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Virtual reality makes it easier — and a little more fun — for sick kids to deal with painful medical procedures.

Light vibrations from the wearable make learning Morse code (and potentially many other tasks) a lot easier, according to new research.

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.

You want to know how many uppercuts you're throwing, right? The wearable tech company Hykso has your back.

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.

You doze off while watching "Jessica Jones." Next thing you know, she's getting busy with Luke Cage. How did this happen? What did you miss? Your Netflix socks can help.

That's right. Old technology is good technology these days. Retro tech is cool, so bust out your Game Boy already.

You're used to your smartphone's vibration alerts, but could the same technology in a shoe really help give the wearer directions?

With this new breed of smart collars, you'll know when your dog is napping, frolicking or needing a boost in activity levels.

We have smartphones, smart watches and now smart rings. But can a gadget that small really help you manage your communication and information needs?

Obsessing over the data from your new sleep-tracking app could be keeping you up at night. We'll tell you why.

In the United States, it's a felony to knowingly aim a laser pointer at an aircraft. And for good reason: Those little red dots have landed pilots in the hospital.

Technology is ever-evolving, so gadgets that were cutting edge just a few years ago are already obsolete. Here are 10 that linger, though we'd happily eulogize them.

From smartphones to robot vacuums, gadgets make ideal gifts because there's virtually no end to the possibilities. Which ones should be on your 2012 holiday shopping list?

It can decode an entire human genome quickly and cheaply. Could this sequencer be the one that pushes DNA sequencers beyond labs and into hospitals?

Remember the bygone days when you were forced to watch television in real-time as it aired? Streaming boxes and other tech renders that a distant memory, and now, Roku is shrinking the game.

Have you ever imagined yourself walking around your town like a sci-fi hero, with a heads-up display showing you details of the world around you? Google Glass aims to make that possible for all of us.

Imagine if readings of your heart rate, temperature and other vital signs could be collected, processed and analyzed by medical professionals, without any need to bother or even wake you. LOBIN wants to make that vision a reality.

It resembles a sporty looking contact case, and it just may save your life if you find yourself in trouble in the wilderness. Curious yet?

It sounds like something out of a spy movie, but the Golden-i headset computer is much more practical than that. Are these wearable, hands-free PCs the wave of the future?

The sous-vide cooking style produces a flavorful meal, but requires a steady temperature for quite some time. How do chefs maintain precise temperatures to keep their sous-vide dishes from over- or undercooking?

Virtual reality seems like one of those technologies that'll never really pan out, but recent developments by companies like Google and Sensics suggest otherwise. What are SmartGoggles?

Although the idea of "thinking" underwear might make you snicker, the U.S. military isn't joking around. Find out how smart underwear could help monitor soldiers' vitals -- and more.

There's some nifty new technology afoot that's designed to make online clothes shopping more accurate. Does it live up to its promise?