Wearable Tech In 1922 Was a Radio Inside Your Top Hat

Many people are convinced that wearable tech will revolutionize our relationship with technology in the coming decades. But we've been waiting on this revolution in some form or another for a century. Case in point: This kid who had it all figured out in 1922 when he invented a radio that fit inside his top hat. » 1/27/15 1:50pm 1/27/15 1:50pm

These Goofy Earmuffs Harvest Energy From Your Jaw as You Snack

Montreal researchers have invented earmuffs with a chin strap that turns your jawbone into an energy source, in case you were wondering how insane the quest for alternative energy sources has become. » 9/19/14 10:34am 9/19/14 10:34am

Americans Are Surprisingly Optimistic About the Future of Technology

Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like bioengineering, wearable tech, drones, and robots—Americans are a bit… » 4/17/14 2:00pm 4/17/14 2:00pm

Anyone Can Buy Google Glass Today, Starting Now

If you've long lusted over a pair of the world's geekiest glasses, today all your Christmases come at once. For one day only, Google is allowing any United States resident to buy Glass. » 4/15/14 9:00am 4/15/14 9:00am

Samsung Gear 2 Teardown: Surprisingly Repairable For a Smartwatch

If you've been wondering how Samsung manages to cram everything into its Gear 2 smartwatch, then wonder no longer: iFixit has torn the thing apart to see what they've crammed into its tiny frame. » 4/09/14 9:20am 4/09/14 9:20am

This Wearable Abacus Is Basically the World's Oldest Smart Ring

Smart rings may seem like something from an impossible (or at least highly unlikely) vision of the future, but surprisingly enough, tech you can wrap around your little finger isn't anything new. Just take this itty-bitty abacus from the 17th century as proof. » 3/17/14 3:40pm 3/17/14 3:40pm

Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Improve Check-Ins

Customer privacy be damned. Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a trial using Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2 to provide its employees with personalized data about its upper class passengers. » 2/11/14 3:40am 2/11/14 3:40am

Is There Any Wearable Tech You Actually Want to Wear?

Smart glasses, fitness trackers, intelligent contact lenses, hell, even weird bracelets that tell you when to get out of the sun. Wearable tech seems to be very much the future—just ask Dilbert—but do you want to wear any of it? » 1/17/14 5:00am 1/17/14 5:00am

A Bracelet to Keep You Safe From the Sun and Tell You What SPF to Use

Netatmo is slowly creating a reputation for itself of combining smart sensors with neat design, having recently teamed up with Philippe Starck to produce a sleek wireless thermostat. Now, it's joined forces with Louis Vuitton to produce a bracelet that'll keep you safe in the sun. » 1/06/14 5:03am 1/06/14 5:03am

Google Glass Owners Can Get an Updated Pair For Free

Those ahead of the curve enough to be in possession of Google Glass can now swap their existing pair of smart specs for an updated version of the hardware—free of charge. » 12/05/13 5:45am 12/05/13 5:45am

Sony's Play For Elderly Tech Fans: A Wearable Smart Wig?

Sony’s engineers have filed a patent for a new form of wearable tech, only this one differs from the watches and glasses currently doing the rounds. Sony’s come up with the idea of a smart wig, with embedded rumble tech to tap the wearer on the scalp when they get a message. » 11/25/13 7:10am 11/25/13 7:10am

WSJ: Google's Smartwatch Could Be "Ready Within Months"

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google's smart watch is "in late-stage development," and the company is in talks with suppliers to begin mass production of the device soon. » 10/29/13 8:12am 10/29/13 8:12am

Electronic Make-Up Lets You Activate Gadgets By Blinking

A cheeky wink can say an awful lot—but now it can do an awful lot, too. A new range of conducting cosmetics means that you could soon be activating electronics with the blink of an eye. » 10/16/13 9:01am 10/16/13 9:01am

Report: Next-Gen Google Glass Planned For 2014 and Will Be 'Cool'

Google Glass — it’s Robocop, it’s The Terminator, it’s every sci-fi dream we’ve ever had, right? At least it should be: Glass may be causing nerdgasms all over Google Campus, but to the guy on the street it’s the dorkiest looking gadget ever. Thankfully, Google is working on it. » 10/16/13 7:30am 10/16/13 7:30am

When I Actually Wear Google Glass

So far most of what's been written about Google Glass has been united by one commonality: It's been written from the perspective of someone who had to wear Glass. Because they were going to write about it. But here's when you'll actually want to wear it. Or at least, when I do. » 8/28/13 3:01pm 8/28/13 3:01pm

Meet the Lucky People Who Suddenly Owe Google $1500

We already know the first, lucky six who have the honor of paying Google $1,500 in exchange for Glass and the adventures and general ridicule that will follow. But now, @projectglass is in the process of announcing the rest of the lucky winners by replying individually to each of their past #ifihadglass tweets.… » 3/27/13 2:20pm 3/27/13 2:20pm

Electronic Sensor Tattoos Can Now Be Printed Directly Onto Human Skin

Thanks to the same people that brought us the stick-on electric tattoo and stretchable battery, we're now looking at a future of electronic sensors that can be printed directly onto human skin. » 3/11/13 1:22pm 3/11/13 1:22pm

Wearable Tech Is Nearing Nanosuit Proportions

If you've ever found yourself ambling through, say, a TED talk on cyberbiology or just happened on the work of noted-futurist-slash-crazy-brilliant-person Ray Kurzweil at any point, you might've wondered, "Hey, aren't we cyborgs yet? Come on, I wanna shoot lasers at things." » 2/19/13 3:59pm 2/19/13 3:59pm

Glowing Three-Inch Heels: The Adult Version of Light-Up Sneakers

As a kid I had a pair of Barbie sneakers that lit up with every step. Sadly those aren't made in adult shoe sizes, so I'll have to settle for something like these slinky illuminated heels. » 3/09/10 7:20pm 3/09/10 7:20pm