"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.
Finding a gift for the dad who has everything can seem challenging. But with new technology constantly on the march, there are always possibilities for gadget-loving papas. Here are our very best tech gift ideas for Dad.
Do you check your horoscope compulsively, or snort derisively at the very thought? Before you dismiss astrology as nonsense, consider this: It has a long history with timekeeping. We're happy to tell you all about it.
Since the 2000s, technology has been doing its part in getting us up off the couch, out of the office and into the park for some exercise. Nike was one of the first companies to offer fitness tracking with the Nike+ SportBand.
Technology has made its way into every aspect of our lives -- and our alone time with the bathroom scale is no exception. Is there a benefit to having a scale that automatically uploads your weight to the cloud?
Is everything an indistinguishable blur until you slip in your contact lenses every day? A band of researchers is determined to make those tiny, translucent discs way cooler, helping you to "see" a lot more than the world around you. Here's how.
Normally we love soap, the ultimate germ fighter, but after an oil spill, a whole lot of soap may be squirted into the environment and linger in the affected ecoystems. How does magnetic soap hightail it out of there?
Stories about electronic readers and tablets are all over the tech media these days. But what if you want a simple electronic device that lets you write down your thoughts? Perhaps you need an e-writer.
In 2011, new vinyl record sales grew 39 percent over 2010 sales -- higher than they'd been in 20 years. Are turntables becoming popular again? You got to have something on which to play all those newly purchased vinyl records.
Running indoors on a treadmill is a great way to maintain your training when you can't make it outdoors. But how does an app on your smartphone measure the distance you've covered when you're not actually going anywhere?
Like several other devices, Striiv is designed to help people track their steps so they can improve their physical fitness. But the company has worked out a way for its users to help other people, too.
The Jawbone UP comes from a well-known electronics manufacturer and has a unique form factor that sets it apart from its competition. Will those qualities save it in a crowded fitness gadget marketplace?
Electronic gadgets are increasingly popular for fitness-conscious people as a way to track how many miles they're running and how many calories they're burning. But do these devices help you lose weight?