Monday, November 20, 2017

THIS WEEK: Blockchain Technology Explored and Explained at SYNTHESIS 2017 [EVENT]

When it comes to Blockchain, are you still scratching your head, wondering how the heck does it work, and what role does it play...

OH, The Stylish Hearable That Could Diminish The Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Hearables represent more than the latest music listening earbuds; they can also be technologically smart hearing devices for those who are hard of hearing...

The Smart Textiles Timeline, 1600- 2016

For some of us the words 'smart fabrics, 'smart textiles' and 'e-textiles' are still shiny and new, although pioneers have been innovating within the...

Swedish Stockings, A Sustainable Hosiery Brand for the Modern, Conscious Woman

Each year, two billion pairs of tights are produced, worn a few times and then discarded. This is a fact that unfortunately contributes to...
Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Reigns Supreme at Wareable Tech Awards 2017

Last night we attended the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 in association with Currys PC World. The invite-only event took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London,...

10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2017 With Staying Power

It has been argued that for emerging technology to have staying power it needs to affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or...
Hearables

Doppler Labs’ Demise; The Randomness Factor, And Why Hardware is Hard

In a time where consumer adoption of smart earbuds is rising, one would think that it would be smooth sailing for a hearables startup....

Introducing A New Kind Of Intelligent Fabric That Stores Data Like A Hard Disk

Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have come up with a smart fabric that can be used to store passcodes,...

The Unexpected Return Of Technology Companies That Once Ruled The Roost

As a big supporter of the underdog, I always keep an eye on the tech companies that once ruled the roost. I find it fascinating...

New Must-Have Digital-Accessory, Marc Jacobs Riley Hybrid, Now Available

Prettier than the average Fitbit, high-end designer labels are continuing to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon with enthusiasm. Recently we were introduced to Tory Burch's...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Which Is The Lesser of Two Evils, Dumping Plastic or Reusing It In Fabric?

We all know that plastic is currently a big problem. It never breaks down. When dumped in landfills it ends up releasing heavy metals...

Stella McCartney: Is Sustainability In Danger of Becoming a One-Off Trend?

In honor of Fashion Week, we have decided to take a closer look at Fashion’s favourite darling and sustainability advocate Stella McCartney. When one thinks...
Clean Energy

Breakthrough in Economic Production of Clean Energy

Splitting water into its constituent particles hydrogen and oxygen has been the Holy Grail for producing clean energy. It is possible, but the trick...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

Digital fashion brand founders by Dejan Subosic, Aleksandar Subosic, Kenza Zouiten and Gustav Springfeldt.

Boundary Breaking Ivyrevel Merging Fashion Creativity With Machine Learning

We recently discovered Swedish brand Ivyrevel, a label definitely after our #WearableTechStylist's heart. Breaking boundaries through innovation, the label has been praised for designing clothes with...

Tim Cook: “I don’t think there is any sector or industry that will...

In a sit-down interview with Lauren Indvik, Tim Cook talked about a future of convenience, where shopping is shaped by the world of augmented reality...

The Explosion of Tech Innovation Means It Is Time To Approach Africa With a...

When it comes to the merger of fashion with technology, Africa is usually depicted as a continent with very little innovation. True, it is...

NEWS: R&D

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...
New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

For those who are hard of hearing, products such as MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute...

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

In Her Own Words: MARTA WAYDEL [Women In Tech Series]

On the run up to Women's Day on the 8th March, we are paying homage to 7 women who have made a name for...

Conversing Fashion Tech With Anouk Wipprecht

Talking to Fashion Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht is a roller-coaster ride for tech lovers. The Dutch-born designer has been living in the United States...
Nikoletta Szirmay, the co-founder of the Tago Arc bracelet

When FashNerd Met Nikoletta Szirmay

The Tago Arc bracelet launched its campaign on Indiegogo in February 2015. It was an explosive success that saw the project reach its funding goal within...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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Designing for Smart Fabrics: Deciding What to Design

Work with a Clothing Designer (someone who works with fabrics) I can’t stress enough how important it is to work with someone who understands making...

It is Time To Be Provoked Into Experimenting With Nobel-Prize Winning Material Graphene

At the end of last year, we wrote about the Nobel-prize winning material Graphene. Promising to change the dynamics of the smart fabrics space...
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...