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The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

The Jolla Tablet wants your help to revolutionize multitasking

The ranks of iPad mini competitors are swelling in number today with Jolla's announcement of its new Tablet, a crowdfunding project aiming to bring the small startup's Sailfish OS to a bigger form factor. Having introduced the original Jolla smartphone a year ago, the small Finnish startup has been …

2016 Ford Explorer Gets a Major Overhaul: New EcoBoost Engine, Luxe Top Trim, and Much More

New styling, tech, and powertrain enhancements for Ford's long-running family hauler.<p>The Ford Explorer fights in a crowded and highly competitive segment, duking it out with vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, and Nissan Pathfinder. It’s a huge and hugely profitable …

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Lady Gaga's Lead Keyboard Player Develops Innovative Circular Piano

A regular, linear piano with 88 keys was just not enough for musician Brockett Parsons. So, the Lady Gaga lead keyboard player put together a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, also playfully known as the Brockettship.<p>The innovative keyboard design is a circular instrument composed of 294 …

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Just Bought The Colonial Mansion Of Our Dreams

The actress and husband Michael Douglas recently purchased a 13 acre, 19th-century Colonial estate in Bedford, NY.<p><i>Michael Loccisano/Getty / Luxury Portfolio International</i><p>It looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's fourteen-year marriage is back on the right track: Just days after …

Adorable Blind Rescued Owl Has Eyes That Look Like Twinkling Stars

Meet Zeus, a blind Western screech owl with eyes that look like windows to another galaxy glittering with stars. The adorable little owl was found lying on a porch one morning after he flew into the side of the house because he was unable to see where he was going. After a visit to the vet, the …

Cute Animals

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

Fingers Cleverly Joined into Animal Illustrations by Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez has a knack for creating delightfully whimsical illustrations via Instagram. In the past, we’ve admired his simple line drawings combined with everyday objects; we’re now happy to share works that incorporate this same kind of play. But, instead of using fruit or Scrabble tiles, Pérez …

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iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Material Difference

This week Google announced the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the most radical design overhaul of Android since it launched in late 2008. Six weeks ago Apple announced iOS 8, one of the most exciting and expansive releases of iOS since it debuted in 2007 (under the name ‘Mobile OS X’). It is now …

The Mirror That Takes Selfies

Say goodbye to tired arms and awkward angles.<p>We can all agree that selfies are taking over the world. The Oxford Dictionaries named the term its Word of the Year in 2013. Ellen DeGeneres took quite possibly the greatest selfie at the Oscars with stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad …

One Direction, Four, review: 'songwriting by numbers, but the numbers add up'

Anthemic choruses; power chords; epic drums – Neil McCormick finds an unlikely comparison to Bruce Springsteen in the X Factor quintet’s latest offering<p>Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the …

Bruce Springsteen

NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data

Thousands of shooting stars per hour scraped a yellowed Martian sky last month as a comet blazed through the red planet's atmosphere at 35 miles per second.<p>Unfortunately, no one was there to experience the spectacular pass of Siding Spring on Oct. 19, and the remote images and data from the close …

The World's Best Ski Towns

National Geographic Travel

​Half of the stars in our universe live in the space between galaxies

Hubble's deep field imagery is breathtaking, but what lies between those thousands of spiral-arm galaxies? More stars, of course. Data collected by CIBER rockets (Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment)show that as many as half of the stars in the universe are orphans -- suns that spun out of their …

Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real

Storms in 1200s could have helped thwart attacks by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan's fleets, a study of lake sediments finds.<p>An ancient story tells of the kamikaze, or "divine wind," that twice saved Japan from Kublai Khan's Mongol fleets. So powerful was the legend that centuries later thousands of …

12 Luxe Living Room Designs

Living rooms that turn up the glitz and glam.<p>From button-tufted sofas to blue-lacquered walls, these living rooms turn up the glitz and glamour.

Your mouth tells Amazon's Echo speaker what to play

If you've mastered the art of conversation with Siri, Google Voice and Cortana, there's a new device on the block keen for you to address it directly.<p>…

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

It's possible you already purchased one of the smartphones we listed in our buyer's guide last July, but things tend to move quickly, and with fresh handsets from names like Apple, Samsung and Motorola, some of you may already be itching for an upgrade. To that end, we've made some fresh additions …

This TV Commercial Featuring a Penguin Just Won Christmas

Get ready to fall in love with Monty the Penguin. In this new advertisement campaign for upscale UK department store John Lewis comes a video that is guaranteed to warm your heart. The spot, which cost $1.6 million to make is as sweet as you can get for a Christmas commercial. The ad centers around …

Loneliness

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

New iOS 8 Update Promises Faster iPhones

It would be kind to say iOS 8 got off to a rocky start. WiFi, battery life and Bluetooth problems, a withdrawn fix that did more harm than good and finally a solid fix in the shape of iOS 8.1 more than a month later. But now Apple has finished putting out fires, it is ready to give owners of older …

Bansko named cheapest family ski resort

Bansko in Bulgaria offers the cheapest family ski holiday this season, according to new research by Ipsos Mori.<p>A family of four can spend a week in the resort for an average cost of £1,631, not including travel, a third of the cost of the most expensive resort, St Anton, Austria, where a week costs …

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Real Estate - Luxury Homes for Sale

Searching for a vacation home? This is what you need to do...<p>The owners threw a party in this stunning townhouse with the sole purpose of helping the bachelor find a bride.<p>Everything about this place is special.<p>The property is being offered for $9.5 million, the first time it's been for sale in 56 …

Land Rover Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division has partnered with renowned British gunmaker Holland &amp; Holland to create a special edition Range Rover &ndash; a vehicle that the Solihull carmaker is dubbing its "most

Land Rover<p>Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division has partnered with renowned British gunmaker Holland & Holland to create a special edition …

Jaguar "What we're doing with the XE at a crude level is like a kid walking to the playground, picking the three biggest kids and thumping them smartly on the nose." So says Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Jeremy

Jaguar<p>"What we're doing with the XE at a crude level is like a kid walking to the playground, picking the three biggest kids and thumping them …

REX Features Sheepdogs have a firm place in most farmers' hearts, as their most loyal farm help. So how does a farmer remember man's best friend when their sheep herding days are

REX Features<p>Sheepdogs have a firm place in most farmers' hearts, as their most loyal farm help. So how does a farmer remember man's best friend when …