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Fitbit's smartwatch will launch with an app platform — whenever it launches

And it’s using the SDK it acquired from Pebble<p>Fitbit chief executive officer James Park says that the company’s upcoming smartwatch will have an app platform and an app gallery ready to go when it launches, despite reports (including our own) that Fitbit’s smartwatch woes have extended to its …

Halo: Formula 1 to introduce controversial cockpit head-protection system in 2018

The controversial 'halo' cockpit head-protection system will be introduced into Formula 1 in 2018, governing body the FIA has confirmed.

Motorsport

Cosworth begins work towards 2021 Formula 1 return

Cosworth is preparing for a Formula 1 return, Autosport has learned, as it commits to helping frame the new engine rules for 2021.<p>The firm has …

Motorsport

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement - Pocket-lint

Fitbit, the company known for its range of fitness trackers, will release its very first smartwatch later this year. Until now, the smartwatch has …

Wearable Tech

Jide’s Remix OS, a desktop fork of Android, is being killed off

Development on the operating system will stop as the company pivots to work ‘solely on the enterprise space’<p>It was a fun ride while it lasted, Jide. The company that promised the ultimate desktop fork of Android — complete with floating windows, mouse and keyboard support, a start bar surrogate, …

Jide Pulling the Plug on Remix OS as it Focuses on Enterprise Markets

Remix OS, the Android-based operating system that looked and functioned like a desktop client, is being discontinued.Jide (the company behind Remix …

Mobile Development

The future of the smartwatch should be smart watch bands

The smartwatch didn’t work. What comes next?<p>Despite the best efforts from Apple (with the Apple Watch), Google (with Android Wear), Samsung (with the Galaxy Gear), Pebble (with the, uh, Pebble), and dozens of other companies, the dream of the smartwatch hasn’t really taken off. Turns out that …

How Does the Apple Watch Compare to More Affordable Smart Watches?

The past several years for me has been an undertaking in trying to find what I have coined to be the search for <i>the poor mam’s Apple Watch.</i> Even …

Biologists say disappearance of species tells only part of the story of human impact on Earth's animals

A 2015 study co-authored by Paul Ehrlich, professor emeritus of biology, and colleagues showed that Earth has entered an era of mass extinction …

Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades<p>A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, …

Sixth mass extinction: The era of 'biological annihilation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many scientists say it's abundantly clear that Earth is entering its sixth mass-extinction event, meaning three-quarters of all species could disappear in the coming centuries.<p>That's terrifying, especially since humans are contributing to this shift.<p>But that's not even the full picture of …

Poor quality sleep could increase Alzheimer's risk, research suggests

Findings raise possibility repeated disruption of slow wave sleep could lead to a buildup of proteins linked to disease<p>Prolonged periods of poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, although quality, not quantity, of sleep is at the root of the issue.<p>…

More than 50,000 alive due to organ transplants, NHS says

<b>More than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of organ transplantation, new data suggests.</b><p>NHS Blood and Transplant said that figure included 36,300 kidney patients, 9,800 given livers, 1,900 who received a pancreas, and 1,000 who were given an intestine transplant.<p>It marks the first …

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

<b>A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say.</b><p>There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail.<p>The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping the global …

Casio's rugged Android Wear smartwatch is now $249.99

It was only a couple years ago when Casio debuted its first Android Wear smartwatch, the WSD-F10. While it has typically trended in the $500 price …

Introducing Sony’s wena smartwatch

Sony introduced its new smartwatch series called wena, which is actually a wristband that enables users to turn any watch into a smart …

This self-charging smartwatch could be great

Or fail miserably<p>Smartwatches have a battery problem. Much like smartphones, they don’t last long enough, and everyone ends up charging them all the time. In an attempt to fix this, Sequent looked toward the automatic movements in traditional watches to create a kinetic battery system for its …

Will the Fitbit smartwatch ever launch? Was the Pebble acquisition all for naught?

Fitbit essentially acquired all of the ingredients necessary to create the perfect smartwatch — Coin had the assets for a mobile payments tidal wave, …

4 Ways Caffeine Keeps You From Realizing Your Potential

Today's tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can …

Emotional Intelligence

Weed Microdosing Mice Study Brings Great News, But There's a Catch

Microdosing weed has become a minor trend with humans lately, but the science on its actual benefits is fairly shaky. Now, in a newly published study …

Mice’s aging brains reset to youthful state by cannabinoid

While medical marijuana has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, finding anyone who promotes it as a memory boost is rare. Yet a …

Statins could be used to help treat multiple sclerosis

Widely prescribed anti-cholesterol drugs are being tested to see whether they could be used to help treat multiple sclerosis (MS).<p>Experts have …

Stripes in modern life may trigger migraines and seizures, warn scientists

Stripes are ubiquitous in modern life, from City shirts and barcodes, to Venetian blinds and zebra crossings<p>But a new study suggests they might be making us ill.<p>Scientists in the Netherlands and the US have discovered that for some people, simply looking at vertical lines, either on a static image, …

Suffer from headaches or migraines for no apparent reason? This could be why

From stripey sofas to brutalist buildings, patterns of parallel lines found everywhere could be bringing misery to millions of headache sufferers, …

Android TV builds based on Nougat are now available for the Raspberry Pi 3

Android TV is my favorite pick for putting content up on the big screen, but there aren’t a lot of options available when it comes to hardware. The best bang for your buck option is probably the Xiaomi Mi Box, but since this is Android, there are always some crazy ways to build on new hardware. …

Raspberry Pi

The bikini selfies that saved a life: Woman, 21, discovers mole that was ruining her sexy pictures was the deadliest form of skin cancer

A 21-year-old woman claims taking bikini selfies saved her life by helping her to notice a cancerous mole.<p>Cloe Jordan, from Wolverhampton, was fed up …

ZTE’s Quartz smartwatch has tick marks and lacks NFC

After passing through the FCC and having renders leaked, photos of ZTE’s rumored first Android Wear watch, the Quartz, have surfaced. <i>Android Police</i> says an anonymous tipster sent them images that show off the thick watchface and sad tick marks. The Quartz won’t include NFC, LTE, or a heart rate …

DKNY Introduces Hybridized Smartwatch

The DKNY Minute will be unveiled today at the Baselworld fair.<p><b>DIGITAL GET DOWN</b>: DKNY is upping its tech ante.<p>The brand will introduce its first …

Fossil will give you 300 new smartwatch options in 2017

Fossil swore that it would introduce smartwatches across all its brands, and it's definitely making good on that promise... although the result is a tad overwhelming. The company has announced that it's launching 300 (!) hybrid and touchscreen styles in 2017, and that includes brands that are both …

Misfit’s Vapor fitness smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit’s first real smartwatch will have the support of Google’s wearable platform<p>Misfit is announcing today that its fitness-focused Vapor smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0 when it launches later this year. The Vapor was first announced at CES earlier this year and features a fully circular …