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Apple’s latest patents hint at sleep tracker and continued work on AR

Apple has been awarded a series of five patents this week, including one that hints at the company’s work on sleep tracking, and an update to its efforts in augmented reality, among others. The post Apple’s latest patents hint at sleep tracker and continued work on AR appeared first on Digital Trends. Christian de Looper…

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Graphene on toast? Edible electronics could help shield you from food poisoning

Researchers at Rice University have been lasering graphene foam onto food. And the results could one day help your food warn you about potential food poisoning or track its path to your table. The post Graphene on toast? Edible electronics could help shield you from food poisoning appeared first on Digital Trends. Luke Dormehl https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/graphene-on-toast/…

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think — so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you’re in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset. The post Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100…

Body Glove has built a stand-up paddleboard big enough for six

The Crusader inflatable stand-up paddleboard from Body Glove is large enough to support up to six people, and comes with dual air pumps and four collapsible paddles so everyone can join in on the fun. The post Body Glove has built a stand-up paddleboard big enough for six appeared first on Digital Trends. Kraig Becker…

These $1 test strips detect fentanyl in street drugs, could curb overdoses

Researchers have shown that low-cost test strips can be used to detect fentanyl in street drugs, warning opioid abusers of its presence and potentially saving them from a fatal overdose. The post These $1 test strips detect fentanyl in street drugs, could curb overdoses appeared first on Digital Trends. Dyllan Furness https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/low-cost-test-strips-fentanyl/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

UV lights in public spaces could kill airborne flu viruses on the spot

Using overhead ultraviolet lights to stop the spread of flu in its tracks? Yes, please — and it could soon be here thanks to researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The post UV lights in public spaces could kill airborne flu viruses on the spot appeared first on Digital Trends. Luke Dormehl https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/flu-virus-uv-overhead-light/ www.big4all.org…

How to pack a backpack like a pro

Save space and hike right by learning how to pack a backpack the best way. Here’s how your backpack was designed to be packed, and the accessories that can help you along the way. The post How to pack a backpack like a pro appeared first on Digital Trends. Tyler Lacoma https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/how-to-pack-a-backpack/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Tufts of fiber kept us toasty in Columbia’s oddly effective new winter gear

Comprised of a similar reflective technology seen in NASA space blankets, Columbia Sportswear’s upcoming winter apparel line excels at keeping body temperatures high when exterior temperatures are zero or below. The post Tufts of fiber kept us toasty in Columbia’s oddly effective new winter gear appeared first on Digital Trends. Rick Stella https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/first-look-columbia-winter-apparel/ www.big4all.org #news…

Apple Watch heart-rate sensor can detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy

According to the latest study from Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger, the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor is capable of detecting diabetes with an 85 percent accuracy rate — but there’s a catch. The post Apple Watch heart-rate sensor can detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy appeared first on Digital Trends. Lulu Chang https://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/apple-watch-detect-diabetes/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Amazfit promises 45 days of battery life from its $99 smartwatch

The new Amazfit Bit smartwatch comes with an always-on display, heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, smartphone notifications, and a 45-day battery life. It also weighs just one ounce and costs $99. The post Amazfit promises 45 days of battery life from its $99 smartwatch appeared first on Digital Trends. Kraig Becker https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/amazfit-bit-smartwatch/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Study: Vanilla, cinnamon, and butter e-cig flavors are more harmful than others

A new study coming out of University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that cinnamon, vanilla, and buttery flavors of e-cigarettes rank among the worst in terms of terms of toxicity. The post Study: Vanilla, cinnamon, and butter e-cig flavors are more harmful than others appeared first on Digital Trends. Luke Dormehl https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/e-cig-flavors-toxic-study/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Experimental AR projection system lets surgeons see ‘through’ a patient’s skin

Imagine if surgeons were able to see their patients’ internal anatomy without having to cut into them. That is the basis for an intriguing new augmented reality project at the University of Alberta. The post Experimental AR projection system lets surgeons see ‘through’ a patient’s skin appeared first on Digital Trends. Luke Dormehl https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/surgeons-projectdr-alberta/ www.big4all.org #news…

LifeStraw makes drinking water safer with lead filtration technology

Renowned water filtration company LifeStraw adds lead filtration technology to current products and a new gravity filter, intended for outdoor enthusiasts and communities affected by natural disasters. The post LifeStraw makes drinking water safer with lead filtration technology appeared first on Digital Trends. Amanda Ellis https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/lifestraw-lead-filtration-technology/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business…

Save time and get healthy with the best meal-planning apps

Meal-planning apps help make cooking, shopping for ingredients, and finding the right recipes easy — especially if you want to save time or lose weight. Take a look at the best meal-planning apps to see how they can help. The post Save time and get healthy with the best meal-planning apps appeared first on Digital…

TMI? Fitness tracking ‘heatmap’ could compromise secret military locations

The fitness-tracking Strava “Heatmap” can show you popular jogging trails and bike routes from around the world, but it can also inadvertently reveal the locations of U.S. military personnel stationed in secret installations. The post TMI? Fitness tracking ‘heatmap’ could compromise secret military locations appeared first on Digital Trends. Mark Austin https://www.digitaltrends.com/health-fitness/strava-heatmap-reveals-military-locations/ www.big4all.org #news #info…