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Edinburgh free things to do

Expert guide to Edinburgh<p>The best free things to do in Edinburgh, including visiting the National Museum of Scotland, walking to Arthur's Seat and finding Dunbars Close. By Linda Macdonald, Telegraph Travel's Edinburgh expert.<p>National Museum of Scotland<p>This eccentric palace of wonder is a mad dash …

A 'Tattoo Fixers' contestant was stuck with yet another ink disaster

A woman who went on <i>Tattoo Fixers</i> to improve her ink was sadly stuck with another permanent mistake.<p>Guest Kat signed up for the show to fix her …

The Burpee Workout: Get Fit Fast With This Simple Exercise | The Art of Manliness

When I played football in high school, my offensive line coach had an exercise he liked to use on us for punishment. When we were caught screwing …

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser

Archive.org is an incredible resource that has saved countless pieces of media from being lost to time. Essentially a library of the old internet, the website has made wide collections of art, movies, and music available to anyone with access to a computer and internet connection.<p>Last year, over …

12 websites where you can learn to code for free

That's not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed.<p>Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — I can dive in when my team needs to fix a few bugs on …

Give your washing machine a deep clean to remove mildew and pocket junk

Two months after installing my new washing machine, my excitement waned when I noticed that my clothes had started smelling bad. I had been using the self-cleaning cycle, but it didn't seem to make a difference. My clothes still smelled like they had been sitting, wet, for too long.<p>If the …

Cleaning

14 Gems From Dealextreme, the World's Most Bizarre Shopping Site

Feeling bored? You need a store that sells ridiculous, confusing products that probably shouldn't even exist. Let me introduce you to one of my …

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Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

Windows 10

3 Big Changes Coming to Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - IGN Video

IGN takes a closer look at the Nintendo 3DS remake of Majora's Mask.

The Game of Thrones opening, redone in LittleBigPlanet 3, took two weeks of work

This video was shared with me by the creator, Jamie Colliver who spent two weeks of work with another individual who goes by the tag AAAAALEC. It's a fun video, and is more proof that the <i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i> is more flexible than many assume. Colliver told me everything in the video was created …

Half-Life is still amazing, and its best parts are rarely replicated

The first <i>Half-Life</i> title has moved into the realm of the legendary when it comes to video games, and in some ways that sort of canonization has almost diminished how important the game continues to be, and how much we can learn from its design. People seem to think games this good, and arguably …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

What Have We Learned From Titanfall, Watch Dogs, And Destiny?

The reviews are in and Destiny appears to be something of a disappointment for fans and critics alike. The game has received rather low review scores from many major outlets, 6 out of 10s and the like, and its all-important Metacritic rating is hovering at a troubling 75.<p>Past that, it’s a strange …

Zelda speedrunner explains how it's possible to beat Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes

Last month, speedrunner Cosmo Wright broadcast a world record-setting run of Nintendo 64 game <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> on his Twitch channel. He beat the game in 18 minutes and 10 seconds, and called it, naturally, "the best speed run I have ever done."<p>Today, he explains, in some …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

These Bicycle Helmets Look Like Hats - Technabob

Being safe usually is not very fashionable. Take bicycle helmets. They are basically just huge and ugly skull protectors. Why can’t they look more …

Star Wars Gets the Street Art Treatment - Technabob

Animated character designer Phil Postma created this series of imaginary <i>Star Wars</i> action figures cards after he saw an image of an R2-D2 action …

Eight Things You Might Not Know About The N64

Just because you've used the N64 before doesn't mean you know everything about it, hotshot. The 18 year old console has a curious history behind it, …

'Star Trek' captain's chair on eBay hosted tons of celebrity buns

Huston Huddleston is known as the man who saved the bridge. He rescued and refurbed a Paramount-built bridge set for the Enterprise-D. Much of it was salvageable, but the captain's chair had succumbed to five years of weathering and rotting. A replacement was built and the whole set went on a tour …

Science Fiction

Nine Legitimately Awesome Video Game Soundtracks

Of all the things that make a great video game, there's no understating the importance of a well-crafted soundtrack. Whether simple 8-bit …

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Skeuo-morgasbord: A Digitized Collection of Retro Handheld Video Games

Relive your battered-plastic-and-LCD-screen childhood dreams with this lovingly rendered interactive exhibit.<p>By now I think we can all agree: skeuomorphism isn’t all bad. Who doesn’t appreciate a gratuitous sop to your senses every once in a while, especially in the service of unironic nostalgia? …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Most Beautiful Video Game Moments of 2013

This year was filled with moments of awe. Here are some of our favorites.<p>Beauty doesn't care about the console wars or resolution or whether or not …

Want This, Get This: Breitling Emergency or SPOT Messenger Gen3

<i>If you’re like us, you have a long list of watches you’d love to own. But reality (almost) always steps in, and your desires remain unfulfilled. Gear</i> …

Is Waiting in Line 3D the most boring video game ever?

<b>Interactive artist Rajeev Basu has created the most boring video game he could, highlighting the supreme weirdness of virality.</b><p>Some of our favourite …