December 3, 2013 |
While Google and Samsung have been busy with smartglasses and smartwatches, respectively, Microsoft has been working on a wearable device that's a little bit more intimate. The Redmond, Wash., company has developed a smart-bra that its researchers say is used to help prevent women from stress eating. The device, detailed in a research paper titled " Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating ," features multiple sensors to detect when women might want to eat because of stress. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' The Microsoft research gadget monitors heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and movement.
November 14, 2013 |
Taylor Swift: supermodel? Well, she definitely showed off those gams and singing chops during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Alas, the country-pop crooner didn't don the brand's sultry signature lingerie for the annual décolletage display Wednesday. Instead, the 23-year-old Grammy-winner rocked out with a bevy of models for the lingerie brand's over-the-top presentation, arriving for the show in a floral-beaded mini-dress by Zuhair Murad. The singer kicked off her performance in a kitschy, Union Jack-inspired ensemble -- a mini-dress, complete with train, top hat and matching Union Jack gladiator heels -- for the show's British Invasion segment as she played along with the angels while they strutted their stuff and the brand's skimpy show-stopping confections.
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October 28, 2013 |
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, a key advisor to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and U.N. human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, died Monday in Warsaw after being hospitalized for a high fever, said his personal secretary, Michal Prochwicz. In August 1980, Mazowiecki joined thousands of workers on strike at the Gdansk Shipyard. Within days, their action grew into a massive wave of strikes that gave birth to Solidarity - Eastern Europe's first free trade union and a nationwide freedom movement - led by a charismatic shipyard electrician, Lech Walesa, whose name quickly became known around the globe.
October 19, 2013 |
2009 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo From a Barolo house founded way back in 1850 comes this fine 2009 Barolo. No single vineyard. No special aging. And yet at a time when Barolo prices edge ever upward, it's hard to believe this classic example of straightforward Barolo comes in at less than $45. A splurge, certainly, but it's a good bottle for any Nebbiolo d'Alba drinkers who want to upgrade to a bona fide Barolo. It has all the virtues of Barolo - silken texture, taste of violets, cherries and earth, and ripe but firm tannins.
October 16, 2013 |
Candice Swanepoel is the newest Victoria's Secret Angel to don the lingerie brand's Fantasy Bra, which this year is said to be worth $10 million. The 23-year-old South African model will strut down the New York runway wearing the jewel-encrusted Royal Fantasy Bra designed by jeweler Mouawad. She'll also be featured wearing the bra in the Victoria's Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalog, according to the Daily Mail. "4200 gemstones. 1 royal fantasy. Your 1st look at this year's #VSFantasyBra, worn by @angelcandices.
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October 8, 2013 |
A former Rialto school district accountant who allegedly stuffed lunch money into her bra was charged with embezzling $1.8 million, authorities said Tuesday. Judith Oakes, 48, was charged with multiple felony counts and is suspected of stealing money from the Rialto Unified School District during an eight-year period, according to the San Bernardino County district attorney's office. Oakes, who lives in San Bernardino, was arrested on Aug. 7 after she was allegedly recorded on video stuffing lunch money into her bra, law enforcement authorities said.