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Zoom Through Seattle's Massive Tunnel Before It Finally Opens for Service

Seattle's waterfront is getting a makeover. It hasn't been a particularly rapid affair (certainly nothing for Elon Musk to measure himself against), …

The top 50 video games of all time, ranked

But that didn't stop us from rounding up the top 50 video games of all time.<p>We did have some parameters, however, when choosing the games: This list includes console video games, spanning from the 1980s to today, and includes only games from more-modern consoles (sorry, Atari fans!). In most …

Retrogaming

Game, set and match: how tennis balls are made inside Wilson's factory

Grand slams such as the ATP World Tour Finals get through up to 70,000 tennis balls per tournament, so demand for new stock is always high. Wilson's …

International Tennis Federation

How Marty McFly's self-lacing trainers became a reality

Ever since Marty McFly pulled on a pair of Nike Air MAGs in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, sneakerheads have dreamed of self-lacing …

Robots

Andy Serkis Thinks Planet of the Apes is 'Boyhood in the Jungle,' and He's Right

The main difference between the original <i>Planet of the Apes</i> series and the latest reboot is whose journey we take. In the first two films, the focus …

7 Ideas for Better Selling on Facebook | Inc.com

Facebook's previous foray into e-commerce didn't end too well when the original marketplace extension failed to gain steam among the social channel's user base. Facebook even convinced major brands like Gamestop and Nordstrom to open dedicated shops between 2009 and 2011, but almost all of those …

eCommerce

37 Brilliant Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success in Business, Career, and Life | Inc.com

We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while-especially when the obstacles in our lives are stacking up and we're not sure we can continue to rise to the challenge. That's exactly when we need a dose of inspiration to get us back on track and ready to take on the world.<p>Here are 37 …

Motivation

Awesome Art Picks: Supergirl, Ghost Rider, Spider-Gwen, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Drawing

How Fast You Should Be Riding Your Bike To Breathe The Least Pollution

Ride too slow and you’re in the air too long. Ride too fast and you’ll suck down a lot of extra air. But there’s a sweet spot, says science.<p>Biking to work faster–or speed-walking to your subway stop–can give you a little extra exercise, but it also means you’ll be sucking in more pollution from …

15 of Spider-Man's Coolest Gadgets

The new Spider-Man trailer shows off web wings and more, so here's some of the wallcrawler's best tech.<p>Spider-Man has the proportionate strength, …

Gear & Gadgets

New iOS Children’s Story App “The Snow Fox” Comes Alive As You Read It

<b>WHAT:</b> ”The Snow Fox,” a storytelling app for kids activated by the reader’s voice.<p><b>WHO:</b> AKQA<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Animated digital book apps for children are not a new thing, but one that is voice-activated is. Created by agency AKQA, “The Snow Fox” is a wintry short story that unfolds as it is being read …

DJI – Shanghai Flagship Store

Read a Spine-Tingling Excerpt From the New Dark Crystal Prequel

Jim Henson’s much-loved 1982 fantasy film, <i>The Dark Crystal</i>, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But …

RANKED: The 20 best albums of the year, according to critics

From the critical dominance of the Knowles sisters — Beyoncé and Solange — to the final LPs from legendary acts like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and A Tribe Called Quest, 2016 has produced many innovative, affecting, and memorable works.<p>We turned to the review aggregator Metacritic to find out …

David Bowie

Get Your First Taste of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

The first trailer may not be ultimate, but is has prospects for some “amazing” and “spectacular.”<p><b>WHAT:</b> The first teaser trailer for next summer’s <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Michael Keaton wears a scary metal suit to play The Vulture, Robert Downey Jr. …

“War For The Planet Of The Apes” Shows Just One Of The Dystopias That Await Us In 2017

<b>WHAT:</b> The first trailer for <i>War for the Planet of the Apes</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Woody Harrelson stars as the lead human, while Andy Serkis reprises his CGI role as ape leader Caesar in Matt Reeves’s film.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Maybe it’s just us, but dystopias are kind of on our mind in 2017. Anybody else feeling like that? …

Construction

The Bridge Headset Powers Up iPhone VR With Positional Tracking

If you’ve been holding onto your trusty iPhone 6, 6S, or 7 and wondering when a cool VR headset will be available for it, this is your lucky day. The …

