Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa…

Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa...

The Omron HeartGuide: blood pressure on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET In the middle of a conversation at dinner, I slowly lift my arm to my chest. I feel the slight compression. I wait, and it stops. My blood pressure isn’t bad. I drink my iced tea. I’ve been wearing the Omron HeartGuide on my wrist […]

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Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit: When, where, how to bu…

Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit: When, where, how to bu...

Samsung not only announced new smartphones and wireless earbuds at last month’s Unpacked event, but the company also unveiled two new wearables: The Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch Active. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active has the looks and the features to match. It has blood-pressure-monitoring capabilities (app available on March 15), workout auto-detection, and a svelte […]

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CNET Asks: Do you want a wearable smartphone?

CNET Asks: Do you want a wearable smartphone?

Smartphone design just got taken to another level. Nubia, an associate company to Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, just unveiled the world’s first wearable smart phone at MWC 2019. The smartphone, (or is it a smartwatch?), named the Nubia Alpha, looks like something out of a sci-fi novel, and it’s a first step toward the wearable […]

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HoloLens 2 AR announced for $3,500, available to preord…

HoloLens 2 AR announced for $3,500, available to preord...

Comfort, better visuals, easier to use with your hands. That’s the takeaway from HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s follow-up to the Space Age goggles it announced four years ago. The technology behind the $3,500 HoloLens 2 device, which Microsoft calls “mixed reality,” overlays computer images on the real world. Imagine arrows directing you down the street as you […]

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The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own | Wearable Tech

The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own | Wearable Tech

Fitbit’s new fitness tracker is reportedly the company’s cheapest yet, but you’ll need company to get one. Or rather be in one, because the Fitbit Inspire is exclusively available to corporate employees and health insurance members. The plan is that the fitness tracker will be fully subsidised and issued by the bulk, whether by a company that […]

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With Magic Leap, your entertainment may get real weird …

With Magic Leap, your entertainment may get real weird ...

At the Sundance Film Festival, I unintentionally slayed a rat in a child’s bedroom, summoning experimental pop star Poppy to foment a rodent uprising. I faced an ultimatum to either sacrifice myself or kill a boy held in a cage behind a hidden panel in the wall. Like a live child actor blinking at me […]

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Best VR headsets for 2019

Best VR headsets for 2019

Depending on who you ask, VR is either alive and well (and might just help keep you healthy), it’s dead, dead, dead or, at the very least, a promise still unfulfilled. Since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re either the former or looking for new signs of life.  CES 2019, the huge Las Vegas consumer […]

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Oculus’ VR time-warping nightclub game with live actors…

Oculus' VR time-warping nightclub game with live actors...

The Under Presents takes place in a sprawling absurdist world, but its home base is a nightclub-like space in the hull of a hulking overturned ship, where whimsical stage acts perform (often played by live actors in VR).  Oculus/Tender Claws I ended up in an absurdist maze world yesterday. A bemused godlike creature helped me […]

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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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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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