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 the smart tech in the bathroom to the psychology behind new exercise equipment, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Tech Brings More Luxury and Convenience to the Bathroom | Erin Carlyle: You might think that the bathroom would be the last bastion against connected technology in the home, but that’s not at all the case. Beyond merely bringing phones into the room, everything from smart toilets to connected showers and smart mirrors are making their way to the market.

ShopTalk 2019 Quick Hits: 7 Takeaways From The Retail Tech Show | Robin Raskin: It’s not just homeowners who are investing in connected technology. Retailers are finding new and inventive ways to use AI and other tech solutions to delight consumers and streamline operations. Whether it’s using AI to pinpoint the exact item a customer wants to robots keeping track of inventory, there are a plethora of solutions available to retailers these days.

Psychologists explain why at-home exercise machines like Peloton have what it takes to keep people moving | Rani Molla: At-home exercise equipment is exciting again! With tech-savvy startups like Peloton and Tonal winning over consumers, they’re leveraging tools like AR and social media to help make their products “sticky”, which helps customers continue to use their exercise equipment regularly.

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