Apple Unveils “Breakthrough Home Speaker” To Rival Amazon And Google

Apple has revealed its voice-controlled HomePod speaker, a competitor to smart home devices Amazon Echo and Google Home. Apple announced the launch of HomePod today at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Siri-enabled speaker links up with the Apple Home app, allowing users to control their connected smart home devices by voice, without touching their…

A Warm Welcome: Japanese Beauty Brand Shiro Opens London Store

‘It is a competitive market,’ says Hiroe Imai, the founder of Japanese beauty brand Shiro, when asked why she chose London as the destination for Shiro’s first store outside of Japan. On the surface, expanding into a city that’s hardly short of luxury skin-care shops might seem like a risky venture, but when said business comes with a distinct Japanese heritage and 22 stores to its name,