Tiffany & Co, they Are Still In

As European, we have seen America very differently in recent years than before. Much has changed. And usually not positive. Ook wanneer het gaat om klimaat veranderingen. Although it is so obvious what is going on that it is still denied. We think its bizar. What happened to the country where so many innovations came from? Little is left of the iconic American auto industry, you cannot live on old successes, no matter how beautiful the V8 engines are.

Now, more than ever, it’s time to go all in. It’s time to invest in a 100% clean energy economy. We believe that our company and the global economy will be stronger in a low-carbon future, which is why we have pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and increase climate resilience by 2025. 

Tiffany & Co

How nice it is to find out that there are companies that do innovate, and do not put their heads in the sand. On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, American jeweler Tiffany & Co. is proud to join the call for a national mobilization on climate and recovery.

It is not the first time that Yakymour is proud of Tiffany & Co because they stand up for what is right, and do right. For that, we love Tiffany & Co.! Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin Design Reveal

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin Interior

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has revealed an inside look at the interior of its SpaceshipTwo model, also known as VSS Unity. The craft has been designed in collaboration with London-based agency Seymourpowell, and is intended to create ‘a level of intimacy required for personal discovery and transformation’ to each of the six astronauts on the flight.

This cabin has been designed specifically to allow thousands of people like you and me to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely – and that is incredibly exciting.

Richard Branson

One stand-out feature of the cabin is seats, which feature a 3D knit designed by Under Armour and a pilot-controlled recline mechanism to help passengers manage G-forces. This reclining function also creates an ‘unrestricted float zone’ so that astronaut’s can enjoy weightlessness in zero gravity.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Seats Rotated Back In Space

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Seats In Space

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Seats Detailing

Elsewhere, multi-color LED lights surround the ‘Halo’ windows, while all lighting will switch off as the Earth comes into view, while 16 cabin cameras will create high-definition images to be used for Instagram posts and personal movies. Additionally, a large circular mirror sits at the rear of the aircraft, allowing passengers to view themselves as they experience weightlessness.

Speaking about the design, Richard Branson explained that, “This cabin has been designed specifically to allow thousands of people like you and me to achieve the dream of spaceflight safely – and that is incredibly exciting”. The Virgin Galactic CEO, Michael Colglazier, added that the cabin “will both facilitate and elevate a uniquely profound and transformational journey for the thousands who will fly”.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin In Payload Configuration

Virgin Galactic Seat Back Detailing

Join a virtual walkthrough of SpaceShipTwo Unity’s cabin, curated by their design team. Want to fly to space with them? Join their community of Spacefarers to take One Small Step towards reserving your seat on their flights.

Take a look at the SpaceshipTwo cabin in the pictures above, while the design can also be experienced through an AR-enabled mobile app. Come into the beautiful world of Virgin Galactic.





MyHeritage Photo Enhancer Brings Blurred Images Into Clear Focus



At MyHeritage, their passion is to help people connect with their family histories. Earlier this year, they introduced MyHeritage In Color™, a groundbreaking new technology to bring your old family photos to life through colorization. On June 12, they took it a step further by introducing the game-changing MyHeritage Photo Enhancer: a tool that enhances photos by bringing blurry faces into sharp focus. When combined, MyHeritage In Color™ and the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer can reveal your ancestors as you’ve never seen them before. Developed by creators of the Remini mobile application, intended to help enhance old family pictures, but it can obviously be used on just about any type of photo.

Photo Enhancer uses machine learning to upscale pixels that appear in blurred images, bringing them into clear focus. The technology gives its best guess on what the faded content looks like through algorithmic simulations. The results could sometimes end up inaccurate but they appear to function at a reasonable level for most of the time. It works on both color and black and white photos, with a rendering time of roughly four to six seconds. Those who have physical photos, can scan them with MyHeritage’s mobile app, which will allow users to upload photos and enhance them in a single tap.

MyHeritage’s Photo Enhancer is currently free to use on the company’s website.





NASA Will Pay You to Isolate Yourself for Eight Months in a Mars Simulation


If social distancing hasn’t phased you at all, you might be exactly the type of person NASA is looking for for its upcoming simulation, but you must be fluent in both English ànd Russian.

Thanks to proximity and relatively similar conditions as Earth, Mars has long been on the list of planets humans are endeavoring to visit, if not colonize. At the same time, since the birth of the Space Force, the U.S. has also expressed its intentions to return to the Moon.

The research will be conducted to study the effects of isolation and confinement as participants work to successfully complete their simulated space mission.


