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The Instagram accounts changing the world. No one can really dispute the power of social media.

The Instagram accounts changing the world

Whether it's raising awareness for once-ignored issues, or helping to bring down entire governments, sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are now stronger than ever. Offering people the chance to take pressing political problems into their own hands, it's become a whole new way of addressing everyday social injustice. “Instagram has a way of uniting complete strangers in a way that Facebook, for example, does not,” explains Amber Amour, founder of #StopRapeEducate.

“It's a useful tool because it allows one to reach a large audience, and to be heard.” But how effective can one image really be? With their slogan emblazoned across the chests of basically everyone – from Cara Delevingne to Miley Cyrus – the notorious Free The Nipple movement has had no shortage of publicity recently. Poet Alyssa Seibert has swapped images for words with her Instagram account. Sustainable Spray-On Clothing Technology Turns Into Fabric Instantly. Advertisement Over the past few years, spray-on body paint that looks like clothing has gotten popular.

Sustainable Spray-On Clothing Technology Turns Into Fabric Instantly

It’s even starting to show up in television ads and other marketing endeavors. This is the first time though that I’ve seen actual spray-on clothing. In other words, this isn’t body paint. Louboutinize This: We Try The New Christian Louboutin Photo Filter App. Do you hear that?

Louboutinize This: We Try The New Christian Louboutin Photo Filter App

That's the sound of Christian Louboutin's entire marketing team quietly weeping at the brand's ill-advised attempt to join the ranks of iPhone photo editing software. On paper it sounds great: A new free app from the developer of shoes that cost more than our rent, to make users seem cooler to people they don't even know. Why wouldn't that appeal to the social media generation? Well, here's why not: Firstly, because the market is already highly saturated with the VSCO Cams and Facetunes of the world.

And secondly, because there are only three filters on Louboutinize and all of them are awful. Here's what happened when HuffPost UK Style tried to "Louboutinize" our lives... Apple Watch To Make Editorial Debut in Vogue China - BoF - The Business of Fashion. BEIJING, China — Apple’s relationship with fashion has grown from a casual flirtation to a full-blown love affair.

Apple Watch To Make Editorial Debut in Vogue China - BoF - The Business of Fashion

BoF can reveal that the Apple Watch is set to make its editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China’s November issue, out this Monday, featuring Liu Wen. A spread from Vogue China’s November issue | Source: Vogue China It’s the latest in a series of activities that puts fashion at the focus of Apple’s communication strategy. On September 9th, in the middle of New York Fashion Week, the Silicon Valley-based company invited a cadre of fashion editors and bloggers to the unveiling of the Apple Watch, held at its the headquarters in Cupertino, California. Then, during Paris Fashion Week, Apple successfully squeezed itself into a hectic show schedule, staging an exclusive showcase of the new Apple Watch at Colette before attendees including Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. Apple Watch by David Sims and Karl Templer | Source: Courtesy Apple. Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches. Google is officially getting into wearables.

Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches

The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables. The company has released two videos that show off what the watch interface will look like, and from what we've seen, it's very impressive. In addition, Motorola and LG have already revealed their first Android Wear smartwatches, which look more attractive than any smartwatches we've seen to date.

Motorola's first device is featured in the picture above and the videos below. There are several key features that have been announced. How Wearable Technology Works" For most people, fun is the hook that makes new technology worth investigating.

How Wearable Technology Works"

Wearable technology promises entertainment galore. Video games are bigger than ever, with cinematic appeal and wow-inducing special effects. Still, the games would be more immersive with more life-like control systems. Knit a Working Circuit. Forget about circuit boards and start thinking about circuit stitches with this illuminating tutorial by electronic art professor Jesse Seay on how to knit your own circuitry.

Knit a Working Circuit

…I developed a method to “print” circuit boards on my knitting machine, with materials that are inexpensive, easily available, and solderable. The method works with both traditional electronic components and with e-textile components. And while I use a knitting machine for rapid production, the materials should work fine for hand knitters. As Seay explains in the introduction, this tutorial assumes that you already know how to knit and shows you how to integrate wiring into your knitting by design a knitting pattern that will allow you to make connections between electronic components, just like an ordinary circuit board.

Once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to turn “traditional” circuit designs into knitted circuit designs.[...] Related.