Wearable Technology

Hot Pop Factory Debuts World's First 3D-Printed Wooden Jewelry

Extruded plastic baubles not your thing? Rapid-prototype firm Hot Pop Factory just unveiled the world’s first three-dimensionally printed wooden necklaces. Named after the…

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Vibrating "Tactile Helmet" Helmet Helps Firefighters Navigate in the Dark

Photo by Shutterstock Firefighters and rescue workers have a lot working against them while battling blazes or searching through rubble. It’s hard to see and hear, plus their…

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"Anti-Rape" Undies Fend Off Would-Be Attackers With an Electric Shock

Photo by Shutterstock In the wake of the horrific gang rape in Delhi last December, Indian women are taking to the streets in protest and even creating products to help prevent rape.…

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Google "Glass" Headset to be Made in the United States

Google will be manufacturing its “Glass” eyewear in Silicon Valley, a move that the Financial Times hails as a “high-profile example of the return of electronics…

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Are We Headed for a Smartwatch War?

You thought the smartphone wars were bad? Just wait till the battle heats up over the smartwatch. As Samsung goes public with its plans for a wristwatch-style computer, and rumors of an…

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Bicycle "Helmet of Justice" Records Video Evidence In Case of Hit and Run

The aptly named Helmet of Justice is a video camera-equipped brain bucket that can record evidence onto a USB drive in case of a crash. Developed by software developers from Chaotic…

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Norwegian Scientists Develop "Smart" Clothes for Arctic Workers

Photo by Shutterstock Not everyone pulls a nine-to-fiver within the confines of an office cubicle. “Roughnecks,” for instance, regularly brave below-freezing temperatures in…

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Google, Adidas Create "Talking" Sneaker That Nags You Into Exercising

Forget Google Glass; the tech giant is in the footwear business now. Or at least it was at the SXSW series of film, interactive, and music festivals in Austin on Monday. Together with…

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“Snowballs” Cooling Undies Claim to Maximize Male Fertility

Snowballs are a quirky name for a great concept – underwear to help men with infertility issues. After experimenting with different techniques to help him and his wife conceive,…

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Are At-Home 3D-Clothing Printers the Future of Fashion?

CLOTHING ON DEMAND “We found the clothing industry to be an extremely wasteful and inefficient use of our resources,” Harris says on his website. “Clothing is shipped…

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"Hello World" DIY Kit Teaches Preteen Girls About Wearable Technology

When Frog Design ran an internal competition for new wearable-technology concepts in 2012, its Seattle office submitted a do-it-yourself kit designed to give preteen girls the tools to…

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Which 3D-Printed Dress Would You Rather Wear?

Both Iris van Herpen and the tag team of Francis Bitonti and Michael Schmidt claimed to have created the world’s first three-dimensionally printed dress. Let’s settle this…

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Dita Von Teese Models World's First Fully Articulated 3D-Printed Gown

Photos by Albert Sanchez Dita Von Teese did more than show off her curves at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel Monday night. The burlesque star and fashion icon also modeled what designers…

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"AirWaves" Face Mask Filters Pollution, Crowdsources Air-Quality Data

We’ve all seen the recent reports of the off-the-charts air pollution in China. The horrific air quality has prompted many Chinese to wear air pollution masks at all times and…

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Barbie Gets High-Tech Makeover With Interactive LED Dress, Stylus

Never let it be said that Barbie doesn’t have an eye for emerging trends. After forays into everything from aeronautics to zookeeping, America’s favorite plastic dilettante…

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Nike Debuts First Football Cleat Built Using 3D-Printing Technology

Nike made history on Sunday when it debuted the first-ever football cleat built using rapid-prototyping technology. Weighing no more than 5.6 ounces, the “Vapor Laser Talon”…

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Bracelet-Like Device Could Alleviate Chronic Acid Reflux, Says Study

Up until last year, treatment for chronic acid reflux involved acid-suppressing drugs, but a new device fitted around a patient’s esophagus is showing promising results to provide…

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High-Tech Bodysuit Could Give Visually Impaired "Spidey Sense"

It doesn’t shoot web fluid from its wrists, but Victor Mateevitsi’s high-tech bodysuit could be the closest thing you’ll get to experiencing real-life “Spidey…

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