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Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Student Micro-Lending Startup, Rentals Marketplace, and More

Buddy Bengaluru-based student micro-lending startup, Buddy, announced that it has raised a Pre Series-A funding round of $500,000 (roughly Rs. 3.4 crores) from Blume Ventures, TracxnLabs and other angels. Buddy enables college students to buy e-commerce products via short and long-term payment plans, and has partnerships with India’s largest e-commerce players including Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. The startup started operations ... Read More »

Will a tax on sugar cure obesity?

(Fotolia) Thirty-five years ago, I warned readers about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption and labelled sugar the “white devil”. The sugar industry was not amused, and complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons that I should be disciplined. I won, after a trying, difficult battle. How things change. Five countries currently have a sugar tax. Now the British ... Read More »

Wedding night do’s and don’ts for a memorable time

If you think all wedding nights are wildly romantic, sex-filled romps – think again. When stationary company Paper Shaker recently surveyed 1000 newlyweds, they found that 25% of couples said “I don’t” to sex on their wedding night. This figure shouldn’t be surprising. Based on how our culture builds up the event, couples are expected to re-enact a hybrid of ... Read More »

Emma Thompson Demonstrates the Power of a Pink Pantsuit

“Hey! Don’t take my picture.” Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images England’s most valuable export Emma Thompson picked up a Comedy Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards on Sunday for her role in “The Legend of Barney Thomson,” wearing a three-piece pink Stella McCartney suit that was as fresh in color as in silhouette. The boxy jacket featured a modified mandarin ... Read More »

Kristen Wiig Wore a Rainbow of Swarovski Crystals to the Berlin Premiere of ‘Zoolander 2’

Kristen Wiig at the “Zoolander 2” premiere in Berlin. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images After seeing Kristen Wiig kill it in a Roland Mouret jumpsuit at this year’s SAG Awards, we have to admit that we were as stoked as Target Lady to see the actress back on the red carpet for the Berlin premiere of “Zoolander 2” on Tuesday night. Dressed by stylist Penny Lovell, ... Read More »

Dakota Johnson’s Saint Laurent Gown Was a Stevie Nicks Fan’s Dream

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent at the New York premiere of “How to Be Single” on Wednesday. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images While Dakota Johnson’s press junket for last year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” earned the 26-year-old actress quite a few best-dressed nods, it has paled in comparison to her current publicity blitz for the upcoming comedy “How to Be Single.” Just in ... Read More »

Lady Gaga Wore a Custom Gucci Suit to Sing the Super Bowl National Anthem

Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images What better way is there to honor the grotesquely American tradition that is the Super Bowl than by wearing an Italian designer head-to-toe? Just ask Lady Gaga, who wore a custom Gucci ensemble to perform the National Anthem at Sunday’s ... Read More »

Rachel McAdams Makes Paillettes and Crystals Work for a Luncheon

All smiles. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The annual Oscar nominee luncheon tends to draw a pretty simply-dressed crowd; but this time, “Spotlight” actress Rachel McAdams stood out in a transparent paillette-adorned Prada minidress, embellished with big, pink crystal stones and a cute, little red bow tie. Now, pretend you haven’t seen this dress, and take a moment to think about how ... Read More »

Microsoft’s New App Can Identify the Breed of a Dog From Its Photo

Remember Microsoft’s funny website that could almost accurately guess your age? Well, the Redmond, Washington-based company is at it again. It has released an app called Fetch! which utilises facial recognition and artificial intelligence to recognise your dog’s breed. It is available for Web users as well on what-dog.net. Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of Fetch! for iPhone users. ... Read More »