Siren Care makes a smart sock to track diabetic health

August 18, 2017

Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has createdsmart socksthat usetemperature sensors to detect inflammation and thereforeinjury in realtime for diabetics. Co-founder Ran Mawas working on growing biomass to grow back skin that had been damaged while at Northwestern University when she started learning how to treat diabetic feet and thought of making a wearable that could track and prevent injuries. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients are prone…

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Say goodbye to ‘Hello,’ creator of this overvalued sleep tracker

August 13, 2017

Image: Hello How much do you value sleep? Not as much as Silicon Valley investors, apparently. The founder of the startup electronics company Hello, James Proud, quietly announced Monday that he’s shutting down the company after just five years of operation. What’s worse is that Hello’s only product ever a glowing orb that sits on your nightstand and tracks your sleep will also likely be killed along with the company….

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i.am+ buys Wink, the smart home hub previously owned by Flextronics and Quirky

July 28, 2017

Wink the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics(now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirkys debts has moved on to its third owner. i.am+, the lifestyle technology company owned by musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am, has acquired the company for an undisclosed sum. The news was sent out in a memo to Wink users (first shared with us…

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How a tap could tame the smart home

July 23, 2017

Heres a novel fix for the headache of interacting withall sorts ofconnected devices: researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a system that lets smartphone users tap their phoneagainst an IoT device in order to have a contextual menu automatically loaded on screen thereby saving them from having to scramble around looking for the correct app to control eachdevice. Or fiddling with actual physical buttons and trying to navigate less…

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Say goodbye to ‘Hello,’ creator of this overvalued sleep tracker

June 14, 2017

Image: Hello How much do you value sleep? Not as much as Silicon Valley investors, apparently. The founder of the startup electronics company Hello, James Proud, quietly announced Monday that he’s shutting down the company after just five years of operation. What’s worse is that Hello’s only product ever a glowing orb that sits on your nightstand and tracks your sleep will also likely be killed along with the company….

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Responding to disaster with IoT and SDN mesh

May 28, 2017

With a standard SDN protocol, IoT devices will be able to communicate with each other, even between disparate devices. IoT devices can retain the capacity for low-bandwidth communication in the event that internet and power are cut off to the user, making the devices resilient in a disaster. Because they run on battery power, they arent affected by blackouts like many wired communication devices. And broken wiring wont affect their…

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