What’s Next

From Ben Thompson’s post – “The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014” While the introduction of the iPhone seems like it was just yesterday (at least it does to me!), we are quickly approaching seven years – about the midway point of this epoch, if the PC and Internet are any indication.4 […]

Personal Data is You

“Personal data isn’t property. It’s people. It’s as much a part of you as your eye color, the way your heart calms when you see beauty, and your world view. It may not be inside your skin but that doesn’t make it any less you. It’s you. It is you moving through time and space. […]

Apple Silently Becomes One Of The Most Influential Companies In The Smartwatch Industry

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Somehow, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t even announced a smartwatch product, the company is still the second-most influential corporate entity in the smartwatch industry, just behind Samsung. Samsung has already released a handful of different Smart Watch offerings, and Google, ranking third on Appinions Smart Watch Influencer report, has also…

Nike dumping Fuelband? With friends like Apple, it doesn’t need its own hardware

Originally posted on Gigaom:
If you want to track your fitness with Nike software, you’re probably going to have to use Apple products. The news that Nike had laid off a majority of its digital sport hardware engineering team last week meant the reported end of Nike’s FuelBand, the oldest of the current generation of…

If Twitter isn’t the most valuable data source around, it’s at least the most flexible

Originally posted on Gigaom:
The amazing thing about Twitter (s twtr) is how fast its day-to-day users became the group that stands to gain the least from the platform. That’s not an indictment of Twitter — its users can still derive a lot of benefit from being able to share and communicate with networks of…

The Value of Action + Interaction Data

When Fitbit introduced its latest activity tracker, the Fitbit Force, it said the device would eventually gain a caller ID feature. On Wednesday the company confirmed to SlashGear that this feature will finally be making an appearance in February. The update will allow you to see who is calling via a scrolling update across the […]

26 Fitness Trackers Ranked from Worst to First

Originally posted on Tech:
Fine. You didn’t buy a smartwatch. You were never going to anyway. Meet the fitness tracker: a less expensive, more immediately useful tech product that might actually help get your lazy self in shape. Designed to gamify your daily exercise routines, fitness trackers make people do funny, crazy things, like going…