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From cyborgs to smart homes, we present the latest updates in wearables that are designed for your tech lifestyle.


  • Stages Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Augmented Listening Headphones

    Logan Strain - January 12th, 2017

    Do you find noise-cancelling headphones to be a little overkill? The people behind Stages think so, too. They created the Hero headphones, which allow you to be more selective in the sounds you block out. The headphones include a circle of eight mic...

  • Can Personal Safety Devices Really Keep Us Safe?

    Rebecca Paredes - December 21st, 2016

    [page=1] For one hour on most weekdays, I shove my hands into boxing gloves and punch leather. Outside of the ring, I like to think I can defend myself — but, honestly, I can’t know for sure. If the worst were to happen, would my muscle ...

  • How Perfect Planning Helped Katherine Krug Reach Kickstarter Success (Twice)

    Rebecca Paredes - December 2nd, 2016

    Out on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Katherine Krug had one goal: find as many people as possible to try her product. And she didn’t care how many tourists she had to interrupt in her quest for easy back pain relief. Later, she became the ...

  • Wrist-Size Wearables Will Help You Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check

    Heidi Redlitz - November 23rd, 2016

    Ever heard ofthe sphygmomanometer? It's that inflatable cuff that straps to your upper arm and squeezes your limb until you go numb. You use it every time you go to the doctor or ER. And if you have high or low blood pressure, you might even use it a...

  • The Gate Wants To Be The One Smart Lock To Rule Them All

    Logan Strain - October 28th, 2016

    If you’re in the market for a smart lock, then you already have a ton to pick from. Everyone from long-established lock manufacturers to small startups have their own solution to making homes more accessible and secure. So it’s natural t...

  • A Pregnancy App To Simplify Parenthood: Wearables For Babies

    Rebecca Paredes - October 27th, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, China has strictly adhered to a one-child policy. But this year, the law was relaxed: as of January 2016, parents can now have two children, a move that seeks to deal with the country’s aging population. Journalist Mei Fong...

  • Interview: Smart Cube, The Bluetooth Door Lock That Crushed Its Indiegogo Goal

    Rebecca Paredes - October 17th, 2016

    What if you could safely secure almost any drawer, cabinet, or door in your home — and turn your phone into the key? Smart Cube, a Bluetooth door lock designed by Smart Armor, wants to change the way you think about personal security. On Oct. ...

  • Four Ways That Future Cities Will Be Smarter, Safer, And More Efficient

    Logan Strain - October 13th, 2016

    Cities are astoundingly complex machines. If you’ve ever watched people flowing in and out of buildings and across urban streets in a busy downtown block and been baffled by how cities work, you’re in good company. Dr. Jonathan Reichenta...

  • Live By EarlySense Brings Breakthrough Medical Monitoring Tech Into Homes

    Logan Strain - October 11th, 2016

    Hospitals have the same problem the rest of us have: there's too much to do, but they can't do it all. Medical resources are limited, and hospitals have the serious responsibility of handing them out in the right way. They must prioritize available a...

  • Live And Photograph Your Life With The Wearable Camera Narrative Clip 2

    Logan Strain - September 23rd, 2016

    Almost everybody carries a camera with them, and people are now very good at sharing their life. According to Mary Meeker’s most recent internet trends report, the annual state of the internet published by the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp...

  • Bleed No More: The Future Of Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring

    Logan Strain - September 21st, 2016

    Short of a cure, the ultimate breakthrough for diabetes patients will be effortless diabetes management. Right now, the disease requires patients to monitor their blood sugar levels daily. If their blood sugar rises too high, they risk suffering from...

  • Bluetooth Door Locks Turn Your Home Into A Digitally Protected Fortress

    Logan Strain - September 17th, 2016

    The lock and key system that protects your home is thousands of years old. Don’t you think it’s about time we moved on to something a little more sophisticated? Bluetooth door locks cut down on common household frustrations while turning...

  • Mental Health Wearables Will Change How We Think Of Mental Illness

    Logan Strain - September 1st, 2016

    Wearables made the transition from tech novelties to mainstream products thanks to fitness nuts. But next frontier of wearables might tackle a less tangible (and often neglected) dimension of well-being: mental health. According to the National Allia...

  • How A Sleep Cycle App Can Help You Hack Your Bedtime

    Rebecca Paredes - July 27th, 2016

    Waking up tired is pretty much your body’s way of flipping you off. Maybe you couldn’t fall asleep because of late-night stresses, or maybe your neighbor spent all night practicing their Tibetan throat singing. Either way, fighting with y...

  • Five Ways To Make Your Life Easier With Geofencing

    Logan Strain - July 15th, 2016

    You wouldn’t know it from the recent news, but GPS capabilities on smartphones and wearables are good for more than just hunting Pokemon. One of the cooler, but less-utilized, features is “geofencing.” This is digitally marking a pa...

