Wearables May Not Be the Best Fitness Aids

Over 24 months, people who used wearable activity trackers lost 5.29 pounds less than a group on a similar program but using a website to track their progress.

Researchers aren’t saying fitness bracelets are worthless, just worth less than tracking the same information elsewhere. Don’t throw out your Fitbit just yet though – both groups observed in the study lost weight and improved “body composition, fitness, physical activity and diet.”

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McDonald’s Expands All-Day Breakfast Menu

On Wednesday, the fast-food chain is adding McGriddle sandwiches to the all-day menu and making both McMuffin and biscuit sandwiches available at all restaurants.

McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu has been credited with a boost in earnings and revitalized business – and that was just a scaled back version of the menu. The latest change signals that the chain is going all in on anytime breakfast.

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Tesla Hack Shows That Connectivity Is Always a Threat

Three months since the first fatal crash involving a Tesla driving in autopilot mode, hackers have taken remote control of a Tesla Model S from a distance of 12 miles, interfering with the car’s brakes, door locks, dashboard computer screen and other electronically controlled features in the high-tech car.

Tesla’s have been hacked before, but this recent test comes at the longest distance so far. Proving that the same thing which makes cars and devices smart also makes them vulnerable. Tesla’s security team issued a patch to fix the connectivity exploits that allowed for the hack.

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Extended Women’s Fashion Sizes Are Now the Norm

The average American woman today wears between a size 16 and 18, up from the previous standard dress size of 14, according to a new study.

Published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, the study found that the size 14 standard was based on data from ten years ago.

Many fashion brands stop at size 10 or 12, using smaller sizes for patterns and fit. Researchers suggest the novel concept of creating sizing standards based on updated consumer data to reduce returns and frustration due to size and fit.

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Self-Driving Cars Get a Legal Framework

The policy’s 15-point safety assessment includes guidelines on how companies should validate their self-driving systems, how their vehicles should record and share data and how AVs should act after a crash. It also has guidelines covering the system’s user interface and its ability to protect a user’s privacy.

…the policy states that feds will be in charge of setting safety standards, investigating and managing recalls, as well as enforcing compliance with safety standards. State authorities, on the other hand, will be in charge of licensing human drivers and registering AVs, enforcing traffic laws and conducting safety inspections.

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Rihanna Takes Fenty x Puma to Paris Fashion Week (and Tidal)

On Wednesday, September 28, Rihanna will present her Spring 2017 Fenty x Puma collection during Paris Fashion Week. “It’s a dream for me to be able to present my second collection of Fenty Puma by Rihanna in Paris,” the songstress said via release. “I approached this season very differently and felt the theme and concept was best suited for one of my favorite cities, Paris.”

Following in the footsteps of fellow Tidal co-owner Kanye West, the show will also stream live on Tidal – membership not required.

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Kate Moss Goes All In On the Business of Bookings

Today, Moss is the only one of the 1990s-era supermodels who still has an active and lucrative career in modelling. According to analysis conducted by Forbes, she earned $5 million between June 2015 and June 2016, ranking her 13th amongst the 20 highest earning models in the world. This may be less than in years past, when Forbes says she earned up to $13 million or more, but at 42, Moss is the oldest model on this year’s list and has the longest uninterrupted streak at the top the modelling game, making her one of the richest women in Britain with a net worth estimated by the Sunday Times to be more than $75 million…

Earlier this year, Moss took the industry by surprise when she left Storm Models after 27 years. Instead of going to a rival agency, however, Moss brought her agenting in-house and quietly began acting on a plan that could transform her from supermodel to budding businesswoman.

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Hermès Birkin Bags Outperform the S&P 500 Style
Hermès Birkin Bags Outperform the S&P 500

According to a research study by resale marketplace Baghunter, you’d do better putting your money in a (Birkin) bag than in the stock market or gold.

Lyft Launches Phoneless Ride Requests

Today, Lyft announced a partnership with the National MedTrans Network that will provide seniors in NYC a simpler way to get rides to non-emergency medical appointments. To do this, the Lyft at Work team has introduced a slick-looking, third-party web application called Concierge that allows its partners to call Lyfts online on the behalf of someone who may not have a smartphone to do it themselves. 

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Google I/O 2016 will have 100% More Fresh Air

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced dates of May 18-20th for Google’s annual developer conference, as well as a change of venue. Google I/O 2016 will leave San Francisco for Mountain View’s outdoor Shoreline Amphitheatre.

While an open air venue may seem like an odd choice for a tech conference, the change would provide space for any car tech related demonstrations. There haven’t been any specific product announcements, but it’s widely expected that the latest flavor of Android (Nutella, anyone?) will be on the agenda.

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Defiant Kids Are Most Likely to Make More Money as Adults

When it came to income levels, researchers [from the University of Luxembourg, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and The Free University of Berlin] found a slightly different pattern. After accounting for the impact of IQ-level and class background, researchers found that “rule-breaking and defiance of parental authority” was the best predictor of which students ended up making higher incomes. The writers called this a “surprising finding” and admitted there were reasons to be cautious.

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When to Shop Amazon Prime Day for the Best Deals Tech
When to Shop Amazon Prime Day for the Best Deals

While the floodgates of Amazon Prime Day are set to open at 3am EST/12am PST, most of the earliest deals are heavy on the toy, crib and stroller category so those looking for any of the teased TV or tech deals can sleep a little longer. Find out when to wake up for the best deals in tech, men’s fashion, women’s fashion and home.

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Looks Like Amazon’s Earliest Prime Deals are for Parents with Babies, Late Night Eaters

Amazon’s Prime Day Sale promises Black Friday like deals on a number of products, complete with virtual doorbusters like a 32-inch TV for $75. What’s been teased in an earlier press release is enough to be enticing, but browsing through their Upcoming Deals section there are even more indications of the products that will be part of […]

Band of Outsiders is Reportedly Finished Style
Band of Outsiders is Reportedly Finished

Fashionista is reporting that Band of Outsiders, which launched as a shirt and tie company by Scott Sternberg in 2004 before gaining a cult following and expanding to a full range of men’s and women’s clothing, is “done.”

And the Groom Wore Jordans


Not all weddings are formal affairs, and if you’re a guy who’s ready to take the plunge – just not in dress shoes – sneaker modifier Mache offers these dated, monogrammed Air Jordans as an alternative.

via Complex

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