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Goodbye tax discs, hello mash-ups: five things that change today

Good news for mash-ups<p>The Intellectual Property Act 2014, a minor amendment to the Patents Act 1977, comes into force today. One of its effects is to allow the use of copyrighted material “for the purposes of parody, caricature or pastiche”, without first seeking permission from the rights holder. …

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric …

#theLIST: Wedding Hair Inspiration

Romantic hair ideas for every type of bride.<p>Whether you're the type who's headed to City Hall in a party dress, flying private to Rome with 300 close friends or getting hitched barefoot in the backyard, we've got the perfect bridal hairstyle for the big day.

Unbelievable Wedding Sky Composed of Thousands of Light Sticks, Swarovski Crystals and Paper Cranes

With its own name, let alone one like <i>Lucid Dream</i>, you can be sure that this wedding reception would be nothing short of fantastic. Serving both as a bride and an artist, Sheika Lateefa worked with company Designlab Events in coming up with this spectacular cloud installation for her wedding. In …

This Is What It’s Like To Wear Smart Spandex During A Workout

By building EMG sensors into compression gear, Athos wants to put a high-tech fitness lab in your pocket.<p>“Before you go change, just remember one thing,” says Athos cofounder Dhananja “DJ” Jayalath, handing me a pair of used spandex shorts. “All the sensors have to touch your skin.”<p>We’re inside a …

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Striking Photos of Symmetry Found Within Architecture

For Moscow-based photographer Sasha Levin, beauty in the world is found through symmetry. His Instagram account (@sashalevin) features monumental images with strong compositional lines made by architecture. Levin skillfully frames his shots with figures that are surrounded by a trail of arches, …

From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

For Co.Design’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.<p>From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So …

Which One is Real? Powerful Portraits Challenge Stereotypes

Dallas-based photographer and former U.S. Marine Joel Pars' powerful portrait series <i>Judging America</i> embodies the age-old idiom “don't judge a book by its cover.” Through these photos, Pars seeks to challenge any prejudices that viewers may hold against other people based on race, socioeconomic …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

YouTube star PewDiePie was watched 449m times in August alone

YouTube’s 100 biggest channels’ videos were watched nearly 10.2bn times in August, with gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg continuing his reign as the most popular YouTuber.<p>Kjellberg’s videos were watched 449.2m times in August, according to the latest chart published by online video industry site …

I spent 48 hours on Ello. This is what I saw

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter in the last week, you’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about this thing called Ello. If you tried to sign up to see what it is, you would’ve gotten a message back saying, “We will invite you as soon as we can. Ello is currently in beta, and we are …

iPhone 6 Bendgate Isn't Over. It's Missing A Scientific Test

I once watched Uri Geller bend a spoon.<p>It was 1999 and I was working as a waiter in a pizza restaurant. The self-proclaimed psychic invited himself into the staff area after a meal, then confidently declared that we would be amazed. He chose a teaspoon from next to the coffee machine and used his …

Man Fined $3,200 for Crashing His Camera Drone Into the World’s Third Largest Hot Spring

Ever wonder what it would cost you to run afoul of Yellowstone’s anti-camera drone rules? There’s probably not a chart hanging up anywhere, but if …

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …