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'Gadgets supporting humans' has been taken literally for the Bionic Bra

'Gadgets supporting humans' has been taken literally for the Bionic Bra

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Smart sensors in clothing is a future that's starting to reveal itself already with heart rate sensors in bras from Victoria's Secret. But a new item called the Bionic Bra has taken it to the next level not only with intelligent sensors but with actuators... >>

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

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Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, the Quantum of the Seas, has been described as the world's first smart ship and we can see why with its robot bar, sky diving machine, virtual balconies and bumper car experience. It's a big ship, measuring 348 metres... >>

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which ship is the smartest of them all? Quantum of the Seas is the answer the Royal Carribean mirror would give, but we wanted to find out for ourselves what makes this new cruise ship the "world's first smartship". From a... >>

Bluesmart suitcase weighs your kit, locks digitally, charges your phone and can be tracked

Bluesmart suitcase weighs your kit, locks digitally, charges your phone and can be tracked

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Luggage is about to get a digital upgrade for the better. The Bluesmart case can be locked, and weighed from your phone, which it charges. Bluesmart, launched on Indiegogo today, is a travel suitcase with smart sensors. Load the bag up with your travel... >>

These new technologies will shape our future

These new technologies will shape our future

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The expected future of technology, where everyone zips about in flying cars or lives on the Moon, might not turn out quite like that. Instead disruptive new technologies are changing the way we live now and will change our lives in the future entirely.... >>

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

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BAE Systems has announced a new technology that will allow its aircraft to "feel" damage. The skin-like covering will plaster the plane in tens of thousands of micro-sensors which will be able to "feel" structural changes. They could also measure wind... >>

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

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Climote, the smarthome climate control, is going to be available to all ScottishPower customers after the two signed a deal together. That means that whether at home or out and about people will be able to control their home's heating using a mobile.... >>

ZigBee and others explained

ZigBee and others explained

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You've likely heard of the phrase "home automation" and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that's not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking... >>

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

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Birmingham based 383 Labs has introduced Nosee, a smart pollen and air quality sensor that could help hay fever sufferers. At the moment pollen counts are largely found on weather reports which cover huge areas. The Nosee, will allow users to get a local... >>

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

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If you could add dimming to your lights, without having to wire in a new dimmer switch, you would right? That's what Nanoleaf believes and it's why it has made the Bloom lightbulb which can be dimmed using a normal light switch. Nanoleaf, better known... >>

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

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Thread has been developed by seven companies as a standard to allow for intelligent smart homes that work better. It will mean lower power consumption and smarter linked gadgets. Currently there are options like ITTT which causes on action, like opening... >>

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

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Smart homes mean gadgets that communicate, but at what cost? More power drain is coming as the home gets smarter and Smappee is here to let you know what's draining power and where. Smappee claims it'll be able to cut £2.8 billion from UK energy bills.... >>

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

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Nest has announced its Nest Developer Program to create a more connected home. That could mean a fully automated experience is not too far off. At the moment Nest is working with developers and brands to integrate the smart controls. Jawbone's UP24 band,... >>

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

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Science says differing lights can affect mood. If science says so then it must be true. With that in mind Holi has released the Smart Mood Lamp which, you guessed it, uses light to affect your mood. Let's hope it works as by the time you plug it in, £180... >>

Smart electric bike review
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Smart electric bike review

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Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the... >>

Smart Forstars pictures and hands-on

Smart Forstars pictures and hands-on

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When Pocket-Lint chatted to Gorden Wagener – chief of design for Daimler (Mercedes and Smart) at the Paris auto show, he told us that Smarts are the iPhones of the car world. Sorry to disagree with you Gorden, but we’ve already awarded that accolade... >>

Smart Forstars concept car unveiled, the urban vehicle with built-in home cinema projector

Smart Forstars concept car unveiled, the urban vehicle with built-in home cinema projector

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Daimler's urban car brand Smart is going all out to embrace technology with its latest sports utility coupé concept vehicle. Not only is the Smart Forstars electrically driven - taking its cue from the Smart fortwo Brabus with its 60kW magneto-electric... >>

Smart ForspeED electric concept hands-on

Smart ForspeED electric concept hands-on

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Okay, so it’s a concept, but by wow is it a sexy one. You’re looking at the Smart ForSpeED (yeah, we know) concept car by Smart to show just what an electric vehicle could look like in the future. Pretty looks aside, the car can do 37mph in 5.5 seconds... >>

Smart shows off new look Fortwo

Smart shows off new look Fortwo

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Smart has given the world the first glimpse of its new fortwo, which will hit showrooms in autumn 2007. Launched back in 1998, the original Smart Fortwo (the City Coupe as it was known) revolutionised the way people viewed urban driving, despite weak... >>

Smart launches the Smart Car Credit Card

Smart launches the Smart Car Credit Card

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A great reason to buy a Smart Fortwo is the fact that as petrol-powered motors go, it’s pretty green. Sure, you have to put up with some atrocious handling and a car that’s beginning to show its age - but if green motoring on a budget appeals, there... >>

Smart launches fortwo Brabus edition red

Smart launches fortwo Brabus edition red

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Would you pay £15,000 for a smart fortwo? Thought not, but that hasn’t stopped the ailing yet ever so cute subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz selling one. The fortwo Brabus edition red, available in both coupe and cabrio flavas. Is the latest in a long line... >>

Smart Roadster looks to live again - in Wales

Smart Roadster looks to live again - in Wales

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DaimlerChrysler's Smart roadster and coupe may live again, with news that a consortium is scouting sites in South Wales to make re-branded versions of the discontinued car. Although the car giant never made a profit with any of the quirky two seat cars... >>