Gadgets 

AFib gadget packs BP monitor, ECG into singular device

Omron Healthcare launched its latest innovation, Complete, May 1, marking the first time a blood pressure (BP) monitor with electrocardiogram (ECG) capabilities has hit the commercial market. Complete was recently cleared by the FDA, Omron said in a release, and is reportedly the first-ever BP monitor to incorporate ECG abilities into a single device. The monitor is paired with an upper-arm cuff that allows users to simultaneously monitor their BP and ECG readings at home. “Complete is a groundbreaking tool for patients managing AFib and for those who suspect they may…

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Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that were destined to fail. Gizmodo examined the persistent Pyrex glass controversy—you know, the one involving exploding glass. And we reported on aviation’s shift toward automated systems, and how experts have been warning of the potential for crashes like…

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