The Future of Wearable Tech – the Smart Stiletto

I confess, my name is Michelle Hua and I am a shoe addict.  It is an addiction that has earned me the nickname Imelda, after Imelda Marcos the former Phillipines first lady well known for her shoe hoarding of nearly 1000 pairs of shoes....

Fashion, Technology & Science, A Trifecta of Innovation

Have you noticed how both science and technology have been collaborating with fashion? It is this three-way partnership that is leading to scientific breakthrough collabs that have given birth to new materials and clothes capable of revolutionizing the fashion world, especially when it comes...

Soon, ‘Ugly’ Won’t Live Here No More

People don’t want to wear ugly stuff. They just don’t. Parisian style is made of this motivation. Trillion dollar industries don’t just materialize out of nowhere; people value how they look. Why in Wearable Tech (or substitute your preferred expletive) has it taken so...

This Technology is for YOU, Sister!

From the minute we “officially become women”, and get our period, our body gives us signals letting us know the exact stage we are at within our own personal, monthly cycle. This amazing phenomenon, not only helps us become more in tune with our...

Wearable Tech Trends 2017, Will The Global Appetite Continue to Grow?

The wearable tech market is still relatively young and in flux. Fitbit, the company that arguably led the first wave of interest in wearables, didn’t start making a wrist-based fitness tracker until 2013. Now, just about every major tech firm – and a slew...

When The Internet Of Things Becomes The Internet Of Voice (Part 1)

Internet Of Voice
Forget the Internet of Things (IoT) - it’s a bubble. The majority of products currently claiming to be IoT devices are just the same, vertical Machine to Machine (M2M) products we’ve always had, but taking the opportunity to benefit from a rebrand. Most of the...

Do Sharing Ecosystems Really Have The Family in Mind?

When I come home from work, I just want to decompress on the couch and get lost in social media before I start making dinner for my family. The thing is, each of my kids are sitting with me on the couch, also with...

Mykita’s Facial 3D Scan, A Revolution in EyeWear Technology

There are quite some brands and amateur 3D-print enthusiasts, who print eyewear frames. We see those frames pop up on the internet every now and then. Printing eyewear is a great idea in itself, but printing high-quality eyewear that's comfortable enough to wear 24/7...

FinTech and Africa – A Promising Love Story

When I started my ‘’African journey’’ three years ago I was soon told by industry leaders that the first mistake made by new entrants was to perceive Africa as a single country. With over 50 countries, more than 1000 different languages, a population of...

Moon Berlin, Translating Technology into Cashmere Coat

On the 20th January 2016 I found myself attending #FashionTech Berlin. The event, hosted by SEEK and PREMIUM, is the kind of platform that exposes you to discussions, talks, and short introductions of startups. The well attended event is full of inspirational ideas for the future of...