Tempo Top Five : Jan 16
We find, we think, we share : links that caught our eye.
This week’s Tempo Top Five features the latest consumer tech from CES 2018, a startup using Airbnb to power first home buyer mortgages, plus an ad from IKEA that requires bodily fluids to activate…
1. Startup helps you buy a house in return for Airbnb revenue
Seattle-based startup Loftium has come up with a way of helping first home buyers get into the city’s tough property market. Loftium will give buyers the necessary down-payment – in return for them renting out a room via Airbnb until the cost is covered.
2. Six ways that new technology will revolutionise shopping
…and following on from the previous story, WIRED UK takes a look at how technology will revolutionise retail, with a raft of brands set to embrace tech to create the ultimate shopping experience. From virtual reality stores to AI personal shopping assistance, there’s plenty for retail to be positive about.
3. The best gadgets from CES 2018
This year’s consumer technology extravaganza is filled with drones, robots and artificial intelligence. Here are just a few of the gadgets causing a stir. They may not all be practical – but they all have visitors tweeting how they really, really want them.
4. Smart glasses enable blind people to see
eSight is a new smart glasses product that allows blind people to see. The headset features a live feed which is enhanced and displayed on a pair of OLED screens, giving the partially blind user the equivalent of 20/20 vision.
5. IKEA wants you to pee on its latest ad
This is the kind of clickbait ad agencies dream up just so people talk about them. So, let’s talk about it. This ad from IKEA’s Swedish agency features a built-in pregnancy test which readers can actually use – by peeing on it. If the results are positive, IKEA will give the reader a discount on a crib…