Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stacked Up Features w/ Backbeat Sense Headphones

Adding the word smart to a wireless headphones product should be something you'd consider very carefully. In the case of the Plantronics Backbeat Sense Smart...

The Fitbit Band, More Brains Than Beauty

For a while now, the world of fitness wearables has been calling to me. I must confess I have never totally dedicated myself to...

Finally, Wearables To Control Nearables

Last year, my tech enthusiasm led me to write a piece that was published on Wired.com about Hearables to control your Wearables. The objective of...

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch Rounding Things Up

Some might say a watch should be round, it has been this way since the beginning. For Wearables to be widely adopted they should...

Tesco’s Google Glass Is Half Full

Your weekly food shop experience will never be the same again. Tesco has announced that they are introducing a new shopping app that will...

Tizen Overcasts Google

For those of you who cannot justify the price of the popular high end smart phones, Samsung has released a cheaper phone to tempt...

Taking A Selfie Too far

At FashNerd we are all about introducing fashionable must haves from the tech world that that had us at hello, but once in a...

Pluggage,Choose Your Own Features

Although it is yet to hit the market, we are already in love with this beautifully made luggage by Delsey. Two years in the...

Tech Girl emPowered

Charge on the go in style with this luxe leather handbag!  It features a detachable (and adjustable!) strap and an interior built-in wallet.

Wearable Tech Made For The Teeny Tiny

A rather unattractive turtle-shaped monitor called Mimo has been created for your baby. Easily attached to its onsie it incorporates Intel's new Intel Edison computer,...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

reVISIONing Textile, Craftsmanship, Wearables and Digital Fabrication [Roadtrip Series]

Amsterdam on a Saturday afternoon is full of many diversions, so taking advantage of this, we found ourselves exploring new, relevant ways of designing,...

Will.i.am’s Sustainable Label Ekocycle Upcycles Using Recycled Materials

Will.i.am is at it again. This is a man on a mission. This time it is all about sustainability. Putting down his wearable hat, for the...

5th Graders Show Off Outfits They Made From Recycled Materials

With the objective to make children more socially responsible, Centerville Elementary School in the USA showcased a fashion show where its fifth-graders showed off environmentally conscious...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes

Often, when I leave the house, it hits me that I haven't given any attention to colour matching my clothes. This fashion passe could...

NanoZoo, The Game Changing Smart Diaper Bag?

Recently I was asked to take a look at a new smart practical diaper bag. Having just had my first baby, I was intrigued....

Energy Harvesting Textiles, Next-Generation Wearable Electronics?

The latest development by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology is a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion. By combining two...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

High Street Brand Zara Invests in Technology To Improve Customer Experience

We mentioned, not so long ago, that high street store Zara was joining the retail tech revolution. Well, it is really happening!Such a move by...

Explosion of Technology Transforming The Way We Shop

We get a ripple of excitement when we think about how the explosion of technology has been transforming the way we shop.This global guilty...

Cashless on the Catwalk, Gadgetry or Innovation?

With 1 day and 17 hours remaining before London Fashion Week begins, we are naturally buzzing with excitement to see what the designers will...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Women in Tech offer Advice to the Next Generation

“There is no one way to the top, but there is a way to the top, and it doesn’t have to be the same...

The Two Faces Of Smart Textiles, Poetic Exploration vs Engineering Driven

When you think about it, fashion has always been technology. Cutting a piece of cloth and turning it into something functional is an extraordinary technological...

Caroline Rush, The Force Behind A New Generation of Designers

Caroline Rush is a name that not many people know off. So who is she? She is the big boss lady behind the British...

NEWS: R&D

Smart Fabrics

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part...

Soft Wearable Robotic Glove Made With Empathy, Science and Assistive Technology

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of the world's population are physically impaired to some degree. In order for those with...

Stretchy Smart Skin Circuits That Can Offer Tactile Feedback

A team of Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting breakthrough with developing stretchy circuits that can quadruple in...