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Design Wearable Tracks What You Are Eating Based On Arm Movements

The device from Nippon Telegraph estimates the amount of calories eaten by studying how the wearer moves their arms when eating different foods

Innovation Autonomous Drone Sees The World Through Smartphone's Eyes

This tiny unmanned copter will take your phone to heights it's never seen.

Step Counter Alarm Requires Snoozers To Walk Around To Turn It Off

The Walk Up! clock app uses a phone's accelerometer to make sure users wake up.

Technology Cat Car Lets Owners ‘Drive’ Their Feline Friends

Created by Sam Brenner for his final ITP project, the device features a steering wheel that controls a laser pointer for kitties to follow.

Design Tape An iPhone To A Skateboard To Visualize Tricks & Stunts [Video]

Design team creates an app that can track the movement of professional skaters in real-time.

Technology Camera Records Life Every 30 Seconds

The Memoto is a wearable camera that clips onto your clothes to capture thousands of photos of your day.

Technology Fitness Tracker Knows What Exercise You’re Doing, Calculates Accordingly

Amiigo is a bracelet, shoe clip, and app that can identify how you're exercising from your movements using gesture-based software algorithms.

Advertising Are We Moving Toward A More Natural Future With Technology?

Steve Clayton, the editor of the Next at Microsoft blog, shares his thoughts on the growing trend of Natural User Interfaces.

Gaming & Play Kinect Controlled Skateboard Steered With Hand Gestures

The engineers from Chaotic Moon Labs pushed the limitations of the Microsoft Kinect by using it to move and control a physical object rather than virtual ones.

Innovation Wearable Tech Converts Gamers' Everyday Actions Into Opportunities For Play [Future Of Gaming]

The start-up Greengoose uses motion-powered sensors and accelerometers to track a user’s everyday activities and credit them online.

Technology TEDGlobal: Imogen Heap's Musical Gloves Manipulate Sound With Hand Gestures

During her performance today at TEDGlobal, singer Imogen Heap debuted high tech musical gloves, manipulating sounds and her voice with hand gestures only.

Advertising Nintendo Showcases Wii U Controller At E3 2011

Nintendo reveals a striking new controller for the Wii at the E3 2011 in Los Angeles.

Home Studying Human Complexity Through Harvested Smartphone Data

The Wall Street Journal reports that numerous researchers are using information gathered from phones to decipher otherwise hidden social patterns, relationships, spending habits, and even political views of their respective owners.

Technology MIT Uses Mobile Devices' Built-In Motion Sensors To Improve Wireless Connection

Researchers have found a way to increase network throughput by 50%.