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Google's Project Soli: Your Hands Are The Only Interface You'll Need

What if there is an invisible button placed within your thumb and index fingers– you can press it by tapping your fingers together. Imagine a Virtual …

Dot Braille Smartwatch

Price: $290 | Buy | LinkSouth Korean company Dot claims that it’s already mass producing its award-winning design for a Braille smartwatch. The …

Braille

These Vibrating GPS Insoles Ensure You’ll Never Get Lost

By<p>Mar 01 2017, 4:54 PM<p>You’ve learned two things as a dad: First, you’re on your feet a lot, and they hurt. Second, it’s not at all difficult to get …

Wearable Tech

Do fitness trackers really make a difference?

Fitness trackers – so many people these days wear them. But do these digital helpers make a difference?<p>A recent study in the Journal of the American …

UC Berkeley

Your sleep tracker may actually disturb your sleep, study suggests

Eight hours seems to be the ideal amount of sleep for most people, even though few of us are able to get that amount of rest. In a bid to improve …

Sleep

"Smart Condom" Will Tell You Just How Bad Your Sex Was

Because you've always wanted to know your partner's thrust velocity.<p>"Have you ever wondered how many calories you're burning during intercourse? How many thrusts? Speed of your thrusts? The duration of your sessions? Frequency? How many different positions you use in the period of a week, month or …

10 most influential wearable devices

Since the 17th century we’ve been strapping bits and pieces to our bodies in pursuit of technological nirvana<p>Wearable technology is arguably the most exciting area of consumer technology at the moment, but its beginnings go a lot further back than you might expect.<p>Abacus Ring, 17th century<p>The …

Wearable Tech

High-Tech Condom Ring Coming Out To Measure Boink Performance

For the full “Terminator” bionic man effect comes a brave-new-world condom ring to measure almost everything guys have wanted to know about their sexual performance.<p>The i.Con bills itself as the “World’s First Smart Condom.” (“Welcome to the future of wearable technology in the bedroom,” notes …

Monitor your sex life with a Fitbit for your junk

It’s called the i.Con Smart Condom, and you should be afraid of anyone owning one<p>Because we live in a world of social media obsession and our lives are basically open books, researchers have developed a "smart condom" that can let everyone know just how well you're doing in bed.<p>Called the i.Con …

Condoms

How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool

When Fawn Galli, an interior designer, needed drapery for floor-to-ceiling French windows overlooking Central Park in the apartment of the screenwriter David Koepp, no ordinary fabric would do.<p>Plain silk, traditional florals and damasks all lacked the sense of freshness she desired. Instead, she …

Barneys New York

Denmark Just Ran Their Entire Country on 100% Wind Energy

Scandinavian Sustainability<p>Countries all over the world are making major strides in renewable energy. Many nations are investing in new clean energy …

Renewable Energy

GE CEO: It is the end of the 'global elite'

"We're in an era when some very basic assumptions about the global economy are being tested," he said in his annual letter to shareholders. "There is deep skepticism toward the ideas that powered economic expansion for a generation."<p>That said, globalization is not coming to an end, according to …

Globalization

UK Startup Uses Augmented Reality ECHO Tech for Skyscraper-Sized Ads

UK start-up Lightvert is taking augmented reality to the skies, set to produce skyscraper-sized ads visible only to individual viewers’ eyes. Made …

What will paid advertising look (sound) like on Amazon's Echo and Dot?

Amazon is looking to bring paid search to Alexa, but exactly what does that mean? Columnist Justin Freid explores some possibilities.

This Air Filter Company’s Stylish Scarf Keeps You From Getting the Flu

Call it hypochondriac chic.<p>If you’re a fashionista who’s also afraid of getting sick, an air filter company in Sweden has the perfect scarf for …

Advertising Industry

Emerging IoT Ideas Reshaping Our Lives

Most of the giant technology companies have directed all their efforts towards smart homes, connected cars and the smart office, reshaping our daily …

The Cities of the Future Will Be Efficient, Sustainable, and Smart

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How all those people live, and what their lives are like, will …

Smart Cities

SeaCell Fiber Turns Seaweed Into More Than A Sushi Ingredient

<i>SeaCell fiber makes the benefits of seaweed wearable.</i><p>We usually obtain natural textiles from the fiber of earth-bound plants like cotton and bamboo …

Vegan Fabrics Are Way Better Than Wool—Here's Why

February 2, 2017 | Written by<p>Instead of wool, you can wear some of the many natural vegan fabrics that don’t involve punching and stomping on sheep. …

Clothing

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Wool Sweater

The science is in—the natural properties of 100% wool out-performs synthetic textiles every time.<p>People have been wearing woolen garments, spun from …

Clothing

New Exosuit Fabric Could Boost Mobility in People with Disabilities

Knitting and weaving artificial muscles could help create soft exoskeletons that people with disabilities could wear under their clothes to help them …

adidas Unveils Futurecraft Biofabric - World's First Performance Shoe Made from Biosteel® Fiber

- The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric features include being 100% biodegradable through a fully natural process - - adidas has partnered with AMSilk for …

Biodegradation

Seaweed Could Help Clean Up Our Dirty Garment Industry

Fashion and clothing is one of the least sustainable industries in the world. Could these biofabrics be the answer?<p>Our clothing industry is an environmental disaster, down to the very fabrics we wear.<p>Acrylic, a common ingredient in workout clothes or dresses, for example, is derived from petroleum, …

Clothing

[Exclusive] MIT's New Magic Material Acts Like the Pores on Your Skin

'Active auxetics' could be used to create fabric that opens when it's hot and closes when it's cold.<p>Imagine owning only one shirt. When it's cold out, it contracts to get thicker and keep the warmth in. In the summer it unfurls, letting the breeze in through adaptive holes. That's just one possible …

Wearable Tech

Follow the Wool: Five Takeaways from the 2017 American Sheep Industry Conference – Knitter's Review

I’ve just returned from the American Sheep Industry Association’s annual conference, which took place in Denver, Colorado. Knitters don’t go to the …

Weather

Creating Material Change

Textile Exchange’s Quick Guide to Biosynthetics is a concise review of the opportunities offered by developments in this area. Biosynthetics form …

Deadly Spider Sews Industrial-Strength Silk Strands

Venomous brown recluse spiders produce incredibly strong web silk that could be copied for multiple uses, including snagging space junk.<p>Most of us …

Futuristic canopy made of knitted solar panels wins 2017 Young Architects Program at MoMA

Since 2000, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) PS1 art gallery brings to life experimental outdoor installations every summer—and this …

Make Liveable Cities, Not Smart Cities

Former mayors of Adelaide and Barcelona share their expertise on how to make a smart city; Urban development secretary talks about raising civil …

Urban Design

Choking While Trying To Be 'Smart'

Before we make ambitious targets of smart cities, we need to look at our policies and try to work towards the ‘liveable cities mission’. Having …

Smart Cities