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Watch the Avengers Bow Down to Robert Downey Jr. at the MTV Movie Awards

“I begged for second chances and literally clawed my way to the top.”<p>Robert Downey Jr. won MTV Movie Awards’ Generation trophy on Sunday but he didn’t have to celebrate alone. His <i>Avengers</i> co-stars <b>Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner</b>, and <b>Scarlett Johansson</b> all assembled to …

Marvel Universe

Intel reportedly bought Basis for somewhere between $100 and $150M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Intel(s intc) has reportedly acquired health tracking company Basis, according to TechCrunch. The deal is said to be worth …

How Google's Fitness API Will Buff You Up

Google may be working on an application programming interface for fitness tracking in Android smartphones.<p>This new API could help Android smartphones automatically detect its users’ daily motion and exercise routines to provide contextual information for users, but it could also help third-party …

JayBird Bets On Intelligent Tracking For The Reign, Its First Foray Into Quantified Fitness

Bluetooth and sport headset company JayBird is venturing a little outside of its comfort zone with the new JayBird Reign fitness tracking wristband, a device unveiled earlier this week at CES 2014. The JayBird Reign goes beyond most existing devices like those from Fitbit, Withings, and Jawbone, …

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 …

These are the places in the US where people still don’t have smartphones

Smartphones: In the US, they’re everywhere, right? Not quite, suggests a new interactive map assembled by mapping company Esri, based on data from consumer research firm GfK MRI.<p>People who live in cities are way more likely to have smartphones. Darker counties represent higher smartphone ownership. …

Mobile

US Navy Launches Drone From A Submarine

The US Navy has successfully launched an unmanned drone aircraft from a submarine.<p>The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was deployed from a submerged …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

Is the Galaxy J being teased for Taiwan in this Samsung video?

Samsung has posted a short video teaser on its Taiwan YouTube channel in which in hints a new Galaxy handset may be launched in the region on December 9.<p>Entitled “Just for you,” the 20-second video clip teases a smartphone that’s “just fit,” “just simple,” “just elegant,” “just fast,” and therefore …

Electronics Industry

11 SaaS Products That Will Convert Leads Into Actual Sales

Luckily, there are some incredibly powerful SaaS products out there that can help move the needle forward. I asked a panel of fellow founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:<p><b>Name one SaaS product your business uses to convert more leads into actual sales and why is it so</b> …

Security and Compliance Best Practices for SaaS Companies

Webinar<p>Sponsored by<p>CloudPassage<p>Featured Speakers<p>Keren Elazari Cyber Security Industry Analyst, Keren Elazari<p>Manny Landron Senior Manager, Security …

SaaS

PUSH Looks To Crowdfund A Pro-Grade Activity Tracker For Athletes For Real Workout Metrics

Toronto-based startup PUSH is hoping to add some professionalism to an essentially amateur space with its fitness tracker aimed specifically at pros and demanding athletes who want data, not vague metrics, about general activity levels. The PUSH can provide solid data about reps, sets, force, …

Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for …

AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram

If you've been gazing longingly at the AliveCor Heart Monitor but an Android affinity has kept you out in the cold, its developer has good news. Starting today, AliveCor's clinical-quality (and now FDA-approved) ECG is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4 and the HTC One. The device itself …

HelloFresh grabs $7.5M more to expand home-cooking service in U.S.

HelloFresh, a Berlin, Germany-based company that aims to make tasty, healthy meals at home as effortless as possible, has nabbed another $7.5 million to boost its market share in the U.S. and elsewhere.<p>This is the third round of financing for the company, which has now raised a total of $20 …

Nike FuelBand designer joins Apple, sparks iWatch rumours

Time for some more rumours of an Apple timepiece. The Cupertino company has poached Ben Shaffer from Nike. Shaffer was the man behind the FuelBand …

Smartwatches

Get GLAZED: Kyle Ellicott on the Business of Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology has captured the public imagination, raising hopes, fears, and expectations. While there has been much speculation about the capabilities of next generation wearables, their potential applications, and the issues they raise, there has been much less discussion about how the …

How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

After living with activity trackers meant to help him stay fit, columnist Danny Sullivan finds "big data" didn't translate into more motivation.<p>Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating …

Wearable Tech

Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every …

Galaxy Gear ‘will have 10 hours battery life’

Further leaks about the Samsung smartwatch have been reported ahead of its launch next week.<p>The hotly-anticipated device will come with 10 hours of battery life, according to reports, meaning it would have to be charged every day.<p>And the watch will come with speakers integrated into the clasp, …

Galaxy Note

Fantastic Concept Images Of Samsung's New Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

On Sept. 4, Samsung will launch a new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. Crucially, the launch beats Apple and its much anticipated (but unconfirmed) iWatch to market.<p>Already, details are beginning to leak about the Galaxy Gear's specs and appearance. It will have 10 hours of battery life, for instance. …

Moves Becomes a Platform with 15 Third-Party Integrations

Moves, the activity- and location-tracking app that has drawn acclaim on iOS, is today becoming a platform with the launch of an update that showcases a brace of integrations with third-party apps and services.<p>Fifteen integrations are already live, including the personal journal app, Narrato, …

Supplier Continental expects self-driving cars by 2020

The German company, already with significant experience in car-control systems, expects cars to take over driving duties partially in 2016 and all the way by 2020.<p>Continental, a major automotive supplier in Germany, expects its technology research will yield self-driving cars by 2020.<p>The company …

Autonomous Cars

Why we’re a long way from computers that really work like the human brain

IBM was in the news last week when it announced it had created “an entire computing architecture based on the brain” (at least, that’s how Gizmodo summed it up). A few days before that, a press release announced that scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, a research center in Germany, had run …

Singularity

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Google Glass

Medical device giant Medtronic buys telehealth company Cardiocom for $200M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Medtronic, a giant among medical device companies, is largely known for its expensive, implantable devices, like pacemakers …

All those people with cheap Android smartphones have finally started buying apps

It’s great having a huge user base to show off. Less great is not having much to show for it. We have been writing for months about how Android’s large market share hasn’t translated into actual phone usage or, more importantly, app-store sales. Android users consume less data than owners of …

Apps

OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman on the Motorola StarTAC and fitness gadget dependency

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In this freshly transcribed edition of our regular smattering of queries, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman addresses click reduction and quantifying inactivity. …

Hacking Insulin Pumps And Other Medical Devices From Black Hat

One of the briefings at Black Hat this year was a session on how vulnerable medical devices are to cyber attack, given by Jay Radcliff. This was part of our company’s coverage of Black Hat and Defcon highlights sent via social media. Although the actual demonstration of an insulin pump being …