Gears & Gadgets

Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Fitness tech companies, particularly Fitbit and Garmin, want to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. It’s a metric that could help spot signs of sleep apnea and other breathing-related problems, so companies have been scrambling to perfect their SpO2 sensors and incorporate this data into their ecosystems in a meaningful […]


What’s the point of a blockchain phone? We asked an expert

Few technologies have attracted the frenzied level of unbridled hype that has surrounded blockchain over the last couple of years, but the technology is not well understood. Advocates often argue that blockchain goes way beyond cryptocurrency, even though the two are inextricably linked in the public consciousness, but deeper conversations about blockchain typically have a heavy […]

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GitHub is now officially a part of Microsoft

Enlarge satyan@redmond:~/src$ git checkout -b microsoft-acquisitions Switched to a new branch ‘microsoft-acquisitions’ satyan@redmond:~/src$ scp . satyan@redmond:~/src$ git add github satyan@redmond:~/src$ git commit -m “Microsoft announced in June that it > was buying the Git repository and collaboration platform GitHub for > $ 7.5 billion in stock. That acquisition has received all the necessary > […]


Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Misconduct Claims

Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Misconduct Claims ImageGoogle’s campus in Mountain View, Calif. One worker said the way it had handled executives accused of misconduct was “crushing.”CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — At Google’s weekly staff meeting on […]