Jan 16, 2022

Select Page

News from all over | Updated hourly

Post image

EXCLUSIVE: Balmain Is Entering the Fine Jewelry Category

By msocha1
  • Balmain chief executive officer Jean-Jacques Guével calls fine jewelry a “natural extension of Balmain’s luxury universe,” while Rousteing notes that “everything that comes out of our studio remains true to the house’s audacious, inclusive spirit and always-bold silhouette — making it possible to quickly recognize a Balmain design.”
  • Led by Delage and Albert Bensoussan, previously CEO of the luxury watches and jewelry division at Kering, A dorisa Group “partners with fashion houses as they diversify into fine jewelry, supporting and guiding them on all aspects of design, production, marketing and distribution,” its website says.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The “Boring” But Necessary Wardrobe Staple You Need for Winter

By Yusra Siddiqui
When it comes to the winter-time,a turtleneck is a fashion essential that should no doubt be in your wardrobe. It could be a basic black version that’ll be your layering hero or a colorful option as your knitwear statement piece. Either way, there are a variety of directions you can go in with the cold-weathered staple.Turtlenecks act as the perfect base layer for any outfit—layered under your favorite puffer, tucked into a skirt, or even thrown over leather pants.While the concept of a turtleneck is simple, the market below will prove just how versatile the sweater can be. I took a scroll through all ofWWW’s favorite […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

A covid-19 data wish list for India

By Manavi Kapur
  • India’s ministry of health publishes daily covid-19 death data, besides the change in the number of active cases, on its website.
  • “It would be most useful currently to understand the profile of cases and their severity, as a function of age, vaccination, and prior infection status,” said Menon.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Algonomy Releases New AI Features To Enable Customer Engagement

By Sumair Sayed
  • Social Proofing offers a way to create trust, urgency and reliability during the shopping journey and is algorithmically optimised in real-time to provide shoppers critical information on trending products through views, purchases, inventory levels and more.
  • Algonomy, an algorithmic decisioning platform, will showcase its expanded platform that features new and advanced uses of AI that enable real-time customer engagement.
Read more >Similar articles >

7bridges raises $17M to automate logistics supply chains using AI

By Ingrid Lunden
  • Today, a startup called 7bridges that is aiming to simplify that by way of an AI-based automation platform — it ingests a company’s supply chain, operating and logistics data to present a user with optimized recommendations for how to move goods — is announcing $17 million in new funding, a sign of the demand in the market to address and fix how supply chains work.
  • The crux of the challenge (and opportunity) that 7bridges is addressing stems both from how supply chain business models have evolved over the years, and also world events.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Digawel SS22 Puts a Sporty Twist on Formal Wear

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
In Digawel’s latest Spring/Summer 2022 collection, the Japanese brand founded by Kohei Nishimura explores a fusion of sportswear and formal elements.Titled "COACH," the new lookbook sees models wearing combinations of activewear and smart casual clothing featuring polo shirts, cardigans, lounge pants, and more. From blazers with track shorts to bomber jackets with straight pants, athletic clothes are made of thicker and more durable fabric to complement tailored pieces with relaxed fits. Continuing Digawel’s affinity for nostalgia, the range also sees bright and saturated colors. Standout pieces include the Shirt […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Second Arc’teryx System_A Collection Surfaces

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Following an inaugural release, we now have a first look at the second Arc’teryx System_A collection. Established to create a new system of exploration, the fledgling line builds on the roots of Arc’teryx adapted with an inclusive focus with gender-fluid silhouettes. Led by Creative Director Taka Kasuga, the System_A stands as a progressive expression of performance apparel with a twice-a-season release schedule.Teased by Kasuga on Instagram, leading the second collection is a set of softshell jackets that continue the black, white, gray and fluorescent yellow color scheme found in the first collection. Contrasting color […]Read more >Similar articles >

Media Buying Briefing: ‘Permanent beta’: Another European media agency plots U.S. expansion

By Michael Bürgi
  • Andy Smith, global marketing director for Yu MOVE, a pet health company in the U.K. that’s expanding into the U.S. market, said Alesi and Presson have seamlessly slid into Cowdell’s place, given that Cowdell had won the client for Mediaplus a year ago.
  • Alesi and Presson, who were recommended to take over Mediaplus domestically by Cowdell himself, said the push to expand now in the U.S. is driven by opportunity stemming from client frustration with holding companies.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

30 Fashion and Beauty Items I’ll Be Recommending Over and Over in 2022

By Allyson Payer
Most Wantedis a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 30 must-haves or current wish-list items.As someone who spends my workdays (and my off-duty time, let’s be honest) recommending fashion items and beauty products to people, I’ll admit that there are some repeats. For example, if a friend or two wants to know what my favorite eye cream is, or if I’m writing a story about my favorite new beauty product discoveries, it’s likely to be the same eye cream (you’ll have to scroll down to see what it is…). And although 2022 has just begun, I’ve already found quite a […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Salehe Bembury Teases Collaborative Canada Goose Outwear

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Following the release of his highly anticipated Crocs Pollex Clogs, Salehe Bembury has revealed the first images of his newest venture, a collaboration with luxury winter apparel brand Canada Goose.Bembury first teased the Canada Goose collab in December, revealing a dark khaki and grey parka with microfiber strands in place of coyote fur for the hood lining. A new follow-up post now announces the return of his signature finger-print-inspired patterns, found across his latest New Balance, Lexus, and Crocs collabs. The new image teases a short-hair fleece dressed in white-on-grey spiral patterns with co-branded Canada Goose and Salehe […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Burberry Sets First Sustainability-linked Loan With Lloyds Bank

By samanthaconti
  • Diana Verde Nieto, cofounder and chief executive officer of Positive Luxury, which certifies sustainable businesses, told WWD in an interview last year that companies with the most ambitious ESG goals are now the ones that are most valuable to investors.
  • Lloyds Bank said it created a new Sustainability and ESG Finance team last year to support corporate clients with their sustainability plans, providing funding and strategic insights.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Industrial robotics company Exotec raises $335M to ‘improve supply chain resilience’

By Paul Sawers
  • The raise comes as the global pandemic and the rapid acceleration of e-commerce has exerted huge pressure on the global supply chain, leading companies to explore automated alternatives to their existing solutions to ensure they can keep up with customer demand.
  • Ultimately, global retailers are scrambling for solutions that promise to “improve supply chain resilience,” Exotec CEO Romain Moulin told VentureBeat.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Study Reveals How Your Body Distinguishes Between Coca-Cola Original and Zero Sugar

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
According to a report, new studies reveal just how the human body distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.Containing artificial sweeteners like sucralose and acesulfame potassium, Coke Zero Sugar replicates the taste of Original Coke but many still note the zero-calorie cannot compare to the full-sugar original. Simply put, despite being close, there are key subtle differences between sugar and artificial sweeteners picked up by the human body upon ingestion.Earlier this month, researchers at Duke University published a new study that the gastrointestinal tract and not the tongue is what distinguishes between […]Read more >Similar articles >

‘From millions to tens of millions’: How Insider’s first-party data offering grew in 2021

