Safiya Nygaard has tried other unusual ways of outfitting herself. Now she’s using Bluetooth leggings and an app to find jeans that’ll fit her.
The fact is children and technology are a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on which screen-time camp you fall into. One mum who definitely knows where she stands on the whole to ban or not to ban discussion is Karly Tophill.
Indecisive dressers, rejoice! You may no longer have to face the dilemma of which color to wear, thanks to a dress that changes colors at the touch of a button. No joke. Australian e-retailer Showpo recently released a YouTube video showcasing its brand-new, color-changing dress.
Selfies have been getting a bad rep recently, with people saying that they’re ‘vain’, trigger low self esteem and are something that only ‘self-obsessed’ millennials like to do. The group was then randomly split into three, with one third being asked to take a smiling selfie at this time, another to take a picture of an object of place that made them happy, and the final group told to take a picture of something that would make someone else happy before sending it to the person. In other words, taking happy selfies is far from damaging for our self esteems - in fact, it probably makes us happier.
Michael Kors launched it’s new smart watch yesterday, and it’s pretty darn beautiful. The thing about the Michael Kors Access display smartwatch is that, unlike most smart watches, this looks and feels like a piece of jewellery.
“Thanks to the suggestion of my fellow-autism-mama friend and fellow body painter Ren Allen, I finally introduced Ralphie to Pokemon Go tonight,” Lenore Koppelman writes in a Facebook post. “Hyperlexia is an unusually early ability to read,” Ralph’s father Steve Koppelman tells Buzzfeed.
There are a million and one beauty apps out there. But even we have to admit that this new feature from the Sephora app is pretty cool. Unlike a lot of apps, which will have a video demo of the makeup artist applying a given technique to their own face, the virtual artist (found under the “inspire me” tab) actually uses the camera on your phone to draw out the instructions on your face in real time – so there’s no guessing. Step-by-step, it walks you through prep, application and finishing touches – and then (of course) offers a listing of suggested products for achieving the look.
Then you know the weather can have a huge impact on how you feel. Asthmatic claims to be the first asthma weather forecasting app. Along with the rating, each day asthmatics will get a description of the weather conditions, information on why these conditions are good (or bad) and customized advice on how to manage your asthma.
We love summer. Heading to the beach, lounging by the pool or just spending endless hours basking in the warm breeze. After a long Canadian winter, summer is all about spending time outside. But all of that fresh air (and sun) can often lead to sunburns.
I was sitting in a car a few weeks ago, snaking through New York City, squinting at a screen in front of me to read more about an eye product from StriVectin. In some ways, he told me, I was right to worry about what tech was doing to my skin.
Find yourself mixing a bunch of lipsticks just to get that perfect shade? You’re not alone. Despite the ridiculous number of lipsticks on the market, finding just the right colour, texture and finish can be next to impossible.
Thinking about Botox but don’t like the idea of having to go into a clinic? “When a lot of people come in for Botox, they’re very tense and nervous and don’t know what to expect,” Valerie Goldburt, a New York City dermatologist tells Allure.
When it comes to health, the market is flooded with all sorts of devices to help women stay up to date on everything from fitness and fertility to periods. The Bellabeat is a tracker that keeps track of multiple elements of women’s health.
Finding the perfect foundation can be a nightmare. “Like you, your skin tone is one-of-a-kind,” the website says. To find your skin tone, the app scans both sides of your wrists, your cheeks and forehead.
Remember dating before online dating? You know, meeting someone at work, school, through a friend or at a bar? I’d forgotten too until a girlfriend asked if she could set me up. It was the perfect blind date situation: a friend of a friend. I needed a break from Tinder so I figured why not? Also, she assured me that she had done a ‘background check’ and that the setup was more about thinking we would actually click than the fact that we were both in our 30s and single.
“We were surprised to see most people choosing to meet at coffee shops and casual restaurants for their first date,” Clover’s CEO Isaac Raichyk says in a press release. While users are free to name any location as a potential meeting place – including independent restaurants or coffee shops – it’s interesting to note that food and drink places came out on top and that the most popular choices were major franchises, likely due to them having multiple locations. A few exceptions included Waterloo, Ont.-based Beertown Public House and Toronto’s Pizzeria Libretto, 180 Panorama and Snakes & Lattes.
With high profile hires, Apple’s publicly been carrying out a love affair with fashion. Angela Ahrendts came to the company from Burberry to head up retail, Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, made the move to Silicon Valley, and Patrick Pruniaux was the vice president of global sales and retail at Tag Heuer before he left tickers for tech. The announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014 even drew front row regulars away from their seats at New York Fashion Week; they chose the press conference in California instead. And on Monday, the love affair was officially solidified when Apple’s collaboration with Hermès hit stores.
For unregistered users who can’t raise issue with unfavorable assessments, profiles only reveal glowing feedback. The app, which is currently in beta and only available for iPhone users, was created by Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough with plans to launch widely in November. “People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions,” Cordray told the Washinton Post. It’s an interesting political climate to release a tool promoting appraisal of individuals.
Not many people are happy at the new app’s imminent release… [Photo: Peeple] A new app allowing people to rate anyone they know out of five stars has launched – and it’s arguably the worst creation ever. They’re certainly bold to create such a provocative product.