Best Tech Stories around the web #280

This week: Gucci releases AR sneakers exclusively designed for digital use, SMART develops first airless bike tire inspired by NASA, Art Supplies' unique map reveals most Googled artists in 2020, researchers put competitive robots to the test through fencing and check out SAT's two-part immersive program from March 30th to April 24th, 2021.


Gucci releases first virtual sneaker that can only be worn in digital environments by

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has designed a pair of neon-coloured, digital-only trainers that people can try on using augmented reality and "wear" in photographs for social media. Read more


This company wants to bring NASA’s airless tires to your bike by

While bicycling doesn’t produce any pollution, every time you get a flat tire while out on a ride, that rubber tube ends up in a landfill. By one estimate, riders in San Francisco alone throw out more than 100,000 tubes every year, enough to wrap the Golden Gate bridge 33 times. The SMART Tire Company hopes to make flat tires, and all that rubber waste, a thing of the past, with airless bike tires that use technology originally invented by NASA. Read more


ArtSupplies reveals the world's most Googled artists around the world by

With many museums and art galleries having closed their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of art lovers have turned to the internet as the only way of viewing the works of their favorite artists. With this in mind, the team at Ken Bromley Art Supplies wanted to find out which artists were the most searched for in 2020, and who has been most popular in each country throughout the pandemic. Read more


Foam Sword Fencing With a PR2 Is the Best Kind of Exercise by

Most of what we cover in the Human Robot Interaction (HRI) space involves collaboration, because collaborative interactions tend to be productive, positive, and happy. Yay! But sometimes, collaboration is not what you want. Sometimes, you want competition. Read more


Latent Space + Ocular Oscillation, from March 30th to April 24th, 2021

On March 30, the Satosphere will be back with a two-part immersive program designed to challenge your perceptions of space and sound. Featuring Latent Space, an audiovisual immersive composition by MONOCOLOR and Ocular Oscillation, an immersive and perceptive experience by Diagraf, Jean-Sébastien Baillat and Alain Thibault. Click here to get your tickets.