Tue March 12, 2013
All Tech Considered

Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 9:11 am

Noah Zandan shows off his Zeo sleep-tracking headband. His other self-tracking devices are on his wrists. Noah and his father, Peter, are both part of the growing "Quantified Self" movement.
Elise Hu NPR

Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, and more. The self-trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing "Quantified Self" movement.

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Sun March 10, 2013

Will Colorado's PUC Take The Car Keys Away From Uber Denver? [UPDATED]

The Uber app in action on iPhone
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Uber has faced off against taxi companies and public utility commissions over its smartphone car service in other major cities. Now it faces that fight again in Denver.

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Mon March 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Got A Health Care Puzzle? There Should Be An App!

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 3:41 pm

The GetHealth app was a runner-up at the recent Hackovate Health Innovation Competition held in Kansas City, Mo.
Courtesy of GetHealth Limited

Kansas City, Mo., is looking to boost its health-tech cred.

So the city that's home to Cerner Corp. and other health information firms seemed a natural to host something called the Hackovate Health Innovation Competition.

A mashup of innovation and old-school hacking (though none of the participants was bent on doing harm, we're assured), the goal of the competition was to improve the nation's health system and help people navigate the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.

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Tue February 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Apple Agrees To Hand Out $100 Million In iTunes Credits To Settle Lawsuit

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 7:45 am

People walk past the Apple logo at the Apple Store at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Apple has agreed to give out more than $100 million in iTunes store credits to settle a lawsuit that alleged it was allowing children to make in-app purchases without the consent of their parents.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

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Fri February 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Contagion On The Couch: CDC App Poses Fun Disease Puzzles

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 8:04 am

As you solve outbreaks, you earn points and work your way to becoming an assistant disease detective.
Screenshot from Solve The Outbreak/Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Disease detectives are kind of the rock stars of public health.

They travel around the world, on a moment's notice, to track down an Ebola outbreak in Uganda or stop a cholera epidemic in Haiti. And Kate Winslet and Lawrence Fishburne played them in the movie Contagion, for crying out loud.

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