Pao’s Fight is No “Rosa Parks Struggle”

When a California jury decided that gender wasn’t the reason that Ellen Pao hadn’t been promoted, there must’ve been a collective sigh throughout Silicon Valley. For the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, the legal win was not exactly a high-five, fist...

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...

How Emerging Technologies Will Affect Fashion Manufacturing

Emerging Technologies
The use of emerging technologies in the fashion business is nothing new, but what’s interesting is that the most striking and effective technologies are primarily used in the retail sector. It’s not really surprising, but keep in mind that product development and production also possess a...

Hearables Attract $50 Million of Crowdfunding – Ear Good, Wrist Bad

Hearables
It’s almost four years since I coined the word “Hearables”, so it was pleasant to see it displayed as a headline product category on NXP’s stand at the Mobile World Congress last week, confirming that hearables are taking off as a serious market sector....

Exploring Fashion Tech Milestones Beyond The Usual Marketing Ploys

Fashion Tech Milestones
Digital and retail are where fashion tech started to get the industry’s attention. This was when it finally became apparent that e-commerce was an inevitability of the future of shopping, websites were redesigned and re-launched, inventory systems were overhauled and new jobs were created...

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...

Mercedes-Benz Creates Huge Ripples in Smart Home Battery Business

Smart Home Battery
Mercedes-Benz is presenting itself as a serious player in the business of solar power and batteries. The luxury car manufacturer recently partnered up with Vivint Solar to provide an all-in-one, turn-key solution for smart solar energy. Mercedes will provide the smart home battery, and...

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...

Billie Whitehouse of Wearable X Talks About Startup Life, Smart Apparel & Wellness Technology

Evolving technology has dovetailed with the health and wellness boom, bringing us wearable tech that counts our steps, tracks our heart rate, and even monitors the quality of our sleep. The latest name in wearable tech is Nadi X, the smart yoga apparel with...

Five Fashion Tech Garments from MakeFashion 5.0 That Stole The Show

MakeFashion
Calgary, Canada is home to the annual MakeFashion Gala and Runway Show, one of the largest of its kind. Launched in June 2012 by a trio of Calgarians, designers and technologists from all over the world meet to show off their latest fashion tech...