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Fitbit’s freshest fitness fob, the Flex wristband, may not be the most comprehensive activity tracker on the market, but it does deliver quite a bit of bang for your buck, as we discovered during our review. The company’s latest gadget is set to compete with the Nike FuelBand and Jawbone Up, but at $ 100, it’s more affordable than both. A single Benjamin buys you step, distance, calorie and moderate-intensity cardio time tracking, with wireless Bluetooth 4.0 syncing to Android and iOS apps. It can also keep tabs on your snoozing habits, including how long and how well you sleep, offering up tips should you need to make some tweaks. There’s also a vibration alarm that’ll shake you awake without disturbing others. Fitbit Flex is available through major retailers and at the source link below — for an up-close work at how it works, be sure to check out our full review.
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I don’t want to awaken the ire of any committed pet owners — because I think you can do whatever you want with your pets (and your money) — but I would be lying if I said I didn’t cringe a little bit when I hear about extreme pet products and services like doggie treadmills, pet psychiatrists or pet fitness centers and the like.
In a quick conversation behind the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, an unofficial, unscientific, non-statistically sound poll indicated that “if you don’t have time to walk your dog and need to outsource that to a health club…maybe you just shouldn’t have a dog.”
I concur with those results.
Still, I came across FitBark on the floor of the Hardware Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 and while it could, at first, seem “extreme” I found that after talking to these guys and hearing their explanation, their little device actually seems pretty reasonable.
What is the FitBark? From a technological standpoint, it is a wearable accelerometer that you put on your dog’s collar to monitor their activity. In most ways the product is very similar to products like the Nike Fuel + Band or the FitBit, however the strategy behind it — and this is the reasonable part — is quite different.
FitBark is not designed to be a performance indicator or weight loss utility or competitive device for animals. Instead, it’s just an activity monitor so loving pet owners can make sure their dogs are getting enough activity.
How it works is that, as the dog moves about, their activity is captured and stored on the device (up to three weeks of data can be stored).
Whenever the FitBark comes into the proximity of the owners iPhone’s or optional homebase unit — via Bluetooth 4 or Wi-Fi — the data is transferred off of the FitBark, passed through the FitBark app on the iPhone and transferred up to the cloud where that data is stored.
The historical data can then be visualized on any of the iOS devices that are allowed to view the data. In this way, dog owners can have real-time info about the pet’s activity.
Another hint that the FitBark is reasonable is their one-time pricing model. There are no ongoing monthly service fees or memberships required. You buy the hardware device upfront ($ 99 from their Kickstarter page), and you get the data it produces for free. I”’m guessing they have worked their data hosting costs into the hardware price.
In this way, it really seems like a tool for care and not a stingy racket for recurring fees.
I’m not sure this is a product I myself would ever use, as I tend to think dogs are evolutionarily equipped to survive living in what James Brown would call “a man’s world.” However I can see how loving, caring and yes, reasonable pet owners might like to see this data about their dogs. Because of that, the FitBark seems like a useful piece of hardware.
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Iranians are now being monitored at internet cafes. The government is requiring that the cafes collect identifying information for each user and record the sites that customers visited — and hold on to that information for six months. Iranians are no strangers to internet restrictions — they’ve had to live with a censored version of the web for years. Sites like Facebook are blocked within Iran, and there have been concerns that the government is going to launch a country-wide “genuinely halal network” to replace the true internet. That intranet doesn’t exist yet, though some suggest that the government is still testing it. The Guardian reports that an expert with knowledge of the network said it’ll solely be used internally for…
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Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)
At last, the company’s ready to talk specifics. We just got word the Up will be available in the US November 6th for $ 100, and will continue its world tour on the 17th. With that price, it’s well-matched against the clip-on Fitbit Ultra tracker, and indeed, they have some key features in common — namely, a step counter and a few requisite social networking features. But with a sensor that knows when you’re in deep sleep and a mobile app that can identify photos of food, it has a few unexpected tricks that could give devices like Fitbit a run for their money. We’ll be getting one to test very soon, but in the meantime, join us past the break to learn more.
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‘Pattern of activity’ suggests iPhone 5 in summer
The iPhone 5 is still on track for a normal June or July release date, an analyst suggests. Ticonderoga Securities’ Brian White explains that while there is no “smoking gun” pointing one way or another, there is a “pattern of activity in motion with the supply chain that makes us question a delayed launch.” Various reports have hinted that the iPhone 5 might not be announced at WWDC 2011, and …
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iPhone jailbreaking’ takes off
Kevin Lee, a George Mason University senior, says he earns about $ 50,000 a year with an illicit-sounding pitch on Craigslist: “Get Your iPhone Jailbroken Today.”
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Question by D@y^on: Can you use an Ipad to monitor a computers internet activity?
I share a home with another person he recently bought an ipad an we connect through the same encrypted network. We both know this and were ok with it. But is there anything he can do on his ipad to monitor what my internet activity is? 10 Points? Thanks.
Answer by Li Hud
do not worry, he can not monitor you unless he has spy software like spyagent installed on your pc.
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Ever wanted to know when your Wii was reading your SD card? Yeah, why not, right? Well, here’s the result of one curious Wii owner who discovered that one the voltage of one of the SD card reader’s changes when in use. Just like that, a little light is installed on the Wii’s front panel that blinks away when the SD card is in use. Clever. Click through for a video demo.
[via Hack a Day]