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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.  



“Stronger than steel” clothes from yeast-engineered silk

June 8th, 2015 at 2:34 pm » Comments Off

Bolt Threads, a Bay Area startup, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money.  The company has developed a synthetic, “programmable” alternative to larval- or arachnid-produced silk.  



Google and Levi’s looking to make computerized pants

June 2nd, 2015 at 3:51 pm » Comments Off

Google annouced on Friday that they were teaming up with Levi’s to make computerized jeans – using conductive fabric.  This could eventually allow wearers to use their legs as touchscreens.  



Body Labs 3D body scanning could find applications in everything from fashion to fitness

May 5th, 2015 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Body Labs 3D body scan. Manhattan-based startup Body Labs wants to 3D scan human bodies. But unlike scanning a piece of furniture, your body changes, and a scan today won’t be exactly the same as a scan made three weeks ago. That is exactly what Body Labs is counting on. Body Labs is exploring just […]



10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… […]



Turn Your Skin into a Touch Screen

December 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

A paris-based design company is looking to take the wearable devices trend to the next level with the visualization of ‘cicret‘, a bracelet that projects the screen of your smartphone directly onto your wrist. currently in the prototype phase, the wristband remotely hooks up to a mobile device and emits the interface onto the wearer’s […]



Sneak Peek: George Lucas’ Future Museum

December 14th, 2014 at 7:41 pm » Comments Off

Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s future: The new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a low-slung knoll inside a landscape of towering Lego, an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020.



Fabrics may soon be able to yield more health data than devices

November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

Data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer. What if your outfit made more than a fashion statement? Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and embedded into everyday wear. Hap Klopp, founder of North […]



Panther Vision Powercap – a solar-powered flashlight you wear on your head

September 30th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

Panther Vision Powercap When you go out into the darkness then you’d better be prepared with a good durable flashlight to light up your path. However,  packing an extra flashlight may sometimes make your gear a bit heavy which can slow you down.  



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