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Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3

Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>We tend to talk about wearables with a sense of …

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny

We've seen our share of 3D printers 'round these parts, but the iBox Nano could be one of the smallest yet. Its creators claim that the gizmo is not only the most diminutive resin printer, but also the most affordable in addition to being the word's quietest and lightest 3D printer to date. It …

Starwood’s keyless entry takes self-service to a new level

Later this week, ten Starwood hotels will let customers use their smartphones to unlock their hotel room doors, bypassing the front desk for …

Cocoon Is A Smart Home Security Device That Uses Infrasonic Sound To Detect An Intruder

There’s currently no shortage of ‘smart’ security devices for your home, due to the ascendancy of the smart home market as a whole, coupled with a hardware renaissance driven by the rise of crowdfunding. These consumer home security devices usually consist simply of an Internet-connected camera of …

Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this …

Grad Student Invents Flying Ambulance Drone To Deliver Emergency Shocks

Drones have been used to kill people in war zones and to spy on people. Now a sharp young graduate student in the Netherlands has come up with an innovative new use for drones that could one day help save thousands of lives.<p>The American Heart Association estimates that about 360,000 people in the …

Keen Home Raises $1.52M To Bring Its Smart Home Vents To Market

Smart thermostats are great, but they often do not regulate the temperature of individual rooms. That’s where Keen Home’s Smart Vents come into play. The company first announced their product at Disrupt NY 2013 and is today announcing $1.52M in seed funding to bring it to market.<p>The seed round was …

HP promises a fast enterprise 3D printer for 2016 that will cost…something

After teasing it for more than a year, HP has finally revealed its very first 3D printer. We still don’t know what it will cost, though HP says the …

Glassy Pro One wants to be the FuelBand for beachbums

Sportsbands or smartwatches try to be all things to all people, but are you going to pit a pricey smartwatch against 20-foot waves? Of course not, and that's where purpose-built devices come in like the Glassy Pro One sportsband for surfers. While far less versatile than a general sportsband, the …

How the crowd, not medical professionals, will lead the health-tech revolution

Technology has improved our ability to control many aspects of our lives — although, it’s done so more rapidly in some areas than others. So we can stream music and films where and when we choose and do our banking at 3 in the morning if we wish. Yet, when it comes to health care, medical …

Voice-Controlled Computer Ubi Goes on Sale

Ubi, a small computer that relies on voice commands for input, has begun shipping. The device completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and is now available in the US for $299.<p>Ubi plugs into a wall outlet, connects to your WiFi and listens for your voice controls. The device can set …

Omada brings pre-diabetes into the open with virtual prevention

There’s an oft-heard story in digital health circles: A patient comes into the doctor’s office complaining of common pre-diabetic symptoms, so the doctor — who has no treatment code for “pre-diabetes” — tells the patient, “Come back when you have diabetes.”<p>And the patient often does come back with …

Aledade is helping independent doctors thrive in a changing health care system

Health care is a scary business for many entrepreneurs. It’s a wildly inefficient industry that’s ripe for disruption. It’s a complicated business with a tall learning curve. And it’s a highly regulated sector. All of these things can give both startups and their investors the willies.<p>Aledade dives …

Withings makes some devices compatible with Apple's Health app

A couple of weeks ago, Apple gave clearance to HealthKit applications with an update to iOS 8 -- one that, as you're likely aware of, ended up causing major problems for iPhone 6 users. But, since this issue has been resolved, more outfits have (finally) had the chance to make their software and …

Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis. Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though. The company has confirmed to Engadget that it's testing a …

IBM’s Watson to take on veterinary medicine

First International Business Machines Corp. took on <i>Jeopardy</i> and won with its Watson cognitive computing engine. Now, it's taking aim at animal welfare.<p>IBM will reveal the first 10 apps using Watson for commercial purposes on Wednesday, pushing into such areas as retail management, travel planning, …

This Is What It’s Like To Wear Smart Spandex During A Workout

By building EMG sensors into compression gear, Athos wants to put a high-tech fitness lab in your pocket.<p>“Before you go change, just remember one thing,” says Athos cofounder Dhananja “DJ” Jayalath, handing me a pair of used spandex shorts. “All the sensors have to touch your skin.”<p>We’re inside a …

Doctor Cloud Is Ready To See You Now

By Neal Ungerleider4 minute Read<p>Odds are good you’ve seen your doctors using computers a lot more in the past three years. During appointments or …

Health Care

The Backed Pack: A smart tire pressure monitor, child health alarm, & personal GPS device

<i>Each week, our friends at</i> <i>Backerjack</i> <i>bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>FOBO<p>FOBO Tire wants to bring tire pressure management systems, or TPMS’s, into the modern age. This is an iOS/Android compatible, Bluetooth 4.0-enabled system that always keeps a user …

Hexoskin's new wearable is a smart shirt for exercise buffs

The wearable craze isn't only about fashionable watches and savvy glasses. After all, remember how tech giant Intel's vision for the space included a shirt? Hexoskin, a Canada-based startup, has similar beliefs, and that's why it recently introduced its biometric smart tee -- Ralph Lauren's doing …

Can a Mind-Reading Headset Teach You To Deal With Stress?

<i>This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.</i><p>To different people, meditation can mean different things. When some of us hear the ‘m-word’ we …

Apple's HealthKit collaborator, Mayo Clinic, launches its iOS 8-integrated app

Mayo Clinic was one of the first big-name health providers Apple tapped to help with the build and launch of the HealthKit consumer health data platform.<p>Now Mayo has launched its app, which is available for free to Mayo Clinic patients and the general public at Apple’s App Store.<p>The Mayo app now …

Bellabeat launches 3 new devices to help moms track their babies' health

Moms constantly worry about their kids’ health — but pregnancy and the first year of a baby’s life can be particularly nerve-wracking.<p>Bellabeat, a company that got its start with a gadget for listening to and tracking babies’ heart rates while still in the womb, knows this very well, and today it’s …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

Pebble Update Allows Health Apps To Track Fitness And Sleep In The Background

At the start of 2014, smartwatch maker Pebble opened up its platform with the launch of an app store. On Tuesday, it further expanded its ecosystem with a software update that lets developers build apps that monitor a user’s physical activity and sleep, even when the app is closed. In addition, the …

Apps

Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing

Inbox, the email startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums offering modern APIs that allow developers to build new applications on top of email’s aging underpinnings, is today taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started with the launch of open source email apps. The company is …

Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly

Remember the dronie? If not, it's a self-taken photograph (sigh, <i>selfie</i>) from a UAV like the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 that provides a bit more creativity than your arm reach allows. Imagine that you can attach that drone to your wrist and launch it instantly, and you have some idea about how the Nixie …