theMET Minute: Bite Size News Updates

We’re introducing a new segment today called The Met Minute where we’ll aggregate some of the best news stories we think you’ll like and give them to you in one nice little bundle. Enjoy! This one’s on tech: * At Macworld this morning, Apple announced that iTunes songs are now DRM free. Song pricing will also be offered in three tiers instead of just one, $0.99 cents, $0.69 cents, and $1.29. – Gizmodo * Any track bought prior to today from iTunes’ store can upgrade to a 256-kbps, DRM-free version for 30 cents. Once in your library, it’s also a right-click to convert to MP3. – Lifehacker * iPhoto 09 will have built-in support for online services Facebook and Flickr and has three additional features – Face Detection, Face Recognition, and Places – for tagging faces, names, and places. – Mashable * New 17-inch MacBook Pro: Apple completed its notebook refresh with this new model, which brings the unibody design, trackpad button, and new displays to the company’s largest laptop. It will cost $2,799, the same price as the current 17-inch MacBook Pro. – CNET * Best Buy will offer refurbished Apple 3G iPhones in 350 stores. Refurbished phones will be available at all Best Buy stores by the end of January, the retailer says. Prices aren't cheap, but at least represent a modest savings. Refurbished iPhones will cost $149 and $249, depending on the memory. (Original prices: $199 and $299, respectively.) – USA Today





December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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