In the blink of an eye, episode one of a Netflix series can turn into episode 20 if you’ve fallen asleep at the remote. To help combat this, Netflix has developed a pair of knitted socks you can make yourself that automatically pause your show when they detect you’ve nodded off.
Your urine may be of more use kept about your person. At least, that’s what a team of researchers from the University of the West of England think, because they’ve made a pair of socks that use the liquid to generate electricity.
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 maximize comfort and performance in this difficult environment.
Donning these socks may fill you with an irresistible urge to shout, "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!"
If you've flown into Los Angeles International Airport anytime in the last 50 years, the final segment of your journey may have taken you down a long hallway featuring a gorgeous color-blocked tile mural. Well, on your next flight to L.A., you can wear the socks to match it.
It's a bold claim, but a Japanese company called Terumo claims to have developed a special type of sock that can stop shuffling seniors from tripping over low obstacles like rugs or the edge of carpets. The secret is a custom sewing technique that causes the wearer to feel an upward pull on the front of their feet,…
Plain white socks these are not. The Atlas sock is a performance dress sock made from cotton, polyester and carbonized coffee. Carbonized coffee? Yes, it helps filter and absorb sweat and odor. Even more, the sock uses strain analysis, pressure mapping and thermal imaging to create something ridiculously comfortable.
They say cheaters never prosper, but those people obviously never managed to score an A+ by looking at someone else's exam. So if you're having a bit of a rough time mastering your multiplication tables, just grab a pair of these Cheat Feet socks and don't sweat your next test.
Threadless is currently holding one of their Socks Challenges, and the jewel of the potential collection is definitely these Spock Socks. They're aren't official yet, but they are officially Leonard Nimoy-approved (he called them "fascinating", natch). Anyways, you can vote for them here, and then patiently await the…
As cliche as the problem sounds, socks really do have a way of going missing in the wash. But why resort to just throwing single socks away, or suffering the embarassment of wearing a mismatched pair, when you can just stitch them all together into a eye-catching throw rug?
Computer scientists around the world have been stumped by a vexing mathematical problem for ages: How does one go about sorting a large pile of socks when said socks are different? How does one model the plane of possibilities? The solution has arrived, and it's much simpler than you think.
A pair of socks is a pair of socks is a pair of socks. Right? Not anymore. Even a pair of socks have technology that can improve athletic performance now.
Students at Brigham Young University are developing a high-tech piece of baby wear that will help put parents worried about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at ease. Using a built-in pulse oximeter, their wireless smart sock can monitor both a sleeping child's heart and breathing rates without hindering them from getting…
Winter sports are a lot of fun, but if you don't have the right clothing, it can be utterly miserable. SmartWool literally has your feet covered with its new PhD socks.
Pushing war and world hunger to the back of the line, the next important issue that technology is tackling is mismatched and missing socks. A company called Blacksocks has developed what it's claiming are the world's first smart socks that make them virtually impossible to mis-match, and incredibly easy to find in a…
A... friend... has always wondered what the pope wears on his day off because he can't wear that giant hat everywhere. Does he have a papal track suit? Holy but not holey jeans? White tees for the Holy See? This... friend asked the question when she visited the Vatican and was not given a conclusive answer. However,…
Just you wait until the world's governments are putting out the call for smelly socks—suddenly that bulging gym bag hidden in your dormitory's wardrobe seems a lot more valuable. To Tanzania anyway, where they're fighting malaria with stenches.
This particular PR2 robot was trained to identify, straighten, pair, and fold your socks. Based on his slightly awkward demonstration video though, he might be able to help you with another tedious task: Condom application.