Using your smartphone in bed could cause temporary blindness?

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Who would have thunk it and is it true? Using your smartphone in bed (or in dark conditions) could cause temporary blindness and “wreak havoc” on your vision. Doctors say two women went temporarily blind due to checking their smartphones constantly in the dark. In Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine doctors tell the story … Read more

“Breathalyzer” For Lung Cancer Wins $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

A breathalyzer is usually used in instances where you’ve done something wrong, and a need arises to determine just how far out of bounds you are. There are definitely exceptions to that rule, but for the most part, a breathalyzer is usually associated with some sort of punishment. A team of students from MIT and … Read more

MOCAheart Review: Track Your Heart Health Quickly And Easily

Our health is important. People that are already in good shape tend to want to stay that way, while people in less-than-ideal shape generally at least would like to be in better shape. An important metric used by nearly every health professional in the world is blood pressure. Blood pressure is honestly a pretty erratic … Read more

Researchers Develop New Flu Vaccine Protects Against Multiple Strains

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A new flu vaccine that protects against multiple strains of the flu, including H1N1, has been developed by researchers at University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur. This new flu vaccine proved to be effective against seasonal type flu strains and pandemic flu strains in mice. Flu season is one of the largest times of illness here … Read more

Health o meter nuyu Wireless Scale Review: Sleek Scale With Good Features

So you’re trying to get into better shape. Fitness trackers, like the Health o meter nuyu tracker that we reviewed recently, can certainly help one reach their fitness goals. But another important metric when thinking about fitness or weight loss is, well, your weight. As there are with fitness trackers, there are plenty of options … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Gifts For The Fitness Fanatic

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The road to the holidays moves ever onward! Our Holiday Gift Guide provides a few ideas to keep your favorite tech-lover happy this holiday season. We’ve already stuffed some stockings and kept your favorite audiophile happy, up next we’ll take a look at a few options for the fitness fanatic. Zepp 3D Multi-Sport Motion Sensor and … Read more

Health o Meter nuyu Sleep System Launches Today

After hitting Indiegogo just over a month ago and raising a little over $108,000 in the process, Health o Meter has announced the launch and availability of their nuyu Sleep System. Starting today, you can browse over to Amazon.com, BedBathandBeyond.com, www.healthometernuyu.com, or HammacherSchlemmer.com and purchase the nuyu Sleep System. We’ve discussed the nuyu Sleep System in great detail … Read more

Health o meter nuyu Sleep System Hits Indiegogo

We told you a little bit about the Health o meter nuyu Sleep System earlier this month when it was first announced, and if it wasn’t obvious from that write up, we love the idea. Who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep? I’d wager just about everybody would be happy with even a slight improvement to … Read more

App Review: C25K By Zen Labs

It’s not often that you can say a phone app has changed your life for the better. 19 years ago this weekend, I graduated from high school. As I walked across the stage, I vowed that I would never run again. The only exception would be if a wild beast was chasing me. Too many … Read more

Health Cards Come to Google Now

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Health has become a large focus for a lot of tech companies. In 2014 we saw an introduction and an emphasis on health tech from FitBits and JawBones, the Microsoft Band, Samsung Gears, and the growing line up of Android wear devices. Wearables are a very convenient way to collect health related information as well as … Read more

Is Texting Bad For Your Health?

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A recent study by Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, a spinal and orthopedic surgeon, suggests that constant mobile device use can indeed be bad for your health – in particular your spine. In the study, Dr. Hansraj calculated the force on the cervical spine at various positions. An every day neutral position exerts 10-12lbs of force on the spine. … Read more

Technology Is Helping To Silently Kill You

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No it has nothing to do with radio waves, magnetic fields, or any other obvious way we thought technology could kill us. It’s getting to your body in a very slow, stealthy way and you won’t even realise it. What’s more is, new evidence claims that it doesn’t matter how healthy you are for the rest of … Read more

Video Game Toothbrush Makes Brushing Fun!

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Kids are odd creatures. They wake up early on weekends but it’s close to impossible to get them up  during the week for school. They can’t memorize school work but they know the lyrics to every song from their favorite band. They think tomatoes are disgusting but love ketchup.  And the strangest thing…they HATE to brush their teeth.

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Android Wear Coming to Wearables in Q2 2014

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Sundar Pichai, Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome, & Apps, announced in a post on the Official Google Blog today that Android Wear and smartwatches running the new operating system would be available to consumers as soon as Quarter 2 of this year.

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Microsoft Working On The Smartbra

Researchers at Microsoft are working on a smartbra that can detect stress levels and monitor skin and heart activity which can give indications to mood. The purpose of this project is to see if the technology can prevent stress-related over-eating. The smartbra communicated data to a smartphone app letting the wearer know when they were most … Read more

Fitbit Flex $99 At Target And They Throw In A $20 Gift Card

Correction: This is the Fitbit Flex, not the Fitbit Force just to clarify.  Need a Fitbit? Target has them for $99 and you get a $20 Target gift card for buying, making the Fitbit $79. Hit the link below to get yours. This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, … Read more

Taste What You See On Your TV Or Computer?

For the longest time we’ve heard television food cooks always use a phrase similar to, “If only we had smell-o-vision”. Well Scientists at the National University of Singapore have gone one sense further and are working on a solution to allow you to taste what you see on TV or computer. They are using electrodes to stimulate the … Read more

Take Control App Aims To Help Binge Eating Habits

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“Take Control” is a weight control app under development that aims to track users patterns of eating and binge eating. Once the app learns the persons habits it will alert them when they enter that window of time they tend to binge eat.

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