This fun peek inside a factory that makes jeans from Carson Nicely shows the creative methods a manufacturer uses to create a pair of distressed denim.They spray paint colour on them, mark up some fake whiskers on the front of the pants, tumble the jeans with a bunch of rocks, and basically mutilate the hell out of a brand new pair of jeans in order to create a worn in look.You also get to see the little details getting added to each pair too like attaching rivets and watch them get comically blown up with air and it all adds up for a pretty interesting look into how to make a pair of jeans.
GIFThis fun peek inside a factory that makes jeans from Carson Nicely shows the creative methods a manufacturer uses to create a pair of distressed denim.They spray paint color on them, mark up some fake whiskers on the front of the pants, tumble the jeans with a bunch of rocks, and basically mutilate the hell out of a brand new pair of jeans in order to create a worn in look.You also get to see the little details getting added to each pair too like attaching rivets and watch them get comically blown up with air and it all adds up for a pretty interesting look into how to make a pair of jeans.
But there's a catch...First unveiled at CES 2016, Speck's Cardboard-supporting VR goggles are a happy middle-ground between pricey headsets like the Gear VR and Google's cheap recyclable virtual reality viewer.Related: All the best tech at CES 2016Made from durable plastic rather than last year's birthday cards, the Speck Pocket VR is part smartphone case – there are models for the iPhone 6/6S and Galaxy S7 – and part immersive goodness.It cleverly folds flat when not in use, so you can stash it in your skinny jeans just like any normal bit of mobile armour, but slide out the sides and you're well on your way to a 360-degree rave.Plus, its well thought out open design means that you've got full access to your smartphone's controls even when you're in VR mode, addressing a major Cardboard flaw.Oh, the catch.Not cheap, not extortionate, just another one to file under: "Want, can't have".
I ll pause here to let you watch the entire video in full with sound on :The mask was no ordinary Chewbacca mask, but made the cry of a Wookiee when the mouth was opened."So far, 34 million people have watched the video, telling Payne they "can t stop laughing" or saying how much they loved her "pure inner joy.""And in the comments, Payne was still laughing:In addition to video hosting sites like VidMe and YouTube, the video even found it s way to Reddit, where Peter Mayhew, the man who famously played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, responded:Previously, the most watched video on Facebook Live was a BuzzFeed video about smashing watermelons, which received over 10 million views.Tech Insider has reached out to both Payne and Facebook, and neither has responded at the time of this post.Read the original article on Tech Insider.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:Google and Levi's are building a smart jeans jacket for some reason GOOG A 'Game of Thrones' actress dropped a potentially huge spoiler about Arya Stark and Jon SnowResearch suggests people with this type of commute are happier than everyone elseHere's how to use Uber, the incredibly easy app that can change your lifeScientists found 4 genes that help program the shape of your noseNOW WATCH: 2 millennials watched the original Star Wars for the first timeLoading video...
Look at anyone at this developer conference still wearing Google Glass and it immediately tells you about the inability of "fashion and technology to work as one."He leads a team to solve to solve a problem he calls "interactive textile technology."Google ATAP, known for its Project Ara modular phone, is working with Levi's on clothing, as was announced last year, and it's not going to be smart pants, unlike the concept clothing.Google and Levi's are targeting urban cyclists with this tech-infused jacket, calling it a fashionable, function garment."It's a terrible idea to navigate the screen of your phone while navigating busy streets" says Paul Dillinger, VP of innovation at Levi's.Well gestures, taps and swipes on the sleeve could help you change music or get directions through haptic feedback.
Google and Levi's just announced collaboration for a new jacket that will let you control your phone by touching its sleeve.It's based on technology called Project Jacquard, which Google's ATAP skunkworks group first announced it at its developers' conference last year.It's being designed with cyclists in mind, so bikers will be able to do things like turning up their music or blocking a phone call by touching a patch on their wrist.The jacket will start shipping in spring 2017, though beta versions will be available for testing this fall.No word yet on the price.There are three basic components: The jacket, with the woven gesture sensing technology, a removable tag that connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and an app that lets you set up what different gestures, like tapping versus swiping, will control which apps.When Google and Levis first announced a partnership last year, it seemed like the duo would be making smart jeans, but the switched product and long roadmap show how tough the technology really is to implement.
