Fitbit has begun shipping its wristband tracker Flex. Here's our review of how it compares with Jawbone's Up.
Teeth-on: While not a complete replacement for old-fashioned string floss, Philips Sonicare AirFloss is a quick and easy substitute
By pacing your breath, HearthMath's Inner Balance aims to shift your heart rhythm to keep stress at bay.
If you're heading out on vacation, leave the Lytro camera at home. An awkward form factor, small screen and cumbersome controls make this an impractical everyday camera.
These days, you could get your genome sequenced for as little as a Benjamin. National Geographic has also gotten in the game, launching its own Genographic Project in 2005, which the company just improved with a more robust sequencing chip.
AeroGrow, which creates self-contained gardening units, provides a near autonomous planting system, distributing water and nutrients every few weeks while providing a constant light source 18 hours a day.
Sure, spies have charm, cat-like reflexes and an uncanny ability to seduce anything that walks, but without their gadgets, they'd have a tougher time getting out of sticky situations. While the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. doesn't sell the infallible Cone of Silence (my favorite spy gadget of all time), it does have a nifty pen camcorder to help you get started on your next mission, should you accept it. Embedded within this $75 ballpoint pen, the MP9, is a tiny camera that can capture more than two hours of footage on 4GB of storage (up to 80 minutes on a full charge). The pen untwists into two halves: the bottom part for writing (yes, it works as an actual pen) and the top half for recording. After you're done capturing all the details of an evil mastermind's plan for irradiating America's gold supply — or something to that nature — you plug the pen into a USB port to transfer the incriminating evidence onto your computer. Novel as this might be, how does it perform in real life? We find out.
In the year we've waited anxiously for Jawbone to re-release its fitness tracker, the company has been hard at work trying to perfect every last detail. While Up was certainly a trailblazer when it first debuted and is still a perfectly respectable health monitor now, it's a year late to the game, and the health tracking market has gotten a lot more crowded since. Within that year, Jawbone had gone through 200 hardware designs, 16,000 man hours, 46 weeks of user trials, 2.9 million hours of real-world user testing, 13 billion steps and more to improve upon the flaws that had rendered some units useless the last time around. Here's our review.
Fitbit recently refreshed its popular Fitbit Ultra with two new trackers: the slimmed-down Fitbit Zip and the full-featured Fitbit One. We brought both in for review.
Back in the old days, if you wanted to take your music to go, you shouldered a giant boombox and went. But kids today are spoiled and have a bevy of pint-sized options at their disposal. Whether they're picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach or hanging out with friends, they can easily pull out a compact Bluetooth speaker from their bag to belt out their favorite tunes. Since Jawbone introduced the Jambox in 2010, we've seen an explosion in the portable speaker market, with more options for mobile music than ever before. To help you wade through the choices, we're going hand-on with six Bluetooth speakers.