Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearan…

Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearan...

  Verily Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences arm, said Friday that it’s received FDA clearance for an ECG feature on its Verily Study Watch.  Verily, part of Google parent company Alphabet, launched the Verily Study Watch in April 2017 to collect health information from clinical research participants. The watch has been used by thousands of participants in clinical […]

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Apple Watch to be used in stroke prevention research

Apple pulls Watch OS 5.1 update

The Apple Watch’s EKG function is being used in a research study. Sarah Tew/CNET The Apple Watch immediately created a buzz with its health applications, and now it’s going to be used for research that could help save lives. A study will investigate whether an app from Johnson & Johnson can be used with the […]

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Nike Adapt BB self-lacing shoes get firmware updates wi…

Nike Adapt BB self-lacing shoes get firmware updates wi...

Nike The Adapt BB, Nike’s newest self-lacing shoe unveiled Tuesday, sounds a lot like a fitness tracker. Apart from letting you tie your shoes Back to the Future-style, it can pair with your phone for firmware updates and adjust itself based on your movements. Nike says the shoe has a custom motor and gear train […]

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Robots, poop sensors and a dog food cannon: The bold ne…

Robots, poop sensors and a dog food cannon: The bold ne...

The Babeyes camera records videos from a baby’s point of view. Patrick Holland/CNET CES has been running for 52 years and if feels like I was at all 51 of them. Like many in the tech industry, I feel like I mostly know what I’m going to get when I arrive at the world’s biggest […]

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At CES 2019, VR feels like a dream gathering dust

At CES 2019, VR feels like a dream gathering dust

In January 2013, I used an Oculus Rift development kit for the first time. It felt like someone had traveled back in time and given me the keys to the future. Back then I expected virtual reality headsets would be as common as mobile phones within five years. I expected the technology would evolve so […]

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Great cheap accessories for your new phone, watch, game…

Great cheap accessories for your new phone, watch, game...

The Phone Strap helps you keep a better grip on your phone. It’s dirt-cheap drop protection! Loop Did you score an awesome new toy during the holidays? Let’s talk about some accessories you might want to add — and some surprisingly cheap ones at that.  You got a new phone Don’t overpay for a phone […]

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Apple Watch vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch: Which should you …

Apple Watch vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch: Which should you ...

The Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch are both excellent smartwatches that can do everything from fitness tracking to mirroring notifications on your phone. But which one should you buy? We tested the Apple Watch Series 4 and Galaxy Watch side-by-side to see which one best fit our needs. For this test, we […]

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9 essential tips for your new Apple Watch

9 essential tips for your new Apple Watch

Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Series 4, can do more than just put notifications on your wrist. It’s capable of making calls, calling for help if you fall, or run a single-lead EKG to let you know if something is amiss with your heart. Going beyond the fancy health features, it’s still a smartwatch, complete with […]

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11 tips and tricks for your new Fitbit Versa

Fitbit’s first true smartwatch, the Versa ($180 at Amazon), does more than just count your steps or track your sleep. Fitbit’s Versa rivals the Apple Watch, with its own mobile app store, a variety of watch faces to choose from and even mobile payments.  Most recently, Fitbit OS 3.0 was released for the Versa, adding an improved […]

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Get a Fitbit Versa for $90 (Update: Sold out)

Get a Fitbit Versa for $90 (Update: Sold out)

The $200 Versa is on sale for the unheard-of price of $90. Sarah Tew/CNET Well, folks, the big holiday is nearly upon us. I’ll have one last regular deal post for you tomorrow, but that’s going to be it until the calendar hits 2019. You’ll still get your daily dose of Cheapskate during the break, […]

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