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Orii ring ships, turning your finger into a smartphone speaker and mic

Though the wearables world is largely focused on watches and headsets, Origami Labs’ Orii is different — a Bluetooth ring that turns your finger into an alternative speaker and microphone for your smartphone. Debuted last year in successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns, the wearable is …

Business

Netflix’s Shocking Public Activation for Altered Carbon Was the Year’s Most Innovative Media Plan

Adweek’s Media Plan of the Year honorees include the most innovative media plans from around the world (see the full list here). Here, our Best in …

Altered Carbon

This umbrella gives off a glow and scent to make you feel like you're still on holiday

If coming home to grey skies gives you the blues, a new high-tech umbrella might be able to cheer you up. Called the Holi-Brolly, the special-edition umbrella gives off a glow and scent to make you feel like you’re still on holiday.<p>The umbrella was created after UK research found that …

Travel

Should you avoid water, tea, coffee or ice on your flight?

If you’re a regular leafer-through of articles about travel, you may well have read one of the perennial questions: just how gross are those water tanks on the plane used to make airline tea and coffee, or should you even drink the water?<p>Funnily enough, no airplane-maker or airline is ever really …

Drinking Water

New York’s JFK Airport unveils virtual reality suite

Flight delays can be stressful, and knowing the boredom and frustration that comes with having to spend unplanned hours waiting, airports around the world have begun rolling out more and more unique experiences and facilities to keep travellers entertained. The latest offering is no exception, as …

Airports

This Futuristic Electric Toothbrush Actually Cleans Itself

Available for 45 percent off.<p>Anyone who’s used an electric toothbrush knows that it’s practically impossible to go back to using a regular brush. Electric toothbrushes are much better for your teeth and gums, and require minimal brushing effort.<p>This TAO Clean Sonic Toothbrush & Cleaning Station …

BMW unveils its vision for the 'iFuture' of luxury vehicles

Get ready for touch screen everything<p>Our <i>Demolition Man</i> future is going to arrive just a bit sooner than we figured. Your next car may not be able to drive you to a local Taco Bell (since they all are in the <i>Demolition</i> universe), but BMW's iNEXT concept vehicle certainly hints at a smart, …

Living Rooms

Apple finally moves beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs with a truly life-changing product

Some industry watchers believed that Apple couldn't move out of the shadow of Steve Jobs and carve out for itself a new and different direction. …

Apple Watch

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

Self-driving bus starts shuttle service in Calgary

An autonomous vehicle billed as “the future of transportation” is spending the month ferrying passengers between two neighbouring tourist attractions …

Roads

'Iron Fist' Goes Completely Off-Book With the White Fist and Its Wielder

The end of “Iron Fist” Season 2 completely upends the show by introducing new Iron Fist powers and teasing some interesting history<p><i>(Note: This post</i> …

Comics

How I use Alfred to become a more efficient macOS user

If there’s one app I’d be lost without on macOS, it would Alfred. I’ve been using Alfred for years, and I continually discover new ways to use it. So what is Alfred?<p>Backblaze<p>If I had to sum up Alfred into one sentence, it would be: It’s macOS spotlight on steroids. In my day job, I spend a lot of …

Apps

MagicScroll tablet phone rolls up to fit in your pocket

Forget folding displays. A group of Canadian researchers created a working prototype of a rollable tablet. The MagicScroll is intended to show that computer screens don’t have to be flat.<p>The biggest challenge in mobile design today is somehow making larger and larger displays fit in a pants pocket. …

Technology

AiServe is developing assistive AI that ‘learns to walk like a human’

Visual impairment is one of the world’s most common ailments. An estimated 253 million people live with vision problems, with blindness affecting 36 million of those. Canes, guide animals, and specially adapted crosswalks make navigating busy sidewalks and city streets a little easier, but they’re …

Technology

This A.I. Headset Got Me Off the Couch and Onto a Treadmill

It's like a personal trainer right in your ear.<p>Countless hours of video games may be good for the soul but it’s not good for the body. Getting …

Robotics

Curtiss Hera Electric Motorcycle

Sennheiser Memory Mic

Our phones can capture amazing video footage. The Sennheiser Memory Mic is out to make sure the audio is equally as good. Designed to clip onto a …

Music Production

Updated Eve Room With New Aluminum Design, E-Ink Screen, and HomeKit Support Available for Pre-Order

The newly-branded Eve Systems today opened up pre-orders for the second generation of its Eve Room climate and air quality sensor, ahead of a launch on September 12. The new device was first revealed at CES in January and is compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform, measuring air quality, …

Apple

The to-do list method for people with crazy lives and short attention spans

Productivity science is generally unkind to standard to-do lists. We’re told that they feed the impulses of our faulty brains in all the wrong ways.<p>They call our attention to tasks that are easy to quantify and thus easy to “complete.” They can allow small chores to feel more pressing and important …

Six Ways To Stay Organized When Life Seems To Skid Out Of Control

Some people seem to be more naturally organized than others. My mother was the queen of organization. Her motto was always, “a place for everything and everything in its place.” If we dared walk away from a piece of paper for more than five minutes, it disappeared. She was notorious for putting …

IRL Podcast

Subscribe:<p>In Season 3 of IRL, we’re exploring the bargains we make online every day, and how we might approach striking better deals with the powers …

Take Alexa with you everywhere you go with this sleek smartwatch

Amazon’s Echo speakers are a fantastic gateway into the world of Alexa while you’re at home, but what happens when you’re on the go? No, you …

Report: Microsoft Developing 'Pocketable' Surface Device

The new product will "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing," according to a report from The Verge, which says the upcoming device …

Kroger supermarket chain tests driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona

Autonomous grocery delivery buggies may roam U.S. neighborhoods if Kroger’s pilot program works out. The largest American supermarket chain announced …

Customers

Customizable e-Paper Information Display with 3D Printed Case

I recently finished a project which tied together a bunch of different tinkering skills I’ve had a lot of fun learning about over the last couple of …

Westworld’s Man in Black is beyond saving

Bernard and Maeve make important strides of their own in the season’s penultimate episode<p><i>HBO’s science fiction drama</i> Westworld <i>isn’t just known for its talented cast and its philosophical musings about the nature of reality. It’s also become famous for its reveals, from mind-bending bombshells that</i> …

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

Eargo Plus

Eargo is a Class I, FDA-regulated hearing device designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss. Invented by an ENT surgeon with more …

What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can do the job …

Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …