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Michael Kors enters wearables with introduction of fashion-forward smartwatch

March 22, 2016

U.S. fashion label Michael Kors is proving that technology can be both glamorous and effortless with the introduction of the Michael Kors Access smartwatch.

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Jenn-Air ups appliance intuition via app-enabled connected oven

March 18, 2016

Appliance maker Jenn-Air is working to incorporate user-friendly technology into the design of its wall oven through a partnership with Nest.

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Bulgari boasts technological innovations at Baselworld

March 17, 2016

LVMH-owned Bulgari has unveiled its first-ever intelligent mechanical luxury watch to attendees at the watch industry’s most prestigious event, Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland.

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MasterCard pushes for stronger mobile payments, fashion tie-up

March 2, 2016

MasterCard is supporting stronger innovation in mobile payments technology, with an emphasis on the fashion industry, through a student competition at The New School’s Parsons School of Design hoping to uncover new commerce solutions in wearable designs.

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Contactless payment comes to Hublot, Bulgari wearables

February 23, 2016

The functionality of luxury brand watches and wearables, including those by Hublot and Bulgari, are set to increase with the introduction of contactless payment.

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Neuroscience shows mobile lag causes stress

February 19, 2016

Using neuroscience technology, Ericsson found that delays in loading Web pages and videos caused mobile users’ heart rates to rise 38 percent.

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Luxury Immersive Tours culls curated knowledge from Mobile World Congress classroom

February 18, 2016

Navigating the ever-changing pattern of consumer behavior and understanding the impact of the Internet of Things are some of the foremost challenges luxury houses are faced with today.

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Barneys personalizes experience via iBeacon placement

February 17, 2016

Department store chain Barneys New York is offering its consumers an elevated shopping experience by embracing in-store technologies at its newly opened Chelsea flagship.

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Bang & Olufsen highlights aesthetic appeal with fashion-forward portraits

February 10, 2016

Danish audio and video brand Bang & Olufsen is making a connection between fashion and wearable technology through a series of stylized imagery.

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Android Pay, Apple Pay reach parity as mobile pay adoption grows: report

February 8, 2016

The leader in mobile payments still remains unclear, but Android Pay is gaining speed and the technology as a whole is likely to reach mainstream adoption within four years if added benefit for customers is provided, according to a report from Packaged Facts.

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