If you thought $1,000 was outrageous for an iPhone or Android device, you're in for a nasty surprise in 2019. Thanks to Apple and Samsung phones like the iPhone XS and Galaxy Note 9, $999 is the new normal. And that's only the starting price. Level up your storage and phones become more costly still. For example, if you want an iPhone XS with 512GB storage capacity, you'll pay 35 percent more ($1,349). Let's not even get started with the iPhone XS Max.While there are certain conditions nudging prices higher, some massive changes will build on these still-rising costs, making certain phones in 2019 even more expensive. 5G phones and foldable designs seen in the upcoming "Galaxy X" will be cutting-edge, but they won't be cheap.This new wave of higher prices for top-tier devices is part of a larger trend that affects the prices of most phone brands, including Google, Huawei and OnePlus. As phone makers struggle against costlier components like more powerful chipsets … [Read more...] about Why your iPhone and Android phone will cost more in 2019
2019 beauty trends
This time last year, The Glow Up was but a babe, just learning to strut these beauty and fashion journalism streets in our brand new heels. One awards season, two fashion months, countless beauty and fashion drops, collabs, controversies and awards later, we’ve had ample time to consider our favorite moments, products and influencers of 2018. With that in mind, we’ve compiled several lists of our personal favorite black-owned beauty and hair brands, fashion lines, red carpet moments, influencers and Glow Up goddesses of the year, which we’ll be running for the remainder of the week, as we prepare for the last two holidays before ushering in some new energy in 2019. To start? Some of our favorite beauty products, innovations and lines of 2018. (Note: These are not necessarily products or lines that originated in 2018—just our favorites of the year!) Beauty Best Foundation No shade (or 40), but for us, it’s not Fenty. While this brand may not have 40 shades … [Read more...] about How We Got That Glow: What Were the Glow Up’s Favorite Black-Owned Beauty and Hair Finds of 2018?
Featured stories How one hacked laptop led to an entire network being compromised How self-driving tractors, AI, and precision agriculture will save us from the impending food crisis What makes Microsoft tick? Facebook Portal video chat device is 25% off for a limited time Constant disruption -- from politics to the environment -- has affected our attitudes and behaviors, and 2019 looks to throw a few more surprises according to a new trend report. The Innovation Group's annual trend report, Future 100 outlines the trends and changes to watch in 2019. It shows a glimpse of what is to come and what is important across individual sectors for 2019 including culture, tech and innovation, travel, food and drink, brands, beauty, retail, luxury, health, and lifestyle. Also: Digital transformation in 2019: Lessons learned the hard way Lucie Greene, Director of JWT Innovation has outlined some of the tech trends and innovations predicted to be talked about in 2019 So what … [Read more...] about What’s next for 2019? 9 tech and innovation trends
This has been a fairly dark year, well epitomized by the muted, almost sinister purple shade Pantone chose for its 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. But for 2019, the color forecasters apparently think we have more to look forward to, since they debuted a significantly more optimistic hue at the opening of Art Basel Miami on Wednesday: “Living Coral.” “The overriding influence [this year] was the environment,” Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone’s color consulting unit, told Quartz. “Top of mind was the arresting beauty we see in nature and the importance of preserving the environment…Think of coral reefs, they provide shelter and sustenance to marine life and here we are watching them disappear.” The setting for the announcement really couldn’t have been better; after all, is there anywhere coral is more at home than Miami, Florida? (Seriously. The opening credits of Miami Vice are flashing through my head as I type … [Read more...] about New Life? Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Is ‘Living Coral’
It’s one of the first questions about any major royal appearance or event, with entire websites dedicated to answering it as quickly as possible: But what was she wearing? While many no doubt write off the fascination with the wardrobes of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton as frivolous, their outfits have a major impact on the fashion industry. And given how tight-lipped Buckingham Palace is, clothing choices are some of the best insights we have into how the young royals are shaping their images. Ultimately, fashion is a microcosm of how any individual member of the family walks the line between public role and private person—something to remember when Meghan Markle steps out wearing a smart ladies’ tux. Serendipitously, just as Harry and Meghan announced their engagement, the wonderful Fashion Museum in Bath, England, was already working on a pertinent exhibition: Royal Women, which looks at the fashions worn by generations of Windsors. They have beautiful New Look … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle Aside, the Royals Have Set Fashion Trends for Centuries