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Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want...

Overpriced and underpowered, the Nokia 3310 is a feature phone for the hipster elite.

73% of luxury brands find maintaining exclusivity and aspiration on social...

Social influencers are at the forefront, shaping digital communications for the fashion and beauty industries, yet luxury brands are far from realising the full potential of influencer marketing, finds the new Fashion and Beauty Monitor report produced in association with Econsultancy. London, United Kingdom (17 May, 2017).

Fashion and Beauty Monitor, the leading influencer marketing and PR solutions provider for the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries, today released ‘The New Face of Luxuryrsquo; research report,... Source: RealWire

Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for...

If therersquo;s one thing we hate about Android phones, itrsquo;s the lack of regular and speedy updates for all but Googlersquo;s own Pixel series. Whenever a new version of Android comes out, even just a small one, it takes LG, Samsung, Sony, HTC, and everyone else months to push out an update to their latest smartphones.

And if you donrsquo;t have a flagship Android smartphone, yoursquo;re lucky to get an update at all.But a major change coming to Android O might make our hand-wringing a thing of the past.[ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorldrsquo;s in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office suite and the 38 best business-worthy apps for your Android device. ] In a post on its developerrsquo;s blog, Google unveiled a sneak peek at Project Treble, which it says is “the biggest change to the low-level system architecture of Android to date.” In a nutshell, it aims to significantly lessen the burden on third-party smartphone manufacturers so they can deliver updates in a timely fashion.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Three quarters of fashion retailers will invest in artificial intelligence over...

Drive to transform online sale performance will see AI investment focus on ‘online merchandising’ and personalisation to deliver ‘real time relevance’Two separate research studies, funded by Apptus and carried out by IMRG and Hive, have found that fashion retailers are planning significant investment in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next two years, as they seek to deliver the ‘real time relevant’ customer experiences that are vital to improving sales performance.An IMRG Benchmark study found that:52%... Source: RealWire

Knomo #LiveFree: A stylish tech backpack designed by non-techies

A backpack with wireless charging, Bluetooth tracking is neat—but they're lazily implemented.

COTTON USA partners with world leading university to support future textile...

11th APRIL 2017, London – COTTON USA is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with one of the world’s leading universities for textiles innovation and design to encourage future industry professionals to innovatively use U.S. cotton.
In partnership with Loughborough University, COTTON USA has launched its first Innovation Competition especially designed to support and showcase the future talent of the interior, fashion and textiles industries.COTTON USA’s Innovation Competition will run in partnership with the... Source: RealWire

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes.
Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner.

But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over...

Cheerleading company can get copyrights, pursue competitors, Supreme Court says

The high court ponders copyrighted uniforms, Van Gogh, and cat-shaped lamps.

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Every year, Intel is present at Fashion Week in New York, showing off how technology will change fashion.
It's an odd match, but the depth of technologies shown by Intel has changed every year.In previous years, Intel showed off cool bracelets, smart clothes, and an odd robotic spider dress by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht.
Intel's 2017 showcase was a lot different and more practical, sprinkling in retail technologies with otherworldly wearables.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Rejected! 3 lies sink tech contenders

Over the course of my IT career, I’ve hired a lot of people. My track record isn’t perfect, but overall I did pretty well in finding good candidates for the jobs.

But there have been lessons along the way.

For example, I’ve learned to never accept a resume at face value. Here are three stories to illustrate the point. It was the height of the dot-com era, and I worked for a large tech company that put me in charge of a joint venture with another large tech company.[ Get a $50 American Express gift card if we publish your tech story (anonymously, of course).
Send your true tale of hires gone awry or other memorable adventures in the tech trenches to offtherecord@infoworld.com. | Follow Off the Record on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter. ]
This venture was a small one, but it was a web-enabled business-to-consumer entity we’ll call “jointco,” and we were all excited.

During this time, our web-capable technicians were billed out, so I outsourced our web development to a small services firm, and we got up and running in fine fashion.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Gawker founder Nick Denton reflects on lawsuit that destroyed his company

Nick Denton also asks people to support Techdirt against the Ayyadurai libel lawsuit.