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Why health care needs Apple

In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.

Five innovations that will define tech in 2013

Tablets, the quantified self movement, big data, new user interface paradigms, and the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. will help shape the coming year.

Lift is unlocking human potential

Lift’s method for unlocking human potential is so simple, it’s obvious

What’s the key to unlocking human potential? Tony Stubblebine, a first-hand witness to the coming-of-age moments of some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs, has always sought an answer to that very question. Now Stubblebine seeks to answer that question for everyone, through Lift, his one-year-old, four-person startup centered around goal-tracking.

Can this app cure depression?

It may be time to sack your therapist. The researchers conducting the world’s first clinical study on the use of smartphone apps to treat depression have given VentureBeat a preview of the results. 73.5 percent of depressed participants who used an application called Viary, were no longer considered to be depressed by the end of the study.

How sensors can lead us to better self-knowledge

Like nerve endings which translate senses into electrical impulses in your nervous system, sensors can translate the physical world into the digital. In the process, they can help humans become more aware of ourselves.

How HiveMind’s Will Wright plans to crowdsource your happiness (interview)

Will Wright’s games from SimCity to The Sims have sold more than 100 million units. That’s why people are paying attention to his new startup and game idea, HiveMind. The Berkeley, Calif.-based company is focused on “personal gaming,” or a kind of title that can customize itself for the individual player, taking into account aspects of a player’s real-life situation as elements of the game.

GravityEight wants to measure your entire life

Ever wanted a dashboard for your life? GravityEight wants to become the “Mint.com of your entire life” by tracking everything from your health to your community contribution and displaying the results in a wellbeing wheel.