Active ‘self-tracking’ to help Ajax on its way to the next championship

As technology becomes more accessible to everybody, an increasing number of soccer coaches and clubs are beginning to see the use of active monitoring of their players. First, the Dutch national soccer coach started checking their sleep patterns, and now Ajax’ coach Frank de Boer has started investigating the stress factor. This was one of […]

13:56 wristband lets you operate your smartphone by moving your arm

I have often said it — it is possible to take the development of wearables too far. However, contrary to the Embrace+, the 13:56 wristband offers more potential than people initially thought. But its creators have made a few design choices that are likely to prohibit large-scale success. Although the 13:56 wristband features a simple […]

One in three Brits visit their GP less often due to the advent of health gadgets

A recent study into the use of activity trackers and other health-related gadgets among the British public has yielded a number of interesting insights. Not only do the British extensively invest in gadgets, it also causes them to visit their general practitioner less frequently. No less than one in three of the participants in the […]

8 things you didn’t know about Samsung’s Galaxy Gear

Samsung’s smartwatch Galaxy Gear has hit the shops. In the beginning of September, the device was presented during the IFA and met with predominantly positive feedback. Needless to say we have already covered the smartwatch extensively, but here’s a brief overview of the 8 most important advantages the Gear has to offer! 1. More than […]

Life-logging camera Memoto goes into private beta with first production models

We start off the week with Memoto, the life-logging camera from Swedish soil. Funnily enough, we already cursorily touched on this highly successful crowd funding initiative, but this is the first time we dedicate a feature on it. With the first cameras rolling off the production belt, this is a good moment to pay a […]

Quantum Teleportation: one step closer to Star Trek

Doctor Who and Lieutenant Commander Scott can high-five each other: researchers at the University of Queensland have managed to teleport information on a chip using quantum teleportation. Whoa, Scotty! An absolute scoop, according to the Australians. For the first time in history, a team of scientists have managed to teleport a series of data packages […]

Ton Steenman: ‘Besides connectivity, analyzing all the data is our key challenge’

Last week, he really played a home match. During the FIA Mobility Conference in The Hague, Intel executive Ton Steenman, a former resident of the Dutch court-capital, delivered a keynote on connected cars. A chip manufacturer at a car event — it’s more logical than it would seem at first glance. We spoke to Steenman […]

Motorola files patent for a smart wristband with eye tracking and voice recognition

The focus for the next generation of wearables seems to be on the wrist. This is evidenced by Nike’s FuelBand and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, as well as a comment by Apple’s Tim Cook, who described the human wrist as “highly interesting”. This has given rise to development in other areas as well, a case in […]

Everybody can improve their gardening skills with the smart Soil IQ

They say it helps if you talk to your plants. They won’t talk back, but, taking its cue from Koubachi, the smart Soil IQ sensor intends to help you with gardening or cultivating your own fruit and vegetables. Green fingers never came cheaper! The Soil IQ is more than a compact, sleekly designed sensor. With […]

RIDEYE: a black box for bikes

Lately, the number of accidents involving cyclists seems to have picked up at an alarming pace. And more often than one would imagine, people decide to drive on without giving a moment’s thought to the accident or the parties involved. This inspired Cedric Bosch to develop RIDEYE, a black box that you can mount on […]