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How Ethnography Can Predict the Future

Posted by Carrie Yury on Sep 9, 2014 12:09:00 PM

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If you had looked in my purse in 1999, you would have been able to predict the iPhone. Inside, I had the following items: cell phone, address book, palm pilot, digital camera, pedometer, lipstick, computer, keys. Seven out of eight of those items have now converged, thanks to the smart phone. 

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Your Heartbeat May Soon Be Your Only Password

Posted by Carrie Yury on Jun 23, 2014 9:38:00 PM

Data security is a heavy burden for business. That is particularly true in today's increasingly mobile, distributed workforce. And as the recent Heartbleed debacle pointed out, password technology is deeply fallible. However, new wearable technologies are being developed that will help companies simultaneously keep their data safe and allow their employees anytime anywhere access to key systems and information. 

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The Dawning of the Wearable Tech Era

Posted by Carrie Yury on May 10, 2014 3:35:00 PM

Redg Snodgrass and Kyle Ellicott on the emerging business of wearable tech 

The second annual Glazed conference is set to take place June 3-4 in San Francisco at the Regency Center. I spoke to Wearble World and Glazed Conference founders Redg Snodgrass and Kyle Ellicott about the burgeoning wearable economy, and their thoughts on what it will take for the wearable era to truly come into its own. 

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5 Keys to a Healthy Brain; Wearable Technology For Your Head

Posted by Carrie Yury on May 3, 2014 1:58:00 PM

In this age of the quantified self, a lot of attention has been paid to wearable technologies. From Pebble and Misfit Shine to FitBit and Jawbone Up, wearable devices can track every aspect of our bodies. The quantified self movement isn’t just for fun; a detailed, specific understanding of our own metrics, from how many steps we take to how much we sleep we get, is helping to encourage positive behavioral shifts.

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Turning Desire Into an App: 5 Questions for Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder

Posted by Carrie Yury on Apr 11, 2014 4:37:00 PM
Remember what dating was like in Junior High? I do. Full disclosure: I didn't do a lot of it. Nevertheless, I have keen memories of the extensive negotiations that went on before people actually started "going out." Conversations went something like this: "Do you like him? He likes you." Self-appointed matchmakers served as go-betweens, ensuring that there was mutual interest before anyone ever publicly announced anything -- a primitive but effective form of double opt-in.
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Wearable Tech: GLAZED 2013

Posted by Carrie Yury on Mar 20, 2014 6:04:00 AM

Redg Snodgrass and Kyle Ellicott, co-organizers of GLAZED. Photo Credit Michael O'Donnell.

BeyondCurious sponsored the GLAZED conference on the business of wearable technology on September 30, 2013 in San Francisco. The one day conference brought together wearable tech's innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors for an electrifying, inspiring conversation on the business of wearable technology. I caught up with the organizers, Redg Snodgrass and Kyle Ellicott of Stained Glass Labs, and got their thoughts on the conference, what they learned, and the future of wearable technology.

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Can Health Care Be Hacked?

Posted by Carrie Yury on Mar 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM

As the pace of innovation is speeding up elsewhere, health care innovation lags behind. Can a hackathon help?

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Get GLAZED: Kyle Ellicott on the Business of Wearable Technology

Posted by Carrie Yury on Mar 20, 2014 5:52:00 AM

Wearable Technology has captured the public imagination, raising hopes, fears, and expectations. While there has been much speculation about the capabilities of next generation wearables, their potential applications, and the issues they raise, there has been much less discussion about how the business of wearables will develop and evolve. Attempting to ramp up that conversation, Kyle Ellicott Co-Founded the GLAZED conference, a conference dedicated to the business of wearable technology. I talked to Ellicott for his perspective on the conference and the future of wearable technology.

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Wearable Technology Will Change Us. But How?

Posted by Carrie Yury on Mar 20, 2014 5:51:00 AM

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I thought he was insane.
The first time I saw someone talking on a mobile phone with a headset I thought he was psychologically disturbed. Or terribly, aggressively rude. Or both. An executive from the company that had just acquired us, he would stand facing nothing in particular in the middle of the office having a loud, animated conversation with himself, obtrusively alienating the rest of the office.

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GoPro and BeyondCurious: Redefining Training

Posted by Carrie Yury on Mar 20, 2014 5:35:00 AM

GoPro, the company that has redefined action cameras, is at it again. This time, they are redefining training.

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