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Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

TOKYO (AP) — Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year.<p>So much so that he convened a panel of experts this week to advise him on what to say to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 15.<p>A tug-of-war has …

Japan

Corvette owner finds stolen car, but can't get it back [w/video]

It's not too uncommon to hear about owners being reunited with their stolen cars decades after reporting them missing. The story of Terry Dietrich in Georgia starts that way with police finding her lost 1972 Chevrolet Corvette after over 40 years. However, this case takes a different turn because …

Chevrolet Corvette

VW clubs pay it forward to fix elderly woman's vandalized '69 Bus

Not long after Thanksgiving, surveillance cameras caught four boys in Arizona throwing rocks through the windows of a 1969 Volkswagen bus belonging to an elderly woman called Ann. A few nights later they returned to the scene of the first crime and repeated it, smashing windows they missed …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

This man has gullwinged delusions of DeLorean grandeur

When an animal rescue group finds a disabled pup, it swoops in and spirits the pooch to a vet and better care. When Rich Weissensel finds a wrecked DeLorean, he whisks it back to his rural lair for a wild makeover. Over the past 14 years, ever since the Chicago native and software engineer met John …

Supercharged 2015 GMC Yukon Denali sounds evil, runs 0-60 in 4.5 seconds

Speeding along in a sports car is undoubtedly a ton of fun, but some owners need the ability to carry a lot of people and their stuff and don't want to sacrifice the ability to put the power down. The tuners over at Hennessey have that demographic covered with their growling, supercharged power …

What a 28.5-liter LSR engine sounds like firing up for the first time in 100 years

Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over a century of being dormant …

“I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet.<p>Andre Govia describes himself as “addicted to decay.” The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, <i>Abandoned Planet</i>, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, …

Abandoned Buildings

Nissan details Craigslist 1996 Maxima restoration

"Luxury Defined," in the most ironic sense the galaxy has ever known, is now "Luxury Restored," in the real and incredible sense. Last September, Luke Aker made ads to sell his 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE, the YouTube version being a mix truth, bombast, a British accent and a ratchet strap. The ad …

Researchers' profiles reveal the stereotypical gadget fan, sort of

What does the stereotypical Beats fan look like? Or Apple, HTC, BlackBerry? You've probably got some pretty strong images in your head right now, but I can almost guarantee they don't jive with those on market research firm YouGov's new profiling tool. A small volcano is erupting online as Brits …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts, including those used by …

Rewind: This Raspberry Pi cassette player plays Spotify tunes from actual tapes

A British maker has built Pi-powered tapes that re-create our physical connection to music for the Digital Age.<p>Remember what it felt like to press play and record at the same time? Back before streaming and downloading and blogs and YouTube, music meant CDs and Smash Hits and the NME and taping off …

Raspberry Pi

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Dynamic Sculptural Landscapes Constructed Within Glass Aquariums

UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker fuses chemistry and sculpture in her ongoing series <i>Tank Works</i>, which consists of three-dimensional landscapes constructed within large aquariums.<p>Inspired by romantic and sublime works of art, Neudecker fills glass tanks with water and miniature sculptural …

Art

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

Oivo: A Tiny iPhone Charger Powered by AA Batteries

Increasing screen size, RAM, or storage capacity hasn’t been a problem for smartphone vendors in recent years, though we can’t say the same about battery life, which is often a problem for many users and hasn’t increased in line with our increasing reliance on these devices..<p>The problem of …

Casio's newest G-Shock has a giant dial for (complicated) music control

Casio continues to inch its G-Shock series toward something a little smarter, while holding onto a simple monochrome LCD display and that distinctly G-Shock styling. The "G'Mix" GBA-400 improves on the typical digital watch feature list through Bluetooth, a pair of dedicated apps (one for the watch …

What Famous Landmarks Would Look Like After The Apocalypse

In the award-winning 2013 PlayStation 3 game <i>The Last of Us</i>, civilization ends when the Cordyceps fungus turns humans into mindless zombies. Developed by Santa Monica-based developer Naughty Dog, the game is known for its incredibly realistic renderings of post-apocalyptic Boston, Colorado, and Salt …

Buckingham Palace

Michael Rousseau's Classical Shadow

'Individuality, taboo, vice, sex, beauty, power, impermanence, and more are explored in my work. I use the figure and objects as vehicles to …

Mental Floss shares the meaning behind car names

Why did Toyoda name his company "Toyota?" What does "Audi" mean? What the heck is a Camaro? You might know the answers to some of these questions, and you might not. But even if you do, you'll want to take a look at this video from <i>Mental Floss</i>.<p>Over the course of seven minutes (it's an 8:16 video, …

Articles about green cottage getaway maine on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.<p>Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the...<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.<p>I …

Lake Erie

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Visit this secret Citroën stash outside Paris with XCar

With models like the 2CV, DS and SM, Citroën established itself as a home for quirky styling and out-of-the-box engineering, and in many minds the brand defines the look of the classic French car. In a recent video, <i>XCar</i> ventures inside Citroën's secret warehouse outside of Paris where the brand …

The top 10 female nudes in art

From the ravishing Venus of Urbino, past Ingres's sensual Odalisque, to the feminist riposte of the Guerrilla Girls, the female nude has inspired, enraptured and enraged<p>• The top 10 male nudes in art • The 10 sexiest artworks ever • The 10 most surreal artworks<p>Titian – Venus of Urbino (1536-38)<p>No …

World's first atomic wristwatch comes to Kickstarter

A scientist says he's created the world's first true atomic wristwatch, packing a chip-scale atomic clock into a wearable carbon fiber case. And yes, he's made watches before.<p>You may have seen so-called atomic wristwatches around, but there's a caveat: they actually keep atomic time by receiving …

Watches

Wallpaper of the Week by Nina Geometrieva

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by Nina Geometrieva a visual designer based in Singapore. Nina's work is simply amazing and this …

Visual Design

Vintage Fire Truck Renovated into Unique Hotel Room

You've maybe heard of travelers who trade their hotel room for a vintage Airstream trailer, but what about a former fire truck? Probably not. Located on the Inshriach House Estate in Aviemore, Scotland, the Beer Moth hotel is a unique accommodation meant for two people. It's converted from a …

Airstream

VW celebrates 40 years of playing Golf

On March 29, 1974, the very first Volkswagen Golf rolled down the assembly line. That little car has gone on to spawn seven generations, while the Golf name has become one of <i>the</i> models in the hotly contested compact segment, selling over 30 million units during its 40 years on sale.<p>While we look …

Watch how a Ford Raptor rolls down the assembly line in Dearborn

<i>Bloomberg TV</i> reporter Matt Miller is the proud new owner of a pretty killer truck. How do we know? The reporter headed to Dearborn, MI to Ford's assembly plant, with a film crew in tow, to see exactly how his new F-150 SVT Raptor and its mother-loving 6.2-liter V8 engine, was screwed together.<p>The …

2014 Audi S1 is a little hatch hiding huge power [w/video]

The Audi S1 takes the Four Rings' high performance brand to its smallest model yet. Offered in three- and five-door forms (pictured above), the S1 is a subcompact hot hatch that seems specially suited for Europe's dense cities and tight roads.<p>The S1 follows the rest of the Audi S vehicle lineup …