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NuDock Power Station iPhone Apple Watch The MiTagg NuDock is a power station for your phone, watch, an included portable battery, and a third device via a hidden high-power USB port. It’s made from brush aluminum and will come in the same silver or space grey colors as Apple’s phones and laptops. Read More
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apple-watch-event0367 Sorry to disappoint you, recent Apple Watch buyers, but you’re not going to be able to use one of those brand new Apple Watch strap trading sites to get a whole new, extra watchband when your Apple Watch arrives. In case you missed it, a couple of Apple Watch band trading sites recently popped up, reportedly offering owners the ability to swap out the included extra watchband with… Read More
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Apple Watch fitting demo Apple began offering previews of the Apple Watch at its stores this morning, and we had a chance to show up early and get a run-through of the demo process before doors opened to customers looking to make an appointment. Read More
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woman with glasses tech Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook’s $2 billion for Oculus, Google’s $542 million into Magic Leap, not to mention Microsoft’s HoloLens. There are amazing early-stage platforms and apps, but VR/AR in 2015 feels a bit like the smartphone market before the iPhone. We’re waiting for someone to say “One… Read More
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LifeMap Solutions, the San Jose, California-based company that recently collaborated with Apple on one of the flagship apps for Apple ResearchKit, has launched a new pilot with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. LifeMap will team up with Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and the National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute (NJHRI) to develop a COPD platform that […]
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San Francisco-based Fitbit acquired fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for at least $17.8 million, according to an SEC filing. FitStar had previously raised $5 million from Advancit Capital, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Floodgate, and Mesa Ventures, according to CrunchBase. In the filing, Fitbit selected “yes”, when asked “Is this offering being made in connection with a business combination transaction, such as […]
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San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer remote dermatology care service Spruce has raised $15 million from Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, Google Ventures, Baseline Ventures, and Cowboy Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $17 million to date. Spruce offers consumers an app that helps them get treatment for some skin problems without having to interact with a […]
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Our last crowdfunding roundup had health-tracking body suits, bed covers and glow-in-the-dark headphones, as well as some more standard health monitoring devices. The last few weeks have been a little thinner on health projects, but there’s still plenty of hopefuls launching on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Read on for a round up that includes smart jump ropes, […]
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Apple’s newest offering, the Apple Watch, is set to launch April 24th. When the watch launches in a few weeks, Apple will launch a new section in its app store specifically for Apple Watch apps. The Apple Watch, which was announced September 2014, will track movement through a built-in accelerometer and heart rate through optical sensors in the […]
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New York-based wellness app maker Noom has raised another $1.1 million to complete a $16.1 million round led by InterVest, a Korea-based venture capital firm, with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT (a subsidiary of Hanmi Pharmaceutical), RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures. The first $15 million of the round was noticed in an SEC filing posted in early January. […]
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Sense4Baby, the maternal and fetal monitoring product developed by West Health and then acquired by AirStrip Technologies, has received a second FDA 510(k) clearance, which will allow pregnant mothers to perform non-stress tests in their homes. The technology was previously only cleared for use by providers in clinical settings. The Sense4Baby offering is a packaged kit […]
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Almost two-thirds — 64 percent — of adults in the US now own a smartphone, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. That’s up from 58 percent in early 2014. Back in 2011 Pew reported that just 35 percent of American adults were smartphone owners. Pew’s recent report is based on a number […]
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Google Ventures, the early-stage investment arm of Google, has invested about 30 percent of its fund into health startups, according to Krishna Yeshwant, one of its general partners. The fund receives $300 million a year from its parent company. Yeshwant, who is also a practicing physician, discussed Google Ventures’ digital health investments at the HxRefactored 2015 event in Boston this […]
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John Brownstein’s Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children’s Hospital has received attention in the past for its efforts to use data streams from social media, along with publicly available data from the government, to predict outbreaks of disease. Under Brownstein’s directorship, the team has mined Yelp for the foods most likely to cause food poisoning, helped […]
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Don’t look now, but the Glassware directory continues to grow more than two months after Google put an end to the Explorer program. And it’s not just growing in quantity; the new apps add some cool and needed quality to the Glass experience, too. The new batch includes an app that adds some needed functionality [...]

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photo2 The New York Times will offer single-sentence stories on the Apple Watch, here’s what that might look like. Read More
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Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 2.00.00 PM Apple has released a series of four videos today that show — explicitly — exactly what the Apple Watch can do, how it will do it and why you might be interested in buying one. If it seems to be a bit late in the cycle to get something like this out, I agree. Apple’s early marketing around the Watch has focused mainly on its construction, originality and possibilities for… Read More
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The global revenues for smartphone-connected fitness tracking devices and equipment will grow from $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to a report from research firm Parks Associates. “Our latest data finds adoption of connected health devices increased from 24 percent of US broadband households at the beginning of 2013 to nearly 30 […]
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Vital Art and Science, developers of myVisionTrack, a vision test service for patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic eye disease, has received a second FDA clearance for their platform, which includes an app and a provider dashboard. They will also soon launch a major clinical trial in partnership with the Scripps Translational Science Institute and […]
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Older, low-income women prefer to use digital health tools to a paper questionnaire when entering health data, according to a small study of 15 English and Spanish speaking women conducted by researchers from the University of California San Francisco. The women in the trial used an iPad app developed by five University of California medical centers, called Athena Breast […]
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