Wearable Technology

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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Google Reportedly Working With Warby Parker to Make "Glass" Stylish

Google is reportedly working with Warby Parker, a popular eyeglass company that sells its trendy wares online, to design “more-fashionable frames” for its…

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Google is Recruiting "Glass Explorers" to Test-Drive Its Headset

OKAY, GLASS Only 8,000 “bold, creative” individuals will make the first cut, according to Google. How bold and how creative, exactly? The video shows the Glass interface…

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Golden Tresses? You Can Now Dye Your Hair With Actual Gold

Photo by Shutterstock Looking to dye your lovely locks, but without the toxic chemicals? Well, you’re in luck because you could be dying your hair with gold someday. Though a…

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Swedish Scientists Create "Eco-Safe" Antibacterial Fiber

Photo by Shutterstock Bacteria is a problem, but antibiotic resistant bacteria is an even bigger problem. Now researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have…

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Brian Garret's Modular 3D-Printed Rings Make Changing Looks a Snap

Wish you could change your look as easily as you change your mind? Brian Garret’s three-dimensionally printed rings are the accessory you need. Each themed edition—choose from…

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New Biomimetic Fiber, Inspired by Pine Cones, Keeps You Dryer, Longer

Photo by Shutterstock A new textile developed in the UK can make your workout a little less sweaty. Called Inotek, the process amps up textiles’ ability to absorb sweat, in effect…

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