Kyler Eastman

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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 …

Samsung gets FDA clearance for S Health app

Samsung's S Health app<p>For the first time, Samsung has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its S Health app. The categorization of the clearance as a …

App Monetization To Get Tougher Still, With Gartner Predicting 94.5% Of Downloads Will Be Free By 2017

The business of making money from apps is going to get tougher still, with analyst Gartner predicting that through to 2018 less than 0.01% of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their developers.<p>A key factor making it harder for apps to attract a paying audience is the …

Wearables at work mean big business, says Fitbit CEO

Companies are beginning to embrace wearable wellness devices for employees—a major development, according to James Park, CEO of Fibit, which makes …

Is Strava Taking All of the Joy Out of Running?

When I was in eighth grade, to earn the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, I had to run one mile in 6 minutes 50 seconds, a time that would make me …

Sleep Number unveils x12, the sensor-studded super mattress

As the “quantified self” movement continues to gain traction amongst consumers, sleep tracking is rapidly becoming a hot trend in consumer …

Nest Says Customer Data From Devices Will Only Be Used For Nest Products And Services

Nest says that it’s not going to just hand over its customer data to Google willy-nilly post-acquisition – in a blog post sent to TechCrunch penned by Nest founder Tony Fadell, a question and answer section at the end contains the following:<p>Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?Our privacy …

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 …