By Max Willens
  • So while many publishers spent 2020 trying to get their first-party data plans in gear, Insider already had a battle-tested product to bring to market; it had been testing Saga with clients quietly for a year when it officially launched the product in February 2020.
  • Above and beyond the ad revenue it’s driven, Meron said that Saga is now being used by different parts of the Insider’s organization for a number of different initiatives, including audience extension projects designed to drive subscription growth.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

‘Halo Infinite’ Is Finally Reducing Shop Prices

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
After an outcry from fans for its exorbitant price tags on theHalo Infinite store, 343 Industries has finally acknowledged the issue.Announcing a series of changes over on Twitter, the studio’s head of design Jerry Hook says that items on the online shop will now be more accessible to fans. "We’ve been monitoring the discussions on the Shop, bundles, and pricing closely since launch," the developer tweeted. "Using data and community feedback, we’re going to begin rolling out changes to how we package and price items in [Halo] Infinite – and it all starts next week."He continued: "Starting Tuesday, […]Read more >Similar articles >

‘Music is definitely connected’: How a record label fits into a wider media ambitions for G2 Esports

By Seb Joseph
  • G2, one of Europe’s largest esports organizations, has composed an epic metal song “Our Way” to launch its new jersey created in partnership with Adidas.
  • “You have to think about the universe we’re building — it’s the same way you’d think about what Marvel has built,” said Rodriguez on how he tried to keep his passion project in lock step with the wider trajectory of G2.
Read more >Similar articles >

Digiday+ Research: Going into 2022, agencies are still spooked about the Great Resignation

By Max Willens
  • The agency world is riding into 2022 in high spirits, but the Great Resignation — and talent issues in general — still loom as top concerns in the new year, according to Digiday+ research.
  • 136 agency professionals answered a question about what they expected their top challenge to be in 2022, and a quarter of them chose The Great Resignation from a list, beating out several other choices, including cookie deprecation, the dominance of walled gardens, video measurement and supply chain issues affecting ad spending.
Read more >Similar articles >

What Happened at the Hearing for New Hampshire’s Free Software Law?

By EditorDavid
  • One bill (HB 1273) from Eric Gallager, a Concord Democrat, is a sweeping effort that not only establishes a committee to study "replacing all proprietary software used by state agencies with free software" but also does such things as limit non-compete clauses that conflict with open-source development and forbid Javascript in state government websites.
  • The Concord Monitor writes, "It's been three decades since Linux launched the modern world of free, open-source software, but you'd hardly have known that at a state legislative hearing Tuesday.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

I Think Everlane Basics Are Top-Notch, and They’re All on Sale for Only 24 Hours

By Bobby Schuessler
I tend to buy basics at a few key retailers, but there is one store I routinely turn to for top-notch finds. Yep, I’m talking about Everlane. The editor-favorite label consistently stocks a range of quality picks that are extremely versatile. And believe it or not, the brand is actually having a major sale right now for 24 hours only.Starting January 16 at 9 p.m. PT, Everlane is offering 25% off all full-priced items for 24 hours—all purchases are final. So if you, like me, have been eyeing a few staples, this might be the perfect time to go for it. With that in mind, I compiled a list of the pieces that caught my attention and that I think […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Who’s Buying Real Estate in The Metaverse?

By Yolande DMello
  • Although the metaverse is still in its infancy, platforms like The Sandbox and Decentraland have already begun selling digital real estate and there are plenty of buyers.
  • It was the most expensive plot of virtual real estate bought on the platform yet, though the history of the metaverse itself doesn’t go back very far.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Brain Dead Drops ‘Dungeon & Dragons’ Capsule Collection

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Following its Terminator capsule collection, Brain Dead goes from science fiction to fantasy in its latest limited capsule collection based on the legendary role-playing game Dungeon & Dragons.The new collection sees a series of hoodies, long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirts, as well as accessories like a beanie and cap, all decorated with graphics of otherworldly creatures. In particular, the maroon hoodie bears a mummy-like character with a skeleton face. Other motifs reminiscent of the classic tabletop game universe are the Brain Dead logo fused with the signature D20 dice and another version imagined with a D&D game map.The […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Walmart Could Start Offering a Cryptocurrency and NFTs

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
According to reports, Walmart could be gearing up to enter the metaverse.The retail chain filed several trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in late December for operations related to the metaverse, cryptocurrency and NFTs. The filings note that Walmart is looking into selling virtual goods, providing a cryptocurrency and offer NFTs.Although nothing has been confirmed, Walmart has been known to look into expanding its business to match the times. It is currently possible that the chain is simply preemptively filing trademarks so that is not left out if the metaverse, cryptocurrency and NFTs continue to […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

DC Comics Announces ‘Flashpoint’ Sequel, ‘Flashpoint Beyond’

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Standing as a fan favorite, DC Comic s' Flashpoint series is now set to return with a sequel.
  • Messing with the universe, the "Scarlet Speedster" created a parallel world where Wonder Woman and Aquaman led a war between Amazonia and Atlantis that devastated the planet, Superman has been imprisoned by the government since his landing and Thomas Wayne became Batman after Bruce was shot and killed.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Novak Djokovic Deported After Brief Legal Battle, Misses 2022 Australian Open

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Djokovic shared in a statement, “I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to dismiss my application for judicial review of the Minister’s decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open.
  • The world's No. 1 tennis player boarded a flight to Dubai on January 16 after three Federal Court judges reportedly dismissed his challenge of Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's decision to cancel his visa.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

MayTree Delivers Toasty Acapella Rendition of the ‘Mortal Kombat’ Theme

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
South Korean a cappella group MayTree has just given their vocal take on The Immortals’ electronic track for the 1995 Mortal Kombat film. The five-person group was founded in 2000 and has won numerous awards including second place at the 2018 Moscow A Cappella Festival and two gold medals in the Jazz category and Pop choral category at the 2014 World Choir Games. Fans of the game franchise will be excited to hear all the small details from the original tracks include the listing of each of the fighters. There’s even a small Easter egg in the last contestant indicating MayTree’s successful a cappella cover of Squid Game. In […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Yellowjackets Is the Internet’s Favorite Anti-Internet Show

By Angela Watercutter
  • It’s about a New Jersey high school girls’ soccer team that gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness following a plane crash on their way to a national championship in 1996.
  • Or, in the case of Showtime’s mystery/horror/coming-of-age drama Yellowjackets, a deeply wistful appreciation of those flannel-clad days before social media and smartphones took over teens’ lives.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Leslie Grace Shares First Look of ‘Batgirl’ Suit From Her Upcoming DC Film

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • And when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts." Many fans were quick to notice that the inspiration behind the suit seems similar to the one in the Batgirl comics, specifically the Batgirl of Burnside issue created by comic book writers Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr and Maris Wicks.
  • Last July, HYPEBEAST reported Grace will be cast as the titular character in HBO Max's Batgirl origin story.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

First Release of Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God x adidas Collab Could Be Coming Soon

