Nanoparticle eyedrops, shape-shifting TVs, cryptocurrency heaters.
–Glossier’s latest pop up is at a fried chicken café in San Francisco, where guests can test lipstick and eat french fries, reports Eater.
–Beijing has opened the first 24-hour robot bookstore, where customers provide their WeChat account details and get their faces scanned before entering the store. Via Quartz.
–Could vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops end the need for glasses? Newsweek explores.
–Samsung’s latest TV has a shape-shifting feature that lets it blend in with its background, describes Architectural Digest.
–A new heater claims to nix electric bill costs by generating heat through mining Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, explains Designboom.
–In a bid to increase subscribers, The Times of London is using a ‘digital butler’ called James to deliver personalized content to readers. Via Digiday.
–Westin has become the first hotel to upcycle its linens, turning discarded bedsheets into pajamas for kids in need, announces Fast Company.
–Renault has launched an automated car concept that envisions the future of car-sharing, describes The Verge.
–Chinese police are using AI surveillance glasses to recognize faces and track down suspects, writes Dazed.
–West Elm is branching into experiences through launching tours in five cities centered around art and design, explains Condé Nast Traveler.
–A new study by Magnify Money explores why banks are reducing branches around America to accommodate their growing consumer base.
–At SXSW 2018, L’Oréal launched a new skin system called D.O.S.E. to create lab-grade serums based on users’ specific skin profiles. Engadget investigates.