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


  • Body Fat Trackers That Analyze Your Body Composition Data

    Logan Strain - May 10th, 2017

    Using a variety of wearables and smart products, tech companies are getting better at putting high-tech medical equipment in the hands of regular schmoes. But what happens when you want more in-depth fitness data than just weight, heart rate, and ste...

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

    Amica Graber - April 26th, 2017

    In a world of wearables and VR, cyborgs don’t seem that far fetched — especially considering that they already exist. Although most are quick to think of Arnie’s lone red eye, twinkling ominously from behind a steel cheekbone, the r...

  • Are Fitness Trackers Accurate? We Dug Into The Science To Find Out

    Logan Strain - April 18th, 2017

    Once upon time, only athletes cared about their heart and metabolic rate during workouts. They had to go to scientists with a laboratory full of special equipment to see how well their body performed during strenuous exercise.But thanks to modern wea...

  • How Does Sleep Tracking Work On Fitness Trackers, And Is It Accurate?

    Logan Strain - April 13th, 2017

    One of the most startling things you’ll discover when you start using a fitness tracker is just how little sleep you actually get. While you might think that you get a full eight hours of sleep a night, your Fitbit or other tracker might claim ...

  • The Complete Guide To Samsung Health: Get The Most From Your Trackers

    Logan Strain - April 6th, 2017

    Samsung is slowly realizing its ambition to be a premier smartwatch and fitness tracker brand. Users of the Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 already know that the South Korean company makes some of the best wearables on the market. But to reall...

  • 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...

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