quantified self

Nootropics

The Nootropics Community Is Using 23andMe to Match Smart Drugs to Their DNA

There are multiple software options that analyze your genetic data and make recommendations on which supplements you should be taking.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.17
Design

This Emotion Detector Wants to Cheer Up Your Web Browsing Experience

Here's a Chrome Extension that wants to make sure your internet experience is good vibes-only.
DJ Pangburn
9.13.16
Drugs

The More We Quantify Our Bodies, the More We’ll Want to Hack Them

Nootropics startups are banking on the idea.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.16
Sex

The Dangers of Data Mining Your Sex Life

An increasing number of apps and gadgets now claim to monitor and improve your sexual performance, all through the magic of technology. Should you start logging your shags?
Gareth May
4.22.16
News

Courts and Insurance Companies Need to Realize Fitness Data Can Be Spoofed

It took a couple of hours to build a program to trick the system.
Jordan Pearson
2.2.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

What Happens to the Data Collected On Us While We Sleep

Who are the sleep data brokers?
Meghan Neal
1.19.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

Tracking My Sleep Kept Me Awake at Night

Technology and sleep. Why do we try and force the two together?
Ben Sullivan
1.18.16
dogs

Guide Dogs Are Trained Not to Complain, So This Health Monitor Does It for Them

A new prototype harness keeps track of a service dog’s heart rate and breathing, but it is really necessary?
Rose Eveleth
11.27.15
lit up

The Quantified Stoner

Now that weed is legal, it's all about data.
Amelia Abreu
11.26.15
Sports

If You Didn't Quantify a Run, Did It Even Happen?

Runkeeper is keeping my half marathon data hostage.
Kari Paul
11.17.15
Modern Medicine

Health Tech's 'Vitruvian Man'

Health and fitness apps have created a new physical ideal based on averages and aggregates.
Roisin Kiberd
7.16.15
Internet

Why Are Crowdfunders So Obsessed With Hacking Hydration?

From mineral water to glowing smart bottles, we keep reinventing water consumption.
Roisin Kiberd
7.3.15
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