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Google Allo gets a web update including ‘volume’ and Smart Smileys

Google has been quite slow to expand the Allo ecosystem since first revealing yet another messaging platform from the tech giant. One piece that seemed to take forever was the launch of a web interface for users wanting to access Allo from their desktops. Google finally released a web interface last month, but users quickly […]

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Ben Heck’s smart bike, part 2

The team is on the road with the IoT on Wheels design challenge, trying their best to make their smart bike, well, smarter. Using ST Microelectronics Nucleo hardware with Bluetooth Low Energy means the device can pair with other devices, such as a…
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Samsung working on a Bixby powered ‘smart speaker’ device

Although Samsung is struggling to complete development and deployment of its Bixby artificial intelligence/assistant technology to English-speaking markets, the company is apparently unfazed by the critics and is working on a new product based on that same technology. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is jumping into the market for “smart […]

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Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers

The smart speaker trend started with Amazon's Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. It has just unveiled a reference "smart audio" design, including microphone, speaker and voice…
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Smart Reply being added to Gmail on Android and iOS

One of the themes, if there is one, that seems to be emerging from Google I/O 2017 is the expansion of existing Google technologies to a wider array of platforms. An example of that was the announcement today that the Smart Reply function that Google developed for their Inbox and Allo apps will be added […]

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Indiegogo backers get their smart lock… two years later

Friday Labs has finally begun shipping the smart locks it promised its Indiegogo backers way back in 2015. Long waiting periods like this are definitely one of the most important things to take into consideration when backing crowdfunding projects. B…
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You can now control Samsung smart devices with a Connect IQ-powered Garmin watch

Garmin has kicked off its Connect IQ Developer Summit, and one of the more noteworthy announcements to come out of the conference is about the company’s new partnership with Samsung SmartThings automation.

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Smart bandage uses nanosensors to track how a wound is healing

Researchers at the United Kingdom’s Swansea University have developed a new smart bandage capable of tracking how a wound is healing and sending that data back to doctors via 5G technology.

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Smart bra sends good vibrations when you need to take a breath and relax

Imagine if your everyday clothing could remind you to stand up straight or when to calm down and breathe. That’s the goal of a new tech-heavy sports bra that’s just arrived on Kickstarter.

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Hopes for early U.S. release of performance-tracking ‘smart condom’ premature

Jokes about second brains will gain new meaning when men wear British Condom’s i.Con smart condom. Performance metrics are one-shot only although you can download them to your phone and share on social media, or not.

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Google Gnome makes smart lawns accessible to everyone

Smart devices make our lives so much better, whether it’s a smartwatch on our wrist or smart appliances around our home. Companies are constantly looking to improve the quality of life for customers, and Google is bravely charging into the smart lawn market with the brand new Google Gnome. Google Gnome, which is most definitely not a […]

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IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range

For many people, their first foray into the world of home automation begins with lighting. There's a good reason for this: smart bulbs easily fit into existing furnishings and can be operated using just a smartphone, which (mostly) everybody now owns…
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Xiaomi steps further into the wearables market with a pair of smart shoes

Your smarts may originate in your brain, but that doesn’t mean they can’t manifest themselves in your feet. At least, not if Xiaomi has anything to say about it. The company has just released a pair of smart shoes.

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Bags with brains: Smart luggage and gadgets are making travel smoother

The bag you use to tote your stuff can affect the experience of any trip. Suitcases are wising up, and there are options for smart luggage with scales, tracking, and more.

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Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.

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From smart cradles to contraction trackers, CES 2017 had tons of tech for parents

Baby tech stole the show at CES with meaningful innovations that make life easier for moms, dads, and their babies. Here’s the best baby tech, Here’s the best baby tech, including the Willow breast pump, which is Digital Trends’ award-winner for best wearable.

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LeEco’s Android-powered smart road bike is for hardcore cyclists

LeEco, the eccentric maker of TVs, phones, cars and bikes, has a new pair of high-end smart bikes to show off here at CES 2017. The company hasn't even brought its original Super Bike to market yet, but it's already refined the concept to make its ne…
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Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices

Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here’s how it works.

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Google-owned smart spoon will counteract unwanted hand movements

The Liftware Level is a smart eating utensil that will help people with uncontrolled movements, such as hand tremors, by recognizing the orientation of their hands and actively counterbalancing their movements.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart glasses and a bed that makes itself

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!

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Put a ring on it: three smart rings with plenty of beauty and brains

Smartwatches may be all the rage right now, but the the future of wearables may reside on your finger opposed to your wrist. Check out three of our favorite smart rings, whether you’re looking to make mobile payments or track your fitness metrics.

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Stop using plastic water bottles and check out smart water cooler Bevi

Staying hydrated may be good for you, but if that hydration involves using thousands of plastic bottles, it may not be so good for the planet. Luckily, there’s a solution that will keep you healthy without destroying the planet – meet Bevi.

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Sensoria’s smart garments and app will help monitor your workouts and fitness

At the IDTech Expo in Santa Clara, California, Sensoria unveiled new smart garments and a redesigned app and web interface. The apps are launching in beta and the new garments are available for pre-order.

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Google Allo updated with Smart Smiley emoji suggestions and chat themes

Google may be having a hard time getting enough users to switch over from their messaging app of choice, but that isn’t stopping the Mountain View company from continuing to add new features to its Google Assistant-powered chat app Allo. Today, they are announcing an update to Allo that brings in contextual emoji and sticker suggestions, a […]

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Apple could be planning new wearables push, starting with smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.

