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Virtual Reality ‘Sunglasses’ Launching This Year

August 25th, 2016 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for virtual reality headsets the size of “normal-looking glasses” may well be realized 10 years ahead of schedule after a Chinese firm announced plans to release lightweight goggles later this year. VR startup Dlodlo said its V1 headset would “redefine” virtual reality glasses when it is released in October, leaving behind the […]



Scientists create self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

August 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am » Comments Off

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.



The biggest Product Design trends set for 2016

June 16th, 2016 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.



A robotic suitcase that follows its owner around

June 1st, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest stresses of going on vacation is packing. Dragging almost-bursting cases on and off conveyor belts and around airports is not what most people enjoy doing, but the days of lugging heavy luggage through various ports and stations may well be over, thanks to a new invention – a suitcase that follows you around.



Did a Chinese startup just build the world’s first bendable screen bracelet phone?

May 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”



Ringly and MasterCard announce partnership to allow customers to pay with smart jewelry

November 10th, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

You are about to have another option at your fingertips to pay for things.  Last week, the smart jewelry company Ringly announces a partnership with MasterCard that will allow you to pay for items with the tap of a ring. (Video)



11 amazing pairs of futuristic shoes

November 4th, 2015 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

Fashion designers are starting to use all kinds of technology in their garments.  Scientific progress has always been an important part of shoe design — the invention of vulcanized rubber by Charles Goodyear directly led to boots that could climb Mount Everest, for example — and pro athletes consistently turn to Nike, Reebok, and other […]



World’s first 3D printed fashion collection printed entirely at home by designer Danit Peleg

August 3rd, 2015 at 8:37 pm » Comments Off

3D printing is beginning to gain some traction within the fashion industry. It has gained popularity by some of the industry’s most popular designers, and has attracted the attention of both celebrities and fashionistas from around the world. (Video)



Amazon on track to become America’s largest clothing retailer by 2017

July 27th, 2015 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

According to a report by financial analysts at Cowen, Amazon is set to become America’s largest apparel retailer by 2017. The e-commerce giant is gearing up to usurp the title held by Macy’s, Cowen reports:



Programmable clothes soon to be available commercially

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:50 pm » Comments Off

Conveying messages about wealth, taste, and personal beliefs, our clothes speak volumes about us.  So it’s no surprise that textiles have become another platform for electronic communication in this age of ubiquitous screens and social sharing.  



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