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Jawbone Up Move review: A $50 ticket to a great fitness app - CNET

A $50 ticket to a great fitness app<p><b>The Good</b> An affordable step and sleep tracker that can be worn on your wrist or as a clip-on; syncs wirelessly with iOS or Android; LED display shows daily goal progress; replaceable battery lasts for months. The Jawbone Up fitness app is the best, most …

Fitness Technology

Affordable Hearing Aid Maker iHear Raises $5M Series C

iHear Medical, which makes affordable hearing aids that users can customize at home, has raised $5 million in a Series C round led by Lighthouse Capital, a Shanghai-based venture capital firm that focuses on medical devices. Japanese electronics maker Brother Industries and Ameritas Holding Company …

If you've ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now's your chance

Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends are up to." The software is called Rinbw, and it replaces images for …

Blinkbox Gets Offline Mode for Tablets

Two weeks after Tesco’s on-demand movie-streaming service Blinkbox finally brought offline mode into the mix for iPad, Android users can now download content directly to their devices too.<p>Blinkbox launched its Android tablet app almost two years ago, and has since added Chromecast support across …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow

My father's camcorder was a common sight on childhood vacations. Trips to Mount Rainier, the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, skiing, weddings -- you name it, there's video evidence of my siblings and I enjoying time together. I'm lucky to have grown up in an era where this technology was available, but …

Deals: The 10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable at More than 50% Off

Today’s featured deal is the <b>10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable</b> – the handy charging cable that will help you keep your iPad charged even from across the room. It’s on offer for $18.99 – a full 52% off its standard $40 price tag.<p>Few things are more annoying than having a charge cable for the …

Crimson Keyboard: A Clever New Way of Typing on iOS

We’ve seen a number of great keyboards for iOS emerge after Apple finally added support for third-party keyboards in iOS 8.<p>You can get everything from the ever-popular SwiftKey to GIF keyboards or even an auto correcting emoji keyboard. Crimson, however, brings a unique way of typing to the iPhone …

Cool iOS Detail: Swipe Right To Preview More While Searching Photos

Here’s a little Photos app detail that I hadn’t noticed until I’d loaded my iPad with enough photos that I actually *had* to use the search function to find what I was looking for. When you search for a set of photos — by describing an album name, place, or date — the Photos app will show a single …

Apps

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose (update: suspended)

Forget playing games for cash -- if you <i>really</i> want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body when your character takes damage. Their …

HTC Serves Up Half-Off Re Camcorder for Black Friday

Shoppers can purchase the periscope-shaped camera for just $99 through Cyber Monday.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Shopping

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Sneakers<p>Available for pre-order tomorrow on Yeezy Supply.<p>By Jake Woolf1 day agoView More<p>Fitness<p>For the top-ranked man on the planet, a "rest day" …

MacMall’s Black Friday sale features savings of up to 86% on the largest selection of Macs, iPads, more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i> <b>Update (11/26 2:00pm):</b> MacMall’s Black Friday 60 Hour Sale is now live.<p><b>Update (11/26 2:00am):</b> We have added the entire MacMall Black Friday ad.<p>MacMall is a shopping mecca for Apple fans looking to save some money. With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up, there’s no …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain "the most complex object in the known universe," and he's mapping its connections in hopes …

A revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

This is the first ever 3D microstructural model of the entire human brain, and it’s publicly available to researchers world-wide at no cost.<p>Imagine …

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Consumer Tech

If you could see sound, this is what it would look like

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be

Moments before Amy Mather is due to give the closing presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree being held in Manchester, the creator of the computer …

Thought experiment: the plan to build a supercomputer replica of a human brain

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …