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25 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Docs could do

Whether you’re a Google Docs newbie or an old pro, you’ll learn something–or several somethings–from this how-to extravaganza.<p>When you’re working in a word processor, every second you save matters. And while Google Docs may seem simple on the surface, it’s practically overflowing with out-of-sight …

Google Docs

This Is How to Style Leggings for Fall

Let’s be honest—there are few things in the fashion world that rival the ease and versatility of leggings. And when the fall season rolls in, along …

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

Nendo Reinvents The Zipper

Zippers are one of those ubiquitous fasteners that come in lots of different colors, materials, and sizes, but they’re more or less the same: a straight line of interlocking teeth and a pull. Not so to Nendo. The Japanese design studio recently designed five new zippers for the manufacturer YKK …

The Best Two Player Games You Don’t Know About

There were over <i>2,000</i> board games released last year. Keeping up with everything is impossible, and it’s easy to miss some hidden gems amidst the sea …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leave behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

StarCraft is now free

No catch, go enjoy it along with its expansion<p><i>StarCraft</i> and its <i>Brood War</i> expansion are receiving a graphical overhaul this summer with <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, and Blizzard celebrated by releasing a new patch for the original game ... before releasing the original games to players for free.<p>“<i>StarCraft</i> …

Documentary About GoldenEye on N64 in Production

GoldenEra will examine one of the most influential console shooters ever.<p>An Australian-made documentary seeking to explore and discuss the history …

Documentaries

Steve Ballmer Spends Millions To Redesign Government Information

The former Microsoft CEO and current Clippers owner wants to give back through a powerful data visualization tool.<p>What does the average teacher make? How much does the U.S. spend on defense? Is crime going up or down–and how does that correlate with the police we employ and criminals we incarcerate?<p>…

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

It's like Duolingo that can make you more productive.<p>You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called …

Apps

Play the unsettling opening of 'Prey' for free

Bethesda will let you start the 'Prey' reboot for nothing on consoles.<p>With epics like <i>Zelda</i> and <i>Persona 5</i> still occupying many players' time, the idea of spending more hard-earned cash on another $60 game is a big ask. It seems as though publishers have realized this too, as in a bid to drive sales …

Most Exciting Video Games Coming In 2017 That Nobody Is Talking About

However, considering the massive year 2017 has been in its first three months, with prominent titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, …

Breath of the Wild

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Travel

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Your Spring Shopping Guide: 10 Must Have Items to Buy Now

Although it may be hard to believe, thanks in large part to the major snowstorm that hit the East Coast last week, we have officially moved into the spring season. The only thing better than the promise of warmer weather? An entire new world of online shopping at our fingertips; as the best trends …

Miu Miu

10 Of The World’s Coolest Apartment Buildings

A new book explores how visionary architects have taken small spaces in dense cities and created beautiful, livable apartment buildings.<p>As more people move to cities, architects and developers have to design and build enough housing to fit them all—and within a landscape that’s already extremely …

No Man’s Sky wins GDC Award, but no one was around to accept it

Plus the rest of the GDC and IGF award winners<p><i>No Man’s Sky</i> developer Hello Games won the award for innovation at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, but it clearly wasn’t expecting to. As a result, the indie team wasn’t there in person to accept its award from host Tim Schafer.<p>Why? They were …

Hello Games

Scientists reveal new super-fast form of computer that 'grows as it computes'

Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that "grows as it …

At Saint Laurent's Paris show, it's all about supple leather, slouchy boots and 'smoking forever'

Like the under-construction Left Bank venue that will eventually become the Yves Saint Laurent headquarters, Anthony Vaccarello's sophomore collection for Saint Laurent felt very much like a work in progress.<p>Presented on a rainy Tuesday night here in front of a star-studded crowd that included …

Los Angeles

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home - and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early …

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Architecture

The Key to Writing a Mystery Is Asking the Perfect Question

The veteran author John Rechy discusses the powerful enigma of William Faulkner and the beauty of the unsolved narrative.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Emma Donoghue,</b> …

Literature

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

San Francisco

MIT's self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

PUMPED UP<p>MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables<p>By December 29, 2016<p>Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a …

Game on! The best board games of 2016

Here's what hit our tabletops most in 2016.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage …

Best mobile games of 2016

No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

The tectonic plates of the fashion world are moving. Here are four shifts to expect next year.<p>Change is afoot in the fashion industry.<p>We’ve already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the …

Indie video games saved my 2016

Writer Kate Gray spent the year exploring indie game events around Europe; what she learned about creativity and community has left a lasting impression<p>Over the summer, I spent a month at Stugan, a Swedish “game development acceleration camp”. That may sound like a faintly sinister concept, but it …

Game Development

This Brilliant Tool Helps Designers Refuse Dismal Pay

Industry-wide change starts with designers saying no to unpaid work, and talking to clients about why. Jessica Hische shows us how.<p>Working for free is a hotly debated topic at all levels of the design industry—from established firms that work on spec to young designers hoping to get their foot in …