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Added 29 January, 2019

Matrix had created a new second-generation solar smartwatch aptly named the PowerWatch 2 which has raised over $1 million via Indiegogo with still 26 days remaining on its campaign thanks to over 4,600 backers. Unlike other smartwatches which require daily charging the PowerWatch 2, never requires charging and has now been updated with new...

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Added 27 January, 2019

Tiffany & Co. is introducing a new provenance tool as it strives to meet its 2020 goal of making the entire journey of its stones transparent. The Diamond Source Initiative will share the origin of all of its mined diamonds which are larger than 0.18 carats. “We are ushering in a new era of transparency for diamonds,” said Tiffany’s chief...

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Added 5 December, 2018

One of the biggest problems of getting more gadgets is that you need to worry about powering more things. Batfree is a unique band that charges your Apple Watch using embedded batteries and an easy connection to the device, adding more than 27 additional hours of battery life to your Apple Watch. Super light, powerful, and convenient. Batfree...

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Added 15 October, 2018

The fad around cryptocurrencies seems to have faded away, but the larger trend is that cybercash is not going away, but getting ingrained in our culture. To wit, Swiss watch company Hublot has announced the launch of a special limited edition its Big Bang watch that can only be purchased with Bitcoin. The special edition has been created to...

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Added 1 September, 2018

Inkhunter, an augmented reality app that lets users preview tattoos, is launching a marketplace for tattoo artists. The Ukraine-based company’s 8 million users can already upload a tattoo design or select one from Inkhunter’s library and see how it will look on their skin via AR. Now a new marketplace will connect users to a local artist who...

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Added 23 August, 2018

Diving into the swelling men’s grooming trend, Chanel is launching its first makeup line for guys, a three-product range, starting in South Korea on Sept. 1. The collection includes a tinted fluid, coming in four colors; a matte moisturizing lip balm, and four shades of eyebrow pencil. Chanel’s Boy franchise, which already counts products such...

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Added 20 July, 2018

Alibaba Group debuted its first “FashionAI” concept store, demonstrating a way to shop with the help of artificial intelligence. The pilot store at Hong Kong Polytechnic University showcases Guess apparel through innovations such as “smart mirrors,” which display product information on a nearby screen when shoppers are touching or picking up a...

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Added 29 June, 2018

Gucci has launched Gucci Equilibrium, an online communications platform designed to connect “people, planet and purpose” and to bring positive change in order to secure our collective future. The aim is to promote the label’s commitment to sustainability and transparency both to its customers as well as internally to its 13,000 employees, its...

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Added 27 June, 2018

L’Oréal shoppers will soon be able to interact with beauty assistants via live video chat enhanced with a layer of augmented reality. Launching later this year, the experience means that shoppers using L’Oréal-owned beauty brand NYX’s app, will be able to book live streamed sessions with in-store assistants and receive a one-to-one service...

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Added 13 June, 2018

Lush as been championing naked products for quite a while. Product inventor and co-founder Mo Constantine said: “I began unintentionally making naked products and I’ve gone down that route ever since. My first invention was the shampoo bar in the late eighties. Since then we’ve taken the concept much further.” From solid shampoo bars to bath...