Health and fitness http://www.stuff.tv/health-and-fitness/all en-GB Fully Charged: Wearables to aid in Parkinson’s research, Walking Dead co-op shooter announced, and Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle inbound http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the fun and fascinating in our latest morning news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel&#039;s Parkinson&#039;s initiative" alt="Intel&#039;s Parkinson&#039;s initiative" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parkinsons-wearables.jpg?1408066397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel employing wearables for Parkinson’s research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We use wearable tech to track fitness data and get handy notifications from our phones, but those ever-connected sensors might be the key to unlocking major health advances. That&rsquo;s the hope, at least, of Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson&rsquo;s Research, which yesterday announced plans to utilize wearables to gather massive amounts of data on Parkinson&rsquo;s patients.</p> <p>Intel&rsquo;s computing prowess will power a specialized platform that gathers &ldquo;more than 300 observations per second from each patient&rdquo; wearing a supported device, which will tie into a forthcoming app that allows the needed data to be stored. Patients will be able to record how they&rsquo;re feeling, and that will tie into what the sensors pull to provide a fuller picture of wellness and symptoms to doctors.</p> <p>Intel says the platform will be open-source, allowing unidentified patient data to be used by various researchers in the hopes of pursuing treatments and a cure for the degenerative disease.</p> <p>A 25-person trial study was performed earlier this year, and initial algorithms for the app are being based on the results from that. It&rsquo;s not entirely clear from the reports which wearables will be compatible; a slide from the foundation shows a Pebble, while the USA Today story mentions a FitBit, but we imagine the goal is to make this initiative friendly with as many existing devices as possible.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/08/13/the-michael-j-fox-foundation-and-intel-join-forces-to-improve-parkinsons-disease-monitoring-and-treatment-through-advanced-technologies">Intel</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/13/michael-j-fox-parkinsons-intel/13719811/">USA Today</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news">Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Walking Dead co-op shooter coming from Payday developer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Telltale Games&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>Walking Dead</em>&nbsp;adventure series has set the bar high for both licensed and episodic games, but there&rsquo;s another interactive take on the smash comic series that seems just as likely to be excellent: a cooperative first-person shooter from Overkill Software, the studio behind the&nbsp;<em>Payday</em>&nbsp;co-op heist series.</p> <p>The upcoming game was announced yesterday, but it&rsquo;s still a ways out: it&rsquo;ll launch in 2016 on unspecified platforms. Publisher Starbreeze says the game will feature new characters and scenarios set in the zombie-swarmed universe, and it appears that much of the action will take place in United States capital Washington D.C. Here&rsquo;s hoping it&rsquo;s much better than&nbsp;<a href="http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/the-walking-dead-survival-instinct">Activision&rsquo;s terrible&nbsp;<em>Walking Dead</em>&nbsp;shooter</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-amazing-indie-games-you-can-download-right-now/feature">20 amazing indie games you can download right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mn9cp_IMXhI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS XL bundle incoming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While a handheld might not be the most ideal destination for a frantic fighting game, Nintendo will release the new&nbsp;<em>Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS</em>&nbsp;before the Wii U iteration, and the company will mark the occasion this Autumn with the release of a special edition bundle.</p> <p>The bundle features a bold red version of the larger Nintendo 3DS XL handheld, with hand-drawn black-and-white artwork of numerous playable characters featured, as well as a digital copy of the game pre-loaded onto the hardware. It&rsquo;ll set you back &pound;209.99, and it launches on 3 October alongside the standalone game.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2014/August/Show-off-your-fighting-flair-with-the-Super-Smash-Bros-for-Nintendo-3DS-Limited-Edition-Pack-on-3rd-October-911185.html">Nintendo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-best-games-student-house/feature">5 of the best games for a student house</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="671" title="Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle" alt="Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-smashbrosxl.png?1408066397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup#comments 3DS XL Gaming Health and fitness Nintendo Wearable tech Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444801 at http://www.stuff.tv Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one does http://www.stuff.tv/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Life&#039;s not all about notifications and hashtags you know. Sometimes you&#039;ve got to focus on your inner-self </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="929" height="697" title="We rather like orange" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wme-hot-stuff.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s official. There are now more smartbands than there are phones.</strong><br />Not quite, but even your grandma&#39;s probably launched a wearable on Kickstarter by now.</p> <p>But stay a moment won&#39;t you? The Phyode W/Me (or &#39;With Me&#39;, to give it its less awkward name), is worth a look. It wants to be different you see.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s dying its hair pink and getting a piercing?</strong><br />No. Instead, it focuses less on notifications (although it does support them) and more on you. Your breathing, to be exact.</p> <p>The W/ME has a unique Life Spectrum Analyser sensor which is able to monitor your autonomic nervous system (ANS ) without the need for conductive gel, thanks to a fancy new dry conductive material.