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DrumPants, the wireless device that converts your pants into a wearable MIDI controller and music sequencer, can now bring a different kind of music to the ears of those around you. Its creators have recently started a beta test program that uses DrumPants triggers (sensor strips that wirelessly connect to a control box) to control lights and doors and to give a voice to those who have none. People with injuries or disorders that limit their ability to speak can tap the trigger on their body or wheelchair to activate an app that reads out loud any customizable statements or text messages, thereby enabling them to communicate more effectively with others.

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We might see some new Android Wear gear next week at Google I/O. But until then, the LG Watch Urbane and Moto 360 are two of your best Wear smartwatches. We have both in house, so let's take a quick look.

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Everyone has data that they want to get access to on all of their devices. There are plenty of ways to accomplish this, with the most popular being cloud storage solutions like Dropbox or OneDrive. However, local storage is still more secure in most cases, and that’s why ReVault exists. It’s a wearable drive that allows users to sync their data across all of their devices without needing the cloud. Read More

If we had to pick the two best smartwatches you can buy today, there's a good chance we'd go with the LG Watch Urbane and Apple Watch. Let's take a quick look at the best wearables from the Android Wear and Apple camps.

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We've known for a while now that the consumer version of the Oculus Rift would require a beastly gaming PC attached to it. Today Oculus got specific about the minimum system specs recommended to run the 2016 Oculus Rift.

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If you own a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, then you can turn your phone into the best virtual reality headset you can buy today. Read on, for Gizmag's review of the new Samsung Gear VR for S6.

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Wearable devices are becoming more prominent, but, apart from voice control, they don't usually offer many ways of entering text. We have seen the ZoomBoard keyboard as one possible solution, as well as large, curved screens that use smartphone-like keyboards. Now a team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the University of Stuttgart have developed two tiny QWERTY soft keyboard prototypes that supposedly allow users to enter text more easily into their wearables.

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The Basis Peak is a wrist-worn fitness tracker which is jam-packed with sensors to monitor an array of information about your body and activity. It also automatically detects whether you're walking, running, cycling or sleeping, and can deliver smartphone notifications to your wrist. Gizmag recently spent a bit of time with the fitness tracker to see how well it performs, and how useful all of that information really is.

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The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR is our pick for the best virtual reality experience consumers can have today, but it has some limits – including overheating issues and the fact that it only works with the Galaxy Note 4. But now you can buy a new version of the Gear VR that plays nicely with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Read on for Gizmag's early impressions.

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The Apple Watch was the most popular smartwatch in the world from the moment it was announced, and we'd imagine the Moto 360 is the most popular Android Wear watch. We have both in-house, so why not take a quick look at two very different approaches to the smartwatch.

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