Daily Dystopia

China Claims It's Scanning Workers' Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric told a local news outlet that it’s reading production line workers’ emotions through sensors in their hats.
Samantha Cole

A Motorcycle Helmet Will Call an Ambulance and Text Your Family If You Have an Accident

Many people in Pakistan drive motorcycles. An Islamabad startup hopes their helmet will keep them safe.
Samar Warsi
Glass Half Full

We Asked Early Adopters of Google Glass If They're Excited About Version 2.0

After version one inspired a wave of panic about "Glassholes" and was discontinued, Google's parent company Alphabet is trying again—this time, in the workplace.
Carl Franzen

Nanomesh On-Skin Electronics Are a New Biointerface Frontier

New sensors are basically temporary tattoos that act as electronics interfaces.
Michael Byrne
Handy Invention

Watch a Prosthetic Third Thumb Play Guitar and Hold Wine Glasses

Three thumbs up.
Samantha Cole
Art School

Design Students Find Real-World Applications at Central Saint Martins

At Degree Show Two, it’s become fashionable to understand each another.
Catherine Chapman
Next Level Ink

MIT Has Created a Biosensing, Color Changing Tattoo Ink

These tattoos could help diabetics read their sugar levels without a needle.
Daniel Oberhaus
Tower of Babel

This Old School Wearable Puts a Thousand Languages Around Your Neck

Modeled after the Rosetta Stone, this nickel-sized wearable has 1,000 languages on it, including Swahili, Arabic and Hindi.
Nadja Sayej
our trackers ourselves

Apple Is Secretly Working on a Device That Tracks Blood Sugar

If they get it right, it could be amazing for people with diabetes.
Susan Rinkunas
textile art

'Snuggies for the Revolution’ Are the Coziest Way to Fight the Power

Johannah Herr is using the sleeved blanket to make anti-capitalism marketable.
Imran Hafiz
Internet of Tingling

Caress Your Long-Distance Lover With These Vibrating WiFi Touch Gloves

"There was a need to be able to touch and feel each other.”
Crystal Ponti

This Antique Jewelry Retrospective Proves Fashion Always Makes a Comeback

The 4000 years of personal ornaments have their moment at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Diana Shi