</p> <p>If it&#39;s been a while since you were stuck in a Biology lesson - the ANS is the part of your nervous system responsible for stuff that you don&#39;t have to actively think about. The beating of your heart is one example, and breathing is another, although you can choose to manually take over if you like.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great, it knows when I&#39;m out of breath. So what?</strong><br />While the W/ME, like other smartbands, can measure your heart rate, being able to detect your breathing opens up new possibilities. It can tell how stressed you are, if you&#39;re angry, nervous, or calm.</p> <p>An accompanying app shows off this data using an animated (and rather adorable) whale, and advices you to take deep breaths and chill out when life&#39;s getting you down.</p> <p>The app shows off realtime EKG readings, which means you can monitor the electrical activity of your heart at the touch of a button.</p> <p>There&#39;s a coaching mode which helps you learn breathing techniques too, which could help you de-stress and relax, as long as you&#39;re committed enough to keep it up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="456" title="Of course, all whales are yellow in nature" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_3.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please tell me it tells the time.</strong><br />It sure does. You can use it to check into Facebook too (as long as you&#39;re connected to an iOS or Android device), and it supports notifications, incoming calls and a remote shutter release for your iPhone&#39;s camera too.</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a flashlight, and the ability to trigger an alarm on your phone so you can find it if you&#39;ve lost it down the side of the couch, Again.</p> <p>If you fancy taking the W/Me for a spin then you can grab one for<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=phyode" target="_blank"> &pound;135</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Breathe...." alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app-2.jpg?1407130797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:12:53 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443835 at http://www.stuff.tv PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve http://www.stuff.tv/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step 1: Look at your wrist. Step 2: Check that you&#039;re still alive. Step 3: Celebrate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A rave for your wrist" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PulseOn-hot-stuff.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please. Please stop. I can barely lift my arms. They&#39;re covered in smartwatches already</strong><br />Perhaps you should consider only wearing one at a time? Anyway, PulseOn isn&#39;t a smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s more of a smart-in-a-very-specific-way watch. While it doesn&#39;t send notifications or calls to your wrist, it&#39;s able to measure your heart rate, without needing an extra chest strap.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Big whoop. Doesn&#39;t the Samsung Gear 2 do that already?</strong><br />Yep. So does the Gear 2 Neo. And the Gear Fit. But we reviewed them, and they were very finicky.</p> <p>We&#39;ve spent some time with the PulseOn too, and can report that not only does it do a good job of constantly measuring your heart rate (thanks to the snugness of its elasticated fabric strap), but it&#39;s accurate too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1035" height="776" title="Healthy" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulson.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds good. Science me, bro</strong><br />The rear of the PulseOn uses different wavelengths of light to detect changes in the blood flow beneath your skin.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you&#39;re cold, your blood flows in deeper layers beneath your skin, and PulseOn is able to optimise which wavelengths to use depending on realtime conditions, which contributes to its accuracy.</p> <p>It&#39;s proven itself to be almost as accurate as medical level ECGs, so you know the data is trustworthy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="1000" title="Mmmmm, graphs" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-ecg.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great. I know my heart rate. Now what?</strong><br />An accompanying app (available on both iOS and Android devices) lets you track your heart rate throughout the day, but if you&#39;re an athlete then you&#39;ll be able to delve deeper, helping you optimise your training.</p> <p>You can log training sessions to monitor your fitness over time and adapt your intensity accordingly. It&#39;s a handy way to prevent you form pushing yourself too hard when you&#39;re first starting off, or from getting too comfortable and letting the effectiveness of your workout plateau.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2485" height="1864" title="Apps. We bloody love them." alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-app.jpg?1406858367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;ll have a six pack by Christmas.</strong><br />Good luck keeping it come January. Still, you can try the PulseOn out for yourself if you like. It&#39;s available to pre-order form <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pulseon-we-make-heart-rate-monitoring-easier-than-ever" target="_blank">indiegogo</a> for US$170, with an estimated shipping period set for September. Happy running.</p> <p>Oh, and swimming. We forgot to mention it&#39;s waterproof too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WXKECRfC668" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:12:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443770 at http://www.stuff.tv Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable Bluetooth headset to your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei&#039;s fitness band hits UK shelves, saves gigantaphone users from phone call embarrassment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="933" height="700" title="What&#039;s your flavour?" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/talkband-group-shot.jpg?1406618285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Huawei has announced that its TalkBand B1 fitness tracker/headset hybrid has landed in the UK.</p> <p>Unlike feature-packed smartwatches like the Android Wear-powered <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch</a> or<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank"> Samsung&#39;s Gear 2</a>, the TalkBand keeps things simple.