Fashion tech startup GetNatty raises undisclosed seed amount

GetNatty, a Vadodara-based online-to-offline (O2O) designer brands aggregator startup and fashion discovery platform, on Tuesday announced it has raised an undisclosed amount as a part of its seed round. The funding was led by Abhay Kumar, CMD of Grihapravesh Buildteck, Binod Choubey, Firoze Sethna, and Parth Patel, all of whom are entrepreneurs turned investors. The startup has also appointed media and entertainment industry veteran Sandeep Bhargava on the board of advisors, who is credited to launch the motion picture business of the Network 18 group in India.  Commenting on the investment, Abhay Kumar, said, “One of the main reasons for investing in GetNatty is…

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All the hottest tech you want to be seen with in 2019

There is tech: functional, boasting of specs that run for pages on end and savvy enough for Bruce Wayne’s basement. And then there are gadgets that tick all of these boxes and are designed well enough to be conversation starters – the kind that Shuri would approve of. Here, GQ’s favourite stuff (in no particular order) to optimize your life and keep you looking sharp. Google Home A smart speaker the size of a humidifier, the Home packs surprisingly good sound, the omniscience of Google and an AI assistant that sounds…

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Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who’s now running a fitness app called Chorus Former Twitter industry manager Julie Martin, who’s now working with Costolo as head of partnerships at Chorus Fitness; and ex-Twitter senior product manager Erin Moore, now head of product…

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Fashion and tech collide in this VR-friendly connected shirt

Virtual reality is inescapable here at Computex: You’re either stumbling into another Vive demo area or bumping into the occasional VR backpack. What’s often missing is a sense of true immersion, and a startup called Machina is trying to fix that. Co-founder Antonio Perdigon was nice enough to let me don one of his unreleased “OBE” connected shirts here at the show, and after a little playtime, I think the team might be on to something. That’s not actually a huge surprise: Machina is no stranger to the connected-clothing scene.…

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The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health. Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick. With that,…

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Holiday Tech Gadgets Gift Ideas

As we gear up for the holidays, we ultimately start thinking of what to get people. Whether you are traveling for the holidays, are one of those people who have a hard time making a holiday gift list or you’re doing some holiday shopping for the businessperson who seems to have it all, there are many new gadgets available. The following is a list of tech gadgets gift ideas I recommend for you or any other businessperson on the go. Tech Gadgets Gift Ideas for You GlobaTrac: Trakdot Luggage Tracker This…

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Fashion Features Heavily Among The 33 Companies Selected For Tech City UK Upscale Program

Numerous early stage fashion and e-commerce businesses are among the new intake for Tech City UK’s six-month Upscale program. Included are Mastered, an online education platform for creative professionals led by industry experts; Poq, an app commerce solution for major retailers; Wolf & Badger, a global online marketplace for independent brands; and Trouva, a curated online shopping site pulling together 150 independent boutiques. Many of the others bring further relevancy to the fashion industry, including real-time video platform Grabyo, which has worked with brands in the past including Hunter, where…

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CES 2017: Here are the coolest gadgets unveiled at the world’s biggest tech show

LeEco Smart Bike: LeEco has announced the Android-powered smart bikes which feature a 4-inch touchscreen and runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. The bike has an aerodynamic Toray T700 carbon fibre frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels. It weighs 18.5 pounds. Sensors on the bikes include GPS/GLONASS, compass, accelerometer, barometer, light level, wheel speed and crank speed. There is walky-talky in it as well. (LeEco) Samsung Notebook Odyssey: CES 2017 saw the rise of ultimate gaming laptops. This new device by Samsung is a killer device and will…

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Are these startups the future of food tech?

Fish farms and reuseable chill bags Aside from weather, another big topic at the event was the shift away from raising animals for meat, which is responsible for a disproportionate share of the land, water and energy used in food production. “Americans eat four times as much beef as all seafood combined, but aquaculture is emerging as a possible solution,” says Peter Tyedmers of Dalhousie University in Canada. He has been evaluating new, floating semi-closed fish farming tanks that can recycle fish waste as fertiliser and avoid contaminating nearby water…

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Will.i.am: ‘A Tech Company is the Fashion of Tomorrow’

OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — Music artist will.i.am spoke about his experiments at the intersection of music, fashion and technology in a conversation with LVMH chief digital officer Ian Rogers earlier this month. Speaking on stage at VOICES, BoF’s new annual gathering for big thinkers, will.i.am described his incubator-like facility in Hollywood, where a cross-disciplinary team of software engineers, fashion designers and content makers are exploring how the rise of voice interfaces and artificial intelligence can be harnessed for future devices. The wide-ranging conversation also saw will.i.am recall a meeting with François-Henri Pinault, in…

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