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Nokia reportedly has a 'Super' selfie phone in the works

Will a Nokia selfie phone make consumers smile?Credit: Yulia Mayorova / shutterstock.comNokia wants to make your selfies a bit easier to snap.Codenamed "Superman," the new handset will feature a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a setup that equals or betters the rear-facing system on a number of...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:55 PM

Restaurant offers 'photo studio' for the perfect food shot

The #dinnercam is a portable lighting studio that allows diners to take the perfect food shot.Credit: YouTubeWhile some restaurants have banned 'food pornographers' from taking photos of their dishes, a South African restaurant has swung the other way, providing diners with a small, portable...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:56 PM

What you need to know about the 2014 MacBook Air

MacBook AIr 2014. Credit: AppleApple has very quietly and without any fuss upgraded the processors across its range of ultra-lightweight notebooks and has also lowered their prices.All of the other specifications remain the same -- 4GB of RAM as standard, Intel HD 500 graphics and a choice of...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:22 PM

Giorgio Armani's latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

This new Armani fragrance will be on sale starting May 20. Credit: AFPThe Italian design house is expanding its Couture Editions line, part of the Armani/Privé Collection, with a new fragrance inspired by the Armani/Privé Ombre & Lumière apparel couture collection.Layering, generous volumes...

Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:05 PM

Period tracker and charitable running app win Webby Awards

The Charity Miles app was a big winner at Monday's Webby Awards.A mobile fitness app that donates money to charity when users hit the pavement running, walking or biking, and another that helps women keep track of their fertility are among the major health and fitness-related Webby Award winners....

Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:06 PM

Luxury handbags to be auctioned off today in New York City

These and other handbags will be sold by Heritage today at their Luxury Accessories Signature Auction. Credit: Stan Honda/AFPThe bargains start below $150, while the most expensive items could go for more than $100,000: Designer handbags are the latest craze taking global auction houses by storm...

Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:25 PM

MIT develops #selfie hacks: How to make your pic more popular

You could use MIT's new algorithm to make your pic more popular -- or you could just be super famous.New research fails to find the reason why people are taking them but it has discovered how to compose a shot to make it as popular as possible.Aditya Khosla, a PhD student at MIT's Computer Science...

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:56 PM

Lorde unveils MAC line

Lorde unveiled her MAC Cosmetics line.Credit: MACThe New Zealand-born pop sensation's collaboration with cosmetics brand MAC will be hitting stores on June 5.The Grammy award-winning artist only turned 17 last November, but her star is on the rise. Now the first products from Lorde's collaboration...

Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:26 PM

Facebook buys the smartphone activity app Moves

Moves, the popular fitness tracking app launched in January 2013, was acquired by Facebook on Thursday.The world's most popular social network has just snapped up Moves, the smartphone activity app.Moves made the announcement on Thursday, saying that the app would remain a standalone product and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:36 PM

Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry's Prism collection will be available at Claire's starting next month. Credit: AFPAfter revealing a few images online in a sneak peek, Claire's and Katy Perry have presented the complete lookbook for their Prism collection. The jewelry and accessories in the new line will go on sale in...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:28 PM

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

The M∙A∙C Proenza Schouler line©MACMAC has unveiled its latest designer collaboration, a capsule collection with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of New York City-based fashion label Proenza Schouler. The collection riffs on the designers' signature use of quirky colors and iridescent finishes...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:11 PM

'Call of Duty' 2014 sneak peek

'Call of Duty 2014' sneak peek.An image taken from this year's "Call of Duty" takes a giant stride across the uncanny valley -- and it's the first piece of material from Activision's annual blockbuster.Shown as part of a talk at the Game Developers Conference in March, the image was produced by...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:04 PM

John Turturro tags in for Robert De Niro in HBO's 'Criminal Justice'

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Writer-director John Turturro chats at Meet the Filmmaker: John Turturro, 'Fading Gigolo' at Apple Store Soho on April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)The cast of the courtroom drama miniseries has undergone yet another shift. Following...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:12 PM

How parenting styles can lead to childhood obesity

If you are unknowingly giving your child anxiety, you could be causing him or her to stress eat. Credit: ColourboxParents who regularly punish or dismiss their children’s anxieties could be setting their kids up for obesity, warns a new study.That's because kids who fail to learn how to regulate...

Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:30 PM

Packing: The one thing you need in your suitcase

A new travel survey reveals wordwide differences when it comes to packing habits.Credit: Bplanet/shitterstock.comA new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities when it comes to travel...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 9:08 PM

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

The Cristiana Wing Chair from Davison Highley is designed for more comfortable conversations.Credit: Press LoftEver wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private?The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which features one single arm...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:56 PM

Live large at these luxury hotels

The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui in Thailand offers muay thai boxing lessons.Credit: PRNewsFoto/Four Seasons Hotels and ResortsFrom Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this week designed to...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:49 PM

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Screenshot: "Pay with your hand using vein scanning"Swedish company Quixter has developed a payment method based on ‘vein-scanning.’Credit: YouTubeYou know the feeling: you're waiting in the line at the checkout when you realize you've forgotten your wallet. But what if you could pay for purchases...

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:44 PM

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

Whoopi GoldbergCredit: AFPOscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist."The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her...

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:18 PM

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

Leave it to Japanese techies to come up with light-up nails.Credit: AFPIf you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.Unlike "E.T." in the 1982 Steven...

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:54 PM