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
After being personally revealed by Jerry Lorenzo last month, we could be seeing an official first drop from the highly anticipated Fear of God x adidas collaboration very soon.This weekend an unexpected pop-up booth for the long-term partnership showed up at INNERSECT 2022 in Shanghai, China. Complete with a logo marked storefront, the experience at the exhibition featured the release of hoodies and crewneck sweaters in the fluorescent yellow colorway revealed by Jerry Lorenzo. It is now believed that the set of styles will see a wider global release in the coming weeks.Take a look at the initial items from Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Kanye West Opens up About Alleged Incident That Led to Criminal Battery Investigation

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
The artist formerly known as Kanye West has touched on the incident that led to him being named as a suspect in a criminal battery investigation.In a recent interview with Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked, Ye explained that he had spent the earlier part of the day finishing two songs in the studio. At around 3 a.m., he supposedly got into an altercation with a40-year-old man named Justin Poplawski — an autograph collector —outside of Soho Warehouse on South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street. West described him as a person who "just had this real attitude, like, ‘What you gonna do?’" He added, “Imma just tell you, that blue […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Jordan Brand Gives the Air Jordan 5 a “Racer Blue” Makeover

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Jordan Brand is set to release a new Air Jordan 5 in a "Racer Blue" colorway in line with its Spring 2022 Retro Collection. Announced back in December, the Jumpman will be debuting a total of 15 new modernized installments of Michael Jordan’s classics along with the revival of the Air Jordan 12 "Playoff." The silhouette was last seen in a low-top variation sporting an "Arctic Pink" colorway which is slated to drop before the current model at hand.This latest pair slightly recalls the OG "Black Metallic, as full suede uppers opt for an all-black construction with a translucent netting on the quarter […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

China’s economy grew 8.1% in 2021 compared to a year ago

  • BEIJING — China's economy grew by 8.1% in 2021, and industrial production rose steadily through the end of the year and offset a drop off in retail sales, according to official data from China's National Bureau of Statistics released on Monday.
  • Industrial production rose by 4.3% in December from a year ago, the bureau said, also beating Reuters' forecast of 3.6% growth.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

How Wordle and Wordle! teamed up for charity

By Trevor Mogg
  • Following the sudden explosion of love for Wordle in recent weeks, the browser-only availability of Josh Wardle’s free word game led to get-rich-quick developers coding similar efforts and sticking them in app stores.
  • developer Steven Cravotta recently revealed that sudden interest in Josh’s newer, browser-based game led to a sudden surge of mistaken downloads of his own game, which includes in-app purchases.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Internet Heist (Part III)

By Cory Doctorow
  • Here’s what this amounts to: a group of western, mostly white, mostly guys, engineers and lawyers working for massive global tech and entertainment corporations and broadcasters, all sat down to decide which family arrangements were “reasonable” and which ones were “unreasonable.”
  • As I discussed in Part I, the US was a laggard in the “digital TV transition” and this created an opportunity for an entertainment and tech cartel to propose a solution: simply create a Star Chamber of execs from incumbent companies to dictate the operating characteristics of all computing technology, and then Hollywood studios might release movies for high-def, over-the-air broadcast.
Read more >Similar articles >

Is It Wrong To Mock People Who’d Opposed Covid Vaccines and Then Died of Covid?

By EditorDavid
  • In response to the piling on, Los Angeles Times columnist Nicholas Goldberg wrote, "I don't understand how crowing over the death of others furthers useful debate — or increases vaccination rates." But a few days later, Goldberg's colleague Michael Hiltzik published a column expressing the exact opposite.
  • Slashdot reader DevNull127 shares a transcript from a recent segment on CNN: CNN: Here's a moral question peculiar to these days: Is it wrong to mock people who publicly crusade against the Covid vaccine, and then die of the disease?
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Jennifer Lopez Just Wore the Trend That Could Replace Midi Skirts

By Allyson Payer
Now that we’re actually in 2022, the future of theS/S 22 trends that hit the runways this past fall are actually starting to come to fruition (especially in the form of celebrity sightings). The latest celeb to be an early adopter of ananticipated spring trend is Jennifer Lopez, who was out shopping with her daughter this weekend at The Grove.Although micro-miniskirts have been particularly buzzy after their presence on multiple spring runways (and on Kendall Jenner, most recently), maxi skirts have actually been equally buzzy among the fashion crowd after being seen on the S/S 22 runways of Chanel, Gabriela Hearst, andChloé, to […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Apple Will Reportedly Be Requiring Covid-19 Boosters for Its Store and Corporate Workers

By Jody Serrano
  • Apple now considers covid-19 booster shots to be an important element in protecting its workers and will be purportedly requiring employees to show proof that they’ve gotten the additional dose to access its premises, according to an internal email seen by the Verge .
  • On Monday, Meta said that employees who are eligible to receive booster shots would need to provide proof of vaccination beginning on March 28 to enter its offices.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Victoria’s Secret Executive Talks International Expansion

By kellieaell
  • “Our catalog heritage allowed us to get brand residence significantly overseas,” Ishan Patel, chief operating officer of Victoria’s Secret digital, said Sunday at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York .
  • You’re constantly striving to understand where the market is going to be, what the consumer mindset is going to be, what’s happening with the competition and what are the adjustments that we need to make.”
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Bitcoin conference draws enthusiasts and two big airlines give business updates: The Week Ahead

By Ad Age Staff
  • Like competitors — including United Airlines, which also reports earnings today — American has been hammered in recent weeks by cancellations due to the surging omicron variant.
  • Netflix announces fourth-quarter earnings today, revealing how its streaming service performed over the holidays and during a period in which more people were stuck home because of omicron.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Even robots can be fooled, but they’re getting smarter

By Elizabeth Rayne
  • “[AI] models can be fooled by adversarial examples, which are inputs intentionally perturbed to produce a wrong prediction without the changes being noticeable to humans,” the researchers said in the study.
  • For example, if someone says “yes” but a perturbation makes the robot hear it the wrong way, it could hear anything from the opposite to something completely unrelated.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Gestalt Diagnostics’ AI-based digital pathology platform adopted for clinical use by large U.S. lab

By Amy Edelen
  • BioReference Laboratories, an OPKO Health company that serves more than 19 million patients per year, has adopted Gestalt Diagnostics’ digital pathology platform in combination with an algorithm developed by Germany-based MindPeak to detect and quantify breast cancer cells.
  • While Reder said he’s unsure whether Gestalt and MindPeak are the first companies in the country to deploy an AI-based digital pathology platform in clinical practice, it’s one of the larger-scale rollouts of that type of technology in “a very analog industry.”
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

AI-generative art predicted to be next trend for NFT sector

Cointelegraph By Rachel Wolfson
  • Claire Silver, an AI-collaborative artist, told Cointelegraph that AI-generative NFT art is a relatively new genre, noting that the basic principle is that art is created in tandem with some semblance of artificial intelligence, like GAN:
  • In order to create AI-generative NFTs, one would typically use generative adversarial networks, or GANs. These are algorithms that leverage computers to use data to train models to produce machine-made images resembling art.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

AI Innovations Accelerated By Government And Business Leadership Fight Against COVID-19.

