Lauren Goode

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Basis Band, the Heart-Rate-Reading Wristwatch, Finally Has an iPhone App

Basis Band, the activity-tracking, heart-rate-reading wristwatch, now has a compatible iPhone app. Basis Band costs $199 and uses a variety of technologies — including a three-axis accelerometer, skin sensors and an optical heart-rate sensor — to track the wearer’s movements and vitals throughout the day. The band was recently covered as part of a wearables comparison on AllThingsD and, at the time, only synced data to Android devices.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work