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Stunning Puddle Reflections Add Magic to Everyday Scenes

Among the city streets and large stone buildings, photographer Daniel Antunes captures glimpses of a world turned topsy-turvy. The Lisbon-based creative has a knack for finding puddles of water that cast brilliant reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Historical monuments, a scooter driver, and …

Roads

Proud Dad Has Tattooed His Son’s Drawings on His Arm for the Last Seven Years

Some parents display their children's artwork on the fridge; proud dad Keith Anderson exhibits his son Kai's drawings on his arm as tattoos. For the last seven years, Anderson–a self-described climber, adventurer, student, and bike enthusiast who lives in Peterborough, Ontario–has turned Kai's …

Art

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three

It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.<p><i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> was the top selling game of 2014, with Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> taking the number …

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 …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

A Few Days With The Microsoft Band

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment. I haven’t really be enamored with any one particular wearable device as of yet—I’ve found most of what’s currently available to be clunky and of minimal use–but decided to take the plunge a few months back anyway. I made a decision to lose some weight and …

Moments of Solitude Portrayed Through a Picture Within a Picture

Instagram user Maksim Zavialov takes pictures of pictures in an interesting juxtaposition of photography techniques. The resident of Khabarovsk, Russia, first captures a scene with Polaroid instant film and then holds up the exposure to snap an iPhone photo of the print surrounded by the real-life …

The best of the rest of 2014: Alien: Isolation is the boldest, best game of the year

<i>Every year the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. This year we've decided to run a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff explaining why certain games earned top marks from them</i> …

How to Make Better Quick Breads at Home

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're an expert or beginner, this is the easiest -- and arguably the</i> …

Best of the rest of 2014: Destiny, the most interesting game of the year

<i>Every year, the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. This year we've decided to run a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff explaining why certain games earned top marks from</i> …

Portal makes a basketball trick shot no one can repeat

In the mode of all those obnoxious basketball trick shot videos on the Internet, here's a spoof no one else can replicate - because it involves a Portal gun.<p>Corridor Digital lays waste to the high-fiving, brofisting trick-shot genre with a finale infinitely more dangerous than anyone would ever …

The Interview was pirated more than 750,000 times in its first day of release

Despite its availability across multiple online platforms, Sony's buddy assassination comedy <i>The Interview</i> was downloaded illegally more than 750,000 times in the first 20 hours after its release, reports TorrentFreak.<p>Sony Pictures canceled the theatrical release of <i>The Interview</i> on Dec. 17 amid …

The New 'Butter Crayon' Isn't Actually New At All... But Toast Still Needs It Desperately

It's the best thing for sliced bread.<p>The Butter Crayon makes it astoundingly simple to slather butter onto foods of all kinds, lovingly encasing each stick in a silicone embrace, with a handy peephole at the end for dispensing dairy. The invention hit Kickstarter this month -- and after breaking …

Dubai Buildings Are So High, You Can Look Down at the Clouds

Daniel Cheong's surreal cityscape photos capture some of the world's tallest skyscrapers engulfed in fog. The photographer stakes out incredible vantage points in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to shoot the tops of ghostly gray buildings as they puncture the thick carpet of fog.<p>Because …

Skyscrapers

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Typography

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

'The Search For General Tso' Is The Must-See Food Movie Of The Season

We'll be the first to admit it. Food movies -- like food TV -- can be hit or miss. Unfortunately prone to sappy story lines or worse, "Real World" style drama, food movies usually fall short of capturing the wonders of good food. They rarely portray the real challenges and joys of cooking. While …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

Weight Loss

Beautiful Macro Photos of Snowflakes as Free Wallpapers

Like many photographers who dabble in macro photography, Alexey Kljatov was interested in seeing a world unseen by the naked eye. At first, he captured flowers and ladybugs not thinking about photographing something else. Then, one day, he saw on the Internet two macro shots of snowflakes and was …

Photography

8 Most Breathtaking Weddings Held Around the World

Over the course of six years, we've seen some truly breathtaking photos of people being married all around the world. Whether they were standing amongst African wildlife or using nature's fury as their backdrop, these couples decided to exchange their vows in a time and place they'd never forget. …

Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Eduard Gordeev's cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and …

Painting

This Baked Potato Is The Stuff Of Vegetarian Dreams

You can stuff just about anything inside a potato and craft a hearty, healthy, satisfying meal of it. <i>And</i>, if you fancy, the whole thing can be vegan and gluten-free -- it just takes a little creativity.<p>But if you're too tired to use your culinary imagination, you, friend, are in luck. This Buffalo …

How To Make Chewy Candy And Find Your Inner Hulk

There aren't many people out there who make their own candy at home. Plenty of us eat lots of it -- bought from the store of course -- but very few of us go through the trouble of making our own batch. Why? Because it's pretty dang hard. Literally. The reason that candy is so wonderfully chewy is …

Expansive Greenhouse with Waterfall Planned for Singapore Airport

Construction has just begun on architect Moshe Safdie's lush, expansive greenhouse space at Singapore's principal airport. Measuring over 1.4 million square feet, the garden space, known as <i>Jewel Changi Airport</i>, will feature winding nature trails as well as recreation and dining areas. At the center …

Architecture

iPhones Of The Future Could Save Themselves When You Drop Them

Anyone who's ever dropped their phone knows the feeling of sheer terror as it slips from your hand and plummets to the ground below. So wouldn't it be great if so-called "smartphones" were smart enough to save themselves?<p>A patent awarded to Apple Tuesday could make that dream a reality. Labeled a …

Pizza Hut's New Menu Supposedly Reads Your Mind Then Picks Your Toppings (In 2.5 Seconds)

Pizza lovers who just can't make up their minds about what to order, rejoice! Pizza Hut has developed a new tablet-based menu that relies purely on customers’ eye movements to create their perfect pizza.<p>The “Subconscious Menu," which is only in test mode in the United Kingdom for now, first syncs a …

Pushing time accuracy to the limit

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> So how accurate is your clock? Can you tell the time to a billionth of a second? Would you want to? Well, John McFerran does. He is a …

The Epic Tale Of An Anonymous Browser That Gamed Google Ads

By Michael Grothaus8 minute Read<p>Privacy has been pushed to the forefront of most people’s minds in the last two years. A renewed awareness began in …