"Gadget" is a catch-all word these days for nifty devices. We've covered the basics, such as clocks & watches, plus delved into the world of present-day and future high-tech gadgets, such as digital jewelry and restaurant pagers.
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MIT's AlterEgo allows you to control a computer and ask it questions without ever uttering one word. It could mean profound changes on how we communicate.
No tickets to March Madness? No problem. Virtual reality can put you at the games — courtside.
By John Donovan
Virtual reality makes it easier — and a little more fun — for sick kids to deal with painful medical procedures.
In an effort to capture a wider market, the makers of a police body cam have adapted their product and introduced the Venture wearable camera. Will it catch on?
Suppose a smart home device was programmed to call the police if it heard certain words or sounds? Good idea or bad?
By Dave Roos
Scientists have come up with an app that can detect atrial fibrillation.
By Alia Hoyt
And it's strangely entertaining.
What if you couldn't lift a spoon to your mouth without tipping out the contents? A robotic utensil may make this frustrating scenario a problem of the past.
Light vibrations from the wearable make learning Morse code (and potentially many other tasks) a lot easier, according to new research.
Panasonic showed off some invisible products at an electronics show. How do they work?
Soon we might rely on flexible wearable monitors to replace breathalyzers and analyze sweat, notifying us if we've had one too many — or are near the limit.
The utility industry and environmentalists see smart utility meters as modernizing the nation, but some claim privacy and health risks. Is that just paranoia?
Swiveling around in an Aeron chair can make a lowly assistant feel like an executive. But how did it get so big?
By Alia Hoyt
Someone should invent a jacket that automatically adjusts to keep you comfortable no matter the temperature inside or out. Someone just did.
What happens after your bags go on the conveyor belt? And how can you be sure you'll see them again?
Two college undergrads have invented a pair of gloves that can track sign language and turn it into either spoken word or text.