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The Future of Tech Is Sideways Headphones The Future of Tech Is Sideways Headphones

For better or for worse, Silicon Valley is always on the hunt for The Next Big Thing. But while tech giants like Apple and Google have bet big on developing the latest wearable technology, the real future of smart devices may have been sitting right under our noses (or is it on top our heads???) all along.

Report: Apple Explores the Idea of Making Its Own Google Glass Report: Apple Explores the Idea of Making Its Own Google Glass

According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is exploring making digital glasses:

Wearable Tech In 1922 Was a Radio Inside Your Top Hat Wearable Tech In 1922 Was a Radio Inside Your Top Hat

Many people are convinced that wearable tech will revolutionize our relationship with technology in the coming decades. But we’ve been waiting on this revolution in some form or another for a century. Case in point: This kid who had it all figured out in 1922 when he invented a radio that fit inside his top hat.

These Goofy Earmuffs Harvest Energy From Your Jaw as You Snack These Goofy Earmuffs Harvest Energy From Your Jaw as You Snack

Montreal researchers have invented earmuffs with a chin strap that turns your jawbone into an energy source, in case you were wondering how insane the quest for alternative energy sources has become.

Americans Are Surprisingly Optimistic About the Future of Technology Americans Are Surprisingly Optimistic About the Future of Technology

Even in an age of security leaks and government surveillance, amazingly, Americans still feel pretty good about the role that technology will play in their lives, according to a new study. However, when you ask them about the specific advances—like bioengineering, wearable tech, drones, and robots—Americans are a bit…

Anyone Can Buy Google Glass Today, Starting Now Anyone Can Buy Google Glass Today, Starting Now

If you've long lusted over a pair of the world's geekiest glasses, today all your Christmases come at once. For one day only, Google is allowing any United States resident to buy Glass.

Samsung Gear 2 Teardown: Surprisingly Repairable For a Smartwatch Samsung Gear 2 Teardown: Surprisingly Repairable For a Smartwatch

If you've been wondering how Samsung manages to cram everything into its Gear 2 smartwatch, then wonder no longer: iFixit has torn the thing apart to see what they've crammed into its tiny frame.

This Wearable Abacus Is Basically the World's Oldest Smart Ring This Wearable Abacus Is Basically the World's Oldest Smart Ring

Smart rings may seem like something from an impossible (or at least highly unlikely) vision of the future, but surprisingly enough, tech you can wrap around your little finger isn't anything new. Just take this itty-bitty abacus from the 17th century as proof.

Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Improve Check-Ins Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Improve Check-Ins

Customer privacy be damned. Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a trial using Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2 to provide its employees with personalized data about its upper class passengers.

Is There Any Wearable Tech You Actually Want to Wear? Is There Any Wearable Tech You Actually Want to Wear?

Smart glasses, fitness trackers, intelligent contact lenses, hell, even weird bracelets that tell you when to get out of the sun. Wearable tech seems to be very much the future—just ask Dilbert—but do you want to wear any of it?

A Bracelet to Keep You Safe From the Sun and Tell You What SPF to Use A Bracelet to Keep You Safe From the Sun and Tell You What SPF to Use

Netatmo is slowly creating a reputation for itself of combining smart sensors with neat design, having recently teamed up with Philippe Starck to produce a sleek wireless thermostat. Now, it's joined forces with Louis Vuitton to produce a bracelet that'll keep you safe in the sun.

Google Glass Owners Can Get an Updated Pair For Free Google Glass Owners Can Get an Updated Pair For Free

Those ahead of the curve enough to be in possession of Google Glass can now swap their existing pair of smart specs for an updated version of the hardware—free of charge.

Sony's Play For Elderly Tech Fans: A Wearable Smart Wig? Sony's Play For Elderly Tech Fans: A Wearable Smart Wig?

Sony’s engineers have filed a patent for a new form of wearable tech, only this one differs from the watches and glasses currently doing the rounds. Sony’s come up with the idea of a smart wig, with embedded rumble tech to tap the wearer on the scalp when they get a message.

WSJ: Google's Smartwatch Could Be "Ready Within Months" WSJ: Google's Smartwatch Could Be "Ready Within Months"

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google's smart watch is "in late-stage development," and the company is in talks with suppliers to begin mass production of the device soon.

Electronic Make-Up Lets You Activate Gadgets By Blinking Electronic Make-Up Lets You Activate Gadgets By Blinking

A cheeky wink can say an awful lot—but now it can do an awful lot, too. A new range of conducting cosmetics means that you could soon be activating electronics with the blink of an eye.

Report: Next-Gen Google Glass Planned For 2014 and Will Be 'Cool' Report: Next-Gen Google Glass Planned For 2014 and Will Be 'Cool'

Google Glass — it’s Robocop, it’s The Terminator, it’s every sci-fi dream we’ve ever had, right? At least it should be: Glass may be causing nerdgasms all over Google Campus, but to the guy on the street it’s the dorkiest looking gadget ever. Thankfully, Google is working on it.

When I Actually Wear Google Glass When I Actually Wear Google Glass

So far most of what's been written about Google Glass has been united by one commonality: It's been written from the perspective of someone who had to wear Glass. Because they were going to write about it. But here's when you'll actually want to wear it. Or at least, when I do.

Not sure if you're exactly a smartwatch kind of person? Check out Lifehacker's nifty little guide to help you figure out if you should make the jump.

Meet the Lucky People Who Suddenly Owe Google $1500 Meet the Lucky People Who Suddenly Owe Google $1500

We already know the first, lucky six who have the honor of paying Google $1,500 in exchange for Glass and the adventures and general ridicule that will follow. But now, @projectglass is in the process of announcing the rest of the lucky winners by replying individually to each of their past #ifihadglass tweets.…

Electronic Sensor Tattoos Can Now Be Printed Directly Onto Human Skin Electronic Sensor Tattoos Can Now Be Printed Directly Onto Human Skin

Thanks to the same people that brought us the stick-on electric tattoo and stretchable battery, we're now looking at a future of electronic sensors that can be printed directly onto human skin.

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