By Cindy Gordon
  • It is conceivable that there are well over 1 million funded research projects underway globally researching to find new ways to tackle COVID-19 and advance our health care systems - and hopefully most of them are publishing their research findings so the knowledge sources can be leveraged and further advance our innovations in fighting a global Pandemic.
  • Canadian Businesses have been consistently stepping up through the Business Council of Canada in sharing their community leadership efforts in helping to support health requirements of COVID-19, with major Canadian Banks like: BMO, TD, RBC, ScotiaBank, International Brands like: Cisco, Pfizer, Teck Resources, and many others like: Bruce Power, Brinks Canada, - are all contributing as business leaders to augment the existing efforts formal government channels have underway.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Vans Celebrates DIY Innovation With the Skate Half Cab ’92

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
In celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Half Cab, Vans has unveiled a new take on the classic sneaker.The ​​Skate Half Cab ’92 maintains elements of the Half Cab’s original silhouette but has been redesigned with skaters in mind. The model takes on the DIY design helmed by skaters themselves in the 90s, when the company noticed that they were cutting down Half Cab high tops to turn them into customized skate shoes.The sneaker now features molded heel counters and locked-in tongue straps to better hold feet in place while skating. It also has a new rubber compound for increased durability and longevity.On the side of the shoe are […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Prada Men’s Fall 2022

By Sandra Salibian
  • In addition to the changes that occurred in the past decade, the conversation between these two strong creative voices sparked a new take on “clothes that make people feel important,” as Prada put it – more pragmatic, quotidian and neatly pointing to the future rather than referencing the past.
  • Striding with a decisive pace in front of the audience, these characters looked powerful in their combination of sartorial staples and workwear – both elevated and given equal importance and dignity.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Open Channel: What’s Your Favorite TV Intro?

By Justin Carter
  • And while we’d certainly like to hear what you thought about both John Cena’s DC spinoff (or the new Scream, if you’ve seen it!), we have to zero in on a specific part of the show: its ridiculously good opening titles .
  • (Of the prestige TV bunch, Westworld may have some of the best intro sequences to date.) Sometimes, an intro’s greatness is primarily because of its music more than its visuals, as is the case with Succession and Law & Order: SVU .
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

NRF Keynote: Target’s Brian Cornell Talks Supply Chain, Economic Headwinds and Holiday 2021

By davidmoin
  • For Cornell, it’s about being agile, staying close to consumers, not forgetting the lessons learned during the pandemic and sticking with COVID-inspired tactics making shopping easier, convenient and safer from health risks, like contactless drive-through pickups and speedy and same-day delivery.
  • “As I think about 2022, that focus on agility, adaptability and flexibility, it’s going to be as important as ever,” Cornell said Sunday morning at the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” convention during an in-person, fireside chat with Matt Shay, NRF’s chairman and CEO.
Read more >Similar articles >

Safari exploit can leak browser histories and Google account info

By Jon Fingas
  • The IndexedDB framework (used to store data on many browsers) is violating the "same-origin" policy that prevents documents and scripts from one location (such as a domain or protocol) from interacting with content from another, letting appropriately coded websites deduce Google info from signed-in users as well as histories from open tabs and windows.
  • According to 9to5Mac, FingerprintJS has disclosed an exploit that lets attackers obtain your recent browser history, and even some Google account info, from Safari 15 across all supported platforms as well as third-party browsers on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Meta Sued for $3.2 Billion USD Over Claim That U.K. Facebook Users Were “Exploited”

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • As the main social network in the U.K. and owner of other social networks such as Instagram and Whatsapp, Lovdahl Gormsen said that Facebook tracked the habits of users across websites and “abused its market dominance to impose unfair terms and conditions on ordinary Britons giving it the power to exploit their personal data.”
  • “They are exploiting users by taking their personal data without properly compensating them for taking that data,” Lovdahl Gormsen said in a statement provided to The Guardian .
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Jonathan Anderson Experiment

By Tim Blanks
  • If the original decision to travel to Milan for an actual real live fashion show came across as a relatively orthodox gesture after all the radical alternatives to the live experience — show in a box, show in a book, show on a wall, even a DIY exhibition of images by Juergen Teller — Anderson has been exploring for the past two years, it was in fact supposed to be the launchpad for a whole new strategy.
  • Anderson remembered it fondly from his student days, which might have seemed scant compensation for the change of plans if it weren’t for his positive outlook as team leader.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Kiton Men’s Fall 2022

By luisazargani
  • Outerwear was a solid focus, with Kiton ’s precious eight-thread cashmere coats supersized with an ’80s flair and down jackets done up in cashmere and leather.
  • There were also jackets with the same texture as polo shirts, and drawstring pants in the finest wool, as thin as 12.9 microns.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Bandai Namco Is Making a New Battle Royale Game ‘My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble’

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Bandai Namco has announced its new free-to-play game My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, based on the hit manga series of the same name. The Japanese video game company shared the news in an article in the print magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, Gematsu reported.“Team up to win a 24-player rumble in multiplayer action!” the magazine read.Ultra Rumble will be available to play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Though a release date has yet to be revealed, Bandai Namco has plans for a closed beta for the game sometime in the future.The last game in the manga franchise, My Hero One’s Justice 2, launched in 2018.In […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

K-pop NFTs are here, but I’m not convinced they’re worth it

By Andy Boxall
  • I wanted to get past this, so I purchased some collectible NFTs released by singer Kang Hyewon from KLKTN to see what the fuss was all about, and spoke to the team about what makes these collectibles different from other NFTs. Their answers were enlightening, but did they convince me NFTs have a place in any fandom?
  • There’s something quite unpleasant about NFTs being pushed toward heavily engaged fandoms, in this case K-pop idols, where buying exclusive goods is considered part of the deal .
Read more >Similar articles >

Sunday links: the folly of prediction

By abnormalreturns
MarketsHow would ARK Innovation ($ARKK) done if it could have closed to new investors? (wsj.com)What’s driving value vs. growth these days? (allstarcharts.com)StrategyBen Carlson, "So while the Fed has been a big player in the markets since 2008 it would be silly to assume they are the only reason for the upward trajectory of stocks." (awealthofcommonsense.com)William Bernstein, "A suboptimal portfolio you can execute is better than an optimal one you can’t." (humbledollar.com)Michael Batnick, "There’s too much money chasing too few deals in private markets, and I’m not sure an interest rate hike or two will […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Netflix is now more expensive than HBO Max

By Kira Bindrim
  • On Jan. 14, Netflix announced its first price increases since 2020, which go into effect immediately for new subscribers and will be rolled out gradually (with at least 30 days’ notice) for existing customers.
  • Price bumps have become routine for Netflix over the past decade, but the most recent one makes the streaming giant’s standard plan, at $15.49, just a hair more expensive than the $14.99 price tag for HBO Max. Hulu’s standard plan is $12.99 per month, Amazon’s is $8.99, and Disney+ is $7.99.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

44 Label Group Fall 2022

By msocha1
  • But while he scrapped the after-party, and live runway, he summoned the same raw, industrial-tinged energy with a film that depicts models storming through a dark, concrete warehouse to a driving new Kobosil track.
  • The collection enticed with its tough, futuristic sheen and inventive graphics, many of them engineered by Kobosil.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Etro Men’s Fall 2022

