Wearable Technology

LED-Embellished "Supaheroe" Jacket Helps Cyclists Stay Visible at Night

Innovative wearables firm, Utope has recently developed a waterproof jacket with integrated electronics and lighting to make you more visible at night. The Sporty Supaheroe Jacket…

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Francis Bitonti's "Bristle" Dress is Couture You Can 3D-Print at Home

Francis Bitonti didn’t just envision a future where everyone can print their own clothes, he created it. Together with students from his “New Skins: Computational Design for…

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it…

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These 3D-Printed Press-On Manicures Are Beyond Insane

NAILED IT But even their plastic offerings aren’t for shrinking violets. Available in bold, saturated colors like amethyst, raspberry, and royal blue, each piece is a textural…

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"Cuff" is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

For those nervous about walking home alone at night, Cuff’s new line of GPS-enabled jewelry can give you some piece of mind and alert friends and family to your exact location. If…

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"Nex" is a High-Tech Charm Bracelet for Gaming on Your Wrist

To appeal to the teen crowd with a smart device, you have to give them more than a watch or activity tracker, you have to make it fun and interactive. The “Nex” band is the…

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Fitbit Voluntarily Recalls All "Force" Activity Trackers

Fitbit is recalling its “Force” fitness-tracking bracelet after some users complained of rashes and burns on their wrists. In a statement on Thursday, James Park,…

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Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering…

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OpenKnit: An Open-Source "Clothing Printer" That Lets You Make Your Own Garments

There’s 3D printers for chocolate, food, jewelry, houses, plastic parts and now there is a 3D printer to knit your own clothes. The OpenKnit Printer by Gerard Rubio will let you…

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"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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