• HOME & GARDEN
    Are you ready for the home and garden show?

    CALGARY (660 NEWS) – It’s often said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. You can learn about the latest trends and maybe how to declutter your house at the Calgary Home & Garden Show. Show manager Micheline Picot said they have more than 550 exhibitors. “All kinds of different renovators, vast experts, kitchen renovators. You can […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

  • 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 […]