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Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

Silicon Valley

14 Most Unusual Sculptures & Monuments Around the World

Cities around the world are full of attractions textbook, next to which is always a lot of tourists. In our survey collected 14 very unusual …

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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Coworkers recreate classic art using props found around the office

We all need something to break up the mundane routines of office life.<p>Coworkers Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing off at the …

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The 40 Songs We're Obsessed With This Fall

Just in time for the weekend.<p>'Tis the season for frothy pumpkin spice lattes (#sorrynotsorry), homespun knits, and revamping our iTunes library. From hotly-anticipated new albums to fresh-out-the-oven singles, this fall has already yielded a wealth of inspired music.<p>With newcomers like Banks, Zola …

The 5 Most Hipster Neighborhoods on Earth

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p>While we'd all love to think America has cornered the market on pretentious affectations and aloof behavior, the sad truth is that hipsters are by no means a domestic anomaly -- quite the opposite, in fact. From Singapore to Stockholm, whole neighborhoods have been overrun with …

Germany

Comic-Con 2014 Photos: Fans Dressed Up in All Your Favorite Cosplay

Comic-Con 2014 is here, and the fans are bringing the cosplay fervor.<p>Over the next few days, Hollywood and the tech world collide in San Diego, where they'll be showcasing the latest that movies, television, and gaming has to offer. In addition to unveiling the future from all things entertainment, …

The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

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Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish

The onslaught in Gaza and the MH17 crash scene in Ukraine have generated thousands of pictures, many of which show the gruesome reality of the violence. How does the Guardian's head of photography decide whether or not to use such images?<p>• Warning: this article includes graphic images some readers …

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: through a glass, daftly

The first full trailer for the S&M romance is out, and rather than filth, it offers a lot of shots of Jamie Dornan gazing out of an office. Is this just confessions of a window clinger?<p>The first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is here. Well, the first official Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, at least – …

Museums And Heritage Sites In Syria Are Under Siege

Experts are training locals to preserve and protect art and antiquities.<p>The civil war devastating Syria and spilling into Iraq has claimed yet another casualty: museums and cultural heritage sites. As evidence of destruction mounts, the international community is moving to action.<p>What we’re doing …

Middle East

Vote for the Best Office Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Amateur Category

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote in each of the 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both<p>In the Best …

5 Links to Read Before Making Ice Cream

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Keep your cool all summer long with homemade ice cream.</i><p>July is National Ice Cream Month, which is a good excuse to eat ice cream for a full 31 days. …

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 1990s

Teen pop and R&B balladry dominate the Hot 100 in the Clinton years<p>20<p>If you only looked at the album charts, the Nineties were defined by the …

100 Greatest Guitarists

Find out who our panel of top guitarists and other experts picked<p>He may have spent much of his Guns n' Roses prime shirtless, drunk and surrounded by …

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