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Drone video offers sneak peek at BIG’s LEGO House, set to open next month

After four years, the long-awaited LEGO House is set to open next month—and we can’t wait! Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, this larger-than-life …

Breathable skin to wrap around stunning light-filled Book City in Shenzhen

Arts and culture aren’t thought of as Shenzhen’s strong suits, but the manufacturing megacity is making quick work to change its image. As part of …

Skyscrapers

The 25 best games every PlayStation 4 owner should have in their library

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games. Not only does it play most games made available on other rival consoles (like the Xbox One), but it also has an incredible lineup of games that are literally not playable …

Horizon Zero Dawn

The best video games of 2017 so far

With trippy PS4 explorers, hilariously enjoyable Nintendo Switch releases and perhaps the greatest game of the decade – here are the best games we’ve played this year<p>More on the best of 2017 so far: Albums | TV | Films<p>Arms<p><b>Nintendo Switch; Nintendo</b><p>Nintendo’s bright, brisk take on the fighting game …

Zelda Breath of the Wild Already Running On PC Using Cemu Emulator (video)

PC gamers that would rather not shell out £279 on a new Nintendo Switch console but are eager to be able to play the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild …

Gaming

Don’t Go Hollow: How 'Dark Souls' Is Defeating Depression

Why is a game about despair so uplifting?<p>Depression is horrifying.<p>For many, it feels like nothing, as if some unseen force has stripped away the sufferer's ability to feel. There is no joy or sadness, no pain or pleasure, just nothing. It feels as if you're going hollow.<p><i>Dark Souls</i> fans know what …

Dark Souls

New images released for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

If you weren’t already hyped up for a remastered Crash Bandicoot trilogy, maybe these images will help you get excited.<p>Thanks to <i>WMG</i>, we got some …

naughty

Why dev thinks this gaming watch will succeed where other smartwatches failed

Packed with games and potential<p>It took the Gameband less than a day to hit its modest goal of $75,000 on Kickstarter last week.<p>No surprise there.<p>The Gameband is a smart watch designed around the ability to play retro mini-games on your wrist. More importantly, those games include beloved classics …

One man spent 5 years creating an incredible 'Minecraft' universe

As one of the world's most popular, most widely played games, "Minecraft" attracts a large swath of players. Many of these folks are just like you and me — casual, into playing fun games, but maybe not ready to dig in and spend, like, <i>years</i> handcrafting a massive world.<p>And then there's a small …

European Travel

Best local multiplayer games of 2016

Because Mario Party isn’t enough to ruin your friendships<p>2016 saw a slew of great online multiplayer games like <i>Overwatch</i>, <i>Titanfall 2</i> and <i>Battlefield 1</i>. But this year's offline, local multiplayer games are the real unsung heroes. Sure, it may be easier to just wear a headset and play with friends …

15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2016

Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar<p>15<p>By<p>These albums may not have burned through your playlists in 2016, but a <i>Rolling Stone</i> …

Dolores O'Riordan

How to add more storage to your PlayStation 4

Here's how to get a bigger hard drive in your PS4, plus a few tips we learned along the way.<p>Storage space is at a premium with game consoles. Even if you're more inclined to pick up hard copies than download full games, patches, DLC and installs can fill up the standard hard drive on your …

Software

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

Stefan Sagmeister

These Sketching Tutorials Will Make You Want to Bust Out Your Moleskine Right Now

Even as architecture moves deeper into the digital realm, drafting and rendering by hand remains quintessential to the craft. The George Architect …

President Obama orders US govt to consider climate change a national security issue

In a historic first for the United States, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum this week to require federal policy makers to factor climate …

Clean Technology

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Renewable Energy

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

<b>The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy</b> …

Emma Watson walked the Met Gala's red carpet covered in recycled plastic bottles

Thank you Calvin Klein & Eco Age for collaborating with me and creating the most amazing gown. I am proud to say it is truly sustainable and …

Met Gala

20+ Funny Cartoons By Illustrator John Atkinson

You may remember a post we did a couple of months ago featuring illustrator John Atkinson's super-abridged versions of classic novels. Well now <b>Bored</b> …

San Diego to become largest U.S. city to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego is not waiting for Washington to get its act together on climate change. The southern California city is moving forward with an ambitious …

San Diego

Modern Japanese Hut Seamlessly Blends With Nature

Tokyo-based <b></b><b>Naoi Architecture & Design Office</b> created the <b>Hut in Tsujido</b> to seamlessly integrate this family residence with its natural surroundings. …

Architecture

The Terrifying Truth About 'Arrested Development'

Let's assume the following logical, reasonable things about <i>Arrested Development</i>:<p>-- The first half of the first episode is real. Up through the part …

5 Food Manufacturers You Can Trust - Food and Recipes

We all want to eat the healthiest foods possible, and most of us would also like to support companies that protect our precious human and natural …

Organic Products

Three ways artificial intelligence is helping us save nature

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>When you think of artificial intelligence, the first image that likely comes to mind is one of sentient robots that walk, talk, and emote like humans. But there’s a different kind of AI that’s becoming prevalent in nearly all of the sciences. It’s known as machine …

ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists. This sounds like …

Eco Fashion

Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

Prefabricated architecture is known for its mobility, allowing people to live in faraway and previously isolated locales. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos has created VIMOB in this vein, designing it as a modular home that can be easily transported and assembled.<p>The 398-square-foot dwelling has a …

Off-grid