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The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner’s best friend



When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was not a smartwatch. In fact, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said at the time that smartwatches in general “lack a purpose in life.”

Instead, Fitbit is labeling its newly-available Surge a “superwatch” because it blends smartwatch capabilities with the traditional (and advanced) ingredients that go into a fitness tracker. It’s designed for serious runners, like if…

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Misfit fitness tracker will unlock your doors and work with Nest, Spotify



Misfit, known for its budget fitness and sleep tracking gadgets, is again expanding beyond counting steps and monitoring your movement

Like most companies, it has its sights set on joining the smart home revolution — and now, you’ll be able to use your Misfit products to control your home’s temperature, lock your doors and play music

Misfit announced this week that its ultra-affordable $49 Flash and its $99 Shine trackers…

Walgreens now lets women refill birth control prescriptions via smartphones



Women can refill their birth control prescriptions with a few smartphone swipes, thanks to a deal between Walgreens and Glow

Glow, a data science company that focuses on women’s reproductive health, has integrated Walgreens’ Prescription Refill API into its eponymous app. The app uses algorithms to track women’s periods and predicts when the next “window of fertility” opens. With the new feature, women will be notified when that time comes with the following message:

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Qualcomm confirms its Snapdragon 810 lost a major smartphone customer



Qualcomm Wednesday said that its Snapdragon 810 chip was dropped by a major phone manufacturer. The announcement came as the company released its first-quarter earnings report.

The news, which forced the company to cut its financial outlook for the current fiscal year, seems to align with reports from earlier this month that indicated Samsung would not use Qualcomm’s chips for its upcoming Galaxy S6.

Although Qualcomm…

Facebook boasts nearly 1.4 billion monthly users in newly released data



Love it or loathe it, Facebook is as integral to our day-to-day lives as checking email or texting that special someone. And in case there was any doubt, the social network unleashed new data on Wednesday to prove it.

Nearly 1.4 billion people around the world use Facebook every month. Some 890 million people visit it daily and now view more than 3 billion videos a day. Unsurprisingly, much of the growth is happening on the mobile side. Almost half of Facebook’s 1.89 billion mobile users now…

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More Than Half A Billion People Access Facebook Solely From Mobile

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Apple Pay expanding to thousands of vending machines, parking meters



For some iPhone owners, the days of scrounging quarters to pay for laundry, snacks or parking may be over.

USA Technologies, a company that makes vending machines, parking meters, laundromats and other self-service kiosks, announced Tuesday it would be adding support for Apple Pay to 200,000 of its appliances

The new Apple Pay-supported kiosks will roll out to thousands of locations around the country. It shouldn’t…

Is Snapchat about to become a publishing powerhouse?



For Snapchat, it isn’t enough to have 100 million users sharing ephemeral photos every month. With Snapchat Discover, a long-awaited feature unveiled on Tuesday, the Los Angeles-based startup wants to be a hub for media content, too.

Snapchat Discover allows media companies to publish content to a new section of Snapchat. Staying true to the app’s ephemeral nature, that media content disappears after 24 hours

What remains to be seen is whether reader interest will vanish that fast, too.