The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health. Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick. With that,…

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Kate! Naomi! Bella! The Best Runway Looks From Last Night’s Fashion for Relief Fundraiser

Last night, Naomi Campbell brought her annual Fashion for Relief runway show and fundraiser to the Cannes Film Festival. Per usual, the casting rivaled that of a major Paris Fashion Week show, with supers like Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and Erin O’Connor walking alongside Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Maria Borges. Unlike a typical fashion show, of course, the models wore looks by a variety of designers—Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Azzedine Alaïa were just a few who donated dresses for the occasion, which raised funds for Save the Children. Clicking…

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Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale, Best Deals on Gadgets & Gizmos

It’s that time of the year again when the Indian janta don their hunting caps and head online to swoop some incredible deals on electronics and gadgets. With Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale is going on, here are the best deals you can find on the website and app. Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7 Plus. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) 2. Google Pixel & Pixel XL Google Pixel and Pixel XL. (Photo Courtesy: madeby.google.com) Google’s very own…

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6 of the best… singing gadgets that beat the band

Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine, £60 in pink, blue and white, shop.luckyvoice.com   NOT SO LITTLE VOICE Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine, £60 in pink, blue and white, shop.luckyvoice.com Here’s one way of raising, or clearing, the house: Karaoke. Lucky Voice’s set comes with a mic and a promise to do away with CDs and lyrics booklets. Subscribe to their app – each kit comes with a month’s free subscription, but you’ll need to pay thereafter – where you’ll then have unlimited access to 8,000 songs that can be streamed through computers,…

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Six of the best allergy gadgets for those pestered by pollen

Pestered by pollen or driven up the wall by dust mites? These great buys could make your life a whole lot easier. Miele Compact C2 Allergy EcoLine Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner SBD290, £250, Debenhams Good things come in small packages, as this petite vacuum cleaner proves. Miele boasts that this cleaner has an effective filtration system – combining a dust bag, motor protection filter, an exhaust and a High Efficiency Particulate Air (or HEPA filter) – in place to catch 99.9% of even the smallest of irritant particles settling in…

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Stars and Stripes staff on the best picture nominees

The spotlight is once again on Hollywood, the city of stars, and there’s much to love about the Academy’s favorite movies in 2016. Nine movies made the best picture cut this year, and the field is remarkably more diverse. The nominees include a science-fiction film, a neo-Western, a musical, a war movie about a conscientious objector and a true story about the African-American women who sent men to the moon. Refreshingly, the nominated actors cover a range of races and nationalities. The diverse array of this year’s fine movies provides…

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How to get the best deals on romantic food and drink this Valentine’s Day

Love may be blind but now it can also be cheap — as retailers go into battle to win bargain-savvy Brits’ affection on Valentine’s Day. A range of supermarket meal-deals are promising money-saving extras for hungry lovers fed up of over-priced set menus and busy restaurants. Morrisons fired the first cupid’s arrow with a two-person meal deal which includes a starter, main, side, dessert and a bottle of wine for just £15 – from a choice of beef wellingtons, lamb shanks and dry-aged sirlon streaks. The chain then slashed the…

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Pound has best day’s gain since 2008 after Brexit speech

The pound saw its best day’s gain in more than eight years against the dollar on Tuesday, helped by rising inflation and the Prime Minister Theresa May’s major speech on Brexit. Official figures showed inflation rose to 1.6%, a level that may usher in higher interest rates. That boosted sterling and Mrs May’s speech spurred on that rally. Its best move was against the dollar, against which it closed in London trade up almost 3% at $1.2392. Dealers said that rise, which was the best for the pound since October…

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London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Brings To Ramp The Best of Unisex Fashion

Men and women are sashaying down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in a shake-up of tradition backed by celebrated designers including Vivienne Westwood. The 75-year-old style icon is no stranger to challenging fashion formats – turning a 2015 London show into an anti-austerity and climate change march – and deemed her latest move a response to the unisex reality of fashion. “My very first fashion shows were always men and women. It’s particularly unisex now because this time you’ve got lots of men in dresses. “You’ve seen women for…

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