The BBC is launching its first AR app, designed to turn your living room into a museum

The BBC is launching its first AR app, designed to turn your living room into a museum

The BBC is partnering with leading museums to bring a range of historical artefacts to audiences and Licence Fee payers via a new augmented reality app. Developed by BBC Research & Development and Nexus Studios, the app supports the broadcaster’s new landmark arts and culture series, Civilisations, in which it’s teamed up with more than […]

Moët & Chandon uncorks Valentine’s Day Snapchat game

Moët & Chandon uncorks Valentine’s Day Snapchat game

Moët & Chandon, the champagne brand owned by LVMH, returns to Snapchat for a mobile campaign scheduled to run from Valentine’s Day through Mother’s Day, according to AdExchanger. The “Love Unconventional” effort seeks to engage users with a mobile game that was first introduced for a holiday promotion leading up to New Year’s Eve. The […]

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel’s own take on smart glasses has been unveiled. It’s called Vaunt, and where Google Glass failed to blend into the designer crowd of eyewear, Intel’s attempt mostly nails that endeavor. Vaunt looks just like regular frames and a big part of that accomplishment stems from the fact that Intel’s glasses aren’t like Google’s discontinued […]

Grab joins hands with Red Cross to support those in need across Southeast Asia

Grab joins hands with Red Cross to support those in need across Southeast Asia

Grab and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced a partnership to raise additional funds for supporting vulnerable communities, including those affected by disasters. The collaboration between the world’s largest humanitarian network and Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform will enable Grab users to convert their […]

Alipay sends eight Chinese tourists on a cashless experiment in Finland

Alipay sends eight Chinese tourists on a cashless experiment in Finland

A group of eight Chinese travellers have concluded a cashless journey to Finland, with all transactions, from booking flights, making local retail purchases in Helsinki and dining out throughout their trip, made with their Alipay accounts. This has made Finland the first country outside China where Alipay users can make all payments with their smartphones […]

Nike’s app is rewarding members for staying active

Nike’s app is rewarding members for staying active

Nike has begun rewarding its NikePlus members for the amount they workout, with rewards including exclusive products, access music playlists and subscriptions, guided meditation, and fitness classes. Rewards on offer come from Nike’s partners in the form of Apple Music, Headspace, and ClassPass. By completing workouts, NikePlus members can unlock curated Nike playlists on Apple […]

Sprint introduces ‘Evelyn’ – an AI who doesn’t mince her words

Sprint introduces ‘Evelyn’ – an AI who doesn’t mince her words

Sprint has introduced the world to “Evelyn,” a highly intelligent robot and star of its Super Bowl LII commercial. The 60-second commercial, which ran in the first quarter, is titled “Evelyn” and captures her making smart, rational decisions and questioning her human creator’s choice of wireless carrier. He just happens to be on Verizon. Evelyn […]

YouTube’s UK viewership stagnates as platform nears saturation point, according to eMarketer

YouTube’s UK viewership stagnates as platform nears saturation point, according to eMarketer

More than 90% of digital video viewers in the UK regularly visit YouTube and its viewership is nearing saturation point, according to a report from eMarketer. YouTube’s prevalence across the Google platform and its easy integration across other content platforms has helped contribute to its rise. This year, 40.4 million people, or six out of […]

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