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you receive a call, you don&#39;t have to slip your over-sized smartphone out of your pocket either. Nor will you be forced to chat into your wrist Dick Tracy-style.</p> <p>Instead, the Talkband&#39;s curved 1.4in OLED screen detaches from the wristband, revealing its true bluetooth headset form. Slip it into your ear, and bam - &nbsp;you&#39;re nattering away, hands-free, like a business guy from the early 2000s.</p> <p>The wristband also doubles up as a USB charging cable, so once the six-day battery life conks out, you can top it up without too much hassle.</p> <p>If you fancy tracking steps and chatting away into a headset then you can pick up the Talkband B1 from <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/B00KR622Q2?tag=adapas-21" target="_blank">Amazon</a> today, for &pound;100.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="667" height="500" title="Mighty morphin&#039; Bluetooth smartband" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/talkband-headset.jpg?1406618285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="820" height="615" title="Strap in to charge" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Talkband-strap.jpg?1406618285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news#comments Health and fitness Huawei Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:41 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443455 at http://www.stuff.tv Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health http://www.stuff.tv/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This tracker helps you form healthy habits in 21 days with its carrot-and-stick approach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21 fitness tracker" alt="Star.21 fitness tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/star21.jpg?1406600585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another fitness tracker? I&#39;ve got an armful of them&hellip;</strong><br />The <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Star.21</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;a little different. Aside from looking rather lovely, with its glossy triangle-pattern finish, it&#39;s designed specifically to help you form healthy habits.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t all fitness trackers do that? </strong><br />When you first get them you&#39;re all about the calorie-counting and step tracking &ndash; but once the novelty wears off, you fall back into your bad ways. The problem, Star.21 reckons, is that it takes 21 days for new behaviours like healthy eating and activity to become habitual.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how does it keep me on the straight and narrow? </strong><br />By grabbing you by the short and curlies, essentially. Star.21 pairs up with the Lifebalanz iOS/Android app over Bluetooth BLE &ndash; it&#39;s designed to shepherd you through the 21-day process of forming new habits. It presents your fitness goals as a journey; succeed in meeting your daily goals and you&#39;ll advance a step, fail to do so and you&#39;ll backtrack.</p> <p>Essentially it&#39;s guilting you into doing better. Reminders and notifications pop up more frequently during the first few days, before tailing off as you form healthier habits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1RGX7pjNPU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What does it track? </strong><br />All the usual metrics &ndash; it tracks your steps, sleep habits and monitors how many calories you&#39;re burning off. Like Fitbit&#39;s Flex, it&#39;ll show you how close you are to your daily goals using percentages displayed through an LED array. It&#39;ll also provide Smart Reminders to prompt you to drink water, go to bed, and get off your backside.</p> <p><strong>So how much is it? </strong><br />Star.21&#39;s currently raising funds on crowdfunding site <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Pozible</a>; you can snap up a band for &pound;19 on the lowest reward tier.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-hottest-gadgets-july-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 25 hottest gadgets of July 2014</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21" alt="Star.21" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star21-02.jpg?1406600585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:47:48 +0000 Stephen Graves 1443452 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service http://www.stuff.tv/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reckon you’re not getting enough quality shut-eye? There’s now a way to get a deeper analysis of your nocturnal downtime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" alt="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit-beddit-sensor.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several health trackers and smartphone apps are capable of tracking your sleep activity, but the Misfit Shine is about to offer something a little more in-depth than most of its rivals.</p> <p>The company has partnered with Beddit to create the Misfit Beddit Sleep System. The key component is a long, paper-thin sensor that slides underneath your mattress and communicated with the Misfit Shine via Bluetooth.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up feeling refreshed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sensor, which can&rsquo;t be felt through your mattress and thus won&rsquo;t cause any discomfort, is capable of accurately tracking heart rate, breathing, movement and snoring. All this data is integrated into Misfit Shine&rsquo;s existing app.</p> <p>One result is &ldquo;Smart Alarm&rdquo;, which uses the data to wake you up while you&rsquo;re in the light stage of your sleep cycle; the idea is that you&rsquo;ll feel far more refreshed than if you were pulled out of a deep sleep. You can also view graphs and stats related to sleep in order to help set yourself goals and see insights as to why you&rsquo;re sleeping better or worse on particular nights.</p> <p>The Misfit Beddit Sleep System will cost US$150 (&pound;90) in the US. A UK price has yet to be confirmed.</p> <p>[<a href="http://misfitwearables.com/beddit">Misfit</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/misfit-beddit-an-under-the-bed-sleep-sensor-that-works-with-shine-fitness-tracker-and-app-too/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" alt="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit-beddit-iphone-app.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:50:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1441759 at http://www.stuff.tv These smart scales let you know how many calories you've got on each plate http://www.stuff.tv/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That homemade triple-layer meat and mayo sandwich might not be as healthy as you think... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="960" height="720" title="Smarter than your average scales" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prep-pad-main.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Kitchen scales? Be still my beating heart...</strong><br />Yes. Kitchen scales. With Bluetooth powers.</p> <p><strong>Seriously? Why?&nbsp;</strong><br />The Prep Pad smart scales chat to your iPad via Bluetooth, showing you the weight of whatever you&#39;re measuring. But they go above and beyond the duties of a standard scale.</p> <p>The free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/countertop/id763317140?mt=8" target="_blank">Countertop iPad app</a> (an iPhone version will land in July) taps into a nutritional information database filled with thousands of food items. Coupled with the measured weight, you get an accurate calorie and nutritional information read out for every item of food.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I still have to add it all up...</strong><br />No you don&#39;t. The Prep Pad lets you add calories and nutritional information as you go along. Make a sandwich for example, and each time you add a new ingredient to it, it tallies up all the information automatically.</p> <p>That means that home made meals no longer have to be a guessing game when it comes to watching your calorie intake. The only downside is that you&#39;ll finally find out just how many calories are packed into your famous triple-layer tiramisu, though we wouldn&#39;t let that put you off.</p> <p>You can scan barcodes or manually choose from the vast food database too, so you won&#39;t waste time faffing around inputting numbers yourself. It&#39;s ideal for people that are counting calories, or want to watch their intake of certain food groups like carbs or fats.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bow before the wheel of nutrition" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prep-pad-2.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Six pack, here I come.</strong><br />That&#39;s the spirit. You can grab a Prep Pad for <a href="http://theorangechef.com/products/prep-pad" target="_blank">US$150</a>. Its food database is US-centric for the time being, but Prep Pad plans to internationally expand its support next year, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HzLwJyqTPGw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:47:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1441205 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Microsoft working on a cross-platform smartband http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-working-cross-platform-smartband/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You won&#039;t need a Windows phone to use it, which is a change from other manufacturers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rumour: Microsoft working on a cross-platform smartband" alt="Rumour: Microsoft working on a cross-platform smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MS%20wear.jpg?1404380084" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All-things-Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott has an interesting piece of gossip about the company&#39;s first foray into wearable tech: it&#39;s not the predicted <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-working-its-own-smartwatch/news">Microsoft smartwatch</a>, but it will sit on your wrist. Yep, it&#39;s a smartband/activity tracker, and Thurrott claims it will likely work with your phone whether it&#39;s running Android, Windows Phone or iOS.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A band to replace other bands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With most current activity trackers geared towards Android and/or iOS, Windows Phone has been the poor cousin of step- and calorie-counting wearables. That&#39;s a consequence of its small market share &ndash; and that market share is probably the reason for Microsoft making a device that isn&#39;t fussy about which smartphone platform the user prefers.</p> <p>What will this new band look like? A lot like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review">Samsung Gear Fit</a> if the sources are to be believed. It will deliver the usual smartphone-based notifications (no full-on smartwatch tech here), and it will only cost as much as a Samsung Gear (we think Thurrott means the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a>, priced at &pound;250, which seems to be a pretty good deal).</p> <p>With health becoming more and more of a focus for wearable tech, and fitness tweaks making their way into mobile OS updates, Microsoft&#39;s existing applications like Healthvault and Bing Health &amp; Fitness may give it an easy way to slide into the market.</p> <p>So when should we expect this Microsoft smartband? This year, perhaps in the fourth quarter of 2014. Stay tuned for more, because there&#39;s bound to be leaks and rumours in the run-up to any launch.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/microsoft-wearables">WinSuperSite</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rumour: Microsoft working on a cross-platform smartband" alt="Rumour: Microsoft working on a cross-platform smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gear%20fit.jpg?1404380084" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-working-cross-platform-smartband/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health and fitness Microsoft Wearable tech Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:32:12 +0000 Stephen Graves 1440875 at http://www.stuff.tv The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its one year battery life isn&#039;t too shabby either </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1171" height="878" title="No ordinary watch" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/withings-activite.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a lovely watch</strong><br />It sure is. But it&#39;s more than just a pretty face. Beneath the minimalist dial of this Swiss-made analogue timepiece lies the brains of a fitness tracker.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s a fitness tracker? But it looks so&hellip; not ugly</strong><br />That&#39;s because Withings wanted to create a stylish watch first and foremost, as opposed to creating a fitness band with aesthetics bolted on as an afterthought.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Activité looks just like a regular watch. No distracting blinking LEDs, no screen flashing up messages. Just a standard watch face with regular hands for telling the time. Remember those?