Japanese summers can be brutal, especially in the city-- so count on a Japanese company to push the envelope for high-tech cooling footwear. Hydro-Tech recently launched a pair of air-conditioned dress shoes, called Cool Breeze, that feature ventilated soles and a proprietary filter system that help to circulate air and keep your toes dry while maintaining a formal appearance.
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.
There are a lot of product claims out there that inspire skepticism: libido-boosting, age-defying, “skinny” anything… but Wrangler seems poised to really take the cake with their new line of cellulite-reduction jeans.
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.
Classic video games from the 80s and 90s have been undergoing a rennaissance for a while now. But lately a number of signs are indicating this revival is taking on a decidedly upscale air.
Play *With* Your Food
This spring, Walt Disney World will offer a new mobile service, called MyMagic+, to visitors. Combining an RFID payment solution (through a rubber bracelet) and line-avoiding strategies (your smartphone will buzz when it's your turn on Space Mountain), the service aims to streamline the experience of exploring the park.