The latest trends for your highly connected pets

Connected dog

Whatever the economic hardship we can go through, it seems that nothing is good enough for our beloved pets !

With more than 50 billion dollars (USD) spent in America every year on four-legged friends, the market is growing every year and the tech companies compete to bring connectible tools to pamper or keep track of the spoiled animals.

Among the new smart devices is the whistle activity Monitor, a health tracker for your dog to be attached to his collar to measure his activities. All the information about your dog’s daily routine shows on your phone. Shop on Petsmart.

If your dog, or cat frequently has you worried with sudden disappearances, get the Tagg, a GPS locator enabling you to track him down easily.

Cat owners will enjoy the new line of toys provided by FroliCat. The interactive toys garantee hours of fun pouncing, jumping and chasing for your furry friend. Pet owners feeling guilty about being away from their companion for long period of time, can check on them and even interact with them with the Pet Cube. The connected cube contains a camera, a microphone and a laser-pointer to interact with them while you’re away.

The company Auggie dog came up with a automatic system to clean up poop for you ! All you need tot to dispose of the hermetic bags afterwords. What a relief ! And the same exist for cats : the self cleaning litter box spaceship-looking Litter Robot.

 

Celebrate the 4th of July by shopping great American Sales !

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The American National Holiday is being celebrated this weekend. And while this time is a moment for fireworks, traditional parades or get together around a barbecue for most Americans, for the retailers it is a moment for big seasonal sales ! Take a look at a few bargains in electronics and home and garden furniture. Continue reading

Amazon and Google’s amazing new technology !

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Technology addicts, rejoice ! The summer starts with the launch of new advanced power devices to become your most reliable partners, on your wrist or in your pocket.

Amazon started out with a big announcement about its new smartphone, the Fire Phone, available for pre-order on amazon.com now. It has all the standards features expected from the latest generation of phones, like a 4.7-inch IPS screen and a 13MP rear-facing camera with image stabilization. Its capacities are hold in a quad-core 2.2GHz chip, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. What makes the Fire Phone unique, though, is the unique new features like the head tracking that can detect the user’s head movements or the Firefly, allowing you to identify a product simply by taking a picture of it with your phone.



Google introduced not one but 3 brand new Android powered smartwatches during their annual big conference on June 25th. The Samsung Gear Live and the LG G watch, both available for pre-order on the Google Play Store and the Moto 360, ready to order in July.  These wearable devices have high resolution screens, are dust and water resistant, have 51MB of RAM and are extra light with a weight around 60g. But most importantly, they respond to your voice; give you directions, alert you of upcoming meetings or send you emails and Facebook notifications, so that you don’t have to pull out your phone out of your pocket.

 

UK’s fashion summer sales frenzy : time to shop !

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Now that the countdown to the official start of the summer is a at our doorstep, it is the perfect time to get your hands on the best fashion coming from England… and there’s lots of sales!

The multinational British retailer Topshop never cease to please young women and fashionistas with its flirty and edgy collection of clothes and accessories. Once again, the summer sales promises to offer a very large range of unique pieces that you can select by size, color or category for a more efficient shopping experience.

The department stores

The temple of luxury, Harrods, is starting its big sales season with 30% off on hundreds of products ranging from clothing for the entire family to houseware and beauty. Expect prices to drop even more in the coming weeks. Another British institution, Marks and Spencer is offering serious rebates with its outlet section with price tags up to 80% off.

Accessories

Footwear retailers are also featuring serious discounts on a great selection of designer shoes and sports shoes. Shop on Office or Schuh and directly find the size and the brand you need for the whole family.

For a touch of classical elegance, Aspinal of London is the site where you’ll find beautiful handbags and leather goods for up to 70% off. One of princess Kate’s favorite brands, L.K. Bennett, is treating the rest of us as well with discounts on this season’s collection, and shoes and ballerinas under £150.

Get into the Ramadan spirit

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The time for Ramadan is coming again.  A time for reflection, spirituality and hospitality. To get yourself ready for the special month and get into the holiday spirit, you can apply some simple ideas to make it unforgettable.

Besides stocking up with dates and sweets for the traditional break of the fast, you can decorate your home in a festive way for a unique feel.  Set up lanterns to your front door and your visitors will immediately feel welcomed.

