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How A Fatal Heart Condition Inspired Mike Lazerow To Live Fearlessly And Found His $745 Million Company, Buddy Media

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Today Salesforce.com announced its $745 million acquisition of Buddy Media. Mike Lazerow, Buddy Media's CEO and cofounder, created an emotional video that also acknowledged the sale called New Beginnings: Is Fear Holding You Back? In it he says he's had a heart condition his whole life called a ventricular septal...
How A Fatal Heart Condition Inspired Mike Lazerow To Live Fearlessly And Found His $745 Million Company, Buddy Media

Tim Bray Joins Google

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Tim Bray, on joining Google as a “developer advocate”, specifically relishing the competition between Android and iPhone: The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disney-fied walled garden...
Tim Bray Joins Google

Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology
Fitbug Orb tries to take down activity tracker rivals with Bluetooth scale and blood pressure monitor

New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

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Retina MacBook Pro owners who have been frustrated at slow Safari performance may find some relief in the recent WebKit nightly builds. The discovery was originally dug up by a MacRumors forum post and tested by AnandTech on Tuesday, showing a significant increase in frame rates when scrolling through certain sites,...
New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

Healthrageous nabs $6.5M for personalized data-driven health support

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A growing movement of so-called Quantified Self enthusiasts eagerly track their activity and vital signs to improve their health, even in the absence of chronic medical conditions. But Healthrageous, a Boston-based startup incubated out of the Center for Connected Health (part of Partners HealthCare), takes a data-driven, personalized approach to help motivate those for whom...
Healthrageous nabs $6.5M for personalized data-driven health support

Bloodnote: Checking your blood pressure just got really sexy

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Bloodnote is a simple app where you can track your blood pressure and control your health. Created by Peter Bajtala and Matt Ludzen, Bloodnote’s wonderfully minimal design turns a mundane task into something much easier on the eyes. Today, blood pressure is still typically tracked on paper. As you’d expect, keeping...
Bloodnote: Checking your blood pressure just got really sexy

Scanadu Hikes Price, Beefs Up Specs of Forthcoming Medical "Tricorder"

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As it worked to finalize its smartphone health monitoring attachment, Scanadu decided its planned $150 device wasn’t going to quite cut it. The redesigned Scanadu Scout People wanted more features and the ability to use the Scout on others, not just to measure their own vital statistics. So, the company...
Scanadu Hikes Price, Beefs Up Specs of Forthcoming Medical "Tricorder"

Netflix updates Player on PS3 with faster scanning and streamlined audio management

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Look, we're well aware that you're already fantasizing about the PlayStation 4, but how do you think that makes your existing PS3 feel? (Hint: Not awesome.) For those still focused on remaining in the here and now, Netflix has issued an update for its PS3 Player that "is more...
Netflix updates Player on PS3 with faster scanning and streamlined audio management

Hospital Care Goes Wireless

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Hospitals are about to go wireless: bandage-like sensors will wirelessly send measurements of blood pressure, oxygen levels and other vital signs....
Hospital Care Goes Wireless
Amazon Goes After Older Adults & Seniors With New Store

Qualcomm exec: In health, we're 'driving without a dashboard'

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So-called “quantified self” enthusiasts are using all kinds of gadgets and smartphone apps to log as much data as they can about their activity, sleep, heart rate and more. But, for the most part, that data (like most data in healthcare, unfortunately) exists in siloed, linear sets. But, at GigaOM’s...
Qualcomm exec: In health, we're 'driving without a dashboard'

NCKU's i-Transport robot wheelchair helps riders reach full height

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Those who have to use a wheelchair are often bound to the elevation of the seat if they want to reach something, which isn't fair when some parts of our world are still built for standing height. Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University is redressing that imbalance with the i-Transport....
NCKU's i-Transport robot wheelchair helps riders reach full height
Withings Smart Body Analyzer Now Available For $149.95, Here's How It Performs

Dave McClure is ripping VCs again: They're f***ing arrogant and stupid a**holes

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Dave McClure on his way to BC on “Geeks on a Train.” Photo via Kyle Kesterson. Dave McClure is not your typical venture capitalist. He wears T-shirts and flip flops, and cusses like a sailor. The term angel could not be more oxymoronic when applied to McClure. In the course of...
Dave McClure is ripping VCs again: They're f***ing arrogant and stupid a**holes

Ovuline Raises $1.4M From Lightbank, David Cohen And Others To Help Women Track Fertility And Pregnancy

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Ovuline, a company that helps women track their fertility and pregnancy online, has raised $1.4 million in seed financing led by Lightbank with participation from Launch Capital, LionBird and Techstars founder and CEO David Cohen. As the notion of the quantified self in healthcare rises, we’re going to see more...
Ovuline Raises $1.4M From Lightbank, David Cohen And Others To Help Women Track Fertility And Pregnancy

Controlling Hypertension, Via the Kidney

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Medical-device makers are rallying to a new experimental treatment for stubborn hypertension: Singeing the walls of nerve-lined arteries leading to the kidneys, blocking the organs' ability to raise blood pressure....
Controlling Hypertension, Via the Kidney

Smartphones Become Life's Remote Control

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, many app-powered accessories are on display that allow consumers to turn off lights, unlock doors or monitor their blood pressure....
Smartphones Become Life's Remote Control

Apple patent suggest real-time sharing of fitness workouts coming to iOS

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Future versions of Apple’s iOS operating system may incorporate new fitness sharing technology, according to a patent uncovered by AppleInsider. The new technology will encourage users to be more competitive by allowing them to share and compare their performance in real-time with other users around the world. The patent,...
Apple patent suggest real-time sharing of fitness workouts coming to iOS

Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

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The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices."We won't actually do the manufacturing, but we'll do the co-design together," said Phil Libin, who spoke to IDG News Service on the sidelines of the...
Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

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Sometimes it's awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents -- and let's face it, Bob Ross would've been a horrible surgeon. Thankfully, a new...
Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

@Merkprof The chocolate is for your heart & blood pressure, http://bit.ly/ahnW6N. I think the little people are just there to entertain you.

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@Merkprof The chocolate is for your heart & blood pressure, http://bit.ly/ahnW6N. I think the little people are just there to entertain you.

Your phone will soon be your new doctor

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Imagine a day when your phone has all of your health information. It knows your goals, your time horizons and what activities you need to focus on to achieve those goals. It knows your schedule, whether you like to do things alone or in groups and who you like to...
Your phone will soon be your new doctor
Here Are Some Reasons To Get Really Excited About Apple Making An 'iWatch' (AAPL)

Watch people go nuts when asked to text during driving test

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A safety organization in Belgium tells people taking a driving test that they have to text while driving in order to pass. This has a certain effect on blood pressure. [Read more]...
Watch people go nuts when asked to text during driving test

NTT DoCoMo hands-free videophone prototype replaces that off-center webcam stare with your digital doppelganger (hands-on)

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In a sort of reverse-Project Glass, one of DoCoMo's latest prototypes flips its cameras back at the wearer. This hands-free videophone headset strings ties together seven separate cameras, each recording 720p video from wide-angle lenses. Aside from the single camera pointing behind the user (and beaming the background image),...
NTT DoCoMo hands-free videophone prototype replaces that off-center webcam stare with your digital doppelganger (hands-on)

ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms

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Adorable ZocDoc mascots. (Photo: Screencap) We've all been there: You dash down to the doc's office on your lunch break, hoping you can squeeze a checkup into your lunch hour. Instead you're handed a stack of forms you're pretty sure you filled out on your last visit, but the receptionist...
ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms
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