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Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a traumatic experience’ – Fox News

Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a...

A man claims his activity-tracking Fitbit malfunctioned and caused third-degree burns to his wrist.In a viral Facebook post with more than 4,000 shares as of Monday, Ethan Landers said he was fast asleep the night of Oct. 23 when he “woke up in a panic to my wrist burning.”OMAN'S WORKOUT TRIGGERS POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION “I quickly realized my Fitbit…
Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch – PCWorld

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a...

It's not the devices, it's the data. Michael Simon/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors The smartwatch wars just got a whole lot more interesting. Google has announced that it will be purchasing Fitbit for $2.1 billion and bringing one of the most popular…
How to delete your Fitbit data before Google takes charge

How to delete your Fitbit data before Google takes charge

The news that Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion has come as something of a shock to Fitbit users, many of whom are nervous about how Google will handle their personal health data. Google itself is aware of this issue; in his blog post announcing the sale, Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior VP of devices…
4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better) – Macworld

4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4...

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change. Ben Patterson/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by Macworld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors In a move that's equal parts obvious and shocking, Google announced Friday that it is acquiring Fitbit, bringing an…
Why Google’s Fitbit deal could break its legacy of hardware failures – CNBC

Why Google’s Fitbit deal could break its legacy of hardware failures – CNBC

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, speaks during the company's 2017 Cloud Next event in San Francisco.Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNews of a Google hardware acquisition conjures traumatic images of product graveyards and rebranding nightmares. So, skeptics are right to wonder why a multi-billion dollar deal to purchase a smartwatch company will be any different.On Friday, Google…
Here’s how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS – Engadget

Here’s how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS – Engadget

Earlier this week, we speculated on some of the ways in which Google's purchase of Fitbit would be bad for wearables. However, there are a lot of things Google could learn from Fitbit to make Wear OS a compelling platform. The important thing here is that Google doesn't do what it has seemingly done in…
Here’s how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS

Here’s how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS

Earlier this week, we speculated on some of the ways in which Google's purchase of Fitbit would be bad for wearables. However, there are a lot of things Google could learn from Fitbit to make Wear OS a compelling platform. The important thing here is that Google doesn't do what it has seemingly done in…
What Google’s Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

What Google’s Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

When Fitbit launched its first product in 2009, the activity tracker didn’t even share data to a smartphone app. Instead, it wirelessly connected to a base station that had to be tethered to your computer. The clip-on itself displayed some information, but Fitbit’s website was where you’d find visualizations of your personal activity data. It…
Google’s Fitbit purchase could reshape its healthcare ambitions

Google’s Fitbit purchase could reshape its healthcare ambitions

Google has reached into parent company Alphabet’s $121 billion cash reserves to spend $2.1 billion on Fitbit, a move into the key consumer health market that places them in more direct competition with rival Apple. For more than a year, Ftibit and Google have partnered on healthcare applications; last April, Fitbit announced that it would…
Google’s FitBit acquisition raises questions about what it will do with users’ health data

Google’s FitBit acquisition raises questions about what it will do with users’ health data

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced Friday that it is acquiring wearable smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion, marking the search giant’s latest push into the health market. Google’s acquisition raises concerns about data privacy for Fitbit users. Google says Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads, but it did not…

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A key theme of the Rust 2019 roadmap is maturity. This covers a variety of topics, but a crucial one is compile times. For example, the roadmap itself has the following as the first main theme for the compiler team. Improving “core strength” by lowering raw compilation times and also generating better code (which in…

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