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By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2016
As health tracking ideas go, the smart water bottle is a persistent one, but no one has quite managed to pull it off yet, despite numerous attempts that have cropped up on crowdfunding sites and in CES announcements. But now the concept has a big name behind it: PepsiCo brand Gatorade, which showed off a forthcoming smartphone-connected water bottle cap at SXSW on Friday. It works well with...
By Jonah Comstock June 30, 2014
IBM's Watson has yet another new gig, and it could lead to a novel way for big data to interact with personalized healthcare. IBM has partnered with Bon Appetit magazine to create Chef Watson, a web app that can create unique recipes based on a list of preferences. The app is going into a very limited beta (capped at 200 participants) today. Watson is a computer program that can do big things...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2013
Respii, from QoL Devices A new tech accelerator, focused exclusively on wirelessly connected devices, announced its first class -- and three health-related companies are among the ranks. The RGA Accelerator, a collaboration of TechStars and digital consulting firm R/GA, launched in September with a special focus on "startups that are creating physical products and connected applications." The...