High-Tech Gadgets

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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.

No tickets to March Madness? No problem. Virtual reality can put you at the games — courtside.

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?

Suppose a smart home device was programmed to call the police if it heard certain words or sounds? Good idea or bad?

Scientists have come up with an app that can detect atrial fibrillation.

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.

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.

Someone should invent a jacket that automatically adjusts to keep you comfortable no matter the temperature inside or out. Someone just did.

Two college undergrads have invented a pair of gloves that can track sign language and turn it into either spoken word or text.

Zapata traveled more than 2 kilometers while riding the Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard. The previous record for farthest distance was a mere 276 meters.

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.

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.

In the future, you may not need to carry around your smartphone. Instead, your hands will become smart technology — and you’ll be able to feel it.

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?

The car manufacturer brings aerodynamic expertise — and loads of carbon fiber — to wheelchair racing.

A British company is seeking a new source of alternative energy — pedestrians' footsteps — and using it to generate electricity. But this is no hamster wheel future!

If you love self-tracking, you're going to wet yourself with excitement for smart toilets.

Helmet cameras allow you to capture shots that would be impossible otherwise. What's it like to see a wave coming at you while you surf? But the camera has uses way beyond extreme sports. Who else has jumped on the trend beside athletes?

We eat too much, sleep too little and need to walk more. We already knew many of the things wearables have taught us, but do they change long-term behavior?

Apple is hoping to reinvent personal tech with Apple Watch. Is the dream of the wrist communicator finally coming true?

Imagine being able to look at people and get a heads-up display about how they're feeling. Now, software is making use of the camera in Google Glass to do just that.

Apple's mobile assistant is the source of much comedy -- and frustration -- among users. How did Siri come to be, and how useful is it, really?

When deceased rapper Tupac appeared alongside Snoop Dogg at Coachella, the Internet lit up with talk of holograms. But there was no hologram. How did computer animation and a 19th-century theatrical trick create the illusion?