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Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

From portable devices to wearables and apps, the skin health and beauty industry is looking to tech. While laser treatments, chemical peels and botox injections haven’t lost their groove, portable, mobile and wearable technology are starting to carve out a massive segment of the market as consumers show that many of them would rather take matters into their own hands, especially if they can use tech to do it. The beauty industry hasn’t failed to recognize this … Read entire article »

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L’Oreal Paris to develop an augmented reality beauty application

L’Oreal Paris to develop an augmented reality beauty application

The cosmetics brand has entered into a new deal with Image Metrics in order to make this happen. L’Oreal Paris is currently looking into a new way to develop its augmented reality beauty app called Makeup Genius, through the creation of a new exclusive partnership with the AR tech company called Image Metrics. The Makeup Genius mobile app was first launched back in 2014 in the form of a real-time AR mirror. That experience was also created by … Read entire article »

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Mobile security infection affects Apple iOS apps

Mobile security infection affects Apple iOS apps

This issue has made it into a number of different applications and programs, including WeChat. A mobile security issue has now been identified, as app developers who downloaded some of the central Apple software components from locations other than the official App Store have unknowingly worked viruses into some of the most popular and well known applications. The majority of these infected mobile apps were developed in China and are popular primarily in that country. Apps for the … Read entire article »

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L’Oreal launches mobile payments for instant purchases

L’Oreal launches mobile payments for instant purchases

The company has announced the start of the drive that runs through a partnership with Powatag. L’Oreal USA has now entered into a new partnership with Powatag, for the purpose of giving consumers the chance to use their smartphones to make mobile payments and instantly complete m-commerce purchases through interactions with print and television advertisements, retail stores, e-commerce, and even social media. The Powatag app gives shoppers the ability to make a purchase whenever they want, with … Read entire article »

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Smartwatch partnership formed between HP and Michael Bastian

Smartwatch partnership formed between HP and Michael Bastian

It appears as though Hewlett-Packard is working to design wearable technology with a round shape. Recent reports have shown that Hewlett-Packard is working with fashion designer Michael Bastion in order to come up with a smartwatch that has a round design that is somewhat comparable to the Moto 360. This wearable technology will enter HP into this market and will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com. The smartwatch will likely become available for sale on the website this fall. … Read entire article »

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Sephora unveils augmented reality digital mirror

Sephora unveils augmented reality digital mirror

Sephora teams with ModiFace to produce innovative digital mirror French cosmetics brand Sephora has partnered with ModiFace, a virtual reality technology company, to create a digital mirror that leverages augmented reality. The mirror is, essentially, a monitor equipped with a camera that feeds visual information to the screen. Customers can use the digital mirror to try on eye shadow, which will appear on their face thanks to augmented reality. AR is becoming quite prominent in the … Read entire article »

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Mobile app from the National Gallery of Canada spreads artistic experience

Mobile app from the National Gallery of Canada spreads artistic experience

Featured artworks are receiving some digital attention by way of this application for smartphones and tablets. A new mobile app from the National Gallery of Canada is bringing images and information about 52 masterpieces in Canadian art to users of smartphones and tablets, to bridge the gap between the digital and the physical worlds. Among the pieces is a Norval Morisseau painting that was completed in 1980 called “Artist and Shaman Between Two Worlds”. The painting is a … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology fashion show dazzles NYC

Wearable technology fashion show dazzles NYC

From Google Glass to shoes made in a 3D printer, it looks as though tech based apparel is coming our way. Until very recently, wearable technology was a concept essentially limited to stiff looking smartwatches, fitness tracking wrist bands, stick-ons, and even the occasional necklace pedometer. However, New York City was among the first to see this category transformed into something fashionable. If there’s one thing that could be said about wearable technology of virtually all kinds, until … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology lights up New York Fashion Week

Wearable technology lights up New York Fashion Week

Dresses and skirts that were controlled by smartphones drew massive attention to the catwalks. Among the most innovative developments to walk at New York Fashion week was a new form of wearable technology that allowed the models to control LED lighting on their blazers, skirts, and eveningwear. These high tech fashion designs were unveiled by a company called CuteCircuit. With current and attractive clothing, this wearable technology brought an element of the future into the fashion world with … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality art coming to Sacramento

Augmented reality art coming to Sacramento

Collaboration seeks to put a high-tech twist on art The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento State University, and the Greater Broadway Partnership District, have joined together to launch an ambitious projects that seeks to combine technology and art. These organizations have provided a $20,000 grant to 11 artists from throughout the country. These artists are coming to Sacramento, California, in order to create public art using augmented reality technology. This art will be found on the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Technology News, United States

Mobile commerce is changing retail

Mobile commerce is changing retail

Retailers are beginning to adapt and embrace mobile commerce The retail industry has been undergoing something of a revolution in recent years, sparked by the increasingly important role technology is playing in the lives of people around the world. Mobile technology, in particular, has come to play an important role in society and as more people rely on their mobile devices in their everyday lives, retailers are beginning to feel the pressure to accommodate the needs … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce app to launch by Givenchy

Mobile commerce app to launch by Givenchy

The luxury designer brand will soon now release an application for women’s wear for iOS. Givenchy, the luxury design label, has now announced that it is launching a women’s wear mobile commerce application for the iPhone and iPad and that it will be available for the fall of 2013. This app is designed to provide women with a way to shop and make purchases of their favorite pieces. It is a fully transactional mobile commerce app and will … Read entire article »

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