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It's said the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but Lululemon Athletica is quickly finding out that the way to his wallet is by focusing on his family jewels. Get your mind out of the gutter, we're not talking about anything illegal here, just a pair of pants that offer a bit more breathing room with a very simple albeit effective promise -- they won't crush your balls. Seriously. They're called ABC pants, short for anti-ball crushing, and they've been engineered to give a man's nether region the airspace it needs to live freely. But why stop there? ABC pants are also outfitted with "sweat-wicking Warpstreme fabric" to help feel fresh all day long. We're not making this up, folks.... Read more...
You may be most familiar with AT&T as a telecommunications company, or perhaps just a wireless operator. Or maybe just the carrier that managed to get the iPhone first. Turns out, they're much more than that. The company has an "Emerging Devices Unit," which sounds like one of the coolest places in the telecom industry to work. That unit is already responsible for wirelessly-enabled pill containers and GPS-enabled dog collars, but their next trick is really something. They have plans in place to sell "clothes that track the wearer’s heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs and upload the results to a web portal." That's right, AT&T is going to sell health-tracking garb.... Read more...
There's no denying that we live in a world full of amazing technology, but most of that stays far, far away from the washing machine. But what if your gadgets were safe for washing, and what if your gadgets were on your clothes? Or what if they were your clothes? Those are the questions being asked and answered at the University of California, Berkeley, where new research is leading to what can only be described as a "power suit."Researchers have somehow managed to create "energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles," meaning that the very clothes you wear could one day power gadgets or be a gadget in and of itself. The trick to making all of those a reality... Read more...