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Does Wearable Technology Pose a Risk to Our Health?

Photo by Shutterstock Our phones, smart watches, and other wearable technology are constantly emitting radio and electromagnetic signals close to our brains and our reproductive organs.…

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Cellphones Could Soon be Tiny Enough to be Printed on Clothing

Photo by Shutterstock Rather than carry around your phone, you may soon wear it on your sleeve with nanolasers that are currently under development. A spaser, which is basically a laser…

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Demystify Cosmetics Labels With "Think Dirty" Smartphone App

Buying safe cosmetics has never been easier, with the help of your smartphone. The new Think Dirty app by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics takes the guess work out of buying safer health…

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Vodafone's "Power Shorts" Use Body Heat to Charge Your Cellphone

No need to worry about running down your cellphone battery this festival season. Vodafone’s “Power Pocket” promises to keep peripherals pumping on little more than…

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U.K. Artist Upcycles Vintage Shoes, Cellphones Into Literal "Walkie Talkies"

Sean Miles is giving the term “walkie talkies” a brand new meaning. The U.K. artist has created a series of “handsets” by embedding cellphones into the soles of…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2012 (Vote for the Coolest!)

Hankering for more wearable innovations? Lose yourself in our archives

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Everpurse: A Bag That Wirelessly Charges Your Smartphone All Day

MAGIC PURSE Together with two Chicago designers, the Salcedos developed a sleek, minimalist design with both leather and cloth options. All bags will be built in the United States. (The…

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Tweet From Your Pants With Alphyn Industries' SF-Made Smartphone Jeans

SMART JEANS The straight-cut jean, according to Alphyn Industries, fuses traditional denim-making techniques with 21st century utility and aesthetics. Informed by military innovations,…

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Energy-Harvesting Chip Turns Any Shoe Into a Cellphone Charger

Photo by Shutterstock Even the rattiest sneaker can become an energy-harvesting powerhouse, thanks to an ultrathin crystal chip that converts footfalls into electricity. Developed by…

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VIDEO: Bryan Cera's 3D-Printed Glove Doubles as a Cellphone

When Bryan Cera tells you to talk to the hand, he means it literally. The Milwaukee native is the inventor behind Glove One, a 3D-printed gauntlet that doubles as a working cellphone.…

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Richard Nicoll, Vodafone Create World's First Phone-Charging Handbag

Birkins of the world, eat your heart out. Richard Nicoll’s phone-charging tote is about to become the new “It” accessory. A collaboration between the British designer…

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Is Nokia Planning Magnetic Tattoos That Vibrate When Someone Calls?

Crazy as it may sound, Nokia may be developing magnetic tattoos that vibrate whenever someone calls or texts—that is, if the Finnish communications company makes good on its patent…

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T-Shirt Converts Rock Music Into Electricity at Glastonbury Festival

Go ahead and pump up those jams, because a new technology that turns sound into electricity—enough to charge your cellphone or portable device—is about to revolutionize musical…

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