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Huawei's quirky TalkBand B5 combines a fitness tracker with a pop-out bluetooth headset

Huawei’s latest wearable is a bloody strange one. The TalkBand B5 is the fourth-generation of the Chinese giant’s fitness trackers, and like its predecessors, combines a conventional-looking wrist-worn screen with a bluetooth headset.<p>So, you could be jogging in a park and get a call, and you’d just …

Heart Rates

Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

<b>The fossil of a baby snake has been discovered entombed inside amber.</b><p>The creature has been frozen in time for 99 million years.<p>The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs.<p>Scientists say the snake fossil is "unbelievably rare".<p>"This is the very first baby snake fossil …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ticwatch Pro Review: The Wear OS battery king is my new favorite Android smartwatch

When you look at the smartwatch market you really only need to look at the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear lineup to know what’s good. There are hybrid watches, some great third-party options from companies like Fitbit, and a handful of decent Wear OS options. However, for years now Google’s …

Gear & Gadgets

the world's smallest bicycle rack is an elastic strap that carries even the bulkiest of items

jun 26, 2018<p>every wall is broken up by some interesting foreign texture; rocky strata peels away to reveal layers of architecture.<p>every wall is …

Electric Vehicles

leica reveals manual-winding minimalist watches

jun 26, 2018<p>every wall is broken up by some interesting foreign texture; rocky strata peels away to reveal layers of architecture.<p>every wall is …

Electric Vehicles

the portal bike is designed to carry up to 140 kg of cargo, plus its driver

jun 26, 2018<p>every wall is broken up by some interesting foreign texture; rocky strata peels away to reveal layers of architecture.<p>every wall is …

Electric Vehicles

edward johnson designs and makes radiant furniture

<b>edward johnson’s ‘radiant’ desk and chest of drawers are notable for the use of the designer’s own hand-made veneers</b> — these have been developed and …

Furniture

nendo designs three minimal variations of the traditionally ornate cuckoo clock

jun 26, 2018<p>every wall is broken up by some interesting foreign texture; rocky strata peels away to reveal layers of architecture.<p>every wall is …

Electric Vehicles

Everything we've heard so far about the Pixel Watch, the rumored Google smartwatch said to be coming later this year

According to gadget tipster Evan Blass, Google has been working on a lineup of new products, including new Pixel phones, second-generation Pixel Buds, and a new smartwatch that will also fall under the Pixel branding.<p>This would be a major change for Google. In the past, Google has relied on …

Google Pixel

Qualcomm launches a new chip for kid-friendly wearables

Qualcomm has finally launched a new smartwatch chip over two years after its last one, but it was created with a specific market in mind: kids. The chipmaker's new SoC, called the Snapdragon Wear 2500, has a 4G LTE modem, as well as an integrated sensor hub and can extend a watch's battery life …

Wearable Tech

Incredible Vintage Interviews With Two Men Who Witnessed Lincoln's Assassination

Listening to these gentlemen relay their eyewitness accounts makes April 1865, the date of the murder, feels strangely close to today.<p>In the 1960s, …

MacBook

Speak & Spell History: Texas Instruments' Greatest Product

The Speak & Spell was a culmination of the things that made Texas Instruments an important company<p>The reason the Speak & Spell, despite being a …

Patents

UFC Fighter Calvin Kattar Befriended A Bird And It's One Of The Most Beautiful Journeys We've Ever Seen

Someone get the feature film rights to this incredibly moving saga, stat.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how …

MacBook

One of the Deepest Caves in the World is Even Bigger Than We Thought

Culture & Exploration<p>While trapped inside Mexico's Sistema Huautla by torrential flooding, cavers and scientists discovered new connections—expanding the map of the Western Hemisphere's deepest cave.<p>Katie Graham was trying to escape the cave she’d been trapped inside with her teammates for the past …

Costa Rica

An ingenious alternative to the hideous folding chair

You can assemble and disassemble them in minutes.<p>What do you do when you have too many guests at your dinner party and not enough chairs? You probably have a few folding chairs stashed away in a closet somewhere. But folding chairs are ugly–and they still take up a lot of space.<p>Now, the San …

