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Sixth person dies from mystery vaping-related lung illness

Sixth person dies from mystery vaping-related lung illness

Authorities in Kansas have confirmed another death caused by a mystery vaping-related lung disease, making it the sixth vaping death so far in the U.S.  Other deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Oregon.
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Withings Move ECG hybrid smartwatch makes its European debut

Withings Move ECG hybrid smartwatch makes its European debut

Earlier this year, Withings unveiled the Move ECG, a hybrid smartwatch with a built-in ECG unit. Now, it's ready to release the watch to the world, starting first in Europe. It plays a dual role -- as both a classic timepiece and fitness tracker -- and will cost 130 British pounds or euros ($143 U.S.).
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Polar’s Ignite fitness watch puts a fire into workouts, sparks your recovery

Polar’s Ignite fitness watch puts a fire into workouts, sparks your recovery

Polar puts a fire into your workouts and ramps up your recovery with its new Ignite fitness watch. Designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, Polar's latest smartwatch offers advanced sleep metrics, personalized training plans, and relaxation tips to help you reach your fitness goals.
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Garmin’s latest smartwatches track how you breath and how much you sweat

Garmin’s latest smartwatches track how you breath and how much you sweat

Garmin's fitness-focused smartwatches are bigger and better than ever. Not only did the company add new metrics for breathing and hydration to its Vivomove and Vivoactive series watches, but it also unveiled the new AMOLED Venu, and the superhero-inspired Captain Marvel and Captain America watches.
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Michigan is the first state in the U.S. to ban flavored ecigarettes

Michigan is the first state in the U.S. to ban flavored ecigarettes

Michigan is the first state to ban flavored ecigarettes, amid rising health concerns for vaping and underage use. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the ban in response to increased vaping in youth. The prohibition will apply to flavored vape products both online and in stores.
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The North Face’s groundbreaking new Futurelight gear arrives October 1

The North Face’s groundbreaking new Futurelight gear arrives October 1

The North Face's line of new products featuring the company's groundbreaking new fabric Futurelight will begin hitting stores on October 1. The material is said to offer unprecedented performance in terms of breathability and protection from the elements, and will be used in Summit, Steep and Flight products.
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Digital Trends Live: Apple event rumors, Volocopter 2X makes history, and more

Digital Trends Live: Apple event rumors, Volocopter 2X makes history, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we dive into the biggest trending tech topics of the day, including rumors around the upcoming Apple event, Facebook unlikes “like,” Volocopter 2X makes history, MIT’s snake robot will crawl through your brain, and much more.
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The Polar Ignite watch rekindled my fitness efforts and then doused them again

The Polar Ignite watch rekindled my fitness efforts and then doused them again

The Polar Ignite boasts heart rate tracking, built-in GPS, and in-depth activity and sleep tracking all wrapped up in an understated package, but it has a lot of competition. I tried it out for a week or so to see how accurate it is and to try and get some motivation, but the goals proved tough to meet.
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Digital Trends Live: Fitbit’s Versa 2, Facebook promises transparency, and more

Digital Trends Live: Fitbit’s Versa 2, Facebook promises transparency, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we talk the trending tech topics of the day, including Fitbit’s Versa 2 upgrade, Microsoft may debut a dual-screen Surface, Facebook promises political ad transparency, SpaceX’s levitating Starhopper rocket, a self-driving car racing league, and more.
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Fitbit Versa 2 adds Alexa and Spotify control, debuts Premium coaching program

Fitbit Versa 2 adds Alexa and Spotify control, debuts Premium coaching program

The Fitbit Versa 2 is here, succeeding the popular Versa. There are refinements and quality-of-life features such as Alexa and Spotify control. There's also a new subscription wellness service called Fitbit Premium, for more in-depth coaching tips. Fitbit also debuted a smart scale called the Aria Air 2.
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Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa smartwatches get price cuts for Labor Day

Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa smartwatches get price cuts for Labor Day

If you're in the market for a new smartwatch this Labor Day weekend, Amazon is dropping prices on some of the most popular models. With big price cuts on the Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Versa, Amazon's Labor Day sale is a great time to save on a wearable.
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Specialized used 3D-printing and liquid polymer to make a better bike seat

