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The Honor 5C could be a great budget smartphone

China's low-priced Android phones aren't half bad<p>In America, the only phone you can get for $150 off contract would be a low-end Android device or a burner. In China, however, picking up a decent mid-range smartphone for less than $200 is becoming commonplace. The latest offering comes from …

Android News

5 settings every new Android owner should change

New Android phone? Take a peek at its settings. So many categories, so many options within those categories. It's enough to make your head swim.<p>And you might find yourself wondering, are the factory settings ideal? Right out of the box, is your new phone really configured for optimal performance, …

Closed Revives Its ’80s Denim Archives

Closed was originally founded by Marithé and François Girbaud (denim pioneers who have their own Urban Dictionary entry) in the ’70s. The French designer duo innovated techniques like stone-washing as well as the much more sustainable WATTWASH (treating and wearing denim with lasers instead of …

Archives

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Welcome to a brand new week of brand new sales on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are dropping to free for a limited time. We’ve got 10 fresh apps to …

Apps

There’s more to Janis Joplin than tragedy

Janis Joplin arrived at her 10th high school reunion dressed for the stage.<p>The counter-culture icon donned rose-colored glasses and purple and pink …

What to do with a broken Android screen

Many Android phones are a bit more durable than iPhones, but that doesn't mean they're immune to damage. Phone screens are made of glass, after all, and glass breaks when you drop it.<p>So. You dropped your Android phone for the 60th time and you now have a beautiful spider web pattern blooming across …

Repairs

Make a Vintage Fan Look Brand New With a Fresh Coat of Paint

Before you throw out your old fan, consider extending it's life and giving it a makeover.<p>Warm weather is around the corner, and with it comes a higher utility bill for running your air-conditioning all day. You can add a bit of mid-century style while staying cool by refurbishing a vintage steel …

Why You've Never Really Tasted Your 6 Favorite Foods

Ever hear the phrase "You eat with your eyes"? On top of it being a good horror movie premise, it turns out that it's also true. We tend to orient …

Tomatoes

Second Opinion: The HTC 10 is third-party Android at its best

I didn’t expect to like the HTC 10.<p>It had been a while since HTC built a truly great device, and my colleague Ben Woods, who reviewed the phone, thought it did a poor job of standing out in a field where competitors seem to offer much more.<p>On paper, I agreed. LG tried to revolutionize smartphone …

Art New York Springs to Life on Pier 94

Damien Hirst, <i>Psalm 23: Dominus Regit 3</i>, 2008, Butterflies, household glass on canvas, 18 in. diameter (45.7 cm). Courtesy SmithDavidson. (Amsterdam): Smith-Davidson<p>For Manhattanites who dig into the Big Apple and stay put all winter, the first signs of spring, especially after months of …

The Arts

Father and His Tiny Astronaut Son Explore Earth Together in Adorable Photo Project

We tell kids that the sky's the limit when it comes to exploring the world's possibilities, but we tend to forget to embrace that wisdom in our own lives, as we get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of adulthood. Photographer Aaron Sheldon has revived a starry-eyed, childlike curiosity …

5 Realities Of Date Rape Many Women Already Know

Because Cracked has some sort of masochistic commitment to covering every aspect of date rape on a comedy site, we've already told you about how …

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

How to make things obvious in foresight

Every now and again an optical illusion seems to do the rounds of the Internet.<p>How many girls in this picture?<p>Figure 1 By Tizzia Vergari via Instagram<p>…

Jeremy Scott's Lawyers Compare the Graffiti Artist Suing Him to 'the Black Dahlia's Killer'

Moschino designer Jeremy Scott has again filed a motion to dismiss a copyright lawsuit from Brooklyn graffiti artist Rime, who claims that Scott …

Streetwear

Need help with that delivery? Call the monkey midwife!

When I think back to the traumatic birth of my own daughter - and how I would have lost her and my partner if it hadn’t been for some swift medical …

A New Documentary Takes Us Inside Australia’s Refugee Detainment Camps

This is what 'The Pacific Solution' looks like.<p>Whether you look at the disastrous US election campaign, or the European Union's debate over how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis, it's obvious that the world is struggling with a deep-seated identity crisis, one that calls into question ideas of …

6 ways to save on your cable bill

It's a great time to be a pay TV (aka cable) consumer. Really. After decades of helplessly paying skyrocketing TV bills (helpless because many …

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This massive private jet has an interior designed to look like a vintage train

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, in Toulouse, France, has completed an art deco-inspired custom cabin in an ACJ319 jet for a company in Asia.<p>Combining comfort, function, and innovative design, the interior (for up to 19 passengers) features five individual mini-suites—each with its own storage …

Business Jet

Disappointing Prince Vaults Found To Contain 37,000 Hours Of Billy Joel Covers

Music

Chinese Shepard Has Been Living by Himself in Abandoned Village for the Last 10 Years

Living by yourself can be scary and daunting, but this Chinese man has managed to survive in complete isolation for 10 long years. Liu Shengjia was …

The 10 Best Travel Documentaries On Netflix That Will Motivate You To Hit The Road

<b>Last Updated: April 26th</b><p>Sometimes you need a nudge to get out that door and hit the road. Other times you need a full on shove. Below you’ll find a round-up the best travel documentaries on Netflix. Read, then watch to discover faraway places and the mad few who wander to the edges of the map in …

Documentaries

Figures of Birds Emerge from a Kinetic Flurry of Spray Paint | Colossal

<p>Brazilian artist L7M (previously) depicts owls, ducks, sparrows, and other birds materializing from a chaotic swirl of dripped paint and flourishes …

Ancient American: Kennewick Man's Tribal Links Confirmed

The origins of a man who lived some 8,500 years ago, and whose skeleton was discovered in 1996 in Kennewick, Washington, have finally been pinned …

FALSE: Hillary Clinton Freed Child Rapist

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton successfully defended an accused child rapist and later laughed about the case.<p>RATING<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>In 1975, young lawyer Hillary …

Crime

Google acquires Synergyse, will integrate the Google Apps training service ‘later this year’

Google today announced it has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based startup that offers a training service specifically for Google Apps. The company plans to integrate Synergize Training, which requires a Chrome extension, into Google Apps “later this year.” Details of the deal were not …