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(Guardian)   Ducere Technologies somehow manages to make Crocs and Google Glass actually seem cool with their "Smart Shoes"   ( divider line 18
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1046 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:20 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-07-25 11:07:54 AM  
You misspelled "Douchier", subby.
2014-07-25 05:50:45 PM  
The creator of the Lechal smartshoes says we may leave the house without a smartwatch, but we'll never leave the house without shoes

I go most places, including work, barefoot.  I leave the house without shoes all the time.  Just sayin'
2014-07-25 07:32:02 PM  
They still look far less ridiculous than Crocs.
2014-07-25 07:44:33 PM  
Spending the day wrapped around my stinky feet?

Doesn't sounds smart to me.
2014-07-25 08:07:52 PM  
Let me know when the shoes can power themselves and other devices.
2014-07-25 08:45:11 PM

Enough with the crocs already.
2014-07-25 09:46:09 PM  
Crocs + Google Glass = fat welfare broads shooting upskirt pics of themselves all day and posting them on Google Plus
2014-07-25 10:30:40 PM  
Seems like the kind of thing they could make as an insert and let me wear my own shoes.
2014-07-25 11:46:32 PM  

"Insoles will be available to turn any existing shoes into smartshoes "
2014-07-25 11:47:26 PM  
Oh, didn't read that far.
2014-07-26 12:21:27 AM  
Pretty good though. I like the idea of a map being converted into tactile sensory input.

Probably need some seriously over-designed hardware though - your shoes and feet take a physical beating throughout the day.
2014-07-26 12:44:30 AM  
Lister: Sometimes, I think it's cruel giving machines a personality. My mate Petersen once bought a pair of shoes with Artificial Intelligence. 'Smart Shoes' they were called. It was a neat idea: no matter how blind drunk you were, they could always get you home. But he got ratted one night in Oslo and woke up the next morning in Burma. See, his shoes got bored going from his local to the flat. They wanted to see the world like, you know. He had a hell of a job getting rid of them. No matter who he sold them to, they'd show up again the next day. He tried to shut them out, but they just kicked the door down.

Rimmer: Is this true?

Lister: Yeah. The last thing I heard, they sort of, uhm... robbed a car and drove it into a canal. They couldn't steer, you see.

Rimmer: Really?

Lister: Yeah. Petersen was really, really blown away about it. He went to see a priest. The priest told him... he said... he said it was alright and all that, like the shoes were happy and that they'd gone to heaven. You see, it turns out shoes have soles.

Rimmer: Ah, what a sad story. Wait a minute.... [Thinks for a moment] How did they open the car door?
2014-07-26 01:38:28 AM  
Damn Duceholes
2014-07-26 02:26:25 AM  
Why is there a picture of a Ferrari at the top of the story?

'puts on glasses'

2014-07-26 07:54:21 AM  
Aren't these the shoes Hammerman had?
2014-07-26 09:12:57 AM  
Well this is a stupid idea.  For one it assumes I'll have my cell phone with me, which, I normally leave in the truck or at home because I'm likely to break it at work.  At home, I just leave it somewhere in earshot.  When I need to go somewhere new, I just tell Maps to get directions for XYZ from my current location (exact phrase that I use) and plug the phone into the stereo.  When I'm walking, I do the same thing, only I put the phone into my pocket and pull it out to make sure I'm going the right way, but that's not really an issue for me because where I live a person can drive and park within 500 feet of anything and if one were to get lost on a 500ft journey, no amount of tech can save that kind of stupidity.

And what does it do, vibrate if you go the wrong way?  Personally, if I'm uncertain about where I'm going I'd rather pull out my phone and check the map than having to walk the wrong way for a few feet to get the shoes to tell me I'm going the wrong way....I don't like backtracking either, especially on foot.  Or does it vibrate when you walk the correct path?  Just imagine having to charge your shoes every 8 hours as well as all the other crap needing to be charged.

"Hold up ya'll.  My shoes haven't charged yet.  Give me 15 minutes then we can go out drinking" -- is something none of us want to say.
2014-07-26 11:41:31 AM  
Do the come with mirrors?
or a phone?
2014-07-26 12:47:35 PM
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