Forget passwords! Japanese smartphone allows you to pay with your eyes

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Welcome to the future, everyone. Forget those passwords when paying for things online – now all you need is a set of eyes to make a transaction thanks to a very nifty Japanese smartphone, the Arrows NX.

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Socks that look like cat paws turn your furniture into felines

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 17 June 2015

In Japan (of course it had to be Japan), online store ‘Toyo Case’ is selling a line of socks that will turn your furniture into FURniture.

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Kid steps in dog doodoo, realises life is not all rainbows and unicorns after all

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Welcome to the real world, kid, where life gives you lemons… or dog poo, constantly! While stepping in doodoo is common, for this little kid, his whole day has been ruined by the offensive act. Just look at that face. Hear those screams. And look at that mess – yuck.

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Artist sculpts elegant pirate ships using only pearl necklaces and earrings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 16 June 2015

For years, British artist Ann Carrington had been collecting old pearl necklaces from junk shops and boot fairs so that she can turn them into two galleons, ‘Wo Wave City’ and ‘White Cloud City’.

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Newly-born baby chameleon still thinks he’s inside his egg

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you love hitting your alarm’s snooze button, then this here’s your spirit animal. At the Canvas Chameleon pet shop in Reading, Pennsylvania, a baby panther chameleon (Furcifer pradalis) seems to think he’s still inside his egg even after hatching.

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France orders supermarkets to give away unsold food to charities under a new law

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Food wastage is getting out of hand these days, but the French national assembly has just voted unanimously to pass legislation that forces supermarkets to give away unsold food to charities (or for animal feed) to make sure nothing goes to waste.

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Rare photos of a teenage Manny Pacquiao training back in 1995

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Before he became one of the greatest boxers of our generation, Manny Pacquiao was already training like a pro in his native Philippines.

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Shop ’til you drop then learn how to ski in the middle of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you love to shop, then head on over to Dubai for a non-stop shop-a-thon. This is the place you want to be to pick up all your designer threads and lavish goods. But Dubai is not only a shopper’s paradise; it’s an adventurous wonderland. In this fascinating city, you can shop ’til you drop then learn how to ski right in the middle of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.

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I hate Berlin, I love Berlin illustrations by a South Korean expat

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you’ve ever moved to a different country, you’ll soon find out that while the grass is sometimes greener on the other side, there are certain things that will never feel like home. South Korean artist Sunkyong moved to Berlin and found this out, so she illustrated her experience in the series, I hate Berlin, […]

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3D printers create the most beautiful faucets we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Using 3D printing technology, American Standard has created a collection of elegant faucets that seem to defy the laws of physics.

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Calling all creatives! We’ve found the perfect notebook for all your tasks in Microsoft’s HP Spectre x360

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 15 June 2015

Everyday you’re bombarded with new tech products on the market and it can be difficult knowing which one is suitable for your lifestyle. Well, we’ve got a secret: we’ve finally found the perfect notebook for creatives just like you. It’s Microsoft’s HP Spectre x360 and it’s much more than a sleek design.

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Not a fan of sex ed? Don’t enroll your kindergartner in a Dutch school then!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 15 June 2015

Guess what, people? Sex ed isn’t hush-hush over in The Netherlands as it is in other countries (I’m looking at you, America). In fact, kids as young as four are educated on everything from love and healthy relationships. And kids just a wee bit older are schooled on safe sex and birth control. This sex-ed program takes place during a week in the spring called ‘lentekriebels’, which translates to ‘spring fever’.

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Take a look at every passport from every country on this interactive website

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 15 June 2015

Waiting in line to get through customs in a different country can be exhausting. After a 12-hour flight the last thing you want to do is stand around with a bunch of cranky people. So if you’re anything like me, you like to play the passport game – guessing the country of everyone’s passport. 

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Stunning photographs from the heart of the Australian Outback

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 15 June 2015

While the majority of Australians live by the coast (or a quick drive away), there are those Aussies who tough it out in the Outback away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Freelance photographer Andrew Quilty ventured into one outback town – McKinlay – to document the isolation of the place, but also the beauty that comes with a land that has stayed untouched for years.

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Sandi Mitchell has every art lover’s dream job: conserving an historic masterpiece by John Rogers Herbert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 15 June 2015

Sandi Mitchell has every art lover’s dream job. Not only does she get to look at art all day, but she’s the Project Coordinator for the public conservation treatment of John Rogers Herbert’s Moses bringing down the Tables of the Law. At the time of acquiring the painting, it was the largest and most expensive painting to ever be purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria. So to say Sandi was under a lot of pressure in helping conserve the painting is putting it mildly!

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