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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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Ralph Lauren's $5,000 "Ricky" Bag Comes With Built-in Phone Charger

Ralph Lauren’s latest foray into wearable technology is an update on their coveted Ricky Bag to include phone-charging capabilities and integrated LED lights. That way you can…

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Best Dad Ever Makes a Giggle-Activated LED Minnie Mouse Costume

Royce Hutain sure knows how to light up a little girl’s Halloween. Not only did the California dad ring in the spookiest season the year with his family at Disneyland, but he also…

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Richard Nicoll's "Tinkerbell" Gown Sets London Fashion Week Aglow

Richard Nicoll’s London Fashion Week outing had more than a smattering of faith, trust, and pixie dust. Sponsored by Disney, the Spring/Summer 2015 show featured five looks that…

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VIDEO: CuteCircuit Lights Up Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week

MIGHTY MORPHING Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, whose “Q by CuteCircuit” smartphone app allowed its models to dictate their clothing’s appearance, demoed an updated…

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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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CuteCircuit Brings Wearable Technology to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

LIGHTS, ACTION! “The most amazing thing is that we managed to make the technology invisible—so invisible that not even the models realized they were wearing technology until…

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VIDEO: Dominic Wilcox's GPS Shoes Will Always Lead You Home

When Dorothy clicked the heels of her ruby slippers—or silver, if you’re going by the book—she was magically transported home. When you click the heels of Dominic…

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Fos: An Affordable, Wearable LED Display System to Help You Stay Visible

Turn signals don’t come standard on a bike and arm waving can be misunderstood, but a live-action LED wearable display on your pack or your back gives a clear signal how…

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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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Philip Treacy Lights Up London Fashion Week With Wacky LED Hats

LET THERE BE LIGHT Waldemeyer helped create two pieces for the collection. The first, inspired by the concept of weightlessness, involved whirring LED propellers that created a…

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Meet TshirtOS, a Programmable Tee That Displays Anything You Want

Your T-shirt has always doubled as your personal billboard, but why settle for a single, static statement every time you pull one on? Leave it to the wizards at CuteCircuit to pioneer…

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Recycled From Film Slides, Emily Steel's LED Dress Will Light Up Your Night

Need the perfect frock for your next movie premiere? Emily Steel’s “Little Slide Dress” is positively cinematic. The Victoria University of Wellington student…

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CuteCircuit Launches Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry's LED Gown!)

You don’t have to be Katy Perry to electrify the red carpet, whether literally, figuratively, or both. The wearable-technology wizards at CuteCircuit have unveiled ready-to-wear…

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CuteCircuit's Dazzling "Aurora" Dress Features 10,000 Embroidered LEDs

Nobody does high-tech couture quite like CuteCircuit can. After bringing us the world’s largest wearable display in 2009, the London-based atelier dressed a young opera singer in…

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William Hughes's LED Snowboarding Suit Lights Up the Nighttime Slopes

Gliding down the slopes of southeastern France at breakneck speed, William Hughes makes for an arresting sight. The effect is more than a little haunting: It’s nighttime, for one,…

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YumaLite's LED "Visor" Uses Light Therapy to Banish Winter Blues

If winter’s lingering state of gloom has you down in the dumps, you could be prone to seasonal affective disorder. The most effective way to nip it in the bud? Light therapy (also…

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Molo's "Hobo" is a Bag and LED Lantern in One, With a Version That Benefits Japan

Part bag, part LED lantern, the “Hobo” by Molo is a portable luminary that popped up at the International Contemporary Fashion Fair over the weekend. Inspired by urban…

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