meditation

  • The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

    The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

    The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten and to try out the tech…which turned into my own, personal calmness competition. Read More

  • Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

    Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500K+ For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep

    Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource that gives information-overloaded computer users a healthy mental break in their days before making the move to mobile early last year, has now raised an additional $578,000 in a new round of funding. The raise, which includes investment from Jason Calacanis’s Launch fund and AngelList syndicate, Matt Mullenweg, and Matt… Read More

  • Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform

    Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform

    Headspace is a web and mobile meditation platform that allows you to cram 10 to 60 minutes of calm and clarity into each day of your over-connected and fast-paced life. The company is releasing a new version today, after reaching over 1 million users in 150 countries. I have been a daily user of Headspace for six months now, and it’s interesting to see how technology can help when it… Read More

  • Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future

    Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future

    “The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body,” William S. Burroughs once said in a Nike commercial, of all places. But things haven’t worked out that way, at least not for most of us. Our technologies are designed to maximize shareholder profit, and if that means distracting, confusing or aggregating the end-user, then so be it. Read More

  • Trip Glasses promise fast track to meditation, hallucination

    There are numerous health benefits brought about by daily meditation but, let’s face it, who has time to sit quietly with a clear mind until you reach a harmonious enough state to access the Akashic Records any more? Not me! I’m a blogger! So it’s nice to know that there’s a bullet train to Bliss Junction in the form of this $40 “Sound & Light… Read More