Microsoft Band Review: Tracks Your Every Move, Then Breaks Your Heart

When I first strapped on the Microsoft Band a week ago, I felt like I'd been given new power over myself. The company's first wrist-borne activity tracker packs 10 sensors into a discreet package, and to my hopeful eyes the wristable's powerful specs added up to potential. I thought, this gadget might really get to… » 11/07/14 3:08pm 11/07/14 3:08pm

Coolest band in the world plays with musical instruments made from ice

What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold. Exactly. The Swedish town of Luleå took that saying literally because they formed an incredible ice orchestra called Ice Music that uses musical instruments sculpted from ice—yes, ice—to performs songs inside a concert hall that's basically an igloo. » 2/07/14 12:28am 2/07/14 12:28am

Epson's Activity Trackers Keep an Eye On Your Heart Rate

Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate… » 1/06/14 7:22pm 1/06/14 7:22pm

Notes: The Brazilian Band Called Inimigos da HP (Translation: Enemies…

On my last day in São Paulo, the good people we were working with on an upcoming Portuguese version of Giz with took us to some nightclub with an open roof and lots of beautiful younger people dancing and making out. Anyhow, here's the gadget party of this story: There was a band there playing called Inimigos da HP,… » 5/22/08 9:35am 5/22/08 9:35am

UK Band Make Themselves Stars of Surveillance Cam TV

Though it's not such a familiar phenomenon in the US, the UK is now awash with closed-circuit TV cameras, one for every 14 or so people— hell, even the Lollipop Lady crossing guards are getting them. You could choose to see this as good for public safety, or as an Orwellian invasion of privacy...or even an… » 5/09/08 10:20am 5/09/08 10:20am