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Rich Jaroslovsky

Rich writes Bloomberg's weekly personal-technology column. He also appears frequently on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," and, in prior lifetimes, launched WSJ.com, founded the Online News Association and was an award-winning political reporter and editor.


The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

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The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

Inner Balance Promises Stress Relief for IPhoners: Rich Jaroslovsky

In a classic “Seinfeld” episode, George’s father adopts what’s supposed to be a stress-reduction technique. Except that, instead of reciting it softly to himself, he bellows to the rafters: “Serenity now!” The Inner Balance Trainer is a $99 device from...

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Jawbone's UP wristband tracks the wearer's physical activity.

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Jawbone's UP wristband tracks the wearer's physical activity.

Jawbone Fitness Band Could Use Some UP-Dating: Rich Jaroslovsky

When I first reviewed Jawbone’s UP fitness wristband a year ago, I cautioned that it would soon come to seem remarkably rudimentary. A lot’s happened since. Problems with the band’s durability forced the company to stop production for most of...

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The Nook HD competes with the Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and iPad mini.

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The Nook HD competes with the Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and iPad mini.

Nook HD Hangs In as Tablet Wars Grow Hotter: Rich Jaroslovsky

In the tablet wars, Barnes & Noble is the scrappy underdog. Lacking the development resources, vast content stores and marketing muscle of deep-pocketed rivals like Apple and Amazon, it still somehow manages to remain competitive. The latest example is the...

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The new iPad has a faster microprocessor — Apple’s new A6X chip — with enhanced graphics and improved Wi-Fi antennas.

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The new iPad has a faster microprocessor — Apple’s new A6X chip — with enhanced graphics and improved Wi-Fi antennas.

Apple’s 4th-Gen IPad Is a Refresh, Not a Revamp: Review

Oh, yeah, there’s a new iPad. Normally, the release of a new version of Apple’s tablet is the occasion for mass salivation on the part of the faithful. But it’s safe to say there won’t be lines of fans outside...

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Played at a high volume, the Pill has much less distortion than the Jambox.

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Played at a high volume, the Pill has much less distortion than the Jambox.

Beats Moves From Headphones to Listening Out Loud — Really Loud

Ever since its release, Jawbone’s Jambox has set the standard for grab ‘n’ go mobile-device speakers. Now it has a new competitor: the Pill from Beats Electronics, purveyors of the ubiquitous Dr. Dre-endorsed stereo headphones. It’s an interesting time for Beats,...

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The latest iPod touch borrows liberally from both the iPhone 5 and 4S.

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The latest iPod touch borrows liberally from both the iPhone 5 and 4S.

New IPods Offer Music and More, With Emphasis on the ‘More’

Maybe a new point-and-shoot camera and a new portable FM radio aren’t the most scintillating of tech products these days. But what if the camera also let you conduct video chats and play games, while the radio allowed you to...

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