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  • Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones

    Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones

    Apple has been dabbling in wearable tech, at least when it comes to the U.S. Patent Office, and a new application uncovered Thursday by AppleInsider adds to that growing category. Apple has filed for a patent covering so-called “smart shoe” systems which feature sensors that can track wear and usage and tell you when you need to replace them, charting your progress on a companion… Read More

  • Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Founded in 2010, Boston-based Healthrageous has developed a platform that helps individuals, employers, health providers and everyone in between, to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. The startup’s platform collects biometric data from users various health-tracking devices, which it combines with information on their personal preferences to assist in setting goals, action… Read More

  • 9M Users Strong, MapMyFitness Brings Check-Ins, Advanced Google Maps Integration To Fitness Tracking

    9M Users Strong, MapMyFitness Brings Check-Ins, Advanced Google Maps Integration To Fitness Tracking

    MapMyFitness is a veteran of the online health and fitness space, with the first iteration of its website appearing back in the summer of 2005. Since then, the startup has developed a suite of fitness-oriented websites (like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, et al) to let users track and store their running, cycling, walking and hiking endeavors, along with accessing a database… Read More

  • Toshl wants to become the Mint.com of Europe, if the banks will let them

    Toshl wants to become the Mint.com of Europe, if the banks will let them

    While attending an exhausting, snowy yet insightful LeWeb in Paris, the TechCrunch Europe team met with a variety of startups and founders. One of them is a recently launched Slovenian company called Toshl, which gives people a well-designed mobile app to track their day to day expenses. Both the web interface and the mobile version, which is available for most mobile phones such as iPhone… Read More

  • Redditor Finds FBI Tracking Device In Friend's Car

    Redditor Finds FBI Tracking Device In Friend's Car

    If you’ve ever wondered what an FBI GPS tracking device looked like, take a gander at this Guardian ST820 in the wild. Designed for law enforcement, this ended up on a Redditor’s friend’s car after his father died. The intimation in the post is that the father was a Muslim religious leader and was somehow in trouble with the feds. Read More

  • CATS.i: The tracking device that's the size of a cellphone battery

    CATS.i: The tracking device that's the size of a cellphone battery

    This is theCATS.i. It’s a tracking device that its creator says is so small it’s “almost undetectable when being worn.” I could see paranoid parents putting it in their kid’s pocket to make sure he doesn’t wander off. I could see a dog owner slap it onto the collar, to keep an eye on Fido at all times. And, in a Hollywood-esque moment, I could see slipping it… Read More

  • GPS tracking device found on Simon Cowell’s car

    GPS tracking device found on Simon Cowell’s car

    Poor Simon Cowell. Apparently someone on a motorcycle had been constantly following closely behind the notoriously cranky American Idol judge’s Bentley and he couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, there was a magnetic GPS tracking device stuck to the undercarriage of his car, which helped explain why the aforementioned motorcyclist kept showing up at Cowell’s private meetings. Read More

  • Japanese thief uses GPS to track, steal rented cars

    Japanese thief uses GPS to track, steal rented cars

    Finally, GPS working for the thief, rather than against him. A Japanese car thief devised a clever little planto steal cars with the help of GPS. He had his two ex-wives (so you know he’s a gentleman) rent cars, often expensive ones. Then he’d plant a small GPS device inside the dashboard, after which he’d make a copy of the its key. Once the rental cars were returned, he… Read More

  • More fodder for your privacy invasion arguments

    More fodder for your privacy invasion arguments

    GigaOM has a list called 5 Ways Your Gadgets Will Betray Your Privacy, which should reinforce the idea that you can pretty much be followed unless you move off the grid. And if you’ve already moved off the grid, you’re not reading this since CrunchGear is a member of the evil network of interconnected computer machines. The five things include; a box that goes inside malls to… Read More

  • Track your mail with this GPS Mail Logger. Why? Good question.

    I guess this is for those people for whom UPS and FedEx’s tracking functions are inadequate. I think it’s fun checking where my new RAM or mouse or whatever is, even if it’s only updated every five or six hours. Therefore, it might be even funner to be able to see exactly where it is at all times. Actually, I get the feeling this is more for tracking incredibly important… Read More