spiral …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

The unhealthy side of wearable fitness devices | Arwa Mahdawi

Gadgets that count calories and steps such as Nike's Fuelband can be useful – but the enabling of eating disorders is a danger<p>Possibly the worst chat-up line I've ever had the misfortunate of overhearing was when a man in a Brooklyn bar sidled up to a girl and complimented her on her Jawbone. "I've …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …