By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From AR shopping in more smartphones to looming tariffs on Chinese goods, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Millennials couldn’t be more different from their grandparents | Michael Grothaus: To be honest, the constant comparisons between Millennials and Baby Boomers can get a little old. Pew research recently turned the formula on its side though, and compared Millennials to their grandparents’ generation: The Silent Generation. From women in higher education, to where they choose to live, to when (or even if) they choose to marry, the two generations look very different.

Wayfair launches Android augmented reality app using Google’s ARCore | Monica Chin: While e-tailers using augmented reality isn’t exactly a new thing, many AR shopping apps have been iOS only, using Apple’s ARKit. However, e-tailers like Wayfair, Ikea, and Amazon are starting to use the Android-friendly ARCore that Google developed, which will open up AR shopping to more smartphone users.

Trump Hits $50 Billion of China Goods Amid Fears of Trade War | Andrew Mayeda and Toluse Olorunnipa: Consumer technology may be getting a price increase for both manufacturers and consumers. In a continuance of his “America First” promise, President Trump is seeking to levy tariffs on more than $50 billion of Chinese goods coming into the United States. This comes in addition to planned tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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