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  • Jawbone Up24 review
    Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Jawbone Up24 review

    By 31 March 2014

    We've reviewed the Jawbone Up in its previous guises, so you may already be familiar with this fitness tracker and sleep monitor. The latest iteration is the Jawbone Up24, an updated product that works in greater detail than its predecessors. Up24 works...

  • Migraine headaches be gone, electronic headband Cefaly claimed to cure brain pain
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    Migraine headaches be gone, electronic headband Cefaly claimed to cure brain pain

    By 18 March 2014

    Those who have experienced migraine understand that any way to stop it is worth trying. Even donning this abuse-attracting headband. The Cefaly electronic headband, despite looking like an accessory from Star Trek, is a fully functioning FDA approved...

  • Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division
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    Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division

    By 3 March 2014

    Nintendo will focus on improving the quality of life for users "in enjoyable ways" over the next 10 years, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, said in a letter on Monday. The news of Nintendo's refocusing follows struggling game sales caused by the...

  • New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick
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    New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick

    By 18 February 2014

    Detection of illness from gases in breath is a relatively new and very exciting science. And now a new laser has been created that can read gases in the air more accurately than ever. Soon doctors may be able to scan the air you breath out, with a Star...

  • Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review
    Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

    By 23 September 2013

    Standard bathroom scales are so last decade. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 bring things into the modern. These digital scales can measure not only your weight, but also body fat percentage, heart rate, air quality, temperature and then send it...

  • Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane
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    Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane

    By 27 February 2013

    Alongside its ranges of mobile phones and tablet devices, Fujitsu dedicated part of its Mobile World Congress 2013 stand in Barcelona to future technologies - concepts that are still in the planning phase but are definitely being developed with an eye...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband
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    Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

    By 7 January 2013

    The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too. The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also...

  • Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume
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    Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

    By 1 November 2012

    Coca-Cola has launched a website that calculates how much exercise you need to do to compensate for every fizzy drink you consume. For example, one can of regular Coca-Cola – 139 calories - and the 'Work It Out Calculator' will inform you that you’ll...

  • Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone
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    Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone

    By 31 August 2012

    Withings next-generation bathroom scales have been unveiled at IFA, with the WS-30's beaming information straight to your smartphone or tablet device.  The Withings WS-30 scales work in tandem with the Health Companion app, with your weight sent wirelessly...

  • Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep
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    Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep

    By 13 August 2012

    The Withings Health Companion app has arrived on the iOS platform to help iPhone and iPad users lose weight, become fitter or simply improve their sleep patterns. With the Olympics hopefully starting a fitness surge among the public, the Withings Health...

  • Gear4 Renew SleepClock pictures and hands-on
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    Gear4 Renew SleepClock pictures and hands-on

    By 14 July 2012

    No one likes the amount of time we humans have to sleep. Imagine what you could do with that time if you didn't have your eyes shut and your head on a pillow. But of course, without sleep we'd all be in big trouble, and modern life doesn't make it easy...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now
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    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now

    By 14 May 2012

    Unveiled at CES, Fitbit’s Aria Scales, which posts information about your weight on to the internet, will be available for £99.99 from the end of May.  Along with your weight, the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale also monitors your body fat and BMI automatically...

  • Smartphone users getting phantom vibrations
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    Smartphone users getting phantom vibrations

    By 13 January 2012

    Obsessive mobile users are suffering from phantom vibrations in anticipation of new messages. Something we ourselves suffer from time to time, people are imagining their mobiles vibrating in their pocket when in reality they are doing nothing of the sort....

  • Jawbone Up review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Jawbone Up review

    By 26 December 2011

    Get ready with those new year resolutions. If one of them is going to include trying for a fitter, healthier you in 2012, Jawbone is here to help. Jawbone is best known as the maker of excellent Bluetooth headsets and a great portable speaker, the Jambox....

  • Up by Jawbone aims to keep you healthy
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    Up by Jawbone aims to keep you healthy

    By 4 November 2011

    Jawbone, maker of funky headsets, has announced its latest product, Up. Think of Up as like one of those charity wristbands that have been popular over the last few years, except much cleverer. And that's because Up features a sophisticated motion-tracking...

  • Tetris therapy helps to prevent stress
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    Tetris therapy helps to prevent stress

    By 12 November 2010

    Researches at Oxford University have concluded that Tetris has psychological healing qualities after studying the effects of the game on people who were exposed to stressful images. Subjects in the study were shown a video featuring disturbing images....

  • miBody 360 range promises to keep you thin
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    miBody 360 range promises to keep you thin

    By 8 July 2010

    Checking whether you're fat and unfit or skinny and healthy is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new set of bathroom scales from Salter. The new HoMedics MiBody 360 range is a set of scales, blood pressure monitor and pedometer that all connect...

  • Firebox to sell Wii weights
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    Firebox to sell Wii weights

    By 7 May 2010

    Do you feel like you haven't got enough plastic in your living room? Are you not at all concerned about the state of the north Pacific gyre? Then you're probably a potential purchaser of Firebox's new Wii Fit accessories. There's two on offer. A set of...

  • St John Ambulance launches iPhone app
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    St John Ambulance launches iPhone app

    By 12 April 2010

    Finally - an excuse to snog your iPhone, pretending that you're practicing CPR. St John Ambulance, the volunteer paramedic charity, has launched an app for medical enthusiasts that helps you learn your first aid skills. The charity is pitching it as the...

  • 2015 according to the futurologists
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    2015 according to the futurologists

    By 29 March 2010

    Welcome back to Future Week on Pocket-lint. We thought we'd leave our final piece of Day 1 to the experts to have their say on what life will be like in 2015. We took five different future gazers and strategists with different specialities and fields...

  • Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan
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    Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan

    By 17 March 2010

    Latest reports from Japan indicate that the country is under the spell of a new craze - mood-altering therapeutic ringtones - which claim to be able to solve a number of life's woes; from motivation problems to improving your skin. They're the creation...

  • VIDEO: Japanese pensioners get levitating chair
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    VIDEO: Japanese pensioners get levitating chair

    By 24 February 2010

    Japanese pensioners are set to get levitating chairs that work like hovercrafts, suspending the occupant on a cushion of air and allowing them to zoom around with none of that pesky friction messing around with things. The device has been created by researchers...

  • Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone
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    Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone

    By 8 February 2010

    It's such a hassle to carry around both a mobile phone and a cigarette lighter, isn't it? No, it's not. But that hasn't stopped a Chinese company building what it claims is the "world's hottest cigarette lighter mobile phone" - the "Machismo". The handset...

  • Swallowable e-pill sensors coming soon
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    Swallowable e-pill sensors coming soon

    By 19 November 2009

    Swallowable pills that contain sensors could be just around the corner. A company called Proteus Biomedical is working with Qualcomm to build both pills and patches that can monitor your vital signs and send them to a mobile device. The idea is that those...

  • VIDEO: iPhone gets stethoscope adaptor
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    VIDEO: iPhone gets stethoscope adaptor

    By 18 November 2009

    A startup called RidRx has created an adaptor that'll allow you to mod an old stethoscope into a fully-functioning iPhone or iPod touch-enabled version of the heartbeat detector. It comes with a phone dock/holder and an app that will record and analyse...