high-tech fashion

Google, Levi's Create "Smart" Denim Jacket for Urban Cyclists

There’s very little about Google and Levi Strauss’s “smart” jacket that distinguishes it from any other garment a savvy urbanite might sport. With neither…

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ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

An incredible feat of wearable technology could be your new, customizable kicks. The amazing new sneaker company, ShiftWear, fuses a digital screen and wearable fabric, enabling fashion…

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Athena: A Wearable Device Designed to Reduce Sexual Assault

The tiny Athena device could help keep women safe from sexual assault. Designed by startup Roar For Good, the prevention device can be worn easily on a belt loop or on a necklace. When…

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CuteCircuit Designs High-Tech LED Airline Uniforms for EasyJet

HEAVEN SENT Engineers will see similar uniform upgrades, such as LEDs in jacket hoods to provide hands-free illumination for aircraft inspections and maintenance. Other improvements…

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MIT is Turning Living Bacteria Into Self-Ventilating Activewear

RESPONSIVE FASHION Yao and her “BioLogic” team refer to the natto cells as “living actuators”—motors that are grown rather than manufactured. In a later…

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"Worldbeing" is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Most of us breeze through our chaotic lives without complete awareness of just what affect we each have on the earth. Britain’s Layer Design Studio has created a wearable device that…

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Purple: A Social-Networked Digital Locket That Stores Unlimited Photos

Purple is a new heirloom wearable device that helps you keep your all treasured photos and messages from loved ones close to your heart. Your phone can hold thousands of images and…

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Project Jacquard: Google, Levi's to Turn Clothing Into Touchscreens

Jacquard is a “smart fabric” developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group that could conceivably turn your sleeve into a touch…

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Can Norton Security's RFID-Proof Jeans Prevent Digital Pickpocketing?

Symantec wants to protect more than just your computer. Best known for its Norton line of antivirus and spyware products, the PC security firm has teamed up with online retailer…

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Finally, a 3D-Printed Dress That Drapes, Moves Like Actual Fabric

3D printers produce rigid objects, usually made of plastic. They don’t print or weave fabrics, but Massachusetts-based firm Nervous System used a 3D printer to make a dress that…

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OMSignal's Biometric-Sensing Workout Clothes Keep Your Vitals in Check

Forget your activity tracker band – just integrate the sensors right into your workout shirt for no-fuss and accurate biometrics monitoring. That’s the principle behind…

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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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Sensor Glove Could Help Stroke Patients Recover Mobility Through Gaming

It’s well-known that video games improve hand-eye coordination, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that stroke patients could recover their range of motion by playing…

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RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan, Identify 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

Brazilian police are taking law-enforcement cues from an unlikely source: ’80s sci-fi action movies. For the 2014 World Cup, authorities will be wearing RoboCop-like glasses…

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The Zip Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone, iPod With Hand Gestures

Some of us are born with natural grace; the rest of us would sooner bust a kneecap than any moves. No matter what your rhythm, the Zip jacket by Jennifer Darmour (a.k.a. Electricfoxy)…

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Solar-Powered “Androcell” Backpack Shares Data, is Cradle to Cradle

Like most creative minds, Karan Singh Gandhi has a bit of the soothsayer in him. Peering into his crystal ball, the Singapore-by-way-of-Mumbai designer envisions a future where clothing…

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Meet "Herself," the World's First Air-Purifying Dress

We have dresses to impress, for success, even to kill, but “Herself” must be the first drapey number to clear the air. A collaboration between the University of Sheffield,…

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Smart Wallets React to Electronic Spending by Shrinking, Refusing to Open

Forget about Cyber Monday, how about cyber-everyday? With deals plastered across the web at all times—and the holidays quickly approaching—it’s hard not to pull your credit…

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