Many of us have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact programmed into our phones. It's a great concept that's being taken further by a tiny sensor added to a cyclist's helmet to determine if they've taken a spill — and, if so, it uses Bluetooth to trigger the accompanying app to call their contact.
In this week's edition of Healthy Tech, we look at a video game reporter who wound up finding he prefers standing when playing videogames, a round-up of some of the best healthy apps for kids and whether or not a videogame can help teenagers fight depression.
Ford and daily deal startup Roximity have just launched their latest deal-finding app that integrates into Ford's Microsoft-developed connected car platform, Sync. Depending on who you are, you'll see this as sheer genius or sheer distraction.
Everybody's favorite digital games storefront Steam is going to become an entirely different beast next month. Moving beyond only selling PC games, Steam will soon have a suite of creativity and productivity apps that'll gladly rob take your hard-earned cash.
Everyone loves a good massage, but what about a good massage you could have anytime you wanted (within the boundaries of good taste of course). The eSSAGE self-massaging suit takes away the tyranny of spa visits, loved ones and trained pros by empowering you to give yourself a massage, wirelessly controlled by an app.
In this week's edition of Healthy Tech, we look at a pedometer for your canine companion, an iPhone app that could maybe help you diagnose skin cancer and a touchscreen faucet that lets you customize the water you drink at home.
Itching for the good old clackety clack clack typerwriter days when typing actually was a coveted skill and profession for budding white collar workers? Now you can replicate the annoying keyboard sounds on your computer without any hardware modifications.
Though it looks easy on TV, fighting with a broadsword is an activity knights and other medieval types probably practiced a lot. So how do modern knights get some practice in without cutting their hands off? Microsoft Research is tackling this problem with a new game called SwordFight that enables multi-player dueling with smartphones using hardware localization technology.
GPS is a fantastic technology, allowing you to pinpoint your location within a few feet anywhere in the world, except all those places where you can't get a clear view of the sky, like inside buildings. People spend rather a lot of time inside buildings, which is what makes this new geomagnetic location technology (which does work inside) so cool.
While parents might not approve of their kids reading comic books all day, at least you can argue that they're getting some reading done compared to watching cartoons. That feint silver lining is put to rest by the latest in comic book tech, which harnesses your smartphone to actually read the story to you.