Furniture

Training Makes Runners More Efficient, but Not Cyclists

There’s a striking parallel between two of the most famous case studies ever published about elite endurance athletes.<p>In 2005, University of Texas physiologist Edward Coyle published a longitudinal study that tracked Lance Armstrong’s lab data over a seven-year period. The title of the article …

The best Fitbit Versa bands of 2018

Since the Fitbit Versa launched in April, there’s rightfully been a good deal of buzz around the new smartwatch, which is a fitness-lifestyle hybrid …

The Strange Beauty Of Brutalist Architecture, Mid-Demolition

A new exhibition collects stark photos of important architecture as it’s being razed–a phenomenon that’s as wasteful as it is heartbreaking.<p>The average age of a building being demolished in the 1950s was 111 years, according to urban economist Richard Barras’s book, <i>Building Cycles</i>. By the early …

Architecture

The Amazfit Stratos is a GPS fitness watch with an affordable price

Outdoor athletes and fitness nuts looking for a full-featured and affordable smartwatch to track their workouts now have a new alternative to …

Fitbit's Versa is a great second stab at a smartwatch

Fitbit Versa<p>$199.95<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Really comfortable • Super light • Very bright screen • Fantastic • accurate fitness tracking • Long battery …

Smartwatches

Loyto Watches Wants to Change the Way You Read Time

The L1 Watch design is Loyto Watches’ modern take on the traditional analogue watch. The inspiration for this unique interpretation is observation. …

The $200 Fitbit Versa is the best smartwatch I've ever used — yes, even better than the Apple Watch

With the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit has created a near-perfect smartwatch.<p>The $200 Versa — available for preorder now and shipping in April — is Fitbit's second "true smartwatch." It has Fitbit's fitness tracking built in, along with a touchscreen that provides on-watch workouts, call, and text alerts, …

Wearable Tech

Mondaine's second smartwatch finally adds notifications

When Mondaine released its first smartwatch (the Helvetica 1) in 2015, the features were... limited. It could track your activity, but it quickly fell behind other hybrid smartwatches, let alone high-end smartwatches from the likes of Apple or Samsung. However, the company has clearly learned some …

Wearable Tech

red planet, an unconventional playground by 100architects in shanghai

<b>the red planet is a public space intervention designed by 100architects to foster interactions, attract customers and enhance the experience in the</b> …

Fitbit's 'mass appeal smartwatch' will be the Fitbit Versa

We're expecting Fitbit to announce a new smartwatch relatively soon, and following an in-depth leak that surfaced last month, new details have …

Leica’s "stealth edition" Monochrom camera is all black and glows in the dark

Leica is introducing a limited edition version of its Monochrom camera that better speaks to its black-and-white-only sensor by dressing the camera almost entirely in black — and it looks fantastic.<p>The new “stealth edition” of the Monochrom (Typ 246) will sell for $15,750, around twice as much as …

stealthedition

Apple Watch 3 Vs. Samsung Gear Sport: The Software Makes The Difference

I recently reviewed the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE, and I liked it so much that I jumped back to the iPhone X as my main phone (because the watch only works with iPhones). However, I’m ultimately an Android guy, so for the past week I have looked for an Android alternative to the Apple Watch so that …

Smartwatches

New Images Reveal Fitbit's Upcoming 'Mass Appeal' Smartwatch

Images of Fitbit's next smartwatch have been obtained by <i>Wearable</i>, following the fitness firm's recent confirmation of a new device launch later this year.<p>During an investor's call yesterday revealing weaker-than-expected results, Fitbit CEO James Park said the company will introduce a smartwatch in …

Tug

I was beyond bummed when I learned Apple killed the MagSafe on their latest laptops. I am clumsy and tend to trip over cables and thanks to MagSafe …

Fitbit plans a 'family' of smartwatches in 2018

Fitbit knows it can't lean on activity trackers forever, and it's going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a "family" of smartwatches this year -- it's not just going to hope a single model like the Ionic will be enough. …