Christophe Snamrevah

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How a Japanese clothing brand got men to love shopping

To accomplish this goal, the brand, which has 1,500 stores around the world, is going to great lengths to attract male shoppers.<p>Apparel retailers have traditionally gone after women, who tend to shop more often and seek out trendy designs.<p>"We take the men's business not as a secondary business, but …

Uniqlo

New McDonald’s In Phoenix Run Entirely By Robots

Phoenix, AZ — After seeing a decline in earnings for the first time in nine years, <b>McDonald’s</b> plans to do something no other restaurant of its kind …

Why the DIY smart home revolution won't work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When a simple search can find pages of Pinterest projects for every room in your house and day of the year, the allure and …

Smart Homes

Netflix’s Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years

Close followers of Netflix should watch the speech that Reed Hastings, its founder and chief executive, delivered in Berlin last week. It’s a guided tour to the future of TV, at least as he sees it.<p>The video is embedded above, and if you’re looking for the predictions, they start at 18:30. Prior to …

9 Tech Investments Entrepreneurs Should Consider in 2015

There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year. It’s easy to get distracted and invest in a shiny widget or exciting new software when what you really need is an answer to a problem.<p>With that thought, I …

Entrepreneurship

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

Google confirms plans to launch its own mobile service in the 'coming months'

'I think we're at the stage where we need to think of hardware, software, and connectivity together.'<p>Google's Sundar Pichai has essentially confirmed reports that the company will become a wireless provider of sorts in "the coming months." During his appearance at Mobile World Congress today, …

HTC’s One M9 is the world’s most beautiful disappointment

On the surface, the One M9 is difficult to distinguish from the One M8 preceding it. The display’s 1080p resolution and 5-inch size haven’t changed, and neither have the BoomSound speaker grilles that surround it. The brushed aluminum case also looks thoroughly familiar, which is quite intentional …

Two New Big Players in Web Video - With Very Different Visions Of The Future

For the past ten years there was only one answer to the question: “Who owns Internet Video?” It was YouTube, hands down.<p>But in the past 90 days – we’ve seen two major players get in the game in a way that will forever change how video on the web is shared and viewed.<p>Facebook is growing their native …

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Play has more apps than Apple now, but it’s still behind in one key area

App-analytics firm App Annie released its 2014 Retrospective report, which confirms that Google Play passed Apple's App Store in the number of available apps to download in 2014.<p>Based on App Annie data, charted for us by BI Intelligence, Google Play has over 1.4 million available apps, compared to …

Best Buy begins selling virtual reality with Samsung's Gear VR

Walk into a major retailer and leave with a VR headset<p>Maybe we should've seen this coming when the commercials started. Seemingly out of nowhere, Samsung has started selling its Gear VR headset at Best Buy. The Galaxy Note 4-powered virtual reality headset can be purchased for $199.99, and Best …

A Chinese Startup Made A Smartphone That Sounds More Impressive Than The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi is a four-year-old smartphone manufacturer that recently raised $1.1 billion at about a $40 billion valuation. It's the biggest smartphone vendor in China and the fourth largest in the world.<p>Aloysius Low from CNET's Asia bureau got an early look at the Mi Note.<p>His review is really positive. …

Phones