On Monday, Apple introduced a slew of new products. From hardware to operating systems, it seemed like every corner of the Apple universe saw a little innovation. The refreshed Mac Pro might be the item our office techies are drooling over, but it's also worth taking a closer look at the visual updates to Apple's mobile operating system, iOS.
Summer 2013 may just turn out to be the summer of the bike.
The biking revolution has been gathering steam. In 2010, 3 times as many new bicycles (15 million) as new cars were sold in the US. Bicycling is now the second most popular outdoor activity, and between 1990 and 2009, the number of bike commuters rose by 64%. That number may be about to get another giant boost.
We're a nation of snackers, and a lot of those snacks - from buffalo wings to the latest food truck offerings - are finger foods. If only there was a tool that let us grip those foods without getting our fingers sticky...
It's been a busy week for beer can designs. Budweiser just announced a new can that mirrors their signature bow-tie logo, and hopefully gives drinkers a better grip, but craft brewer Sly Fox may have just done them one better. They've adopted the "360 Lid," which takes the conventional pull-tab and expands it to encompass the entire top of the can.
Though it doesn't get a lot of attention these days, we all know acid rain is still an issue. Part of the problem is that it's difficult to know with any certainty how acidic the rain you're walking through actually is. One fashion designer has a way to change that. Dahea Sun, a Korean-born, London-based designer, has created a collection of Rain Palette garments that act as pH indicators.
Women (and men) are increasingly turning to body shapewear...those oh-so-tight undergarments....to help smooth out every little bulge. If Cass & Co. has its way, they'll soon be turning to their shapewear for even more. The company's claims its new copper-infused shapewear has anti-aging properties as well.
Reasonably-priced 3D printers have been available for a few years now, but true mainstream awareness seems to have eluded them. We've sighted a project, though, that could give them a proper bump into the spotlight.
Remember Hypercolor t-shirts, those supremely '90s garments made of a fabric that would change color as your body heated up? Researchers at Harvard and the University of Exeter have done it one better, with a new material that changes color as it stretches. The technology was inspired by the seeds of the "bastard hogberry" plant, the skin of which is made up of tiny curved structures that reflect different wavelengths of light based on their tension.
Sure, you’ve got your Weight Watcher’s apps and even your little Alli pedometer, but lets be real – neither of those are really as interactive as they could be.