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


  • GateKeeper Locks Your Computer When You’re Away From Your Desk

    Logan Strain - March 27th, 2017

    Most computer security problems aren’t caused by weak security technology. They happen because people are too dumb or lazy to use the technology properly. Maybe they don’t particulalry feel like locking their computer every time they lea...

  • The Best Smart Home Hubs That Turn Your Home Into An IoT Castle

    Logan Strain - March 16th, 2017

    Gadgets and IoT devices are cool. But if they aren’t working in harmony through a central command center, then they can feel more like a burden than like you’re living in the Jetsons. You don’t want to have to independently control ...

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

    Heidi Redlitz - February 24th, 2017

    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...

  • 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

    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 memory kic...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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