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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.

By Christopher Hassiotis

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

By Rachel Pendergrass

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.

By Patrick J. Kiger


"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.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

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.

By Jonathan Strickland

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

By John Donovan

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

By Bernadette Johnson


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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

By Dave Roos

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Beth Brindle


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.

By Nathan Chandler

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?

By Eric Seeger

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.

By Bernadette Johnson

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.

By Jonathan Strickland


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.

By Jacob Clifton

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?

By Robert Lamb

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.

By Shanna Freeman

Looking rather like a fridge for fabrics, the Styler is a clothes manager that's designed to freshen up your duds. How does it work?

By Nathan Chandler


Although we love our mobile gadgetry, all those charging cords are annoying to keep up with and carry around. Wireless chargers eliminate the need for extra cables, but how do they power up your gear?

By Jonathan Strickland

Living with a nerve disorder can be extremely challenging, but there may be a new hope on the horizon. Can a garment called the Electrodress change the lives of patients forever?

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Linda C. Brinson

Here's a new pollution fighting idea: What if our clothing could clean the air it touched, while we were simply walking around going about our business?

By Cherise Threewitt


Nanomaterials can be used to improve everyday objects in ways you might normally take for granted. But are nanomaterials dangerous, too?

By Cherise Threewitt

A product with a name as audacious as "The Board of Awesomeness," had better be, well, awesome. So, does Chaotic Moon's latest creation deliver?

By Patrick E. George