Ivyrevel’s Customized Dresses Are Created Using Your Lifestyle Data

Ivyrevel, the digital fashion house launched by H&M, has teamed up with Google to create a dress personalized to each wearer by their own data. Ivyrevel worked with Google and production company MediaMonks to develop the project. Each dress is designed using a smartphone app that tracks each customer’s activity and lifestyle. The user needs to carry their phone wherever they go for a week, and the following week the app will use its knowledge of their lifestyle to create the design, interpreting the data into a custom-made Ivyrevel dress….

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Learn a language using just your gadgets

It’s difficult to avoid feeling a sense of achievement when I manage to carry on a spontaneous conversation with someone who speaks French and get compliments for my accent from a native. It took me a fair bit of hard work to sound ‘comme une francaise’ or like a Frenchwoman, but every bit of it has been an enjoyable journey in no small measure thanks to it being entirely a solo one. All I had for company was my collection of gadgets — smartphone, tablet and headphones. Before I share…

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Food scientists using X-rays to figure out fats

The researchers hope to replace unhealthful trans and saturated fats with better non-saturated versions — all without compromising texture. That swap could have great implications for the food industry, says Maria Fernanda Peyronel-Svaikauskas, a research associate working with food scientist Prof. Alejandro Marangoni. To conduct their studies, Peyronel-Svaikauskas and the other U of G researchers use the DOE’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. X-rays generated at that facility enable scientists to study and characterize the structure of edible fats at meso and micro levels…

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Reliance Jio Launch: RIL Asks Staff to Stop Using Services of Other Telcos

HIGHLIGHTS RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio MNP enables telephone users to retain their number when changing carriers Reliance Jio has over 1.5 million users Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio. RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio, a move that may open another front with the existing operators, who have been up in…

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