By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! From VR sports equipment to the future of e-commerce, here are some of our favorite articles from last week to get you back into the swing of working:

These VR Fitness Startups Want To Give You An IRL Beach Body | Rina Raphael: Summer is almost here! But getting to the gym (or digging your treadmill out from under that laundry pile) can be such a drag, you know? To help you get over the exercise blahs, some exercise equipment manufacturers are integrating virtual reality tech into their own equipment. You can get all the joy of playing video games while actually sweating it out in a gym.

pexels-photo-207580Consumer Reports to Begin Evaluating Products, Services for Privacy and Data Security | Consumer Reports: Hacked technology has been in the news pretty frequently lately. At the same time, there’s a greater push towards connected products, from fridges that let you peek inside while you’re at the grocery to doors that can lock themselves. To keep moving with the times, Consumer Reports has announced that they will begin to include data security and privacy in their testing. They’ve worked with cybersecurity experts to create the necessary tests.

M-Commerce Will Dominate E-Comm This Year: eMarketer | Lisa Johnston: E-commerce  has undeniably been growing the last few years. And with more and more people using mobile phones for every day computing purposes, it stands to reason that “m-commerce”, or shopping from a mobile phone, will also be on the rise. Predictions show phenomenal growth for 2017, so wise retailers will make their mobile sites enticing for potential customers.

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