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Wearable Technology

"Back to the Future"-Style Self-Lacing Nike Sneakers Could Arrive in 2015

Looks like Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future II might be arriving right on schedule—at least, if Nike designer Tinker Hatfield isn’t just joshing…

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Wear: A Directional Microphone Necklace That Improves Hearing

Wear is a new directional microphone necklace designed for those with hearing loss as a way to improve the quality of conversations. The wearable device is part fashion accessory as…

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Cabela's Color-Changing Camouflage Lets Soldiers Match Surroundings

Camouflage is a big deal when you’re out traipsing through the woods bird watching, or hunting. Year-round hunters likely have a wide variety of styles and colors to match the…

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Google Glass Adds Prescription Lenses, Stylish Frames

Google Glass is getting a major facelift. On Tuesday, Google announced that the latest iteration of its Internet-connected eyewear will include four new options for…

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Is Gap the Worst Corporation of 2013?

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Is Gap one of the worst corporations of 2013? The Public Eye Awards certainly thinks so. At a press conference during the World Economic Forum in Davos…

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Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

SHOE LOVERS At first, Errazuriz tried to exorcize his exes by painting their portraits, but obtaining their permissions proved difficult. He then toyed with the idea of shoes because…

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"Shine" is an Elegant Activity Tracker You Can Wear Nearly Anywhere

Activity trackers are a dime a dozen now, and they all look have a sporty look that goes well with your workout clothes, but not necessarily a dress or a suit. Enter Shine, a stylish…

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Silic: A "Self-Cleaning" T-Shirt That's Nearly Impossible to Stain

Parents, klutzes, and pig pens rejoice for now there is a spill and stain-proof t-shirt made with safe nanotechnology. Silic is more than just a basic black or white tshirt; it features…

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"June" Smart Bracelet Monitors UV Exposure, Offers Tailored Sun Advice

A new wearable UV monitor can now give you tailored advice about how much sun you should really be getting. June is a glittering jewel-like button that can be worn on a bracelet or…

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Brainwave-Monitoring Sleep Mask Helps You Snooze More Efficiently

A new sleep mask could help you get more done on less hours of sleep and still feel fully rested. For those of you who feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get…

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UpCouture's Organic-Cotton Tees Are Designed to Improve Your Posture

No matter what you are wearing, a good posture helps transmit an aura of confidence that helps to make almost any outfit look attractive. The Up T-shirt from French label, UpCouture…

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Texas Researchers Design World's First Battery-Powered Invisibility Cloak

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are working on a battery-powered cloaking device that they claim will boost your invisibility. Working from…

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Pollution-Absorbing "PHNX" Garment Reacts to its Environment by Changing Color

Lauren Bowker’s beautiful PHNX fashion pieces transform from one color to the next, in reaction to the climate around them.  Using thermochromatic ink, the designer infused delicate…

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Daniel Widrig's 3D-Printed Jewelry Redefines "Wearable Technology"

London architect and artist Daniel Widrig recently showed off Kinesis, his line of customizable 3D wearable sculptures at Design Miami. As implied by the collection’s name, the…

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Smarty Ring Lets You Control Your Smartphone Without Lifting a Finger

A new wave of accessory, smart devices are rolling out to help you manage updates without draining your phone’s battery or having it out all the time. The Smarty Ring is a new…

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Victoria's Secret Debuts 3D-Printed Lingerie at Annual Fashion Show

SNOW ANGEL To cap off the wintry motif, the entire outfit was encrusted with millions of Swarovski crystals. The overall effect, according to Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways’ CEO,…

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Microsoft Invents Bra That Monitors Stress, Discourages Emotional Eating

Photo by Shutterstock What the world needs is a bra that alerts you to when you’re overeating, because apparently only women eat too much food when they’re stressed.…

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Sony's "SmartWig" Navigates by GPS, Monitors Blood Pressure

Photo by Shutterstock If you thought Motorola’s proposal for a signal-boosting throat “tattoo” was outrageous, wait till you wrap your head around Sony’s latest…

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