Gadgets

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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New INCA mini-camera gives metadata on your favorite athletes

New INCA mini-camera gives metadata on your favorite athletes

We see plenty of pictures of athletes pushing their physical boundaries every day, but it's difficult to know what they're really feeling from pictures alone. That's why researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have created a super small, intelligent camera that can record other metadata aside from just HD images and video. They're calling it INCA, and it's an Android based camera that comes complete with "a diversity of sensors that provide data on GPS position, acceleration, temperature and air pressure."

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LeapPad2 tablet launches at $99.99

LeapPad2 tablet launches at $99.99

Leap Frog has announced that its LeapPad2 tablet is now available, and it's aimed squarely at your children. Leap Frog says that this is a significant upgrade over the original LeapPad, as it comes with a better CPU - an LF 2000 processor to be precise - and 4GB of memory. It also comes with a pretty tough exterior, which will definitely be a major selling point for most, as children aren't know to have that delicate touch required for more conventional tablets.

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HP looks to give consumer tablets another go

HP looks to give consumer tablets another go

HP is forming a new Mobility division which will make another attempt and breaking into the tablet space. This much was confirmed in a internal memo unearthed by The Verge, and details HP's plan to form what has been dubbed the "Mobility Global Business Unit." At first, HP's Mobility GBU will focus on developing consumer tablets, and will do so under the guidance of Alberto Torres, who most recently was in charge of Nokia's MeeGo products.

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