Electronic Gadgets

"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.

Want to watch video on the go and don't know which gadget you should get? We've got a guide to all your streaming needs.

Science fiction writers have come up with some really clever gadgets, gizmos and vehicles. Here are 10 that we wish we could get our hands on.

The Clocky, the rolling alarm clock presents an edge on traditional alarm clocks. If you hit the snooze bar more than once, it rolls off your nightstand and moves around your room. Take a look inside this gadget.

If you are a bug lover, this tiny gadget is just for you! The Hex Bug is a tiny robot that reacts to sound and touch. Take a look inside the Hex Bug.

By now, you've probably "spotted" the newest arrival on the digital music scene. Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service that's been hot in Europe for years, is now making waves in the United States.

An advantage of having an electric toothbrush is the fact that it does most of the work for you. Studies prove that brushing with an electric toothbrush produces a cleaner mouth. What's inside of these machines?

The idea of technology that you wear isn't new, but it's an industry that's exploding in popularity, from Google Glass to fabrics that turn movement into electricity.

Ever wonder about that eerie-sounding music in old sci-fi flicks? Those haunting strains may come from a theremin, an instrument you play without touching. How's that possible? Find out in this article.

If you're about to buy a little gold sticker to protect your brain cells from cell phone radiation, then please stop what you're doing and consider a more sensible use of your money -- such as magic beans or a wish-granting monkey's paw.

If you're walking to a destination, you may want to know how to use your car GPS in pedestrian mode. Learn how to use your car GPS in pedestrian mode in this article.

Instead of buying a GPS system, you may want to know how to use your laptop as GPS. Learn how to use your laptop as GPS in this article.

You'd like to learn how to listen to audible books through your GPS. This article will tell you how to listen to audible books through your GPS.

Music effects like Auto-Tune may have taken over the airwaves, but the talk box was one of the first devices to make musicians sound like robots. Do you feel like we do?

You need to travel with a projector, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to travel with a projector in this article.

If you know how to use a condenser microphone, your audio will come out crystal clear. Learn about how to use a condenser microphone in this article.

Your son would like to build a laser flashlight that can burn paper. Follow the instructions in this article, and learn about how to build a paper-burning flashlight.

There are some people who believe that it won't be long until humankind has the technology to enable people to live forever. What would it take to make that happen? And would we really want to?

If you've ever played an instrument, you've probably had to keep time with a metronome. How do these mechanisms give musicians a steady tempo?

A guitar can come across a little thin if it's plugged into just an amplifier with a clean sound. Add a few pedals to the mix, though, and you could be stomping out some gnarly effects.

Bibliophiles who've spent time hauling, storing and organizing their volumes know that books aren't always the most convenient of possessions. And with e-reader and e-book sales on the rise, will printed and bound texts become things of the past?

Ever wonder what's inside a pocket bike? Take a look at the parts and mechanics to pocket bikes with these pictures.

Ever wonder what's inside a shaker flashlight? Take a look at this image gallery and take a look inside a shaker flashlight.

Ever wonder what's inside a vending machine? Take a look at this vending machine image gallery to find out.

Every wonder what's inside your music keyboard? Take a look at these pictures to explore and learn about music keyboard components.

Backscatter X-ray systems are now used to conduct full-body security scans in many airports. But how does this new technology work? Does it invade your privacy? Is it safe?