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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.  

“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 […]

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