Innovation Hub's gadget guru Ben Saren joined us with suggestions on how to rev up your down time. (Not that there's anything wrong with binge-watching your favorite television show.) Check out his picks for the best diversions and distractions, from a personal flying drone to an addictive app for your phone. Read more...
Now, we turn from Anita Elberse's take on the blockbuster in entertainment to the gadgets that entertain us. David Pogue of WGBH's NOVA spends his time thinking about the race to make phones ever slimmer, their cameras just a bit better, and our watches a little smarter. We chatted about his predictions for the latest and greatest breakthroughs in technology.
We talked in this week's show about very smart computers - including Watson, the supercomputer and Jeopardy! champion. Want a little taste of Watson in your own home? Gadget guru Ben Saren has some pointers on how the newest gadgets can spruce up your humble abode, from a smart scale to replace the one languishing in your upstairs bathroom to a thermostat that knows exactly how late you like staying in bed on the weekends.
Struggling to keep cool (and swat off those pesky mosquitoes) in these dog days of August? Trying to sneak in some quality outdoors time before the weather changes? Ben Saren, Innovation Hub's gadget guru, is here to help in this exclusive web extra.