Amber BoumanAssociate Editor, TechHive Follow me on Google+

Amber covers lifestyle and mobile tech, including fit tech, mHealth, travel, home automation and more. In her non-tech time she takes too many pictures of her cats, watches zombie movies, crochets, and plans out her next tattoos.

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How to make your gloves touchscreen capable

Add smartphone-friendly fingers to your favorite gloves, and you'll never have to take them off. Take that, Polar Vortex!

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Seven apps to help you stay sober, one day at a time

If you're on the road to recovery, make sure your smartphone has your back.

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Booq Mamba Courier review: A little more style than substance

Booq Mamba Courier messenger looks great! But as far as usability goes...we have notes.

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House hunters can now add Estately's mobile app to their arsenal

Popular home-search service Estately now comes as a GIF-enhanced iOS 7 app

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Googly eyes: Smart contact lens would test glucose in diabetics' tears

Google Projects just announced a new breakthrough in medical tech: A smart contact lens that monitors diabetics' glucose levels without painful finger-pricks.

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Google buys Nest, world gets one step closer to 'OK Glass, make my house warmer'

Will Google's $3.2 billion investment in the Internet of Things market have privacy implications for Nest's customers? Nest, naturally, says no.

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Will smart locks open the door for home automation?

Big home-automation systems are intimidating, but tech is still colonizing the home one step at a time. First it was smart thermostats, then Bluetooth light bulbs, and now it's smart keys with smart locks.

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Cambridge Consultants shows off the next step in fit tech: Finding meaning in data

It’s time we got more out of our activity trackers.

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Pioneer's Cycling Sports system tracks serious data for serious cyclists

What would you do with 199 different metrics about your bike ride? If you're salivating over the possibilities, Pioneer's Cycling Sports line of gear might be for you.

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Push your way to fitness with the 'WellShell' from Tao Wellness

The WellShell is a compact, palm-sized device with an OLED display that you use to do isometric exercises with guidance from your smartphone and its app.

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Lumo's Lift reminds you to stand up straight more discreetly than Mom can

The company's newest wearable, the Lift, focuses on improving your posture.

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Viper Home Starter Kit review: It's the software, stupid

The Viper Home Starter Kit is nearly effortless to set up. Well. The hardware is at least.

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Connected by TCP review: Smart lighting 101

Upgrade the easy way: Add super simple app-controlled lighting to your love shack.

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Ogio Gambit 17 review: Is there anything this bag can’t hold?!

There’s just nothing like an Ogio if you have to haul a lot of gear

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Booq Boa Squeeze review: More bag than meets the eye

Although it's named for a snake, this compact backpack feels more like a rugged exoskeleton.