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Posted:
Nov 2, 2016

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Christina

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Fitness Trackers Might Help Us Live Longer (if Only We Used Them)

Activity monitors could improve our health and extend our lives — if only we could be motivated to use them. Those are the conclusions of two new studies about the promise and perils of relying on fitness trackers to measure and guide how we move.

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Why You Should Apply Data To Your Teeth

THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY you’re already aware that you log 10,000 steps a day, get about three hours of REM sleep a night, and rarely exceed your allotted daily 2,200 calories. But how much data are you collecting about your plaque buildup?

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Posted:
Sep 21, 2016

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Christina

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Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts

Wearable activity monitors can count your steps and track your movements, but they don’t, apparently, help you lose weight. In fact, you might lose more weight without them.

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With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs

The University of Michigan football team took the field for its season opener on Sept. 3 accompanied by Michael Jordan, the team’s honorary captain for the game, in uniforms bearing his signature Jumpman logo. Such pageantry is the fruit of a new apparel contract, worth about $170 million, between...

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Could Virtual Guide Dogs Replace the Real Thing?

About 285 million people around the world are blind or visually impaired, according to the World Health Organization.

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Posted:
May 25, 2016

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Christina

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A Car’s Computer Can ‘Fingerprint’ You in Minutes Based on How You Drive

THE WAY YOU drive is surprisingly unique. And in an era when automobiles have become data-harvesting, multi-ton mobile computers, the data collected by your car—or one you rent or borrow—can probably identify you based on that driving style after as little as a few minutes behind the wheel.

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May 16, 2016

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Remi

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Jet-Lag Sleep App is a Viable Way to Collect Big Data

Can scientists trust a mobile app as a reliable vehicle for collecting health data? A study published today in Science Advances suggests the answer is yes, it’s possible, at least for sleep studies.

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Fitness Trackers Move to Earphones, Socks and Basketballs

Devices collect more kinds of data from more places, and one stores the energy from your movements for use to power your device.

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