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New Segway transforms into a cute robot companion when you’re not riding it

Intel and Ninebot partner to create a self-balancing object which becomes a voice-recognising pal at the touch of a button<p>In the past, the Segway has often been, well, a little laughed at, if not ridiculed – the personal transportation devices are most often seen with a horde of slightly overweight …

Robotics

Apple registers car-related web addresses as vehicle rumours gather speed

Apple has laid claim to a number of car-related domain names as self-driving car rumours gain credence<p>Apple has registered three car-related domain names, adding fuel to the fire of speculation the technology giant is poised to reveal a driverless car.<p>The company has put its name to apple.car, …

Obama turns to tech with new gun measures

President Barack Obama’s turn to new technology to help curb gun violence has some tech and firearms experts skeptical of how much those efforts will move the needle.<p>The executive actions Obama outlined this week lean heavily on steps like modernizing the background check system, with help from the …

Feng Shui 101: How to Harmonize Your Home in the New Year

The New Year brings with it an opportunity for a fresh start for you and your space. Everything in your home—the thoughtfully selected patterned rug, those cool pendant lamps—is a reflection of yourself, so it’s no wonder that a calm home reflects, and reinforces, a calm self. And who couldn’t use …

The NYC Fitness Studios and Gyms Opening in 2016: An Exhaustive List

As the end of 2015 approaches and 2016 sits on the horizon, we're taking a look back at the most notable shopping news of this year and looking forward to what's to come in the next — it's the Year in Racked.<p>You thought 2015 had some good new gyms? Then you (and New York City) should be pumped for …

Are Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Back Together?

They were spotted partying together in Miami on Sunday.<p><b>Update, 12/30:</b> Despite reports that Bella Hadid and The Weeknd have separated, the duo were spotted partying together to celebrate The Weekend's manager's birthday in Miami on Sunday night. "They were having a good time. They partied until 7 …

Judd Apatow's Netflix Sitcom ‘Love’ Is Coming to Rescue You From Valentine's Day

While Aziz Ansari's <i>Master of None</i> kept everyone distracted from the pressures of dating during the holidays, and alternatively, the more arduous struggle of being <i>single</i> during the holidays, Judd Apatow's new sitcom is here to rescue us from Valentine's Day. <i>Love,</i> a ten-episode comedy series starring …

"Out of the Woods" Taylor Swift Will Haunt Your Wildest Dreams

The first look at the video is straight out of a horror film.<p>Tonight, Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" music video will premiere on<i>New Year's Rockin' Eve</i> as the singer's last gift to 2015 (or first gift to 2016, depending on what time the vid actually drops). Taylor shared the first look last …

Here's Justin Bieber Giving You a Romantic Acoustic Serenade

♫ "I'm the one you wake up thinkin' about..."♫<p>You know when you go on vacation and there's always that one friend who decides to bring a guitar? Justin Bieber is that friend. He's away on a holiday trip somewhere tropical (with Hailey Baldwin) and, naturally, whipped out his 6-string for a moonlit, …

Why Kylie Jenner Always Poses With Her Fingers on Her Lips in Photos

It isn't just a trick for likes.<p>Scroll through Kylie Jenner's Instagram or spend about one second on her Snapchat, and you'll notice she often poses with her hand touching her mouth. This isn't a totally random thing, she tells ELLE UK: There's a reason behind it. "I was so insecure about my lips. …

The Best Instagram Filters for Every Beauty Complaint

The holidays should officially be known as the season of picture-taking. It’s the time of year that it’s acceptable (and expected) that we have our …

Makeup

Harry Styles Has Lost the Will to Selfie

Harry Styles likes to vacation here and there. After all, he needs some well-earned time off from being a secret endorser of Gucci floral and geometric patterned suits and needed to put that bright white wide-rimmed fedora to good use. During his latest crusade to Anguilla with rumored ex-beau and …

Miami's Biggest Gym Openings of 2015

Miami doesn't have the reputation of having the most beautiful people for nothing. We work hard to stay fit, and 2016 promises to be the year you finally ride out that "get in shape" resolution way past the first week of January. Why? Well, thank to all the great fitness options that have blossomed …

Step Up Your Style with a Pair of Statement Socks

Change up your style in one easy step with the help of a statement sock. These accessories are now being seen in fashion-forward ways, from glittery …

Vogue's best hotels of 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Soho House in Istanbul and the Three Vallées in Courchevel, to Phum Baitang in Siem Reap and the Montana in Paris, we've …

Travel

12 Winter White Staples That Look Super Classy

There’s no other time during the year that white looks more stunning than in the wintertime. Maybe it’s because we’re obsessed with all-things snow or maybe it’s because set against the traditional darker colors of the season, white looks all the more crisp, clean and classy. To buff up your …

Clothing

Beyoncé’s Stylist Invented a Phone Case With Built-in Selfie Lighting

Stylist Ty Hunter has worked with Beyoncé for the past 17 years, but his new project is a phone case with its own built-in lighting so mere mortals can post selfies with a Beyoncé-level glow.<p>The Ty-Lite case has a frame of LED-lights that are meant to work with the phone's front-facing camera. …

Taylor Swift Sported Kanye's Sold-Out Kicks at This Model-Faved Sweat Studio

This week's best celebrity sightings.<p>From parading her superstar friends on stage to her VS Angel-filled Insta snaps, Taylor Swift is clearly the queen of FOMO-inducing moments. Sneakerheads now have a reason to envy the singer, who was spotted in Kanye West's sold-out Adidas kicks today.<p>The pop …

7 Tops to Convince You That You Need Flared Sleeves in Your Life

Yes, sleeves can have trends, too. These days, it's all about the statement sleeve cut in exaggerated silhouettes (think: bell, flared, and lantern) …

Clothing

Start 2016 Off on a Glamorous Note With These 10 Exquisite Cocktail Rings

Sometimes you want to pile on the jewels: a cluster of bracelets, six hoops along your earlobe, or a tangle of vintage necklaces. Other times, you want just one superspecial piece—like a cocktail ring. Because if you’ve got a thirteen-carat cabochon emerald on your finger, what else do you really …

The 10 Best White Paint Colors

A white wall is timeless. Depending on the room, it can read as classic or contemporary; depending on the tint, it can read as warm or cool; and ultimately it is the perfect backdrop in just about any space. No longer relegated to rental spaces or just molding, white paint is taking center stage in …

You Can Do: Cold Weather Running

I love to run. But every year, it's the same lame story: I work out like a fiend all fall and then winter comes, nudging me into a coma as soon as …

Weather

Rihanna and Rita Ora Do OTT Glamour for New Year’s Eve

It’s said that how one starts the new year sets the tone for things to come. And last night, A-listers across the globe put on their finest for the NYE countdown. But leave it to the music world’s most daring dressers, Rihanna and Rita Ora, to raise the bar on that idea, and ring in 2016 with …

Turns Out Dressing Like Gigi Hadid Is Cheaper Than You'd Think

All it takes is a bomber jacket and a little confidence.<p>The holiday season is over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop shopping. In fact, now is the time to scoop up some great deals.<p>If you're looking for an affordable and versatile jacket, look no further than Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid's …