To Maintain the joy of Ramadan and the anticipation of Eid, keep track of the remaining days with a countdown chart, the whole family can participate in. Place decorative incense burners all around the home and Ramadan themed fabric in the main room. If you have a courtyard or garden, you can have a tent as an outdoor entertaining space that will become the central place for your evening events. To keep cool during heavy nights, you might need a portable fan like the ones offered by Home Depôt.

After the fasting, comes the time for the celebration with the Eid. The event

will be the occasion to give thoughtful presents to your loved ones and enjoy a copious meal. For the children, Toys’r’us would have everything you need for toys and educational tools. If you want clothing, you can look at the best US designers who offer lines for the little one (Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren)

For women, jewelry and perfumes are especially appreciated. You’ll find a nice selection on charm&chain, Swarovski or Tiffany&Co.

Ingredients for a perfect outdoor space

With the good weather settling in Europe and the US always comes a great selection of outdoor furniture to enjoy the warm summer nights. Whether you only have a small balcony or are surrounded by a large garden, you can pick something adapted to your lifestyle. Lowe’s for example offers everything from patio sets (outdoor table, chairs and umbrella), to hammocks and canopies. If your idea of a good outside living space is peace and serenity, you’ll find the most comfortable lounges and porch swings and lounges that you can decorate with outdoor candles or torches for a perfectly relaxing cocoon.

However, if your concept of a good time is to be amongst friends and family, sharing a meal, you’ll find dining furniture, barbecues and sofas adapted to your space and budget from Home Depot or Target  For colder nights, you can even find fire pit sets and outdoor heating. All of these items are designed to resist the outdoor with their extra resistant structure. Depending on the weather (and level of humidity) you’ll choose can choose different materials: wood, plastic, wicker or resin.

Last but not least, don’t forget to decorate your space with some local plants and flowers and unique ornamental pieces that you

Memorial Day’s best deals to look like a star !

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Cannes, the most famous film festival in the world, is about to award the wining movies of its latest edition on the closing ceremony, May the 25th. As always, the festival was the occasion to see very glamorous dresses on the red carpet. We picked our favorite looks, seen on movie icons and supermodels and selected great pieces to adopt the French Riviera style for a fraction of the price.  Now’s the perfect time to get your hands on beautiful dresses and timeless accessories with the Memorial Day Sales in your top US shops !

(Click on the picture to see more red carpet looks)

Aishwarya Rai in Roberto Cavalli

Aishwarya Rai in Roberto Cavalli ©indianexpress.com

High fashion

The well-known fashion store at the heart of New York City, Saks Fifth Avenue offers on its online shopping center up to 55% on women’s apparel, 50% off on children’s collection and 30% on shoes and accessories. Nowhere else, you’ll find such an incredible choice of evening gowns coming straight from the red carpet. You have until the 31th of May to make up your mind.

Sacks Fifth Avenue Aidan Mattox black dress

Sacks Fifht Avenue - Aidan Mattox - bronze dress

The legendary American designer Ralph Lauren offers great deals with up to 55% off in his store for the entire family  until May 27th.  Another famous creator, Micheal Kors delivers a large selection of apparel, bags and shoes on sale for men and women.

Preppy and cool

Until the 26th of May,  the online store JCrew selects for you items with a 25% off to complete your collection of cropped pants or add some sparkle to your look.

For more classics with a twist, Banana Republic is offering deals on its entire collection, 40% off until May 26th.

Cheap and chic

The American H&M store, always in touch with the latest trend with incredible prices is displaying promotions  of up to 70% off  for men, woman and children, like this patterned maxi dress.

Another option, for young and playful, fashion for a bargain Topshop is offering 30% off a selection of summer pieces.

The two retailer powerhouses JCPenney and Macy’s are presenting major rebates on all clothing for the family, the home, and gifts. The sale is ending on May 26th for JCPenney and on the 22nd for Macy’s. Among the large choice, you’ll find elegant dresses perfect for an elegant night out.

Macy's Maxi dress

Refined Accessories

To complete your look, an elegant pair of heels can be found at Aldo, where there is a 20% rebate on a large selection until May the 26thNine West is also promoting a “Buy one, get one for 50% off” for a limited time.

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For underwear at a fantastic price, you can find anything on the Forever 21 site. Sales is up to 50% off on lingerie.

The upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom offers deals difficult to resist like this Burberry watch at 40% off.

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Many other items are on sale over the special holiday. For appliances and electronics, you can find all you need on the Sears site with major rebates until May 27th.

And remember, you can ship your entire red carpet look in one consolidated shipment with Borderlinx!