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Gear & Gadgets

TechCo’s Guide to Back to School Tech and Gadgets

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The sun is shining, Independence Day has past (and still no alien invasion), and before you know it back to school time will be here. For some, this is nothing more than returning back to college, but for many this will be the entry…

Health

3 Health Tech Apps to Motivate You to Move

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Archer, Stranger Things, and Mr. Robot: What are shows I’d rather be watching than working out? It doesn’t take a Jeopardy champion to tell us that many of us are lazy and completely unmotivated to get healthy. Obviously, we have a problem and we don’t…

Enqos – Tower V3

CES

A Fireside Chat With Fitbit Cofounder & CEO James Park

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

At CES, Brad Feld, CEO of the Foundry Group, led a fireside chat with James Park, Co-Founder and CEO of Fitbit, about the startup journey and the ups and downs they’ve experienced since they started and all the way through to IPO. How did…

Opinion/Analysis

Startup Consolidation Is a Clear Sign of Low VC Funds

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

Just a year ago, venture capital funding was more than plentiful. Startups from all walks of life budded like flowers in the spring, making way for an innovation explosion that saw the invention of more tech than our tiny brains could handle. From artificial intelligence and…

Gear & Gadgets

Fremont

The Poof Pea Is an Affordable Fitbit For Your Pet [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Have you ever wondered what Fido or Fluffy are up to at home, but don’t have a monitoring system in place? Pet activity trackers are not a new concept, but they can be an effective resource to ensure your pets are happy and healthy, even…

Opinion/Analysis

Are Fitness Trackers Really Working for Your Health? Spoiler: Nope.

By | Sep 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Fitbit haunts my Twitter feed. Autoposted tweets constantly trumpet personal accomplishments, measured on thousands of steps per day. But is all this data helping at the one thing it’s designed to do, make people healthier? A recent study throws a little doubt on this…

Lifestyle

5 Ways You Can Use Tech to Reduce Stress

By | Jul 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

When your phone is ringing off the hook and your laptop is crashing, it might be hard to look at technology as anything other than a nuisance. This is why most of us choose to “unplug” when it comes time to destress. Because most…

Startups & Apps

Here’s What You Need to Know About Sleep Apps

By | May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

What’s worse than being woken up during the night by bumps, thumps and crashes? Try heavy breathing. Though it sounds pretty peculiar, this is exactly what happened to J.K. Rowling while she was experimenting with sleep apps. Given that we spend about one-third of…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Health Wearables to Get You Primed for Summer

By | Apr 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Mmm….sweatproof. It’s not often that your online shopping includes that particular search word. But if you’re looking to get more active this summer, and searching for the perfect wearable accessory to help you stay motivated, then the ability for it to stay functioning while…

Startups & Apps

These Startups Will Redefine Fitness in 2016

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

With so much technology designed to make us live longer, fitter and more fulfilling lives, these years seem to be the best time to be alive. In previous years, we have seen the rise (and a few falls) of the various startups aimed to…

Trends

New Technology in Healthcare: Smart Gadgets Dominate

By | Dec 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

With 20 percent of Americans owing at least one wearable device, the future of health gadgets seems pretty certain. However, it is the question of healthcare insurance costs that remains unclear. Will wireless medical devices and cloud solutions change the landscape of the industry, improving…

Opinion/Analysis

What 9 Tech Companies Can Teach Us About Great Customer Service

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

You’ve been there. Something’s not working right and you’re ready to lose your mind. Perhaps you were disconnected after holding for a support rep and listening to terrible music for twenty minutes. Or you received yet another cut-and-paste email that doesn’t answer your question….

Wearables

Apple Watch Climbs the List of the Top Wearable Gadgets

By | Sep 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

The IDC released a new report, and Apple has moved into second place among wearables, thanks to the Apple Watch. If you’re wondering about who’s taken the lead, it’s Fitbit. It’s a pretty close race between Fitbit and Apple among the top wearable gadgets. Apple…

Internet of Things

4 Obstacles Standing in the Way of a Wearable Revolution

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

The future of wearable technology has long been defined by expectations of widespread adoption and uninterrupted growth. In fact, by some estimates the wearable device market in the U.S. alone will be valued at $12.6 billion by 2018. The start of a new year…

Health

Hungary

Tep Built A New Age, Fitness Tamagotchi Pet

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

There are a lot of entrepreneurs these days who think the first generation of fitness trackers focuses too much on adult, competitive athletes. Further, they find the apps are geared only towards recording distance traveled and calories burned on an already well-established fitness routine. Akos…

Gear & Gadgets

Google’s New Wearable to Take Health Tracking to the Next Level

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In a bid to relish a better standard of living, working day in and day out has become a norm. This has left people with less time to focus on their personal lives. And as a result their health is being neglected. Imagine if…

HR and Recruiting

How to Promote Employee Health and Fitness with Welbe

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Meet Nathan. Nathan is a top-performing employee with high potential. He’s always on time, doesn’t make a run for it when five o’clock strikes, willingly assists his team members, and sees projects through to the end. Unfortunately, by dedicating so much time to work,…