You can track everything: the parents who digitise their babies lives

March 3, 2019

Socks that record heart rate and cots that mimic the womb might promise parents peace of mind but is the data given to tech firms a fair exchange? You dont need to spend much time in the presence of a small child and an iPhone to feel a little disconcerted. One-year-olds hypnotised by creepy Baby Shark ephemera on YouTube; two-year-olds who can swipe before they can talk; my own five-year-old…


From psychoactive drugs to silent spas: 2018’s weirdest wellness trends

January 7, 2018

Forget turmeric lattes and Fitbits: this year is all about smart drugs, tiger nut milk and tracking your own mindfulness Classes streamed into your living room Like Netflix, but for spin classes might seem an obvious pitch, but its taken a while for the perfect storm of rapidly improving tech and outrageously priced real-life classes to kick in, making at-home training an increasingly preferable prospect. Why, after all, should you…


The connected vagina: monitor how full your tampon is with a new app

August 15, 2017

my.Flow promises to prevent a girls worst nightmare of having blood leak through her new white pants but is this really the innovation we need? The first rule of menstruation etiquette is you dont talk about menstruation, particularly to men. If you must discuss your period you do so quietly and euphemistically. When youre surfing the crimson wave and have to go to the bathroom, you make sure your period…


Five of the best sports watches

May 25, 2017

Inspired by the London Marathon? A running watch with GPS, distance tracking and health and fitness stats is a great way to monitor your progress 1. TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music220 TomToms Huawei Watch 2 is an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch with dedicated fitness features and third-party app support, with built-in GPS, heart-rate monitor and optional 4G. You get all-day activity tracking through the Daily Tracking or Google Fit, including inactivity…