The consumer product giant is the first multinational company to disclose fragrance ingredients, which are considered trade secrets, by product
Consumer goods producer SC Johnson this week disclosed the fragrance ingredients in all of its Glade products, marking the first time a full list of such ingredients has been released on a product-specific level.
Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium browser, exposing private conversations
Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.
Retailer uses artificial intelligence to fight fake grassroots campaigns by putting greater emphasis on verified and helpful reviews
Amazon is using artificial intelligence to combat fake product reviews and inflated star ratings.
The Lannisters, Wildlings and Danaerys (and whomever else might be left over from a killer Season 5 finale) are still influencing the real fashion world
Which British designer can lay claim to have held millions of followers all over the world in her thrall for the past four years – while never showing on any catwalk? All hail Michele Clapton, the costume designer for Game of Thrones – a person whose influence has sunk so deep into the cultural water-table that signs of Westerosi-medievallism have been steadily rising all over the several kingdoms of fashion.
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy wants to replace off-key bleeps subway turnstiles make with soothing musical notes, with Heineken footing the bill
For a man who’s made a living colliding sounds, the tonal beep of the New York City subway turnstiles at rush hour is the soundtrack of James Murphy’s nightmares.
Cheap furniture attracts sustainably minded young people despite existence of more sustainable alternatives; can a struggling antique and upcycled furniture sector convince them otherwise?
A new (made in China) chest of drawers has a carbon footprint 16 times higher than the antique equivalent per year, according to research commissioned by the International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF).
A company promises to provide ‘olfactory comfort’ by making a perfume from the distilled scent of our dearly departed
Victorian jewelry made from hair. Cremated remains compressed into diamonds. The elderly lady in Pennsylvania who lived with the embalmed bodies of her husband and twin sister. Our culture is buried in ingenious methods of preserving the essence of our dearly departed. But the latest balm for the bereaved is just that: balm. Or more specifically, perfume derived from a loved one’s body scent, devised by a French insurance saleswoman grief-stricken at her father’s death.
Companies that embrace hyper-connectivity to its fullest will find success in the digital economy
The digital economy is quickly becoming a fact of life for all of us. More than 2 billion people worldwide are walking around with sophisticated mobile devices in their pockets. Approximately 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years alone. Social networks allow us to exchange ideas and rally support for change with greater ease, speed and reach. In 2015 so far, companies have further embraced this new world by investing more than $1.7tn (£1.09tn) in initiatives and technology supporting the internet of things (IoT).
Google’s buy button and other mobile tech can allow advertisers to leave behind the “spray and pray” approach of days gone by
Like many children of the 1970s, I spent many hours immersed in the futuristic visions of the comic book 2000AD, whose Judge Dredd stories were compellingly dystopian. One memorable storyline involved two lovers courting, blissfully alone, by the light of a full moon. A young man kneels down to pop the question of questions. All of a sudden the perfection of their romantic interlude is shattered, as blaring adverts are projected on to the surface of the moon itself. In the fictional future of 2000AD, mega-city populations were tormented by inescapable advertising.
The collective Occupy 50 Best has launched a campaign challenging the methods and transparency of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list
Zoe Reyners is, appropriately, in a taxi on her way to lunch when we talk. Reyners and her two colleagues in Paris-based “collective” Occupy 50 Best have put le chat among the grilled pigeons with an attack on this week’s annual list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The collective’s website, launched less than a month ago, has already attracted 403 signatories, including many leading chefs, to an online petition calling on the food industry to “stop financing and supporting 50 Best if it doesn’t change its methods”.
British study suggests surgeons, boxers and tennis players might benefit from watching films in stereoscope before taking on challenging tasks
A minority of filmgoers complain of dizziness and headaches, and previous studies have found that viewing in stereoscope offers no measurable improvement in enjoyment. But a new British study suggests that you may just improve your brain power by watching movies in 3D.
Mad Men’s costumes and styling might have changed the way women think about vintage dressing, but for men, it was all about the power suit
Once most men have dried their tears of compassion for the end of the journey for TV’s own Odysseus – AKA Don Draper – they will be wondering about the suit types worn by the different characters. Of course, the entire series spanned a decade, so looks and styles varied. But while Roger Sterling’s style evolved, he was forever a rake, and never more so than the last series, set in 1970. You can’t underestimate the Mad Men effect – between 1998 and 2014, sales in suits doubled in the US, and the bespoke pieces, created by costume designer Janie Bryant, had a domino effect on the industry. Here are five looks from the last series that will soon be gone from the Sterling Cooper advertising agency, but must not be forgotten.