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An Auto-Inflating Bulletproof Vest Will Do Anything To Keep You Alive

In the movies you see people falling into water after getting shot all the time. But apparently that also happens often enough in real life for someone to develop a bulletproof vest with an auto-inflating air bladder to keep someone afloat if they’re injured or unconscious.


Converse Redesigned Its Iconic Chucks For The First Time In 98 Years

Some would consider it as sacrilegious as when Coke dabbled with its classic formula back in the ’80s, but after 98 years Converse has updated its iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars. On the outside they look nearly identical, but on the inside the Chuck II is actually far more comfy for your feet.


NZ Uni Student Builds LED Shirt That Reacts To Bluetooth And Wi-Fi Signals

After the perfect top to wear to your next party? Auckland University of Technology student Matt Martin might be able to help you out with his “Wearable Beacon” T-shirt, which uses a combination of electronic devices to detect and respond to the presence of wireless signals, include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.


There Should Be A Dress Code For Doctors

If you live near a hospital, you’ve probably seen the sight: a young physician in loose blue scrubs, standing in line at the grocery store. You can’t help but wonder if the young physician is lost. After all, it appears that he or she belongs in an emergency room — not the dairy section.


How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside

I’m constantly shocked by how many people don’t know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren’t equipped with the basics for sleeping warmly on a cold night. It’s all simple and cheap, read this and make no more excuses.


Rain Jackets, Explained

For an incredibly simple concept — keeping you dry — rain jackets have involved into awfully complicated products. Air flow rates, water pressure resistance, durable water repellent coatings, hard shells, soft shells… the list of technical terms goes on. Here’s what they all mean, and how you can use them to find the best jacket for you.


What To Wear In The Jungle

I just got back from a week-long camping trip in a hot, humid, torrentially rain-flooded jungle. With a few missteps, I managed to stay dry and comfortable throughout. Here’s what I learned and how you can maximise comfort and performance in this difficult environment.


Hot Topic Buys ThinkGeek

Timmy the ThinkGeek Monkey isn’t sad. Not one bit. He’s just trying to fit in with his new friends! They have got, shall we say, a darker taste in fashion. They shared his love of Star Wars, Doctor Who and Minecraft, so why not reciprocate? Oh, and $US122 million in cash didn’t hurt either.


A Touch-Sensitive Belt Lets You Subtly Control A Wearable Display

The first time around, Google Glass wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. But the technology behind it will certainly be improved to the point where it can eventually be integrated into a regular pair of glasses. And for when that day gets here, there’s now a novel and subtle way to navigate your wearable display using the belt around your waist.


Highly Reflective Clothing Turns Paparazzi's Camera Flashes Against Them

Even if you’re not a celebrity, some of us just don’t like having our picture taken and spread around social media. Until now, assaulting the person behind the camera was the only way to make it stop, but Betabrand’s new Flashback clothing turns the photographer’s gear against them by reflecting the light from a flash and using it to obscure the photo and your identity.


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