Where do your clothes really come from? Rebecca Minkoff turns to blockchain to find out

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Rebecca Minkoff’s newest brand Little Minkoff has blockchain technology on the backend to ensure that products are ethically and sustainably made. Designer Rebecca Minkoff and her brother Uri are well-known for incorporating new technologies into the fashion company they’ve built together . They’re at it again with the launch of their newest brand, a kid’s label called Little Minkoff . Read Full Story

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The Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 computer inside a keyboard. Here’s where to buy it

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The newest Raspberry Pi mini-computer includes everything but the monitor. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is making its cheap mini-computers a little less intimidating with the Raspberry Pi 400 . The new $70 computer comes built into a compact keyboard that plugs into any TV or external monitor. For $100, the computer comes bundled with a MicroSD card, wired mouse, and MicroHDMI to HDMI cable, so all you need to supply is the screen. The computer is available now through several retailers that Raspberry Pi links to from its website . Read Full Story

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Your new Levi’s will now be part old, recycled Levi’s

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The products use a new material called Circulose, that’s made from reconstituted cotton from old jeans combined with wood pulp. When you wear the newest pair of Levi’s, you’ll also be wearing someone’s old Levis: they’re partially made from old, recycled jeans. They’re also fully circular: When they eventually wear out, they can be recycled again into new material for new jeans, using the same innovative technology, developed by a Swedish startup called Renewcell, that was used to produce them. Read Full Story

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Nintendo’s newest Mario Kart is the best video game you never knew you wanted to play

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Okay, so we got a little excited by a trailer. But hear us out. By now, Nintendo has made exactly 87,493,029 versions of Mario Kart since the game was first introduced in 1992 for the Super Nintendo. (Okay, the company has really made 13—which is still a lot!) But a new sequel coming this fall to the Nintendo Switch changes the formula in an enticing way, thanks to super experimental UX. Read Full Story

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Why Netflix built its first global brand campaign around one of the most hated parts of its UX

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In its first-ever global campaign, the streaming giant aims to make its brand feel like more than just the place you binge. So far this week, Netflix has announced an upcoming doc on K-pop sensations Blackpink and released a stylishly creepy trailer for the newest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca , and CEO Reed Hastings launched his new book on the company’s culture of reinvention . Read Full Story

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You don’t know Netflix as well as you think—and this podcast hopes to fix that

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Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network take its ‘Land of the Giants’ series to season two with “The Netflix Effect” to explore how Netflix is disrupting Hollywood, changing how we watch TV, and its future. Just a little over a month after America began shutting down due to coronavirus, and social distancing became the newest cultural buzzword, Netflix reported its first-quarter earnings. The company added almost 16 million new subscribers globally, more than double the 7.2 million analysts had expected, its biggest three-month gain since launching its streaming service 13 years ago. Read Full Story

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