1. We won’t try to tell you that hi-Fun gloves ($70) aren’t “pointless and completely laughable.” But it’s still hard to resist a Bluetooth-enabled glove that hides a microphone in its pinkie finger and a speaker in its thumb so that the wearer needs only to make the “call me” sign to carry on a phone chat.

    You must have your smartphone nearby, but you can receive a call or redial a number by merely touching the back of the glove. “If you have cold hands and you hate headsets and you’re cool with looking like a total crazy person, here you go.” 

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  2. Water-resistant phones? Yes, please. 

    Sony’s flagship phone for 2013, the Xperia Z, comes with a 5-inch HD display, runs a glitzy version of Android, and is only 7.9mm thick — stuff we’ve come to expect from most high-end phones. What makes this one special is that its connection ports (Micro USB, micro-SD, and its SIM card) are all hidden under little panels to make the Z water resistant — you can dunk the thing in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes at a time. You’re probably not the type to bring your phone into the tub — or are you? Either way, this sort of water-resistant technology will hopefully become common enough that we don’t have to worry about our phones on rainy days or on trips to the beach

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  3. The telephone undoubtedly improved human communication, but it didn’t quite bring world peace… 

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    (Source: theweek.com)