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The smaller Activity dial is the only visible clue to the Activité&#39;s secret agenda. It lets you know how far you are towards completing your fitness goals for the day.</p> <p>The Activité&#39;s built-in accelerometer can track your steps, distance and sleep, automatically distinguishing between running and walking for more accurate recordings.</p> <p>Swap out the French calf leather strap for the plastic sports strap, and it&#39;ll happily join you for a swim too, recording your lengths and calories burned in the process.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="The second dial tracks your progress" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-1.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Impressive stuff. But how can I see my stats?</strong><br />An accompanying iOS app (sorry Android fans) will track the Activité&#39;s data via Bluetooth 4.0, letting you browse through your stats to see if you&#39;re on the right track.</p> <p>You can also use the app to set your alarm. When it goes off, the Activité&#39;s built-in vibrator should, in theory, gently wake you up from your slumber a lot more gently than a traditional alarm siren.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;ve got enough gadgets I need to charge daily. I don&#39;t need another one.</strong><br />The Activité uses a regular watch battery, and it&#39;ll last around a year before it needs replacing. Not too shabby eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="752" height="564" title="Also available in black" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-2.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="946" height="710" title="Which colour do you prefer?" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-3.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A whole year without charging? I&#39;m in.</strong><br />Good stuff. Just be aware that this isn&#39;t a smartwatch that&#39;ll push notifications from your phone, or let you answer calls. If that&#39;s the sort of thing you&#39;re after, then you&#39;re better off waiting for an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear/feature" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> device, or opting for something like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>.</p> <p>If you&#39;re just after a regular fitness tracker though, then you&#39;ll definitely want to give the <a href="http://www.withings.com/activite/en-US" target="_blank">Activité</a> a look when it lands in Autumn for &pound;320.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="687" height="515" title="One for each wrist" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-4.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:37:31 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1440010 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nestlé’s food replicator plans, Google’s move into domain registration, and a different Forza Horizon 2 for each Xbox http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quick dive into the tech news you need to begin your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Replicator" alt="Replicator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/startrek-replicator.jpg?1403600198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nestlé’s custom-food dream machine might fix your eating habits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Food juggernaut Nestlé has some big ambitions for your kitchen. How big, exactly? In an interview with Bloomberg, the director of Nestlé&rsquo;s Institute of Health Sciences says they&rsquo;d like to make a real-world version of the replicator in Star Trek, able to create food based on your nutritional needs.</p> <p>No, really! While still likely many years out, the &ldquo;Iron Man&rdquo; project has 15 scientists working on it. &ldquo;Iron Man is an analysis of what&rsquo;s missing in our diets, and a product, tailored to you, to help make up that difference,&rdquo; said NIHS director Ed Baetge. &ldquo;In the past, food was just food. We&rsquo;re going in a new direction.&rdquo;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s sure to be wildly expense, at least at first, but Nestlé sees potential uses beyond giving you a smart snack&mdash;it hopes to help people with serious illnesses and disorders live more stable lives. &ldquo;Out comes your food at the press of a button,&rdquo; added Baetge. &ldquo;If we do this right, it can be the next microwave in your kitchen.&rdquo;</p> <p>Whether the created food will be appealing or tasty is surely another story altogether, though we can&rsquo;t help but be curious to see how such an ambitious project turns out.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/nestle-aiming-to-develop-a-nespresso-of-nutrients.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer &mdash; and also an espresso machine</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google begins domain registration services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As if Google didn&rsquo;t already have it hands in most parts of our Internet-connected lives, now the company aims to be your go-to source for registering new domain names. But in typical Google fashion, it&rsquo;s not looking to be just another common option with a big name attached.</p> <p>Some appealing options make it seem like a friendlier option, such as free private registration (many services charge extra for this feature) and use of the same DNS servers as Google&rsquo;s own sites (up to 10 million resolutions per year). And Google is working with site-building services like Squarespace and Wix to actually create and host the sites you&rsquo;ll be buying domains for.</p> <p>Google Domains is currently in beta, and you&rsquo;ll need an invite to actually do anything today&mdash;but hopefully the next time you&rsquo;re considering GoDaddy (again), Google will be a viable and accessible competitor.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://domains.google.com/about/index.html">Google Domains</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/23/5835560/google-launches-domain-registration-service">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-most-important-british-tech-breakthroughs/feature">20 of the most game-changing British tech breakthroughs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Domains" alt="Google Domains" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-domains.jpg?1403600198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forza Horizon 2 will be ‘a different game’ on Xbox 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s rare that a developer will show the last-generation version of a cross-gen game before release, and sure enough, the announced Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 was nowhere to be seen at the E3 gaming conference earlier this month (where the Xbox One game was a heavy focus for Microsoft). We knew that a different developer was steering that version, but now it sounds like the two iterations may share little more than a title and spirit.