Best Practices for Consumer Wearables

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices, a detailed set of guidelines that responsible companies can follow to ensure they provide practical privacy protections for consumer-generated health and wellness data: “Fitness and wellness data from apps and wearables provide significant benefits for users, but it is essential that companies incorporate…

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A Practical Privacy Paradigm for Wearables

The Future of Privacy Forum recently published an excellent whitepaper on the discussion of privacy and data security in the wearables market: Throughout the United States and around the world, consumers are beginning to rely on devices and technologies that take advantage of the Internet of Things, the growing network of connected objects uniting the digital and physical worlds. Within…

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Wearable Computing Market On 78% Growth Rate

Shipments of wearable computer devices will reach 19.2 million in 2014, tripling shipments in the previous year, and climb to nearly 112 million units in 2018, according to market research organization IDC. The ramp represents a compound annual growth rate of 78.4 percent. Early adopters have been buying fitness monitors such as Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP and Fitbit, which operate…

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KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with…

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MacBook is not booting / charging anymore

I just encountered this problem twice within one week so I quickly wanted to share the solution with you. So if your MacBook or MacBook Pro is just not rebooting or charging anymore then you will probably need to reset the System Management Controller (SMC). Here’s how: Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove Shut down…

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google android phone launched – t-mobile htc g1

this morning google and t-mobile launched the first android-powered handset manufactured by htc. this largely anticipated device comes with a big touchscreen and a slide-open full keyboard. it’s a 3g phone, wifi enabled, built-in gps, drm-free amazon mp3 music store, android market app store, 1gb storage, copy and paste and a chrome-lite browser. it will be available october 22, 2008…

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new apple iphone 3g and mobileme

this morning steve jobs held his keynote address at the worldwide developers conference in san francisco’s moscone west unveiling the new apple iphone 3g to be available on july 11th 2008 at $199 (with a two-year at&t contract of course). “apple iphone 3g – twice as fast. half the price.” some of the new features are: 3g broadband wireless connectivity,…

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