Sonos puts personal home theater sound on your head with Ace debut

After years of bubbling online rumors, Sonos has finally revealed its first attempt to break into the overcrowded headphone market with the Ace wireless over-ears – which are clearly looking to dethrone the likes of Sony, Bose and Apple.

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Wrist-worn patch converts hand movements into messages in real time

An experimental new wearable could allow people such as stroke victims to communicate via subtle hand movements. The device takes the form of a relatively thin patch that is temporarily adhered to the skin on the back of the wrist.

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Wearable face sensors add to the evolution of tech that “gets” us

If humanoid robots are ever going to fully integrate in society, they're going to need to get good at reading our emotional states and responding appropriately. A new wearable from researchers in Korea could help them do just that.

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MIT takes a hands-on approach to tactile learning

Some folks prefer to get a grip on things to better understand concepts. Researchers have developed smart gloves for tactile learners that use haptic feedback and AI to teach users new skills, fast-track precision training and control robots remotely.

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Thermal Earring feels its wearer’s heat – via their earlobe

If you want to continuously monitor your body temperature, and you already wear earrings all day long, why not just have those earrings do the job? That's the thinking behind the Thermal Earring, which may someday be coming to an ear near you.

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Artus exoskeleton keeps users’ fingers from doing what they shouldn’t

Most exoskeletons are big, expensive, wearable devices designed to reduce the load on body parts such as the shoulders, arms or back. The Artus is different, in that it's made to protect the fingers … and it costs less than US$110.

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ExoM armored exoskeleton takes a load off – and stops bullets, too

Soldiers and tactical unit police officers often have a lot of heavy gear to carry, including the ballistic body armor that they're wearing. That's where the ExoM Up-Armoured Exoskeleton is intended to come in, as it's load-reducing and bulletproof.

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PhoneCam aims to bring body-camera security to everyday folks

Sometimes, violent people rein in their aggressive behavior if they know they're being recorded on video. Whipping out your phone and filming them, however, may make things even worse. That's where the PhoneCam is intended to come in.

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SmartHat may be the Swiss Army knife of safety helmets

On modern worksites, workers are typically required to carry – or even wear – quite a few electronic devices. The SmartHat is designed to make things easier, by packing a head-load of gadgets into a single safety helmet.

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Apple adds double-tap gesture control to adventure-ready Watch Ultra 2

If you thought that last year's Apple Watch Ultra was a pretty impressive adventure wearable, there was clearly room for improvement as the second generation launches – with a much brighter display, double-tap control and on-watch Siri.

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