Google says 11 smartphones will be Daydream VR enabled by the end of 2017

To say that Google’s Daydream VR platform is still a niche endeavor would be a definite understatement. But that may be about to change, in a few months at least. Speaking during the earnings call for parent company Alphabet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a very interesting number: 11. That is apparently the number of handsets that will support Daydream VR by the end of this year. That seems like a big number compared to how the situation stands now, but let’s do some counting, shall we? If we add…

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Pairing a Sugary Drink with High-Protein Meal? It May Make You Fat, Says Study

According to a study published in BMC Nutrition, combining sweet drinks like juices or aerated drinks with a high-protein might make you fat and negatively affect energy balance. This combination may decrease the metabolic efficiency, which can further lead to fat being stored making you obese. The primary goal, according to the journal was to determine the extent to which simple addition of a small serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage to meals with different macro-nutrient compositions impacts appetite, energy metabolism and substrate oxidation. The study was conducted on 27 healthy…

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Lunch will be a big focus for us in food, Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says

Let’s do lunch! Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says the coffee giant is looking to grow its food sales, particularly those at the midday meal. As Starbucks looks to grow its share of the coffee market, the chain is also testing ways to attract more customers who want food. Starbucks has been successful with its breakfast offerings, but lunch will be a bigger part of the company’s so-called food growth moving forward, Maw told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday morning. Monday was the 25th anniversary of Starbucks’ listing on the Nasdaq….

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘raw food’ diet could be deadly, geneticist says

  It is the food regime that has been hailed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and other “clean eating” followers as a way to lead a healthy life. But following a raw food diet for more than six months would kill you, according to geneticist Professor Steve Jones. Prof Jones, a leading genetic expert, explained the reason behind this was humans have lost the ability to digest food unaided. Speaking at the Hay Festival, he said: “We are the only animal who has ever lived that would starve to death…

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Fashion is Decided by People’s Response, Says Sonam Kapoor

  A file photo of Sonam Kapoor. (Image: Instagram/ Sonam Kapoor) Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has stepped into the business field along with her sister Rhea Kapoor to launch high street fashion brand Rheson, says a creative business like fashion is riskier as compared to a business of things for daily needs. “I think any creative business is more risk-taking because eventually, it is up to the consumer to like it. It is not like a product of daily need like bread or milk. Fashion is almost like…

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Lifestyle audits of former top cop and co-accused should have been done by independent company‚ defence lawyer says

General Arno Lamoer. File photo. Image by: Times Media An independent auditing company should have conducted the lifestyle audits of the accused in the corruption trial involving former provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer. That is what defence lawyer Johnny Nortje‚ told state witness Wynand Wessels during his cross examination in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Wessels had conducted lifestyle audits of Lamoer‚ three of his former brigadiers and of businessman Salim Dawjee – who is believed to have paid the former high ranking police officials over R1.6-million over…

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Are Fashion Memes the New Fashion Emojis? Gucci Says Yes

  Flash back to the halcyon days of 2016 and you’ll remember that there was once a time when emojis were fashion’s favorite digital trend. Chanel incorporated the symbols into its Fall 2016 collection, Versace released a sticker pack of Medusa-inspired smiley faces, and Acne Studios produced not one but two collections of sweaters and knits with the cheeky graphics. Add the ubiquity of Kimojis to the mix, and it seemed that the cute figures had become the official digital shorthand for fashionable folks. But like all worlds, fashion keeps…

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Nokia 3310 on the comeback trail, report says

NEW YORK, Feb 15 — The 2017 Mobile World Congress will introduce a new version of the classic Nokia 3310 handset, according to a new report on the phone brand’s plans. A higher end offering, the Android 7.0 powered Nokia 6, will be announced for international release at Mobile World Congress at which Nokia and its new owner, HMD Global, are presenting on February 26, 2017. It had announced the Nokia 6 for launch in China early 2017 at the beginning of the year. With its Nokia 6 at €249…

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Will Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?

Who Melania wears at the inauguration on Friday will be as important, if not more so, than what she wears. There is little doubt that she will look polished, expensive and chic in her two outfits – a day outfit for the swearing-in, and a ballgown for evening. Anyone expecting an excess of cleavage or bling has not been paying attention to the makeunder (tone-it-down makeover, as also undergone by Kim Kardashian) that has seen Trump embrace a new look: neutrals (the camel coat she wore on election day), on-trend…

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100 years of First Lady fashion: What the Presidents’ wives wore to inaugural balls – and what it says about them

For a fledgling first lady there’s a lot riding on her inaugural gown. Obviously the name of the game is looking smoking hot. Hell, with the eyes of the world upon you, who wouldn’t want to be the belle of the Inaugural Ball? No one knows what Melania Trump will wear on Friday night, but we suspect she’ll have been planning her outfit ever since Trump won the presidency in November. But it’s not just as easy as choosing a pretty frock. The ball is the First Lady’s moment to…

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