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Weekly Rewind: Your smart home’s universal remote, the problem with Soylent, robotic snake surgery

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Ringly’s smart rings now track fitness just like its bracelets

Ringly, New York-based maker of connected jewelry and bracelets for women, has launched a new line: the Aries Holiday 2016 collection. It’s available now, ahead of the coming winter holidays.

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Algorithms helped design this smart update on the orthopedic cast

A team of engineers have reinvented the orthopedic cast for the 21st century, using some algorithms and smart materials. We still don’t think we want to break our arm to test it, but we’re weirdly tempted.

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Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android

“Education” may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps, whether you’re a student, a teacher, or simply an avid learner.

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Want to find glasses that fit perfectly? Look into this 3D-scanning smart mirror

Fuel3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed an impressive new smart technology for retail optical locations that makes finding a pair of spectacles that fit perfectly as simple as glancing in the mirror.

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Trust your gut with Welt — a new smart belt from Samsung

Trusting your gut just got a whole lot easier. Meet the new smart belt from Samsung. Welt is a fashion accessory that happens to double as a fitness monitor, because sometimes, your waistline knows best.

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Smart algorithm models delivery routes on the method bees use to seek nectar

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it’s resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.

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Smart solar kiosks: Poverty reduction through machine-to-machine technology

African Renewable Energy Distributor uses solar phone-charging carts in Rwanda to provide jobs and help phone users with no access to electricity. The micro-franchise is available free to women and disabled men.

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Forget your bank, hackers say we should worry about smart sex toy privacy

It’s natural to worry about data privacy, but we tend to do it about banks, passwords, and email accounts. A hacking team now says we should be concerned about the things smart sex toys reveal about our intimate lives as well.

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The love of your life can hear your heartbeat in real time with smart wedding band

The HB Ring, a luxury wedding band from jewelry company Touch, transmits your heartbeat to a loved one in real time. It’s not cheap, though — a pair starts at $ 600.

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The Gemio is an illuminated smart band that will light up your evenings

The Gemio, a Kickstarter project, is a multicolored LED band for your wrist. It responds to music and sounds around you, lets you assign color patterns to individual friends, and pairs to a smartphone app for further customization.

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T-Mobile’s Smart Fit plan picks the right amount of data for you

Picking a data plan is tricky, especially if you need lots of data for videos or photos. T-Mobile is trying to take some of the pain out of that with their brand new Smart Fit plans. The concept is pretty simple, and works almost like test driving a car. For $ 65 per month, you’ll get […]

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Zencrate is a smart den for your pooch, and may be nicer than your house

For the millions of anxious dogs that are scared of loud noises, there’s Zencrate. This smart crate/den has Wi-Fi, fans, music, a camera, vibration dampening, sound insulation, and memory foam to sooth your furry friend.

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The Zore X smart gun lock will notify your phone if your firearm gets moved

The Zore X smart gun lock lets you unlock your gun remotely via a mobile app, and can even alert you if a person is tampering with your weapon. Its Indiegogo campaign has already raised 294 percent of its funding goal with month left on the clock.

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Smart billboards will identify car models and target ads to drivers

A new system being developed in Japan identifies vehicles by make and model and displays highly targeted ads. In testing, vehicle identification was accurate 94 percent of the time. Billboard companies expect to charge more for targeted ads.

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Ultimate Ears adds Google Now to create smart speakers

Ultimate Ears has announced a unique new addition to their UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers. The latest firmware update for these devices adds a new push-to-talk feature that can trigger Google Now, or Siri, directly from the speakers. The concept is to make it so that users can “say it to play […]

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Put this smart thermometer in your kid’s ear to get advice on how to combat her fever

The Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer uses an app to help you track your health data and get advice based on your symptoms. There’s also a Groups feature that lets you know when there’s a flu outbreak at your kid’s school.

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Samsung’s ‘Smart Glow’ reinvents the notification LED

One of the perks of owning an Android phone is that manufacturers often include a notification LED that tells you when you have missed calls, tweets or text messages that need a response. Samsung has installed them in its mobile devices from time to…
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Nest’s co-founder is releasing a smart kids’ go-kart

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The ele…
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Walk this way: Sneakairs are smart sneakers meant to replace your map

Low cost British airline easyJet unveiled Sneakairs, smart sneakers which relay directions to whomever is wearing them. Connected to a mobile phone via bluetooth, the Sneakairs vibrate in the shoe corresponding to the correct direction to head towards.

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10 billion articles of clothing and footwear are going to go smart

Your clothes are about to get real smart. Thanks to a brand new partnership between Fortune 500 packaging company Avery Dennison and Internet of Things startup Evrythng, we’ll soon be inundated with connected clothing.

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Wear me to the ball game: Zepp 2 sensor adds Smart Coach system to improve form

Zepp is introducing an updated sensor that has a different form factor, allowing it to pack in more sensors, and utilize Bluetooth low energy. The company is also unveiling a new Smart Coach system in its respective apps.

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Komodo introduces the first smart compression sleeve

Unlike wrist wearables, the Komodo AIO Smart Sleeve and AIO M.D. manage to collect and report crucial health data including your heartbeat, sleep analysis, and ECG “more accurately than traditional wrist wearables” by design.

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Enflux smart clothing is the full-body wearable for the fitness fanatic

Why hire a personal trainer when you can just wear one? Thanks to the miracle of technology and the generosity of the Kickstarter community, we’re now closer than ever to smart clothing that gives us a 3D picture of our full-body movement

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These smart hearing aids restore the beauty of music to those with hearing loss

A new hearing aid from Starkey Hearing Technologies is able to connect to the user’s smartphone through Bluetooth, after which users can stream music to their hearing aids and fine tune things like hearing aid volume.

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