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This Smart Wristband Will Count Your Calories For You, You Lazy Oaf

Day Five: Salad again. (Photo:

We’ve gathered there are two components to dieting: eating healthy food, and keeping track of it. Sadly, neither the first nor the second step is much fun. A new smart wristband is setting out to make the second part a little bit easier, though.

The AIRO wristband “uses tiny LEDs on [its] underside to detect metabolites in the bloodstream, which means it can break down the nutritional intake of your food,” PSFK reports. The wristband can divvy up the sludge you’ve shoveled into your body into protein, fat and carbohydrates. It can’t tell the difference between simple and complex carbs, PSFK says, but hey, neither can anyone else. Read More

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Famous Computer Scientist Has Reached the Boss Level of Self-Quantifying: Freezing His Own Poop

This is poop. (Photo: BBC)

There are already people out there quantifying their ladyparts, so we were unsurprised to hear that one famous computer scientist had decided to take the concept a step further. Professor Larry Smarr, who was the first director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, told the BBC that he tracks his bodily health in a number of ways–including by saving, freezing and examining his own poop. Read More

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Status Chart, the Résumé Porn for Self-Quantifiers, Officially Beta-Launches Today

(Photo: Status Chart)

A few weeks ago, a piece of porn for self-quantifiers shot up to the top of Hacker News. It was created by NYC’s very own Chris Kennedy–a Betabeat poachable–and was intended to remix and remaster the traditional boring résumé layout. The Hacker News crowd went so crazy for Mr. Kennedy’s invention that he promised to launch a version for others to use as well.

Today, just two weeks after he publicized his own Status Chart, Mr. Kennedy and backend dev Richard Owens have opened up the platform to other engineers and designers. Read More

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Meet Status Chart, Porn for Self-Quantifiers

Mr. Kennedy

You may remember dev-of-all-trades Chris Kennedy from Betabeat’s spring most poachable players in tech list. Turns out that Mr. Kennedy’s skills are so manifold that he needed to develop an updated version of the tired old resume to better list them. The result is Status Chart, which has already hit the front page of Hacker News, gaining the esteem of productivity-obsessed programmers.

Status Chart is a clean, simple way to display all of the jobs, projects, hackathons and accolades that make you who you are. For avid self-quantifiers, it might get you a little hot under the Fuelband, so NSFW and all that. Read More