Victoria Sarmiento

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Just Add Tights: 27 Dresses to See You Through the Cold Snap

Who said you have to wear trousers just because it's cold? With the right pair of boots and some cosy fleece-lined tights, a dress can be just as …

Japan tests out 'self-driving chairs' that take the pain out of queuing

Nissan has adapted its technology to develop chairs that automatically move to the front of a line, eliminating the need for people to stand while queuing<p>Tokyo may be home to tens of thousands of great places to eat, yet many diners still have to wait patiently in line for a table at the most …

Japan

The Unexpected Trend That Dominated Fashion Week

Have you ever seen a garment of clothing so beautiful that not only is a double-take necessary, but that takes some internal convincing to believe it …

Silicon Valley comes to Naples: Apple prepares to open Italian academy

With 200 pupils set to start training, the mood is high in the unlikely suburb chosen for tech giant’s latest venture<p>San Giovanni a Teduccio, a downtrodden suburb of Naples, is a far cry from Silicon Valley.<p>The crumbling apartment buildings, the walls covered in either graffiti or church death …

Panasonic's smart mirror finds your flaws, prints makeup to fix them

Panasonic has discovered a profitable new business in the last few years: beauty tech products. Facial moisturizing tech, hair dryers and very relaxing eye masks that I <i>may</i> have tested out (multiple times) at my local Japanese tech store. This time, the tech giant pitched its latest beauty concept …

Panasonic

Walking Fends Off Loss Of Mobility, And It's Not Too Late To Start

People who have reached their later years may think it's primarily a time to relax, not to increase their physical activity. Not so. Previous research has suggested that exercise can improve memory and reverse muscle loss in older adults, among other benefits. And a study out Monday finds that a …

Exercise

Tennessee Judge Says Lady Lawyers Shouldn't Show Their Elbows

Tennessee Circuit Judge Royce Taylor of Rutherford County is strictly anti-elbow, according to a recent memo he sent out that specifically addressed …

Watch Out, Coal! Dubai Announces Plans For World's Lowest Cost Solar Plant

King Coal is taking a lot of blows recently. But at least it could usually count on being the cheapest alternative. Now even that’s called into question.<br>The latest battering to coal’s standing came when Dubai announced June 27 that it would build a massive 800-megawatt solar plant that will produce …

Renewable Energy

Facebook made a huge U-turn and says it doesn't use location data to suggest friends after all

The social network recently told news site Fusion that it uses smartphone data to recommend you potential friends.<p>It's why people were reporting seeing people turning up in the People You May Know" box that they had met but never interacted with on Facebook, and didn't have any mutual friends.<p>"We …

Social Media

9 Ideas For A Clutter-Free Home Office

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The home office is often prone to clutter, as tidiness tends to fall by the wayside when deadlines are looming and you’ve got a million and one things to do. But let’s face it: You can’t do your best work if your work space is a disaster. Save your sanity and make …

Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google's stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later …

Meet the MMA Fighter Who's Using the Sport to Heal a Deeply Troubled Pakistan

Charrar Pind, or simply the Village, is a sprawling mass of litter-strewn, narrow streets and overcrowded tenements where children with matted hair …

Tesla's Model 3 could be how self-driving cars hit the mainstream

Tesla has confirmed that its upcoming Model 3 launch – widely thought to be the first electric car from Elon Musk’s company aimed at regular, price-sensitive consumers – will go ahead on March 31 in California.<p>Invites to the event have now been sent out, though little specific detail has been …

Tesla

Bill Gates hedges on FBI demand for iPhone access

On the matter of Apple versus the FBI, Bill Gates is playing it like a politician.<p>The former Microsoft CEO began the week straddling the divisive issues at the heart of federal investigators' efforts to get Apple to hack into an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, …

The best way to see thousands of temples in central Burma: Hot-air balloon

By Molly Sinclair McCartney<p>As I rise from the ground in the basket of a hot-air balloon, dawn is breaking and the first of hundreds of ancient temples comes into view. Through the early morning fog, I make out a red-brick temple nestled in a grove of palm trees. Soon I am passing over a traditional …

Burma

Apple Likely to Invoke Free-Speech Rights in Encryption Fight

Apple will likely seek to invoke the United States' protections of free speech as one of its key legal arguments in trying to block an order to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, lawyers with expertise in the subject said this week.<p>The company on Thursday was …

HSBC is letting customers use their fingerprints to sign into their bank accounts

The bank is introducing biometric tests for its customers, it announced on Friday — letting users access online banking using their fingerprints or their voice.<p>With the former, the scheme is compatible with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Customers will be able to scan their fingerprint to …

Customers

LG collaborates with Bang & Olufsen to bring premium audio to the LG G5

We are so very close to the launch of the LG G5 flagship and LG is continuing to tease us with a few more last minute details about the handset. Today, the company has announced a partnership with Bang & Olufsen, a well establish top-end audio company, to bring premium audio features to the G5.<p>More …

LG Electronics

Meet Hijarbie, the Hijab-Wearing Barbie of Your Dreams

Hijab fashion for the tiniest of ladies.<p>Barbie is having a moment right now, evolving with new body shapes and blowing up on Instagram. (Remember Socality Barbie? R.I.P.)<p>But one young woman, 24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn't seeing any of these Barbies dressed in the same way she did — …