"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.
Can a T-shirt turn sound into electricity?
Can I turn my iPhone into a guitar amp?
Are premium audio cables worth the investment?
A Breathalyzer for Drugs? We're Not There Yet
Wearable Alcohol Sensor Could Text You if You're Too Drunk
Top 5 Green Automotive Gadgets to Help You Save Gas and Save Money
How Rolex Came to Rule the Wrist
How the Pebble Watch Works
10 Ways Watches Have Evolved
People Still Use Fax Machines, But, Um, Why?
How Thermal Fax Machines Work
History of the Fax Machine
Running While Female: Safety Apps and Tech
Is This Why Your Buddy Is Always No. 1 on Fitbit?
Can You Power Your Music Player With Your Running Shoes?
New MIT Headset Can 'Hear' Your Thoughts and Respond
Is It Time for Civilians to Start Wearing Their Own Body Cameras?
How Amazon Echo Works
Google Home Speakers Argue, Talk About Their Feelings on Twitch
Why Some People Are Refusing 'Smart' Utility Meters in Their Homes
The Uber-popular Aeron Chair Was First Made for Grandma
Self-stabilizing 'Smart' Utensils Counteract Hand Tremors
Salty Fork for Salty Folk
How Digital Shopping Lists Work
Explore Deep Ocean Thermal Vents With This 3-D Virtual Reality Video
Body Blow! Body Blow! Counting Punches With Wearables for Boxers
Newly Developed Wearable Tech Can Analyze Your Sweat for Important Data
Watch: The Secret Life of Luggage — And the New Tech That Tracks It
How Satellite Phones Work
How Electronic Language Translators Work
With the advent of email and scanning, why would anyone want to bother with faxing? Actually, it's still going strong in medical, insurance and government circles. Here's why.
The Rolex name is synonymous with luxury and cool. But how did this watch company become one of the most famous brands in the world?
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
Panasonic showed off some invisible products at an electronics show. How do they work?
Chinese scientists have created the first fibers that can capture solar energy and survive the clothing manufacturing process.
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.
Three 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.
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.
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.
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
Researchers in Japan have introduced an electric fork that causes the eater to taste salt. Welcome to the stimulating world of electro-gustation.
One of the world's biggest athletic shoe makers is launching a new set of kicks that won't have to be double knotted. We assume Marty McFly's on that pre-order tip.
By Chris Opfer
You want to know how many uppercuts you're throwing, right? The wearable tech company Hykso has your back.
Changing your speech to be understood by another person is one thing. Have you altered your accent just so your phone's voice recognition software understands you?
A new wearable monitor can analyze the chemical content of perspiration. Such gadgets could detect signs of dehydration and fatigue, or help manage health problems.
"Stranded on a desert island" scenarios may vanish thanks to urine-powered socks that could allow you to send a life-saving text even if there's no outlet to plug into.