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Microsoft Tackles Health with $199 Fitness Band
On the heels of companies like Fitbit and Lenovo that recently came out with new fitness trackers, Microsoft has solidified the rumors of its own new wearable device. Soon after mysterious Microsoft Health apps appeared in the Apple App Store, Google Play ...
Microsoft jumps into the growing market for wearable fitness technologyThe Australian Financial Review
Microsoft Unveils New Health Platform and Microsoft Band ProductRedmondmag.com
A first look at Microsoft Band, a complete $199 fitness smartwatch (hands-on)CNET
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all 501 news articles »Google NewsBBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:10A Palestinian suspected of shooting prominent Jewish activist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem is killed in a gun-battle with Israeli police.BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:59Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:57Can't stop the damn things reproducing. Unlike humans
China has been warned of an approaching robot bubble fuelled by Beijing's desire to massively overdevelop the internal automation market.…BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:38The House of Commons is to debate government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:32327 MEEELLION mobes shipped in Q3, say very tired analysts
The world is now manufacturing just under 42 mobile phones a second thanks to an uptick in global production, IDC's presumably-very-tired handset-counters say.…BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:12There is no link between how tough penalties are and the level of drug use, a Home Office study of global drug policies suggests.BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:11Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:58New 'Band' wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Microsoft has joined the wearables market with “band”, a fitness-monitor-slash-smartwatch and an accompanying suite of online services called “Microsoft Health”.…BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:50San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:32Plug-in for System Centre gives Windows Server control of Bezos' bit barns
Hybrid clouds are the new black: world+dog has decided that some workloads just won't ever ascend into the elastosphere, but that running a private and public cloud from separate control freaks is a dumb idea.…BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:30With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:27Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 01:52'What fun!' exlaims NASA boffin who found the LADEE
NASA boffins are chuffed as ninepence this week to announce that they have discovered unmistakable signs of a crashed spacecraft far away from the Apollo landing sites on the far side of the Moon.…BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 01:02Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.NYT - New York/Region - Thu, 2014-10-30 01:00Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s first Moreland Commission, investigating electric companies’ failures in the 2012 storm, omitted mention of his administration’s shortcomings, The Times found.
BBC World News - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:59Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.NYT - Most Emailed Articles - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:45Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).The Register - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:29Boffins can slice network into their own private connections for research and fun
America's Internet2 research network is embracing the cloud, launching an SDN implementation designed to let academics create their own private clouds.…