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12 cases to make your iPad Air happy: EverythingTablet, BookBook, Proporta

So you’ve got yourself a shiny new iPad Air, but you want to protect it? Fear not, as there are SO many cases for your new tablet out there – so many in fact that we found it impossible to choose our 10 favourites, so went for a nice round 11 instead. Some are affordable, while some are a bit …

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Hayley Minn12 cases to make your iPad Air happy: EverythingTablet, BookBook, Proporta
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Inspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer

Online sales growth has actually slowed this summer. And although the proportion of online retail sales has leapt up a whole per cent from last year, at 16.7% it’s still a surprisingly small fraction compared to all the shopping we do in real shops. Whether that’s because (despite all the tech at work to minimise misfits) we still don’t trust …

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Lauren BravoInspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer
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Will avatars be the models of the future?

Step aside, Gisele. You too, Miranda, Kate, and Adriana. The huge salaries, diva-like demands and actual human bodies of supermodels could soon be a thing of the past. That’s what two scientists from Manchester Metropolitan University reckon, anyway. Andrew Brownridge and Peter Twigg have published a study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education which suggests that …

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Diane ShipleyWill avatars be the models of the future?
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Tory Burch has released VERY stylish Fitbit Flex accessories

Fitbit Flex has received a stylish makeover today, as designer Tory Burch has officially launched her high-end accessory collection for the wearable fitness tracker. Although fitness trackers are becoming rapidly more and more popular, the bands just don’t seem to be focused on looks, and do tend to stand out when you’re out dressed up to the nines, but your …

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Hayley MinnTory Burch has released VERY stylish Fitbit Flex accessories
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INSIGHT – My vision for the future of fashion: smart tights, boob-specific tops, non-creasing clothes

Following on from the news that Cher’s computerised wardrobe from Clueless is now a real thing, here are a few more visions of fashion future that I’d like to see become a reality in my lifetime (or from my cryogenic freezer, at least)… In the future, every garment will come with an exact copy, virtually stored on a database, that …

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Lauren BravoINSIGHT – My vision for the future of fashion: smart tights, boob-specific tops, non-creasing clothes
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8 Sony Xperia Z2 phone cases: MobileFun, Zenus, ArmourDillo

We’ve already taken a look at the Sony Xperia Z2, and seen how great the phone is, but it’s no fun having your phone looking exactly the same as everyone else’s, so here’s a rundown of some of our favourite covers for Sony’s latest phone. Whether you’re looking for protection, style or practicality, we’ve got you covered (get it?). Gallery …

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Hayley Minn8 Sony Xperia Z2 phone cases: MobileFun, Zenus, ArmourDillo
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8 Samsung Galaxy S5 phone covers to brighten up your world

Now that the sun has been out for at least a week consistently, it’s officially summer, so we’ll be looking at the brightest phone cases to jazz up your life and fit the weather over the coming weeks. Today’s covers are all about the Samsung Galaxy S5. While the phone does actually come in a few great colours, it’s always …

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Hayley Minn8 Samsung Galaxy S5 phone covers to brighten up your world
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10 best bright and colourful iPad Air cases for summer: Kate Spade, Knomo and Covert

The sun is (kind of) shining, festivals are underway and our red, British sunburn is making us want to rip our shoulders off, which means only one thing: it’s summertime. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best tech and accessories for the hot and sticky months ahead, including outdoor gadgets, tips for the ultimate …

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Becca Caddy10 best bright and colourful iPad Air cases for summer: Kate Spade, Knomo and Covert
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Fashion designers take on tech accessories: Givenchy, Moschino, Michael Kors

We all love fashion and we all love tech, so when the two come together, and the top designer brands start making tech accessories, we get very excited about seeing what stylish phone and tablet covers we can get our hands on. We’re taking a look at the best fashion tech-accessories on the market, from Moschino to Givenchy, to make …

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Hayley MinnFashion designers take on tech accessories: Givenchy, Moschino, Michael Kors

