Billion-dollar disruption, biohacking is the new gardening, mobile-only banking.
–An all-women art show at a New York gallery has a vision of the future of feminine aesthetics, writes Broadly.
–Quartz reviews past and current efforts to quantify and explain “cool” with the aid of neuroscience.
–Brands beware: the $1 billion sale of Dollar Shave Club to Unilever shows no industry is safe from disruption, writes the New York Times.
–”Biohacking is the new gardening,” says a researcher working on fusing plants and animals for novel medical therapies. Via The Atlantic.
–Telefonica Deutschland claims it’s created the world’s first mobile-only bank, writes Mobile World Live.
–Creativity Online profiles Harley-Davidson’s pop-up coffee shop, “where Americana meets Americano.”
–Elon Musk has revealed plans for Tesla to create self-driving buses and cars. Via Dezeen.
–And in California, hydrogen-powered electric cars are slowly gaining the infrastructure they need for mass adoption, says the New York Times.
–Biometric scanning tech is using fingerprints and iris imaging to speed wearers through airport security, writes Business Insider.
–A new line of smart shirts claims to be a “litmus test for air quality,” using the intricacy of their patterns to indicate how polluted the air is. Via Fast Company.
–Pokémon wherever you go: A wearable is in the works that will alert users when they are near a Pokémon or a PokéStop, shares TechCrunch.
–The Hyperloop is building an “innovation train” for Europe’s biggest railway, complete with AR windows and a digital ecosystem, and The Verge has the details.
–Lively blurs intimates with athletics with a line of “leisurée.” Via Forbes.
–Sage Project is making health more accessible by turning nutrition labels into data visualizations, writes Fast Company.
–A doctor a day: Will self-guided vision tests on your smartphone change the future of optometry? Via Engadget.
–Jillian Mayer’s customizable sculptures snuggle you while you text to explore the technologically-mediated body. Via The Creators Project.
–Ava’s new fertility tracker helps couples conceive through a non-invasive wearable, says TechCrunch.
–A McKinsey Institute report finds the global consumers brands should be watching.
–From sewer to brewer: Researchers at the University of Ghent have created a solar-powered device that turns urine into beer, shares Telegraph.
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