Category: Health

October 22, 2020

How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here’s what that means for you.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear
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October 6, 2020

Google Assistant comes to gaze-powered accessible devices

People who rely on gaze-tracking to interact with their devices on an everyday basis now have a powerful new tool in their arsenal: Google Assistant. Substituting gaze for its original voice-based interface, the Assistant’s multiple integrations and communication tools should improve the capabilities of the...


by Devin Coldewey in accessibility
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September 23, 2020

Endel raises $5M to create personalized ‘sound environments’ that improve productivity and sleep

The pitch for Berlin-based Endel is pretty straightforward, according to its co-founder and CEO Oleg Stavitsky. “The way I usually describe Endel is: This is a technology that is built to help you focus, relax and sleep,” Stavitsky told me. “Of course, the way we...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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September 16, 2020

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its business. Permira and Specialized Bicycle’s...


by Connie Loizos in 3d
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August 28, 2020

Xiaomi plans to bring under-screen cameras to its smartphones next year

The front-facing camera has been a pretty constant bugbear for phone makers for a number of years now. Xiaomi certainly isn’t the first to offer a clever technological solution to the problem — and it’s also certainly not the only company to have show off...


by Brian Heater in camera+