OnePlus CEO on OnePlus TV Price and His Vision of the Future of TV as a ‘Smart Display’

Nearly four years after disrupting the smartphone market with the original “flagship killer”, OnePlus is set to enter another product category — televisions. The company first revealed that it’s working on a television set back in September last year, and we’ve seen a few more details emerge since then. Earlier this week, CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus TV will launch in India before other markets. Gadgets 360 sat down with Lau in Mumbai on Thursday to understand the company’s motivation behind launching a smart TV and how he sees the space evolving…

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The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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These are the 8 biggest fashion trends of 2019

Gone are the days of buying brand new. The resurgence of vintage and the rise of the resale marketplace, led by The RealReal and Vestiare Collective, as well as increased pressures on designers to manage waste output, have incited an industry-wide shifting of gears as we inch towards a new circular fashion economy. Smarter consumers interested in maximising their sustainable footprints are looking to buy wares that have been either upcycled, sustainably made or previously loved, thereby extending the shelf lives of our clothes, bags and shoes in our closets. And retailers and resellers are…

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If Someone Invites You to the Fashion Cafeteria, Sit on the Floor

This week, a meme seized fashion Twitter and beyond like a midsummer fever: “Fashion stan Twitter: where are you sitting?” The accompanying image was a cartoon of an empty cafeteria, done up in classic operating-room blue, with fashion’s leading lights seated in groups of three across the cafeteria. The premise was tantalizing: Whose table would welcome you? Who would shun you? And most important of all: What sick, twisted spirit trapped all these fashion designers in a cafeteria? It was all fun and games, I guess, until people starting making…lists? Just like, straight-up…

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Zara uncovered: Inside the brand that changed fashion

I am seeing spots. More specifically polka dots, on a white maxi dress. Three women have walked by me – all wearing the same identical dress – in the half hour I’ve been sitting outside this café. I know it’s from Zara, I’ve tried it on, and now I’m seeing those spots everywhere. It is the dress of the summer, another viral Zara fashion statement, complete with a dedicated Instagram account set up by fans. Just one sign of how the Spanish clothing giant is bucking the trend of many…

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The “Effective Dose” of Work You Need to Feel Fulfilled Is Surprisingly Low

Now that the World Health Organization has officially recognized the symptoms of ‘workplace burnout’, it’s clear that the mental health effects of too much work are a global concern. While it may feel tempting to walk away from work altogether, scientists warn that not working is also linked to mental health issues. As a paper published Tuesday in Social Science & Medicine, there’s an “effective dose” of work we should be doing each week to reap the rewards — and it’s not that much. Indeed eight hours a week would be enough for average worker.” As part of…

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Tajin is a lifestyle: An appreciation of the Mexican seasoning mix

Mangonada, prepared with the Mexican spice Tajin, in New York. (Source: The New York Times) You can find Tajin served alongside the freshly sliced mango sold on the street in New York City on humid summer afternoons. At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Tajin garnishes esquites, a Mexican snack of stewed corn, served in mini batting helmets, while the cafe Tropicales in Houston dusts its yuca fries with the chile-lime salt. Tajin coats the rims of cocktail glasses at countless bars, and in homes, throughout the United States, the canister…

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An exhibition at Pitti Uomo 96 explores the history of men’s fashion

ince the mid 1990s the curator Olivier Saillard has applied an incisive, dynamic attitude to the way fashion is presented to the public. Ahead of Pitti Uomo’s 30th anniversary, he explores the tradeshow’s role in shaping ideas of masculinity. ‘Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion’, at Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, is a tribute to Marco Rivetti, president of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. It was Rivetti who first understood the need to combine fashion and the cultural heritage of Florence. Pitti has continued…

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The surprising truth about Indian food

I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the sharpness of chillies (native to Mexico) and the starch of the potatoes (imported from South America) were missing. “No cabbages, cauliflower, peas or carrots, either,” said Kasturirangan Ramanujam, one of the cooks preparing the meal.…

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Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation — and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers at Tufts University. Writing in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, they explain why lab-grown insect meat — fed on plants, and genetically modified for maximum growth, nutrition and flavor — could be a superior green…

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