Gizmos & Gadgets: Smart Home Tech

December 11, 2017 – Guest contributor, Emily Birling, shares with us the latest smart home technology designed for comfort, convenience, security, and energy efficiency. In almost ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: X-Matik Gives Older Vehicles Add-on Autopilot

November 17, 2017 – Here’s the scenario. You own a five-year-old vehicle or even older and it still runs great, is well maintained, and has lots of life left in its engine ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Dutch University Creates Carbon Capture from Air Technology

November 4, 2017 – The University of Twente has designed a system that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and does it efficiently and cheaply. The harvested CO2 ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Meet the Smartphone Ultrasound App for Diagnostic Imaging

October 29, 2017 – A Connecticut-based company, Butterfly Network, founded in 2011, is about to deliver an ultrasound wand that creates high-quality images and shows them on a ... Continue Reading →

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 →