9 Incredible Aerial Pics Of London, Seen From A Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter — specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between felony-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots.

Madonna Cosplaying As Daenerys Targaryen Is Actually Pretty Spot-On

Season four of Game Of Thrones is on the way, and everyone is starting to get into the spirit, even Madonna. Her attempt at cosplaying the Mother of Dragons, the great Daenerys Targaryen, is actually pretty great.

iOS 7.1 Is Here With More Australian Siri, Faster UI

iOS 7.1 is here! That means you’ve got a more Aussie-sounding Siri, faster animations and several UI tweaks. We made a little comparison between the two so you can hear the difference.

Dalai Lama Is Now On Instagram

After joining Twitter back in 2010, the Dalai Lama has now taken the plunge and signed up to Instagram. So why not follow him, lean back and peace out with your newly mindful Instagram feed? Here are some of our favourite recent posts by the big dude.

Cultural Stereotypes As Revealed By The Ultimate Collection Of Selfies

First came the Tumblrs, then the think pieces, then the distinction of being word of the year. What else could there possibly be for selfies? What about a huge data project analysing how selfies around the world differ in everything from mood to mouthgape to head tilt?

Instagram Would Have Been More Awesome In The '80s

We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s — with only minor changes to how the service works today.

All Of Your Facebook Friends Are Probably Miserable

Beware the so-called “selfie”: all of your friends are probably miserable behind those forced smiles.

Here's James May Explaining Selfies As Best As He Can

Top Gear‘s James May doesn’t take selfies. Mostly because he believes that machines will change what images look like to fool other people into thinking everything is fine.

The Instagram Accounts We Loved This Year

Not every Instagram account is pictures of semi-famous tweens or farm-to-table food. There are some very artful, very niche accounts out there that we adore simply for their aesthetic merits. We’ve compiled a catalogue of the ones we follow so you can too.

This Year's Top Instagram Trends Are Exactly What You'd Expect

Instagram and its many filters may be responsible for the wave of faux nostalgia, but now that the year’s winding down, it’s time for some actual nostalgia. Today, Instagram released their year-end review, and, well, it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect. But it’s also a great excuse to post some gorgeous shots.