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World’s cheapest smartphone, costing under £3, begins shipping next week

The first batch of the world’s cheapest smart phone, costing less than £3 begins shipping next week, the manufacturers said on Thursday.<p>Ringing Bells Freedom 251 smartphone, which is based on the Android system, is aimed to bring mobile phone ownership to the Indian mass market.<p>Costing 251 Rupees …

Mobile

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Meet the new hacker collective targeting the tech elite

On Thursday morning, hackers got access to yet another high-profile Twitter account. This time it belonged to Daniel Ek, the CEO and founder of Spotify. The group had one message to send out from his account:<p>OurMine is the name of a three-person hacking team that is responsible for cracking into …

Social Media

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

Consumer Tech

Baby Turtles Getting Hypnotized For Science Is So Cute It Hurts

Baby sea turtles don’t really need our help being adorable, but remarkably, scientists have figured out a way to make the tiny shelled reptiles even …

The magic behind Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew

On the coffee bar at the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle sits a small, unassuming sign. Placed next to a shiny, silver tap, it …

Pop Culture's Greatest Vehicles Get Ready for a Mad Max-Style Dystopia

The iconic vehicles of film and TV—your Ecto-1s, your Deloreans, your Batmobiles and what have you—are already pretty cool. Kit them out for the <i>Mad</i> …

Scientists have discovered exactly 237 reasons people have sex

Psychologists Cindy Messon and David Buss didn't think that was very realistic.<p>So they gathered 444 people between 17 and 52 years old and asked them to list as many reasons they could think of why they or people they knew had chosen to have sex.<p>Then Messon and Buss went through the 715 responses, …

College & University
Guitar

The Week in Movies - Spider-Man: Homecoming actors announced! Unexpected Fast and Furious 8 casting, first trailer for David Brent Office spin-off movie and more...

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including a bunch of actors announced for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a very unexpected piece</i> …

Movies

Deadmau5 Criticized the 'Banality' of Electric Daisy Carnival

The producer headlined the Firefly Music Festival this weekend instead of EDC.<p>"Fuck EDC," Deadmau5 wrote in response to criticism from a Twitter user that he didn't perform at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival. The producer instead headlined Saturday night's Firefly Music Festival in Dover, …

Music Festivals

Rumour: Nintendo's Next Generation Handheld Is Codenamed "MH"

Ever since the NX was announced it was suspected that the system would be a hybrid that offers both home and portable gameplay. However, according to …

Why Some Couples Have So Much More Sex Than Others

If researchers seem a bit, well, voyeuristic with regard to people’s sex lives, there’s good reason for it: In heterosexual marriages, the happier …

Meet the Artist Proving Just How Powerful Nudity Is

Spencer Tunick is organizing 100 nude women for a ground-breaking art installation at the Republican National Convention this summer.<p><i>As part of Bazaar.com's #NudeWeek, we look at the political power of nudity in art.</i><p>At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July, 100 naked women will …

11 science-backed ways for men to appear more attractive

Be honest, straight men: You all want to know what women want.<p>Luckily, a bunch of scientists have wondered the same thing.<p>These types of studies are …

King of Rap: The Notorious B.I.G. [EXPLICIT]

A Tribute to Big Poppa, The King of Rap <i>1972--1997</i><p><i>"Stay far from timid Only make moves when your heart's in it And live the phrase sky's the limit"</i><p><i>The Notorious B.I.G. famously photographed in a crown.</i><p>It has been 19 years since the death of rap legend Christopher Wallace. He rapped about the life of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Coachella 2016: Dr. Dre Completes N.W.A. Reunion, Ice Cube Brings Out Kendrick Lamar

Last week at Coachella, Ice Cube staged a performance featuring every surviving member of N.W.A. except Dr. Dre. (The set also featured Snoop Dogg and Common.) This weekend, Dre showed up and performed with a fully reunited N.W.A. They didn't do any big N.W.A. songs, however, instead coming …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Short Documentary Shows Early Reactions to Dungeons and Dragons

Back in the 1980s, the role-playing game <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> set off a media frenzy and a moral panic: While kids across America embraced the fantasy …

Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

IN ATHENA asks artists to reimagine an ancient Greek goddess

Who was Athena, the war goddess of wisdom, strength, and arts who shares her name with the city of Athens? And after years of political and economic turmoil, where is she now? After relocating from London to the Greek capital, Klaus Jürgen Schmidt found himself asking this very question. The …

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

The stereotype of an avid marijuana smoker is not flattering: slow, unmotivated, a little bit dulled by all that weed. But the science to back up …

Cannabis

Here's the Correct Way to Use Hand Sanitizer, According to Science

Scientists have figured out the most effective technique to cleaning your hands with hand sanitizer by having 120 participants test out two methods …

World Health Organization

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Super Mario Bros. World Record Beaten With Near-Perfect Run

There’s a new world record for beating <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> quickly—and it may be the fastest possible time that a human can achieve. That’s why Darbian, …

Retrogaming

Why Did Justin Bieber Put His Cigarette Out on Post Malone, Forcing Post Malone to Choke Justin Bieber? An Investigation

WTF happened?<p><i>Image by Frances Smith</i><p>Earlier this week, two presumed bros—Justin Bieber and Post Malone—found their way into a club in Houston. While they were in the club, one bro (Post Malone) started to play his smash hit "White Iverson" from behind the DJ booth. In the midst of this well-known …

Post Malone
Consciousness

Someone turned a real Glock gun into a clone of the Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' zapper

Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> game.<p>The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon …

U.S. senator calls for ban on gun that looks like an iPhone

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is speaking out about a .380-caliber gun disguised as an iPhone, which he says is a “disaster waiting to happen.”<p>Schumer called on the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to look into the iPhone gun — and possibly ban it — …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

France