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BT now blocks nuisance calls before they reach your phone

BT customers can now automatically redirect nuisance calls to a junk voicemail box.<p>The free service, dubbed Call Protect Service, could divert up to …

Customers

Microsoft patent reveals foldable phone that turns into a tablet

There could be some clues here for the Surface Phone<p>Microsoft is attempting to patent a device with a flexible hinge and display that would transform a phone into a tablet. Patent filings discovered by MSPoweruser reveal that Microsoft is, at least, experimenting with this type of concept for a …

Samsung To Expose Real Galaxy Note 7 Problems Soon

Samsung’s investigation into what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be published next week.<p>In it, Samsung is will reveal that the battery was the component that was causing some devices to explode, according to a source speaking with Reuters.<p>The report is light on technical details …

5 Surprising Marriage Benefits of Sexting

Could turning up the heat in your marriage be as simple as turning on your phone and typing out a naughty text? Um, yeah.<p>According to recent research presented at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention, the more you sext the more sexually satisfied you’re likely to be in …

Self-esteem

How To Make Scallion Pancakes

<b>Make the dough and let it rest:</b> Mix 2 1/2 cups flour with 1 cup water until it forms a smooth dough. Knead by doubling the dough over and pressing it …

Baking

Germany hits out at Donald Trump after he labels Nato 'obsolete' and threatens car makers with 35pc tariffs

Germany sought to calm European anxieties over Donald Trump’s presidency on Monday after he dismissed Nato as “obsolete” and said he believed the EU would break up.<p>“I believe we Europeans have our fate in our own hands,” Angela Merkel said in Berlin. “I'm personally going to wait until the American …

EU citizens in UK could face 'deliberate hostility' policy after Brexit

Immigration lawyer says government could make it very difficult for people to stay in UK if rights of 1.2 million Britons in EU are not protected<p>EU citizens could have their lives turned upside down with bank accounts closed, employment terminated and rental agreements revoked if their current …

Theresa May has secretly posed for a Vogue photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz

Theresa May will feature in a spread for the esteemed fashion magazine <i>Vogue</i>, Downing Street has confirmed.<p>The Prime Minister will feature in the …

Lexus just unveiled a gorgeous yacht concept that's perfect for tech tycoons

Lexus is trying its hand at designing more than just cars.<p>The Japanese-based automaker unveiled its proof of concept for a high-tech yacht on Thursday. Lexus said the yacht highlights the carmaker's interest in expanding into "new areas of lifestyle and recreation."<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Boats

EU negotiators will offer Brits an individual opt-in to remain EU citizens, chief negotiator confirms

EU negotiators will offer British people the chance to individually opt-in and remain EU citizens as a proposal in Brexit negotiations, the European …

May's put-downs leave some muttering darkly about an anti-Johnson plot

Gaffe-prone Boris Johnson always looked an odd fit for foreign secretary and some Tory backbenchers are growing suspicious of the PM’s motives<p>Few Conservative MPs were surprised when Theresa May distanced herself from Boris Johnson’s comments about Saudi Arabia and Iran waging “proxy wars” across …

Aston Martin's 1,000-HP, 250-MPH Hypercar Is Officially Coming in 2018

719<p>SHARES<p>While Aston Martin has been pretty secretive regarding its upcoming joint venture project with Formula One team Red Bull, code name AM-RB …

11 Hi-Tech Gifts to Make Life More Fun and Beautiful

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, it's found a place in nearly everyone's life. If you're looking for the perfect gift this holiday, digital devices and great gadgets are <i>the</i> place to start.<p>From the world traveler to the health conscious to the kid at heart, we've found products that …

Colorful Resin Bangles Let You Wear Classic Art on Your Wrist

Bulgaria-based jewelry shop PAGANE Uniques crafts colorful and bright bangles inspired by well-known works of art. Showcasing the vivid color palettes and striking modernity of 19th and 20th century masterworks—including Gustav Klimt's glittering <i>The Kiss</i>, Vincent van Gogh's beaming <i>Sunflowers</i>, and …

Gustav Klimt

Famous Songs Hilariously Reinterpreted as Witty One-Panel Cartoons

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson hilariously reinterprets the meaning of some of the world’s most popular songs. Ranging from timeless Christmas carols to chart-topping hits, the Icelandic artist uses them as inspiration for his deceptively simple-yet-clever line drawings. As a result, their biting wit …

Music

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to …

Tattoos

25 Creative Gifts You Can Only Find on Etsy

If you’re someone who appreciates the value of creative gifts, we’ve got a great list for you of goods created by cutting edge artists, designers, and makers. The best part? Their creations are all available to purchase on Etsy!<p>Here at My Modern Met, we’re big fans of Etsy. It’s a great source for …

Stocking Stuffers

Beautiful Vintage Light Bulbs Feature Luminous Floral Filaments

LED light bulbs are all the rage nowadays, but you can’t beat the timeless beauty of vintage filaments. Between the late 1930s and into the 1970s, the Aerolux Light Corporation produced novelty bulbs with tiny sculptures inside. These decorative filaments take the shapes of flowers and birds which …

Sculpture

Eye-Catching Early Entries From the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Photographers have one month to enter their best work for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. The world's largest photography competition, which saw 230,103 photo submissions last year, is accepting entries in the <i>Open</i> and <i>Youth</i> contests until January 5, 2017. (The <i>Professional</i> section of the …

Photography

Men in London Are Festively Decorating Their Beards With Twinkling Holiday Lights

Over the years, beards have become an unlikely source for amusing hair trends. We’ve seen guys decorating their whiskers with bouquets of spring flowers as well as silly, bizarre objects. But with the holidays around the corner, it's the perfect time for men to show their spirit through facial …

East Village

Dazzling Photos Explore a Rapidly Changing Hong Kong at Night

Photographer Andy Yeung is known for his jaw-dropping aerial photos of Hong Kong, but his new series <i>Remembering Hong Kong</i> explores unexpected aspects of the city. By taking in older sections of Hong Kong, Yeung preserves their memory against the rapidly changing urban jungle.<p>Yeung began his …

Hong Kong

Nude Models Covered in Body Paint Blend Into Patriotic Landmarks

Body paint artist Trina Merry constantly wows us with her work, which manages to flawlessly camouflage her models. In her series <i>Sweet Land of Liberty</i>, Merry poses her subjects in front of iconic patriotic landmarks. From the White House to the Freedom Tower, these historic pieces of architecture …

Bodypainting

Ingenious Masking Tape Transforms Any Blank Notebook Into a Calendar

Looking to transform your notebook into something more organized or create the perfect bullet journal calendar? Japanese stationery store icco nico has created an easy, ingenious masking tape that's up to the task. Using two rolls of washi tape, one for numbers and one for days of the week (in …

Calendars

Sculptural Dragon Ornaments Protect Colorful Baubles Like Their Own Eggs

Earlier this year, we marveled at Aelia Petro‘s mystical dragon jewelry that wraps around your neck as if you were Daenerys Targaryen. Since delighting us with those fantastical accessories, Petro has continued to craft the creatures. Now, they’re ready for the holidays as dragon ornaments that …

Eggs

2,500-Year-Old Chinese Sword Still Looks and Cuts Like New

There are many distinctive swords throughout history, but few are as renowned as the Sword of Goujian. This ancient Chinese dagger is more than 2,500 years old. Because of its still-impeccable condition, however, it's considered one of those swords that mythically defies the tests of time.<p>In 1965, …

Archaeology