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California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can …

San Francisco

13 cool things you didn't know Siri could do

Thanks to Siri, you can check how many calories are in the soda you're drinking and even see how many planes are flying miles above you in the sky.<p>From productivity life hacks to hidden Easter eggs, we've collected 13 of the most interesting things Siri can do for you.

Siri

HOK Designs Apple's Newest Silicon Valley Campus

Plans for Apple's newest California "spaceship" has been unveiled. Named after its bordering streets, <b>Central & Wolfe</b> hopes to transform a 1970s …

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Behavioral Sciences

Lumo projector turns kids' bedrooms into interactive game rooms

Kids love using their imaginations to envision lava on the bedroom floor and the park as a jungle. And now, a new device called the Lumo takes these …

Zion Canyon from the top of Angels Landing

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …

This Graduate Stripped Down For All The Right Reasons (PHOTO)

While Kalā Kaawa sat with his fellow graduates at the University of Hawaii's winter commencement ceremony earlier this month, he texted his mom in the audience to tell her that he wanted to take off his robe when he received his diploma. Knowing what was -- or <i>wasn't</i> -- under her son's gown, she was …

Add this spectacular house to your list of dream homes

<i>Casa Los Algarrobos.</i> Perched on the moutains of Puembo, Ecuador, this 8,966-square-foot (833m2) house is yet another dream home to live in and have …

City chips away below Coit Tower to stabilize hill’s slope

It’s a sight more expected in Yosemite than on a San Francisco street corner: Four people rappelling down a steep cliff, anchored by rope to the top.<p>Unlike Yosemite, however, these men aren’t climbing for pleasure. They’re tearing 90 tons of rock off the crumbling cliff below Coit Tower so the …

San Francisco

These 'Rolling Homes' Are Exactly What They Sound Like

In the town of Svencelė, Lithuania, a prospective home buyer must not only choose between one bedroom or a studio, laundry onsite and off, but also rolling and non-rolling. Welcome to the future, where architecture borders on sorcery and "Rolling Homes" are a very real possibility.<p>The …

OMG, I Want This House: New York City (Photos)

Dream Digs<p>You know you’ve made it in the City That Never Sleeps when you take up residence in a lush penthouse overlooking the river, like this $40 …

Sauna with Exquisite Curves Has an Amazing View of Lake Huron

The <i>Grotto</i> project by the Partisans Design Group revitalizes the traditional sauna design with beautiful organic curves. The Canadian firm set out to move the sauna away from its usual rigid geometry towards something more natural that better suits the warm, soothing atmosphere of the space. …

Great Lakes

The Human Behind 'Humans of New York'

Brandon Stanton has talked with 10,000 strangers and shared their stories with millions of people across the Internet. The 29-year-old photographer …

Ex-Skypers unveil Wire app, offering voice, messaging and more

Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications network called Wire, which is based out of Zug, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany – and …

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

HIDDEN ART<p>New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of …

Celebrating Boston's Architectural Legacy

<b>Text and photography by Lee F. Mindel for Architectural Digest.</b><p>A Frank Gehry-designed building at MIT.<p>As a young architecture student immersed in my studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, I was perhaps unable to fully grasp the importance of my education. Or my surroundings. Last week, …

10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos

Subterranean tunnel links Seinäjoki library by JKMM Architects with Aalto's 1965 building

This cavernous copper-clad library was designed by JKMM Architects for Alvar Aalto's historic Seinäjoki civic centre, and was one of three runners up …

You're Going To Really Have To Want To Get To St. Helena

If you're looking to get away -- and we mean <i>really</i> away -- from a fast-paced life, you probably should head on down to St. Helena. You may have heard of it thanks to 10th grade history when you learned that Napoleon was exiled there, but you may want to go to it now because there (supposedly) …

Bosco Verticale: World's First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

At long last, Stefano Boeri Architects' brilliant Bosco Verticale towers are finally complete. Inaugurated this past Friday, the "world's first …

Skyscrapers

The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here

After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad.<p>For years, Pixelmator has been the go-to Photoshop alternative on the Mac for people who want an app with all the polish of an Adobe product, without actually letting Adobe sink their claws into them. Now, it’s available on the …

Flour + Water, Central Kitchen Folks Opening New Basque Restaurant

With both Cafe du Nord and the Swedish-American Hall undergoing extensive renovations, the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, which is already opening a restaurant in the former space, has now decided to move into the latter as well. As Inside Scoop reports, Aatxe, a 50-seat restaurant from recently …

Herds of Wildebeest Look Like Swarms of Ants in This Engrossing ‘Great Migration’ Time-Lapse

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas — a favorite of both meerkats and PetaPixel — recently captured this time-lapse of the ‘Great Migration’ of …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

Flickr chooses a great time to launch its iPad app

Apple has chosen to focus on the iPad's camera abilities with the upcoming Air 2 (we wish they wouldn't) and apparently, finally snagged Flickr's attention. Yahoo's photo sharing service somehow managed to beat Instagram to the punch so perhaps the introduction of its first iPad-ready app (four …