Specialized used 3D-printing and liquid polymer to make a better bike seat

Specialized has developed a method for designing and creating bike seats using 3D printing and liquid polymers that it calls Mirror Technology. This approach allows infinite tuning of the saddle to improve comfort, stability, and safety on a level that traditional padding can't come close to replicating in any way.
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Casio’s newest PRO TREK smartwatch finally adds heart rate monitoring

Casio’s newest PRO TREK smartwatch finally adds heart rate monitoring

Casio just announced the PRO TREK WSD-F21HR, the company's first smartwatch with a heart rate monitor. The $500 Google WearOS watch has tools for tracking runs, cycles, and climbs via GPS, altimeter, and barometer measuring activity and outdoor conditions, as well as logging trails for future treks.
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Garmin’s fitness smartwatches are the first to offer Amazon Music

Garmin’s fitness smartwatches are the first to offer Amazon Music

Garmin is the first fitness watch manufacturer to offer Amazon Music. The company announced that the music streaming service is available for a wide range of its wearables including the consumer favorite Vivoactive 3 Music, the outdoorsy Fenix 5 Plus series, select Forerunner models and more.
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The Suunto 5 sports watch is durable, but the display holds it back

The Suunto 5 sports watch is durable, but the display holds it back

Suunto set a high bar last year with the touchscreen-enabled Suunto 9, but its latest fitness watch, the Suunto 5, is a step backward. The watch offers Suunto's most exciting training and battery technology, but an uncomfortable band and low-quality display leaves us disappointed.
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Fitbit will give every citizen in Singapore a free Fitbit, with a catch

Fitbit will give every citizen in Singapore a free Fitbit, with a catch

Fitbit has won Singapore's public health contract to supply thousands of fitness trackers. Under the country's national program, Live Healthy SG, residents can register for a free Fitbit Inspire. The program comes with a catch: citizens have to share their health data with the government
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The best DNA tests

The best DNA tests

DNA tests aren’t just limited to ancestry. You can test for your risks for certain diseases, the best workouts and diets for your health and fitness, and more.
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Amazing app promises a full fitness checkup from a 30-second selfie

Amazing app promises a full fitness checkup from a 30-second selfie

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a mobile app that's able to gather vital health information about users with nothing more invasive than a 30-second selfie. Here's what it's able to predict, how it works, and when you'll be able to get your hands on it.
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This origami-inspired kayak is so small that you could fit 3 in your trunk

This origami-inspired kayak is so small that you could fit 3 in your trunk

The new Inlet kayak from Oru evolves the company's approach to creating folding kayaks. The new model weigh just 20 pounds, requires just 3 minutes to set up, and costs just $849, making it the most accessible, easy to use, and affordable boat that Oru has ever made.
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These ski goggles deliver music using your face bones instead of earbuds

These ski goggles deliver music using your face bones instead of earbuds

A company called BoneTech has introduced a new pair of ski googles with a very special skill: They can use the bones in your skull to play your favorite music, meaning you don't have to worry about missing vital sounds from the outside world on the slopes, or worry about your earbuds falling out.
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Can Subway’s new meatless meatball sub put it back in the game?

Can Subway’s new meatless meatball sub put it back in the game?

Subway announced on Wednesday that it would begin selling meatless "meatball" sandwiches made from plant-based Beyond Meat next month. The move comes as the fast food chain attempts to lure back customers amid struggling sales.
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Amazon slaps a sweet 45% price cut on the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

Amazon slaps a sweet 45% price cut on the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

With Samsung and Apple focused on their latest smartwatches, now is the best time to grab its previous generations without going over budget. Amazon currently has a deal that reduces the price of the Samsung Gear S2 from $250 to just 138. With that 45% price cut, you get a premium wearable for $112 less.
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CRISPR gene editing to take on inherited blindness in U.S. study

CRISPR gene editing to take on inherited blindness in U.S. study

A new study in the United States will use CRISPR gene-editing technology to attempt to treat LCA, a retinal condition that is one cause of inherited blindness. The study, which will take place later in 2019, is currently open for would-be patients to enroll. Here's what you need to know.
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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 impressions: All the fitness tracker you need

