Rey Peralta

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Interacket Jacket Changes Color Based on What You Touch

Norwegian design studio Drap og Design presents the Interacket jacket, which lights up in the color<p>Norwegian design studio Drap og Design presents the Interacket jacket, which lights up in the color of whatever you touch. Adding to the growth of wearable tech, the garment is inspired by the …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

The Algorithm That Lets James Murphy Turn Tennis Matches Into Music

Murphy, the electronic musician best known as the founder of LCD Soundsystem, teamed up with IBM, Ogilvy & Mather New York and Tool of North America …

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Q Designs' Phone-Charging QBracelet

A touch of fate brought together friends and business partners Alessandro Libani and James Kernan of Q Designs. Both transfer students to Massachusetts' Babson College, the duo bonded over their entrepreneurial aspirations and shared love of tech, but it wasn’t until Kernan was on vacation that he …

Prototyping

Holographic Displays Coming to Smartphones

Looking at a stereoscopic 3-D display takes some mental gymnastics. When you look at objects in real life, your brain expects the area of focus to be …

Forget touchscreens, 3D holographic displays are coming

As it stands, the touchscreen experience is confined to a flat, two-dimensional world. Smartphones provide that essential pocketable portability, and if you’re willing to trade off on convenience, there are larger screen tablets. But for inventor Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, the next phase in the …

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

<b>Based on the camouflage abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish, engineers in the US have built a flexible material that changes colour to match its surroundings.</b><p>The new design features a grid of 1mm cells, containing a temperature-driven dye that switches colour on demand.<p>So far it only responds in …

Ecology

Earphones Filled With Health and Fitness Sensors Ready to Flood the Wearables Market

As Apple moves closer to launching its rumored health and fitness oriented iWatch, there has been significant focus on the types of sensors Apple might be looking to deploy. Among the intriguing options have been sensor-equipped earphones, which Apple has filed patent applications on in the past …

Guess and Martian Watches team up on style-conscious smart wristwear

Apparently, conventional watchmakers couldn't resist the allure of smartwatches for very long. Guess Watches has just unveiled a partnership with Martian Watches to develop style-conscious, voice-guided smart wristwear. Details for the new wearables are scarce right now, but the two brands are …

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HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit …

Using Your Ear to Track Your Heart - MIT Technology Review

If you’re going to choose a place on the body to measure physical signals, Steven LeBoeuf says two places are far and away the best: the ear or the …

The future of wearables: 8 predictions from tech leaders

Top executives from ARM, Broadcom, Intel, Freescale, MediaTek, and Qualcomm weigh in on what's ahead for the market.<p>Wearables: Everybody in the tech world is talking about them, but no one has quite nailed it -- yet.<p>The category, which includes everything from<p>smart glassesthat record video …

Internet of Things

Wearable Technology: Better Looking But As Unnerving And Confusing As Rest of Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), despite being decades old in concept, is a muddle of emerging technologies with unnerving social, legal and moral implications, set in motion as the Internet and wireless became pervasive and sensor chips affordable. Last week, at the Wearable Technology Conference & …

These Vibrating Smart Shoes Tell You Where To Turn

To be honest, we already thought shoes were pretty smart. They protect your feet from the elements, they keep you from stepping on sharp and disturbingly squishy things and they help you get where you need to go.<p>But technology never settles, guys. Now shoes are getting even smarter.<p>An Indian …

First 3D-Printing Tattoo Machine Invented!

This idea, which is a bit crazy, but obvious when you think about it, was developed from the mind of 3 students of Paris-based design school …

How Media Organizations Are Prepping To Bring The News To Your Wrist

Despite a lack of consumer enthusiasm for wearables, news outlets are afraid to be left behind again.<p>The "mobile-first" transformation for news organizations has been long and painful. Despite the fact that wearables haven't come close to breaking through to a mass consumer base, these same …

Can Brands Ride the Next Wave of Fitness Apps and Wearables?

A new set of investments from big-name brands Nike, The North Face and Tory Burch are bringing some much-needed utility and appeal to mobile apps …

Data Cuisine: The Edible Future Of Infographics

One part data viz, one part cooking class, a new project by Moritz Stefaner turns statistics into supper.<p>It would be fair to say that visualization maestro Moritz Stefaner eats up data. Over the years, he has used data for everything from identifying the world’s selfiest cities to showing the …

The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers

The future of “smart” wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the “wireless evangelist” Nick Hunn. Hunn is working on a new market forecast report for wearable tech, and wrote in a preview that he expects “hearables,” or smart earbuds, to be worth over $5 billion by 2018. For context, a …

Wearable Tech

Ritot: A Smartwatch That Projects Notifications Onto Your Hand

<b>UPDATE July 31:</b> Please read this article for more about the Ritot and claims about its legitimacy.<p><b>UPDATE 2 August 4:</b> Ritot has responded to our concerns in a Q&A.<p>Our original report follows below:<p>—-<p>The ordinary concept of what a smartwatch is has been challenged by four guys in San Jose, who have …

Hide your Fitbit in this new Tory Burch jewelry

How <i>do</i> you make a fitness tracker fashionable? The answer has, for the most part, evaded the industry. Most companies have kept their designs low-key with simple, single-color bands that don't draw attention to themselves. Fitbit's Flex is a great example of how to design an anonymous piece of tech …

LG unveils child-tracking Kizon device

<b>LG has announced a wrist-worn device designed to let parents keep track of where their child is and listen to what they are up to.</b><p>The Kizon uses GPS and wi-fi signals to identify the wearer's location and sends the information to an Android app.<p>LG is targeting the device at families with pre-school …

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