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By Jonah Comstock May 29, 2013
Misfit also released a picture of a black version of the Shine with a leather band. Misfit Wearables announced that it is once more pushing back the shipping date of its crowd-funded Shine tracker, and that the device will no longer support Android at launch. Supporters of Misfit's $846,000 Indiegogo campaign this past January will now have to wait until mid-July for their trackers. The Misfit...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2012
Earlier this month, when Google updated one of its premiere Android applications, it quietly added a personal activity tracker. Google Now is an Android-only app that uses Google services to smartly deliver users various kinds of information to help them throughout their day - without them having to ask. When Google updated the application at the beginning of December, they didn't mention the...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2012
A new report from Juniper is the latest in a flurry of forecasts about the role that smart wearable devices, or wearables, are going to play in the mobile technology market over the next few years. Juniper says wearables will be a $1.5 billion market by 2014, up from just $800 million this year. Some of that drive is from “multifunction” devices like Google’s Project Glass and a similar product...
By Chris Gullo October 17, 2011
Google Body Browser, a Google Earth-like explorer for the human anatomy that launched last December as part of the now-defunct Google Labs project, will be reborn as a free Android app and web application called Zygote Body, according to a report over at MedGadget. Google Body Browser allowed users to explore human anatomy via a three dimensional browser that included layer options (such as skin...
By Brian Dolan August 31, 2011
Facebook's head of mobile products, Erick Tseng, has joined the board of directors of mobile medical apps publisher Epocrates. According to a recently filed SEC document, Tseng will serve on Epocrates' board at least until the company's 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. Tseng's has held previous positions at Google, McKinsey, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Before Facebook Tseng was senior product...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2011
DrChrono, one of the few electronic health records (EHR) vendors to offer an EHR built from the ground up for the Apple iPad, has raised $675,000 in seed funding, according to a report in TechCrunch. The investors include General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed cofounder Paul Buchheit, Google’s Principal Engineer Matt Cutts, and the Start Fund....
By Neil Versel May 4, 2011
NeuroVigil, the La Jolla, Calif.-based neurotechnology company that created the non-invasive iBrain wireless EEG sensor, announced Monday that it had closed on its first round of venture financing. The unspecified investment was led by "an anonymous American industrialist and technology visionary, with participants distributed across the U.S. West and East coasts," the company says in a press...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
Healthrageous officially launches its mobile app h!GO: Healthrageous, a personalized connected health technology company that spun out of Boston-based Partners Healthcare earlier this year, announced the official launch of its new mobile app, h!GO, which aims to help users shed unhealthy habits and embrace healthy lifestyles. The app also aims to aid in the effective self-management of blood...
By Brian Dolan April 26, 2010
Text4Baby update: Forty states are in the process of creating Text4Baby coalitions and encouraging nurses to talk up the program, according to a recent report in Time magazine. The report also notes that another major television channel, besides MTV, is also promoting the text message powered service: Telemundo. More iPlato has a new customer, this time outside of the UK: Lexum European Eye...
By Brian Dolan August 24, 2009
If your smartphone has a compass built-in, a camera and GPS, then it may soon offer "augmented reality" applications, which overlay information onto the phone's screen while the camera is being pointed at a particular object or location. A Wikipedia article may pop up if the phone is pointed at the Washington Monument. A link to a person's Facebook page may appear when the phone's camera is...