gadgets: November 2009 Archives

275x250.jpgFashion designers have created a dress which is sure to 'light up a room' - thanks to 24,000 tiny LED bulbs embroidered on it.

The Galaxy Dress has been made by fashion company CuteCircuit for "Fast Forward: Inventing the Future" exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

The 2mm square full-colour LEDs make it the largest wearable display in the world and the circuits are extra-thin, flexible, and hand embroidered on a layer of silk so it still moves like a normal dress.

The LEDs are covered in 4 layers of silk chiffon and are powered by a number of iPod batteries - makers also promise that it won't get too hot.

But wearing it could leave you feeling a little like Cinderella... the batteries will only last for about 30 minutes.

Women getting better with gadgets than men

275x250.jpgIt's increasingly becoming women who do most of the technological household chores like tuning a TV or setting up a laptop computer, a study has found.

Whilst traditionally men may have taken charge of gadgets and gizmos, women are now becoming more comfortable with tech.

In a survey by Comet, most women said they would happily set up their laptop or freeview box - and only 4% are daunted by installing their own HDTV and 7% a surround sound system.

Half of women also claim they now rely on the latest gadgets like an iPhone or Sky HD to make their lives tic.

13% of the men questioned even confessed they let their wives and girlfriends pick the household computers, DVD players, and televisions… proving they are not really men.




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