Puma Is Making Gamer Shoes Now

Puma Is Making Gamer Shoes Now

As you can see from the (frankly bonkers) YouTube ad below, the company's new "Active Gaming Footwear" line includes a sleek-ish black rubber shoe that is, best I can tell, a big, thick sock.

An Apple iOS 13 Review, Spying Streaming Devices, and More News

An Apple iOS 13 Review, Spying Streaming Devices, and More News

Apple's latest iPhone OS is here, you're being watched by your streaming devices, and you could soon get your DNA sequenced anonymously.The streaming apps are watching you: New research shows that over 2,000 of them are tracking information about your devices—even when you tell them not to .

New Balance's Latest Shoes Come With 3D-Printed Soles

New Balance's Latest Shoes Come With 3D-Printed Soles

For these reasons, shoe companies have been actively experimenting with materials to replace EVA.Two years ago, running shoe giant New Balance teamed up with Somerville, Massachusetts–based 3D-printing company Formlabs to develop a new type of sole.

New Balance's New Shoes Give You a Speedier, Bouncier Mile

New Balance's New Shoes Give You a Speedier, Bouncier Mile

This past September, Jenny Simpson headed out in the rain to the start of the 5th Avenue Mile road race with two pairs of running shoes in her bag.

Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's Using AR

Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's Using AR

The company estimates that 60 percent of people are in the wrong-sized shoes—so starting in July, the Nike Fit system will use computer vision and augmented reality to help figure out your perfect pair of kicks.

Everlane's New Sneaker Treads Lightly on the Environment

Everlane's New Sneaker Treads Lightly on the Environment

Everlane's next project takes its eco-consciousness one step further with a unisex sneaker made from recycled plastic, rubber, and leather. They turned to natural and recycled rubber, which is durable, but also considerably heavier than plastic-derived foams like EVA.The brand developed its own material for the sole of the shoe.

Nike's New Self-Lacing Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart

Nike's New Self-Lacing Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart

I can hold down a button in the shoe's midsole, or I can use a new Nike app called Adapt, which pairs with the lacing engine via Bluetooth and lets you adjust the left and right sneakers independently.

With an Eco-Friendly Sneaker, Rothy’s Treads on New Ground

With an Eco-Friendly Sneaker, Rothy’s Treads on New Ground

At launch, The Sneaker will come with a standard version of this midsole with the option of purchasing a more arched version in the future.“It gives cushion without adding a lot of weight, fits into the bottom of the shoe really nicely, takes advantage of that cavity in the cup sole,” and lets customers keep their Rothy’s insole, which comes decorated with pattern and color, says Martin.

This One-Armed Robot Is Super Manipulative (in a Good Way)

This One-Armed Robot Is Super Manipulative (in a Good Way)

“This is all about letting the robot supervise itself, rather than humans going in and doing annotations,” says coauthor Lucas Manuelli, also of MIT CSAIL.“I can see how this is very useful in industrial applications where the hard part is finding a good point to grasp,” says Matthias Plappert, an engineer at OpenAI who has developed a system for a robot hand to teach itself how to manipulate, but who wasn’t involved in this work.