Gadgets

New vest inflates when you receive Likes on Facebook

New vest inflates when you receive Likes on Facebook

We've reported on some odd items in the past, but this has to be one of the oddest (and also one of the most intriguing). A group of scientists at MIT have developed a new vest that you can link to your Facebook account. Why would you want to link a vest, of all things, to your Facebook account? Because when people "Like" something that you've posted, the vest automatically inflates.

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Scottevest Fleece 7.0 has a spot for all your gear

Scottevest Fleece 7.0 has a spot for all your gear

If you're a serious technology fan, odds are you travel with a lot of tech gear. A traveling could be through airports, or maybe it's just around town, but most of us can certainly relate to the fact that you don't always want have to carry a bag with you on the road. Scottevest has been making jackets able to carry all sorts of technology gear and other items for you without looking like a bulky bag for a long time.

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

To many, the war of the eReaders is between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Though Sony has never managed to get quite as big as either of those two companies in the eReader space, it’s back with a new Reader and looking to become a serious contender. Does Sony’s Reader PRS-T2 help the company stand out in the bigger picture, or does it fall flat in a sea of eReaders vying for your attention, and more importantly, your dollar? Read on to find out.

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Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip break cover

Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip break cover

Anyone who's tried to get in shape knows that dieting and keeping track of all the calories you consume can be a huge pain. Thankfully, there are some new gadgets coming to market that help make it easier to track your activity and how many calories you burn. One of the companies offering some of the more interesting devices is called Fitbit.

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Google Glasses expand beyond wearable camera

Google Glasses expand beyond wearable camera

There's really no denying the fact that Google Glass has made a splash with the technophiles of the world, but so far, the campaign surrounding Google Glass has been mostly hype and not nearly enough talk. The Wall Street Journal got to spend some time with Google Glass recently, and thankfully gave us some new details about next year's headset. Needless to say, Google Glass has quite a few things going for it, but at this early stage in development, some key components are still absent.

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Throwable ball camera for fly-by video patented by inventor

Throwable ball camera for fly-by video patented by inventor

The inventors with the world come up with interesting stuff all the time, but one new device from Boston inventor Steve Hollinger is particularly cool. Holliger has been awarded a patent for his throwable ball camera, which is bound to offer a new perspective on things. This ball camera could have many potential uses, with reconnaissance, search and rescue, and outdoor recreation being just a few of the examples Hollinger brings up in a statement.

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Wahoo Fitness unveils new iPhone powered stationary bike trainer

Wahoo Fitness unveils new iPhone powered stationary bike trainer

If you're serious bicyclist rather than riding some generic exercise bike, you might prefer to ride your own bike even if you can't get outside to do it. I'm sure there are a number of systems on the market that will turn a normal bike into a stationary bicycle and Wahoo Fitness as a new stationary trainer that uses the iPhone for control. The new stationary trainer is called the Wahoo Fitness Kickr Power Trainer.

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