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It’s Not Magic: You Can Change The Color Of Your Shoes With An App

It’s Not Magic: You Can Change The Color Of Your Shoes With An App

    It’s a shame we can’t watch Carrie Bradshaw turn green with envy on “Sex In The City” with an app that could change the color of her coveted shoes – even Sarah Jessica Parker would thrill over this new invention! You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a serious shoe addiction nowadays and with this clever creation, you can buy one pair of shoes with multiple colors and styles. Ishuu, the company behind this creative innovation, is calling it the Volvorii Timeless Smart Shoe and it’s slated to become “The world’s most elegant evolution in fashion tech.” These shoes take wearables to the next level on the runway and in the streets.

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      The base shoe comes in either black or white, and then uses e-ink technology to change the color or pattern customization on the sides and in front. Although the basics are only available in black-and-white, be sure to look for more color and pattern choices in the future. E-ink tech does require occasional charging, but you should only have to power them up about once a month since it’s also very efficient with power usage. The app connects to the shoes via a Bluetooth LE receiver on your smartphone that is hidden in the soles of the shoes.

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        But the customization doesn’t stop with color changes alone: clip on accessories add even more flair to this high-tech footwear. Currently closing out during their crowdfunding stage on Indiegogo, their entry level investments (offering a pair of these pumps at $149 and $249) are already sold out. Retail prices are estimated to be at $299 and are expected to ship in December of 2015. Imagine the possibilities – you could literally add your own custom logo and wear it on your shoe. From the corporate office in the morning to a more casual lunch with the girls and then hitting the club scene at night: change your style without changing shoes. It’s like a dream come true for shoe lovers everywhere.

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          While there’s plenty of apps out there that will help with tech services, applications are now going high fashion in the über competitive shoe industry. Although still in the funding stage at the time of this writing, it’s only a matter of time before we see more apps geared towards fashion. Watch a video of this shoe in action on YouTube.

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          Last Updated on November 5, 2019

          5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

          5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

          Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

          The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

          1. Duolingo

            Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

            Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

            The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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            2. HelloTalk

              HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

              There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

              What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

              Download the app

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              3. Mindsnacks

                Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

                You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

                Download the app

                4. Busuu

                  Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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                  The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

                  When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

                  Download the app

                  5. Babbel

                    Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

                    Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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                    If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

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                    Takeaways

                    All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

                    Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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