Gear For Your Mud Run

Gear For Your Mud Run

Sadly, the end of summer will soon be upon us, but I got in one last “hurrah” by participating in a mud run this past weekend.  However, things like rocks, water, and — of course — mud generally don’t go well with electronics.  Here are some of the items you might want to consider for your next mud challenge

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Why Does Facebook Messenger Need So Many Permissions?

Why Does Facebook Messenger Need So Many Permissions?

Oh, Facebook… why must you always get everybody so worked up? We’ve been happily replying to messages from within the Facebook app for years, but now suddenly, we must download a whole new app that wants a whole lot of permissions on our phone?
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Push Fitness Tracker Takes The Emphasis Off Cardio

Push Fitness Tracker Takes The Emphasis Off Cardio

I love my FitBit, but one of the major issues I have with activity trackers and apps is that they place a huge emphasis on cardio such as walking and running. However, we all know that strength training is also a key element of any fitness plan. A new tracker named “Push” will help you keep tabs on your weight lifting as well.
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Big Brother 16 House Guests Sporting FitBits

Big Brother 16 House Guests Sporting FitBits

On tonight’s live episode of Big Brother 16 (USA), host Julie Chen pointed out that the house guests are wearing fitness tracking bracelets, and that it would definitely have an impact on the game.

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Apple Announces Health App

Apple Announces Health App

Apple today announced a new “Health” app at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.  The new app provides iPhone users with an easy-to-read dashboard of health and fitness data.

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Nike Retiring the FuelBand?

CNet is reporting that Nike has fired a majority of the FuelBand team. It would appear that Nike is getting out of the wearable-technology business, but could it also be a sign that Nike will be working more closely with Apple on a possible iWatch? Only time will tell.

Facebook Acquires Fitness Tracking App “Moves”

Facebook Acquires Fitness Tracking App “Moves”

ProtoGeo Oy, the company behind the Moves app for iOS and Android that tracks your daily steps and activity, announced today that it has been acquired by Facebook.

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3 Quick Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

3 Quick Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a day to reflect on our planet’s limited resources.  Here are some quick ways to show your support for Mother Earth.

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Maxboost Electron Review: An External Battery With Its Own LCD Gauge

Maxboost Electron Review: An External Battery With Its Own LCD Gauge

No matter how carefully we try to plan out our charging routine, most of us end up with a dead smartphone before our day is done.  I typically carry a small external battery with me, but many times I end up letting a friend borrow it, which leaves little remaining power for my phone.  Sometimes you just need more power.

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Perk TV: Earn Amazon Gift Cards for Simply Watching Videos

The web is full of advertisements.  If you ever watched a YouTube video or a TV show on Hulu (even if you paid for a subscription), you’ve likely seen video ads on the internet.  Since you’re watching them already, why not earn Amazon gift cards for doing so?

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