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  • Mapbox is acquiring passive fitness tracking app Human

    Mapbox is acquiring passive fitness tracking app Human

    Human’s team will join Mapbox and work on Mapbox’s mobile SDK and real-time maps. I’ve covered Human quite a few times over the years. It’s a well-designed fitness app that was ahead of the current trends in fitness tracking. Human turned the simple habit of moving around the city into human-readable data for yourself and your friends. Over time, Human started using… Read More

  • Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Comes To Android

    Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Comes To Android

    Human has been quite popular on iOS, and Android users can now rejoice as the app is now available on the Play Store. As a reminder, Human is a passive app designed to help you stay healthy with a simple goal. Every day, you need to move for 30 minutes or more, and keep up with this simple habit. The company calls this the ‘Daily 30′ and will gently nudge you when you hit your goal… Read More

  • Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Is Now Much Easier On Your Battery

    Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Is Now Much Easier On Your Battery

    Human has been relentlessly updating its passive activity tracking app for the past two years. But today’s update is the biggest to date with many under-the-hood improvements and new user-facing features. In particular, Human is now much easier on your battery and more accurate as well. Read More

  • Is Your City Lazy? Human Knows

    Is Your City Lazy? Human Knows

    Activity apps are all the rage right now thanks in part to any number of smartwatches and bands you can wear, as well as Apple’s HealthKit initiative. There’s a lot of activity going on out there, and we’re finally tracking the data that goes along with it. Read More

  • Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Showcases Where HealthKit Shines

    Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Showcases Where HealthKit Shines

    The Human app has been on the App Store for a while now. But this beautifully designed passive activity app received a major update that showcases how some of the main new features in iOS 8 can be useful. Human takes advantage of the brand new HealthKit APIs, syncs with the Health app and provides a widget for the Today view. The last time I covered Human, there were already rumors of an… Read More

  • Human Revamps Tracking System For Its Fitness Monitoring App

    Human Revamps Tracking System For Its Fitness Monitoring App

    Human is a slickly designed fitness tracking app that works without any hardware devices. You just launch the app, set it up and you’re all done. Launched in September, the app received its first major update. “First and foremost, the update is a massive upgrade to our tracking system,” co-founder and CEO Renato Valdés Olmos told me. “Apart from improved accuracy… Read More

  • Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

    Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

    Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every day, and to keep up with this simple habit. The company calls it the ‘Daily 30’. As it… Read More

  • Meet Mamoru-Kun, the little robot that will get your misplaced glasses and slippers

    The Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of the prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a small desktop robot that assists elderly people in managing daily tasks. The robot was developed in cooperation with various Japanese companies such as Toyota and Fujitsu. Mamoru-Kun (“Little Protector”) is a robot that is able to tell his owner where… Read More

  • University of Tokyo unveils robot that does household chores, learns from mistakes

    In cooperation with Toyota, the Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a robot that handles household chores [JP, PDF]. The humanoid was demonstrated to Japanese media last week and was able to clean up rooms, put away dishes from tables, open and close doors and do the laundry. The so-called “Home… Read More

  • Human LCD Displays

    http://www.liveleak.com/player.swf?autostart=false&token=453_1191345802 Who needs the jumbotron at the big game when you have a ton of die hard South Koreans cheering their team on? View in amazement as an audience waiting for a soccer match produces multiple graphics and effects using only clothing. The process required the fans to wear special jackets with multiple colors in… Read More