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Google buys Dropcam for $555 million to get into video security

Google’s Nest Labs plans to acquire Dropcam, the video monitoring start-up, for $555 million as it tries to gain a bigger foothold in the fast …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

Our Jaws Dropped After Seeing All The Beautiful Looks On This Week's Best Dressed List

Ladies, take note -- <i>this</i> is how you get dressed.<p>Over the past couple of days, Hollywood has been upping its style game and we are très impressed. Poppy Delevingne wore an unexpected black floral dress that left us awestruck, Kiernan Shipka was her usual adorable self in a pink strapless number and …

The Queen Is Heading to 'Game of Thrones'

It appears that the Queen is as big of a fan of the Starks and Daenerys' dragons as we are. This morning, the British Monarchy's official account tweeted that Queen Elizabeth II will be visiting part of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> set during her visit to Northern Ireland.<p>Festive! The Queen and the Duke of …

Stockholm

Thirty-plus years into her career and finally dispensing with the Pretenders name, Chrissie Hynde still finds herself warning haters not to “fuck …

Stockholm

Who Knew Workwear Could Be So Cool?

We’ll always have a bone to pick with Mother Nature. Our weather gripes are like striped shirts — we can never have too many. One of them? Summertime …

Opening Ceremony Spring 2015 Collection

During their women’s Resort collection show, Opening Ceremony also presented their Spring 2015 men’s collection. A tropical theme is featured …

#theLIST: Most Stylish Fathers and Daughters

In honor of Father's Day, we celebrate the Daddy's girls who learned from the best.<p>In honor of Father's Day, we celebrate the Daddy's girls who learned (or surely will learn) from the best.

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Game of Thrones Stars on Instagram: They're Just Like Us!

The ladies and gentlemen of Westeros certainly don't live idyllic lives, but off screen the <i>Game of Thrones</i> stars are living it up together. They're …

Jimmy Scott: Five great performances from the jazz legend

He influenced vocalists from Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye to Prince, Nancy Wilson and Frank Sinatra. Madonna called him ‘the only singer who makes me cry’. The legendary songwriting hitmaker Doc Pomus described his powers to ‘touch you in your deepest parts and even find spots that you never know …

The New York Times Chronicles the Rise of the Sneaker

<i>The New York Times</i> recently ran a feature outlining the rise of the sneaker in the world of fashion, highlighting the popularity of sneakers and the …

Street Fashion

Silence in the favela

As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas." The government has boasted of its success in bringing down crime, but the patrolling squads have made life in the favelas’ crowded …

Is Miley Cyrus's Bangerz Tour Really That NSFW?

Ever since she kicked off her Bangerz tour in February, Miley Cyrus continues to make headlines with her outrageous onstage antics. Whether she's riding a giant hotdog, putting a fan's thong in her mouth or performing in her underwear, Cyrus has managed to shock and outrage with each and every …

Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

Earlier this year, 50 Cent slid from the world’s biggest major to an indie deal – a move that, just a few years ago, would have been as unthinkable …

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Songwriters make $0.000126 per play on Beats Music

In the document it is revealed that the service has just 110,000 subscribers, 49,000 individual and 61,000 family plans (most likely through the …

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions

No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of <i>MTV Unplugged</i> than R.E.M., the only act to headline the show twice. This set of 33 …

Music

. . .And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

Brutally bleak, shrouded in screwed hues, with a narrator “on my existential grind doing consequential dirt,” this 33-minute concept suite is rap’s …

Vinyl Records

Forget the World

Four years into the game, Dutch house star Afrojack doesn’t exactly need an album – he’s already a chart-topping producer and one of the world’s 10 …

Music

Ghost Stories

Since we met Chris Martin 14 years ago, he’s been a trusted emotional shepherd, nudging us to hear the clanging bells, marvel at the stars, glow in …

Music

Nas Launches Record Label, Plans to Release Archival Material and Posthumous Pimp C Album

<i>Photo by Matt Salacuse</i><p>Nas has announced his plans to start Mass Appeal Records, a label that will allow him to release his own music once his contract with Def Jam ends later this year, as <i>Billboard</i> reports. The label is co-founded by Peter Bittenbender and will launch in conjunction with <i>Mass …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kate Moss's Model Advice for Lottie, Plus More!

Your style news update<p>- Kate Moss has some choice advice for little sister Lottie, who recently signed with her big sister's modeling agency. Kate is encouraging the 16-year-old to drop out of school. A source told the Daily Mail, "Kate says that if she wants to capitalise on the media furore …

Nicki Minaj Vs. Kelly Rowland: A Red-Carpet Bra Showdown

Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.<p>Awards ceremonies don't always have to be a battlefield of "who wore it better?" comparisons. There's enough room on …

The 10 Most Ridiculous Soundbites From Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Run" Trailer - PAPER

The Beygency strikes again! After already mitigating the effects of Solangeddon with a joint non-statement statement and copious Instagrammin', Beyoncé and Jay Z have successfully turned our attention away from The Elevator Incident by releasing a fake trailer, "Run," ostensibly as part of promo …

Chinese military officials charged with stealing US data as tensions escalate

The US Justice Department indicted five Chinese military officers with stealing data from six US companies and unions on Monday, inaugurating a major escalation of tensions with China over economic spycraft.<p>Attorney general Eric Holder announced that the US for the first time would seek to bring …