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Disney can fly drones after unblocking its parks' no-fly zones

For their high price of admission, Disneyland and Disney World offer park-wide immersion and entertainment capped off with nightly shows and seasonal fireworks. Back in 2014, they applied for patents to augment these spectaculars with drones to carry screens or light pyrotechnics themselves. Today, …

This election was a tipping point for marijuana legalization

There will be a lot of new issues to grapple with<p>Recreational marijuana is now legal in California — and that’s a game changer for public health. Though many other states have already legalized weed for medicinal purposes and four for recreational purposes, the size and population of California …

Cannabis

iPhone 7 Plus faces off with a DSLR in this camera showdown

The iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens camera and unique portrait shooting mode that was the star of Apple’s iPhone event in early September. Apple said …

Expert guide to Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

Ditch Spotlight for this genius universal search bar on Mac

Spotlight is a powerful tool on the Mac, but it doesn't even compare to the third-party app Alfred and its countless user-developed workflows.<p>Apple's Spotlight for Mac is a wonderful tool, but even with Siri and a third-party add-ons coming this fall, Spotlight doesn't compare to one of my all-time …

Apps

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac & PC) Without iTunes

With every iPhone user, there comes a point when you want to know how to transfer photos from your iPhone to the computer, whether it be a Mac or PC. Uploading and downloading your pictures from iPhone is a smart way to create more storage space on your iOS device. There are a multitude of ways in …

Mobile Photography

Flying While Muslim or Arab: Know Your Rights As An Airline Passenger. InshAllah.

It's no secret that now is not a popular time to be Muslim or Arab in America. Unfortunately, that doesn't only matter if we place stock in popularity contests.<p>The repercussions are impacting these communities in different ways -- including our ability to travel and move about freely without fear …

Flying

What to Expect When Visiting Dubai

I recently visited Dubai and the Emirates for the first time, and I was extremely excited. I'll say I was imagining a bit of a culture shock and I must also admit that I was thinking we would have to cover up at all times, and in general make an effort to feel safe.<p>Almost every idea I had of the …

Rainbow cheese toasties are the craziest new food trend

The news that rice pudding was a hot new food trend shocked many - but this is even more wild.<p>Rainbow cheese toasties are now one of 2016's hottest new food trends, and they appear to only be available in Hong Kong.<p>Toastie makers: eight of the best<p>The creation is known as a 'unicorn toastie' and …

Australia Day: 26 reasons to head Down Under

1. It's the "most liveable" place on Earth<p>It is home to several of the "most liveable" cities in the world, including Sydney, which came 10th in last year's Quality of Living Rankings by Mercer based on factors including political stability, crime, currency exchange, recreational facilities, …

Watch how 'Star Wars' turns people into CG characters

<i>Heads-up: spoliers ahead</i>. It's not shocking to hear that the frequently practical visual effects of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> are still loaded with computer graphics, but you might be surprised to know just how much effort went into blending real people with virtual characters and worlds. Both</i> …

Someone Went And Edited Out All The Inside Parts Of Inside Out

This is a cool experiment: Jordan Hanzon has gone and taken Pixar’s <i>Inside Out</i> and edited out all of the scenes from Riley and her parent’s heads: the …

How To: Polish Your Car Like a Pro

No need to go broke making your car look like a million bucks.<p>Keeping your car’s finish looking new doesn’t require a paycheck’s worth of equipment or a professional detail shop. “Wheeling”—i.e., polishing a vehicle with a rotating wheel, just like a pro detailer would—works by temporarily heating …

Woodworking

12 Awesome Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in NYC

New York City wears most weather well—sunshine in the summer months, a blanket of snow around Christmas. Things get a little trickier during a …

New York City

The world's best city skylines

Skyscrapers

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

Sights to make you feel small

Think you’re special? Think again. These sights – towering mountains, vast deserts, endless skies – will put you back in your place.<p>Mass Games, Pyongyang, North Korea<p>Scary and spectacular in equal measure, North Korea’s Mass Games personify the country’s totalitarian politics – and serve as a …

Nature

Anti-Islamic Gun Shop Owner Offers 9/11 ‘Muslim’ Discount

A Florida gun shop owner marked the anniversary of September 11 Friday by offering customers $25 off their purchase with the coupon code "muslim." The same man had previously declared his business a "Muslim-free zone."<p>Andrew Hallinan said he's intentionally courting controversy in an effort to push …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Smartwatches

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Motivation

How to Photograph Cars For Amazing Shots

As with other genres of photography, photographing cars has its own set of “rules”. This doesn't mean that you need to follow all of them …

Hundreds of Photos of New York City Turned Into a Flowing Visual Experience

When Israeli freelance artist Ynon Lan visited New York City earlier this year, he wanted to capture the things he saw in a way that conveyed the …

New York City

10 mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store

Apple now has over 400 stores worldwide. Check out some other mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store.

Apple

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

Online

Inside America's most expensive home now up for sale

Good enough for one of the Real House Wives of Beverley Hills? This £128m home was designed by the ex-husband of Yolanda Hadid Foster<p>The Palazzo di Amore, in Beverley Hills, is the most expensive home on the US market priced at £128m - quite an achievement in the land of excess.<p>The "palace of love" …

How the Apple Watch was created

The Apple Watch is arguably Apple's most ambitious project to date. Here is the story of how it became a reality<p>It's not easy to keep a lid on something when the whole world is clamouring to see it. When Apple chief executive Tim Cook finally unveiled the Apple Watch to the world in September 2014, …

LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918: the verdict

So here we are at last. After 48 hours of intensive/gruelling/pinch-me-is-this-actually-happening road-testing, we’ve come to the end of the ultimate …