"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
What3Words App Is Changing How We Map the Globe
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How Thermal Fax Machines Work
Our Apps Are Tracking Us 24 Hours a Day
New MIT Headset Can 'Hear' Your Thoughts and Respond
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
Watch: The Secret Life of Luggage — And the New Tech That Tracks It
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.
By John Perritano Apr 11, 2018
No tickets to March Madness? No problem. Virtual reality can put you at the games — courtside.
By John Donovan Mar 22, 2018
A fitness tracking app that maps people's exercise habits exposed another lapse in our privacy — and critical risk for security of U.S. forces.
By John Donovan Jan 31, 2018
Any address in just three words? Now it's possible.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 24, 2018
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
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
Point Nemo: Where Spacecraft Go to Die
Dunbar's Got Your Friendship Number
Growing Movement of Scientists Pushes for Ban on Killer Robots