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Imag­ine square par­ents bear­ing fash­ion-for­ward chil­dren and that would be the prog­eny that is STATIC NAILS. Twenty-two-yearold founder and CEO Alexis Irene is aim­ing to el­e­vate the press-on cat­e­gory with what she calls the first re­us­able man­i­cure, which gives you af­ford­able ac­cess to lux­ury nail art. The pop-ons mimic the thick­ness and flex­i­bil­ity of a nat­u­ral nail, so no one will no­tice you’re wear­ing falsies. While sets (from $18) can be or­dered in an ar­ray of cool fin­ishes from glossy You prob­a­bly al­ready con­sider your phone to be an ex­ten­sion of your body. But NAILO will ac­tu­ally in­crease its prox­im­ity—as in, at­tach it to your thumb. Re­searchers at MIT Media Lab are de­vel­op­ing what can best be de­scribed as acrylic meets touch­screen. It’s a track­pad that af­fixes to your thumb­nail and al­lows you to com­mu­ni­cate with your wire­less de­vices, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to ac­cess your cell­phone or lap­top—even when your hands are full or you need to dis­creetly send a text. Though cur­rently in the pro­to­type stage, the sci­en­tists en­vi­sion it be­ing avail­able in an ar­ray of cool de­signs. Think of it like a space-age nail sticker.

PRESS-ONS FROM THE “WILD ONE” SET

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