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Latest drone flyover video shows gorgeous sunset footage of Apple Park

Earlier this week, we saw the first set of press images from Apple’s new Apple Park headquarters emerge as work continues on the campus. Now, Duncan Sinfield is back with his latest flyover video of Apple Park, taking us on a gorgeous sunset tour of the new spaceship building…<p>While we saw some …

Apple’s new online guides show you how to take better iPhone photos

It’s no secret that the iPhone has fantastic cameras. Thanks to innovations like optical image stabilization and high-quality zoom, it’s produced …

Mobile Photography

Pictures of the Week 5.11.17

Tornadoes

Where is Google taking us?

Tim Adams was invited to hang out at Google’s California HQ, where some of the world’s brightest minds are working on innovations, such as driverless cars, that will transform our lives. But is society ready to go along for the ride?<p>Whatever happened to wonder? The most unnerving thing about …

Top Gear

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

Hiking

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Andy Warhol

#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

All aboard San Francisco's startup bus craze

'Introverts in the front, extroverts in the back.'<p>Late Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the back of a Leap bus with CEO Kyle Kirchhoff when the bus manager, a young blond guy named Richard, approached, holding his smartphone like a menu. Kirchhoff had just shown me how riders can use the Leap app …

Transportation

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Mitch McConnell

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

17 haunting Holocaust memorials

World History

The Verge 50

<i>The</i> Verge <b>Fifty</b><p>Welcome to the 2014 Verge 50<p>Tweet<br>• Share<p>Who are the 50 most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture? Who are the 50 people whose work this year will shape the next 50 years?<p>That's the question we ask when we assemble the Verge 50, our definitive …

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information.<p>As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Art

A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Three 21st-century words that are driving the nation's most dynamic municipalities<p>Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled around on our <i>American Futures</i> adventure. We couldn’t miss them. They are ubiquitous—and sometimes even invoked—when …

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

The Future of Drones: Getting Them Shot Out of the Sky By Neighbors with Shotguns

They won't take kindly to yer quadcoptin' 'round here.<p><b>Technically, the man from Lower Township, NJ</b> is only <i>accused</i> of shooting his neighbor's quadcopter with a shotgun, and it's because 32-year-old Russell J. Percenti straight up shot his neighbor's quadcopter with a shotgun. According to the <i>CBS</i> …

Drones

WWI Zeppelins: Not Too Deadly, But Scary as Hell

<i>World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at</i> …

Oral Sex Comes of Age in Hollywood: ‘Gone Girl’ the Latest Film to Showcase Female Pleasure

In the prudish ‘90s and early aughts, including a scene of a man going down on a woman would earn you an ugly NC-17 rating. Now, thankfully, the MPAA …