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s based in the same world, it&#39;s based on the same themes,&quot; creative director Ralph Fulton of Xbox One version developer Playground Games told Digital Spy at E3. &quot;Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas.&quot;</p> <p>Xbox 360 developer Sumo Digital (also handling LittleBigPlanet 3 for Sony) has a solid history with racing games, including Sonic &amp; Sega All-Stars Transformed, so there&rsquo;s reason to be optimistic. Still, nearly nine years into the console&rsquo;s lifecycle, we can&rsquo;t help but worry that the last-gen open-world racer will be a pale shadow of the impressive-looking Xbox One release.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a579179/forza-horizon-2-on-360-a-different-game-inspired-by-the-same-ideas.html">Digital Spy</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/forza-5/first-play-forza-horizon-2/feature">Forza Horizon 2: First Play</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AX7r61fyltc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different-#comments Gaming Google Health and fitness Xbox 360 Xbox One Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439955 at http://www.stuff.tv Vessyl: the cup that knows what you’re drinking and how fat it’s going to make you http://www.stuff.tv/vessyl-cup-knows-exactly-what-you-re-drinking-and-how-fat-it-s-going-make-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This cup’s no mug – in fact it’s so smart it’ll never fail the Pepsi Challenge (honestly) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vessyl: the cup that knows exactly what you’re drinking" alt="Vessyl: the cup that knows exactly what you’re drinking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vessyl-main.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s this? A smart cup?</strong><br />Yep, that&rsquo;s right. Vessyl is a 385ml container which will propel your drinking habits into the Internet of Things.</p> <p><strong>How does it do that?</strong><br />Inside are incredibly precise sensors able to analyse liquids on a molecular level &ndash; and recognise them. When you fill it with a drink, it&rsquo;ll know exactly what that drink is. It can even tell the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and recognise whether your caramel macchiato is from Starbucks or Costa.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-internet-things-will-change-world/feature">How the Internet of Things will change the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is that it? I&rsquo;ll already have a pretty good idea of what I&rsquo;m putting in my cup, after all</strong><br />It&rsquo;s designed very much with healthy living in mind. So it can keep track of your hydration levels (and tell you when you should drink more water) and your caffeine intake (and tell you when to stop knocking back those espressos). In fact, it&rsquo;s able to track sugar, protein, fat and calories as well. All this information can be fed to your Android or iOS smartphone (via Bluetooth 4.0) and Vessyl&rsquo;s app, which can give you tips that can help improve your sleep cycle, build muscle or lose weight. There&rsquo;s also a display on the Vessyl itself, and this will appear when you tilt the cup.</p> <p><strong>Tell me about the cup itself</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a bit like a small Thermos flask. It&rsquo;s got a spill-proof lid, it&rsquo;s insulated to help keep drinks hot or cold, and its inner surface is made from a special type of non-stick glass to make washing it out easier. In fact, the makers say merely giving it a rinse should be sufficient in most cases. There are three main colour options, and eight lid colour options.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news">This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down and de-stress</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Vessyl app is available for iOS and Android, with Windows Phone planned" alt="The Vessyl app is available for iOS and Android, with Windows Phone planned" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vessyl-phone-app.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Vessyl comes in three different colours" alt="Vessyl comes in three different colours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vessyl-colours.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And it has a battery&hellip;</strong><br />Yes &ndash; so it doesn&rsquo;t want to go in your microwave or dishwasher, ideally. The battery lasts for five to seven days of normal use, and charges wirelessly when placed on a special contactless charging saucer. An hour should be enough to fully charge the battery.</p> <p><strong>Availability?</strong><br />The Vessyl will launch in early 2015, priced at US$199 (&pound;115) plus postage. You can however pre-order it now for just $99 (&pound;60) at the <a href="https://www.myvessyl.com/orders/new" target="_blank">Vessyl website</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news">This health-monitoring t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes look simple-minded</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">DRINK IN MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lu4ukHmXKFU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vessyl cup knows what you&#039;re drinking </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Health and fitness Hot Stuff Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439656 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application http://www.stuff.tv/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three new activity trackers might be coming – including Fitbit’s first heart rate monitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" alt="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain_0.jpg?1403338155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Activity tracker maker Fitbit has applied for three new trademarks, suggesting a triple whammy of new products are on the way.</p> <p>The trademarks are for &ldquo;Fitbit Surge&rdquo;, &ldquo;Fitbit Charge&rdquo; and &ldquo;PurePulse&rdquo; (no Fitbit branding on that last one), and under the listing for each is a range of relevant category descriptions that give some indication of what they may relate to.