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Apple shares ‘Shot on iPhone Xs’ video w/ stunning slo-mo, 4K, and time-lapse clips

Following the introduction of the iPhone Xs earlier today, Apple has shared a video on its YouTube channel highlighting video shot with the device. Apple touts that this video offers a first-look at how water, fire, metal, and light were used to capture these stunning videos.<p>Throughout the 1 minute …

Time-lapse Photography

'I have a great body, so why not show it off?' Business graduate, 28, earns $100k a year working just 16 hours per week - cleaning homes NAKED

A woman has revealed how she doubled her salary and halved her hours by taking a job as a nude cleaner.<p>The 28-year-old business graduate and single …

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?<p>For 17-year-old Mary Amanuel, from London, it happened in Tesco. “We were in year 7,” she remembers, “and my friend had made an Instagram account. As we were buying …

Social Media

One Hard Thing Mentally Strong People Do When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

It’s wild how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted. Life keeps …

Self-help

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Apple Watch helps Aussie man discover a hole in his heart

People sometimes say the loss of a loved one has left a hole in their heart. A young Australian man discovered he had a literal one. And this serious medical condition wouldn’t have been diagnosed without his Apple Watch.<p>The heart-rate monitor on his smartwatch found that his heart was beating far …

Heart Rates

My Amsterdam is being un-created by mass tourism | Joost de Vries

You crash into a distracted tourist, and the whisper becomes a curse: Fucking Venice! (We like to swear in English)<p>The soft drugs market ​is so large that some legal experts describe ​the Netherlands as a de facto narco state<p>The word on everyone’s lips is “Venice”. It starts as a whisper, some time …

Homeless man hands out resumes, gets hundreds of job offers

On Friday morning, homeless web developer David Casarez woke from his park bench in Mountain View, Calif., put on a nice shirt and tie, and carried …

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design …

Portraits of Tattooed People, With and Without Clothes

Photographer Alan Powdrill has long been intrigued by tattoos and the idea that people would make permanent statements on their skin. For his project</i> …

DJI Debuts Drone Capable of Saving Lives

When it comes to the possible applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, popularly referred to as drones, literally the sky is the limit.<p>DJI is …

Security app created by ex-NSA staffer warns you if an attacker opens the lid of your Mac

Macs aren’t easy to hack, and most attempts require physical access to the machine. Ex-NSA staffer Patrick Wardle has created a security app designed to warn you if someone tries to interfere with your MacBook, alerting you as soon as the lid is opened …<p>He created the app after he believes that he …

This is the Surface of a Comet

Back in 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft captured the world’s imagination by arriving at a comet and snapping the first-ever photos of a comet’s surface. …

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

NVIDIA’s AI-Powered ‘Content-Aware Fill’ is Mind-Blowing

NVIDIA is taking Photoshop-style “Content-Aware Fill” to the next level. The company has introduced a new state-of-the-art technique that uses AI to …

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Emerging Technology

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Celebrating the opening of our new offices

Western Australia’s leading strategic communications and public relations firm, Cannings Purple, recently celebrated the official opening of its new …

Drone Pilot Fined for Flying a Drone Over Ed Sheeran Concert

An irresponsible Australian flew his UAV above the concert last week, securing himself a hefty fine for breaching numerous drone regulations.<p>Lance …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Tutorials

This U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Photographed the Northern Lights Up Close

Want to see what the Northern Lights look like up close? Ross Franquemont can show you. A U-2 spy plane pilot by day and a photographer by night, …

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

I can’t stop playing Apple’s clever new HomePod ad

The song is only available on Apple Music<p>There’s so much going on in Apple’s latest HomePod ad that I don’t know where to begin. The four-minute quirky adventure into music is accompanied by a dancing FKA twigs, and a new track from Anderson .Paak. This talent is backed up by direction from Spike …

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

South America

Florida Student Emma Gonzalez Delivered This Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control Reform

Guns

Audiophile Review: HomePod 'Sounds Better' Than $999 KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speakers

HomePod reviews from the tech press came thick and fast last week, and while the smart speaker's sound quality was consistently praised, most reviews were based on subjective assessments and didn't take into account professional-grade output measurements. Early on Monday, however, Reddit user …

HomePod

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Ethereal Portraits of Women Who Look Like They’re Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

Inspired by fantasy and fairytales, photographer Bella Kotak creates ethereal images that combine sumptuous color and bountiful nature. Her portraits of women fuse flowers, gorgeous fashion, and picturesque settings, resulting in moments that seem plucked from the pages of a storybook.<p>Kotak …