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From Rings To Pacifiers, Smart Devices Place Greater Emphasis On Healthy Living

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

HELSINKI (AP) -- After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator. "Wellness" compute...

Top 5 Office Design Trends of the 21st Century

Maureen Mahon | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Maureen Mahon

The technologies industry has changed the way we approach office design. The traditional office model -- where executives inhabit the big corner offices and smaller spaces are carved out in proportion to employees' status -- is becoming a thing of the past.

The 'Dfree' Is A Wearable To Help People Get To The Bathroom Before It’s Too Late

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology

A Japanese company unveils a device that will let you know ahead of time when you will need to go to the toilet. Japanese company Triple W Japan has ...

Damon Beres

In The Future, You Could Control Your Shoes' Color With Your Phone | Damon Beres | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology

Now that's a horse of a different color!

Will the Coming 'Internet of Things' Mean the Death of Privacy?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Technology companies say they will use the Internet of Things to improve our energy usage, health, security, and lifestyle and habits. In reality, companies such as Apple and Google want to learn all they can about us so that they can market more products and services to us -- and sell our data to others.

Senate: 'Tread Carefully' Before Regulating Internet of Things

Larry Magid | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

I was not surprised to learn that the Senate is looking into the Internet of Things. Senators are concerned about safety, privacy and security issues now that the tech industry is focusing on ways to connect devices to the Internet and to each other.

We've Seen The Lighting Of The Future -- And It's Blowing Our Minds

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 09.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

If the big switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs has changed the way you see things, then you're definitely going to want to brace yourself for what'...

'Smart' Diapers Promise To Tell You When Your Baby Is Sick

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents

A baby's pee could tell you a lot about his or her health: Dehydration, urinary tract infections and kidney dysfunctions can all be detected in urine....

Grandma's Big Data, Privacy and Your Future Choices

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

We rarely think of older adults as being lifestyle leaders. However, the needs of an aging society combined with the availability of technology, related services and the big data they generate requires a cross-generational discussion of privacy.

Smart Gun Technology Could Have Blocked Adam Lanza

David Shuster | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
David Shuster

The weapons Adam Lanza relied on were not his. They belonged to his mother, the only person entitled to use them. If smart technology had been in place, the weapons would have likely been useless.

How To Build The Ultimate Smart House

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology

As design technology progresses to the point of enabling inanimate objects with Wi-Fi, we're bound to see some highly intelligent houses popping up. A...

New Generation of A.I. Robots Could Think Like Humans

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/12/2012 05:25 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Interest is now reviving in artif...

4 Ways Technology Can Boost Efficiency in a Small Business

Andreas Bernström | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Andreas Bernström

All of this can be done with the click of a button (or a tap of screen). But navigating the seemingly endless list of business tools on the market can become more of a time sink than an efficiency boost.

In Priase of My Dumb-as-Dirt, Stupid Phone

Pamela Haag | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home
Pamela Haag

My cell phone is an idiot. It's a straight-up, dingbat dumb-ass. It can't do anything, except make phone calls, and has no competency to tell me where...

Bianca Bosker

Could Your Next Lover Be Your Phone? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

A friend's father recently traded in his prehistoric Motorola flip phone for Apple's iPhone 4S. In no time, his family was forced to open its arms to ...