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Is Your Sleep Tracker Keeping You Up At Night?

Is Your Sleep Tracker Keeping You Up At Night?

Sleep is as important to health as diet and exercise and, thanks to new technology, tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?

Why ResearchKit Is The Most Exciting Thing Apple Announced

Apple announced numerous products yesterday (and upped the prices on others), but ResearchKit, the company’s new medical research and health platform, is clearly the technology with the most potential to actually improve people’s lives. Services like it are already at work around the globe, helping doctors and patients manage symptoms…

Ask LH: Should I Return My FitBit Force?

Ask LH: Should I Return My FitBit Force?

Dear Lifehacker, In December, I decided to import a FitBit Force from the US, via a mail forwarding service. Of course, FitBit have now issued a recall, and I received an email from the US product safety commission to return the item. I’m concerned that since the item is meant…