A few startups in Silicon Valley are betting that you've already got enough stuff, and you don't need to buy anything else. Here's how.
Michael Kors launched it’s new smart watch yesterday, and it’s pretty darn beautiful. The thing about the Michael Kors Access display smartwatch is that, unlike most smart watches, this looks and feels like a piece of jewellery.
Sorry dads everywhere, but Ryan Anderson has officially outdone you. The solution architect for IBM Watson used the program to build a real life “Harry Potter” sorting hat for his two daughters, Lucy, 8, and Julia, 6.
Armarium co-founders Alexandra Lind Rose (left) and Trisha Gregory (right). Working in fashion, while fun, is no easy task. After nearly a decade as the head of public relations for a high-end fashion brand, she took the leap and created Armarium along with her co-founder (and fellow fashion veteran) Alexandra Lind Rose.
According to Vanity Fair, it’s common for these interfaces to be open so that companies can develop “ancillary products” that can be built around the core user experience. “There is too much data about people that people themselves don’t know is available,” an anonymous employee of Swipebuster told Vanity Fair over the phone. Well, for years, Tinder has been accused of facilitating cheating.
“When asked simple questions about mental health, interpersonal violence, and physical health, Siri, Google Now, Cortana, and S Voice responded inconsistently and incompletely,” stated a March 14th study from JAMA Internal Medicine.
On Monday, Rihanna let us in on a little tidbit – her highly-anticipated album ANTI is done. The 27-year-old singer revealed the news in true RiRi fashion – a sultry selfie revealing her listening to ANTI on a pair of headphones fit for a queen. The crown-inspired headphone, encrusted with Swarovski crystals and pearls, are designed by Dolce & Gabbana in partnership with FRENDS, and retail for a whopping $8,895 USD – although they’re currently sold out on D&G’s website. If these gorgeous headphones pique your interest, it’s just the beginning.
“Attractiveness is highly subjective and its perception differs from culture to culture,” the app warns. “Our algorithm is trained on the pictures of the BLINQ community this mainly based in Switzerland. Would you upload your photo to Blinq?
Facebook/Beauty.AI It’s no secret that beauty is subjective. But, what is surprising, is that it’s taken this long for scientists to come up with a non-subjective means of measuring it. “Artificial intelligence systems have already surpassed humans in image recognition, and it is only a matter of time before robots will be able to evaluate human visual appeal, engage in fashion design, and even make perfumes,” said Alexey Shevtsov, the co-founder of Youth Laboratories collective in a press release. “We decided to build a platform which will help bridge some of the most advanced humans - those who are interested in robot opinion and those developers, who are building intelligent systems to understand the beauty function.”
The shopping bonanza is in full effect. On Nov. 27, outlets across the country will be offering exclusive deals, slashing prices on everything from boots to perfume, all in promotion of Black Friday. While this Friday/weekend is set to be full of craze, many retailers have already beefed up their deals ahead of time. So, whether you’re an early bird shopper or prefer to experience it day of, we’ve done some scouting to help you plan accordingly.
Leave it to the city of San Francisco to get the most high-tech beauty experiences before the rest of us do: The 8,500 square feet store located at 33 Powell Street is re-opening November 20 as the first and only Sephora Beauty Tip (Teaching, Inspiration, and Play) Workshop, with over 13,000 products and interactive services. Like most beauty junkies, we’d happily spend a few hours slowly meandering through the selections at Sephora — maybe getting a touchup along the way — but this takes the beauty emporium straight into Willa Wonka territory. In addition to stations for trying new hair and makeup trends, here are the main features you should check out the next time you’re in San Francisco: The Beauty Workshop station at San Francisco’s Sephora Powell Street. (Photo: Courtesy of Sephora) The Beauty Workshop: The main feature of the re-designed store will be The Beauty Workshop, a central workstation where you can take group beauty lessons with Sephora’s top makeup artist instructors, follow tutorials at the iPad stations, or find more inspiration at The Beauty Board, a shoppable gallery made of user-generated content.
I wondered if I could get a smartphone to control my nail art.” Walia doesn’t have an academic tech background — she studied history and gender studies at Northwestern University and holds an MBA from University of Chicago, and she originally moved to Silicon Valley to work on the unsuccessful California governor campaign of venture capitalist Steve Westly. 92 percent of teenage girls decorate their nails, and 14 percent do it daily.
You know you want this dress from Prada’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. As if online shopping wasn’t already dangerous enough, it’s now proliferating social media, making it impossible to avoid that Prada dress you’ve had bookmarked for months. Pinterest, the inspirational (and aspirational) image sharing site, has taken the next step in blurring the lines between e-commerce and friendly online engagement by introducing The Pinterest Shop, a curated catalog of items that can be directly purchased, turning the Internet mood board from third-party promoter to boutique-like seller. The new addition is an enhancement of Buyable Pins, which were launched in June.
Bitmoji looks from Michael Kors, Rodarte and DVF (from left to right). Instead of the ill-fitting denim or shapeless shirt you probably picked for your avatar, you can now dress your digital self in apparel fresh off the runway, thanks to the launch of Bitmoji Fashion. Runway looks from designers like Joie and Tanya Taylor, in addition to brands you’d find IRL at Bergdorf Goodman—like Diane Von Furstenberg, Rodarte, Michael Kors Collection, Zac Posen, and Kenzo—are only few of the many to choose from.
Katy Perry was on theme in 2010 wearing a CuteCircuit gown lined with LEDs. Photo: Getty Images Fashion and technology have come a long way in the past few years. There’s Google Glass, solar panel-embellished clothes to charge electronics, rings that vibrate upon receiving a text message, and bracelets that track nearly everything happening in the human body. All of this — and so much more — will most likely be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art come May 2016 when the Costume Institute opens “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”
Left: Spiegel cuddles a puppy wearing Completo Brioni and Dsquared2. Right: Spiegel poses against a brick wall in Burberry Prorsum. Photography by Francesco Carrozzini for L’Uomo Vogue Tech titans aren’t really known for their high fashion sensibilities. Mark Zuckerburg made the hoodie a Silicon Valley staple and Steve Jobs’s uniform was a black turtleneck and New Balance sneakers.
After all, unlike your eye color, your skin tone changes with sun exposure and other environmental factors, so you can easily go too light or too dark even if the color matched perfectly at a different time and place. It also matters if your skin has pink, yellow, or as Sudanese model Nykhor Paul once told me, “true blue” undertones. It’s simple: Just walk into Sephora and ask for the Color IQ service.
Whether you choose the Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone or the fancy, new Apple watch, there are plenty of ways to track your movement. Tyler Hively is a content strategist at Chaotic Moon, a software engineering company out of Austin, Texas. After chatting with his sister – who also happens to be an occupational therapist – about the popularity of fitness trackers they realized that there wasn’t a tracker on the market for wheelchair users.
Kendall Jenner’s Calvin Klein Billboard Vandalized by a Drone For months now, as I walk to and from the subway on my commute I’ve been forced to face Justin Bieber’s tatted-up biceps on a billboard (which, wasn’t too bad, because even though I’m ashamed to admit this, I’m a total Belieber). Just assuming it was time for a switch, I didn’t expect to discover that, like me, someone else had dreams of destroying the poster—only this person actually followed through. In the early hours on Wednesday, street artist Katsu used a drone to spray paint the Calvin Klein Jeans for Opening Ceremony sign. “It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for vandalism.” The illegal act took less than a minute to complete and a similarly short amount of time for Calvin Klein to print out another massive image of Jenner to plaster up on the corner of Houston and Lafayette in downtown Manhattan.