Ivyrevel’s Customized Dresses Are Created Using Your Lifestyle Data

Ivyrevel, the digital fashion house launched by H&M, has teamed up with Google to create a dress personalized to each wearer by their own data. Ivyrevel worked with Google and production company MediaMonks to develop the project. Each dress is designed using a smartphone app that tracks each customer’s activity and lifestyle. The user needs to carry their phone wherever they go for a week, and the following week the app will use its knowledge of their lifestyle to create the design, interpreting the data into a custom-made Ivyrevel dress….

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Millennials, We Need Your Help To Fix Health Care

Seventy-five years ago, America and the free world faced an existential threat from the Axis powers—and the so-called “greatest generation” responded. There’s no doubt that people who were 18 to 35 years old in 1942 paid the heaviest price earning their place in the pantheon of history. I believe, today, our country faces a challenge of that magnitude. If one takes a sober look at collateral damage from an extremely expensive and dysfunctional health care system, both to doctors and patients, I believe that we have gone to war for…

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Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way. That artist is named Joshua Budich and on January 27, he’s opening Fictional Food 2, an art show focusing on your favorite food moments from TV and movies. Here are just a few of our…

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How to Manage Your Love-Hate Relationship With Free Office Food

“Oh, maybe I’ll take just half…” My coworkers often announce that they intend to eat “just half” of something. They usually make this pronouncement to no one in particular, while breaking off part of a cookie or bisecting a slice of cake. Today, however, my colleague held up half a pum I’ve noticed that my coworkers often justify their eating habits, especially around me. The truth is, I couldn’t care less what they eat, but I don’t love being seen as some Sheriff of Healthiness around the office. I do…

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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How to get rid of your old gadgets safely

The amount of e-waste generated by Asian countries has gone up by 63% in the last five years, according to a United Nations University report, which attributes this to growing income levels and the availability of low-cost electronics, especially smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs. The study points that the situation is worse in countries which lack an environment-friendly infrastructure for disposing old electronics. In a country like India, a local electronic repair store or a scrap dealer is always ready to buy them. How they dump or store these gadgets…

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Snapdeal Cash at Home, Xiaomi Mi S Leaks, LG Launches 4 Mobiles, and More: Your 360 Daily

Snapdeal will deliver cash to your door, Google Maps will help you find you a toilet, and Uber has launched its first electric car fleet. Check out the 360 Daily tech round-up for these and other major tech stories of the day. Snapdeal will deliver Rs. 2,000 a day, starting in Gurugram and Bengaluru Snapdeal on Thursday announced that it will deliver Rs. 2,000 cash to users’ homes as part of its new [email protected] facility. The way it the [email protected] service works is simple – you need to install the Snapdeal…

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Is your mason or mechanic a woman?

In Kerala, women are wielding wrenches and tube-cutters as plumbers. They’re climbing electric poles to check on the wires in Maharashtra. And they’re helping build, as trained masons, in Kashmir. “We never used to have women training for jobs as electricians and diesel mechanics. Now we do. I am happy about this transformation,” says Lok Pal, principal at the government-run Industrial Training Institute, Pusa, in Delhi. “A major change has been the admission of girls and women in the auto body paint and repair course. This was an all-boys class…

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Super Mario Run Launch, Yahoo’s 1 Billion User Hack, and More: Your 360 Daily

A lot happened in the world of technology today, from Aircel offering unlimited voice calling packs in response to Reliance Jio, to Yahoo revealing that over 1 billion user accounts had been hacked back, the launch of Nintendo’s first mobile game – Super Mario Run, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claiming that rival Ola was as foreign-owned as it. All this and more, in your 360 Daily. Super Mario Run launched on iOS – Nintendo’s first mobile game Nintendo on Thursday launched Super Mario Run for the iOS platform, the…

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Learn a language using just your gadgets

It’s difficult to avoid feeling a sense of achievement when I manage to carry on a spontaneous conversation with someone who speaks French and get compliments for my accent from a native. It took me a fair bit of hard work to sound ‘comme une francaise’ or like a Frenchwoman, but every bit of it has been an enjoyable journey in no small measure thanks to it being entirely a solo one. All I had for company was my collection of gadgets — smartphone, tablet and headphones. Before I share…

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