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Here come the robots: From Oxford University debates, to homework help

Robots. They might not be gearing up for world domination, but two recent developments in robotics are resulting in this tech becoming more useful and impactful on everyday life.

Layer x Airbus: Using smart textiles to improve the travel experience

Strategic design agency LAYER has collaborated with Airbus on a new concept for economy class seating that uses smart textiles for personalised comfort and wellbeing.

The robots are coming: new developments from delivery to valet parking and plant imitators

From Amazon Scout, to Gatwick airport's robot valets, this week has been key for some (almost) practical and commercial developments in robotics. Check out WGSN's highlights.

Baby tech booms at CES 2019

CES 2019 includes a wave of smart, sleek new gadgets and devices aimed at millennial mothers. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports from the showfloor

2019’s big growth area? Smart homes, waste reduction and keeping it simple

Smart home devices were among the hottest sellers for the Holiday season, but if you want to take advantage of consumer interest in new tech for the home in 2019, keeping it simple and functional is key. 

Asos moves early to launch voice shopping with Google as market is poised for growth

Asos has just become one of the earliest fashion retailers to launch voice with Google, so its customers can now browse the latest products across its top categories using just their voice. 

Collaboration: The future of fashion

WGSN hears from Bea Austin, Creative Director of RangeRoom, a visual collaboration tool for the fashion industry on the importance of collaboration for the industry's survival. 

Zegna’s XXX launch takes in experiential event and WeChat link-up

Luxury Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled a WeChat Interactive Partnership late last week, to celebrate the launch of its latest XXX collection, its more urban, relaxed offer.

Event to watch: UI/UX Conference China

Ahead of the 2018 UI/UX Conference China, WGSN caught up with Coco Yu, the conference organiser, to gain more insight into this upcoming tech event, and trends happening in China within this space.

Wearable tech: From Hilfiger Xplore, to Fossil smartwatches

The wearables opportunity is much wider than just watches, and a wider reach than fashion brands, too. Take a look at Hilfiger Xplore technology, and Fossil's latest smartwatch for BMW. WGSN reports.

China’s need to know video apps

Guest blogger Elisa Harca, Regional Director for Asia at Red Ant shares her insights on China's need to know video apps for 2018.

Digital religions: Faith in a technological future

Driven by a combination of scientific and technological progress, and by the post-truth contemporary mindset, a radical shift in religious preferences is unfolding across America and Europe. WGSN predicts how digital religion and godlike AI have the potential to respond to the human need for spirituality.