Feast your eyes on the beautiful Moto 360 in this new video from Motorola

It’s the wearable EVERYONE’S talking about, because it’s the first gadget of its kind we’d actually wear. The Moto 360 caused a huge stir at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this week because it’s done away with the bulky, square-shaped face in favour of something circular and attractive (but unfortunately it was the only gadget to be running on Android Wear …

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Becca CaddyFeast your eyes on the beautiful Moto 360 in this new video from Motorola
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INSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair

A new study has shown that Pinterest is now more popular than Twitter in the US. But while our favourite social scrapbooking platform makes the world look just a little bit prettier, it’s also destroying everything we’ve ever loved… Relationships Sure, you’re in love. But why aren’t you in love in a meadow? Or coyly wearing his jumper as you …

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Lauren BravoINSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair
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How fashion brands do social media: 5 great examples from ASOS, Topshop, Marc Jacobs

Retailers are starting to understand it’s no longer enough to simply stock the online shelves and invite us to the shop. We’re becoming a nation of communication addicts, and some of the best fashion brands are finding fun ways to become part of their customers’ everyday lives through innovative uses of social media. The following companies are examples of some …

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Laura KiddHow fashion brands do social media: 5 great examples from ASOS, Topshop, Marc Jacobs
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WonderLuk can print out whatever jewellery you want

We’ve seen 3D printed teddy bears and 3D printed drawings, but now it’s possible to get 3D printed jewellery, designed however you like, thanks to Wonderluk, the first premium brand to sell made-to-order 3D-printed jewellery and accessories. The launch collection is an intriguing mix of accessories including bracelets, brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings and even iPhone cases. The range has been exclusively …

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Hayley MinnWonderLuk can print out whatever jewellery you want
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Our top 5 fashion startups to watch: Thread, Jon Lou, Sizem

Fashion and technology have often made reluctant bedfellows. But following the success of networking events like Decoded Fashion, we now have a collection of stylish new startups leading the way, with digital experiences as creative as the outfits they’re selling. Here are five to keep an eye on. Gallery Thread ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5 For anyone …

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Lauren BravoOur top 5 fashion startups to watch: Thread, Jon Lou, Sizem

Our favourite iPhone 5s/5 accessories: Mophie, Michael Kors, Smartflex

We all know that smashed phone screens are a nightmare, and iPhones are the biggest culprit of being in danger of this catastrophe! So, getting some damage protection and being able to personalise our iPhone 5c or 5 is something we’re really interested in. Whether you want a way to charge it on-the-go, a way to listen to it, or …

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Hayley MinnOur favourite iPhone 5s/5 accessories: Mophie, Michael Kors, Smartflex
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Glance is a smart accessory for your own watch or jewellery

So many big tech brands and smaller start-ups are busy dreaming up smartwatch-style devices that’ll alert us about everything that’s going on on our mobiles from our wrists. But Kiwi Wearables is turning that process on its head, by creating an accessory that’ll provide us with the same experience, but will slot under our own devices and jewellery. Called Glance, …

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Becca CaddyGlance is a smart accessory for your own watch or jewellery
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Could this x.pose dress be the most bizarre concept of all time?

Could this be the most bizarre concept of all time? This dress becomes more transparent the more a user is active online. Designed by NYU students Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Che, x.pose is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes a person’s skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing, and is designed to show how …

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Hayley MinnCould this x.pose dress be the most bizarre concept of all time?
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Want some new jewellery and to keep safe? Safelet is here!

It’s normal to feel a bit scared when a random guy approaches you on the street when you’re alone, but it shouldn’t be that way. Safelet is a bracelet that connects to your smartphone and allows you to send out an emergency alert to friends, family and the police with just one click. Designed to offer women a better chance …

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Hayley MinnWant some new jewellery and to keep safe? Safelet is here!
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Ringly tells you when someone’s calling AND looks gorgeous too

At first glance, this looks like any other ring, however Ringly has a hidden feature – it can tell you when someone is calling or texting you. If you’re ever in that situation of feeling rude by looking at your phone while on a date or out for dinner with friends, but are constantly desperate to check it, just in …

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Hayley MinnRingly tells you when someone’s calling AND looks gorgeous too