8 Ways to Know If You've Got the Right Stuff: A Memorial Tribute to John Glenn | Inc.com

They say he was the Last American Hero. John Glenn--astronaut, politician, national icon--passed away yesterday at the age of 95.<p>Tom Wolfe described him and his fellow Mercury explorers as having "the Right Stuff," in his 1979 book. In these days when the country seems as divided as most of us ever …

Demonstration

Season of Heaven Announced as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive

Based on a book of the same name, this french indie game follows the adventures of a group trying to survive in the post apocalypse.<p>A new game joins …

Gaming

Local Motors unveils 3D printed autonomous car with drone

Engineers from Local Motors have recently found a way to utilize a self-driving car, a 3D printer and a drone, all together in one amazing machine.<p>Working directly with Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, the engineers have produced a 3D printed, autonomous vehicle that comes equipped with its own 3D …

Autonomous Cars

Nintendo's first 'Super Mario' game for the iPhone is out today — I already played it, and it's very good!

I am a Mario superfan. I've been playing "Super Mario" games as long as I can remember, from "Super Mario Bros." on NES through "Super Mario 3D World" on the Wii U.<p>I am, to put it lightly, very excited for the debut of "Super Mario Run" on Apple's iPhone and iPad — the first Mario game for Apple's …

Retrogaming

Cartoon Network Celebrates Computer Science Education Week With STEAM Initiatives

<b>WHAT:</b> Coinciding with Computer Science Education Week, which began Dec. 5, the Cartoon Network—one of <i>Fast Company’s</i> Most Innovative Companies 2016—enlisted a new advisory board of industry and academic experts to help shape its STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and math) efforts, and …

These 90s Batmobile And Batwing Toys Are Spot-On Animated Series Replicas

For $175 each.<p>Just in time for the holidays, DC Collectibles has released a new Batman: The Animated Series style Batwing and Batmobile.<p>They're …

Comic Books

Planet Earth II's 360-Degree Video Shows What It's Like to Be a Sneaky Urban Fox | WIRED

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.08.16.<p>Time of Publication: 11:00 am. 11:00 am<p>Become a Sneaky Urban Fox in This …

This Adorable Little Stormtrooper Stars In A Uniquely Sweet “Rogue One” Charity PSA

<b>WHAT:</b> A hospital fundraising PSA from the Philippines that may also be the most adorable <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> promo ever.<p><b>WHO:</b> Globe Telecom<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Look, everyone loves a little Star Wars character. Just ask VW. Here, though, instead of selling cars we get a rather unique movie marketing …

Cute

The Secretary Of Labor–Brought To You By Carl’s Jr.–Is Our Latest “Idiocracy” Moment

The universe is trolling us.<p>“<i>Idiocracy</i> is a documentary now” seems like the sort of snarky, smug, over-trodden line that people tend to think about when they decry the “elitism” of liberals. Back in October, Mike Judge–the film’s writer/director–talked to <i>Co.Create</i> about the new life the movie has …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

This Delightful Marquee Bids You a Cheeky Cinematic Holiday Sentiment

Coffee shops seem to have the market cornered on funny signage. Those pun-filled sandwich boards shout irreverently at passersby on just about any city street. What’s far less common these days is marquee creativity, but one movie theater in London is bringing it back for the holidays.<p>Prince …

How Taco Bell Plans To Fill The YouTube-Shaped Hole In Its Digital Media Strategy

The brand aims to live más with longform video.<p>Ryan Rimsnider, Taco Bell’s senior manager of social strategy, is proud of the work that his team does. The brand’s Instagram is a thing of beauty, its Twitter account is full of quirky animated gifs from its #TacoEmojiEngine, it allowed people to turn …

Advertising

George Lucas biography shows how a distrust of studios led to Star Wars

It helps explain the prequel trilogy<p>There’s a perennial argument playing out over and over on the internet: did George Lucas ruin <i>Star Wars</i>? The franchise’s creator did himself few favors with the Special Editions and prequel trilogy, but he never seemed to care about the reaction from series fans. …

Star Wars

Emily Ratajkowski Remakes a Salt-N-Pepa Classic for LOVE Advent Day 8

"Push it real good."<p>Back in September, Emily Ratajkowski wrote an essay for <i>Glamour</i> about women who are scrutinized for being serious, political, independent, <i>and</i> sexy. "[Women] shouldn't be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move," she said. Her moves have included a big …

Emily Ratajkowski