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With modern technology in hand, someone you love is never more than a push of a button away, and in fact, all you have to do to hear your mom or your girlfriend is to call them on the phone. While the...

With modern technology in hand, someone you love is never more than a push of a button away, and in fact, all you have to do to hear your mom or your girlfriend is to call them on the phone. While the majority of us rely vastly on sensory input for comfort, contact and visual vocal images also play a huge part in our mood, which is something that the Wearable Absence...

It wasn’t so long ago that the ubiquitous cotton didn’t even exist. Actually, a great many of the fabrics we routinely put on our bodies didn’t exist, or was extremely rare, not so long ago. In short, the textile industry is always growing and changing like any other industry. So who knows what tomorrow may bring. Maybe we’ll start wearing t-shirts made from food, like say...

No one likes having to dig through their scarf collection to find a scarf that matches the outfit that they’re wearing that day. It can be a very tedious activity and could be one that has to be done daily, at least for those of us that have to match all their clothes perfectly. Well this new product aims to eliminate that problem. It’s called the Chameleon Scarf and it is currently...

In this t-shirt and jeans world, it’s good to know there is still a place for the humble dress shirt. Where would job interviews be without them? Or weddings(or funerals?) The dress shirt is an amazing piece of ageless textile wonderment that can never fully go out of the style. The only downside to all of this dressage? These shirts get dirty easily and are...

Kids can be messy, horrible creatures. Well, perhaps we are over-exaggerating the latter but absolutely not the former. At any given moment in the day, a kid is usually covered in dirt, pudding or some kind of awful combination of both. This is fine for them. They don’t care. The more pudding the merrier. However, this can be an annoying task for their caretakers....

Welcome to another installment of Crunchwear Classics! In this new recurring feature we take a look at the wearable tech of the past. It takes a single wing flutter to begin flying, you know. On today’s edition we are going to focus on everyone’s favorite childhood memory manufacturer, Nintendo. You may know them from such hits as, oh, every video game...

We’ve all been there, staring fervently at our computer screens as we use 3D imaging software to design our dream clothing. How can we know what it will really look like when finished? Spending 1,000 hours on a particularly difficult cross-stich only to find it makes your belly hang out can be quite a drag. Luckily, the ever-burgeoning world of textile-simulation software will come to your rescue....

The world of 3D printers has grown in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. We are getting to the point where these devices can replicate just about anything you want, even some unsavory things like assault weapons. 3D printers are also becoming relatively inexpensive. The MakerBot currently clocks in at around $2,000 which, given the functionality, isn’t...

We may be close to the world Back to the Future 2 presented to us in some arenas: Video calling, self-driving cars and corporate advertising as far as the eye can see are slowly becoming a part of life. One area we haven’t quite hit yet(besides hoverboards) is truly stretchable, flexible electronics embedded into clothes. We have gotten far on the flexible part of the equation, but the stretchable...

Phosphor are the masters at making watches that tell time in unique and strange ways. This one, however, may just take the crystal-studded cake. The company’s new Reveal series of watches uses actual Swarovski crystals to tell time. Now, these fetching crystals are no stranger to tech devices, but they certainly never play an active role in the mechanics of...