Everything from microscopic clocks to super sensitive sensors can be created using diamonds.
Your plants can now communicate with you whenever they need water.
A new device on Kickstarter promises to let you use your smartphone to measure the very air around you.
Parrot calls the Flower Power a "smart wireless sensor" for plants that tracks sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer using a variety of sensors.
Within the last year or two, it's become clear to those of us who spend way too much time hanging around tech conventions that gesture recognition is trying hard to be the Next Big Thing in computer interaction. Beyond Kinect, you've got both Leap and Edge3 trying to gesturize our gadgets, and now Microsoft has developed a wearable system that bypasses gadgets entirely.
Berlin, Germany — I'm not sure to ridicule this golf club head-looking gadget I found at the IFA electronics show or admire the utter devotion to its cause — keeping your plants not just alive but practically human.
In Star Trek, it's possible to wave a tricorder in the general direction of something mysterious and have the instrument tell you exactly what it is. This DIY spectrometer kit for your smartphone promises to do nearly the same thing, and it'll cost you just $65.
Do you struggle with your golf game? Well, you could get out there and practice more, as that's the one sure way to get better. But if you're too busy and/or lazy to do that, there's the SensoGlove, a golf glove with built-in sensors that tell you when you're gripping the club wrong.