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How IoT Will Improve in 2017

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Your phone, your TV, your laptop, your activity tracker – why can’t they all talk to each other easily? IoT, or the Internet of Things, has been a hot topic for years – but it just hasn’t quite caught on yet. So what’s the holdup? While the IoT is supposed to connect all our devices in stress-free technological synchronicity – the practice turns out a little different than the theory. This year, expect a refocus on working out the bugs and seeing companies executing the concept better than ever before….read more

How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more

Five of the Coolest Trends in Hearables

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Within the realm of wearables, hearable devices are making waves. Hearables can change the way you perceive your environment, reduce stress and change how you experience music. Here are 5 of the coolest trends happening in hearables. 1. Sounds for stress It’s no secret that music plays strongly on our emotions. It can evoke feelings of happiness, sadness, fear and anticipation. It is also very useful as a relaxation tool. As technology allows us to collect more data from ourselves, a new device has found a way to perfectly tailor…read more

Fashion with Function

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Designers are always looking for new ways to make fashion more interesting and dynamic. Technology offers exciting ways to bring function to apparel and accessories. Here are some of the trends happening in wearable fashion right now. Charge It Someday soon you may be able to power your electronics with your clothes. Start-up Wearable Solar has begun using flexible solar panels to make lightweight wired garments that allow you to charge you smartphone up to 50 percent if worn in the sun for a full hour. York-based Voltaic Systems makes a collection of bags…read more

Five New Healthy Living Trends We Think You’ll Want to Try

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As healthy living trends continue to grow in popularity, we’re putting the spotlight on five up and coming trends we’re ready to get on board with. 1. Juice will be center stage Juice bars and juice manufacturers have seen great success in the last year, including a $90 million dollar investment by Coca Cola in juice company Suja. New kid on the block, Juicero, is set to change the landscape with the world’s first at-home, cold-press juicer. With already $100 million in investments, this one looks like it’s going to make a big…read more

Wearable Devices for Environmental Monitoring and Health

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To celebrate World Environment Day, this post highlights environmental monitoring devices, which help to raise awareness about external factors that affect our health. The majority of wearable devices are aimed at recording information from the wearer. Designers of environmental monitoring devices aim to arm wearers with important information about their environment. Pollution, UV exposure and transit are three excellent examples of how this technology can be applied to daily life. Pollution Awareness In the case of pollution, for example, the device could let the wearer know when he or she…read more

How Smart Wearables Can Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

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The world of smart wearable tech is still in its bourgeoning phase and the possibilities are endless. Understanding the different artificial intelligence makes in wearables is the key to understanding its potential. Why wearable? A wearable is more than a device; it works like a part of the wearer. It shouldn’t impose any additional social, psychological, or ergonomic burden on the user. In today’s hectic world, a person could easily lose or leave a personal electronic device behind one, but is unlikely to walk out of the house without clothes….read more

Where Fashion and Wearables Meet

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In this year’s New York Fashion Week we’re seeing more of a recently emerging trend: People sporting wearables, not just for the features, but also for fashion. Fitness or fashion? Many would agree this trend began when celebrities like Beyonce began posting Instagram selfies wearing their Apple Watches despite the watches being powered down. This lead to the understanding that fitness trackers and smart jewellery are as much about style as they are about function. On the runway Read more about the wearable tech making it down the runways this year,…read more