A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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Organize a family slide night with this tiny Instagram projector

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Back in the seventies, there was nothing better than gathering the family for a slide night, but since new technology has taken over our lives, we never get to enjoy those evenings. Now, thanks to a tiny gadget called Projecteo, you can relive the cheesy nights of the seventies.

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Restaurant in Philadelphia serves a phone charger as one of its courses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Volver is an upscale restaurant in Philadelphia that’s unlike any other eatery out there. First, it’s run by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Second, diners need to purchase tickets to eat here. Third, the menu is referred to as a ‘performance tasting’ with everything from ‘milk & cereal‘ to Wagyu beef on the 14-course menu. And […]

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If Disney Princesses had Instagram in real life, they’d look something like this

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Ever wondered what lives Disney Princesses would lead if they were set in the real world? ‘Seventeen Magazine’ imagines exactly that by coming up with Instagram accounts for each princess. Here we see Elsa chillin’ at a beach, Pocahontas trading her canoe for a surfboard, and Snow White trolling Grumpy. Looking at these Instagram photos, […]

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Find out if you’re a try-hard when it comes to social media

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 5 June 2014

Are you trying too hard on Facebook? Do you tweet too often? Are you looking like a loser to all your 1,200 Instagram followers? Now there’s a program that will ‘delve into your online persona, crunch the numbers, and form a comprehensive quantitative summary of your effort level in social media’. If you’re ready to […]

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Snarky Instagram account is calling out celebs using food as props

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Wednesday 4 June 2014

There’s an Instagram account out on the web that’s called You did not eat that, and it’s exactly as it sounds. It’s a bunch of images – usually of very thin models and celebrities – tricking us into believing they’ve actually taken a bite out of something, or are just about to. For instance, the account shares a photo of Miss Jetsetter (a blogger) dangling a burger ever so close to her mouth.

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Believe it or not: this is THE most Liked photo ever on Instagram

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Tuesday 3 June 2014

“ENOUGH!” is about right when you hear another tidbit about Kimye’s OTT wedding but one extra nugget surely can’t hurt? So, do you know that the extremely orchestrated photograph of the very first wedding kiss between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – yes, that one with the millions of flowers sacrificed for the pre-divorce ceremony – has more than 1.92 million likes on the bride’s Instagram page?

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Oh snap, now you can pay for food with Instagram snaps

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Is Instagram becoming the new online currency? In London, that was temporarily the case with a pop-up restaurant accepting payment in the form of Instagram snaps with a specific hashtag. Behind it was frozen food company Birds Eye, which wanted to promote a new line of products.

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A photo series of pizzas hanging out in unusual places

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Or alternatively titled: ‘Pizzas that decided to hang out in places that are not my belly’. Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass’ ‘Pizza in the Wild’ photo series began after seeing a funny pizza graffiti near his home. He then decided to place real-life pepperoni pizzas on random objects and places, capturing the humorous scenes on his iPhone and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #pizzainthewild.

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Star Wars Instagram releases photo from behind the scenes

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 March 2014

Many Bothans dies to bring you this information: Star Wars have launched their Instragram account. From Darth Vader’s fencing double to the ‘high-tech’ storm trooper stunt equipment, these photographs from behind the scenes on the Return Of The Jedi will put any Star Wars fan over the moon. But wait… that’s no moon! Personally, as […]

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Evocative photos of Lake Superior ice caves blocked for five years

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Monday 27 January 2014

The ice caves of Apostle Islands, Wisconsin have been inaccessable since 2009, and as of recently, you can reach then for the first time in 5 years by hiking across a frozen Lake Superior. These photos from Instagram photographers show the beauty of this frozen wonderland of needle-like icicles. This is next on our list […]

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This Instagram account shows miserable men out shopping

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 24 January 2014

These men have not suffered a death in the family. They’re just the ‘miserable men’ of shoppers, waiting outside stores as their spouses, friends and family members shop ’til they drop this holiday season. And these men don’t take a shopping trip sitting down or standing up — as you can see from this hilarious […]

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North Korea seen through David Guttenfelder’s Instagram snaps

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 December 2013

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has been able to capture never-before-seen images of North Korea and share then on Instagram. Recently North Korea relaxed their laws surrounding the internet so foreigners are now allowed to carry their phones ‘with an activated 3G network’. Guttenfelder explains his motivation behind the snapshots: ‘Through social media, I’m trying […]

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Star Wars now has an Instagram account

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Last December 2, an awesome thing from a galaxy far, far away happened. Star Wars finally launched its own official Instagram account, to the delight of fans around the galaxy. In just two days since launch, it already has 86,801 followers.

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Instagram photos printed on marshmallows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 7 December 2013

Know what you could do with those Instagram photos of you and your ex? Have them printed on marshmallows and burn them on an open campfire! Then eat them with murderous delight! *Insert maniacal laugh* UK-based Boomf has created a way for Instagrammers to send them their photos via connect feature and have them printed on a 4cm x 4cm marshmallow.

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