Has The Fashion Industry Hijacked Wearable Technology?

Could 2015 be considered the year that the fashion industry commandeered the wearable technology world or was it that technology was no longer leaving fashion behind? I think it all comes down to strategy. The fashion industry has come to realise that fashion tech is where it's...

Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us

Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us
We previously wrote an article about a new type of contact lens that had the ability to magnify objects 2.8 times.  Engineered at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the fine-tuned prototype boasted a 1.55mm-thick contact lens that featured a very thin reflective...

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...

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...

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 into our soil and groundwater. That is why when we heard about brands reusing plastic to create fabric we got...

TED x Whitehall: “Don’t tell me fashion is frivolous” -Frances Corner

What do you wear if you’re going to meet the Head of London College of Fashion? In this TEDTalks video Professor Frances Corner discusses how we place so much time and energy into choosing what to wear, but we often forget about the environmental...

How Can We Make Fashion Tech, Fashion Relevant?

When it comes to fashion tech becoming fashion relevant, I have to say that there has been noticeable elements of progress. Fashion technology is slowly beginning to be seen as the smarter, cooler and connected cousin of traditional fashion. Why? Because technological clothing is...

Gesture Control, The Most Convenient WearableTech Yet

They say Wearable Tech bracelets aren't allowed to look too geeky. That it is a bad thing when they are visually obvious and it looks like you are wearing a wearable computer on your wrist. The thing is, sometimes a device is so ridiculously cool...

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 plotted your path through the crowds of pedestrian traffic to your favorite coffee shop. You slip past the line and...

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
The human brain is an amazing biological marvel of incredible complexities and astonishing capabilities. It is capable of creating art, devising engineering solutions, visualizing the future of technology, understanding and course-correcting to seek a better future for the planet, and guiding the growth of...