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Human API raises $6.6M to help patients share data with providers

Human API
Palo Alto, California-based Human API raised $6.6 million from 16 investors, according to an SEC filing. Existing investors include Andreessen Horowitz, BlueRun

Report: Apple Watch battery will support 4 hours of active use for fitness

Apple Watch
When Apple announced its Apple Watch wearable last September, there was scarce mention of the device’s battery life, leading to the natural conclusion

FAQ: The Google Glass Explorer Program Comes To An End


Today’s the final official day of the Glass Explorer program. As you know, Google announced last Thursday that the current version of Glass won’t


Google Glass “Out of Inventory” But Accessories Still Available


As promised, Google has stopped selling Glass and shut down the Explorer program. The final Glass sales — if there were any —


Glass Almanac’s Most Popular Articles of 2014

2014 was a great year for all of us here at Glass Almanac. We’re a little late (it’s almost the end of January!), but at this time of year it’s pretty common for publisher websites like ours to look back at what happened over the past 12 months. June


Google Glass Mug: A Gift from Google (Thanks!)


Thank you, Google Glass team, for the very nice gift you sent — it arrived today! As you all can see, it’s a Glass logo ceramic mug, and that’s a small packet


Glass Weekly Headlines: January 23, 2015


Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Glass (The Device) Why I’m still excited about Google Glass, Computer World Google Glass, Good Riddance,


Google Glass: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made


The Glass Team sent out a gift* to some Explorers this week and after this cup of hot chocolate (included in the package), my mug will reside


Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

IMG_4135 Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery.

How The Watch Industry Will Save Itself

watch-market3 The night before the launch I asked a friend who had insider knowledge about the product. I posited that the watch would be

TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

TC-applecast-post On the second ever TechCrunch AppleCast, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell discuss the Apple Watch and its battery life,

Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Benedict Evans, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include

Blind Veteran Reacts Beautifully To Seeing For The First Time In 20 Years

US Air Force veteran Mark Cornell has been legally blind for 20 years, but this inspiring video shows the moment his vision is restored with technolog...

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Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

puppy-glass Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device — at least in its current form.

NEWS: 2015 Digital Wearable Trends


The outlook for digital wearable trends in 2015 is bright according to’ s feature – Smart


A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

A Brain-Computer Interface That Works WirelesslyA wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical


Apple Watch companion app leak reveals fitness, health reminder features

Apple Watch
Leaked screenshots of Apple’s companion app, published by 9to5Mac, offer a glimpse at how the Apple Watch, Apple’s

Report: Most physicians use BYOD smartphones, but lack support from hospital IT

Physician adoption of smartphones and tablets is higher than it’s ever been, but poor communication between IT departments and

Test before you invest: Camera rental startup now rents out health, fitness wearables

Basis Peak
Camera rental startup Lumoid recently launched a health and fitness device rental service so that people can try out different wearables before deciding which

Merck’s ex-innovation chief Jain heads to Anthem subsidiary CareMore

Sachin Jain
Dr. Sachin Jain, who left his position as Merck’s Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer last month, will start work as Chief

Cigna helps test efficacy of standalone self management app for back pain

A mobile intervention, called FitBack, that personalizes health content for the user is an effective tool to help patients improve their nonspecific

Survey: Patients want different digital tools from their MDs than they’re getting

Patients are increasingly looking at what digital services physicians provide when choosing a doctor, and they’re finding

Smartlink Mobile Systems raises $2.5M for patient engagement app

Pocket HealthNet
Smartlink Mobile Systems raised $2.5 million from a single undisclosed strategic corporate investor and various healthcare

New Jersey hospital sets up an on-site digital health store

Morristown HealtheConnect
Toward the end of last year, Morristown Medical Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System in New

FDA clarifies the line between wellness and regulated medical devices

Fitbit Surge
As promised in its FDASIA report, the FDA has published a draft guidance document that aims to help those creating wellness

PwC predicts “DIY Healthcare” will be the top trend of 2015

“Do-it-yourself healthcare”, including mobile apps and consumer medical devices, is set to be the top healthcare trend of 2015, according to research

Our Most Popular Articles: December 2014


In case you missed some of our Glass-related coverage during November, here’s a look at the 10 most


Two New Glass Apps: MultiCamSync and izi.TRAVEL


2015 has started with a pair of new apps added to the official Glassware directory. MultiCamSync The newest is called


“Third Eye” Offers Thermal Imaging For Your Google Glass


We have covered a number of Glass accessories in the past including Tactical Cell, Wall Charger, Sticky Bud, etc. but nothing has


Augmedix Lands $16M Funding To Expand Google Glass In Healthcare


Augmedix, one of the first five certified Glass At Work partners, has announced a $16 million funding round


Glass Weekly Headlines: January 9, 2015


Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Glass (The Device) The Evolution of GoogleGlass and Why it matters,


Google Shuts Down Explorer Program, Reorganizes Glass Project


To borrow a line from R.E.M., it’s the end of Glass as we know it. Google has announced


Did Mark Zuckerberg Slam Google Glass for Looking “Weird”?


You may have heard some rumblings about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his comments Wednesday about Google Glass


Poll Results: 51 Percent of Explorers are Using Google Glass Less Now Than 6 Months Ago


You’ve no doubt heard and read plenty of articles discussing the declining interest in Google Glass. In the developer


Keep Working on Glassware, Google Tells Devs


After Google’s big Glass transition announcement on Thursday, there has understandably been a lot of


Glass Weekly Headlines: January 16, 2015


Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Developing for Glass Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could


The Valedo Helps You Train Back Pain Away

Valedo Designed for people who already have lower back problems, the Valedo is a pair of sensors that, when used in unison with an app on the iPhone or

Qardio Releases A Connected Scale And Blood Pressure Cuff

cardio-qardio4 Qardio started out building medical heart sensors to improve health. Now they’re branching out into more accessible

The Apple Watch Shows Up In The iOS 8.2 Beta Bluetooth Menu

img_2153-2 Apple has a new beta for iOS 8.2 out today, and the software contains a hint that suggests it could launch publicly alongside the Apple

Garmin Just Entered The Smartwatch Race With The $250 Vivoactive

garmin vivoactive-1 Meet the Vivoactive. This is Garmin’s answer to the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Surge and all the rest of the

TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

TC-applecast-post It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and

Apple Watch Companion App Features Said To Include Activity Reminders, Phone Unlock

apple watch A new leak of details from within the upcoming companion app for the Apple Watch claims to show some unannounced features we can expect

Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

apple0288 At some point in the next few months (“Early 2015″ can’t push much past March, can it?), Apple will release its Watch,

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

Edge comparison, 2011 MacBook Air and 2012 iMac It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come

Mat Greenfield: Can Smartwatches Be the Future of Wearable Tech?

The crop of wearable smart devices at CES overwhelmingly leant towards controlling the features of your phone and fitness tracking, but are these the only applications?

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Google Glass Is Not Dead

Frodo_lives Google ending its Glass Explorer program yesterday sparked a round of eulogies for the oft-ridiculed face computer. That’s

Google Glass Explorer Program Shuts Down, Team Now Reports To Tony Fadell

2015-01-15_1008 The Google Glass project is entering a new phase today as the company is moving it out of its Google X skunkworks and turning it

Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass

augmedix While Google Glass hasn’t had the impact that Google had likely hoped it would, a fresh funding round of $16 million raised by Augmedix

Gillmor Gang: Dog Ears

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the

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