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Gear & Gadgets

Mobile phone charges in 30 seconds using new technology

An Israeli startup company has developed a new product that can charge your smartphone from empty to full in 30 seconds.<p>Dr Doron Myersdorf, from StoreDot, demonstrated the product, which uses nano-technology.<p>But technology journalist Rupert Goodwins questioned how much power such a short charge …

Mobile

What It’d Be Like To Step Inside Your Twitter Feed

As if spending the entire day glued to your Twitter feed weren’t enough, now you can step directly <i>inside</i> your social media stream. For TED2014, New York-based marketing agency MKG partnered with two digital artists (Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald) to create a structure that resembles a giant …

Delta Airlines

My Day: Japanese sushi chef Yosuke Imada

<b>Yosuke Imada is among Japan's most renowned sushi chefs. Mr Imada, 68, heads Kyubey, a family-run sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, with branches in Osaka and four major hotels.</b><p>My father opened a sushi restaurant in Ginza in 1935. During the Second World War, my family escaped to my father's …

Japan

Lovers and fighters: Robert Capa's best second world war photography

Capa, one of the world's most distinguished war photographers, famously said: 'If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough.' And close he certainly was, accompanying US forces to Europe from 1943-1945. From D-Day landings to a soldier wandering a lane with his sweetheart, his …

The Last 30 Years, As Told By Newspapers

What would history look like if told by newspapers? What does it look like to scroll through 30 years of history on one page?<p>To glance at the past from a new perspective--one told by the media-- we took one newspaper page from each year for the last 30 years. The newspapers we chose do not reflect …

Totallycoolpix

The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

The 'Under the Skin' star talks about alien mindsets, guerilla shooting on the streets of Scotland and why she's an indie actress at heart<p>Let's say …

40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

Photographers

Divergent's Makeup Artist Explains How Shailene Woodley Got Inked

Tris Prior’s future may be uncertain in <i>Divergent,</i> but at least one thing is a little more permanent in the dystopian world: the Dauntless faction’s …

Kevin Bacon Busts Out Footloose Dance on The Tonight Show

Kevin Bacon still knows how to kick off those Sunday shoes.<p>The actor stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> Friday night, where he gamely showed host Jimmy …

Skin-Tight, Gravity-Mimicking Suit Gets Ready To Go To Space

Astronauts are supposed to wear the suit while inside spacecraft, to get a dose of gravity-like pressure while they're performing their daily tasks.<p>It's not just for the sexiness. (Although obvs it is very stylish and attractive, right??) This experimental space outfit's skintight design compresses …

Space

Empire Magazine

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service. The outfit says …