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How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

After living with activity trackers meant to help him stay fit, columnist Danny Sullivan finds "big data" didn't translate into more motivation.

By September 14, 2013


Ep. 92: The quantified self and the healthy body

Two startups give you feedback on how you walk, move, stand, and sit to make you a more aware and healthier person.

By September 16, 2011


Ellison pressed to quantify TomorrowNow concerns

Oracle CEO faces court's questions over how many customers the company lost due to SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow's support for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards software.

By November 8, 2010


Use your cell phone to detect mercury levels in water

Chemists say they've manufactured a sheet that changes color when dipped in mercury-tainted water, and that taking a picture of the sheet with a mobile phone or digicam can quantify the toxin's concentration.

By February 6, 2013


World desires Apple more than animals, Microsoft

In a survey claiming to quantify brand desire, it seems people desire iPhones more than they desire the salvation of animals or people. Or Microsoft.

By January 27, 2011


Twitter finds West Coast is happier than East

Researchers from Harvard and Northeastern quantify and visualize happiness by examining tweets. A happier West Coast is among their conclusions.

By July 22, 2010


Firefox 3 downloads clear 8 million mark

Fans of Firefox 3 went into 24-hour download frenzy. What's harder to quantify is how many actually will use the open-source browser.

By June 18, 2008


Science declares: Here's the perfect cheese for the perfect pizza

Should you use cheddar? Just ask the boffins at the University of Auckland.

By August 24, 2014


Track the numbers that matter most with Numerous

This new app wants to help you track the most important numbers in your life.

By May 1, 2014


iPhone 5 touchscreen 2x faster than best Android screen

A new benchmarking tool for touchscreen response times shows Apple's iPhone 5 is twice as fast as Android competitors. It's a close race for top spot in the Android pack.

By October 1, 2013