Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. When you think of flannel, the humble plaid shirt usually comes to mind. The word “flannel” though, refers to the soft wool or cotton fabric designed in a range of prints and patterns (not just plaid) — and these days, the popular checked button-down is one of the most versatile pieces out there. Just like the cardigan , the plaid garment’s story begins centuries ago in Europe. The material originated in Wales, where it was spun from the sheep-rich country’s plentiful supply of wool, and rubbed with a fine metal brush to create a texture that was soft and warm enough to wear in the winter. Mass production during the Industrial Revolution brought the already affordable silhouette to even more people, and it eventually hopped across the pond to America’s chilliest west coast … [Read more...] about The Best Flannel Shirts for Channeling Every Style, from Grunge to Cool Lumber Jack
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Source: Oculus What you need to know A new report says Apple's VR headset will be a niche, pricey product costing as much as $900. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says Apple is testing the device using some chips that are faster than the M1. Gurman says the product could come as soon as next year. A new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that Apple's VR headset will cost well over $900 and could be faster than Apple's M1 Macs. From the report : Apple Inc.'s first crack at a headset is designed to be a pricey, niche precursor to a more ambitious augmented reality product that will take longer to develop, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The initial device has confronted several development hurdles and the company has conservative sales expectations, illustrating how challenging it will be to bring this nascent consumer technology to the masses. Gurman says the headset will be a "mostly virtual reality device" displaying "an … [Read more...] about Massive Apple VR leak reveals headset price, release window
The iPhone 5s is Apple's 7th generation iPhone. The 5s was introduced by Phil Schiller at the iPhone event on September 10, 2013 and released on September 20 alongside iOS 7 . Physically the iPhone 5s looked identical to the previous year's iPhone 5 , including the 4-inch 1136x640 in-cell display. But that's been true for every s-branded phone Apple has released to date. With this phone, however, there's one notable exception. The iPhone 5s not only comes in dark and light colors, space gray and silver respectively, but it comes in gold. Also, like every s-branded phone Apple has released to date, beneath a similar-looking shell beats the heart of a much-improved beast. iPhone 5s: Apple A7 and M7 chipsets The iPhone 5s is powered by the 64-bit Apple A7 system-on-a-chip (SoC). It's the first 64-bit SoC on the market and that Apple got there before companies that fabricate their own chips is a testament to Apple's drive. The A7 includes a 1.3GHz dual-core custom Cyclone … [Read more...] about iPhone 5s
A collective groan echoed across the internet when Apple announced that it was dropping ye olde 3.5mm headphone socket from the iPhone 7 - and, of course, from all subsequent iPhone models. That means buying a handset from the latest iPhone 12 range still doesn't allow you to use a traditional headphone jack - not without an adapter anyway. It was rumoured that Apple might move to USB-C , but the Lightning port lives on for now. (Note that the iPad Pro range and latest iPad Air do use USB-C, so these Lightning headphones won't work with them.) Even worse, Apple no longer supplies the iPhone with a pair of headphones so it's likely you'll need to buy a pair to listen to music. The EarPods are still available but there are plenty of others to choose from. The EarPods might be cheap (now £19 from Apple ), but don't provide very good sound quality or the most comfortable fit, so you're better off spending a bit more on a pair we've tested here. Apple would really like … [Read more...] about Best Lightning headphones for iPhone & iPad 2021
There is no way that I belong in the front row. But that is where the meticulous planners behind Dior ’s spring/summer 2021 show have placed me, just seats away from the billionaire founder of LVMH Bernard Arnault and his family. The vibe in the French capital matches the rainy and foreboding weather. New coronavirus infections in France are rising again to about 12,000 per day now, prompting the government to impose new restrictions. The bars must close by 10pm and masks are required pretty much everywhere. Yet the show must go on. The four major fashion weeks that punctuate Paris life annually bring in €1.2 billion (S$1.9 billion) in economic activity to the city. The masked guests filtering into the Dior show have to walk over muddied sand to enter the white cube structure erected in the Tuileries garden. I chat to another journalist who has been attending for more than a decade. “Oh, this is all very weird,” he said. “It is too quiet. There are so few in-person shows … [Read more...] about In a pandemic, what does a COVID-19 edition of Paris Fashion Week look like?