"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.
How Dash Headphones Work
A Breathalyzer for Drugs? We're Not There Yet
Because This Year Hasn't Felt Long Enough, 2016 Will Last One Second Longer
How Thermal Fax Machines Work
So This Might Be Why You Ditched Your Fitbit
Is It Time for Civilians to Start Wearing Their Own Body Cameras?
Google Home Speakers Argue, Talk About Their Feelings on Twitch
Self-stabilizing 'Smart' Utensils Counteract Hand Tremors
Virtual Reality Helps Distract Kids from Painful Medical Procedures
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Virtual reality makes it easier — and a little more fun — for sick kids to deal with painful medical procedures.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Oct 10, 2017
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?
By Patrick J. Kiger Sep 18, 2017
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 Jul 18, 2017
It's a lot harder to develop a breath test for marijuana and opioids than it is for alcohol. But that hasn't stopped a lot of people from trying.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 7, 2017
Scientists have come up with an app that can detect atrial fibrillation.
By Alia Hoyt May 25, 2017
Nursing’s great, except when you’re stuck in one spot pumping for hours every single day. Several new breast pump models could change the pain of that scenario.
By Kate Kershner Jan 13, 2017
And it's strangely entertaining.
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 9, 2017
Earth's rotation is slowing down, but don't worry! We're adding a "leap second" at midnight on New Year's Eve to keep up.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 8, 2016
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.
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 8, 2016
Amazon Echo might look like a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker, but could it actually be the voice-controlled computer that will finally walk us into the future?
By Bernadette Johnson
Light vibrations from the wearable make learning Morse code (and potentially many other tasks) a lot easier, according to new research.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 1, 2016
Panasonic showed off some invisible products at an electronics show. How do they work?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Oct 13, 2016
Chinese scientists have created the first fibers that can capture solar energy and survive the clothing manufacturing process.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Oct 5, 2016
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.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 29, 2016
The utility industry and environmentalists see smart utility meters as modernizing the nation, but some claim privacy and health risks. Is that just paranoia?
By Patrick J. Kiger Sep 27, 2016
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 Sep 22, 2016
When it comes to creating long-time users, one design does not fit all, study finds.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 19, 2016
Someone should invent a jacket that automatically adjusts to keep you comfortable no matter the temperature inside or out. Someone just did.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Aug 30, 2016
Three recent attacks on female runners prompted us to check out what apps and tech are out there to help keep runners safe and logging those miles.
By Kate Kershner Aug 16, 2016
What happens after your bags go on the conveyor belt? And how can you be sure you'll see them again?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jul 14, 2016
Two college undergrads have invented a pair of gloves that can track sign language and turn it into either spoken word or text.
By Kate Kershner Jun 3, 2016
Once the domain of robots, the seafloor's becoming more accessible thanks to 3-D, HD videos like this one created near Samoa by the research vessel Falkor.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 31, 2016
Zapata traveled more than 2 kilometers while riding the Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard. The previous record for farthest distance was a mere 276 meters.
By Jonathan Strickland May 3, 2016
Want to ditch those reading glasses for specs that won't make your head spin every time you look around? One company is working on glasses that do all the heavy lifting.
By Chris Opfer Apr 20, 2016
Researchers in Japan have introduced an electric fork that causes the eater to taste salt. Welcome to the stimulating world of electro-gustation.
By Kate Kershner Apr 15, 2016
Are Automatic Toilets Still Wasting Water?
How Is Global Warming Affecting the Winter Olympics?
New App Exposes the Pluses and Minuses of Sex Contracts