Gizmos & Gadgets: If you Experience Atrial Fibrillation You May Want This App

September 12, 2017 – AliveCor has created Kardia, a pulse-monitoring pad that wirelessly connects to an app running on a smartphone, or tablet, and allows users to self-administer ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality Frees Up the Glove Compartment for Owners of New Genesis Automobiles

August 9, 2017 – When my wife and I took delivery of our new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it came with two large manuals stowed away in the glove compartment. My dealer had given us a ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Getting Closer to the Holodeck with a Disney “Holobench”

August 1, 2017 – Star Trek introduced science fiction fans to the idea of a holodeck where crewmembers could immerse themselves into a world of virtual reality. The holodeck is ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: $99 Augmented Reality Mira Prism May Prove to be a Breakthrough Technology

July 20, 2017 – When Google Glass was first introduced it didn’t really catch on because the technology was considered to be intrusive to wear. I’m not sure that any ... Continue Reading →
Sharing E Umbrella makes its debut in 11 Chinese cities. Photo credit: Shenzen Siye Apparel Co.

Gizmos & Gadgets: When the Sharing Economy Doesn’t Work and When it Does

July 13, 2017 – Ridesharing programs existed before we needed mobile apps to get a ride to work. People created car pools both informally and formally. Group hailing of a taxicab ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Venetian Blinds Go Solar

July 8, 2017 – SolarGaps is the name of a new window blind that has photovoltaics mounted on every slat. The panels generate up to 150 watt-hours per square meter (10 square feet). ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cable-Free Elevator is Now a Reality

June 29, 2017 – Elevators have been going up and down pretty much the same way since Elisha Graves Otis first came up with the technology in the 1850s. But ThyssenKrupp, the German ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality Comes to Fighting Fires

June 29, 2017 – Qwake Tech, a San Francisco startup has created an augmented reality system called C-Thru combining a futuristic augmented reality helmet equipped with thermal ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: AirBuddy Turns Snorkeling into a Scuba Experience

June 13, 2017 – On Indiegogo, I came across AirBuddy, a diving system for those who always wanted to have a near-scuba experience without pay the full price. What is AirBuddy? ... Continue Reading →