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By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2013
Google made big news recently when it announced Google Calico, a new venture that would apply "some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology," putting the minds at Google toward the problems of aging and illness. Calico is far from Google's first venture into health or wellness, however. The company's (ultimately failed) PHR venture Google Health was one high profile...
By Aditi Pai November 1, 2013
Moves on Nexus 5 Paired with the announcement of the Nexus 5, Google also announced integration and details of the new version of Android, Android 4.4, or KitKat. Details on KitKat include information on an updated accelerometer, just a few months after Apple announced its motion co-processor, called the M7, which offers enhanced motion sensing capabilities. In a section labeled "step detector...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2012
Earlier this month, when Google updated one of its premiere Android applications, it quietly added a personal activity tracker. Google Now is an Android-only app that uses Google services to smartly deliver users various kinds of information to help them throughout their day - without them having to ask. When Google updated the application at the beginning of December, they didn't mention the...

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