Advertisement

Wearables

Pilot earpiece targets language barriers with live conversation translation

From the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's Babel fish to Star Trek's universal translator, science fiction has found ways to break down the intergalactic language barriers, but it's something those of us in the real world are still struggling with. New York startup Waverly Labsis now claiming it's ready to make fiction a reality with the Pilot earpiece, which sits in your ear to provide near real-time translations of multilingual conversations.Read More

Review

Review: Hush smart earplugs put a waterfall in your ear

Earplugs are nothing new. They're found in the ears of workers on airport tarmacs, kids at concerts and in many a bedroom where one partner uses them to drown out the snoring of the other. But earplugs that use electronics to help drown out the world around are, in fact, a relatively new invention. A new pair of smart earplugs from Hush takes a novel approach to delivering peace through your ears. We recently got to try them out.Read More

Finger-tracking tech turns your arm into a touchpad

Smartwatches may be handy, but their tiny touchscreens can easily be obscured by your fingers as you're using them on the device. As a result, we've seen various attempts to move the control surface off of the screen. One of the latest, Carnegie Mellon University's SkinTrack system, moves it onto your hand and lower arm.Read More

Review

This hoodie (yes, hoodie) delivered a great massage

There are a few problems with massage chairs. Primarily, they never seem to provide adequate pressure, offering more of a light tickle than any kind of deep massage. They're also expensive and have the issue that when you're sitting in one, you can't really be doing other things. The AiraWear solves this issue by building air massage chambers into a hoodie that goes where you go. I got my sore back into one to see just how well it works.Read More

Wearable translates body biosignatures into creative digital expression

Whether by dexterous digits or vibrant vocals, humans have developed numerous methods of creating music. The latest instrument adds a bit of a personal twist by using one's blood, guts, and muscles in lieu of strings, reeds, or valves. The wearable XTH Sense incorporates biosensors that translate the body's acoustic properties into a creative digital interface.Read More

HYT H1 Ghost watch combines mechanics and hydraulics

Upmarket Swiss watchmaker HYT has come up with a watch that should be impossible to read due to the lack of an hour hand, but isn't. In the latest iteration of the company's hydrological horology, HYT's H1 Ghost has a sub-dial for counting off minutes and another for seconds, but the hour hand has been replaced by a retrograde complication that displays the hours via a liquid-filled tube.Read More

Review

Pushing my belly and flipping my hood to listen to tunes

Hoodies and headphones go together like Star Wars and sequels. A new company plans to capitalize on that music/clothing combo with the launch of the Hiody sweatshirt on Kickstarter. It embeds headphones in the hood of a premium sweatshirt and a control button just above the pockets. But just how well does the high-tech hoodie work? We got our hands on one to find out.Read More

    Advertisement
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    See the stories that matter in your inbox every morning