Friday, May 26, 2017

Fashion & DigitalHealth Collide at Internet Of Things

Looking at the rise of technology some would say that we are currently in the middle of a renaissance. Others might argue that it is really...

Is Blockchain Technology Set to Revolutionize the Fashion Industry?

According to a report from PwC, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, internet of things, robots, virtual reality and 3D printing are the eight emerging...

Can the Apple Watch 2 Make the iPhone Obsolete?

The rumor carousel is about to get ready to spin. A so called tipster who claims to be an insider of the Apple Watch development...
Wearable Technology That Turns Your Skin into a Touchpad

Wearable Technology That Turns Your Skin into a Touchpad

Samsung, a company that likes to stay ahead of the trends, has recently filed a patent for a smartwatch that projects a larger screen...

Will The New iPhone 7 Come With Hearables?

As Apple sends out invites for their next Apple Event taking place in Cupertino at its campus on 21st March 2016, we are again left wondering...

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...

Digital Natives in Smart Cities: Conquering the Future Now

Stepping from your driverless car (which hummed off to find a parking spot), you glance at your wrist and notice that your virtual assistant...
Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market

Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market

It wasn't long after meeting Fredrik Timour, CEO of award-winning startup Neue Labs, that we dove straight into a conversation about their latest product called AUTOMAT....

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...

Will Apple be Putting a Ring on it?

It looks like Apple might just be putting a ring on it. As of 24 hours ago, Apple filed a patent for a "ring computing device",...
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Functional Fabrics

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)-...

5 Fashion Tech Brands That We Predict Will Impact The Fashion Industry In 2017

The fashion tech industry is moving at such a fast pace, that if you blink you will most likely miss the latest innovation to...

Plastic Bottles Ethically Re-engineered Into Waste-free Shoes

We have written quite a few articles on plastic bottles being re-engineered into something that we can use in our everyday life. Great examples...

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Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or...
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Linda Worbin, The Creator Of Smart Textiles

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CEAM, Invisible Nano Technology Meets Modern Design

Always on the look out for something new in the fashion tech space, it was quite exciting when we were introduced to a new clothing...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

NYFW: Iconic Label Tommy Hilfiger Invests in Retail Tech

Besides Intel's efforts, it seems that fashion tech worthy of any column inches has been on the quiet side at NYFW this season. What has...

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...

The Scarfi VR App, Bridging the Gap Between The Physical and Digital Worlds

We recently discovered a new VR app with a difference. Launched exclusively at Westfield London, the Scarfi app was created via a partnership with British...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

WearableTechStylist Exudes Confidence that Speaks to Women

I have always loved fashion. My love was never based on owning this label or that label, it was always about my ability to pick up a...

Sheena Allen Breaking the Mould For Women in Tech

#MotivationMonday comes in the shape of Sheena Allen. The 26 year old Terry Mississippi native is a tech mogul-in-the-making. With a growing digital business...

Madison Maxey, Creatively Taking Smart Fabrics Beyond The LED Dress

FashNerd.com managing editor Mano ten Napel had the pleasure of getting to know Madison Maxey over a cup coffee in Amsterdam. The Brooklyn based smart...

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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...
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No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday...
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...