The Echo Look, Google beauty trends, Netflix comes to China.
–Can Google’s Larry Page bring personal flying machines to the mass market? The New York Times profiles Page’s Kitty Hawk, one of more than a dozen startups taking on the dream of the flying car.
–Welcome to the era of “diagnosis by software”: Artificial intelligence can now spot diseases as accurately as expert physicians, writes MIT Technology Review. Will the algorithms stand up to scrutiny?
–What does Amazon want with the photos of users its new Echo Look will collect? The Verge tackles the security and privacy issues surrounding the launch.
–Male grooming and DIY are on Google’s list of top beauty trends, according to search term popularity. Via Cosmetics Design.
–After years of effort, Netflix has finally landed a Chinese licensing deal in partnership with Baidu’s iQIYI. Via Variety.
–In Tokyo, dishes interact with projected visuals at art collective Teamlab’s new immersive restaurant. Via Designboom.
–The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on influencers, who must clearly label promotional posts on Instagram, writes Women’s Wear Daily.
–The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed the Biobag, an artificial womb that supported baby lambs outside of their mothers. Are humans next? Via the Verge.
–This week, Trojan launched the XOXO, a condom marketed in gender-neutral packaging. The New York Times investigates the types of backlash the campaign might face.
–Spotify may be working on a new hardware device, which would “affect the way the world experiences music & talk content,” writes Fortune.
–Fortune covers Baobab Studios, the Silicon Valley startup that wants to make VR’s first blockbuster, from the Tribeca Film Festival.
–L’Oréal, Sephora, Unilever, P&G: Racked investigates why so many beauty brands are launching incubators as a “deliberate turn away from the old [industry] model.”
–The latest amenity for wellness-conscious travelers: Westin Hotels has partnered with Peloton to add virtual spin classes to its fitness rooms, reports Well and Good.