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Wearable tech will keep failing -- until we can't live without it

Revealed at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco: the "dirty little secret" of activity trackers and smartwatches is that they're still not worth it.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Raise your hand if you've ever plunked down $100 to $200 on a wearable device, perhaps a Fitbit or a Jawbone …

Wearable Tech

CareDox is raising a $3.1M booster round for cloud health records

CareDox’s product grew out of an earlier product that helped moms share their kids’ medical records with schools, summer camps, and physicians.<p>CareDox does basically the same thing, but on a larger scale. CareDox provides a care coordination platform for taking care of kids. It also automates the …

HTC takes aim at smartwatch business with One Wear, report says

The handset maker reportedly could launch its smartwatch in late August or early September.<p>HTC might be the next mobile firm to get into the smartwatch space.<p>The handset maker is working on a new smartwatch it will call the One Wear and launch in late August or early September, tech blog TKTechNews …

Wearable Tech

Sony SmartBand Review: A Wearable Fitness Tracker And Lifelogger On Your Wrist

Announced at CES 2014, Sony’s SmartBand SWR10 promises to “log your day, every day.” It tracks your movement and online communication, and can be used to control a number of apps on your smartphone. Wear it around your wrist, and let it gather data as you go about your life with no extra work …

Rumor: Apple’s “iWatch” to Launch in October, Will run iOS 8, w/Curved OLED Touchscreen

A new report from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei says Apple’s much-rumored “iWatch” smartwatch is expected to see an October launch, will use a …

X-Doria's KidFit is a low-cost fitness wearable for five-year-olds

X-Doria is a company we normally associate with smartphone accessories, but now it's decided to branch out into wearables. While the jury is still out on whether children should be introduced to the concept of the quantified self, X-Doria wants to help get kids moving with its new KidFit activity …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

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