Performance hijabs, voice technology, women on YouTube.
–Watch out, SpaceX: Chanel capped off their futuristic Paris Fashion Week show by launching a Chanel rocket into the air. Via Quartz.
–Soylent’s new AI spokeswoman, a silver box named Trish, will debut next week at SXSW, writes the Verge.
–Nike released its first “performance hijab,” designed for female Muslim athletes. Via the New York Times.
–Why can’t Google Home and Alexa distinguish between voices? Fast Company investigates.
–”Women are more likely to seek a ‘how-to’ video than a beauty video,” and more insights from Google on International Women’s Day.
–The future has finally arrived: MIT researchers created a robot controlled with your mind. Via Recode.
–Facebook 360, the platform’s first VR app, is a dedicated hub for 360 videos and photos. Via TechCrunch.
–Call it the Hollywood effect: Following the smash success of Hidden Figures, a new fellowship launches to mentor young women in aerospace. Via Ars Technica.
–A new studio captures air pollution and transforms it into carbon-rich ink. Via Dezeen.
–London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise announced a new class of fashion technology startups, including Emel+Aris, OKAUTUMN and more. Via Fashion and Mash.
–In the US, the private sector saw a job bump in February, adding about 60,000 more jobs than expected. Via the Wall Street Journal.
–A temporary art installation in London in honor of the women’s strike was sponsored by none other than Tinder. Via Dazed.
–Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to drop a fifth of the brands it carries in favor of its own private labels, according to the Wall Street Journal.