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Robot Abuses Google’s Smart Textiles to See How Much They Can Take - MIT Technology Review

Google is relying on a beefy robotic arm to help it test out the reliability of the interactive fabrics it’s making as part of a skunkworks project …

Successful CEOs Share How Fatherhood Has Made Them Better Leaders | Inc.com

Father's Day is an important day that allows us to reflect and give thanks to those that have made an impression on us and contributed to our success. But our kids teach us things too. These highly successful CEOs have offered their views on the lessons they've garnered from fatherhood and how they …

Leadership

Le manuel de votre voiture sera bientôt beaucoup plus simple et efficace

TECHNO - Si vous avez une voiture, cela a dû vous arriver: une panne d'un composant et vous voilà plongé dans le manuel d'utilisation. Parfois, vous …

Amazon's Alexa nets 1,000 third party skills

The ecosystem for Amazon's Alexa digital assistant, which is the brain of Echo, Tap and other devices, continues to grow.<p>CNET<p>From connected light …

Walmart plans to change the future of retail and fix some of its biggest mistakes

"We have the opportunity to reimagine retail again," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a keynote speech at Walmart's annual shareholders meeting on Friday.<p>Walmart may have fallen behind in the e-commerce race, but, at the shareholders meeting, McMillon and other executives have been eager to …

Consumers' mindsets are shifting dramatically — and it's killing brands like Tiffany

As a result, luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. have been struggling.<p>"We've seen such a slow down in the high end," Brian Yarbrough, analyst at Edward Jones told Business Insider.<p>While lower-end stores, like Ross and TJ Maxx are performing well, Tiffany's comparable sales declined 9% in the most …

Alibaba passes Walmart as world's largest retailer

Alibaba has yet to announce the financial results for the last quarter of its fiscal year ending on March 31, but the statement makes it clear the …

Online fashion retailer Zalando embraces 'chaos' to stay ahead | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - When Europe’s top online-only fashion retailer Zalando decided to overhaul its app to exploit mobile sales, it reaped the benefits of a new management philosophy that gives tech staff much more autonomy.<p>A Zalando logo is seen on a wall in a showroom of the fashion retailer …

Comeback Kid? JC Penney Continues To Soar

If you love a comeback story, this one might be for you. It involves millennials, malls, Sephora and an insider purchase at JC Penney.<p>In December, I looked at the retail space and discovered that the “fairest of them all” was none other than JC Penney. At that time, this overlooked mall anchor and …

J.C. Penney

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

With The Yves Behar–Backed Startup Tylko, Customizing Furniture Is Easy As A Swipe

“What got me really excited about Tylko is the fact that it bridges the gap between tradition and technology,” Yves Behar says.<p>Mass production is out, mass customization is in, and the furniture startup Tylko is emblematic of this paradigm shift.<p>“We’re trying to change an industry that hasn’t been …

QVC Owner Set To Acquire Flash Sale Site Zulily For $2.4 Billion

The parent company of television shopping network QVC is making a bet on Zulily, an online shopping site popular with moms.<p>Zulily, named one of <i>Fast Company</i>‘s most innovative companies in retail this year, is being purchased by the parent company of home shopping network QVC. The flash sale site has …

5 Tools That Will Personalize Our Ecommerce Experience in 2016 | Inc.com

Despite the convenience of ecommerce, the industry is not exactly renowned for its excitement.<p>More or less, ecommerce generally serves as a means to an end: your customers need a product, they search for it online, and purchase it because its the least expensive or most viable option. If a …

3 Trends Redefining the Future of E-Commerce | Inc.com

Predicting the future of eCommerce is about as easy as predicting the future of business as a whole. It takes a lot of twists and turns on a daily basis, embodying the adage that the only constant is change. There are a few trends throughout the digital landscape that are having a massive effect on …

35 Quotes From Tony Robbins: How To Become Extraordinary And Successful

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”<p>“We can change our lives. …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

'The worst storm in retail history' is heading straight for Walmart, Kroger, and Whole Foods

Aldi and Lidl have upended the UK grocery market over the past several years by sending the nation's largest supermarkets into a crippling price war that has dented profits, triggered layoffs, and sent the companies' share prices tumbling, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The CEO of Asda, the UK's …

Abercrombie is poised to become the comeback of the year

The retailer's sales have been in a free fall. The company has been closing stores amid competition from fast-fashion companies like H&M and Forever 21.<p>However, the brand now seems poised for a turnaround.<p>The new selection of women's clothes on the website marks a departure from the preppy clothing …

Ocado: 'There absolutely is a battle plan' for fighting off Amazon

Online grocer Ocado said in a statement on Tuesday that sales jumped 17.3% to £272 million ($419.8 million) in the third quarter, thanks to a 16.6% rise in the average number of orders per week to 190,000.<p>That's despite a vicious price war amongst supermarkets kickstarted by discounters like Aldi …

Fred Meyer rolls out online shopping program

In the world of online shopping, groceries are the last frontier.<p>And with the help of parent company Kroger, Fred Meyer is joining the increasing …

Membership-based delivery services are beginning to disrupt the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

But a new wave of promising delivery startups are relying on a tried-and-true model to disrupt groceries: membership.<p>Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order. Shipping fees are typically a big barrier …

Alcatel announces 4G Car Wifi and Music Box at IFA

Alcatel OneTouch has rounded out its mammoth IFA 2015 announcements with the arrival of two new connected devices — an in-car 4G LTE hotspot, and a …

Digital Trends Top Tech of IFA 2015 Award Winners

Over the last few years, Berlin’s annual IFA trade show has mushroomed from a Euro-centric blip on the tech radar to an international, can’t-miss …

Gear & Gadgets

The dreamy home appliances of IFA 2015 (pictures)

Apple Watch May Have New Challenger as Samsung Gear S2 Arrives at IFA 2015

Another smartwatch has arrived to challenge the Apple Watch, and it’s the Samsung Gear S2, which made its debut this week at the IFA 2015 tech expo …

The 10 best smartwatches from IFA 2015

Last year, everyone was trying to convince us that wearables were cool, but no one believed it. This year, smartwatch makers have hit their stride, …

Wearable Tech

Hisense releases impressive Magic Mirror tablet at IFA 2015

Although much of the focus during major events like IFA 2015 is on the major manufacturers of the world, smaller companies always have a chance to …

Philips debuts its first foray into curved monitors at IFA 2015

Curved monitors have yet to really catch on with mainstream buyers, but the number of manufacturers launching their own displays in this niche …

Home Automation

Philips unveils health-related wearables at IFA 2015

Dutch consumer and well-being electronics giant Royal Philips on Thursday launched a host of products — from a wearable healthcare watch to air …