Lamborghinis ooze luxury, style, and class. While these sports cars are beautiful and sleek on the outside, their interiors provide a sensory experience only a material like Alcantara can produce. This suede-like fabric, used for seat coverings in luxury vehicles, can now be found in an unexpected place: iPhone 5 and iPad covers.
Made by the company Opulus New York, the stylish cases feature a swatch of smooth Alcantara material, which is soft to the touch, breathable, durable, and fade resistant. As part of the company's Excecutive line of iPhone 5/5s cases and SleeveStand collection for iPad Airs, the products are clean-cut and feel wonderful, making your Apple technology look like a classy business executive with cash to burn.
Did you ever wish there was a social media platform made just for going out? Perhaps an app that let's you watch live footage of ongoing shows and talk with the clubbers themselves? What about an app that allows your favorite performers to actually chat with you and broadcast their sets live? Well good news, “Hang w/” an app that’s available in the iTunes store and Google Play, does it all – and it’s free!
Constructed for socialites that want to get more from their club experience, Hang w/ lets you get an intimate look into your favorite people and places in real time. With plans to go global in the near future, Hang w/ creates an exciting interactive world for its users to access 24/7.
The app's creator, Andrew Maltin, took the time to give us an in-depth look at the app.
What provoked the idea to create Hang w/?
Back in June, we introduced readers to Tengrade, a social rating tool that allows users to “rate an endless list of topics from politics to pizza to pop culture, and beyond, and then see what the rest of the world thinks.” The tool, which is solely based on numbers, is a unique way to get people rating their favorite restaurants, musicians, actors and more- promoting greater efficiency and universality than sites such as Yelp or Urbanspoon. Click here for a full refresher on what Tengrade is, why it landed on our "Cool Shit" blog, and how to use it.
Most people probably consider the flaws of adhesive tape to be fundamental;one of those eminently necessary tools that seems impossibly resistant to technological progress, tape loses much of its power after it’s been applied. However, there could be a major improvement coming which will hel tape stay stickier for longer. The technology is modeled after gecko's feet, which have the adhesive power to hold 400 times their body weight, never lose their strength, and work on all wet and dry surfaces.
Facebook is notorious for updating its website but now the company has released Paper, a portable app that extends beyond the computer screen. Paper lets you choose the sections you want to read from like a digital newspaper. You can scroll through a personalized news feed on stories ranging from friends, big publishers, content creators and public figures. The app even allows you to share content with a visual preview of how your post will look to others.
When team leaders announced the release of Paper over a week ago (as part of the “Creative Labs” initiative), many tech critics wondered if the shift from the social website to the standalone app would occur in the general public. Facebook has reached over 1 billion active users and at its 10th anniversary, many skeptics/consumers say the site is no longer relevant or cool. However, Facebook went ahead with Paper in order to introduce aggressive change and develop ideas they hoped would work.
Introducing Forgotify, the newest form of internet radio which searches all of Spotify's libraries and plays every song that it has never played! And shockingly there are 4 million of them! That's right, 4 million songs have slipped through Spotify's radar and have never been listened to by anyone. This is a hipster's wet dream!
Forgotify uses an embedded Spotify app to remove any song that has not been played from all the Spotify playlists. On the downside, these uber unpopular songs may not be the greatest jams you'll ever hear, but hey, maybe you'll catch a diamond in the rough!
The contact lens itself is made with tiny sensors and an antenna that is thinner than a human hair. These senors test glucose levels in the person's tears. Co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said,"We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second." They are also looking to add another sensor that would let the person know if their glucose levels were too high or too low during the day.
The prototype is currently being tested at a top secret Google research lab and despite sounding legit, it is still very far from consumer use. The contact lens still needs to be picked up by a company that can reproduce it and sell it. The lenses also need to go through much FDA testing before it can even see a marketplace.
Is it already a struggle to keep your New Year’s Fitness resolution? Make your work-outs more tech-savvy! The Nike Fuel Band SE is an awesome addition to the fitness world, linking you and your work out plan to both your iPhone and your friends. For $149, you can track your workout, not just at the gym, but in a variety of contexts—the club, the grocery store, or even just when you take the stairs. The Fuel Band calculates the intensity of your workouts, number of steps taken, calories burned in all of your movements, and also how you rank against your friends in the Nike Community.