James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

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10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Want one bag to carry hanging garments and recharge your smartphone? Genius Pack's carry-on duffle might fit your needs — but expect a few wrinkles..

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Truly wireless earbuds are having a moment. But does wearing tiny transmitters in your ears pose health risks? Experts are divided.

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's new Alta HR tracker adds heart-rate tracking to its slim, stylish Alta wristband. The company also announced new sleep-tracking features for Alta HR and a few other wearables.

Updated TripIt app tells you when to leave for the airport

Updated TripIt app tells you when to leave for the airport

TripIt's new Go Now feature shows a countdown clock with the remaining time before you need to leave for the airport, based on current traffic and other data. It's a welcome addition to an essential app for business travelers.

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

If reaching 10,000 steps every day isn't helping your meet your health goals, consider Mio's new wristband tracker SLICE. By focusing on only one metric — a score tied to your heart rate — it could be the game-changer you need.

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Most business travelers want to avoid basic economy fares at all costs (literally). The Hopper travel search app offers a new feature designed to help you identify the hidden costs of basic economy, or avoid that airfare class...

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

Smart luggage is cool, but it often costs $300 and up—and why buy it if you love your current bag? Instead, add some tracking smarts to your bag with one of these three products.

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Moov HR Sweat puts a 21st-century twist on that staple of 1980s workouts, the headband. If you're into HIIT and want to up your game, though, the $100 device is worth considering.

10 mobile marketing trends to watch in 2017

10 mobile marketing trends to watch in 2017

Where’s mobile marketing heading? And what do CMOs and marketers need to know to stay ahead or avoid falling behind? We answer these and other mobile marketing questions.

Top 3 easiest-to-use activity trackers

Top 3 easiest-to-use activity trackers

Don't want a feature-laden wearable that's difficult to use? Check out these three devices, two from Fitbit and one from Garmin, that combine basic activity tracking with ease-of-use.

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