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NYC restaurants turn to Philippines-based remote cashiers to cut costs

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NYC restaurants turn to Philippines-based remote cashiers to cut costs

As New York City's restaurant industry grapples with soaring labour expenses, local chains are embracing innovative solutions to cut costs.
Retail : Technology : Food
Stat: The most liveable US city is not in North America

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Stat: The most liveable US city is not in North America

In its annual report on the world's most liveable cities, released in June 2023, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reveals that Honolulu (Hawai...
Europe : Hospitality : City
A fast food fish restaurant and embracing automation

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A fast food fish restaurant and embracing automation

Pink Fish offers quick seafood meals on the go, JD.com announces its first automated warehouse, London designers address the city’s toxic air levels.
Food : Technology : Travel
Nike+ is using AR to re-imagine the sneaker drop

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Nike+ is using AR to re-imagine the sneaker drop

New York – By pointing their camera at particular real-life objects, users of the SNKRS app can buy limited-edition products.
Digital : Fashion : Retail
Ai Weiwei’s Hansel & Gretel examines the rise of surveillance culture

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Ai Weiwei’s Hansel & Gretel examines the rise of surveillance culture

New York – The installation features a variety of tracking technologies.
Digital : Culture : Technology
New York unveils proposals to fight climate change

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New York unveils proposals to fight climate change

New York – The Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines report is aimed at influencing new design strategies for architects.
Architecture : Design : Sustainability
Without distraction

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Without distraction

New York – Caveday is a new pop-up event that aims to help professionals to be more productive in their working lives.
The Focus Filter : Workplace : Co-working
Mini A/D/O: Esther Bahne

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Mini A/D/O: Esther Bahne

The auto brand's new convergent space in Brooklyn, New York.
Civic Brands : Design : The Learning Economy
Live luxury

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Live luxury

London – Farfetch has unveiled the beta version of its Store of the Future concept.
Farfetch : Retail : Phygital
Playing fields

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Playing fields

New York ­– Tribeca Games has joined forces with Kill Screen to launch the Tribeca Games Festival.
Tribeca Film Festival : Intelligent Gaming : Video Games
Preview: In-situ Showrooms

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Preview: In-situ Showrooms

US – The stuffy showroom has evolved from a curated living space to a space where consumers can test the full functionality of products.
Home-tail : Retail Experience :  Showroom
In-situ Showrooms

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In-situ Showrooms

Home-tail has matured. The stuffy showroom has evolved from a curated living space to a space where consumers can test the full functionality of p...
Home-tail : Retail Experience :  Showroom
Gold standard

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Gold standard

New York ­­– Performance and lifestyle brand Rhone has launched GoldFusion, a gold-infused high-performance fabric nanotechnology.
Rhone : GoldFusion : Nanotechnology
A sweet cure

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A sweet cure

New York – Neurology-inspired restaurant Honeybrains serves dishes that aim to improve brain function.
Honeybrains : The Optimised Self : Dr Alon Seifan
Preview: Made in China

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Preview: Made in China

Global – The children of Chinese migrants, as well as those in mainland China, are beginning to re-assess their transnational identity, and giving ...
​Third Culture Kids : Made In China : Mindset
Made in China

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Made in China

In the era of third-stage globalisation, the children of Chinese migrants across the world are beginning to re-assess their transnational identity.
​Third Culture Kids : Made In China : Mindset
Sweet success

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Sweet success

North America – Enlightenment Wines is sweetening nights out in New York with its new mead bar, Honey’s.
Honey's : Neo-Tolkeinism : Tolkien Tipples
Wearable warning

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Wearable warning

New York – Clothing label Aerochromics has released a line of three reactive t-shirts that can detect pollutants and airborne hazards.
Pollution : Wearable Tech : New York City
Success story

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Success story

New York – Opening a second location in the city, with a third already planned, vegan eatery By Chloe has found the perfect formula.
Vegan : New York City : Fast Casual
 Fare deal

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Fare deal

New York – The Independent Drivers Guild enables Uber workers to organise and air their grievances.
The Independent Drivers Guild : Uber : Backlash Brands
Commuter cuisine

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Commuter cuisine

New York – TurnStyle is a new food hall that aims to bring quality food to commuters.
New York City : Underground : Subway
Aloha Raw

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Aloha Raw

Move over sushi, step aside ceviche, poke is the hottest (coldest) new raw fish dish in town.
Hawaii : Los Angeles : Hawaiian Food
Apple fashion

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Apple fashion

New York – Apple is backing this year’s technology-themed Met Gala in support of its fashion-focused wearables strategy.
Apple : Wearable Tech : Fashion Futures
Good housekeeping

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Good housekeeping

New York – Some 16 luxury hotels have joined forces in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.
Hospitality : Whole System Thinking : New York City
Future calling

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Future calling

New York – The government is beta testing wifi-enabled kiosks that will eventually replace public pay phones across the city.
LinkNYC : CityBridge : Mayor De Blasio
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