Christo Meyer

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The rise of Ultron: what to expect from the Avengers' new villain | Polygon

Ultron is still alive and still aching to kill himself some Avengers<p>...none of the Avengers were powerful enough to make a dent...<p>He's always scheming, manipulating and pulling strings behind the scenes<p>They will create a virus for her programming. Using a Commodore 64.<p>"You just, right now, thought …

3D Work by Mecanique Generale

We have posted about Mecanique Generale in the past and after scoping their latest work I realized that it was due time for another blog post to …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Extended breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income in study

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Breast is best" -- you could call it a mantra of sorts that sums up much of today's research on breastfeeding.<p>Not only does breastfeeding have clear short-term benefits, such as protection from infectious diseases and a reduction in mortality, it's also been shown to be associated with an …

Breast Feeding

I Sexted A Robot (And Turned It On)

In Sext Machine, you have to trick a bot into thinking the image you just sent is pornographic, even if it’s not.<p>Algorithmically, my inner nostril is sexier than my balls.<p>That’s what I learned from <i>Sext Machine</i>, a game in which a robot rates the sexiness–or should that be <i>sextiness</i>?–of blurry …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Hotels

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

What Color is This Dress? Is it Under or Over Exposed?

What colors do you see in this dress? Is it an underexposed photo of a white and gold dress, or is it an overexposed photo of a black and blue dress? …

Seven lives — OK, they're NPCs — ruined by video games

Like comic books, video games are full of unaddressed collateral damage. The Thing and the Hulk wreck Manhattan before bro-hugging out their differences, and no one wonders about the cleanup. Likewise, there are many NPCs who have their lives irrevocably altered by our careless misadventrures. …

The Elder Scrolls

10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit

Tax time is upon us again, with IRS Forms 1099 coming soon. It means filing time for 2014 returns is just around the corner. You may be searching high and low for tax deductions, but it’s too late to date checks December 31, 2014! Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are …

Personal Finance

Paint

Project info<p>Katerina Belkina’s works can be interpreted as one giant statement of mankind looking for its place in the whole of social and cultural reality. The fact that Belkina nearly always is her own model in the various series she exhibits indicates that she fully identifies with this …

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Spices

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

National Geographic Picks the World's Most Unique Lodges

The National Geographic Society just announced a list of the world's most unique lodges. These 24 boutique hotels located on six continents were chosen for their design and character, service and experiences, and their commitment to conservation. National Geographic actually deployed experts to …

The Knockout Beer/Water/Gravity Bong

I used to prefer my knockouts served as Fireball shots and right hooks, but this Knockout, a new twist on the beer bong, might leave those standards …

7 Ways To Have the Best Quickie Ever

No time? No problem.<p>Having amazing sex doesn't have to take all night, but it also shouldn't be something you haphazardly squeeze into a commercial break during <i>Modern Family</i>. Sure, quickies are, well, quick, but they can also be insanely hot, remember-it-for-days hookups. Here, we've rounded up …

Racy

‘Faces of Skyrim’ celebrates a startlingly beautiful game

Take a good long look at Eorlund Gray-Mane, here with the legendary Wuuthrad. This isn't embellished, retouched, ‘shopped or anything, it's an in-game shot from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim,</i> which launched more than three years ago.<p>The portrait is part of "Faces of Skyrim," a two-gallery series on …

The Elder Scrolls

The 2 biggest emerging opportunities in cryptocurrency

A few interesting bits of cryptocurrency news were announced within the past week. First, a team and project near and dear to me, Blockstream, publicly launched with a white paper for the first time rigorously documenting sidechains. Second, Oliver Bussmann, CIO of UBS, publicly stated “blockchain …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

The Evolution of The Naked Dress

The celebrities who have dared to wear the naked dress.<p>As of last night, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Rihanna all have one thing in common: They're the only "naked dress"-wearing celebrities to try the stunt not once but twice. Rihanna joined the double downers with her Tom Ford dress at the amfAR …

Sex and the City

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Ello, Ello? New ‘No Ads’ Social Network Ello Is Blowing Up Right Now

In March a new social network launched promising the opposite business model to Facebook, i.e. not selling ads based on user data and instead relying on, perhaps, paid premium features to keep going. Ello then sunk without a trace until, in the last 24-48 hours or so, activity on the site …

Here's What You Can Earn Working At Facebook

And it takes an army to get a site that big running smoothly.<p>So, who gets paid more: engineers, like at most other tech companies, or the men and women in charge of getting the product out the door?<p>We've assembled a list of some of the salaries you can make working at Facebook, based on data …

A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …

How to integrate text into your photos in Photoshop

A while ago, I have published a post on creative watermarking that was immensely popular ever since. This post shows you how to integrate your …