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Robot TED Talk Will Make You Believe in Magic

Magician's assistants may soon be out of work. Robots are not only ready to take their place, but they're doing it live and on a TED stage.<p>After …

Discover OpenWheels Electronics and Test It!

Here comes the third post regarding our amazing OpenWheels: the Segway inspired open source and DIY two-wheels vehicle.<p>For those who stumble upon …

Arduino

An Internet of Everything, Powered by Thin Gadgetry

• Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<br>• Date of Publication: 05.06.14. 05.06.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 pm. 6:30 pm<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

Roaming micro robots that can make things and look cool doing it

There is just something that is so cool about robots and the robots in this story are even cooler as they are <b>roaming micro robots that scuttle around</b> …

3D-Printed Smart Watch Wins Our Arduino Challenge, Heading to Maker Faire Rome

With an Arduino-compatible brain, Bluetooth LE connectivity, 3D-printed case, and open-source approach, Jonathan Cook’s BLE smart watch is the winner of our Arduino Challenge, and will be headed to Maker Faire Rome this Fall.<p>The watch is the latest iteration of an ongoing BLE watch endeavor Cook …

No Watch Required: Wahoo’s Blue HR Strap Tracks Your Heart Rate On Your iPhone [Review]

The Wahoo Blue HR ($79) heart rate strap performs a neat trick: by pairing with your iPhone (4S or 5 only) via Bluetooth, it allows you to transform your favorite iOS device into any of the amazing heart rate monitors available on the App Store today. Even better, it works with all the best cycling …

Short on z's? Zeo could help you catch some

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY<p>Insomniacs will do practically anything to get a good night's sleep. Count sheep. Wear earplugs. Play soothing music. Change pillows, mattresses. And, yes, pop sleeping pills.<p>Now there's a new high-tech offering for folks who have trouble nodding off. It's the Zeo …

Better sleeping through technology: Zeo Sleep Manager - Mobile

Here's a scenario I never expected to experience: For the past month, I've been wearing a brainwave-sensing headband to bed every night.<p><b>What does it</b> …

Common Sense

Withings Pulse review

Let's face it: the quantified-self movement is all about strapping gadgets to your body and letting them tell you things that you already know. Aside from marathon-running gym worshippers, we're all keenly aware that we could be taking better care of ourselves. Of course, those fancy devices do …

Fitbit Flex review

We have truly entered the era of the quantified self. Editorials are shouting it from the rooftops, technologists are snickering "I told you so" and you, dear consumers, are just eating it up. If there's some sort of personal metric you'd like to monitor and view in a pretty little chart, there's a …

Concept smartwatch uses the whole screen as a joystick

It ain't easy using a smartwatch, especially if you have gigantic fingers. So, a team from Carnegie Mellon University developed a concept smartwatch that turns the whole screen into one relatively big input mechanism. By that, we mean you can pan, twist, zoom, tilt and click the screen by …

Microsoft's motion-sensing keyboard lets you skip the touchscreen

As convenient as touchscreens and air gesture controls can be on a PC, it's not very comfortable to keep raising your hands just to handle basic tasks. You might not have to subject your arms to that kind of strain if Microsoft's experimental Type-Hover-Swipe keyboard ever reaches shelves, though. …