By luisazargani
  • However, simple at Etro does not mean minimal, and the designer played with colorful floral patterns and three main motifs: a wolf, whose conservation the company has been committed to since 2020 in cooperation with WWF; a rose, represented by an ancient Latin word on shirts and linings or presented in a stylized form, and the North Star, embossed with crystal patterns on knitwear and outerwear.
  • In yet another shout-out to the power of words, Etro chose to include the word “gioia,” which means joy in Italian, in the lining of jackets “to boost one’s self esteem and bring happy thoughts” to the wearer – never too many in these uncertain times.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

A Hot Startup Market Demands You Prioritize Customer Experience. Here’s How

By Kristen Durham
  • To earn trust, startups need to have fast, reliable customer service, along with easy-to-use tools that can help them deliver the types of experiences consumers and businesses alike have come to expect.
  • Customer experience is as important of a competitive differentiator as your product, and investing early and consistently in this part of your business can be a significant, sustained growth driver.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Tod’s Men’s Fall 2022

By luisazargani
  • This juxtaposition of history with the modernity of the art works helped convey creative director Walter Chiapponi’s viewpoint for the brand, which pays respect to Tod’s heritage while moving the brand forward.
  • The designer proposed a more casual attitude for fall, while exalting craftsmanship and high-quality materials.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Philipp Plein Men’s Fall 2022

By Martino Carrera
  • Based on archetypal monsters, they were created by the designer himself – not just as the backdrop for his fall runway, but to be eventually sold via art dealers.
  • Plein said backstage that the monsters were first intended as NFT-only art and then he turned into physical objects, intending to exhibit them next December at Art Basel Miami.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Should gaming embrace NFT? Both sides of the debate weigh in

By Emily Morrow
  • GSC Game World, the developer of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, originally announced plans to allow players to purchase the ability to put themselves in the game as a nonplayable character .
  • According to a VentureBeat article from early last year, some crypto evangelists and investors believe that players will be willing to spend money on something within a game that they can resell or get investment value out of when they decide to stop playing the game.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Our 4 Favorite Electric Kick Scooters

By Julian Chokkattu
  • Sure, the Apollo goes a tad faster than the Segway, but both lasted me roughly 10 miles on a single charge.
  • Levy Plus for $749 : My fellow WIRED reviewer, Adrienne So, tested a prototype of the Levy Plus in 2020 and liked its replaceable battery and reliable disc brakes but found the whole thing “agonizingly slow in hilly terrain." It goes up to 18 mph and is rated for 5 to 10 percent inclines, so it's best for flat roads.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The trials and tribulations of turning a real camera into a webcam

By Alex Cranz
  • Dieter was too kind to address the big, camera-obscuring elephant in the room: how for several minutes, instead of my face, he’d see a giant reversed Sony Imaging Edge webcam logo — a huge white W on an orange square set against a not-quite-black background.
  • Dieter, and indeed all my colleagues at The Verge, had been forced to stare at that ugly W because I wanted to convert my very expensive Sony A7 III mirrorless camera into a webcam.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns

By abnormalreturns
Top clicks this weekThe three biggest risks to the stock market right now including inflation and the Fed. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Five questions to ask before making changes to your portfolio. (whitecoatinvestor.com)Beware model portfolios from ETF providers. (evidenceinvestor.com)The rotation into value has been abrupt. (sentimentrader.com)21 personal finance guidelines from Laurence Kotlikoff author of "Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life." (cnbc.com)Don’t confused selling options with income. (humbledollar.com)The fintech crash is real. (howardlindzon.com)The asset class […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Student Loan Forgiveness Is Regressive And New Research Says Only Targeted Forgiveness Works

By Zack Friedman, Senior Contributor
  • However, according to new research from The Brookings Institution, student loan forgiveness is regressive whether measured by income, education or wealth.
  • Student debt is concentrated among high-wealth households, so wide-scale student loan forgiveness is “an ineffective way to reduce economic gaps by race or socioeconomic status.”
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Pregnant people are still not getting vaccinated against Covid

By WIRED
  • “You’ve got to understand that, at baseline, people who are pregnant are terrified,” says Neel Shah, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and chief medical officer of Maven Clinic, a telehealth company for women’s health.
  • On the other hand, the data has also shown that Covid can be deadly for pregnant people and their babies.
Read more >Similar articles >

Pine64’s Newest Linux Smartphone ‘PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition’ Now Available for Pre-Order

By EditorDavid
  • According to Pine64, the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition is the "fastest mainline Linux smartphone on the market." It uses a Rockchip RK3399S SoC that is composed of two ARM A72 cores (1.5GHz) and four A53 efficiency cores (1.5GHz)....
  • Liliputing adds: While the PinePhone Pro has better hardware than the original PinePhone, Pine64 plans to continue selling both phones indefinitely.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Games Bring Space Exploration Home. But They Omit the Full Risks

By Ramin Skibba
  • Other board games include Leaving Earth, about space agencies competing during the early space race, SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD, about companies exploring the inner and outer solar system and then establishing interstellar colonies, and Gaia Project, where factions of different species compete to terraform neighboring planets to their liking.
  • It encourages people to play as space agencies like NASA or Roscosmos (or companies like SpaceX) while designing quick and agile or loaded rockets that bring crews to distant worlds, where one needs to extract water for fuel and mine minerals for building yet more rocket components.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

10 Sunday Reads

By Barry Ritholtz
  • For three hours every day, the Republican coup plotters who inspired the domestic terror attack at the U.S. Capitol last year gather to discuss their next move.
  • On their January 6th anniversary program, the Dead Cops Society beseeched their great patriotic listeners to “Seize The Day. We’re ashamed of nothing.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

When It Comes to Health Care, AI Has a Long Way to Go

By Tom Simonite
  • It’s understandable that a relatively new tool in health care, like AI, couldn’t save the day in a pandemic, but Mateen and other researchers say the failings of Covid-19 AI projects reflect a broader pattern.
  • The institute's report, published last year, said that AI had made little impact on the pandemic and experts faced widespread problems accessing the health data needed to use the technology without bias.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Safari bug can leak some of your Google account info and recent browsing history

By Benjamin Mayo
  • A bug in Safari’s IndexedDB implementation on Mac and iOS means that a website can see the names of databases for any domain, not just its own.
  • Using the exploit described in the blog post, a nefarious site could scrape your Google User ID and then use that ID to find out other personal information about you, as the ID is used to make API requests to Google services.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

What AI could be like when you plug a computer into your brain

By Oleksandr Kostikov
  • We will get acquainted with a new type of artificial intelligence of an individual type, built around a neurocomputer interface that directly connects the neurons of the human brain and a computer.
  • In the few minutes that you are reading this article, I will tell you about a completely new type of artificial intelligence, I will name the design features and advantages, I will outline the immediate prospects and possible long-term consequences of the introduction of this technology into real life.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

