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South China Morning Post
  1. This is part of Alvin Goh’s Look Good, Feel Good column for STYLE.With Covid-19 causing havoc – including the repeated closure of beauty outlets in Hong Kong and elsewhere – many beauty businesses are cashing in on online sales. I have seen many ads on Facebook in which brands promote gadgets that claim to instantly transform your face shape after mere minutes of use.These are known as home HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) gadgets, and often seem too good to be true. So I called up Dr…
  2. It’s not just the CES trade show that has tech fans buzzing this month. Samsung finally revealed its latest Galaxy smartphones.On January 14, the electronics giant announced the Galaxy S21, along with the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra. Pricing starts at US$799.99, and all models arrive January 29.Samsung’s Galaxy has positioned itself as one of the most popular Android phones available on the market, rising to become a notable rival to Apple’s iPhones.So how does the latest Galaxy compare to iPhone…
  3. Celebrities are today more accessible to their fans than ever before – thanks in large part to social media, as well as the proliferation of reality TV shows, another way to get a heavily curated glimpse at how the rich and famous really live.In the past few years, reality shows have blossomed in mainland China, with ratings hits such as Super Mom (媽媽是超人) and Viva La Romance (妻子的浪漫旅行), giving local celebrities a chance to show what they are made of, and also sometimes offering audiences a…
  4. Grandio created the Hüga, a US$75,000 prefabricated tiny home made from concrete that is both weather and bulletproof.Tiny homes have boomed in popularity over the past 12 months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Hüga is no exception. However, Grandio’s decision to create a tiny home didn’t come from a desire to follow living trends.Has this Singapore company built the ultimate tiny home of the future?Instead, the Argentina-based company decided to create the Hüga after its employees, several…
  5. Mukesh Ambani might have enjoyed a sweet end to 2020 by welcoming his first grandchild, but the beginning of 2021 is less rosy – the Reliance Industries kingpin has been spectacularly booted from his position as Asia’s richest person.So who is the man who stole Ambani’s title, and what do we know about him?His name is Zhong Shanshan and his incredible rise from mushroom farmer and construction worker to the global rich list has enraptured the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the …
  6. The tiny home of the future is here. Singapore’s Nestron has released information and photos of its newest prototype for the Cube Two, a smart tiny home with an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant.The Cube Two, which is available for pre-order, is on the larger side for tiny homes at 263 sq ft. Nestron says it can accommodate households of three or four with an open-concept design and more space devoted to the communal living area. From the outside, it looks like an upgraded motor home, but…
  7. Rumours about Apple’s new over-ear headphones had been around for some time. But, even then, the sudden release of the new Airpods Max in mid-December took diehard fans by surprise and left many scrambling to get their orders in despite the hefty US$549 price tag.Interestingly enough, that price tag – and I promise we won’t dwell on that for much longer – has placed the AirPods Max into a segment of no man’s land. They’re not really high fidelity enough to be in the company of the audiophile…
  8. Donald Trump has spent four years flying around the world on Air Force One – but then he was no stranger to flying by private plane even before he took office.So is he going to miss the official presidential jet once he leaves the White House? Or is his own fleet luxurious enough? Here’s how his personal planes measure up.12 vice-presidential perks Kamala Harris will enjoy in officeAir Force OneDuring his presidency, Trump used two heavily customised Boeing 747-200B series aircraft – otherwise…
  9. Although it’s been a difficult year for the motoring industry with the pandemic-era world doing a lot less driving, luxurious car brands have still managed to excite petrolheads with a few new model launches in 2020, albeit mostly through digital rather than physical events.Jaguar presented the new F-Type sports car with award-winning enhanced design and technology, plus this model is eco-friendlier with filters to reduce emissions. And when we talk about sports car-making mastery, we can’t…
  10. Louis Vuitton was the latest luxury lifestyle brand to jump into the fashion x tech fray with their Horizons earbuds, developed in collaboration with high-end audio experts Master & Dynamic in 2019.Better than Apple’s AirPods? 3 new gadgets for awesome audioNow the French fashion house has released a new neon green version of their 2020 Horizon 2.0 wireless earbuds. It puts them in a completely different league than Apple’s AirPods Pro and costs a cool US$1,180 (HK$9,200) a pair.You know tech…