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Bits & Bytes | Fashion Embraces Hackathons, Interactive Clothing and More...

This week, fashion belatedly taps the talent opportunity in hackathons, while biosensors woven into fabric reimagine the body's interaction with clothing.
SENSOREE Mood Sweater | Source: Twitter
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  • Megan Doyle

In the Future, Clothes Will Listen to Our Bodies (Racked)
"From illuminated sweaters with biosensors to graphene formal dresses that change colours to match the wearer's emotions, interactive fashion reimagines what clothes can mean to the people who wear them."

Better Late Than Never: Fashion Belatedly Embraces Hackathons (Digiday UK)
"If you open your company to let change in — especially because hackathons tend to focus on young talent and entrepreneurs — it creates ways to co-create."

This Vibrating Hair Clip Could Help Deaf People Sense Sounds (Wired)
"As the vibrations match accurately to the sound – the sensor has 256 different levels of feedback – deaf people can use the technology as an alternative way of interacting with the world around them."

Chinese Online Retailer JD.com Is Developing Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones (Wall Street Journal)
"JD's chairman Richard Liu sees drones as a way to reach millions of potential customers outside China's major cities, an enormous market where it competes fiercely with Alibaba."

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