Category: Health

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Nokia rebrands all Withings products a year after acquisition

Nokia has rebranded all Withings products and will be retiring the brand, a year after acquiring the French health-tech company for $191 million. The three wearables, Go, Steel, and Steel HR, will remain part of Nokia’s portfolio. Go is a simple E-Ink activity and sleep tracker with one year charge, available for $50. Steel does…

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A Third of All Humans Are Now Either Overweight or Obese

Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever before—a development the authors are describing as a “growing and… Read more… Read full post…

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In the coming cloud computing war, storage is the next front

The cloud computing pricing war is nothing new. In 2014, Microsoft, Google and Amazon entered a fight with the aim to gobble up the biggest slice of the market share by matching each other’s falling prices. What ensued was a price slashing spree in a few days’ span, in some cases dropping cloud computing product premiums…

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Told you that you were getting good sleep, says Fitbit

Fitbit has sponsored a study that it says validates the ability of several of its fitness wearables to accurately track different stages of sleep. This study, which involved the Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, and Charge 2 devices, was independently scored by polysomnography technicians. “With our sleep tracking tools, Fitbit has transformed what people can learn about…

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Walk this way towards better wearables security

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have invented a new layer of security for wearables, by tracking the way the owner walks and recognizing slight alterations in the style. The team also figured out a way to harvest energy from hand movement and feed it back to the wearable, potentially extending the battery…