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 impressions: All the fitness tracker you need

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 is one of the best value products available, and one of the only fitness bands you should consider buying. It costs a lot less than similar wearables from the big-names but does just as much, plus it has a colorful AMOLED screen, and even the option to change watch faces.
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The best GoPro tips and tricks

The best GoPro tips and tricks

There's more to your GoPro camera than just mounting it to your skateboard or bicycle on your commute. Whether it's finding the best accessories to make the most of your gear, or simply understanding the settings more thoroughly, learn to shoot video like a pro with these simple GoPro tips and tricks.
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How accurate are fitness trackers and does it matter? We asked an expert

How accurate are fitness trackers and does it matter? We asked an expert

Fitness trackers are hugely popular now and they help us to count our steps, measure our heart rates, and record all of our daily activity. Whether you use a smartwatch or a simple fitness band, you may be wondering just how accurate is the underlying technology? We dug into the research and asked an expert to find out.
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Specialized’s new road ebike will cure your range anxiety for good

Specialized’s new road ebike will cure your range anxiety for good

Specialized Bikes has released a new line of ebikes that are lightweight, fast, and have an extended range of as much as 120 miles, eliminating range anxiety for riders who fear running out of battery on a long ride. Best of all, those batteries can recharge in as little as 2.5 hours, getting you on the road sooner.
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Materials in new Nike Joyride running shoes put environmentalists on alert

Materials in new Nike Joyride running shoes put environmentalists on alert

Nike has introduced a new running shoe technology called Joyride that uses thousands of tiny plastic beats to provide a bean-bag like cushioning for the foot. But those very same beads have already become a cause for concern with environmentalists who question the use of microplastics and their impact on the planet.
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Nordstrom Anniversary sale: Best deals on hair tools, beauty gadgets, and more

Nordstrom Anniversary sale: Best deals on hair tools, beauty gadgets, and more

Nordstrom's massive Anniversary Sale is finally here. In case you're overwhelmed by the selection, we've picked out a few of our favorite hair styling tools and beauty gadgets. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for your significant other these will make the perfect gift for this summer and fall.
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Digital Trends Live: Google Stadia update, 2020 Corvette, SpaceX Crew Dragon

Digital Trends Live: Google Stadia update, 2020 Corvette, SpaceX Crew Dragon

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle discuss the biggest trending stories in tech, including more information on Google Stadia, the new 2020 Corvette, SpaceX tests the Crew Dragon capsule, a new Digital Trends series on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, and more.
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Canadian medical project demonstrates the health care potential of smart homes

Canadian medical project demonstrates the health care potential of smart homes

A medical project involving smart homes demonstrates the technology's potential in treating mental illness and providing patients with a level of independence previously thought impossible. Devices such as automated pill dispensers, blood pressure meters, and more allow doctors to monitor patients from afar.
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Withings latest blood pressure monitors detect heart problems before they happen

Withings latest blood pressure monitors detect heart problems before they happen

Withings put innovation at the forefront with its new BPM Core and BPM Connect blood pressure monitors. The ECG-equipped BPM Core brings clinical-level heart monitoring to the comfort of your home, while the BPM Connect is a modern take on Withings' classic blood pressure monitor.
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Amazon drops Fitbit Ace fitness tracker for kids to $60 on Prime Day

Amazon drops Fitbit Ace fitness tracker for kids to $60 on Prime Day

We scoured Amazon during Prime Day 2019 to make it easier for you to spot great discounts on tech for kids. If you are looking for a budget-friendly gift for your preteen, consider the Fitbit Ace. You can get this fitness tracker – in Electric Blue or Power Purple – for just $60 during this 48-hour event.
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Amazon sneaks an $800 lightning deal on the Bowflex Max Trainer M7 for Prime Day

Amazon sneaks an $800 lightning deal on the Bowflex Max Trainer M7 for Prime Day

Halfway through Prime Day 2019, Amazon keeps the hype up by dropping lightning deals that will definitely shock you. One of the premium items getting a limited-time discount is the Bowflex Max Trainer M7. You can get this cardio machine at a massive $800 less than its normal price but only if you order now.