Let s consider this question in detail by exploring the specific aspects of online platform creation.However, this clearly illustrates the shift of investor interest in the sector and the need for alternative lending to compete with other classes of higher-yielding assets.Unfortunately, because of the novelty of the alternative lending industry, not all the players see the difference between junk bonds and loans issued by Prosper, which have an underlying average FICO score of more than 700.Even if it is successful, it will hardly be big enough to set up a multi-billion dollar company.When the interest rate ceases to be sufficiently high, or when the majority of people in the economy can easily obtain a bank loan e. g. in Germany , alternative lending ceases to grow rapidly.There are many companies like that, for example: Orchard, DV01, Monja, PeerIQ and Blackmoon; they all represent different solutions, each of them being interesting in their own way.
Nowadays, the Millennials call them running shoes.This is fine because the inexperienced generations run in them, mainly; while the wisdom-filled elders lounge, hang-out, walk and occasionally, run in them.We re not as fond of organized running, at least without any real or charitable purpose.At CES in January, I came across the Under Armour booth complete with high-tech sneakers.This unique, health-oriented app measures time, cadence, duration, distance, splits and captures GPS info to deliver accurate data.Here are the technical specs:**UA Record-equipped technology tracks and stores virtually every running metricInnovative UA SpeedForm technology delivers zero distraction while running**Smooth, ultrasonic welded seaming with Bemis tape for next-to-skin support & comfort**Two-color, small holed mesh offers enhanced breathability**Embedded sock-liner within cavity of midsole for added cushioning, moisture-wicking & seamless comfort**ArchForm offers additional support & soft cushioning for an even better fit & feel**Dual-layer Charged Cushioning delivers the perfect cushioning & energy return for optimal performance**Blown rubber outsole is lightweight yet incredibly durable**Anatomically placed flex grooves allow an optimal heel-to-toe transition for a smoother ride**Offset: 8 mm**Weight: 10.4 oz.
Consistently happy Iceland is helping with researching the key to happiness.A school district in North Carolina is proposing a ban on skinny jeans and leggings.From sex-changing mosquitoes to micro pigs, genetic experiments happening right now.And commutes into and out of your county, visualized with moving colored dots that would be pretty if they didn t represent stress and congestion.Photo: Traffic stacks up on Almaden Expressway in San Jose on April 14, 2012.Karen T. Borchers/Bay Area News Group
What would you think if a coworker or employee showed up to work in loose ripped jeans, scuzzy sneakers, the same shirt she wore yesterday, frizzy hair, dirty unpolished nails, and a band-aid hanging off her arm from a recent tetanus shot?Friedman quotes Susan Scafidi, founder of the Fashion Law Institute, who notes that as our work lives and lives-lives become increasingly intertwined, there s naturally far less interest in a wardrobe that arbitrarily separates the two: There s a strain of thought that says an employee represents a company, and thus dress is not about personal expression, but company expression, Professor Scafidi said.But there s a counter argument that believes because we identify so much with our careers, we should be able to be ourselves at work.Friedman also cites recent uproars over various sharply gendered dress codes—the heel requirement at British temp agency Portico, and, allegedly, at Cannes; the weather forecaster who was recently handed a sweater to cover her dress she later said it was a joke ; Kansas State Senator Mitch Holmes public apology for releasing guidelines that deemed low necklines and miniskirts inappropriate but had no equivalent restrictions for male dress—as well as new guidelines from the New York City Commission on Human Rights prohibiting enforcing dress codes based on sex or gender, to make the argument that as the lines of gender increasingly blur, the concept of what clothes are appropriate does as well.I started an editorial assistant job at Glamour Magazine in fussy outfits and statement necklaces and high heels that sprained my ankle twice; two years later, my Birkenstocks and jeans heavily signaled a swiftly loosening commitment to the world of women s magazines, and to the idea that a woman should stand on her tippy toes to be taken seriously.Has that idea shifted dramatically depending on your job, or even as you become more comfortable in or less serious about one particular job?
