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Olympia Le-Tan: Schoolgirl Antics

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Paris Fashion Week Day Four<p>“We don’t need no education,” the famous Pink Floyd lyric, was written in chalk on …

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.<p>With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut …

Apple Woes Take a Bite Out of the Stock Market

U.S. stocks dropped significantly Thursday with the major indexes logging their worst session in nearly two months, as Apple fell on smartphone …

Did Alibaba IPO mark a top for stocks?

There's an old saying on Wall Street that nobody rings a bell at a market top. But the eight Alibaba customers who rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last Friday — the day the Chinese e-commerce giant became a public company and sold more than 320 million shares of stock to …

Misconceptions Of Emerging Markets, The Challenge And The Opportunities

In a recent TED Talk, Hans and Ola Rosling of Gapminder discussed the global misperceptions people from developed countries have about the rest of the world. The overwhelming majority of people they surveyed on topics such as health care, women’s rights and education, were wrong about the current …

As Singapore's high-cost economy restructures, some short-term pain

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Data centre operator IO is just the kind of company Singapore wants to see in its future as cost pressures erode its competitiveness in the traditional low-end manufacturing that once helped make it an “Asian Tiger” economy.<p>U.S.-based IO took space last year in what was once …

Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom | Reuters

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Google Inc(GOOGL.O) launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its “Android One” initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software.<p>Visitors look at Android One Based mobiles …

Wearables After The Apple Watch: Still Not As Disruptive As Smartphones

Replacing the wristwatch isn’t as simple as making it smart.<p>Despite the sustained hype, take-up of wearables has been underwhelming, at best. And with this week’s reveal of the Apple Watch comes a big question: Has Apple done enough to take wearables mainstream?<p>Rolex took out a 10-page spread in …

The soundtrack to London fashion week: 'There's a girl running down the streets of Rome. She's crying....'

Thanks to watching episodes of Absolutely Fabulous when I was younger, I thought that fashion show soundtracks were pumping house records cranked up to the max, accompanied by the syncopated screech of camera shutters capturing every moment. There might be screaming. There might be Naomi Campbell. …

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

Nothing makes me laugh more than the ongoing obsession with the Xbox One’s difficulties rendering games at a full 1080p resolution.<p>Gaming forums are full of scathing comments from PS4 fan boys about how the Xbox One delivering a number of its games with resolutions a few lines less than 1080 proves …

Dyson Develops 360-Degree Camera, Other Innovations for New 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

With a press release this morning, Dyson tidily answered some questions that have been in the back of our minds. Questions like:<p>1. What are they …

Daniel Palillo: Paintings About The Fashion World

Daniel Palillo—a high school, art school then fashion school dropout—never intended to become a fashion designer. Which explains why he avoids the industry as much as he can: rather than following seasonal trends, his work is built on the pillars of art, narrative and his intuition (with humorous …

Lou Moria uses vacuum forming to create recyclable shoes in seconds

Israeli designer Lou Moria has used a vacuum-forming process to create pairs of plastic slippers that can be produced quickly and cheaply (+ …

Season's new phones are all about selfie image

BERLIN (AP) — Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. …

High-tech fabric can take a beating and lead to tough smart clothing

To be able to make smart clothing like Ralph Lauren's shirt for athletes, you need fabric embedded with sensors and circuitry. Engineers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have designed one such type of fabric, and based on its test results, it has the potential to evolve into material …

Microsoft adds three new camera-focused smartphones to the Lumia lineup

Microsoft announced three new Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone at IFA in Berlin on Thursday. The most powerful of the bunch is the Lumia 830, …

Apple announces live stream for Sept. 9 iPhone/iWatch event

Apple has just announced that it will be live streaming its upcoming event later this month on September 9th. Its website also includes a countdown clock pictured above and a link for Apple users to add the event to their calendar.<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac<p>Apple previously announced the …

Taliban truck bombs kill 33 people in central Afghanistan

Two truck bombs flattened parts of a police and intelligence complex in the heart of the Afghan city of Ghazni on Thursday, followed by a three-hour gun battle between Afghan forces and insurgents.<p>Initial reports of casualties varied considerably as Afghan authorities picked through the charred …

Benchmark confirms monster specs for upcoming Motorola Nexus X

The upcoming Motorola Nexus X (Nexus 6) was spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench in mid-August, although the site only revealed certain details …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Arrives With Quad HD Display, Supercharged Camera

Samsung essentially invented the "phablet" with the release of its original Galaxy Note back in 2011. Three years later, it takes the category to …

White House Confirms Authenticity of Sotloff Video

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Early this morning, the White House confirmed the authenticity of the tragic video showing Steven …

Sony reveals Android Wear-based SmartWatch 3, along with e-ink-equipped SmartBand Talk

Sony revealed two new wearables at IFA on Wednesday: the SmartBand Talk and the SmartWatch 3, the firm’s first Android Wear device.<p>The SmartWatch 3 …

Steven Sotloff and the Stories He Told

On the work of the American journalist murdered by ISIS<p>"The civilians of Aleppo are trapped in a violent stalemate, left to endure a war whose suffering and hardships grow larger with every passing day. ... [P]eople in Aleppo fear they are stage players in a war with no end in sight."<p>So began …

Pro-Moscow Rebels Fly Flag of 'New Russia' in Eastern Ukraine

World<p>NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian rebels conquering territory in eastern Ukraine are fighting under a new flag that betrays their - and perhaps the Kremlin’s - soaring ambitions. The blue cross set on a red background, which is stitched into uniforms and flies on tanks, represents Novorossiya …

Surprise! Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Hello Kitty! You have seen her on your eight-year-old cousin’s backpack and your college roommate’s tote bag (“I . . . uh, got this when I was younger!”), on a dress worn by Lady Gaga and the track list of Avril Lavigne’s most recent album. Hello Kitty has become something of a behemoth, reportedly …

Professor Falken - Descubre y emociónate con la tecnología que te rodea

6 consejos para unas fotos de mejor calidad con tu iPhone<p>Como bien sabes, el iPhone se encuentra entre los teléfonos inteligentes con mejores cámaras …