‘Made by Google’ products start using recycled materials this year, carbon neutral by 2020

While Google’s self-branded hardware lineup is relatively young, the company is today announcing a huge commitment going forward. By 2020, all products Google ships will be carbon neutral, and all Made by Google products will include recycled materials by 2022, with some starting later this year. Announced by way of a post with Fast Company (and an official blog post), Google’s new commitment points toward a “greener” future for its products. This will start later this year on an unnamed “yet-to-be-announced” product (my bet is on the new Google Home). Apparently, one engineer on…

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This Little Gadget Perfectly Chops Garlic in Seconds

Learning how to cut garlic is a near-necessary step for any budding home chef. Many different cuisines and cultures use garlic to add flavor to dishes, and while prepping cloves isn’t inherently difficult, it does take a certain amount of skill with a knife—and a tolerance for sticky, fragrant fingers and cutting boards. Forget figuring out how to get rid of garlic breath—getting the smell of garlic off your hands is its own challenge. Of course, the alternative to chopping garlic with a knife is using a garlic press or something else entirely:…

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PSA: If you’ve got a Dell computer, you might want to fix this now

Your new Windows laptop typically ships with an awful lot of bloatware you don’t need. Often, it’ll just slow down your computer a tad. But occasionally, a pre-installed piece of manufacturer cruft can pose a serious security risk — and that’s why you should probably update or uninstall Dell’s SupportAssist right away. The app, which Dell’s support page states is preinstalled on “most of all new Dell devices running Windows” and billed as “the industry’s first automated proactive and predictive support technology,” has apparently been vulnerable to a hack since at least last October, according…

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7 New Makeup & Skincare Products Out This Week, Because It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Now that Easter is almost here, you may be getting in the mood for a beauty overhaul. If that’s the case, this week’s new makeup and skincare products will be right up your street. With experimental palettes, perfected formulas, and more collaborations than you can count, you are truly spoilt for choice. The biggest news, however, is that the collection everyone has been waiting for is finally here. Urban Decay’s Game of Thrones range will allow you to pick and choose which family you want to be on any given day. There’s even the…

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Is Plantronics (PLT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

In the latest trading session, Macy’s (M) closed at $24.06, marking a -1.6% move from the previous day. More For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Is Plantronics (PLT) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. Plantronics is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes…

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Skin Deep: This makeup look only takes five minutes to do

Welcome to Skin Deep with Louise McSharry, my opportunity to put years of obsessing over beauty products and techniques to good use. I won’t tell you something is good if it’s not. I won’t recommend products I haven’t actually tried. As the magical sitar in Moulin Rouge said, I only speak the truth.  As Oprah says in the opening words of her Super Soul Sunday podcast, ‘the greatest gift we can give ourselves is time’. For most of us it’s a valuable commodity, one we simply don’t have enough of…

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Happy New Year 2019: Get set to party in style this New Year

This party season, steal the limelight with the right hair and makeup. Experts suggest that subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there’s a nip in the air. Here are a few more beauty tips and tricks: *Sweeping eyelashes: Full, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes looks larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your makeup palette neutral for a look that’s modern, rather than overdone. * Bright lips: A red lip…

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This makeup collab is so gym-friendly you can sweat in peace

If you’re one of those people who work out with makeup on, there is a collaboration that creates products that stay put. (Shutterstock/ezphoto) If you’re one of those people who work out with makeup on, Puma and Maybelline collaborated on a collection for that very purpose. Even when you’re not in the gym, the products promise to stay put. The 12-piece athleisure-inspired collection features Maybelline products in blush pink packaging with touches of metallic red and Puma’s logo on it. According to a press release, this “fuses beauty, fashion, and…

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