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Walmart is selling a $10 smartphone

For less than a large pie of pizza, you can buy an Android smartphone instead.<p>Yes, throwaway smartphones have arrived, and Walmart's selling them for …

Mobile Technology

Paris attacks: Anonymous declares war on Isil

Hacker group Anonymous says in a video that it will "hunt" Islamic State after its terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday<p>Anonymous has posted a video declaring war against Islamic State following a series of terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people dead.<p>The hacker group, …

Cyber-attacks

24 LinkedIn Rules You Might Be Breaking

Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people.<p>However, social networks have made matters <i>much</i> more complicated, and Emily Post isn’t much help when it comes to online etiquette. That’s why …

Employment

Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …

Photos of Food Neatly Arranged by Color and Size

If you love food, colors, and neatly organized things, you’re going to <i>love</i> these photographs by Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright. Her …

This Octopus Was Trained by Sony to Take Pictures of Aquarium Visitors

Octopuses are known to be very intelligent creatures, but one octopus over in New Zealand has one upped its peers by becoming the world’s first …

Animals

DJI Announces the Phantom 3: 4K Video in the World’s Most Popular Camera Drone

Chinese drone maker DJI has just announced the latest version of its most popular drone line: the Phantom 3. The new camera drone offers …

Dutch Retirement Home Offers Free Rent to Students in Exchange for Neighborly Interaction

This innovative retirement home in the Netherlands lets old and young generations interact and learn from each other by offering free rent to college students. At the six-story, yellow-brick Humanitas building near Amsterdam, students spend at least 30 hours per month earning their keep. They serve …

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

How Metasurface Lenses Could Change Photography Forever

A team of scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a radical new technology which could replace the bulky optical components we use today with an ultra-thin and completely flat ‘metasurface’ lens.<p>Following on from advances first shown in 2012, the …

Origami Artist Creates Stained Glass Art Out of Sugar and Watercolor

Artist Sipho Mabona is well known for his incredible origami works, like the life-size elephant sculpture he made from just one piece of paper. Recently, he used his background in origami to create stunning art pieces that resemble a modern day version of stained glass. Using a laser cutter, he cut …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Month

Every week, TIME rounds up our favorite iPhone apps of the past few days. Here are the best of the best for March, from messaging to mapping.<p><b>VaporChat</b><p>…

A Japanese Island Overrun by Hundreds of Stray Cats

In 2014, a documentary film crew set off to Tashirojima, better known as Cat Island, on the northern coast of Japan to capture the strangely surreal life there. While the human population stands at only about 100, the cats number in the several hundreds. (Some say it could be as high as 800.) The …

8 evocative images that’ll make you fall in love with street photography

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Wikipedia’s definition of street photography is, in part, photography that “features the human condition within public places.” This …

Social network brings its current total of photography and video apps up to six in battle with Twitter’s Vine and Periscope<p>Facebook has launched another video camera app. Riff for the iPhone and Android allows collaborative looping video creation – a bit like Twitter’s Vine on steroids.<p>The free app …

Social Media

How the world's most powerful leaders looked when they were young

Despite their fame, pictures of their early lives and careers are often hard to come across. We've tried to collect some of the best here.<p>It'll be easier once all the world's leaders have grown up with Facebook, and there's a full and embarrassing record of their younger years — but you can make do …

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in …

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

27 Modern Packaging Design Examples for Inspiration

Beautiful <b>packaging design</b>, concepts, ideas and packaging examples of popular branding, products created by professional designers and students. …

Carlo Ancelotti apologises for Real Madrid defeat as knives are out

Carlo Ancelotti has apologised to supporters after his Real Madrd suffered an embarrassing 4-3 Champions League home defeat to Schalke.<p>The defending champions were booed off at the Bernabeu after losing the second leg 4-3 – despite reaching the quarter-finals with a 5-4 agregate win.<p>“I’m very …

China's route to riches

<b>This is the billion dollar question. How did a poor communist country transform itself into having the second most billionaires in the world, after the United States, in just over a generation?</b><p>Hurun, which tracks the wealthy, says that they have identified 400 billionaires in China, but there are …

Photographer Harassed Online After Using American Flag as Prop for Baby Photo

Photographer Vanessa Hicks is fighting back today after being chastised and harassed online for using an American flag as a prop during a baby photo …

20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 …

Nikon D7200: A 24.2MP DSLR Focused on Speed and Sharpness for Photo and Video

Nikon today announced its new D7200, a 24.2-megapixel lightweight DSLR camera geared toward photography and videography enthusiasts. It boasts …

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle …