Cool Tech

Recent Stories

Scribble cancels Kickstarter campaign: Is it a hoax? (updated)

A new Kickstarter project called Scribble created a pen and a stylus that can perfectly match any color using a RGB sensor and then reproduce it faithfully.

Mobile

Making bearable wearables: Introducing the Wearable Tech Fashion Competition

In partnership with Nike, Intel, and Project Runway, Digital Trends presents FashioNXT’s first annual Wearable Technology Fashion Competition. The design that wins this competition – and ultimately breaks through in this space – will at last bring…

Wearables

World’s Fastest Camera can take more than 4 trillion photos per second

The iPhone's slow-motion camera records at 120 frames per second, but this new, fast camera, called STAMP, can record at an impressive 4 trillion frames per second, far more than any other camera.

Photography

Temporary tattoos powered by sweat may one day charge your smartphone

Scientists created a temporary tattoo that may one day be able to charge your smartphone or wearable. It also measures lactate and can be used to gauge the progress of a workout.

Mobile

Night at the Museum: You can tour this U.K. art gallery in the dark, using a robot avatar

Art-loving tech enthusiasts can enjoy a night at the museum this week as four camera-equipped robots gear up to live stream tours of the London's Tate Britain art gallery. Time your visit right and you can even take control of one of the bots.

Cool Tech

No tricks, no Photoshop, no strings: The OM/One speaker literally levitates

OM Audio's OM/One is a levitating, orb-shaped Bluetooth speaker that literally floats on thin air. And you can get one for $180 if you back its crowdfunding campaign.

Home Theater

Ridiculously large Neptune Pine watch up for pre-order, will cost an equally large $350

The Neptune Pine watchphone, which started life as a Kickstarter campaign, is ready for release, and those who missed out before can now pre-order their own wrist-worn smartphone replacement for $350.

Mobile

New Microsoft stabilization technology does stunning job of creating silky smooth videos

Some POV videos are so shaky that even the best stabilization software can't smooth out the footage – until now, that is. Engineers at Microsoft have recently developed a method to produce silky smooth videos, and hope to eventually release it as an app.

Photography

6 wearable gadgets that were ahead of their time (and not long for this world)

Wearable technology has existed for one form or another for decades. And it hasn’t always been a hit. Here are some of the bigger flops humans have endured in the continuing quest to combine man and machine.

Mobile

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 10, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

Is this what it’s like to have cleavage? We donned a ‘smart t-shirt’ with 896 LEDs

Is Ballantine's TShirtOS the future of smart clothing? We go body-on with the cool, Bluetooth equipped t-shirt, and see how the world reacts to its bright, animated LED screen.

Mobile

Check out this awesome ‘origami robot’ (though it may creep you out a bit)

A team of US-based researchers has created an extraordinary robot that self-assembles from a flat sheet. Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the technology could one day be used for complex, self-folding machines.

Cool Tech

Enough with the numbers! Fitness tracking in bed can only wreck a good romp

There is now a pedometer designed for your penis, recording thrusts as if they were laps at a gym. Here's why this is the dumbest thing we've heard all week.

Mobile

Say hello to WarKitteh, a cat collar that sniffs out weakly encrypted and unprotected Wi-Fi networks

With WarKitteh, you can strengthen your bond with your cat by enlisting them to sniff out weakly protected wireless Internet networks. Yes, you read that right. No, I haven't been sniffing paint.

Computing