Edward Thompson, metro world news

5 stylish man bags made for laptops

The 21st century man-bag has sophistication, storage and a safe spot for your laptop. Here’s Metro’s pick of the packs and sacks that’ll sheath your device in style.Topo x TSPTR Rover PackIf you’re the outdoorsy type, with the Snoopy spirit for exploration, haul this heavy-duty pack on to your back...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 8:54 PM

NSFW: Meet Kim Anami, the 'sexpert' who lifts surfboards with her vagina

If you’re one of those people still bemused by the mysteries of the female anatomy, namely the vagina, this news is going to further dumbfound you. Life and sex coach Kim Anami is taking ‘vaginal kung fu’ – female genital weightlifting – on a world tour. What she’s aiming to do, aside from achieve...

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:57 PM

Send your dog on vacation

Vacations are for the dogs.Credit: ThinkstockA short stay in the dog house could actually be a positive for your pet pooch. A new study carried about by a team of British researchers measured a range of stress parameters, such as nose and core body temperature, lip-licking and yawning, in 29...

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:46 PM

Are e-joints the future of marijuana?

Forget pipes and vaporizers: There's an e-joint now.Credit: E-NjointThe new e-joint is the healthy high-free way to take a toke. Dutch firm E-Njoint BV has created what they describe as the world's first "100% legal electronic joint". The hi-tech doobie does not contain THC, the active mind-...

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:28 AM

Send a fragrant message on the oPhone

The oPhone lets you send smellygrams.Credit: AMNH / D. FinninJust imagine a day when you could wake up and smell the coffee without the hassle of boiling a kettle. Well, you’ve not got long to wait because the "oPhone" — currently in the funding stage on Indiegogo — can do just that. The...

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:20 AM

Ringly lets you put a smart ring on it

Put a ring on it.Credit: Ringly The first wearable tech smart ring vows to keep you connected to your phone. Ringly uses Bluetooth LE to alert wearers to a call, text or even Tinder. The New York-based scientists behind the band say it's designed to help women discreetly stay on top of hectic...

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:09 PM

Scientist designs Lego set for girls

Legos aren't just for boys anymore.Credit: Ellen KoojimanLego is traditionally the building blocks for many a boy’s happy childhood. But Ellen Kooijman, a Dutch geosciences researcher based in Sweden, is hoping to change outdated stereotypes with mini figurines designs that include a female...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:16 PM

Blow job machine Autoblow 2 means no mouth necessary

Get ready, get set, blow! Credit: Intelligent Ecommerce Inc Gents, there’s a new sex machine on the market - and this one can coax you to climax with no partner required. The Autoblow 2 is a blow job machine powered by a 500-hour motor that will never leave you high and dry. All you...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 8:58 PM

Take a ride on hover bike Aero-X

Take a wild ride on the Aero-x.Credit: Larry BartholomewA sci-fi hover bike, akin to the flying forest speeders from Star Wars Return of the Jedi, is set to take off by 2017. The Aero-X, designed by Californian-based Aerofex Corporation, uses ducted rotors in a similar fashion to a helicopter but...

Monday, June 16, 2014, 7:29 PM

Football-free zone: Global events happening other than World Cup

Wife carrying championship is a unique sports of its kind originated from Finland. Credit: Getty Images Metro’s guide to the other must-see global events that kick off during the World Cup. We wouldn’t want you getting FOMO now would we?June 20: Take Your Dog To Work Day Credit: Getty Images...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 8:47 PM

Anatomy of a toy: See Barbie's skeleton

If you’ve ever wondered what Barbie looks like in the flesh (literally), then now’s your chance to get hold of a stripped-down model. American artist Jason Freeny has laid bare the anatomies of some our favorite toys from Hello Kitty and Super Mario to My Little Pony. Freeny tells Metro why he...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 10:57 PM

Study reveals differences between dog person and cat person

Are you a dog or a cat person? It means a lot more than you think it does.Credit: Wiki Commons. The question of whether you’re a cat or dog lover reveals a lot about your personality and intelligence. A recent study of 600 students by Carroll University, Wisconsin, shows that kitty owners tend to...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:35 PM

Hipster models wear animal beards in Schick ads

It could well be the new hipster trend to sculpt and cut critters into bushy bristles. But the "beastly" designs are in fact a part of New Zealand-based shaving company’s Schick’s #freeyourskin ad campaign aimed to encourage chaps to tame their unruly facial follicles. The Auckland-based Y&R...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:54 AM

Need a disguise? Wear a mask of someone else's face

That's Leo Selvaggio's face you're looking at - but it's not Leo Selvaggio.Credit: ProvidedWe all have those days when we just want to cover our faces and disappear into anonymity. Usually sunglasses and a scarf are the best we can do but now there’s a new prosthetic mask that gives wearers a...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:38 AM

Feast for the eyes: Artists create knitted comfort food

It’s the mouth-watering menu that looks too good to be true - and that's because it is. A creative duo is pulling the wool over your eyes with knitted versions of some of our favorite foods from an English breakfast to a cheeseburger. The delectable-looking delights form part of a series of images...

Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:44 PM

Is Matt Dunford Britain's vainest man? He says so

Matt Dunford admits he is quite vain.Credit: ProvidedMatt Dunford, the self-professed “vainest man in Britain,” (but not the Human Ken Doll) is the male equivalent of a men's magazine's busty beauty. He’s the glossy gym bunny with pearly white teeth, polished pecs and hair as sharp as cartoon...

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:30 PM

'Personal Space Dress' gives you room to breathe

Need some space? Try on this dress for a breather.Credit: Kathleen McDermottSometimes earphones, a tablet or a good old newspaper just isn't enough to protect your personal space on an overcrowded subway. That’s where the “Personal Space Dress” comes to the rescue. The outfit, which includes in-...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:20 PM

PetMatch lets you upload photo to find your dream pet

Use a photo to find your dream dog.Credit: ThinkstockA new phone app helps you find your perfect match - if you’re looking for a cat or dog, that is. The PetMatch app allows users to upload an image of a cute critter and then searches through its database of nearby animals that are almost...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 5:37 PM

Clean tush: Get a butt facial in Brooklyn

Facials aren't just for your face anymore.Credit: ColourboxThe latest body treatment brings a new meaning to the phrase “beach bum.” The “Shiney Hiney” is a massage that smooths and scrubs your tush into shape for the summer. A spa in Brooklyn, New York, called Skin by Molly offers a deep...

Friday, May 23, 2014, 5:33 PM

Chickens get a tech upgrade with virtual reality

Chickens will feel like they're living the free range life with these virtual reality goggles.Credit: ProvidedCredit: ProvidedVirtual reality takes chickens from the coop to their very own bucolic bird paradise. "The Second Livestock System" is the sci-fi project that could give battery hens the...

Friday, May 23, 2014, 1:01 AM