smartphone apps

This App Lets You Know How Ethical Your Fashion Brands Are

Photo by Shutterstock On the heels of Black Friday and into holiday shopping season, a new app will let Australian shoppers make more ethical choices. Good on You not only clues in…

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Smartphone App Helps You Take the First Step Toward a Responsible Shoe Industry

With global concerns for ethical fashions after tragedies such as the collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop in 2013, the “Change Your Shoes” campaign hopes to shed light on another…

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Nike, MIT Call for Innovative Textiles to Combat Climate Change

Nike is bringing its “A” game to the climate-change debate. After pledging earlier last week to achieve 100 percent renewable energy in company-owned and -operated…

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Ralph Lauren's Biometric-Sensing "PoloTech" Shirt Now on Sale

Ralph Lauren tested out its new smart workout shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open on ball boys and now they are releasing the PoloTech shirt to the public. Combining smart electronic textiles,…

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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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Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

What better way to teach preteens about coding than the beloved friendship bracelet. Jewlbots is a new line of smart friendship bracelets that hook up with a smartphone app to teach…

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Fashion Footprint Uses Tech to Let Clothing Tell Their Own Stories

Mariam Naqvi wants to give shoppers the story behind their clothing choices right at the point of sale. In order to do that, this visionary Norwegian diplomat turned social…

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IStyleMyself: Smartphone App Helps You Create Outfits à la "Clueless"

A closet full of clothes, and yet nothing to wear – a first world problem for sure, but one that could make you late for work. Now a new app called IStyleMyself will make up…

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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Organic, Fair-Trade "Pachamas" Are World's First Interactive Pajamas

Maybe you’re heard of Pacha and her magical pajamas that take her around the world on adventures when she goes to sleep? Even if you haven’t heard of this endearing…

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Eden Lew's "Nutshell" Pod Offers Solitude, Calm in Crowded Spaces

For those of us who get easily overwhelmed, we have just the solution to offer you some peace and quiet, maybe even a chance to eat your lunch without being interrupted, a literal way…

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Lumo Lift: A Wearable "Posture Coach" That Vibrates When You Slouch

Stand up straight! Years of admonishment from our mothers still can’t get us to have stand tall even though we know we should. It’s not that we don’t want good…

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At U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren's "Polo Tech" Shirt Monitors Wearer's Vitals

TENNIS, ANYONE? The form-fitting shirt features Ralph Lauren’s distinctive polo player—in bright yellow, no less—on its chest. Less visible are the silver-coated conductive…

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The "Snaptrax" Baseball Cap is Wearable Technology for Bros

The ladies are raking it in on wearable technology with bras, rings and bracelets leaving the bros behind without any fun accessories. But fear not men, there is a wearable just for you…

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"Pavlok" Wristband Shocks You Into Forming Better Habits

Some are motivated by tempting carrots, others are motivated by a stick, or in the case of the Pavlok wristband, an electric shock. The Pavlok is the latest in a string of activity…

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This Safety Bracelet Signals for Help When You're in Danger

When you need help immediately, fumbling for your phone to call 911 may not be quick enough, but having an emergency call button on your wrist would certainly ramp up the response time.…

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Orange Harp Brings Conscious Consumption to Your iPhone, iPad

Shopping for consciously-made products can be a difficult task. Orange Harp is a new iOS app that makes ethical shopping a bit easier. Created by two women, programmer Anbu…

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Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small…

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