Posts tagged "tech"

“Intimacy Dress”: Exhibitionist’s Dream Or Your Worst Nightmare

As far as we’re concerned, risqué fashion is great, provided you can pull it off without any nip slips, crotch shots, or VPLs. (Unless, of course, you’re Lady Gaga, in which case you can wear a butt-less paper bag and people will still love you.) The “Intimacy Dress,” however, turns this logic inside-out. A creatio…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Apple Being Sued For iPads That Shut Down In The Sun

Pissed that their uber-expensive tech toys shut down in intense heat and sun, three iPad users are suing Apple for everything from false advertising to breaching consumer protection laws. The three plaintiffs — Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning — have filed their complaint in Oakland, CA, and their lawyer hopes to turn it…

By: Lily Q / July 29, 2010

Sweet! Husband Gifts Wife A Chocolate-Covered iPad

Hubby Stefan Magdalinski knew that his wife, Kay, wanted an iPad for her birthday. But like a wily scamp, Stefan did not want to make it easy on her. Instead of using the obvious Apple box, he wrapped her iPad in plastic and had his friends who run a London chocolate shop dip it i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Creepy Or Cool? A Human Thumb-Shaped USB Drive

Today in randomness on Etsy.com: check out this human thumb-shaped USB drive. The gadget is made from flesh-tinted urethane and based on a rubber cast of the creator’s own thumb. Um, ew? Anyone else think a human thumb coming out of your laptop is a bit too Salvador Dali-ish for real life? [Etsy.com]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Nerd Freakout: Hi-Tech Norma Kamali Mannequins

Designer Norma Kamali made a rather interesting contribution to “CatWalk Becomes TechWalk,” a new public display of fashion and art unveiled last week in New York. While others clothed their mannequins in all things sparkly and astronaut-esque, Kamali revealed a mannequin adorned only in branding and bar codes. Download the app at getscanlife.com, scan the…

By: Lily Q / June 29, 2010

Meet The HoodieBuddie, An Earbud-Sweatshirt Combo

Usually when fashion and technology are integrated, you think, Hmm, that’s an interesting idea (a biking jacket outfitted with blinking turn signals on the back, anyone?), or you just laugh out loud (does weather-activated fashion really have a purpose?). Here’s something that actually seems legitimately wearable: the HoodieBuddie is a sweatshirt that replaces the hood’…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 26, 2010

Stiletto Speakers For Fashion Geeks

For some of us, shoes are always on the brain. Now, they can be on the brain, feet and desk, playing your jams. These $55 Japanese stiletto speakers connect to your computer via USB and, surprisingly, are totally something we might wear if they were, you know, real shoes. And if you know anyone with…

By: Lily Q / June 16, 2010

Code Red! Your Girlfriend Has Her Period Right Now!

You turn on The Weather Channel for tornado warnings. You turn on the local radio for flood warnings. But what about those, um, natural disasters a little closer to home? Meet a new iPhone app — purportedly just for men — called Code Red: A Survival Guide To Her Monthly Cycle. Yes, boys, you ca…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

Goes Together Like Bacon And An iPad?

Should have seen this one coming. Seriously, what is it about the image of bacon that makes people put it everywhere—bras, iPod cases, masking tape, wallets. Is it because it’s retro? Or just oh-so delicious? Bacon is funny … but why? Truth be told, we’re rather into it, and could definitely jump into the frying…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 14, 2010

6 Must-Have Fashion Apps For The iPad

Not to sound like a whiny brat, but the Gilt app for the iPhone kind of disappoints. They meant well, but the small screen means it’s hard to pass judgment on tiny frocks under all that limited time offer pressure. Blessedly, a handful of iPad apps have swooped in to solve challenging First World issue…

By: Lily Q / April 9, 2010

The Weather(wo)man’s New Uniform: Climate-Activated Gowns

Mild and sunny, you say, Mr. Weatherman? Huh, that’s funny. Have you looked out the window? Because it happens to be raining.

Weather reports can be as reliable as that promised “check-in” call from your boyfriend. So, who do you trust when it comes to dressing weather-appropriate? What if your clothes were your…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 22, 2010

Got Acne? There’s An App For That (Almost)

In a time not very far away, your iPhone will be able to clear up your acne and help with wrinkles. Really. According to UK’s The Sun, Dr. Greg Pearson is developing an app that he claims will improve people’s skin by shining a special light on your face while you chat on the phone.

By: Nina Carbone / February 9, 2010

Blow On This Dress And Make A Wish

Remember that whole LED dress moment? OK, so here’s an outfit you’ll never find me in, but I have to admit it’s pretty cool. Stijn Ossevoort designed this dress to look like dandelions, but the designer took the creativity one step further: Stijn decided to take the associated motion of blowing seeds and use it…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 24, 2009

Bad Invention: Wi-Fi Blocking Paint

Boo to anyone who, like myself, totally mooches wireless from their neighbors. Scientists at Tokyo University have created a paint that will block wi-fi signals, thanks to aluminum-iron oxide particles which resonate at the same frequency. In other words, if your neighbor uses the paint, your little “arrangement” is dunzo. In better news: you ca…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 5, 2009
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