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Tag: Wearable

Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities

Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities
Modular construction toys like LEGO and K’nex usually have many different parts and pieces. This variety allows for beautiful and complex builds, but it can also be intimidating or tedious at times. So the makers of Pinblock came up with a simple solution: have only one type of block.

Leatherman Tread Puts a Multitool on Your Wrist

Leatherman Tread Puts a Multitool on Your Wrist
A long time ago, I bought a Leatherman multitool that has a pouch you are supposed to attach to your belt. I found quickly that I don’t like things on my belt and stopped using it.

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”
There are lots of Bluetooth wearables on the market today that are designed to interface with your smartphone. Most of them are bracelets or watches these days. One geek has created his own wearable device using a 3D printer and some maker skills.

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band
Earlier this year we saw a Netflix and Fitbit hack that pauses the video when the viewer falls asleep. Virgin Media’s KipstR wristband is a very similar device, but it works with TiVo instead of Netflix.

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules
One of the things that annoys me about consumer electronics is that we all know within a few months something better is going to come along and most of us will end up with buyer’s remorse.

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More
“Wearable tech” is the latest big trend and the buzziest buzzword of the moment. Techies are figuring out what works, old people are either hating all of it or trying to buy stock in some of it, and horologists are trying to figure out where they stand on the subject of smartwatches.

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer
If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin, light and flexible enough to wrap around your wrist.

Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop

Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop
If you think that Google Glass’ and smartwatch displays are too small for you, keep an eye on the Cicret Bracelet. French company Cicret claims its gadget can project your mobile device’s display on your skin.

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed
We already have several ways to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, and even more are on the way. So why would something that only tells you that mosquitoes are around earn Google’s approval? Because that same device can help scientists find out the big picture about mosquitoes.

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen
We’ve seen a couple of prototypes that enable or at least emulate touch-sensitivity on everyday objects. But as wearable technology continues to flourish, we’re going to need a simple and portable solution. Augmented reality company Metaio thinks they may have an answer with Thermal Touch, a technology that emulates touch-sensitivity using “the heat signature left by a person’s finger when touching a surface.”

Lechal Footwear Guides You to Your Destination: Head on Your Heels

Lechal Footwear Guides You to Your Destination: Head on Your Heels
A couple of years ago we saw a pair of shoes with built-in navigation capabilities. That was a one-off, but it looks like you’ll be able to buy something similar to that in the near future.

Tiny Goccia Fitness Tracker Weighs a Bit More than a Penny

Tiny Goccia Fitness Tracker Weighs a Bit More than a Penny
I’ve been wearing a Pebble Smartwatch over the last few months and a lot of the time, it’s annoying having something on my wrist. If you like the idea of a wearable fitness device, but you don’t want something so bulky, G-Wearable’s Goccia might be the gadget for you.

MetaWear Wearable Device Development Platform: Join the Revolution

MetaWear Wearable Device Development Platform: Join the Revolution
A lot of folks say that 2014 will be the year of wearables, as in wearable technology. We’ve had wearable devices such as watches and cameras for decades, but the past couple of years we’ve seen devices like Google Glass, Pebble, fitness trackers and more.

Netflix & Fitbit Hack Pauses Video When You Fall Asleep: How Sweet

Netflix & Fitbit Hack Pauses Video When You Fall Asleep: How Sweet
Netflix recently held a Hack Day for its engineers to come up with tweaks to the popular streaming video service. Even though the activity was made primarily for fun, one of the resulting hacks is quite promising: a hack that uses information from a Fitbit to detect when you fall asleep and then pauses the video in response.

Wearable Book Lets You Feel What the Character’s Are Feeling

Wearable Book Lets You Feel What the Character’s Are Feeling
Read any good books lately? Only the most masterful of storytellers are able to tell a tale that can touch readers and stir their emotions.

Touch or Tickle Your Beloved Even When You’re Far Away with Bond

Touch or Tickle Your Beloved Even When You’re Far Away with Bond
Now you can caress and even tickle your significant other, even when you’re far away, with Bond. It’s basically a wearable system that lets you reach out and “touch” people from far away.