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Ping back clothing
Ping is a social networking garment which connects the wearer to their social media accounts -- including Facebook -- wirelessly. By performing natural gestures, whether lifting the hood, bending or swinging your arms and moving the zip, you are able to 'ping' back your friends when they send you a comment, like or message.
The wearer can use an app on their smartphone in order to customize messages sent by sensors that track when you move your clothing. Messages can be assigned to particular groups of friends, can change depending on where you are, who you're talking to or what your mood is.
Does a color-changing dress turn you on?
Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde hopes so. The high-tech dress turns clear when something gets you excited, which may provide your date with some unexpected eye-candy.
The dress is called Intimacy 2.0. Made in white or black, the garment is constructed with leather and opaque smart e-foils, blended with wireless technology and LED lighting. If your heart begins to race, your dress loses more and more color. "Social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure," the project's website states.
Via: Studio Roosegaarde
Wi-Fi detection hats
Brando Workshop has released the "Wi-Fi Detection Cap," clothing which is able to seek out 802.11 b/g/n signals. If you're looking for a Wi-Fi connection in a public place, then two LED lights on the cap will show you network strength and availability -- although of course you will have to take it off to check.
The hat comes in three colors, two designs, and requires CR2032 batteries. The Wi-Fi Detection Cap costs $14 - $18.