–A new product called the Tampliner aims to provide more femcare options for women, writes Dezeen.
–A Tokyo restaurant provides a VR travel experience where guests can “experience an in-flight meal without setting foot on a plane,” explains Independent UK.
–The startup Proven hopes to use AI to automate product research, so customers can more easily choose skincare products, discusses The Verge.
–Kering and the London College of Fashion have created the first open-access digital course in green luxury, announces WWD.
–After Apple launched its HomePod speaker with only Apple Music support, Spotify is rumored to be following in suit with its own smart speaker, says Engadget.
–IKEA and Space10 have released the results of their co-living survey, which show that people are most excited by shared living because of its social opportunities. Via Designboom.
–Google has developed a retina scan to identify signs of heart disease, explains the Washington Post.
–Uber’s new Express Pool option provides cheaper rides that require you to walk to your pick-up point. Condé Nast Traveler explores.
–A smartphone attachment claims to identify dangerous food bacteria and help you avoid food poisoning, writes Well + Good.
–Scientists are creating electronic skin that “can sense touch and temperature and heal itself,” reports Forbes.
–A “pared-back luxury” hotel is planned for a secret site in Arizona’s Sonoran desert, discusses Dezeen.