The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways.IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways.Here are some IoT crowdfunding projects to watch this week:AiraWear – Massage HoodieHoodies are a cornerstone in Millennial fashion.Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, made his mark on the fashion world with his trademark hoodie-and-jeans combo which he donned at corporate meetings where billion-dollar deals were made, proving that a once decidedly casual garment was destined for more than after-gym attire.The AiraWear is an app-enabled hoodie that includes discreet inflatable posture-correcting modules that massage out key pain points along the back and shoulders to relieve tension brought on by poor posture.Enter Broadcast, a touch-enabled and app-controlled t-shirt that features a programmable digital LED panel that you can customize whenever you d like with text, icons, and/or your own design.
It's practically a dead cert that the iPhone 7 will ditch the headphone jack for Lightning-powered audio - the big mystery is how Apple's going to let you use your existing cans.According to Japanese Apple rumour site Macotakara, accessory maker Tama Electric has three chunky breakout boxes in the works - with two packing microUSB ports for charging your phone while you're listening.The handful of Lightning-equipped headphones already on sale draw power from the phone to run internal DACs that turn digital data into analogue sound, and adaptors like these will have to do the same.Good luck fitting this in your skinny jeans pocket alongside an iPhone, though - expecially if you don't want the screen to end up a scratched and scuffed mess.There's almost no chance these accessories will arrive with official "Made for iPhone" certification, and with no price or release date they might not arrive until the iPhone 7 does in September.Apple's apparently got a pair of Lightning-equipped earbuds in the pipeline, and will be focusing on Bluetooth wireless headphones in Apple stores, but that's not exactly great news for anyone with a kick ass pair of cans but no way to use them.
View photosMoreTinder has more than 50 million users Jonathan Brady/PA Some 25% of Britons also admitted to having at least one or more dating apps installed on their smartphone.However, using dating apps remains a key resource for finding love for many – with 37% of those surveyed saying they had met a partner via such an app, with a high of 35% of those in Scotland adding that it had led to a meaningful relationship.The most desirable fashion choices in profile pictures of men included a suit jacket and skinny jeans, while the man bun hairstyle was among the least desirable.Personal stylist Chantelle Znideric said of the survey results: With the growing prevalence of mobile app dating, it s so important to learn how to style yourself correctly to look great on your mobile.In the past, first impressions were made on the first date, whereas these days potential partners are making snap decisions with every swipe, based on two or three images.Tinder is currently the number one ranked free lifestyle app on the App Store and is estimated to have more than 50 million users globally, while claiming to have made more than 50 billion matches.
Xiaomi US LaunchXiaomi certainly wasn t the first smartphone company to unashamedly copy Apple, but it likely did the most thorough job of it following the company s launch back in 2010.At one point, the Chinese smartphone startup even had a man in a black mock turtleneck and jeans unveil a new smartphone on stage as a press conference.The tech media pointed and laughed, but Xiaomi laughed all the way to the bank — the company s valuation climbed to as high as $46 billion in late 2015, and it has enjoyed faster growth than any other smartphone maker in recent years.Now, it looks like the company is preparing to sell its smartphones in the United States for the first time.Had Xiaomi attempted to enter the US market as recently as a few years ago, Apple would likely have sued it into oblivion.The only thing that keeps companies like Apple, Samsung and LG from continuing to sue each other is the fact that each company could bring countless claims against the other because patent portfolios have grown so deep.
The rules for dressing for the office are completely different for men and women.Perhaps no two people better exemplify the double standard than the most well-known executives working at Facebook: cofounder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, known for wearing the same grey T-shirt and jeans every day, and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is typically seen perched atop towering high heels.Just look at them:Here s a closer look:Facebook/RecodeI couldn t help but marvel at the fact that while Zuckerberg slomps around in super-casual clothes every day, Sandberg is smartly decked out in full corporate power garb: towering, patent leather, red peep-toe heels.Sandberg, who holds an MBA from Harvard, is a seasoned executive and considered to be the adult in the room who brings balance to Zuckerberg s more introverted personality.In fact, women who spend more time grooming — including efforts like putting on makeup — are promoted more often and make more money than their bare-faced colleagues, according to one recent study.Although appearance and grooming have become increasingly important to men, beauty work continues to be more salient for women because of cultural double standards with very strict prescriptions for women, the paper says.