  • The Best Smart Light Bulbs You Can Control With Your Smartwatch

    Rebecca Paredes - July 14th, 2016

    Source Back when times were simpler, i.e. the ‘90s, my absolute favorite Disney Channel Original Movie was Smart House — a sci-fi comedy about a teen who wins a fully automated dream house. Sure, the crux of the movie is that the house&...

  • Emerging Technologies That Are About Give You A Case Of Future Shock

    Logan Strain - July 8th, 2016

    In 1970, author Alvin Toffler published the book Future Shock, which made him famous as a pioneering futurist. He died last week at the age of 87. Future Shock argued that we were living in a time of such rapid technology change, it’s literally...

  • Do Cyborgs Dream Of Electric Sheep? Not According To Moon Ribas

    Amica Graber - May 24th, 2016

    In 1960, Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline coined the term “cyborg” in a September edition of Astronautics. “The Cyborg,” they wrote, “deliberately incorporates exogenous components extending the self-regulatory cont...

  • The Revolution Will Be Automated: Take A Look Inside Your Future Smart Home

    Amica Graber - May 13th, 2016

    Source You’re reclining comfortably in your smart car, watching the bright lights of the city pass by as you head home after a long day at work. “Siri? What’s for dinner?” you ask, wondering if the milk will last until the...

  • These 8 Wearables Will Fix Your Health Problems

    Heidi Redlitz - May 10th, 2016

    "Wearable medical technology" has a dystopic ring to it. Replacing surgeons with robots? Swapping human parts for bionic ones? Swallowing microchips instead of medicine? As disturbing as it is to picture artificial intelligence standing in for human...

  • Google's Electronic Eye Implant: Better Than Contacts?

    Heidi Redlitz - May 7th, 2016

    On April 28, Google filed a patent for a device that can be injected directly into your eye. We're not talking about Google's "smart" contact lens or a new prototype of its failed Google Glass (which is also in development). Google plans to develop ...

  • Met Gala 2016 Recap: Did Anna Wintour Give Wearable Tech A Makeover?

    Heidi Redlitz - May 4th, 2016

    On Monday night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted its annual event to raise money for the Costume Institute, the museum's only self-funded department. The Met Gala 2016 — or, more pointedly, what publicist Paul Wilmot called the "ATM for t...

  • I, Robot? These Human Cyborgs Are Real Pioneers Of Wearables

    Amica Graber - May 4th, 2016

    Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has a stark imagining of the future. Professor Harari told The Telegraph that humans will transform themselves into gods within 200 years by integrating our biological bodies with ...

  • Quell Saved My Life: Two Chronic Pain Success Stories

    Rebecca Paredes - April 29th, 2016

    You just want to sleep. You’ve dealt with chronic pain all day, and now, laying in your bed in the quiet nighttime stillness, you rest — and wait to feel a few hours of reprieve from an unending onslaught of pain and stiffness in your ne...

  • These Wearables Could Help Addicts Get Clean

    Heidi Redlitz - April 19th, 2016

    The most popular wearable devices are typically developed for the sake of convenience. They help you stick to your healthy diet, fitness regime, sleep habits, and busy schedule. Most wearables don't solve a pressing problem; they justmake your life e...

  • Quell: The Wearable Device That Can Cut Chronic Pain Without Drugs

    Logan Strain - April 11th, 2016

    Donna came to the Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center to heal a partial tear of her achilles tendon. She also needed to do something about the pain. It was intense: eight or nine on a scale that goes up to ten. Since she was already a veteran in he...

  • The Surprising Way Your Fitness Tracker Makes You Healthier

    Jessica Ruane - March 3rd, 2016

    Fitness trackers are great at telling us how far we've walked or how much sleep we get each night. What they're not so good at is explaining how that information can help you make healthy changes to your life. It is almost entirely up to the user to ...

  • Would You Swallow A Pill For Science?

    Heidi Redlitz - March 3rd, 2016

    We're on the brink of a "consumable" revolution. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in nano chip technology, researchers have created chips, sensors, and cameras that are actually small enough to swallow. These miniaturized devices come in the form of a ...

  • The "Smart” Contact Lens: Can It Really Treat Diabetes?

    Heidi Redlitz - March 3rd, 2016

    You'd wear smart tech on your wrist. You'd wear it on your clothes. But would you wear it in your eye? In January 2014, Google announced that it was testing a prototype "smart" contact lens to monitor blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. In...

  • The Future Of E-Paper Could Change The Way We See The World

    Jessica Ruane - March 2nd, 2016

    When ebooks first hit the market, many thought they'd just be another passing fad that would die out once the novelty wore off. There was no way that the average American would abandon the familiar, comfortable feeling of a book with actual pages in ...

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