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–A new, flexible electronic panel from Michigan State University holds the potential to embed speakers into fabric or other everyday objects. Via Gizmodo.
–Vice cover the “digital resistance,” as a new generation challenges “the assumed omnipresence of technology.”
–More than two-thirds of consumer want VR to be social, according to a new survey, including 78% of those who have already tried it. Via Fast Company.
–”Now, we can just do it in Google Docs:” The New York Times unpacks the “Googlification of the classroom.”
–New technology lets marketers target users based on the content of their pictures, rather than search terms. Via Fast Company.
–A restaurant in Norway was revealed to have been using facial-recognition technology in targeting ads, sparking a debate about digital privacy. Via the Outline.
–Amazon is building at least four warehouses for furniture sales, taking on Wayfair and Williams-Sonoma along the way, writes the Wall Street Journal.
–Clean beauty, a burgeoning consumer trend, could soon be getting major new support from the Food and Drug Administration. Via Well + Good.
–In airports, “while face-scanning initiatives are being used for security purposes, airlines like Delta also see a customer service opportunity as well”–at the bag drop. Via the Verge.
–”Battle Up,” a new ad from JWT Atlanta, is the first Marine Corps ad to star a woman. Via Fast Company.
–Apple’s “Designed for Everyone” ad celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day by showcasing how its accessible tech helps users, writes Fast Company.
–Wieden+Kennedy launched On She Goes, a new website carving out a community for women of color who travel. Via Campaign.