Working towards these two goals, NASA is now recruiting people for an isolation simulation, where a crew of supposed spacefarers will spend eight months locked in a fake spaceship, using virtual reality and carrying out different assigned tasks. In particular, they’re searching for healthy, non-smaking candidates aged between 30 and 55 who are fluent in both English and Russian – as the simulation will take place in Moscow – and must have either at least a Bachelor’s degree or have completed military officer training. Of course, those selected will also be compensated financially.

For those interested in participating, you can head over to NASA’s page to learn more. Come into the beautiful world of NASA.




Facebook is set to hide the number of likes to protect user well-being


Earlier this year, Instagram started to cut off its most addictive feature yet: the number of double-tapping likes you get on your posts. With an aim to boost users’ wellbeing, it seems like there’s another social media platform following in Instagram’s footsteps, and rightfully so.

In a bid to boost users’ wellbeing, Facebook will start hiding likes on posts…  They’ve already begun testing the new feature.

Facebook (which actually owns Instagram) has announced that its users will no longer see the number of likes, reactions or video views on other people’s posts, however, comments will remain public.

“We’ve had really positive feedback from a lot of the anti-bullying groups and mental health organisations that we work with,” Mia Garlick, Facebook’s director of policy in Australia, told the Guardian. “It really is just taking that number out of the equation, so that people can focus on the quality of their interactions and the quality of the content rather than on the number of likes or reactions.”

There’s are indications the likes trial will be made permanent and that it will be rolled out globally.





The age of the influencer might be coming to an end

Influencer marketing has boomed in popularity because it leverages the dedicated following of social media influencers to reach targeted audiences. Advertisers are estimated to spend $2.3 billion in Instagram influencer marketing in 2020.

Instagram is almost single-handedly responsible for the rise of the influencer, and yet it is now reportedly considering changing the platform in a way that would seriously impact the influencer industry.

According to TechCrunch, the social media giant is testing hiding likes from public view. That’s right – you may no longer be able to see how many likes a picture has received which would put a serious dent in the business model of influencers who use those metrics as leverage to sell posts.


Instagram confirmed the news saying it is testing the feature because it wants “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get”.

We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets.


That’s how Instagram describes a seemingly small design change test with massive potential impact on users’ well-being.

Narcissism, envy spiraling and low self-image can all stem from staring at Like counts. They’re a constant reminder of the status hierarchies that have emerged from social networks. For many users, at some point it stopped being fun and started to feel more like working in the heart mines.

If it goes ahead, likes will still be visible to the person who owns the account though the public will only be able to see a handful of handles that have liked the image. It is believed that the move is in response to growing concerns over the impact the app has on mental health. When asked about the change, Instagram told TechCrunch, “exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about”.

If Instagram rolls out the feature, it could put the emphasis back on sharing art and self-expression, not trying to win some popularity contest. Does this mean the age of the influencer is finally coming to an end? We’re certainly entering unchartered (and very interesting) waters. Watch this space.





Instagram is going to start banning fake followers and paid-for likes


Instagram is littered with accounts whose followers are made up of paid-for bots and fake comments, but not for much longer. In the wake of similar crackdowns on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has announced that it will begin banning paid-for likes and followers in the coming weeks.

Recently, we’ve seen accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience. Every day people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions. It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity.


In a post on its website overnight, Instagram has announced that it will begin to crack down on inauthentic activity. The social media platform has been taking down fake accounts since at least 2014, but this is the first time it’s publicly discussed removing fake likes from posts. To help combat this, the company says it has ‘built machine learning tools to help identify accounts’ that buy followers and likes.

Recently, we’ve seen accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience. People come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions. It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity.


Taking a number of steps to limit this kind of unwelcome behavior, accounts that will be identified using these services will receive an in-app message alerting them that they have removed the inauthentic likes, follows and comments given by their account to others. Older posts won’t be affected however for those who have purchased any of the above, the newer posts will show a significantly lessened number of likes and comments making it fairly obvious they’ve previously dabbled in paid-for engagement. They will also be asked the to secure their account by changing their password. People who use these types of apps share their username and password, and their accounts are sometimes used by third-party apps for inauthentic likes, follows and comments.

Anyone willing to pay for fake followers doesn’t deserve your attention, and Instagram should not hold back from terminating their accounts if they don’t stop.

With social media being this generation’s great source of revenue-earning, being ethical and authentic in how you use it, especially as an ‘influencer’ has never been more important. Still thinking of buying followers? We advise you don’t!!