How hospital staff navigate impossible ethical decisions during a COVID surge

By MATTHEW WYNIA
  • Hoping to keep delivering quality care—despite shortages of space, staff, and stuff—we do things like canceling elective surgeries, moving surgical staff to inpatient units to provide care, and holding patients in the emergency department when the hospital is full.
  • And because those patients will need a bed on the main floors, we are also forced to find people in hospital-floor beds who could be sent home early, even though that might not be as safe a decision as we’d like.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

These key team members aren’t thriving with remote work. Here’s what to do

By Leagh Turner
  • But it’ll also require employers to be more intentional about training and onboarding younger employees who’ll be the first generation to start out in this now highly flexible, fluid, borderless, and always-on work world.
  • The good news is that companies are finding successful ways to embrace a healthy remote workplace for everyone, including those first starting their careers.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Great Resignation antidote that costs companies nothing

By Brian Elliot and Debbie Lovich
  • And when we have conversations with external executives on this topic, we often hear things like, “Our employees aren’t listening to us” or “They are over-surveyed” or “If we give them an opportunity to voice what they want, we will then have to give it to them” or “We shouldn’t communicate until we have the answers.”
  • The good news is that leaders who commit to figuring out the future of work together with their teams will have plenty of opportunity to exercise their empathy, transparency, and listening muscles.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

It’s pronounced ‘GIF’

By David Pierce
  • Your five-minute guide to the best of Protocol (and the internet) from the week that was, from a once-and-for-all end to internet debates to the Wordle controversy that swept the web.
  • Among the other long-debated questions posed to users: whether cereal is a soup (no, by a landslide), “Star Wars” or “Star Trek” is better (“Wars” for the win) and which way you should roll your toilet paper (over, in a truly crushing victory).
Read more >Similar articles >

Norda Run’s 001 Sneaker Is Built for the Toughest Conditions

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Founded in 2022 by trail running marathon runners Nicholas and Willamina Martire alongside footwear designer Louis Martin Tremblay and Creative Director Gerar Cleal, Norda Run has made a name for itself with its hard-wearing footwear offerings.Centered around the design philosophy of "toughest conditions bring out the best," the Canadian brand explored Canada’s most extreme weather conditions to craft the world’s first seamless Dyneema® trail running sneaker. The "Norda Run 001" was crafted in partnership with renowned Bio-Science company DSM, the creator of the manmade lightweight textile with a tensile […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Huge Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 leak reveals everything about the upcoming tablets

  • When it comes to Android-based competitors for the Apple iPad, Samsung is leading the way: we were very impressed with what the Galaxy Tab S7 had to offer last year and it looks as though the 2022 series is going to continue the trend.
  • According to the specs leak, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will also have a better forward-facing front camera than the other two models.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Why are roaming charges coming back, and why are they so expensive?

  • Roaming charges help cover the cost of what UK mobile providers have to pay local operators to use their network when you’re abroad.
  • “At the end of the Brexit transition period in December 2020, all of the major UK mobile network providers pledged they ‘had no intentions’ to pass on the costs of European wholesale charges to consumers,” said Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Watch ‘Peacemaker’s Dance-Filled Opening Credits

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Watch the dance-filled opening credits for Peacemaker on HBO Max above.
  • Featuring Peacemaker star John Cena and the rest of the cast, the crew perform an impressive dance sequence to Wig Wam's "Do You Wanna Taste it." Taking to Twitter, Gunn shared the opening credits sequence, noting that it was made available due to "incredibly popular request." John Cena also took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the opening for the show that helps set a new tone for the DC Extended Universe .
Read more >Similar articles >

Angry Gamers Have Scared Some Game Companies Away From NFTs

By EditorDavid
  • "It's so obviously being done for profit instead of just creating a beautiful game...." [C]lashes over crypto have increasingly erupted between users and major game studios like Ubisoft, Square Enix and Zynga.
  • "In recent months, at least half a dozen game studios have revealed plans to add NFTs to their games or said they were considering doing so," reports the New York Times.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Panic as Kosovo pulls the plug on its energy-guzzling bitcoin miners

By Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Jack Butcher in Pristina
  • The frenetic social media action follows an end-of-year announcement by Kosovo’s government of an immediate, albeit temporary, ban on all crypto mining activity as part of emergency measures to ease a crippling energy crisis.
  • From Facebook to Telegram, new posts in the region’s online crypto groups became dominated by dismayed Kosovans attempting to sell off their mining equipment – often at knockdown prices.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Taco Bell Just Announced a Creative Idea. Should Your Business Copy It? (Answer 5 Quick Questions to Decide)

By Bill Murphy Jr.
  • Let's talk about the weird new offer that Taco Bell just announced, and how it might inspire you to do something similarly strange ( but smart ) at your business.
  • The company didn't say how many customers actually enrolled, but they said 20 percent were new to the Taco Bell rewards program, and 20 percent of those who enrolled renewed for a second month.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Harper+Scott Launches H+S META For Creative Services in Metaverse

By Staff Writer
  • As a direct extension of its core capabilities in branded merchandise and private label retail goods, H+S META offers its clients an end–to-end solution in expanding customer touchpoints to include both traditional and virtual experiences.
  • Harper+Scott, the creative agency for the sourcing, design and production of sustainable branded merchandise and private retail goods, announced a new division, H+S META, to bring its white glove creative services to the metaverse.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

EU travel ban lifted, Binance sponsors Afcon, Twitter in Nigeria

By Ciku Kimeria
Hi Quartz Africa readers!On Jan. 11, Kenya suffered its third totalpower outage in four years, with the entire country plunged into a blackout for almost four hours after a transmission line broke. The disruption was caused by the collapse of towers along a high-voltage transmission line, according to Kenya Power. The electricity distributor did not say why the towers fell.The outage caused huge financial losses and disrupted work, with those working from home—where there are typically no generators—most affected. Power was restored in all parts of the country except three locations in about four hours.Read the rest of this story on […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Mixie Look Is Set to Be the Coolest Haircut of the New Year

By Mica Ricketts
  • "The mixie really works on most hair types and textures and, like the pixie cut, can actually add volume and texture to finer hair," advises Marcus Giamattei, Joico guest artist and British Hairdressing Awards Southern Hairdresser of the Year.
  • The beauty of the mixie definitely lies in how versatile this cut is, so if you're ready to book in at the salon, then hair pros have a few tips for you.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

GoDaddy Ties Up With MyFatoorah For Better eCommerce Payment Solutions

By Staff Writer
  • Selina Bieber, General Manager, Mena, GoDaddy said: “We are excited to partner with MyFatoorah and integrate GoDaddy’s E-store, to offer entrepreneurs and small businesses smart, smooth and seamless payment options and tools.
  • With the GoDaddy E-store, business owners can easily create an online store that lets customers pay the way they want, by securely accepting over 40 payment methods, including MyFatoorah.
Read more >Similar articles >

Host of Youtube-dl Web Site Sued by Major Record Labels

By EditorDavid
  • "As part of their growing battle against popular open source software tool youtube-dl, three major music labels are now suing Uberspace, the company that currently hosts the official youtube-dl homepage," reports TorrentFreak: According to plaintiffs Sony, Universal and Warner, youtube-dl circumvents YouTube's "rolling cipher" technology, something a German court found to be illegal in 2017....
  • In emailed correspondence today Uberspace informed TorrentFreak that, following the cease-and-desist in October 2020, three major music labels are now suing the company in Germany...
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

