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Top Fitness Trends for 2016: Does Your Favorite Make the List?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about trends, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, lasts only for a short time, then, fades away. A trend is something that gains momentum and can create long-term impact in the way people think or behave. In other words, a trend is a "movement."

#WomenStartupChallenge Winner SoftSpot Is Changing the Wearable Tech World

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

(left, Kat Alexander of SIREN, and right, Sabine Seymour of SoftSpot) The Women Startup Challenge took place at Microsoft in Times Square. You may ...

3 Tips to Make Wearable Technology Work

Catherine Calarco | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Does your technology resonate with the individual? Does your brand inspire people to get involved? Build revenue and profit with purposeful technology. Read these three tips that will help you to better understand creating compelling apps in the wearable tech market:

10 Sleep Technologies: How Much Snore for the Dollar?

Michael Larson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Larson

The heroes of modern culture, the geeks (thus labeled because I count myself in that number), have come to the rescue with a host of new sleep technologies intended to shield us from the host of physical and mental ailments associated with poor rest.

Boomers Can't Even Copy and Paste

Stephen Balkam | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

It's not unusual to find a sixty-something year old man who is clueless when it comes to downloading an app or paying bills online whereas his wife is perfectly capable of blogging, uploading videos to YouTube and Facetiming with the kids. Or vice versa.

This Bikini Of The Future Cleans The Ocean As You Swim

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Seventy-two hours after it rains, a "toxic cocktail" of pollutants from the land, including pesticides, herbicides and fecal-contami...

Wearable Tech Makes a Splash With PUMA x ICNY

Tony Triumph | Posted 10.08.2015 | Style
Tony Triumph

I was stunned to learn that ICNY came to life through an unfortunate car accident in 2012. After being hit by a car while riding his bike, Founder & Creative Director Michael Cherman developed ICNY "with the goal of adding safety and increased visibility to the thriving lane of reflective sports wear apparel & accessories.'"

Wearables for Babies: Yay or Nay?

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Everywhere you look these days, you're likely to see people wearing their tech. Whether it's a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or even Google Glasses, wearables are all the rage.

Are Wearables the Modern Path to Self-Awareness?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Perhaps, innovators for killer wearable apps should look beyond the data and into the human need for self-understanding. Perhaps engineers should revisit old Buddhist texts, Freud, and Plato, and weave a narrative around wearables that opens a modern path to self-awareness.

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.

Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry?

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

My hopes for wearable technology is that it evolves to assist our human evolution, not handicap it. I don't want to see our blood types poisoned by inserting chips unnecessarily into the crevices of our body, but I do want wearable technology to create longer lifetimes, invent eco-friendly homes, and above all, sustain the planet and humanity.

Look Beyond Pills for Better Sleep

Michael Larson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Larson

While we've all endured the distress of lack of sleep; it's almost too much to bear seeing someone you cherish suffering from a debilitating, unceasing sleep disorder. I know. The medications intended to help my daughter get the deep, restorative sleep she needs wreaked havoc on her body.

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Chris Eschbach | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Chris Eschbach

Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.

Mom, the Selectric, and the IoT for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Might Rosie the Robot boss Jane Jetson around? Could a Jeep get hacked? A so-called "smart" front door lock keep a homeowner locked out for a ransom? ...

Exploring the Benefits of Wearable Technology

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

To foresee the future, let's take a look at the beautiful history of wearable technology. In 1286, the first ever wearable eye glasses was invented to help emperor Nero better see his gladiator fights.

WYOD: Is Your Organization Ready?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Too many business leaders today are assuming that wearable technology is too new--and that it doesn't pose a serious threat now. They assume that they "have time" and that they'll "deal with it later." They're wrong.

My Q and A With doppel Creator and Wearable Tech Expert Fotini Markopoulou

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Fotini Markopoulou is a theoretical physicist and hardware tech designer. She is co-founder of Team Turquoise, a wearable tech company that uses research in psycho-physiology to create technology that changes how we perceive, feel and behave. In answer to my questions, she shared her insights on new developments in wearable technology that can help us lead calmer, focused and productive lives.

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

Embracing the Internet of Things Means Managing Privacy Risks With Care

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The public needs to understand the risks and benefits of putting connected sensors into our gadgets, appliances, homes, cars and cities and connecting them to external networks.

Damon Beres

You Can Use This Bracelet To Pay For Things -- And Feel Like A Better Person | Damon Beres | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

It's easier than ever to pay for things. There's Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, Square, Venmo and a litany of other tools that all basically do the...

How Data From Wearable Tech Can Be Used Against You In A Court Of Law

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.03.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

When wearable computers can disprove what someone told police, you know you're living in a future that has arrived sooner than expected. According to LancasterOnline, a woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with knowingly filing a false report after forensic evidence and the data from her Fitbit undermined her claim of rape. This case should catalyze a national discussion about when and how suspects can or should disclose data from a wearable computing device.

A Plate That Can Count Your Calories and More

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Caroline Pugh

How do you know exactly how many calories sirloin steak and mashed potatoes has? Or the nutritional value and breakdown of carbs and fats of your Sunday brunch? Anthony Ortiz, the CEO and founder of Fitly, may have the answer with SmartPlate.

3 Metrics You Need to Know for Optimal Sleep

Sina Nader | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

It can seem like a lot of things to consider -- this is a third of your life we're talking about, after all! And if you want to optimize your daytime experience, optimizing your sleep is a non-negotiable part of that.

My Q and A With Hush's Daniel Lee on the Intersection of Sleep and Wearable Technology

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Daniel Lee is a co-founder of Hush, the earplugs that block out sleep-disrupting noises while remaining wirelessly connected to your smartphone so you don't sleep through your alarm. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on why such a product is needed, how poor sleep can affect our most important relationships, and the future of wearable technology.

Jawbone Is Suing Rival Fitness Tracker Fitbit

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential...