Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about wearables, Apple, IT careers, health IT and general technology news for the IDG News Service.

Microsoft HoloLens

Object Theory takes aim at HoloLens business apps

Microsoft's augmented-reality headset could be used in medicine, retail and other fields, the startup says

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Microsoft Band lets developers build apps that tap RSS feeds for content

Microsoft is also opening its Health Cloud platform to outside developers, allowing them to integrate fitness data into their Microsoft Band apps.

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All United Airlines flights in U.S. grounded by 'network connectivity' issues

Passengers were unable to check in for flights or print boarding passes.

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Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to Texas

Austin is the next city where Google will test its autonomous driving technology

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Instagram bumps up photo resolution to 1080 pixels

Photos had been limited to 640 pixels since the company's launch in 2010

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Google self-driving cars had two accidents in June, both caused by non-Google humans

In both incidents, a self-driving test car was rear-ended at a stop light. No injuries occurred.

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Despite Apple Watch's debut, Fitbit is still in the race

Fitbit's fitness trackers may have outsold the Apple Watch in May, according to a research firm.

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Jaunt shows high-end Neo VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system

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Microsoft Research says its lens system can improve the Oculus Rift's vision

Microsoft's design uses lenses that may cost $225 per eye and a high-end 3D printer to produce the lens casing.

PCWorld News

Matterport looks to take virtual reality creation to mobile devices

The 3D imaging startup raised $30 million in funding that will go toward developing mobile apps for creating 3D content

PCWorld News

Google brings Broad Institute's genome analysis kit to the cloud

The institute's software will be free for non-profits and academic researchers, but everyone will pay to use Google's cloud platform

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Google wristband could give doctors constant stream of patient data

The device is designed for use in medical settings and won't be geared toward consumers looking to track fitness activities.

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Google looks for content makers to test its Jump virtual reality video camera

Google may have a strong interest in applicants who have creative backgrounds, like film making and directing.

Hackers had access to US security clearance data for a year

The government still hasn't said how much data it fears was stolen in the breach.

PCWorld News

Fitbit IPO pumps up the heart rate of investors

Fitbit is valued at $6 billion dollars with its stock trading for around $30 per share