• COMPUTERS
    Mobile apps may or may not be collecting your child’s data—but here’s why you should assume they are

    This week two democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, it […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Robots Are Getting More Social. Are Humans Ready?

    Personal home robots that can socialise with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives? It’s taken decades of research to build robots even a fraction as sophisticated as those featured in popular science fiction. They don’t […]

  • 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 Some of the world’s largest and most popular clothing brands are being superseded by their sister labels.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 […]