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iCandy: Data Saves the Day

Gadgets alert us to weapons, the weather, and our workouts

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Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov
Nike+ FuelBands are electronic wristbands that keep users apprised of how they’re faring in their attempts to “just do it.” The wristband lets a wearer set a daily movement goal. An embedded accelerometer senses activity, and an array of LEDs reads out such data as steps taken or calories burned.

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