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How to Make the iPhone’s Touch ID Work With Gloves

It’s cold and with what feels like an eternity of wintery weather ahead of us, it’s most definitely glove-wearing season. Read More >>

gadgets
These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new — they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved. Read More >>

VR
Sony Patents Glove of Power for PlayStation VR

Sony has filed a bundle of patents regarding a hand-based controller for its PlayStation VR headset -- or any VR headset that ever gains critical mass -- that uses a flexible sensor to track finger location and position along with other motion and place-in-space detection systems. Read More >>

gadgets
Researchers Create Special Gloves to Make Blind People More Independent

Clever science/engineering-type folks have revealed a high-tech glove they claim is capable of helping blind and visually-impaired people make their way around independently. The team, made up of University of Nevada and University of Arkansas researchers, says its creation features cameras, microphones and temperature sensors, which combine to collect information about surrounding objects. Read More >>

monster machines
These Hard Suit Power Gloves Give You the Grip of a Kraken

Lobsters never took over the world because their claws are terrible at grasping. It's the same reason deep sea divers, especially those that venture so far down that they require Atmospheric Dive Suits to keep from imploding, have such difficulty manipulating their tools at depth—the suits' conventional lobster-like "prehensor" grippers are complete rubbish. But these new robo-gloves from MIT startup Vishwa Robotics will offer divers superior, Ninja Turtle-esque grip even 20,000 leagues below the sea. Read More >>

gaming
Control VR Gloves are Like the Powerglove You Always Wanted

So let's say you've got your Oculus Rift headset on and it's pretty awesome, but what could make it more immersive? How about looking down and seeing your hands. There are already some solutions to that problem, but Control VR's new glove controllers look like the best so far. Read More >>

safety
Colour-Changing Gloves Alert Lab Workers To Invisible Toxins

The trickiest part of avoiding exposure to toxic substances is that they're often invisible, odorless, and undetectable to our five senses. And as an alternative to expensive detectors and other electronic sensors, researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Regensburg have created a simple pair of gloves that turn colour in the presence of toxic airborne materials. Read More >>

bicycles
Turn Signal Gloves Vastly Increase Your Chances of Surviving an Urban Bike Ride

Your average motorist is more used to sharing the road with other vehicles than cyclists. So instead of just relying on your arms to safely signal an upcoming turn, consider these turn signal gloves, which let both cyclists and motorists alike know where you're headed. Read More >>

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AnyGlove’s “Secret Goo” Turns Normal Gloves into Capacitive, Touch-Friendly Techno Gloves

Given that the UK's chaotic new weather systems seem to involve us wearing gloves all the way up to September's surprise 110-degree heatwave, there might be quite a market for AnyGlove. It's a liquid you dribble on your wool-covered fingertips so soft fabric gloves work on a touchscreen. A much more elegant solution than poking your phone with a sausage. Read More >>

science
Secret Elixir Makes Any Glove Touchscreen-Friendly

By now it's almost impossible to find a winter glove that doesn't work with touchscreen devices. But if you've got a favourite pair that predates the iPhone, this AnyGlove potion will let you use them with a touchscreen display without having to resort to sewing conductive thread onto the fingertips. Read More >>

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Bluetooth Gloves: Because Even Talking Into Your Hand Looks Less Stupid Than an Earpiece

It's an issue that's plagued cellphone users for years now. You like the convenience a Bluetooth headset promises, but don't want to look like a complete tool walking down the street. So as a happy medium, Hi-Fun has created this Bluetooth glove that lets you make and take calls like you're pantomiming the 'call me' gesture. Read More >>

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It Was Only a Matter of Time: A Facebook “Like” Inspired Oven Mit

I guess you can't blame a company for cashing in on a catchy trend. Facebook's "Like" button is everywhere, and everyone is liking stuff—as much ironically as genuinely (which can get a little weird). Read More >>

desired
I Want These Rave Gloves So I Can Blow My Kid’s Mind

Okay, my rave days are long, long over. But I still want some of these EmazingLights gloves that the dude in this video has (who is apparently and unfortunately named Skidz) because I'm sure they would blow my one-year-old's mind. Read More >>

guts
New Capacitive Touchscreens Recognise Your Gloved Fingers

It's old news by now, but capacitive touchscreens are a pain to use in the winter because they can't detect your fingertaps through a pair of gloves. But SMK has improved the design of their 6.5-inch panels so that devices like car navigation systems can still be operated if you're driving with gloves on. Read More >>