David A. Martinez

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Singapore's New Airport Terminal is Basically an Adventure Park

We pretty much expected that Singapore's Changi Airport would be number one in the world, but we never would have anticipated this. Apparently, the …

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Find out if someone has accessed your MacBook's camera

After reading about how hackers have taken control of a MacBook's iSight camera to spy on the person sitting in front of it, you might start to get a feeling that someone is watching you. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you, after all. Making matters worse, hackers have …

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life

With apps like IFTTT and Flow, you can make your world smarter without buying a thing.<p>IFTTT (If This Then That) and Flow are both incredibly useful apps that are also pretty hard to describe. Basically, they let you plug different apps and services together, from Facebook and Instagram to iOS and …

This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Election Update: Trump May Depress Republican Turnout, Spelling Disaster For The GOP

<i>Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Instead of a poll, let’s start today’s Election Update with some …

7 can't-miss apps: Ever, Visionn, 'Lonely Sun' and more

With the Nintendo Switch blowing up your feed and getting you to reminisce about the glory days of video games, you may have missed some of this …

Please Stop Punishing Your Employees for Being Introverted

Why does it matter so much if they speak up in meetings?<p>Remember back in school when class participation made up 10 percent of your grade? For some people this was the easiest 10 percent of the semester. You know the types--the ones who loved to hear the sounds of their own voices. They commented …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for nearly a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time last December. It's quickly become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Google unveiled a similar device on Tuesday, called Home, but Echo is the device it's trying to emulate. Amazon's speaker, which responds to either "Alexa" or …

Smart Homes

The 23 best horror movies on Netflix for Halloween

There are so many to choose from, so to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 23 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.<p>Grab a friend and come on in.<p><i>Brett Arnold contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Horror

Enable Low Quality Image Mode For iMessage In iOS 10, Here's How

Here’s how to enable ‘Low Quality Image Mode’ for iMessages in iOS 10 Messages app on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.<p>One of the fantastic things …

You never thought your iPhone could capture photos like this

Smartphone cameras like the one on Apple’s latest iPhones have become incredibly capable over the past few years. In good lighting, it can be …

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

The iPhone 7 Plus’s Dual-Lens Camera, Tested By An Award-Winning Photojournalist

International Photographer of the Year Brooks Kraft says new lens improvements and better image resolution represent a great leap forward.<p>The new dual-lens camera of the new iPhone 7 Plus is possibly the most significant upgrade to an iPhone camera ever.<p>The iPhone 7 camera’s 28mm wide angle lens …

The secret history of Salvador Dalí’s Disney film

It’s difficult to picture what a Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration would have looked like. Yet the two artists did collaborate, and the outcome – a short film called <i>Destino</i> released in 2003 – is beautifully weird.<p>Before their fateful meeting, Disney dabbled in WTF. There’s an entire …

Animation

Michael Moore Dives Into The Rabbit Hole To Theorize Why He Thinks Trump’s Campaign Is Fake

Michael Moore’s obsession with Donald Trump could qualify as a form of entertainment, and perhaps he’ll one day fashion an entire documentary on the real estate mogul’s unlikely rise to Republican nominee. Moore seems equally repulsed and fascinated by his newest subject, and he’s gone from holding …

Unofficial Hey Siri site provides a mega-list of Siri commands

Siri now has so many capabilities that it’s hard to keep track of all the things it can do. You can ask Siri itself, of course, and it will show you a bunch of examples – but those are just a sampling. A new website is aiming to provide a comprehensive list of all the questions and commands Siri …

Is this the most luxurious way to see the Galápagos?

Just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming, I wrote down a list of all the wild creatures I’d seen in the Galápagos Islands. I noted that I’d been barked at by a sea lion, had a blue, webbed foot waggled at me by a Booby bird, been eyed-up by a pelican sitting close enough for me to smell its breath (like a …

Robotic suitcase will follow you wherever you go

Going on a trip this weekend? Here’s a cool thing every vacationer should definitely have on their wish list: a travel bag that (almost literally) …

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?<p>While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position.<p>Combine that statistic …

NASA shuts down live International Space Station feed as 'mysterious UFO enters Earth's atmosphere'

UFO spotters have raised the alarm after the International Space Station live feed cut out just as a large mysterious object appeared to enter …

The Last Word: Rachel Maddow on Trump, Dystopias and Success

T<i>he Rachel Maddow Show</i> has been the cornerstone of MSNBC’s primetime lineup ever since it debuted in the fall of 2008 — and its host is so beloved …

'Forbidden' Documentary Gives Look At Being Queer & Undocumented in the U.S.

On the surface, <b>Moises Serrano</b>'s story sounds like one of many. But as an undocumented Mexican immigrant who also identifies as gay, the complexities of his identity are what makes the documentary he stars in that much more significant.<p>READ: This Documentary Challenges The Myth That Mexican …

LGBTQI

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There's a New Film About Disneyland's Original Car Designer Los Angeles Magazine

Walt Disney hired Bob Gurr in 1954 to design sports car bodies for the Autopia cars at Disneyland. Gurr went on to design most of the conveyances at …

Walt Disney Company

Best Grandpa Ever Built a Private Miniature Disneyland in His Backyard

It’s not just the $100 ticket prices that make the magic kingdom seem slightly less magical—there’s also the crowds, long lines, and gift shops that …

It suddenly seems like life could be found almost anywhere in the universe

Science still has no solid proof that life exists beyond Earth. But the more we look around the universe, the more we see the <i>potential</i> for life just about everywhere, including in some really counter-intuitive spots.<p>Because we've yet to find life elsewhere in our own solar system, the search for …

Universe

A letter from 2056: Utopian L.A. is where everyone wants to live

Sorry, I'm not able to send this directly through SnapFace since your iPhone 6 doesn't support neural chat. Old-fashioned text pixels will have to do. Remember the movie "Her"? That's what Los Angeles is like in 2056. L.A. is the densest city in the U.S., with a population that's about a third …

California

Here's what the $99 flight from LA to Iceland is like

A nine-hour direct flight in coach sounds like hell on wings to me. I'm not spoiled—I've only flown business class once in my life, to Amsterdam on a new Dreamliner aircraft, which was truly a dream. Private pods, welcome gifts in reusable clutch purses, warm towels and food, pillows and eye masks, …

Los Angeles

You can get 4 months of YouTube Red and Google Play Music for free right now

Google is currently offering one of the best promotions for Google Play Music that we’ve ever seen. For what may be a limited time, new users can …