Posts tagged "technology"

The Future Of Fashion Is Already In Print

Futuristic style never turns out how we picture it to be. (Damn! We were really hoping for a Jetsons-style dress with built-in jet packs some day.) Part of the problem is that fashion advances with little innovations that tend to fit in seamlessly with the rest of what’s around it. Today, the New York Times

By: Leonora Epstein / April 18, 2010

There Is Such A Thing As An Invisibility Cloak (And Carpet, Apparently)

Every day, I mourn the fact that there will never be another Harry Potter book. Yes, every day I cry over a butterbeer while feeling homesick for Hogwarts.

But who would have guessed that muggles could, in fact, bring back some magic from the wizarding world themselves. Apparently, scientists have already designed a type…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 19, 2010

Have A Very Techy Breakfast

This laptop table tray by Zyane Tan combines two of our favorite activities: eating and computing. Now we might not feel like such slobs when we usually get crumbs all over the keyboard while browsing the morning news. Too bad we don’t have an extra $3,000 handy. [Unplggd]…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 9, 2010

Would You Be Into Reading A Fashion Mag On An iPad?

In an apparent bid to win over the droves of geeks and sleek tech lovers salivating over the iPad, magazine publisher Condé Nast plans to tailor the content of a few of its mags to work with Apple’s soon-to-be-released digi-tablet. Glamour, The New Yorker, GQ and Wired are the test magazines for the project, with…

By: Lily Q / March 6, 2010

Fake Karl Hates Your iPhone

As the fashion world becomes increasingly tech-happy what with all its live-streaming runway shows and new style apps, Karl Lagerfeld just can’t jump on board. Well, sort of. We’re talking about Fake Karl, who has a hilarious blog post up today sermonizing about the horrors of modern gadgets. Fake Karl talks about the only device…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 16, 2010

Is That Your Dress I Smell?

The world just can’t get enough high-tech fashion. From the LED dress to this light-up Dandelion number, geeks all over are putting their spin on style. Next up is a dress that claims to feel your emotions. Jenny Tillotson, a British artist and designer, created the dress which comes with its very own circulatory system.

By: Bianca Posterli / January 19, 2010

What If Roxxxy, The World’s First Sex Robot, Got In A Fight With Andy, The Most Advanced Sex Robot?

It’s that time of year again, people. No, not time to hibernate in your apartment with Netflix and a down comforter. It’s time for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. The big buzz at this year’s expo is Roxxxy TrueCompanion, who’s being billed as the world’s first sex robot. Not only does she…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 11, 2010

Bra Called “Milkshake” To Make A Splash At Lingerie Show

The Paris lingerie show is later this month and organizers are expecting some extremely high-tech underwear this year. Some of the interesting innovations will include the Decollete anti-wrinkle bra, which we’ve talked about before, “that can iron out crinkly cleavages as a woman sleeps,” as well as ” a smart Slovenian brassiere whose foam cu…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 8, 2010

Social Media’s A Stage, And We’re All Merely Players

Hey, breaking news, guys: the paper of record has just discovered that social media makes breaking up harder than it used to be. In an article called “Breaking Up in a Digital Fishbowl,” The New York Times reports that in this day of shared email passwords, Facebook, Twitter and various other social media platforms, it’…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 7, 2010

3-D TV Sets Are Coming To An Electronic Store Near You

In case you haven’t heard, the recession is over and in celebration, everyone is throwing out their brand-new LCD plasma TVs to make room for the new $2,000 3-D sets! JK. But that’s seemingly where technology companies think we’re headed. Manufacturers and cable programmers are already working to develop the TV sets and new channel…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2010

Some 2010 Tech Trends That We’re Wary Of

I would certainly describe myself as a bit of a technical prude. I mean, when I make dinner plans I don’t enter them into the complicated calendar on my BlackBerry—I pull out my day planner. I haven’t yet traded in my book collection for a Kindle, and instead of pricing out an iPod Touch thi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2010

Dude Spends Christmas With Fembot Girlfriend

I always say: Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like spending the holidays with your own personal robot lover. As it turns out, I am not alone. Inventor Le Trung shared Christmas gifts, holiday foods, and festive decor with his girlfriend, Aiko, who is also a robot. Trung, who lives in Ontario, designed and built his fembot…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009

Hannah Havana’s Surreal Style Statements

We’ve showcased some pretty crazy style statements here on The Frisky, but now La Petite Claudine points us to Hannah Havana’s weird, surrealist creations, which pretty much take the fashion cake. Chandelier earrings that actually light up? Check. A candelabra bra with real, burning candles? Yep. High heels on wheels? Got that, too. Check out…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 15, 2009

10 Items Of His We’d Like To Toss

Recently, the girlfriend of men’s nightmares took a golf club to her boyfriend’s Xbox 360, simply because he wasn’t showing her enough attention. A small (OK, a large) part of us gave a mental fist pump. After all, we know what it’s like to be overshadowed by our man’s favorite toys. The other part of…

By: YourTango.com / December 5, 2009

Multitasking: A Phone And Bracelet In One

For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a way,…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Japanese Dude Marries Virtual Girlfriend

A Japanese man who goes by the online handle Sal9000 has married his anime character girlfriend, Nene Anegasaki. It’s all so romantic. Nene is part of the Nintendo DS video game Love Plus, the wedding was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a real priest was on hand. The ceremony was broadcast…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 25, 2009

Be The Life Of The Party By Lighting Up The Party

Wowwwww. Check out this amazing “Galaxy” gown created by CuteCircuit design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. Illuminated by 24,000 tiny, lightweight LED lights, the dress is totally wearable and powered by iPod batteries. The circuits and Swarovski crystals are layered on silk “so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightne…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 16, 2009

Blood-Powered Digital Tattoos Are Some Futuristic Freakiness

For anyone who has ever been freaked out by the idea of getting a tattoo, here’s a new invention that will really make you squirm: the Digital Tattoo, an implant which sits beneath a layer of your skin and shows up as a tattoo-like electronic interface. Here’s where things get really weird—this gadget can work…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 12, 2009

Does Anyone Actually Use iPhone Fashion Apps?

“What is ‘apps’?” is apparently what shoe designer Christian Louboutin recently asked a reporter. “I’m a very bad technician. Technology, zero.”

While Louboutin might not be so in the loop, his industry cohorts have been rushing to the Apple platform in desperate droves. In the past year, we’ve seen a lot of new…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 2, 2009

The Red Pentax K-x DSLR Is Too Sexy For This Planet

Man, this is one sexy camera. I started taking photographs in 2002 on a little silver digital camera that belonged to my boyfriend-at-the-time. Eventually, I got my own digital camera. And, earlier this year, I upgraded to a pretty nice one. You know, it’s got all the bells and whistles, and it’s big, bulky, and…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 16, 2009
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