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4 simple pieces of tech that helped me run my first marathon

It's easy to overdo it when buying tech aimed at helping you in sports. I ran my first marathon last year, and I kept it simple with just a few pieces of tech.
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ClipDart is an on-demand barber app aimed at people of color

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The NFL wants to predict injuries before they happen. Here’s how

Hawk-Eye goal line camera

How Hawk-Eye cameras are making football fairer and faster than ever

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Meet Adidas’ solar-powered, sustainably built sports headphones

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Which Fitbit should you buy on Prime Day?

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Beyond wearable tech: This injectable chip tracks health from inside your body

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Medicine on Mars: How we’ll keep astronauts healthy on the red planet

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Genetic research has a whiteness bias. H3Africa is trying to fix it

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Should you continue to buy air purifiers to protect you from the coronavirus?

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The future of surgery: AR, VR, and virtual learning will upend modern medicine

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The Future of Sports: How biometric data and A.I. will revolutionize athletics

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This game-changing graphene tattoo can continuously monitor your brainwaves

Brainwave data is almost always captured sporadically or intermittently. But with this innovation, it could be captured continuously
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The true cost of a connected home gym is not just in the equipment you buy

Home fitness equipment sales have exploded as people exercise at home instead of the gym. We break down the upfront and hidden costs of building a home gym.
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Way more than watches: Where wearables are going

Next-gen wearables will be much more than watches. They'll help us train our bodies, stay healthy, and give us amazing new powers. Here’s what’s coming.
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Pick up the pace: How the pandemic supercharged the evolution of exercise tech

Home workout equipment is in the midst of a technological revolution, and now that the pandemic has forced gyms to close, it is accelerating rapidly.
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Where to buy masks online and get them delivered within days

N95 masks are almost impossible to come by. Here's where to find protective KN95 masks online for affordable prices and shipped immediately.
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Brown Girl Jane: This Black-owned brand is giving back to Black women founders

Brown Girl Jane is a luxury CBD brand founded by three Black women. Their partnership with SheaMoisture is helping invest in Black female entrepreneurs.

Sleep tracking is coming to Apple Watch, but monitoring your sleep is a bad idea

The Apple Watch is adding sleep-tracking features, but wearables have a bad track record for sleep tracking, so we recommend charging overnight instead.
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Coronavirus hasn’t peaked, but data shows our interest in it definitely has

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the United States, search interest in the virus and terms surrounding it has faded considerably, as much as 93%.
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Gene-edited mosquitoes are ready for the U.S. — but is the U.S. ready for them?

Oxitec has an emergency use authorization to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida. Some worry the EPA hasn't consulted enough outside experts.
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A state of unrest: How working from home is screwing up sleep, and how to fix it

The coronavirus and other tragedies in the world, as well as an abrupt shift to remote work, has left many of us without sleep. Here's what you can do about it.
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All the COVID-19 treatments currently in clinical trials

Institutions around the world are working to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The pathway is a long and difficult one.
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It’s all in the wrist: Wearables are helping to treat disease and disability

The first wave of wearables brought us step counters, activity trackers, and smartphone substitutes -- the second wave has an even more health-focused agenda.

DIY ventilator plans are all over the internet, but is building one a good idea?

Even before the coronavirus brought the world to its knees, there were DIY ventilator blueprints on the internet. But how safe are they to build and use?
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Why is it so difficult to get tested for coronavirus in the United States?

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. hasn't met any of the benchmarks various experts have proposed in order to ease social distancing measures. Here's why.
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A blessing in the skies: How coronavirus is affecting Earth’s atmosphere

China, Italy, and the U.S. have all seen reductions in pollution levels as people shelter in place. What would it take to make it last after the pandemic?
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Should you sanitize your mail and packages during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Proper cleaning is important to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus from surfaces in your house, but what should you do with your mail and packages?
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Taiwan’s anti-coronavirus tech is working wonders. The U.S. should take notes

Within weeks of the outbreak, Taiwan had already developed and deployed sophisticated apps, technologies, and protocols to help stop the spread of the virus.
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Should you wipe down or sanitize your groceries?

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, many people have taken to deep-cleaning all their groceries — but is it a good idea?
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Should you buy a UV sanitizing wand?

UV sanitizing wands are a popular item on the internet in the time of COVID-19. We talked to an expert to find out if they are really effective or even safe.
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How to clean and sterilize your homemade face mask

Homemade face masks are now being recommended to help keep people from spreading disease to others. How can you keep yours clean if you're wearing it daily?
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Zwift is like World of Warcraft for cyclists, and I never want to quit

I took up Zwift a year ago and was hoping my fitness would be improved. What I ended up with was stronger legs and a social outlet I never thought I'd need.
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It’s time to enlist your 3D printer in the fight against coronavirus

It's easy to use your 3D printer to make personal protective equipment for coronavirus responders. Here's how.

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