Daniel Casillas, Metro World News

Natural Museum's best wildlife photos of the year

The Natural History Museum’s prestigious annual competition sees the world’s most talented photographers competing for the top prize. This year, Dutch snapper Marsel van Oosten was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his image ‘The Golden Couple,’ featuring a great...

Friday, October 19, 2018, 5:56 PM

Be a great bartender with this smart stick, MixStik

Now, making a tip-top party cocktail has gotten the smart technology treatment. The MixStik device helps you becoming a better bartender from the get-go. The gadget, which connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth to access more than 100 recipes, guides the user through a series of LED lights for...

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 8:36 PM

Top 5 gadgets for a high-tech bathroom

From intelligent mirrors to speaker-embedded showerheads, the bathroom is the latest place in the home to get the hi-tech gadgetry treatment. Metro rounds up some of the top devices you’ll need while you get ready in the morning.Use a laser to shave...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 3:37 AM

Build your own smartwatch with 'Blocks'

Smartwatches are the gadgets of the year, but with their myriad of features and options crammed into one dainty device, it can feel like they're controlling us more than we're controlling them.But now a team of bioengineer graduates from Imperial College London have developed a customizable wrist-...

Monday, November 30, 2015, 9:23 PM

PHOTOS: Photographer captures how yogis' faces really look

From downward dog to bendy camel, yoga and its shapely poses can exude plenty of sex appeal. But look closer at its practitioners and you’ll see unsightly, sweaty faces contorted with pain as they try to pull off the master move. Jonah Sargent’s picture series ‘Faces of Yoga...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 9:21 PM

'Tailtalk' wearable device for dogs will translate tail movements

Pet owners now need no longer guess what's on the mind of their beloved pet. A small wearable developed by U.S. startup DogStar Life promises to translate the language of the dog's tail to be understood by humans. TailTalk works by using an accelerometer and a gyroscope that are inside of the small...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 8:58 PM

Photographer compares LinkedIn profile pictures with Tinder in new series

We all use some “masks” in our daily lives to adapt to situations. Belgian artist Dries Depoorter himself questioned what are the most different social networks and he made ‘Tinder In’ in which he compares the profiles of the same persons in Tinder and Linkedin to showcase the differences in...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:59 PM

5 smart rings to keep you engaged

They’re wearables that you flaunt on your finger: smart rings are the latest range of gadgetry to incorporate into your digitally-enhanced lives. Making payments, opening locked doors and receiving text alerts are just a few features these dainty devices can offer. Metro rounds up the best of the...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:48 PM

'Worldbeing' wearable device tracks your impact on the environment

Wristband wearables monitor everything from your heart rate to your daily steps – and now your impact on the environment.The Worldbeing deviceanalyzesyour everyday habits to illustrate your daily energy use.The wristband and smartphone app combo tracks your carbon footprint on your activities,...

Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:17 PM

Photos: Adorable orphaned felines get dressed to impress

The Big Apple is tough for a little kitty, as hundreds of tiny felines are abandoned in New York’s urban jungle. With this in mind, photographer Shaina Fishman teamed up with stylist Ryen Blaschke to create “Cats in hats” – snapshots of orphaned kittens wearing funny headgear – to shed light on...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:29 PM

'Hoope' claims it can diagnose sexually transmitted diseases

You could say this dainty device lets you know what you’re getting yourself into on a one-night stand…The Hoope ring can reportedly diagnose STDs such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichinosis in less than a minute. The thumb-fitted gizmo uses an electric pulse generator to numb the wearer’...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:42 PM

5 smart cams to monitor your home

Watch your stuff while you’re away from home with these connected cameras. Nifty cams keep track of your pets, kids, your prized possessions — and intruders, of course, giving you live feeds and updates straight to your mobile devices. Metro rounds up the best of the bunch.See your house from afar...

Monday, November 9, 2015, 9:34 PM

PHOTOS: Artist uses creative cutouts to make better landmarks

For British artist Rich McCor, standard pictures of world landmarks — unexciting snaps we’ve all seen countless of times — just won’t "cut" it. So, the 28-year-old Londoner transmogrifies travel photographs using intricate paper cutouts to create something you’d have never noticed before in a...

Friday, November 6, 2015, 4:06 AM

Experience the forest through the eyes of an animal with this virtual reality device

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Visitors to Grizedale Forest, in northwest England, have been treated to a virtual reality installation that lets them see the terrain as an animal would. “In the Eyes of the Animal” combines the use of an Oculus Rift VR headset and...

Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:12 PM

Ear-free headphones transmit sound via your skull

Headphones are essential for listening to music while on the go, but can be a danger, blocking out the noise around you – like passing cars or trains.Thinking about this problem and to find a new way of listening to music, Madrid-based Studio Banana Things developed the Batband, a headband that...

Friday, October 16, 2015, 11:37 PM

TECH: Have your very own personal wind turbine

When in need to charge your smartphone, the days of going to a power source like a socket for some juice are over –now you can bring the power source along with you with this personal portable wind turbine. The Trinity is capable of converting wind into energy to be stored in an in-built battery...

Monday, October 12, 2015, 4:10 PM

New 'smart jacket' will give you a massage

Since the invention of clothes aeons ago, a jacket has been worn to keep you warm, keep you dry – and now, to give you a massage. Dubbed the “mobile massage suite”, the Aira smart jacket uses air pressure to produce the sensation of a back rub. At the touch of a button on the gadget’s smartphone...

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 11:18 AM

PHOTOS: Portraits of MS-13 gang members captured by Adam Hinton

The idea of getting close to one of the world’s most violent gangs would make most of us run and hide. Not for photographer Adam Hinton, who visited the Penal de Ciudad Barrios prison in El Salvador to document members of the notorious gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). Hinton’s work is printed in book...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3:42 PM

'Punkt' phone will let you get your life back

From checking emails, taking selfies and flicking through endless social media news feeds, our smartphones seem to occupy every waking moment of our daily lives. But one Swiss tech company is on a mission to take back our time by creating not a smartphone, but a ‘dumb’phone – a mobile device that...

Monday, October 5, 2015, 10:22 AM

5 grooming gadgets for him and her

Everyone wants to look their best for the day – and technology is giving us a boost in the grooming department.Metro takes a look at the latest hi-tech gadgetry that’ll leave you perfectly coiffed, pruned and pristine as part of your daily routine.Don’t miss any detail of your face Ordinary mirrors...

Monday, September 28, 2015, 2:25 PM