As the weather warms and I switch from jeans to my traditional summer muumuu, I always worry that my phone might slip loose from those billowing floral pockets and go astray.Now you can use the page to find your phone if it goes missing, and you ll soon be able to just Google I lost my phone to access the feature.Previously you would have needed to use the Android Device Manager to locate or remotely wipe your lost device.You can now use images as search terms and select the exact text you want it to search for handy if you want to use it as a system-wide dictionary .Apple is expected to show the latest versions of their software, including a Siri SDK to open the virtual assistant to third-party integrations.About a month ago the dates were accidentally?
A quarter 25 percent of Britons also admitted to having at least one or more dating apps installed on their smartphone.However, using dating apps remains a key resource for finding love for many, with 37 percent of those surveyed saying they had met a partner via such an app, and 35 percent of those in Scotland adding that it had led to a meaningful relationship.The most desirable fashion choices in profile pictures of men included a suit jacket and skinny jeans, while the 'man bun' hairstyle was among the least desirable.Chantelle Znideric, a personal stylist, said of the survey results: "With the growing prevalence of mobile app dating, it's so important to learn how to style yourself correctly to look great on your mobile.OkCupid: If you thought there was no formula for love, you were wrong.Only female users are able to send a first message.
The first, with a built-in membrane keyboard, will retail for £119, while the second upgrades to mechanical switches and will sell for £159 – it's this latter model we're looking at today.We also found them to be more breathable than we were expecting, and didn't have any issues with sweating, even after multiple hours while also wearing jeans.The hard plastic perhaps isn't the most comfortable material to rest against, but it's better than we expected and doesn't get sweaty either, not to mention that Roccat will be providing alternatives.Now, on the one hand, this is an early sample that hasn't be subjected to the same QA processes as the mass-produced ones will be, and this issue would definitely qualify any customer for an RMA.The keyboard will be fully supported by the Swarm software upon release, but sadly Roccat didn't have a software package for us to use.ConclusionThis is the first product of its type that we've tested, but even so it certainly feels like it's been done right.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f116427%2fseinzuck2Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on Facebook Live on Tuesday, opening himself up to random user questions covering a wide range of topics.However, just when the nearly 100,000 live viewers thought the impromptu video chat was just going to be a geek-out session with Zuck, comedian Jerry Seinfeld joined the session, dressed in his familiar white dress shirt, jeans and blazer.Zuckerberg shot the rumor down and said the site will never charge a fee.The mostly retired Seinfeld talked about his passion project, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, and Zuckerberg revealed his obsession with running and having run 365 miles overall , building an A.I.Speaking of fitness, Zuckerberg also said that, even though he isn't currently wearing a cast, he broke his arm last week while riding his bike.The live viewership topped out at around 100,000 viewers, but as of this writing, the video had more than 5.1 million views, which means Zuckerberg might want to consider making this a regularly scheduled video show, since Facebook users are clearly ready and eager to watch.
COMING SOON: Apple's iOS 10 lands on SOME phones this AutumnIt's been a massive week for Apple fans.iOS 10 will launch later this year and will bring a host of new features to Apple's popular smartphone.These include interactive messages, better Photos app, refreshed Apple Music and upgraded Maps.The update is expected to arrive in September but sadly not everyone is going to be able to upgrade to this shiny new OS.Here's the full list of iPhone devices that will support iOS 10:iPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusiPhone 6iPhone 6 PlusiPhone SEiPhone 5siPhone 5ciPhone 5Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, introduces the new macOS Sierra software at an Apple eventSo, if you've still got an iPhone 4S, or anything older squeezed inside your jeans, it might be time to upgrade.The iOS 10 update will also change the way your iPad looks but again not every tablet is compatible with the upgrade.