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Better Than A Password? To Unlock Your Mac, Just Knock

A new iPhone app called Knock lets you log in to your Mac just by knocking. It’s more fun than useful, but boy, does it have design chops.<p>Knock is a new iOS app that allows you to unlock your Mac by rapping on your iPhone screen twice. But let’s hold off on talking about that for a second. Let’s …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

New York City

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

National Geographic magazine turns 125

National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to photography. Above is a selection of images from the upcoming edition. Read more about “The Power of Photography.” Coinciding with this, the magazine has launched a new photo blog, “Proof,” that …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Let the Games Continue . . .

The <i>Hunger Games</i> films may have begun as Suzanne Collins’s hugely popular trilogy of books aimed at young adults, but with a new director and a star who scored the best-actress statuette at this year’s Oscars, the second installment of this blockbuster franchise is all grown up.<p>“One of the big …

2013 Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach

Action shots of the wipeouts and whimpering of the wet dogs at the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach. Also see photos from last year’s event and 2011.<p><i>Follow Bryan Chan on Twitter @bryanchanphoto</i>

What Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

War

Yosemite National Park, Closed on Its 123rd Birthday

California's Yosemite National Park, established on October 1, 1890, stands closed today, along with all other national parks and monuments in the U.S. More than a century ago, naturalist John Muir, a strong advocate for the recognition and protection of the region, successfully lobbied congress to …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

The 11 Best Golfers Without A Major

With the 2014 Masters upon us, we put our formula* to work again to rank the best current players without a major championship.<p>*FORMULA: PGA Tour/European Tour wins since start of 2012 (WGC, FedEx Playoff, Players & BMW PGA events weighted more) + Average Official World Golf Ranking points + Career …

Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Art,Sculpture,Exhibitions,Saatchi gallery,Damien Hirst,David Bailey,Yinka Shonibare,Art and design,Star Wars,Film,Culture<p>Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

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Portraits of 2014 Winter Olympians

With just four months to go, people around the world are preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Athletes have been in training all year, and Olympic team assignments are being completed. Earlier this year, Olympic team members and hopefuls from Britain, Australia, and the U.S. sat …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

22-Year-Old Designer Stunningly Blends Art with Fashion

Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hbert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates fashion that seems larger than life. Her dream is to produce her first …

Art

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …