Rajesh Chakravarthy

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5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

Travel startups’ goals today are streamlining the search, booking and packing process. This takes on different forms for all kinds of travelers from …

Seven Spots in Southeast Asia You Absolutely Have to See to Believe

When you hear "Southeast Asia" as a travel destination, what comes to mind? If you're like most people, it's probably the beaches of Thailand. Well I'm here to tell you that there's a lot more to Southeast Asia than beaches <i>and</i> that the ones of Thailand aren't even the best beaches out there. Think …

Why The Happiest Place On Earth Is Actually Copenhagen

Copenhagen offers a mix of historic charm and modern cool. - Photo by Sean Pavone<p>Copenhagen is the world's happiest capital -- haven't you heard? Regularly topping official global happiness surveys, this compact historic city of 1.2 million offers such an irresistible mix of cozy storybook charm …

Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the …

HP’s Slatebook 14 isn’t the first Android laptop, but it may be the nicest yet

A new Android-powered laptop broke cover this weekend, and it’s probably the most interesting so far.<p>HP hasn’t yet officially announced the Slatebook 14, but it’s likely only a matter of time, as the video above was found on HP’s official website by the folks at <i>Notebook Italia</i>.<p>The Slatebook 14 …

Windows Phone thrives in Europe, but struggles in China and the US

Microsoft's quest for smartphone market share is hitting a few roadblocks, it seems. Kantar estimates that Windows Phone is still gaining ground in Europe, where it's up year-over-year to 8.1 percent of sales in the first quarter of 2014. However, it's taking a bruising in other areas. In the US, …

The difference between coders, programmers and engineers

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Silicon Valley

Disney researchers create 3D printed speakers that can take any shape

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research Pittsburgh<p>By adapting a little-used speaker technology developed in the 1930s to 3D printing, a Disney …

Phones are giving away your location, regardless of your privacy settings

Sensors in your phone that collect seemingly harmless data could leave you vulnerable to cyber attack, according to new research. And saying no to apps that ask for your location is not enough to prevent the tracking of your device.<p>A new study has found evidence that accelerometers—which sense …

Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ Could Bring A Premium Bump To The Android Flagship In June

In a somewhat unusual move, Samsung is rumored to be planning a premium version of their already high-end Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. That device could arrive as early as June, according to a new report from Asia Today (via SamMobile) and might include a 2560×1440 display (better than the full HD …

Easier Electric-Car Charging: BMW ChargeNow, Nissan EZ Charge

One inconvenient aspect of electric-car ownership at present is the need to set up multiple accounts, cards, and fobs to access different …

Electric Vehicles

2015 Audi A3 entices entry-level buyers to luxury brand

Want to know what the hottest thing in the luxury segment is these days? You're looking at it: Small, entry-level sedans from established luxury brands aiming to suck the millennial generation in with enticing design, luxury content and the latest in electronic wizardry.<p>The 2015 A3 is an impressive …

4G LTE

5 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Beijing Auto Show – Feature

Yes, the 2014 Beijing show was packed with vehicles we’ll never see here in the States, but there were also quite a few things we’ll see in the very near future, like Lexus’s NX crossover, Mercedes-Benz’s Concept Coupe SUV/future BMW X6–fighter thing, and even the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg bowed in …

6 Benefits To A Vegetarian Diet

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p><i>We've all trolled the internet at midnight wondering if our symptoms are normal, or if a bowl of cereal qualifies as</i> …

Holistic Medicine

10 Anti-Stress Skincare Products

<i>Below is an excerpt from "10 Anti-Stress Products That Soothe" which originally appeared on StyleBistro. Read the full story at stylebistro.com.</i><p>It's …

The Biggest Skin-Care Mistake Every Woman Makes

Photographed by Winnie Au.<p>Your <b>skin-care routine</b> — not that hard of a concept to master, right? Wash your face, slap on some moisturizer, maybe a …

Meet the Designer Making Eco-Friendly Jewelry Chic

Sustainability is the word on everyone's lips these days, with Phillip Lim designing the organic capsule collection Go Green Go for Barneys, Patagonia announcing its new environmentally-minded Responsibility Initiative, Eileen Fisher encouraging customers to return old EF pieces to the store rather …

Los Angeles

Yet Another Reason To Throw Out Your Anti-Microbials

If you read R29 Wellness regularly, you know exactly how we feel about things like hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap. First of all, antimicrobial …

Double-Duty Beauty: 10 of Our Favorite Multi-Tasking Products

With work, busy schedules, and only so many hours in the day, you’re constantly juggling several tasks at once—and if you ask us, there's no reason …

We Heart These '80s-Inspired Polishes

Deborah Lippmann's summer nail polish collection is made up of hues so vibrant, it's like the muted-grunge trend of last season has been electrocuted …

Electropop

Three Ways to Wear White Pants

White pants aren't as intimating as you think. And <i>forget</i> about that "you can't wear white after Labor Day" myth.<p>Swap out your traditional black …

This season, we're seeing spots!

AOL

Men's Underwear Gets Risqué

Are you bored of your boxers? Basic white briefs getting you down? American brand Bodyaware specializes in creating bold and sexy designs for all your needs, and they're sure to keep you on your toes. With the latest in silk, lace, rubber and more, Bodyaware keeps their styles fresh and innovative. …

Behold, The Healthier Side Of Hair Dye

Photo: Courtesy of Madison Reed.<p>Hair-color devotees know: <b>The perfect dye job can have you walking on air</b>. But, unfortunately, it can also leave you …

Oh, the Places I Go!

I met the legendary designer Jacques Grange when he was doing Palazzo Margherita, a small hotel in Southern Italy, for my dad. He’s been to so many great places—I remember him telling me about Rudolf Nureyev’s private island and the hotel Il San Pietro di Positano on the Amalfi Coast. If anyone …

Shoe Collaborations: Sophia Webster x J.Crew, Ostwald Helgason x Aldo, Steven Alan x Dr. Scholl's

Along with the sun finally making an appearance and the temperature finally breaking 60, a trifecta of delightfully chic collaborations is rocking our world this spring season. We just love it when cool, contemporary high-end designers partner with some of our favorite high-street brands to create …

10 Easy Pieces: Compact Cooking Appliances

Being confined to small cooking quarters doesn’t mean being limited to subpar appliances. Yes, we’ve seen cooks be creative with camping stoves and …

Kitchens

DIY Typographic Pillows

Pillow cases are generally pretty boring. That’s fine sometimes, but if you’re looking to add a little bit of graphic interest to your bedding, …