Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, Macworld

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Caitlin covers Apple news, health and fitness tech, and social networks from IDG's New York bureau.

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The future of fitness: Custom Gatorade, smart water bottles, and a patch that analyzes your sweat

We went inside Gatorade's Fuel Lab at South by Southwest Interactive to get a sneak peek at products in development.

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Kasita is a tiny house that comes connected right out of the box

This smart portable home will be cheaper than rent in a lot of major cities.

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J.J. Abrams gives SXSW a sneak peek at his new series Westworld

The Star Wars director talked storytelling and technology with filmmaker and longtime friend Andrew Jarecki.

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How Under Armour went from shoes and sweats to a health dashboard that might save lives

Imagine if you knew when you'll be sick or if you'll have a heart attack—that's Under Armour's goal for connected fitness.

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Sphero's BB-8 wins the cutest racing competition at SXSW

Two of the Star Wars droids were pitted against each other, and the result was hilarious.

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Kodak Moments come to life in a trippy SXSW sensory journey

I entered Kodak's Memory Observatory with a photo and emerged bewildered from an impromptu therapy session.

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Get the party started with Kube, a $3000 speaker that keeps your booze cold

Need a powerful outdoor stereo that's also a drink cooler? Kube is an over-the-top solution that's super cool and super expensive.

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Lie back, relax, and get to work with Altwork, a crazy configurable desk

This workstation set-up will make you feel like a spaceship commander. In a good way.

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Obama on encryption: 'It's fetishizing our phones above every other value'

At South by Southwest Interactive, President Obama warned that taking an "absolutist stance" on privacy vs. encryption isn't the right answer.

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Apple Support arrives on Twitter to solve all your problems

Before you make a Genius Bar appointment, try asking @AppleSupport for help.

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Meet Hound, a hands-free virtual assistant that's smarter and faster than Siri

This app isn't as convenient as OS-level voice-activated assistants, but it turns up results lightning fast.

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Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record Equipped review: Crazy long name, super smart shoes

These $150 Bluetooth sneakers track your workouts without a phone nearby.

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Review: TomTom sabotages Spark’s fantastic fitness watch features with bad design

This $250 activity tracker has GPS, on-board music storage, and heart rate monitoring, but it's too clunky and difficult to use for daily wear.

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Apple's legal strategy: Software is free speech, and Congress should decide

Is code protected by the First Amendment? Apple will argue that it does.

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Hot Band is a wacky watch strap that makes your analog timepiece smart

The Hot Band brings notifications and audio to the watch you already own.