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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

NASA's Not Too Happy About Beyoncé Using Challenger Audio

Photo: Courtesy of YouTube.<p>Everyone has a "<i>what</i> was I thinking" moment at some point — and as Beyoncé has proven with her new single, "XO," celebs …

Post-Holiday Detox With One of Hollywood's Favorite Juice Cleanses

Over-indulged this holiday season? You're not alone! We all need a good cleanse come Jan. 1, and whether you decide to go all out or just replace a …

Miley Cyrus, The New Beyoncé? Yup, She (Might've) Went There

Photos: via @mileycyrus; @beyonce.<p><b>FINAL UPDATE:</b> Love Magazine issued an official tweet ending the make-believe feud. Read below to see the salacious …

Rihanna and Beyoncé's New Year's Eve Was Better Than Yours

Photo: Instagram<p>How was your New Year's Eve? Were you on some exotic island? Or partying with your model/actor/pop sensation best friends? Yeah, neither were we. If your New Year's was anything like ours, we spent a good portion of our evening refreshing our Instagram feeds and feeling some serious …

How To Dress Like an It Girl

Creative director Joe Zee takes four devoted ELLE readers from under the radar to ultrachic<p>Stuck in a fashion rut, or just jonesing to bump your look to the next level? Creative director Joe Zee takes four devoted ELLE readers from under the radar to ultrachic

Best Ads from Spring 2014

See the most stellar ad campaigns from Spring 2014.<p>With faces ranging from models with buzz to pop superstars and Oscar winners—and the most-in demand photographers behind the lens, ad campaign season is a bit like fashion photography Christmas. See the most stellar of the season.

Do I Make Myself Clear? China's Young Fashionistas Mobilize

Chinese social media is a revolving door.<p>Multiple platforms on the mainland mimic Western sites like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, which are banned in China.<p>In their place are Weibo, Youku and the rapid-fire star, WeChat.<p>They are the social media platforms that sway consumer choices -- and a …

SheaMoisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist Refreshes Your Curls Without Adding Frizz

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest frustrations (besides detangling hair knots and people petting my Afro) has been dealing with frizz.<p>If I fail to properly cover my hair with a satin …

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …

Military tech in 2014: Lasers, drones, and cyberops

Sometime in 2014, the US Navy expects to have a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.<p>It won't at all, however, tip the balance of power there. The Navy sees the deployment of the USS Ponce with its single solid-state laser weapon as an "at-sea demonstration" -- and directed-energy gear …

Kids Get New Tablets Over the Holidays? Here’s How to Lock 'Em Down.

I’m a cool aunt. Or so I tell myself. It is this hubris that led to a $50 charge on my iTunes account, after I so willingly handed over my iPad mini …

Apple files another request to ban older Samsung phones and tablets

Apple is once again seeking a sales ban on over 20 different Samsung smartphones and tablets that were found to violate its patents last year. Though such a ban was initially rejected, last month Apple was given another chance to argue for one when an appellate court vacated the earlier ruling. …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

What To Expect From Samsung In 2014

CES is typically Samsung's moment to show off its new TVs. Last year, we saw a few new models that have 4K screens, or what some call "Ultra HD."<p>4K screens have about 4,000 pixels across, versus the 1080 pixels across on most high-end HD TVs today. It may sound like a gimmick, but 4K is so clear …

Phones

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

Rashida Jones has “had enough” with the “pornification of pop stars”

<b>(Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)</b><p>The feminist actress criticizes pop stars for “acting like whores,” without realizing how anti-feminist that is<p>Prachi Gupta<p>December 7, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Two months ago, after being exposed to Nicki Minaj’s bedazzled breasts, Miley Cyrus’s twerk-a-thon and Rihanna …

Applebee's installing 100,000 tablets to take orders and kill boredom

Do you love going out for jalapeño poppers but hate the human interaction it always requires? Applebee's apparently knows the feeling: the middling restaurant chain is adding tablets to its tables and bar areas to let you order your food and pay the check without having to track down your server. …

Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman

Little-known Israeli actor Gal Gadot is to play Wonder Woman in the forthcoming "Batman v Superman" movie, it has been revealed.<p>The appointment of the Fast & Furious 6 star ends months of speculation over whether DC Comics' best known female superhero would appear in the film, which is director …

10 Things You Need to Stop Wearing Immediately

<i>Maggie Cassidy is a blogger for "Unwritten" and is a sophomore pursuing an English degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.</i><p>Out with the trashy and in with the classy. Since autumn is actually here, and winter will soon be approaching, it's time to rid your wardrobe of things that have …

Clothing

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Gaming companies can’t seem to avoid sexist marketing

Last month saw the release of two highly-anticipated gaming systems, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it seems that the new generation of consoles hasn’t spawned a new generation of gender awareness.<p>To promote the UK launch of its PlayStation 4 console, Sony took out a two-page commercial in The …

Living Rooms

Apple Patents Face Recognition Tech For Enhanced iPhone Privacy And Automated Controls

Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot like the Android face unlock option, which has been criticized before for its fallibility, but is …

Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?

The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it’s the polar opposite of the aggressively styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have produced. Now, Motorola is back with the Moto G, …

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