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Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch

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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch computer, according to "two people familiar with the company's plans." The New York Times previously reported that Apple had been "experimenting" with a curved glass smart watch, but Bloomberg believes that Apple's smart...
Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch
Jabra unveils Solemate, a shoe-themed Jawbone Jambox competitor

Dream:On: This iOS app promises to influence your dreams

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There are no shortage of apps to help you get fit and healthy. But whilst running, cycling and hiking are all pivotal parts of the keep-fit process, it’s important not to underestimate the role that sleep plays in our mental and physical wellbeing. We’ve previously written about the likes of...
Dream:On: This iOS app promises to influence your dreams
Mobile Ads That Use Location Data Are Much More Effective

Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP's Chinese Knock-Off

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Codoon is one of the first wearable tech gadgets produced by a Chinese company. It’s also an almost exact copy of the Jawbone UP. Sina Tech reports Chinese consumers will be able to get a Codoon on their wrists by the beginning of June. Like the Jawbone UP, the Codoon...
Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP's Chinese Knock-Off
Designer Yves Behar: Wearable devices are the hardest to design
More sensors are coming to professional sports, but research outpaces business models

Distro Issue 70 arrives with a look at wearable computing and the history behind Google Glass

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The first wearable "augmentations" span from the 11th and 12th centuries all the way up to Google's side project that has built a ton of momentum this year. In the cover story of this week's issue of our e-magazine, we take a look at Google Glass and the timeline...
Distro Issue 70 arrives with a look at wearable computing and the history behind Google Glass
Nike has no plans to release FuelBand Android app, says it's focused on iOS

With sensors, apps & data, my smartphone is (almost) my doctor

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If you think the Jawbone Up and Nike FuelBand are changing our perception of personal health, then wait until you see what Scanadu, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company, has planned for you. The two-year-old old company is the brainchild of Walter de Brouwer, a Belgian-born serial entrepreneur (EUnet-Quest and Star...
With sensors, apps & data, my smartphone is (almost) my doctor

Kickstarter: Leikr Is An OpenStreetMap GPS Sports Watch With A Two-Inch Colour Screen

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As a long-time runner and a recent recipient of a Nike+ SportWatch GPS I can safely say I’ve been bitten by the exercise data bug. The satisfaction of uploading your latest round of physical exertion and transforming it into digital bits and bytes that can be analysed and compared against...
Kickstarter: Leikr Is An OpenStreetMap GPS Sports Watch With A Two-Inch Colour Screen
Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software design

Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

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Short Version Libratone’s speakers are normally crazy expensive. This one is just temporarily insane. Plus it’s got a direct mode for when you’re outside of Wi-Fi range, and a built-in battery, two things rare on an AirPlay speaker. Long Version Features: Interchangeable felt covers in multiple colors 4-8 hour battery...
Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker
Pebble smartwatch now shipping -- but expect to wait a while for yours

Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

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Sports giant Nike is launching the Nike+ Accelerator program — a three-month program to foster startups — in conjunction with Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars. According to Monday’s announcement, the program targets companies that use Nike+ technology, including the FuelBand and Nike+ Running app, to create products and services for athletes to get help in...
Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?

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You do know that Parrot makes more than just the AR.Drone, right? It was at CES earlier this year that we first caught a glimpse of -- and subsequently began geeking out about -- the Parrot Zik by Starck. For those unfamiliar, these headphones are jam-packed with enough technologies...
Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?
6 technologies and innovations that could finally go mainstream in 2013

Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

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Plus Jawbone tries BodyMedia for size, the endless meme of the 'smaller iPhone', original iPhone approaches obsolescence, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe antisocial network: Path texts my entire phonebook at 6am >> Branded3Stephen Kenwright: 6am: When I rolled...
Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)
Missing from the Internet of Things Consortium: Captain America and Iron Man
Is the Internet of Things the future of narcissism?

With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

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Plenty of soon-to-be college grads will finish school with heavy debt loads and not a clue about how to get a jump in the market. But Modern Guild, an early-stage startup in New York, believes it can help students get a leg up on launching their careers by matching them with...
With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching
Work it: Fitbit Flex exercise wristband ships today at $100
Aetna's not just an insurance company, it now has a fitness app too

Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

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How important is design for this age of connectedness? Connecting the world is what design does best, said Yves Behar, speaking at the GigaOM Roadmap 2012 event on Monday. Behar, the CEO of fuseproject and CCO of Jawbone noted that “disconnected products in marketing and execution is what people hate....
Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up
Try-before-you-buy YBuy subscription services raises $1M from Eric Schmidt
State Launches Opinion Network Where You Don't Need Followers To Be Heard

Letter From The Editor: The Lessons Of Innovation

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Photo by Benjamin Lowy What do you get when you cross Walmart with Mother Teresa? Who would be the Square Deal candidate in 2012? And how in the world do you compare--and rank--such dynamic, eclectic businesses as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google? The answers to these and other captivating questions...
Letter From The Editor: The Lessons Of Innovation

Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)

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Not to be confused with a similar product, the UK-based Fitbug has unveiled a collection of new connected health gadgets here at CES. The Fitbug orb is button-sized tracker that measures calories, distance and even pace. The pedometer tech inside also monitors your sleeping pattern. Connectivity wise, it can...
Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)
Meet our next MobileBeat 2012 speakers: Designer Yves Béhar, Pandora’s Tom Conrad, & more
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