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PurePulse is a different prospect altogether, with mention of &ldquo;optical heart rate sensors&rdquo; &ndash; interesting because Fitbit has yet to release a product capable of tracking heart rate. It&rsquo;ll be wrist-based and able to display &ldquo;time, date, heart rate, calories burned, activity, intensity, and exertion&rdquo;. As mentioned, there&rsquo;s no Fitbit branding in the trademark, but that could be simply because Surge and Charge are actual words in their own right and thus will only be trademarked when used in combination with &ldquo;Fitbit&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fitbit has not confirmed any upcoming trackers, and of course it&rsquo;s entirely possible that these trademarks will never become commercial products &ndash; but don&rsquo;t be surprised if you see these three appearing on the scene in the coming months.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-06/fitbit-purepulse-to-bring-heart-rate-monitoring/">Zatznotfunny.com</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:05:40 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439665 at http://www.stuff.tv This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down and de-stress http://www.stuff.tv/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Calories, steps and now inner peace. Is there anything we can&#039;t track? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The fanciest mouse you&#039;ll ever see" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spire-hot-stuff.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s one beautiful mouse</strong><br />Beautiful, yes, but this is no mouse. It&#39;s actually a health tracker. Shaped like a pebble. With a stainless steel clip attached to it.</p> <p><strong>Ah. Well, I suppose that was obvious, was it?</strong><br />It&#39;s ok, we doubt you&#39;ve ever seen anything like it before. We sure haven&#39;t.</p> <p>Unlike other fitness trackers which reside on your wrist, the Spire is meant to be clipped on your waist so that it remains pressed against your torso.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this position, it&#39;s able to measure the frequency and intensity of your breathing, as well as count your steps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>My... breathing?</strong><br />Yep. Spire believes that your mental health and general well-being are heavily influenced by your stress levels and breathing.</p> <p>Your iPhone (no Android love for the time being) can alert you when it detects fast, heavy breathing, recommending that you take a few deep breaths to relax.</p> <p>Obviously if you&#39;re running or jogging then you&#39;re expected to breathe heavily, and you can log workouts like regular fitness trackers if you wish.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1010" height="757" title="Track your activity" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-3.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Clip inside your jeans" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-2.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;m not really the zen type...</strong><br />We admit, we&#39;re not sold on the whole breathing deeply reminders. We&#39;re perfectly capable of figuring out when we&#39;re stressed without needing a notification to take a breather.</p> <p>But the Spire does look great, and it&#39;s an ideal solution for people who don&#39;t want want to add another gadget to their wrists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1019" height="764" title="BREATHE" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-4.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&#39;s the battery life of a typical pebble?</strong><br />Zero days in nature. But the Spire claims to last around seven, and it&#39;s got a rather attractive circular charging pad to wirelessly juice it up without faffing around with cables.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="677" height="508" title="Pretty, isn&#039;t it?" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-5_0.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I might bite. How much is it?</strong><br />You can pre-order a Spire for <a href="https://www.spire.io/" target="_blank">US$110</a> and it&#39;ll ship in September with a retail price of US$150. Don&#39;t forget to breathe until then though, eh?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129453-spire-monitor-tracks-breathing-patterns-and-analyses-your-state-of-mind" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DY4OW8O7mNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:33:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1439486 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: The smart cup that knows what you drink, a massive £1 million TV, and Tesla Motors gifts its electric tech to the world http://www.stuff.tv/tesla/fully-charged-smart-cup-knows-what-you-drink-massive-1-million-tv-and-tesla-motors-open-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the end of the workweek with a look at the coolest tech news around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vessyl" alt="Vessyl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vessyl.jpg?1402652530" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vessyl is a smart cup that can ID (and track) your beverages </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tracking food and drinks is an extremely helpful way to manage your daily caloric intake and try to get fit, but having to manually enter everything tends to derail even the best of intentions for busy, tech-savvy folks. But Vessyl, easily the most intelligent cup we&rsquo;ve ever seen, wants to make things quite a bit easier by automating part of the process.</p> <p>This smart cup uses a built-in sensor to determine the composition of anything poured into it within about 10 seconds, and will display the results&mdash;and then send the data via Bluetooth to the iOS and Android app, allowing you to keep track of all of those empty calories you&rsquo;re soaking in throughout the day. The Verge reports that it tried out a bevy of beverages and its accuracy impressed, even telling different flavors of sport drinks apart.</p> <p>Even better, the Pryme feature uses your body metrics and other data to keep tabs on your hydration throughout the day, ever slightly nudging you to take in more of the clear, zero-calorie stuff as needed. It&rsquo;s available for pre-order today for US$99 with a delivery target of early next year&mdash;but if you wait, it&rsquo;ll go for the standard price of US$199.