Scott Wilkinson

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The best hidden features in iOS 7

One hundred days and several hundred bug fixes after its announcement, iOS 7 is now available to download for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Apple claims there are "over 200" new features in its new OS, and by now you've probably heard all about the big …

Enterprises find some valuable (and kinda awesome) uses for employees’ smartphones.

Most business uses of BYOD are really really boring. Employees demanded – and companies embraced – Bring Your Own Device policies because workers …

Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere (video)

Flexible circuitry is frequently a one-way affair -- we've seen bendy displays and touch layers, but rarely both in one surface. UC Berkeley is at last merging those two technologies through a plastic skin whose display reacts to touch. By curing a polymer on top of a silicon wafer, the school's …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Is the World's Largest Virus a Genetic Time Capsule?

gbrumfiel writes <i>"Researchers in France have discovered the world's largest virus and given it a terrifying name: Pandoravirus. NPR reports it doesn't</i> …

How Smart Dust Could Be Used To Monitor Human Thought

A few years ago a team of researchers from Brown University made headlines after they successfully demonstrated how a paralyzed woman who had lost the use of her arms and legs could control a robotic arm using her brainwaves. In a video, Cathy Hutchinson imagines drinking a cup of coffee, and the …

You Talk Too Much. You Need to Listen For Content.

A common trait in many executives at every level inside companies and, you know, in the population is just talking too much. And, you know, we get …

To Hack Health Care Costs, Employers Can Now Track How You Grocery Shop

It's no million-dollar bonus, but your HR department could soon be offering you a new perk to help you stay healthy — and help your company save …

Text Message Medicine: A Tip From the Developing World

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>To decrease the cost of American health care services, and improve the lives of patients who receive them, medical …

How geolocation technology is helping save lives in the developing world

In the developed world, geolocation technology has its upsides and its downsides. On the one hand, we can now follow our progress as we walk from A …

Health IT startup WorldOne gets $35M to fuel acquisitions

Big news for health care IT: WorldOne, the New York-based company that claims to be the largest collector of medic al data has just closed a $30 million round led by Deerfield Management Company.<p>WorldOne CEO Peter Kirk [<i>center</i>] said the company will use the funding to make strategic acquisitions. …

NZN Labs launches Lit, a social-enhanced fitness tracker for adventurous types

No, your existing fitness tracker probably isn't good enough -- not if you frequently participate in "extreme sports" and wish to log every possible measurement as you cycle, snowboard, surf or just go about your day. At least, that's what the folks at NZN Labs hope you believe -- their new Lit …

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

Electronic implant designed to reduce obesity to undergo trials

The device is designed to read the chemical signature of appetite in the vagus nerve<p><b>UK-based scientists have designed an 'intelligent' microchip which they claim can suppress appetite.</b><p>Animal trials of the electronic implant are about to begin and its makers say it could provide a more effective …

Could Some of Our Favorite Flavorings Be Damaging Our DNA?

Plants are all-natural sources of all things good for us, right? It turns out some of our favorite plant-based flavorings may do more harm than …

Mhealth apps marketplace could be worth $26 billion in 4 years

A new report by research2guidance has revealed that this market is growing very quickly.<p>The forecasts of a new report called “Global Mobile Health …

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2013 Digital Health Funding Update

No joke, digital health funding this quarter was up yet again. With 37 deals valued at $365M, that’s 35% higher than Q1 of last year, suggesting that …

Sun May Still Have Low-Mass Solar Companion, Say Astrophysicists Searching NASA WISE Mission Data

Our sun may indeed have a far-flung gravitationally-bound companion — just not with the size or orbit that could have triggered periodicity in earth’s paleontological record, say astrophysicists now actively searching data from NASA’s WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) spacecraft.<p>For …

DNA Is The Linux Of The Natural World

We probably all vaguely assume that computers will overthrow us someday, which may be why it's so unsettling to learn that computer code is evolving …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Stanford researchers create genetic transistors, make biologic computing possible

When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that end they've created a biological transistor, called the transcriptor. Transcriptors substitute DNA …

The test begins: My life with four activity trackers, fitness bands

In the space of two weeks, I've gone from not tracking my steps, calories, or activities to using four different devices that do so. I'm all in! Over the coming weeks, I'm going to be sharing more about how each device works in real life.<p>It's been a fascinating journey so far, and I'm anxious to …

Nike Is "Remaking" Fitness Technology but Does Fitness Need the Help?

This past week, Nike picked the 10 tech startups it thinks can change health and fitness. The companies were chosen as part of the Nike+ Acclerator, …

Trainer Q&A: Are Machine-Workouts Dead?

<b>Q:</b> <i>Can I get a full body workout with machines alone?</i><p><b>A:</b> Hang around any gym long enough and you’re bound to hear a rant on machines in comparison to …

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The Internet 'Narcissism Epidemic'

Don't let popularity set your standard.<p>We are in the midst of a "narcissism epidemic," concluded psychologists Jean M. Twnege and W. Keith Campbell in their 2009 book. One study they describe showed that among a group of 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as quickly …

Americans Search for Health Info Online, but Don’t Share on Social Media

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>Need an …

Social Media

Employers Try To Spur Healthy Behaviors With Health Plan Rewards

As employers try to nudge employees toward healthy behaviors, a growing number are taking aim at the medical expense accounts linked to the health plans they offer their workers.<p>And, increasingly, the hefty financial contributions employers are dangling in front of employees are dependent on …