I Went on a Nordstrom Deep Dive—Here Are 39 Trendy Shoes I’m Losing It Over

By Kristen Nichols
As a fashion editor, I’m constantly reviewing thelatest trends and all of the cool newness on the market, which makes online shopping part of my everyday job. And there’s one category I could stare at all day: shoes. I have a personal soft spot for shoes of every variety, so tend to invest in a few new pairs each season. If you’re wondering which styles I’m loving right now, I found them all in one place and rounded up the very best Nordstrom shoe finds that just hit the virtual shelves.Ahead, scroll through my top picks. They range from on-trend affordable finds to key designer It-shoes I predict will be huge this year, so you’ll be sure […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Checkout.com Raises $1 Billion Funds To Improve Its Technology Solutions

By Staff Writer
  • Given the company has been profitable for several years, the Series D capital will strengthen an already solid balance sheet and drive three key initiatives: its ambitious growth plans for the US market; the continued evolution of its proprietary technology platform and solutions; and its goal to remain on the cutting edge of Web3.
  • These new solutions will comprise identity verification technologies, split payments and treasury-as-a-service, as well as the existing capabilities of Payouts—which Checkout.com launched last year to help merchants send funds to cards and bank accounts globally via a single integration.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Oculus Quest 2 gamers are about to finally get great PC VR ports

By Nicholas Sutrich
  • I sat down virtually with Samurai Slaughter House developer Justin "Tab" Rosete from Tab Games to discuss what sort of wizardry could get a detailed PC VR game like Samurai Slaughter House to run properly on the comparatively low-powered Quest 2 hardware and was absolutely amazed at what I'd learned.
  • By all accounts, a game like Samurai Slaughter House shouldn't be able to run on Oculus Quest 2 hardware.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

42 Things You Have to See From Nordstrom, Revolve, and Shopbop Right Now

By Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
And just like that,I’m back with another epic roundup of 42 finds I’m loving from some ofmy favorite shopping sites right now. Whether you’re still deadlocked on finding the perfect winter layers or already have your eyes toward spring fashion, today, I’ve got you covered with some of my top picks for either climate, plus the usual selection of must-see basics forany season.From coats and boots togoing-out tops,statement accessories, and more,there’s so much to see on Nordstrom, Revolve, andShopbop at the moment that I actually had trouble narrowing down my favorites to just 42. Nonetheless, I did what I […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Acxiom Partners With TransUnion To Enhance Digital Audience Strategy

By Staff Writer
  • Acxiom, a customer intelligence company, is partnering with TransUnion via the TruAudience Data Marketplace, enabling companies to use Acxiom’s marketing audiences across the streaming media ecosystem.
  • “As the media ecosystem continues to evolve, Acxiom is excited to integrate with the TruAudience Data Marketplace to deliver precision at scale for advertisers,” said Conor Burgess, vice president of advanced TV at Acxiom.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Wikipedia Doesn’t Think NFTs Are a Form of Art

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • One Wikipedia editor said, "Wikipedia really can’t be in the business of deciding what counts as art or not, which is why putting NFTs, art or not, in their own list makes things a lot simpler.
  • Questioning if NFTs can be considered art began back in December, following discussions five Wikipedia editors voted against classifying NFTs as art with one in opposition.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Sony Denies Increasing PS4 Production to Deal With PlayStation 5 Shortage

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Speaking to NLab, Sony Interactive Entertainment denied increasing PlayStation 4 production to deal with the current PlayStation 5 shortage.Denying recent reports, the video game and digital entertainment division of the Japanese company noted that it had no initial plans to end production of the PS4 last year. Highlighting that any further production and sales of the console were already planned in parallel with the rollout of the PS5. Sony also noted that its release schedule of the previous-gen and next-gen console follows the introduction of previous consoles.Earlier this week, reports claimed that Sony had originally planned to end […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The Nike React Atlas Receives an “Olive/Aqua” Colorway

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
After surfacing last month, Nike’s latest React model, the React Atlas, has now received an "Olive/Aqua" colorway.Set to help introduce the footwear silhouette, the upcoming release features a deep green molded foam upper accented by hits of light blue. Additional detailing comes in the form of burgundy, yellow and orange by the plastic heel counters and heel tabs, toe caps, black overlays, sockliner and rope laces. Aside from the Swooshes at midfoot and heel, printed insoles serve as branding on the shoe. Finishing up the design of the Nike React Atlas "Olive/Aqua" are black React sole units featuring bulbous […]Read more >Similar articles >

The World Was Cooler In 2021 Than 2020. That’s Not Good News.

By EditorDavid
  • And while global temperatures were cooler in 2021 than the year before, last year 1.8 billion people lived in places that experienced their hottest temperatures ever recorded, according to a report released today by Berkeley Earth.
  • "If you take them away, you make the air cleaner, then that's a slight warming impact on the climate," said Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, during a Thursday press conference announcing the findings.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Walmart’s John Furman Named NRF Chairman

By davidmoin
  • In addition, Tony Spring, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s, has been named chair of the NRF Foundation Board.
  • NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay thanked George for his leadership as chairman of NRF, calling his insights and guidance “critical” to the NRF and the retail industry navigating the pandemic.
Read more >Similar articles >

GitHub Restores Account of Developer Who Intentionally Corrupted His Libraries

By EditorDavid
What happened after a developer intentionally corrupted two of their libraries which collectively had more than 20 million weekly downloads and thousands of dependent projects? Mike Melanson’s "This Week in Programming" column reports: In response to the corrupted libraries, Microsoft quickly suspended his GitHub access and reverted the projects on npm…. While this might seem like an open and shut case to some — the developer committed malicious code and GitHub and npm did what it had to do to protect its users — a debate broke out around a developer’s rights to do what they wish with their code, no matter how […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Advanced Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making for Business

By Giuseppe Leone
  • The balance between the predictive ability of statistical and machine learning techniques and the expertise of management is a fundamental requirement today to drive the decision-making process and gain a competitive advantage.
  • New types of skills are becoming essential: In particular, professionals able to meet the challenges of data science are needed who know how to transform the information produced by calculators and advanced analytics algorithms into indications relevant for decision-makers, institutions, and businesses.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Databricks kicks off vertical push with analytics platform for retailers – SiliconANGLE

By Paul Gillin
  • However, the vertical initiative also includes a new set of “solution accelerators,” which are packaged data analytics and machine learning use cases and best practices that are specific to retail scenarios.
  • Distributed data analytics and machine learning software provider Databricks Inc. is making its first foray into vertical markets today with the announcement of the Databricks Lakehouse for Retail.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Brunello Cucinelli Men’s Fall 2022

By luisazargani
  • Brunello Cucinelli’s collection for fall was to be imagined in a hypothetical train station, populated by different travelers, from the busy businessman in a suit and tie to the holiday maker, chic in a cashmere knit and jogging pants.
  • Knitwear, another Cucinelli pillar, had a relaxed and comfy look, but it was also mixed with other fabrics and in different categories such as outerwear, on down jackets, for example.
Read more >Similar articles >

