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With Google's Android Wear 2.0 watch platform, the company has made its greatest advances yet in integrating fitness into wearables. The new Google Fit app can show real-time workout data, count push-up reps, and automatically record workouts. While it may not yet compete with other wearables designed specifically for fitness, these additions show that Google sees fitness as critically intertwined with the future of wearables. http://ow.ly/pz9U309dqPe

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Will sensors fuel Apple's next innovation breakthrough? The tech giant was recently granted a patent for a convertible headphone design that transforms normal headsets into stereo speakers using sensors or the touch of a button. This could be the beginning of a sensor driven trend in consumer electronics. How can sensors drive innovation in your products? http://ow.ly/Yfyq309doIK

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Apple may be designing future iPhones with the ability to identify screen cracks before they worsen. If this is true, Apple would be the next big company to embrace predictive maintenance in its products. Predicitive maintenance is a powerful use case of IoT–could this be a sidestep into IoT for Apple? http://ow.ly/AMWR309doqE

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Is the data from your Fitbit helpful for managing your health? Not as helpful as it could be, according to many doctors. Data on patients' daily steps doesn't provide much use, but biometrics such as blood pressure, heart rate, or skin temperature certainly would. ow.ly/1PZI309cVon

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Tonight! Join SemperCon Founder and CEO Rick O'Brien as he leads a special app development workshop “From Idea to Killer App, Step by Step" at Drexel's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship from 5:30-7:30. From defining a core purpose to working through UX/UI challenges, learn about the process behind the release of an MVP app. Register at https://form.jotform.com/63425302848961 http://ow.ly/O0m0309cUx6

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IIoT solutions continue to reinvent a variety of industries by making operations more efficient and safer. For businesses that manage fluid levels such as fuel retailing, water management, and agriculture, ultrasonic sensors that calculate distances have made local and remote monitoring more accurate and connected. Could an IIoT solution bring similar benefits to your business? http://ow.ly/ZkL3309cTXf

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As machines become increasingly able to self-monitor their performance, sensor technology will help businesses save on maintenance costs and avoid costly troubleshooting. Learn more about how proximity sensors are changing the way today's aircrafts self-diagnose. http://ow.ly/Y4Sf3090zqF

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How real is the promise of IoT-enabled "smart" factories? While Industry 4.0 may not yet be here, enterprises can benefit from these best practices on IoT-enabled engineering and supply chains. http://ow.ly/ISl63090yHk

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Even today's billion dollar companies started with an MVP. Airbnb started with a single apartment and VirginAir started with one route. What's the first step you can take towards building your next mobile, web, or IoT business? http://ow.ly/3w1d3090ybB

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Could your wearable know you may be sick before you do? A new study finds that biometric-sensing wearables can be used to detect illnesses such as Lyme disease by tracking physiological changes in a user's heart rate, skin temperature, and blood oxygen levels. The implications of this technology for daily health management and early disease prevention could be staggering. http://ow.ly/975C308M6nq
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