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Here’s the story behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous flip shotgun from ‘Terminator 2’

And what made it iconic was how he used it — flipping it to reload. A move that had never been seen attempted with that gun before (or since) in movies.<p>"James was looking at 'The Rifleman' and some other old westerns," Lu recalls. The director told Lu he wanted Schwarzenegger's shotgun to be able …

5 key logo trends and what you can learn from them

You'd be forgiven for thinking that logo design and branding were relatively modern concepts. But in reality, they have been around in one form or …

Nepal earthquake day two – in pictures

The death toll has risen above 2,000 and many other people are feared trapped under rubble in Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years

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Apple offers solutions as users report Apple Watch charging issues, iPhone battery drain

A small number of early Apple Watch users are reporting problems charging the device, as well as excessive drain of the paired iPhone’s battery, according to posts on Apple’s discussion forums and Twitter. According to training documents received by 9to5Mac, Apple is already aware of the issues, …

EDM Has a Problem with Women, and It's Getting Worse

Skrillex keeps putting butts in my Twitter feed. One butt, actually—a woman's, clad in tight, fuchsia bikini bottoms. There's a front view of her, too, complete with an anatomically improbable thigh gap. The curves of her body have been retouched, and her skin is covered with digitally applied …

Calvin Harris

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

THE SHOT: Hanging Out on El Capitan

I am hanging off a rope in the middle of a granite wall, about 1500 feet off the ground as we speak. My team and I are going full out to document this historic climb with Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and I don’t even have three minutes …

20 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads You Won't Believe Existed

The world of advertising has certainly come a long way in the past 50 years. Back then, brands and corporations were openly (and on occasion …

Secret Safari shortcuts: Speed up your browsing now!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac to become one of the very first fully-functional web browsers on mobile. Taking all that power and …

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

grain editRasmus Koch Studio

Rasmus Koch is a small, but versatile design studio based in Copenhagen. Established in 2001, the studio is a two-time winner of the prestigious …

This Dubstep Dancer Will Blow Your Mind With His Moves

Bryan Gaynor (known as Chibi to his friends) might be short in stature, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating one of the most memorable and …

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

We brought you a terrific list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free on Tuesday, and some of them are still free downloads if you rush on …

How to add Continuity to any Mac using just a cheap Bluetooth dongle

A couple months ago, we wrote about the Continuity Activation Tool, an app that hacks Continuity into older Macs that can’t support Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and AirDrop by default.<p>The only problem? It was rough: you needed to physically break open your Mac and replace it’s wireless and Bluetooth …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …

5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

We all want a personal assistant à la Lloyd in <i>Entourage</i> — someone to walk our dogs, handle unwanted emails and ensure we're always on time. But for …

Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Transforms Air Into Water

<b>Fontus</b> is an innovative water bottle that transforms air into water, it’s a nice self-filling bottle for your bike. Basically, this concept harvests …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

With less than two weeks until Christmas, it is now officially crunch time. People across the country will be spending money on last-minute gifts …

2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Beautiful wildlife and landscape images

With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation reveals a …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

Meet Elevate, Apple's Pick For Best iPhone App Of The Year

This year's winner is Elevate, an app designed to train your brain and increase your memory, focus, reading comprehension, and a host of other skills that are worth improving.<p>Elevate sets out to accomplish this goal with 25 beautifully designed mini games meant to make training your cognitive …

What's new in design digital culture

Now that is a way cool web app – Suan.fm. Create a playlist and customize your ‘cassette’ – choosing covers + widgets and typography. Everything is …

‘Life After Death: How Murder Affects A Family’ by Photographer Noelle Swan Gilbert

I see my nephews as often as I can, and I am amazed at their resilience. They are strong, loving boys with deep connections to those around them. But …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

We’ve all seen people take photos of art, but have you witnessed the Art Selfie?

<b>Time was a trip to a museum involved looking at art.</b><p>You’d walk into the gallery, place yourself in front of a painting and look at it.<p>That’s it. No …

7 things the iWatch needs to do if Apple wants to win

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds