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Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray is a freelance writer, photographer and desktop publisher based in western Maryland. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, MSNBC, Wall Street Run, LifeHacker, Earthtechling and others. She also runs a home-based business making cloth diapers and other baby gear.

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

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.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

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.
March 24, 2014 in Technology
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

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.
March 10, 2014 in Technology
This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision

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.
February 28, 2014 in Technology
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

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.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

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.
January 28, 2014 in News and Trends
Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead?

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.
January 13, 2014 in Mobile
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

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.
December 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

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.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee

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.
December 4, 2013 in Mobile
Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.

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

This 'barrier-free sport-vehicle' is like the sport utility of wheelchairs.
November 26, 2013 in News and Trends
A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

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.
November 22, 2013 in News and Trends
Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
November 13, 2013 in News and Trends
A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

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.
November 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

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.
October 31, 2013 in News and Trends
This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

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.
October 29, 2013 in Office Tech
Tablet Wars: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2

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.
October 23, 2013 in Mobile
PayPal Updates iPhone, Android Apps to Make Transactions Smoother and Faster

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

The revamped app comes with more payment options and social features, among others.
September 7, 2013 in Apps & Software
New Facebook Update Makes Creating and Managing Promotions Easier

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.
August 28, 2013 in Social Media
Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

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.
August 17, 2013 in Mobile
3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

The popular image-sharing site looks toward improved search results and expanding its ecommerce capabilities.
August 2, 2013 in Social Media
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
July 25, 2013 in News and Trends
Will Google's Chromecast Revolutionize Your Living Room -- and Conference Room?

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.
July 25, 2013 in Mobile
Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

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.
July 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets

Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets

The tech giant has redesigned its popular mobile app for navigation.
July 10, 2013 in Mobile
3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

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.'
June 20, 2013 in News and Trends