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Jawbone bods allegedly jogged off to Fitbit with secret gadget blueprints

Six former and current Fitbit staffers have been accused of stealing trade secrets from rival gizmo-slinger Jawbone. According to an indictment [PDF] filed Thursday in a Northern California US District Court, each of the six had at one time worked at Jawbone and were hired away by Fitbit. In the process, it is alleged, they …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jun 2018

Jaw-boned: Wearables biz Jawbone shuts down

Gizmo maker Jawbone is shutting down operations and will liquidate its assets. Although the San Francisco-based upstart has yet to issue a formal statement, a well-placed source said the peripherals slinger will shut up shop and flog off any remaining gear. We're told CEO Hosain Rahman will move on to a new medical startup …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Jul 2017
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Jawbone leans over, whispers: Psst, guess who's in a criminal probe? Yes, it's Fitbit

The bitter battle between Fitbit and Jawbone has picked up again, with Jawbone claiming in its latest court filing that its rival is under criminal investigation. Despite both companies seeing falling interest in their lines of wearables, they appear determined to drag each other down, with several contiguous lawsuits and wild …

Pow! Right in the Jawbone: Fitbit cleared in tech ripoff legal ordeal

An effort to ban health-tracking Fitbit gadgets in the United States has fallen apart, with a final decision against competitor Jawbone. Jawbone made two complaints to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) last year, one claiming that Fitbit has infringed its patents and a second that it stole trade secrets. If …
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Aug 2016
Dread Pirate Roberts

'You wanted Silk Road to be your legacy. And it is. Now enjoy your life behind bars'

QuoTW This was the week we made chips out of wood, watched a $37bn merger break out and killed each other's iPhones just for fun. But what were the best quotes? We start in New York, where Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht learned he would be spending the next few decades in the big house. Earlier in the week, Ulbricht had asked the …
Team Register, 31 May 2015
Smartwatches

Health-snoop bangle vendor Fitbit hit with Jawbone sueball

Health device thingy maker Fitbit has been smacked by a sueball from competitor Jawbone, alleging it "systematically plundered employees" who stole Jawbone's intellectual property. The complaint filed yesterday (May 27) in the Superior Court of California said: "This case arises out of clandestine efforts of Fitbit to steal …
Kat Hall, 28 May 2015
Jawbone adds NFC to the up

Jawbone Up4 tapcash wristjob: Get BONKING with the latest sweaty hipster toy

After deciding you deserve a cappuccino — earned following a particularly good workout — you can now use your Jawbone UP4 bracelet to pay for it. Jawbone, which makes cool Bluetooth things, has done a deal with Amex to add a pay-by-bonk account to its exercise-measuring wrist decoration. The $199 UP4 will initially only allow …
Simon Rockman, 16 Apr 2015
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Sound and battery: 20 portable Bluetooth speakers

Product Roundup The arrival of Bluetooth 4, with its reduced hunger for power and support for audio codecs like aptX and A2DP means that there has been an explosion in the availability of Bluetooth speakers which connect to computers, tablets and smartphones, and are often small enough to be chucked in a bag and taken to the park or beach. …
Kenny Hemphill, 22 Dec 2014
Smartwatches

Soon everyone will be doing it with a strap-on: The Reg's 20 festive wearables

Product roundup Under the tree this Christmas, wearables beyond woolly socks, gloves and tasteless jumpers will be in abundance. Wristbands and smartwatches that track our activity now cover a diverse range of prices and functions. Most offer ‘lifelogging’, the latest buzzword used to describe monitoring everything you do from exercise to sleep …
Jennifer Newton, 18 Dec 2014

Murdoch: I'm a Jawbone fanboi - and it's going to help me live to 100!

Press baron Rupert Murdoch has revealed he wears a Jawbone UP, the fitness-tracking bangle beloved of "quantified self" pushers and fitness fans. Murdoch revealed his Jawbone habit in a speech delivered to Australia's Lowy Institute, a think tank established by billionaire Frank Lowy whose Westfield shopping mall empire brings …
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Audio gumble biz Jawbone gobbles bag of 500 trillion body bits

Speaker and headset biz Jawbone has spent over $100m snapping up body sensor maker BodyMedia to get into the wild world of biometrics. Jawbone already sells the Up, a wristband which closely monitors your movements to estimate calories burnt, but its acquisition of BodyMedia gives it access to a whole load of body-monitoring …
Bill Ray, 1 May 2013
Jawbone Up motion-sensing wristband

Jawbone Up wearable health sensor

Review Jawbone is known for its excellent Bluetooth headsets and a very cool, if pricey, portable speaker called the Jambox. By any standards, its new product is pretty out there. It’s a rubberised wristband with a motion sensor in it. When you connect it to its free companion iOS app, it becomes something to help you become healthier …
David Phelan, 28 Nov 2011
Jawbone Up

Jawbone instructs with fitness wristband

Bluetooth gadget specialist Jawbone has launched a self-help wristband to monitor your fitness, and track your eating and sleeping habits. The Jawbone Up keeps tabs on how much distance a user covers, how many calories they burn and the sleeping patterns they experience. Jawbone Up With the latter, it'll identify what stage …
Caleb Cox, 4 Nov 2011
Jawbone Era

Aliph Jawbone Era motion sensing Bluetooth headset

Review Hands-free connections for mobile phones have come a long way from wired earpiece-and-microphone combos. Mind you, it’s still a comic pleasure to see people using these as they hold the microphone near their mouths just to be sure. The arrival of Bluetooth nixed the cables but created problems of connectivity, complicated set-up …
David Phelan, 7 Jun 2011
Jawbone Jambox

Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker

Review It’s a chunky little fella, the Jambox, and when you look at it, it’s not instantly clear what it is. Jambox is the creation of Aliph, the makers of the excellent and stylish Jawbone Bluetooth headsets, and the company’s noise-cancelling smarts come into this product, too. In fact, it turns out it’s a great wireless stereo …
David Phelan, 22 Mar 2011

Ten of the Best... Bluetooth Headsets

Round-up We used to laugh when Lt Uhura would sit at her station with a lump of metal in her lughole. Yet here we are, sticking our fingers in our ear so we can take calls on our teeny-tiny Bluetooth headsets. Fortunately, the headsets on offer these days are a lot more elegant than Star Trek’s clunky hardware. Obviously wary of the ‘ …
Cliff Joseph, 11 Aug 2008

Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset

Exclusive Review Hands-free headsets are a boon for mobile users. Not only can you pretend to be Lieutenant Uhura, but you can write while you're on the blower or drive more safely. And legally. Last year, Aliph released the Jawbone, a Bluetooth headset that was different from most earlier devices because it was sufficiently stylish for you …
David Phelan, 30 May 2008
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Aliph shrinks, polishes bone-conduction Bluetooth headset

Women love men with chiselled jawbones, so we’re told, but will the ladies still go for you if they know you’ve made it 50 per cent smaller? Well, if you’re talking about Bluetooth headsets, then the answer is probably yes. New_Jawbone Aliph's new Jawbone is 50 per cent smaller In 2006, manufacturer Aliph introduced the …
James Sherwood, 16 May 2008

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