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.myvessyl.com">Vessyl</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/12/5801106/vessyl-smart-cup-that-knows-exactly-what-youre-drinking">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/barrobot-robot-bartender-can-whip-any-cocktail-command/news">Barobot is a robot bartender that can whip up any cocktail on command</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lu4ukHmXKFU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Titan makes world’s largest domestic TV at 370in—and £1 million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking to upgrade your flat screen? Got a cool million laying around, not to mention an utter wealth of available free space? Consider dropping Titan Screens a line, as they&rsquo;ve got a new set they&rsquo;re declaring the world&rsquo;s largest TV screen for domestic use.</p> <p>Coming in at a mind-boggling 370in&mdash;that&rsquo;s 8m x 5m&mdash;the 4K-compatible Zeus set is reportedly four times larger than the previous top option. Naturally, such extravagant tech comes at a price, and in this case, it&rsquo;s a cool &pound;1 million. That includes installation and delivery via a custom-built Hummer (well, it better).</p> <p>According to Titan, half of their sets have already been claimed, leaving just two available. &ldquo;Having already pre-sold two of our &pound;1m screens&mdash;one of which is likely to be installed at the bottom of a very large indoor swimming pool&mdash;we are open to serious enquiries in relation to the other two in the range.&rdquo;</p> <p>In the mood to make that serious enquiry? You can get in touch via Titan&rsquo;s website, though it&rsquo;s unclear if you&rsquo;ll be able to get the Zeus in time to see the last bits of the World Cup on the football goal-sized screen.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.titanscreens.com">Titan</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tvs/top-ten">The 10 best TVs in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Titan Zeus" alt="Titan Zeus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/titan-zeustv.jpg?1402652530" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla Motors opens up its electric car patents to all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few tech CEOs exude cool quite like billionaire Elon Musk, who heads up both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and he proved it again yesterday by penning a post entitled, <a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you">&ldquo;All Our Patent Are Belong to You&rdquo;</a>&mdash;in which he declared Tesla&rsquo;s electric car patents to be effectively open source.</p> <p>&ldquo;Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport,&rdquo; reads the post. &ldquo;If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.&rdquo;</p> <p>Considering Tesla&rsquo;s edge in the admittedly very small electric car segment, it&rsquo;s a surprising move&mdash;but Musk says it&rsquo;s one borne out of frustration that competitors aren&rsquo;t doing enough to help further the electric car movement. He hopes this move will encourage healthy competition to move the entire industry forward and break away from gas-consuming cars.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you">Tesla Motors</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Motors S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Motors S" alt="Tesla Motors S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-model-s_0.jpg?1402652530" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/tesla/fully-charged-smart-cup-knows-what-you-drink-massive-1-million-tv-and-tesla-motors-open-source#comments Cars Health and fitness Tesla TVs Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439007 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell http://www.stuff.tv/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lifting has never been smarter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iGym" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-weights-gym.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be working on a fitness tracker designed to wrap around the cold hard steel of a barbell, according to a patent uncovered by AppleInsider.</p> <p>Most fitness bands are used to track how many steps you&#39;ve taken as well as your speed and distance travelled, but when it comes to lifting heavy things and putting them back down again, their usefulness vastly diminishes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The patent itself outlines a number of designs, one of which involves a display on the actual transmitter itself, so that information can be read at a glance.</p> <p>A second, more likely scenario is making use of an accompanying app (on a device like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch,&nbsp;</a>for example) which shows off detailed stats which could then be stored in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>&#39;s new Health app.</p> <p>Whether or not such a sensor will be useful remains to be seen. After all, Arnie was piling on muscle before the word smartphone was even invented. Then again, people were running when a fitness band was nothing more than a group of musicians in peak physical shape, and yet they&#39;re everywhere.</p> <p>A tracker like the ones proposed in these patents could help beginners keep proper form, and allow weight room veterans to more accurately plan their routines and achieve their long-term goals.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14024114288466&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=9d5352dd-6aea-4376-b6e0-def5908d0974&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dpulsenews&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fappleinsider.com%2Farticles%2F14%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-hints-at-iwatch-enabled-weightlifting-tracker&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pulse.me%2Fstuffathon_stufferton%2Ftechnology&amp;title=Apple%20Granted%20Patent%20for%20Weightlifting%20Tracker%20That%20Utilizes%20Watch-Like%20Device%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=AppleInsider" target="_blank">AppleInsider </a>via <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/10/apple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch/?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="It&#039;s in black and white, so you know it&#039;s serious" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-weight-patent.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iOS 8 iWatch Wearable tech Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:36 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1438863 at http://www.stuff.tv