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Fitbit quietly enables blood oxygen tracking on its wearables

Fitbit's devices from recent years have blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2) hardware, but they haven't used it — until now. Users on Reddit and elsewhere have noticed that their Versa, Ionic and Charge 3 devices are suddenly (if sometimes temporarily) pr… … Read the rest of this entry

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Lab-grown blood vessels could make dialysis easier

Dialysis, a common treatment for kidney disease, is far from pleasant, and companies and researchers are constantly working to improve the process. Now, researchers from Humacyte Inc., Duke University and Yale think they're one step closer to using b… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't just a fingerprick when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require … Read the rest of this entry

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Artist runs an electronic sound exhibit using his own blood

Russian artist Vtol is no stranger to making sounds with unusual technology, but one of his latest projects might top them all. He recently created Until I Die, an electronic sound installation powered by himself — namely, his blood. His … Read the rest of this entry

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Clearing ‘Trials of the Blood Dragon’ demo unlocks full PC game

Game demos typically are little more than a bullet point in a publisher's marketing plan designed to give folks an early taste of what a game might end up being while simultaneously driving pre-order numbers northward. But for Trials of … Read the rest of this entry

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Australian researchers developed a blood test for Parkinson’s

By the time Parkinson's disease makes itself known in humans, it's already too late for treatment. But La Trobe University in Australia has developed a test that detects a biomarker present in blood cells in folks with the disease. The … Read the rest of this entry

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Blood Bowl 2 update put free items behind a paywall, but it was an error

In-game microtransactions are tricky things. Most developers and publishers take great care applying them, because one wrong foot can seriously peeve a dedicated playerbase. So it came as a rude shock to Blood Bowl 2 owners when, following a recent … Read the rest of this entry

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Blood Bowl 2 trailer pits Orcs against High Elves

Blood Bowl 2 is out in, blimey, two days, but there’s just enough time for Cyanide and Focus Home to release one last trailer, dedicated to the fantasy American football game’s many warring races. This time we see the snooty … Read the rest of this entry

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Dota 2 First Blood update adds local network play and new mode, goes live September 23

Dota 2′s First Blood update looks set to bring local play, a new game mode, and a better backpack to the ultra-popular free-to-play game. The patch drops September 23 and also includes a host of smaller tweaks and changes to … Read the rest of this entry

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Saturday Crapshoot: Blood

Every week, Richard Cobbett rolls the dice to bring you an obscure slice of gaming history, from lost gems to weapons grade atrocities. Today, a shooter that wore its heart on its sleeve. Somebody’s heart, anyway. And their liver, lungs, … Read the rest of this entry

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