Looks like it’s going to be a very interesting few weeks ahead!




La Roche-Posay Releases My Skin Track UV Wearable Technology



Better looking skin starts with healthy habits, and that’s why La Roche-Posay continues its commitment to skin and sun-safety research and innovation.

Consider that more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined.

Back in 2016, the L’Oréal-owned brand introduced the first ever stretchable skin sensor to monitor UV exposure, My UV Patch. At the time, subsequent consumer studies showed a significant increase in sun-safe behaviors of those who used the patch (34% applying sunscreen more often, and 37% seeking shade more frequently).


Today, La Roche-Posay goes one step further and introduces My Skin Track UV, which is the first battery-free wearable electronic device to measure UV exposure! The innovative button-sized gadget is equipped with a super-precise sensor that measures individual UV levels. The connectable device is paired with a companion app (available only for iOS devices) that tracks the wearer’s exposure to known environmental hazards, such as pollution, pollen, and humidity, offering personalized tips and skincare recommendations regarding the health and safety of their skin! The app also calculates your max sun-stock, which is your own, personalized, maximum daily allowance of UV exposure, based on your skin tone and the UV index!

Created by L’Oreal’s leading skincare brand La Roche-Posay, the precise sensor measures individual UV levels, and the companion app also tracks exposure to pollution, pollen and humidity.

My Skin Track UV is designed to seamlessly integrate into daily lives and routines of its wearers, measuring both UVA and UVB exposure. The sensor is activated by the sun, and programmed to share information with the user’s smartphone via NFC. The app integrates with Apple HealthKit and provides instant status updates while storing up to three months of data.

Watch the video from La Roche-Posay

The waterproof sensor is 12mm wide and 6mm high, and has a wire clip that can be used to attach it to clothing and accessories. The My Skin Track UV is available exclusively at select Apple Stores and, and retails for $59.95.





Pioneering sun protection

My UV Patch, L’Oréal sun protection revolution, has hit the market. Discover how they’ve been a suncare game-changer for 70 years.


If a few years ago someone had told you that some day a blue and white heart-shaped sticker 2.5 cm across would one day help protect you from UV rays, you’d probably have told them they’d been sitting in the sun too long.

Yet that day has arrived: this January the My UV Patch from La Roche-Posay, one of L’Oréal Group’s skin-care brands, was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Just half the thickness of a strand of hair , about 50 microns , this ultra-thin stretchable sensor contains photosensitive dyes that change colour depending on how much UV radiation it’s exposed to. Snap a picture of it using the accompanying app and it will tell you if you’ve been sitting in the sun too long (without implying that you’re crazy).


But back when the closest thing to a wearable device that could help limit your UV exposure was a pair of sunglasses, L’Oréal was already forging a path towards a bright and sunny future. In 1935, observing that sunkissed skin was now à la mode among French consumers, the group’s founder Eugène Schueller developed and launched Ambre Solaire: the world’ s first sun protection oil, the only tanning oil to contain a sun filter. It was soon a must-have product for French beach-goers enjoying their very first paid vacation in the summer of 1936.


From a protection oil to a wearable electronic patch… Could anyone have imagined that this would be the story of suncare? 80 years of innovation spearheaded by L’Oréal

 Lancaster Sun Timer App


Lancaster has launched an app designed to help consumers remember to reapply their sunscreen.

You don’t have to be a factor 50-wearing ginger to need Lancaster’s Sun Timer app. The sun takes no prisoners. If you don’t respect it, you’ll frazzle. The Sun Timer app monitors users levels of sun exposure and recommends when to reapply SPF using a specifically developed timer. This app that works worldwide, lets you indicate your location, SPF level and how you typically tan based on your skin type, and provides you with an ideal exposure time.


When that time runs out, the app will notify you to remind you to reapply your sun cream or find shade. If you plan on sunbathing, Sun Timer is an essential companion.

After applying lotion, the user is shown a timer counting down to their next application. An alarm and pop-up message alert the user when they need to reapply sunscreen. When the user has reached their maximum level of sun exposure, the app will advise them to go indoors to reduce their risk of burning.


Lancaster’s app differs from other similar offerings that measure the user’s exposure based on the number of hours individuals should be in the sun before reapplication. This new app uses an algorithm based on dynamic sun intensity determined every minute and the real SPF of the sun product applied. The Lancaster Sun Timer App is able to calculate exposure levels on an individual basis.

The app will be available to download for free on IOS and Android devices later this month and is said to work almost anywhere in the world. Users will also be able to scan a QR code to download the app directly.