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The lighter's display indicates how many cigarettes you've smoked and how long it's been s...

There are plenty of trackers to promote healthy habits, but how about a device that discourages a not so healthy one? Quitbit is a smart lighter designed to help rein in smoking addiction by keeping tabs on how often you light up.  Read More

The KP1 system is capable of transmitting video footage of a traffic incident within 60 se...

SmartWitness, a UK-based manufacturer of vehicle safety systems, has unveiled the latest in its line of traffic incident cameras, the KP1. The system was showcased at last month's Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 in Birmingham, UK and is capable of compressing and transmitting video footage over 3G or 4G within 60 seconds of an incident occurring.  Read More

Gymwatch uses an array of built-in sensors and inverse dynamics to track motion and streng...

There's certainly no shortage of fitness tracking devices on the market. Whether you're looking to monitor your heart-rate or keep track of the calories you've burned, there's most definitely a sensor or wristband you can slap on to help optimize your workout. With cardio-focused trackers in abundance, the team behind Gymwatch is looking to muscle in on the burgeoning wearables market with a sensor that measures strength and motion, meaning it could prove more useful for those looking to gain weight rather than lose it.  Read More

LG's UltraWide UM95 packs a QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution

There were a few things that I saw last month at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that didn't really register in my head as big innovations until I got back home. Chief among them is a 34-inch flat-screen 3440 x 1440 HD monitor from LG that most show attendees just wandered right past without giving a second glance. Weeks later I increasingly covet that monitor, better known as the UltraWide UM95.  Read More

Able-HD is launching a new version of its portable monitor

Second monitors can be very useful for those who need a bit more screen real estate, such as when switching regularly between programs. Options are limited for mobile workers, but Able-HD is due to begin a Kickstarter campaign within the next week to raise funds for a new version of its portable monitor. The company claims that the Able-HD Plus will be the world's slimmest monitor, and will pack a 1080p HD display.  Read More

The ThinkVision 28 has a 4K display and Android 4.3

Lenovo appears interested in making a splash early this year, with the recent announcement of a new LTE smartphone and now this pair of displays – the ThinkVision Pro2840m, a high-end 28-inch pro monitor, and the ThinkVision 28, which Lenovo calls a "smarter display" that doubles as an Android-powered entertainment center.  Read More

LG's 34-inch UM95 and 29-inch UM65 UltraWide monitors that will be launched at CES 2014

Although 16:9 remains the most popular aspect ratio for TVs and computer monitors, Philips pushed the boundaries – the side ones, at least – with the introduction of its Cinema 21:9 Gold Series LED TVs in 2011. LG got on board last year with the release of the world's first 21:9 computer monitor and is now set to "widen" its 21:9 offerings at CES 2014.  Read More

Stealth LCD monitor showing a Rubik's cube through polarizing sunglasses (Photo: Brusspup)

An additional layer of security (and fun) can be added to your computer's LCD display by following the lead of Brusspup, a well-known online illusionist and computer artist. Just remove your display's outer polarizing filter, and use polarizing sunglasses instead.  Read More

Acer's T272HUL monitor features a number of compelling specs

Acer has announced a new high-end panel at the IFA show in Berlin. With high-end specs like a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and 10-point multitouch, the company is clearly has its eye on the cream of the display crop with the T272HUL.  Read More

The board-mounted Trace action sports monitor enables advanced tracking functions like tri...

There's no shortage of sports performance trackers, but most of them are worn on the body. Watches and glasses simply aren't comfortable for every sport, or every athlete. The Trace action sports activity monitor being developed by California's ActiveReplay pulls the hardware off the body and puts it somewhere more comfortable – on the board. It also adds some tracking functions geared specifically for board sports.  Read More

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