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Why Fitness Bands Will Continue To Thrive In The Smartwatch Era

It’s getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. In September, Pebble added activity monitoring features to its devices, while both of the new trackers Fitbit launched in January can tell you what time it is.<p>Then there’s the upcoming Apple …

Wearable Tech

Acer wants to sell you a touchscreen fitness tracker for less than $90

This is Acer's latest play for your wrist, the Liquid Leap+. It takes the form of a fairly basic fitness tracker that also pulls notifications from your smartphone. Aesthetically, it's a continuation of what Acer offered with the original Liquid Leap, meaning it's very similar to Garmin's, …

Inside the most expensive boarding school in the world

Le Rosey, the £80,000-a-year Swiss Institute, is attempting to attract British students<p>It is known as the school of kings, counting among its alumni the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and King Farouk of Egypt. Its catchment area was once the glittering palaces that housed the grandest …

Mad Catz LYNX 9 Transformable Game Controller with Keyboard Announced

At CES 2015, Mad Catz announced <b>LYNX 9</b>, transformable Bluetooth <b>game controller</b> with keyboard. If you’re curious, let’s go on checking the pretty cool …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nike Air Huarache NM “Lagoon Blue”

The Swoosh unveils another unconventional yet bold take on the Nike Air Huarache NM in a sky blue<p>The Swoosh unveils another unconventional yet bold take on the Nike Air Huarache NM in a sky blue and orange iteration. Boasting a mesh toe box for extra breathability, black detailing to the forefoot …

Shoes

Urban Research New Balance CR300 2015

Japan’s Urban Research introduce their very own New Balance CRT300 slated in a cool blue/grey suede. Although practically unknown Stateside, the …

White Mountaineering x Vans Classic Slip-On

Where White Mountaineering has experimented with various other footwear silhouettes – having worked<p>Where White Mountaineering has experimented with various other footwear silhouettes – having worked with both Saucony extensively over the past year – the Japanese brand (re)turned to Vans to kick off …

Shoes

5 Pieces of Clothing That Could Change Your Life

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them<p>Every so often, you come across an item that transcends “favorite” status and goes on to becomes a life changer. It could be the custom suit you wore when landing that job, the automatic watch your dad gave you, or just a pair of sweats so comfortable …

Camping Doughnut Camping Tent

Forget those conventional tents, the doughnut inspired <b>camping tent</b> will bring you a more flexible way to enjoy space during your camping trip. …

Doughnuts

Cubic Personal Assistant With Artificial Intelligence And Personality (video)

Anyone who would like a very own personal artificial intelligence or personal assistant, complete with a little personality, may be interested in a …

The Tool Pen

If you’re going to drop a pen in your pocket for unexpected note taking, you may as well choose one that can come in handy in other situations. This …

Mini Power Recycled Portable Charger

The Mini Power isn’t rechargeable, but its tiny body can offer emergent power to your smartphone when you need it most. Like the design concept? …

Two New Tokyoflash Kisai Satellite X Watches Launched

Toykoflash has added two new geeky watches to their line up with the launch of the Tokyoflash Kisai Satellite and the Kisai Satellite X, both watches …

Arki Fitness Tracker Helps You Walk Healthy

Arki not only tracks your activities, but also analyzes your walking posture and helps you walk healthy. If you like the idea, let’s go on checking …

Samsung introduces 3D capturing Project Beyond camera for Gear VR

Samsung announced a camera that, while not for sale, will be used to create content for the upcoming Gear VR. The new camera captures full 360-degree 3D images and video.<p>The hockey-puck shaped Project Beyond camera is a companion piece of hardware for the Samsung Gear VR headset. The camera capture …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Samsung's Next Major Galaxy Phone Could Come With A Crazy, Flexible Screen That Curves Around Its Edges

One analyst thinks the Korean tech giant will outfit its upcoming Galaxy S6 with a display that curves on both sides, unlike the company's recently released Galaxy Note Edge which only curves on one side.<p>Jerry Kang, a senior analyst at IHD Technology, said the following at the IHS Display Analyst …

Electronics Industry

Play 900 classic arcade games in your web browser, right now

Some 900 classic arcade games are now available for you to play, all you need is a web browser, and if you're reading this, you're probably good to go.<p>They're all housed for posterity over at The Internet Archive, thanks to the efforts of Jason Scott and those who worked JSMESS (or JavaScript Mess) …

OM Audio's levitating Bluetooth speaker can be yours for $179

We've seen levitating pens, levitating lamps, levitating loungers and even levitating <i>fish</i> -- now there's a Bluetooth speaker to add to the mix. OM Audio, maker of such respectable audio accessories as the Inearpeace earphones and Mantra speakers, has taken a bold leap into the world of novelty …

​This Bluetooth bangle lights up to match your outfit, tells you when you miss a call

Need to have notifications on your wrist, but worried that a standard smartwatch will clash with your personal sense of style? Have you tried a smart bangle? There's one on Kickstarter if it suits your needs. Elemoon is a large, LED-laden bracelet that connects to your phone via Bluetooth - it's …

A Smartwatch That Tells Time With Scent

An idea that doesn't stink<p>Most smartwatches constantly pester their wearers about appointments, e-mails, or even calories they have left to burn. Aisen Caro Chacin, who teaches physical computing at the Parsons New School for Design in New York, has built one that doesn’t blast stressful reminders. …

The team behind webOS TV jumps to Pebble to design the next generation of smartwatches

Pebble is dead-serious about competing in the face of Android Wear and whatever Apple is presumably working on. To that end, the company has just announced that it has hired Itai Vonshak as head of product and UX and Liron Damir as head of design. Vonshak and Damir come to Pebble after working at …

Wearable Tech

South Africa's New AHRLAC Fighter Is A Drone Alternative

Maybe people are more cost-effective than robots.<p>Powered by a pusher propeller, covered in pixel camouflage, and furnished with stadium-seating for its two crew members, the Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft (AHRLAC) looks like an alternate history version of a …

Sharp's new smartphone has a bezel that's barely there

The company's new Aquos Crystal line is rumored to be making its way to US shores, bringing a dazzling edge-to-edge design along with it.<p>If you believe the latest iPhone 6 rumors , the next Apple handset will have considerably less bezel surrounding the screen than its predecessors.<p>But nothing …

Pocket Staches

Finding what you exactly need in times of emergency from your pockets is often a tedious task but not anymore with these handy Pocket Staches coming …

Crowd Funding

NASA says lunar caves could provide living spaces for future astronauts

It turns out that the Moon could be habitable. Sort of. NASA writes that some of the holes in our moon's surface might actually be caves where future astronauts could hole up and guard themselves from radiation, micrometeorites and massive temperature changes when day turns to night, aiding future …

MSI Unveils the GT72 Dominator and WS60 Laptops

The newest flagship and workstation models see a few significant updates.<p>While gaming laptops aren't for everyone, they do have a certain utility. …