–Voice-activated Kuri will seek to bring personality to the home robot when it ships at the end of this year. (Plus, it’s adorable.) Via the Verge.
–A new job posting on Amazon hints at a new foray for the retail giant: private label activewear brands. Via Women’s Wear Daily.
–Mobile payment apps are exploding in India amid a crackdown on counterfeit cash; daily transactions on Paytm, the country’s largest, have doubled to 6 million. Via Backchannel.
–Coming to a gym near you: 3D body scanners that visualize fat loss and muscle gain are catching on at premium health clubs. Via Bloomberg.
–An end to the ‘pink tax’? Tesco is lowering the price of its women’s razors, which previously cost double their male equivalents, the BBC reports.
–France’s new law cements employees’ right to disconnect outside the office, noting “the boundary between professional and personal life has become tenuous.” Via Travel+Leisure.
–With Aristotle, Mattel want to build a home speaker designed to understand a child’s voice. Via Fast Company.
–The new Faraday Future car was unveiled at CES 2017. Will it stand up to the hype? NBC News investigates.
–Brands took pains to feature Muslim individuals in campaigns this year as highlighting diversity became “more important than ever.” Via the New York Times.
–What will dating technology look like in 2017? Fast Company tackles VR, niche dating sites and more.
–HuesBox is launching a new subscription box for women of color, with a broad approach to inclusion and a nod towards mental health. Via Allure.
–The New Yorker tackles the evolution of vertical farming, as a Newark-based company is changing the face of “locally grown.”
–To highlight sustainable fashion, Selfridge’s ‘Material World’ project features eight designers across eight different mediums. Via Dazed.