Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray is a freelance writer, photographer and desktop publisher based in western Maryland.

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The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue
Technology

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

A high-tech toilet is an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
Technology

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose
Technology

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision
Technology

This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision

Staring at screens can hurt your vision, but the UltimEyes app aims to do the exact opposite.
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking
Technology

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

This startup is developing products that allow people to monitor damage to their DNA, and is crowdsourcing the huge amounts of data required to make those results meaningful.
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees
News and Trends

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead?
Mobile

Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead?

This new device packs a big tech punch in a tiny, stylish design.
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World
News and Trends

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

In places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed, this system aims to sterilize the grimy bits.
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra
News and Trends

Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

The tech giant tried to do something similar for men but it just didn't work out.
Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee
Mobile

Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee

The Scentee device releases a puff of scent like apples or jasmine whenever you get an email or someone comments on your Facebook page.
Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.
News and Trends

Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.

This 'barrier-free sport-vehicle' is like the sport utility of wheelchairs.
A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.
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A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

This Swedish startup has created a bike helmet that you wear around your neck.
Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo
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Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas
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A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

More than 50 percent of the Urbee 2 vehicle has been 3-D printed and it can travel at speeds up to 70 mph.
Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad
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Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

Tiny, biodegradable sensors could have big potential for all sorts of medical- and food-related industries.
This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument
Office Tech

This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

The Ototo is a pocket-sized circuit board that can make pots and pans, a chocolate bar or even a plant play music. Yes, really.
Tablet Wars: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2
Mobile

Tablet Wars: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2

The tablet wars are getting even more interesting, as Nokia unveiled a new device today and Microsoft's latest tablet hit store shelves. Here's how each device stacks up.
PayPal Updates iPhone, Android Apps to Make Transactions Smoother and Faster
Apps & Software

PayPal Updates iPhone, Android Apps to Make Transactions Smoother and Faster

The revamped app comes with more payment options and social features, among others.
New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier
Social Media

New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

Businesses are now allowed to use comments, likes or messages as entries, and use likes as a voting mechanism in promotions.
Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?
Mobile

Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

This new service might be just a way for the social network to learn more about users' shopping habits.
3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future
Social Media

3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

The popular image-sharing site looks toward improved search results and expanding its ecommerce capabilities.
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online
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Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
Will Google's Chromecast Revolutionize Your Living Room -- and Conference Room?
Mobile

Will Google's Chromecast Revolutionize Your Living Room -- and Conference Room?

The new device lets you view all types of content from any internet-connected device on your TV.
Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway
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Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

The online retailing giant has partnered with MakerBot and other startups to start a service for selling custom-created merchandise.
Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile

Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets

The tech giant has redesigned its popular mobile app for navigation.
3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million
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3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

In the all-stock deal, MakerBot is positioning to help 3-D printing 'lead the next industrial revolution.'

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