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Yes, Apple really did patent its own pizza box

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

There aren't many things that are worse than a soggy pizza so apple took it upon themselves to invent a new container so that it doesn't happen. We know Apple for its innovation, between the iPhone, the iPad, and its line of Mac computers. But perhaps the company's most important creation was hiding within Apple headquarters all this time: a circular pizza box. Details of the pizza box were revealed in a lengthy piece in Wired detailing a tour of the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif. However, this pizza box doesn't appear to be a perk for employees of the new Apple campus.


Drone video reveals how far along Apple's new HQ is

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It is a stunning scene – the sun setting over what Steve Jobs had called'the best office building in the world'. The latest flyover drone video of Apple Park has made its way to the web, which shows just how massive the spaceship has become just days before its first residents are expected to move in. The clip has captured the curved glass panels that are being installed around the 2.8 million-square-foot main building and the large courtyard area that will boast thousands of drought-resistant trees. It is a stunning scene – the sun setting over what Steve Jobs had called'the best office building in the world'. Duncan Sinfield, a YouTuber and independent drone pilot, shared the 4 minute and 41 second video to his channel this week, 9to5Mac reported.


Apple bought Christmas tree farm in Mojave to get trees

Daily Mail - Science & tech

In his last public appearance before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outline his vision for'building the best office building in the world' to Cupertino city planners. Yet as well as the building itself, he also wanted to bring back Silicon Valley's past with thousands of trees creating what is now called Apple Park. Now, the incredible lengths Apple went to in making his vision a reality, from buying a Christmas tree farm in Nevada to buying so many local trees it caused a shortage, have been revealed. From buying a Christmas tree farm in Nevada to purchasing so many local trees it caused a shortage for other construction projects, the incredible lengths Apple went to have been revealed. Here, the finished Park is shown, with some on the 9,000 trees being planted. While the office itself boasts elaborate glass canopies, a two-story yoga room, a 4,000 person café with four-story glass doors, and even patented pizza boxes to prevent food from getting soggy, the parkland surrounding it is just as impressive.


Apple's HQ's 4-story doors and 'breathing' walls

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Not long before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs envisioned'building the best office building in the world.' And, with elaborate glass canopies, a two-story yoga room, a 4,000 person café with four-story glass doors, and even patented pizza boxes to prevent food from getting soggy, Apple's highly-anticipated'mothership' headquarters could soon bring the dream to life - and show the firm's obsession with detail doesn't stop at its products. The project is estimated to cost a staggering $5 billion (£4 billion), and it isn't hard to see why; stunning new images reveal the unimaginable attention to detail at work in the nearly completed'Apple Park' campus, giving rise to everything from specially crafted door handles to a'building that breathes.' With elaborate glass canopies (pictured left), a two-story yoga room, a 4,000 person café with four-story glass doors, and even patented pizza boxes to prevent food from getting soggy, Apple's highly-anticipated'mothership' could soon bring the dream to life Breathtaking new photos appearing in the June issue of Wired, on newsstands May 23, have revealed a close-up look at some of the features that will set Apple's campus apart from all the rest. Back in 2011, just before his death, Jobs addressed the Cupertino City Council to speak of'a pretty amazing building,' Wired reports.


Apple patented (and made) a pizza box to rid your life of soggy crust

Engadget

The tech-food crossover hall of fame is filled with concepts that are more stunt than solution. Consider KFC's phone-charging take out box or its'tray typer' for texting with greasy fingers, or even the recent Guardians of the Galaxy 2 soundtrack embedded in a Doritos chip bag. But unbeknownst to everyone, there was a bigger tech dog trying to revolutionize food packaging: Apple bent its divine design will to create a container that would, once and for all, keep your pizza from getting soggy. The patent, filed in July 2010, describes in convoluted legalese a circular container with holes in the top that vents air and moisture to keep grease from congealing. It's made of environmentally-friendly recycled materials, of course, and boasts enough ridges and circles to look suitably futuristic, like a certain Apple mega-building.