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Google Jacquard Levi’s jacket will make fabric “smart.”

Google Jacquard Levi’s jacket will make fabric “smart.”

This week the folks at Google's Advanced Technology and Project group (aka ATAP) have announced their first Project Jacquard release. This is touch-sensitive material - textiles that can sense when your skin comes in contact with it. The first product that'll be released by Levi's with this technology inside is a Commuter Jacket for bicycle riders - and it'll be released in the Spring of 2017.

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Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Today you're going to see some self-lacing shoes from Nike the likes of which you've only ever seen in Back to the Future. While the company has released some limited-edition Nike MAG shoes before - like you saw Michael J Fox wear in Back to the Future II, you've never seen them released to the public in an edition that was anywhere near affordable by the common user. Today that'll be changing. This is the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0.

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Under Armour rolls out limited edition 3D-printed sneakers

Under Armour rolls out limited edition 3D-printed sneakers

Sport apparel maker Under Armour isn't the first to incorporate 3D-printing into their shoes, but they are the latest. The company has unveiled a limited edition training shoe called UA Architechs, which feature a 3D-printed midsole. The shoes don't have the personalization element like Adidas' Futurecraft 3D concept does, but they do take a similar path as New Balance's version, using advanced materials in the midsole to improve the overall strength and elasticity.

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Oros winter gear uses NASA tech to block frigid temps

Oros winter gear uses NASA tech to block frigid temps

Oros has introduced a new winter jacket (and related performance gear) designed using NASA tech to shield wearers from the cold. The company, formerly known as Lukla, previously launched an insulated jacker that featured aerogel as an insulator. This time around, the team has launched a full line of products that, while featuring aerogel as well, are lighter and thinner than in the past, keeping winter adventurers warm without weighing them down.

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Dickies, Michelin make an anti-slip footwear for workers

Dickies, Michelin make an anti-slip footwear for workers

What do you get when you cross a popular clothing brand with a world-renowned tire maker? If you're guessing some sort of sports apparel, you'd actually be wrong. Shocked? That might be the sentiment upon reading this headline but that's exactly what's going down. Dickies, famed for its line of clothing and footwear, and MICHELIN, the iconic tire maker brand, have teamed up to deliver what they say is the most groundbreaking anti-slip shoes, not for sporty types, but for those working in the service and hospitality industry.

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Lifeshirt looks like a shirt, but can act like a life vest

Lifeshirt looks like a shirt, but can act like a life vest

There are plenty of people who like to be around the water for relaxing or recreation who don’t want to wear a traditional life vest while they play. The vests could save your life if you fall in the water or are injured while surfing, skiing, or boating but they are bulky and often uncomfortable so people pass on them.

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ThermalTech’s new solar smart fabric is made of steel yarn

ThermalTech’s new solar smart fabric is made of steel yarn

ThermalTech has introduced its new solar smart fabric made of steel yarn. This fabric has been used to create a collection of new jackets that draw energy from the sun and other lighting to help keep the wearer warm, doing so without the bulk of thick winter coats or the weight one might anticipate from a steel-based yarn. According to the company, its jackets can generate up to 18F of heat from light sources in two minutes.

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These shoes are ‘knitted’ using a 3D printer

These shoes are ‘knitted’ using a 3D printer

There’s a new pair of shoes pining to get on the market, and they come in a knitted form. Unlike ordinary knitted shoes, though, the JS shoes are created using 3D printers — though you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. According to the shoes’ creator, these are the first 3D knitted shoes ever, and they comes with several benefits, not the least of which are light weights and soft textures.

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Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Have you ever been watching Netflix, only to drift off to sleep when you're in the middle of a move, or an episode of your favorite show? That was a rhetorical question, because we all know that the answer is “yes.” We've all done this, and it's one of the most important problems to plague the modern world. And that's why Netflix has been hard at work on a solution.

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Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveil running shoe made from ocean trash

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveil running shoe made from ocean trash

Last summer Adidas showed off a running shoe that had an upper made from trash found floating in the oceans. Adidas and Parley are back for a new running shoe with a sole and upper that is made from trash found floating in the oceans. The running shoe is made with a 3D printed ocean plastic midsole.

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Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Feel like channeling your inner wizard? ThinkGeek has a new hoodie that’s right up your alley featuring a slew of hidden colorful LEDs that light up to illuminate your spells. The spells, in this case, are different movements you make while wearing the hoodie that trigger different types of colors and color patterns. The fire ‘spell’, for example, casts a red light from inside the hood and sleeves, while ‘restore health’ is a cool purple color.

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Adidas Futurecraft Leather makes shoe of single piece of material

Adidas Futurecraft Leather makes shoe of single piece of material

While the shoe does still need support of a sole - and strings, of course - this Adidas shoe needs but one piece of leather. The upper bits of this Originals Superstar are cut from a single piece of material, making use of the company's newest innovations in what's called the Adidas Futurecraft series. We previously showed you the first chapter in this story, one in which Adidas created the sole of a shoe using a 3D printer for otherwise-impossible shapes for support.

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