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Added 4 December, 2017

The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Eaton Workshop hotel in Washington, is a custom-commissioned video art installation by AJ Schnack, shown on a series of vintage-style television screens. All day long, it’ll broadcast a montage of footage from the presidential elections of 2012 and 2016 that’s built around one pointed question: How...

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Added 25 November, 2017

Flirtar is the world's first AR dating app. Where it differs from swipe-based apps is its augmented reality function. Basically, you’ll open it up—at a concert, at a bar, on the train to work—and see the world as you know it through your phone. Maybe pan your camera across the horizon—slowly and clandestinely, so you don’t look like creepy...

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Added 20 November, 2017

Major cosmetic companies are looking to install beauty counters for men in department stores, and bolster their online sales to the world's "metrosexuals." A good example of what's on the horizon comes from the Lqd Mens Essential Gift Pack, a set of skin care products that are supposedly specially designed for the manliest of skin, keeping it...

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Added 19 November, 2017

British-based Topshop, a high street clothing retailer, has announced all of its changing rooms have become gender-neutral, as opposed to being segregated by "male" and "female." According to a Topshop statement "Both the Topshop and Topman fitting rooms are available for all customers to use."

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Added 18 November, 2017

Shebah is Australia’s first and only active all-female rideshare service. Their fleet of female drivers tries to offer safer transportation for women. According to the company, catching a Shebah means "sitting in the front seat of the car without feeling vulnerable, no longer feeling limited by the time of day, knowing that your little one is...

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Added 13 November, 2017

Dubai’s police force is set to add a series of hoverbikes to their vehicle fleet, with speeds of up to 70 km/h (43 mph) on electric power. The Scorpion hoverbike, created by Hoversurf, is a single-seat aircraft using a quadcopter blades. It is a unique electric-powered vessel combining a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology,...

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Added 3 November, 2017

The BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar is an intelligent tracker, specially built to monitor the whereabouts and safety of pets. Precise location tracking lets you know where your dog is at all times. And virtual fencing buzzes to let him know he is out of bounds. GPS tracking lets you keep a record of everywhere your pet goes. Too much information...

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Added 29 October, 2017

The future of work could soon see the ability for manufacturing blue-collar workers to carry out tasks remotely by wirelessly controlling machines in their real-life factory space. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that uses an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and...

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Added 29 October, 2017

Recently, new innovations have created vegan ‘milk‘, ‘cheese‘, ‘eggs‘, ‘chicken‘ and ‘beef‘, even lab-grown fish. However thanks to a new startup, ethical eaters now also have vegan shrimp – which is set to be the latest wave in plant based protein. Since 2015, New Wave Foods have been engineering 100% plant based shrimp – the first endeavor of...

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Added 29 October, 2017

Think an eticket is cutting edge? How about using a biometric implant? Recently, companies have been experimenting with novel ways to pay, such as a credit card that uses biometric fingerprinting and cashless payment methods. Now, state-owned Swedish rail operator SJ is the first travel company in the world to allow passengers to use a...