Apple launches new Apple Watches, iPads, and an Apple One bundle

We would ordinarily have seen a new iPhone by this point in September, but the world being in the state of confusion that it is, Apple’s behind schedule. It has, however, used a special online event dubbed Time Flies to launch new Apple Watches, iPads,… Continue reading Apple launches new Apple Watches, iPads, and an Apple One bundle

Depression detectable through heart rate fluctuations, small study finds

New research, presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Virtual Congress, has shown depression can be detected by monitoring fluctuations in a person’s heart rate over a 24-hour period. The small, proof-of-concept study certainly n… Continue reading Depression detectable through heart rate fluctuations, small study finds

LED face mask speaks when you do and flashes smiles on demand

Given the state of the world at the moment, it looks like face masks are here to stay for a while yet – so you might as well have some fun with them. An indie game maker is now launching the JabberMask, a voice-activated wearable packed with LEDs that … Continue reading LED face mask speaks when you do and flashes smiles on demand

LED face mask speaks when you do and flashes smiles on demand

Given the state of the world at the moment, it looks like face masks are here to stay for a while yet – so you might as well have some fun with them. An indie game maker is now launching the JabberMask, a voice-activated wearable packed with LEDs that … Continue reading LED face mask speaks when you do and flashes smiles on demand

Choosing the Optimal Sampling Rate for your DIY Heart Rate Monitor

With wearables still trying to solidify themselves in the consumer health space, there are a number of factors to consider to improve the reliability of such devices in monitoring biometrics. One of the most critical such parameters is the sampling rate. By careful selection of this figure, developers can minimize …read more

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Inkjet-printed ultrathin solar cells ditch rare minerals

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have developed thin, organic solar cells with a few advantages over others of their type. The new solar cells are more efficient, made using more common elements, and can be inkjet-printed onto surfaces, making them light an… Continue reading Inkjet-printed ultrathin solar cells ditch rare minerals

Nubia Watch brings a versatile wraparound screen to your wrist

If you want something different from the Apple and Fitbit norm in the wearables department, check out the Nubia Watch currently listed on Kickstarter. It comes with a huge curved 4.01-inch display on the front, and a host of useful features on the insi… Continue reading Nubia Watch brings a versatile wraparound screen to your wrist

Thermal camera bracelet reads your wrist to track your fingers

Capturing the complexities of the human hand is a difficult task – just ask any artist or animator. Now, engineers at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new wearable system that uses thermal sensors to accuratel… Continue reading Thermal camera bracelet reads your wrist to track your fingers