Shalini Patel

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A-Bike Electric Folding Bike Hits Kickstarter From £449 (video)

Some of our readers might remember the original A-Bike designed by British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair who was also responsible for creating the …

Crowd Funding

The DxO One makes your iPhone better than most compact cameras

We all take pictures with our phones but some of us want to grow the experience up a little. There is no shortage of companies that will sell you a way to do that, usually by attaching things like lenses that modify your phone's own lens (like the Moment and Olloclip lenses) or actual camera sensor …

Virtual and augmented reality devices to be $4bn market in 2018

Augmented and virtual reality hardware is to become a $4 billion market by 2018, an analytics firm has predicted.<p>According to a report released by …

Nintendo Exec Says Current State of VR Is Not Fun

Virtual and augmented reality has been a major talking point at E3 2015 this week--Microsoft and Sony have new demos to show for their HoloLens and Morpheus headsets on the show floor. But the third platform holder, Nintendo, doesn't. And now a top executive at the company has chimed in on the …

Knyttan Raises £2M To Disrupt Garment Production With 3D Printer-Styled Knitting Machines

Knyttan, the London-based on-demand fashion startup and graduate of Techstars London, has picked up £2 million in seed funding to help it disrupt the garment production industry.<p>London-based Connect Ventures, who are perhaps best known for being an early backer of Citymapper, led the round, with …

The faces people make while wearing VR headsets are insanely awkward

You don't have to walk around this year's booths at E3 for long before you realize that virtual and augmented reality gaming is the next big thing. …

Virtual Reality

Here’s Microsoft’s $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Instantly

Getting rid of dark circles can be one of the toughest makeup challenges to overcome. We recently found this video by Chiutips that explains it so …

Cleansing Water: A Makeup Artist’s Best-Kept Secret

When makeup artists and models hit Paris for fashion week, the runway shows aren’t their only destination. They also flock to Parisian pharmacies to …

Makeup for Beginners: How to Use Concealer

Concealer is that beauty essential that can brighten up a face, cover up blemishes and minimize under-eye circles and discoloration. It also tends to …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Expert guide to Santoríni

The Cyclades are most enjoyable in late spring- when the landscape is still green, the sea has warmed up to feasible swimming temperatures, but the crowds have yet to descend- and early autumn, when the summer hordes have departed and the sea is at its warmest. In both spring and autumn you can …

Paris's best bakeries

Marie-Anotinette knew it: bread and cake (and brioche) are very different things. As patissier Eric Lanlard has told The Telegraph previously, there is a rivalry between bakers and pastry chefs in France, and woe betide he who confuses them. Pastries may steal the show when it comes to aesthetics - …

The Spa at Aro-Ha

Cold Dip and Hot Dip<p>I got into doing this cold-dip thing. You dunk your whole body in water that is just above freezing for one minute, and then you …

India's Mihir Garh named world's most extraordinary hotel by Lonely Planet

There are dozens of converted historic forts and palaces offering luxury accommodation in India but a fort, built from scratch in the Rajasthan desert just five years ago, has been named the most extraordinary hotel in the world by Lonely Planet.<p>Perched on a sand dune, overlooking the parched earth …

Cure Natural Aqua Gel – look at the label

I have to admit this best selling product on Amazon.com baffles me.<p>It’s allegedly the top selling exfoliator in Japan. Exfoliators, as you probably …

Beer-Can Chicken Rack & Drip Pan

This ingenious device makes cooking Beer-Can Chicken easier and virtually fail proof. The bird won't tip and beer won't spill. All stainless steel, …

LUXA2 Groovy Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker 2.1

Let your sound travel.<p>Bluetooth & Wired Connectivity.<p>The whole aluminum body of the Groovy gives that perfect premium feel that every individual …

Taylor Beauty Station

+ Taylor Beauty Station is your daily makeup organizer and display tray.<br>+ Enjoy a display dock for your phone and tablet.<br>+ Created from beautiful, …

Hungover? Sorry! Now Try These 3 Beauty Cures

Wake up this morning looking far less sparkly than last night? We feel you. There's no faster road to a dull, dehydrated complexion than drinking champagne until the wee hours. But if you ever get a free pass to indulge in booze and fall asleep in your makeup, it's New Year's Eve. (Just promise us …

Top 5 Brow Grooming Tips from the #AskBenefit Twitter Chat

Maintaining your brows can be a handful. Thankfully Jared Bailey, the brow wizard at Benefit, was kind enough to share his beauty expertise with us yesterday in a fun and informative Twitter chat. He schooled us on everything from bleaching to over-plucking, and now our notebooks overflow with new tricks—we’re Benebabes for life. Here are our top five most helpful tips gleaned from yesterdays chat:<p>1. “Pencil is going to be for definition, gel is to tame.”<p>2. When bleaching your brows, “Be …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

The World of Face Bras, Why You Need To See Gravity, And More

• So this a real thing: the face bra. [The Cut]<p>George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, outer space action, do we have your attention yet? Read up on <i>Gravity</i>, the movie everyone is talking about. [NY Times]<p>We love a good hair tutorial. Get some inspiration from these 33 hair ideas to try immediately. [Huffington Post]<p>The intern at Marc Jacobs who had a very public Twitter rant about the brand’s CEO Robert Duffy is now employed full-time—by Marc Jacobs. [Racked]<p>It’s almost too cute, but check out Diddy’s …

View From the Beauty Closet: The Lip Color to Look Out For

I recently got a peek at Maybelline New York's new line of lip colors (<b>Color Elixir by Colorsensational</b>, out next month), and they've fast become my current favorite. They're supersheer and lightweight with zero goop factor. Plus, how cute is the faux-lipstick-bullet packaging? My favorite shade is …

Inked! Why Tattoos Are More Popular These Days

Afraid of commitment? This generation? Not with all the tattoos that say forever. Tattoos have come a long way from tribal initiations and badges of …

How Much Is Too Much For A Lipstick?

Okay, so maybe $50 is a lot to shell out for a tube of lip color, but Velvet Rope, a collection of luxury lipsticks by cult brand Lipstick Queen, has …

Smoky Eyes Solved: The One (and Only) New Product You Need

Smoky eyes are sexy, mysterious—and, for most of us, way more difficult than they should be. After nearly every beauty editor in New York City (including me) began calling makeup artist Troy Surratt, an expert at this skill, to beg for his tips, he came up with the brilliant idea to create a …

Building Your Kit Part 14: How To Pick Blushes And Bronzers

Blush is the ultimate fashion victim. Every trend cycle, lip and eye colors are always evident somewhere on the face, but blush tends to come and go …

Compact-Disc Makeup Palettes and Other Household Beauty Secrets

Sometimes we beauty enthusiasts spend shameful amounts of money on the brightest new colors and bling-iest products, and forget the folk remedies …