To Study Navigation, Researchers Taught Six Goldfish How to Drive

By EditorDavid
Long-time Slashdot reader cusco shares a fish story from the Guardian. Apparently Israeli researchers created a robotic car and taught six fish to navigate it on land… First, the team, led by Prof Ronen Segev, created a watery tank on wheels that moved in response to the movements and orientation of the fish. Then they set about teaching the goldfish (Carassius auratus) how to drive it — much like humans learn to ride a bike or drive a car. The fish first had to connect their own swimming movements to the movements of the vehicle so they could navigate it. Then they were given a destination: a pink target board in a foreign room that […]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Today’s Policy Prescriptions May Prolong The Inflation Problem

By Robert Barone, Contributor
  • Omicron is sure to have a negative impact on the January employment surveys taken this past week (January 9-15).
  • While we believe that the inflation that we have is “transitory,” we think that the pandemic’s length and potential continuation are keeping inflation high, and we now worry that monetary policy actions will tip the economy into recession, causing a fiscal policy response that will sew more inflation seeds.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

GSK Rejects Three Bids from Unilever for Consumer Healthcare Division

By samanthaconti
  • On Saturday, Unilever confirmed it approached GSK and Pfizer about a potential acquisition of their jointly held consumer health care business, which is one of the largest in the world and a market leader in the U.S., Germany and India.
  • It said the healthcare business had annual sales of 9.6 billion pounds in 2021, and an “exceptional portfolio of world-class, category-leading brands; global scale with footprint and distribution capability to serve more than 100 markets; strong brand building, innovation and digital capabilities; and offers a unique proposition that combines trusted science with human understanding.”
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Nino Cerruti Dies at 91

By luisazargani
  • The Cerruti men’s wear line was launched in 1967 and it was to be followed by a women’s wear collection a year later.
  • His grandfather had founded a textile mill in Biella in 1881, the Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti.
Read more >Similar articles >

Mac and Linux games leave Humble Bundle’s Trove after January 31st

By Mariella Moon

If you're on Humble Bundle and use a Mac or a Linux computer, you may want to download all the games you can from the service's Trove before the month ends. Starting on February 1st, the Mac and Linux versions of the games in the Humble Trove will no longer available. The Humble Trove is a catalog of over 70 DRM-free games that you can access, so long as you have a Choice subscription. A few days ago, Humble announced that it's simplifying its subscription service by offering a single $12 monthly plan that gives you permanent copies of all the games for that month.

In addition to getting access to Trove, you'll also also be able to play the Humble Games Collection with a more modern collection of titles starting in February if you subscribe. To be able to access the games in the Humble Trove and Collection, though, you will have to download the service's new app. That new app is Windows only, leaving you out completely in case you're a Mac or Linux user. Humble has already started sending users an email, reminding them that they only have until January 31st to download games if they're not on Windows. The email also says that the Windows versions of all the available games will continue to be available going forward.

[…]Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

The essential role of AI in cloud technology

By Robert Belgrave
  • Due to the financial and personal sensitivity in which organizations carry, thoughts also turn to the important question of integration effectiveness and more specifically how well it can protect privacy whilst companies are continually at risk of a potentially serious cybersecurity breach, especially because an increased rate of workforces are now working from home remotely.
  • AI-powered analytical data insights plays an essential role in its enhanced capabilities in data management However, it begs the question, can AI and cloud unification streamline data efficiently and what other benefits can arise from this integration?
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Fendi Men’s Fall 2022

By luisazargani
  • Venturini Fendi also presented the brand’s first wallet for cryptocurrency as both the O’Lock motif and the Baguette design were transformed into luxury tech accessories for the Ledger Nano X, the leading digital hardware wallet for cryptocurrency and digital assets.
  • Venturini Fendi worked with new proportions and mixed different shapes, returning to the cropped double breasted jacket she presented for spring but also offering more fluid volumes.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Lucien Laviscount, Evan Mock Attend Fendi Men’s Fall 2022 Show in Milan

By Martino Carrera
  • A few seats away, Mock shared some tidbits on what to expect from season two of “Gossip Girl,” HBO Max’s recent reboot of the CW original series of the same name which is set nine years after the original website went dark.
  • Oscar-nominated director and fashion darling Luca Guadagnino was also mum about his most talked about upcoming project, Apple’s Audrey Hepburn biopic with Rooney Mara set to play the “Breakfast at Tiffany‘s” iconic actress.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Revisiting the Most Memorable AJ4s Ahead of the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Red Thunder” Release

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • The design remains true to the original and features a mixture of black, grey, and “Fire Red” throughout the nubuck and vented-mesh upper with a signature Air unit underfoot.
  • The latest red-hot release from the Jumpman is the Air Jordan 4 “Red Thunder,” outfitted in a classic and always popular red-and-black color combination inspired by the Chicago Bulls.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

How digital experiences are fueling the new digital economy

By Ken Fine
  • For businesses in the digital economy, the biggest byproduct of moving everything on-screen and online was that consumers increasingly expect their needs to be met through digital experiences.
  • Armed with a wealth of data and a powerful set of new tools, the next generation of industry leaders will be those who focus on continuously improving the digital experience they provide their customers.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

Hitting the Books: The first man to listen to the birth of stars

By Andrew Tarantola
  • In his new book, The Invisible World: Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye, University of Cambridge Public Astronomer, Matthew Bothwell tells the story of how we discovered an entire, previously unseen universe beyond humanity's natural sight.
  • In the excerpt below, Bothwell recounts the exploits of Grote Reber, one of the world's first (and for a while, only) radio astronomers.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

SP 500 Earnings & Bond Market Thoughts: Higher Rates Could Negate Strong Earnings

By Brian Gilmartin
  • The above spreadsheet begins with the Treasury yield curve as of 10/31/21, just before Jay Powell and the FOMC announced the taper, the week of November 5th, 2021, through Friday’s, January 14th, 2022, close.
  • The real point of the SP 500 earnings update today is that – no matter what the numbers tell us over the next 4 weeks – higher interest rates will impact valuation(s), and sector rotation and a transition from growth to value will impact stock prices, probably more than financial performance.
Read more >Similar articles >

California judge says Google’s non-disclosure agreements violate state law

By Jon Fingas
  • According to The Washington Post, a California Superior Court judge has ruled that Google's employee confidentiality agreements violate state labor laws.
  • It might also provide more opportunities for sexual assault and harassment victims to discuss their reasons for leaving a company, although California legislation has already tackled non-disclosure agreements that bar victims from talking about incidents.
Read more >Similar articles >
Post image

All iPhone 14 models tipped to get 120Hz displays, 6GB of RAM

  • As per a report from analyst Jeff Pu seen by MacRumors, every edition of the iPhone 14 is going to come with a 120Hz ProMotion display – a feature that is currently an exclusive on the Pro and Pro Max models when it comes to the iPhone 13 .
  • There are still a lot of questions around what we should expect from the iPhone 14 Max, the new model apparently coming this year.
Read more >Similar articles >