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:
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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.
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 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 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 […]
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… […]
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 […]
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.
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 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.