• CLOTHING
    Where Are Our Useful Futuristic Clothes Already?

      Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. Remember the old days, when you had to pull out your handheld telephonic device and unlock it—using your thumb!—in order to check the location of your incoming human-operated rideshare? How archaic! Or what about when you wasted valuable […]

  • NEWS
    83 Percent of Shoppers Report that Coupons Are a Driver for Changes in Purchasing Behavior

    Winston-Salem, NC, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inmar, Inc. announced today findings from the 2018 Inmar Shopper Behavior Study. The annual report highlights shopper promotion preference methods, attitudes toward promotions, and use of coupons and rebates, along with insights into shopper engagement with store loyalty programs and shopping-related technology. The findings shed light into consumer demand […]

  • CLOTHING
    These are the biggest sibling rivalries in the clothing business

    H&M and Facebook/COSH&M’s sister brand, Cos, is known for its high-quality, functional clothing. Some of the world’s largest and most popular clothing brands are being superseded by their sister labels. Many of these smaller sister stores are able to respond to changing trends more quickly. Gap, Abercrombie, H&M, and American Eagle all have popular sister […]

  • CLOTHING
    Fashion brands are tooling up to create custom clothing in minutes

    Shoppers at Tommy Hilfiger can customise their items at its Regent Street store. This WIRED design took 20 minutes to create on a Brother PR655 machine Adrian Samson The Polo Custom shop dominates the lower ground floor of the new Polo Ralph Lauren store on Regent Street in London. If you want to embroider personalised […]

  • NEWS
    Tiny home sales are booming, why that might not be good for business

    When it comes to the tiny home market, the question isn’t why someone would want a tiny home, but who’s going to build it. That’s according to CEO Steve Weissmann of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses who receives more than 2,000 inquiries per month about this burgeoning market. Weissmann was first introduced to tiny homes when he […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    How new furniture materials are transforming home interiors

    Designers with an eye on the future often take their cue from the past. With technological advances enabling materials to be used in ways not previously possible, architects and interior decorators are putting a modern twist on old favourites – and introducing concepts that push the boundaries of the most fertile imaginations. Lighting is ripe […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Several new and refurbished Razer laptops are on sale

    We may have said goodbye to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not to tech deals altogether. There are some nice discounts available as we progress through the holiday season, including ones from Razer, which is having a sale on several of its Blade, Blade Pro, and Blade Stealth laptops. Razer’s sale includes a mix […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum computers could crack Bitcoin, but fixes are available now

    An international group of quantum boffins reckons Bitcoin could be broken by the year 2027. The researchers from Singapore, Australia and France say that scenario represents the worst case, and would see a quantum computer able to run Shor’s algorithm against the cryptocurrency’s protective elliptic curve signature quicker than the 10 minutes Bitcoin needs to […]

  • NEWS
    The Netflix of Apps Is Coming – Are You Ready?

    HIGHLIGHTS Ulysses recently switched from a paid up-front to a subscription model Developers need recurring revenue to cover costs There’s already a service that lets you use many apps for a monthly fee Would you pay Rs. 45,000 to own Adobe Photoshop or would you rather shell out around Rs. 750 per month for it? […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

    Who’s smarter — you, or the computer or mobile device on which you’re reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on definitions in flux. Computers are certainly more adept at solving quandaries that benefit from their unique skillset, but humans hold the edge on tasks that machines simply can’t perform. Not yet, […]

  • NEWS
    The Netflix of Apps Is Coming – Are You Ready?

    HIGHLIGHTS Ulysses recently switched from a paid up-front to a subscription model Developers need recurring revenue to cover costs There’s already a service that lets you use many apps for a monthly fee Would you pay Rs. 45,000 to own Adobe Photoshop or would you rather shell out around Rs. 750 per month for it? […]