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Soon, sneakers that tie themselves

Forget the hassle of tying your shoelaces before leaving home everyday, for Nike is working on a sneaker featuring an “automatic lacing system”, similar to the one featured in Back to the Future Part II.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2010 23:56 IST

Forget the hassle of tying your shoelaces before leaving home everyday, for Nike is working on a sneaker featuring an “automatic lacing system”, similar to the one featured in Back to the Future Part II.

Nike has filed documents for its proposed shoes featuring an “automatic lacing system”.

The “automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position,” the New York Daily News quoted the papers as say

A dress that's also phone

A new little black dress designed by the London-based fashion company CuteCircuit also acts as a mobile phone.

It's called the M-dress, people can receive calls by simply raising their hand to their ear. And hang up by letting their hand fall to the side. The dress 'rings' when one get a call and also has a variety of ringtones.