"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.
When you start talking about potentially shooting particles around faster than the speed of light, it's natural for people to wonder how on earth you can time such tests. So what does CERN do to make sure their instruments all have the same time?
If you left your house at all in the last couple of years or so, you've seen QR codes all over the place. Scan one with your smartphone and you can check in with friends, buy a new shirt or even brag about the sex you just had.
You've trained for 16 long weeks, and the day of your very first marathon has dawned -- exceedingly early, we might add. How are the race directors going to ensure that your premier time is clocked as accurately as possible?
It's sort of like an MP3 player, only it's way more interested in tracking your vitals than in playing the latest Adele track. Ready to meet a device that could change the face of technology, according to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show?
Can you think of an instrument more influential in modern music than the electric guitar? How about the synthesizer? From analog to digital, synthesizers have changed the landscape of sound as we know it.
If you've ever wanted to eliminate some of those pesky audio cables, wireless speakers may sound like a great idea. They have some advantages, but wireless speakers still come with some strings attached.
That old record collection of yours is taking up so much space, but what if you could fit the whole kit and caboodle into something the size of a deck of cards? All you have to do is convert your LPs into digital files. We'll show you how.
If all you do is swim in the pool and play the occasional game of Marco Polo, you are missing out. An underwater sound system could get you doing the electric boogaloo on land and in water. How cool is that?
You don't need to pull out your electronic language translator to figure out that sign, no matter what language you speak. But rest assured that one of these gadgets could come in very handy in your adventures abroad.