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Gaming addictions: The video games we're playing right now

The best board games of 2016

The Board Game Geek community weighs in on the best of the best<p>Over the past few years the team at Board Game Geek has grown to become a powerful force in the tabletop space. It boasts an exhaustive database on games, both new and old, that is constantly refreshed by its well-informed community. …

What it's like to become a YouTube gaming celebrity at 80 years old

One morning in September of last year, Shirley Curry woke up to a terrible surprise. Her email inbox had been flooded with 11,000 emails from …

Board game’s $5 million weekend could make it biggest Kickstarter campaign ever (correction)

Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 could earn double what the Pebble Time smartwatch did<p>Brooklyn based game designer Adam Poots has a hot hand. His tabletop miniatures game <i>Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5</i> has already raised more than $5 million, absolutely crushing its $100,000 ask within days of its launch over …

12 Men’s Activewear Brands You Need To Know

The first sign that the sportswear market was going to someday consist of more than just giants like Adidas and Nike was when Under Armour broke onto …

DIY Electric Pennyboard Can Hit 40Km/h!!

Home-made transportation is a thriving area for makers to flex their skills. Looking to shorten their university commute, [doublecloverleaf] modded …

Heavy rotation: The tabletop games we’ve been playing this summer

Murderous inkeepers, dueling spaceships, and scarab beetle tanks all feature.<p>This weekend, the Ars Cardboard crew is drowning in a sea of tabletop …

Board Games

The Fall' Is One Of Gaming's Most Overlooked Sci-Fi Stories

There's a teaser trailer for a sequel to <em>The Fall</em>, and it's a fantastic opportunity to catch a game you probably missed.<p>A short teaser was released for<i>The Fall Part 2: Unbound</i> today. There's not much to it, as it's the very definition of a teaser, but hey, it's an excuse to gush about <i>The</i> …

This Ex-Cop Turned Developer Made a Game Where You Don’t Kill Things

Artist Daniel Monastero spent years as a cop in São Paulo's favelas. Now, he's making a nonviolent video game with the hope that he can push the medium to evolve and mature.<p>Of last year's top ten selling video games, seven featured violence as a core mechanic. The other three were sports games.<p>Even …

30 PG-13 Text Messages That Are Way Sexier Than Straight Up Sexting

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2aymcfq<p>1. “I’m in bed thinking about you.”<p>2. “I can’t stop thinking about your tongue inside my …

Three Fresh Men’s Haircuts From New York’s Most Stylish

Is there such a thing as “New York” hair? On reflection, probably not – the Big Apple is such a melting pot of various style influences that it’d be …

The Suit That Couldn’t Be Copied

About two years ago, I became interested in the garments of Davide Taub, the head cutter for Gieves & Hawkes, a house in London at which Alexander McQueen apprenticed, and which has a reputation for designs that are both elegant and daring. A cutter is the equivalent of a designer, and Taub is …

East Village

5 Awesome Uses for Drone Technology

<b>Interest in flying robot technology is skyrocketing, bringing a thrilling wave of novel uses for drones from saving lives to creating new</b> …

Make a Teeny Tiny FM Spy Transmitter

This project describes how to build an audio spy bug with extremely small dimensions that works with a voltage of only 1.5V. This is a tested design and proven to be working reliably when built as described here.<p>Please note that once built the user is responsible for observing local/national …

How I Started My Own Company Using My Instagram Account

Angelica Nwandu merged her celebrity obsession and love of writing to create The Shade Room.<p><i>When she came up with the idea for The Shade Room</i> <i>(TSR) in 2014, a news site that follows trending stories and the actions of celebrities in real time, Angelica Nwandu was broke, unemployed, and had no</i> …

Social Media

Next level filmmaking: Quit your job and live in a van

It’s a good week for people who fancy quitting their jobs and travelling the world. First we shared the story of Walter Chang and his three-year …

One of VR video's biggest film companies is dropping the term 'VR'

Vrse, the company behind some of the best-known virtual reality video, is dropping the "VR" moniker. Today, it announced a $12.56 million fundraising round and a new name: Within. With the change, it’s also planning to expand its scope beyond the documentary work that it’s primarily known for …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Liberating Feel of Terry Cloth Insoles

Every other summer or so, I pick up a couple of packs of terry cloth insoles. Usually from Aldo, who sells them cheap at $8/ pair. For guys who go …

Your ultimate guide to Helmut Newton

Nobody has made quite the lasting impression on fashion imagery as Helmut Newton. Hired by <i>French Vogue</i> in the 1950s before being propelled to fame in the 1970s, Newton came to be renowned for his controversial scenarios, hypersexualised imagery and striking compositions. With elements of his work …

Flirting With Disaster: Filmmaker Duo Flies Drone Inside Byzantine Church and the Result Is Beautiful

Flying a drone indoors is always a challenge. You have to remain absolutely calm and collected, and generally, I highly recommend not flying a drone …

The Sunglasses Every Stylish Leading Man Swears By

What's the fastest way to ensure your summer style reaches epic status? Follow the lead of the world's jet-setting gentlemen and pick up a pair of acetate aviator sunglasses. Sure, you've already got a trusty pair of wayfarers, but right now we're calling out something a little more luxurious to …

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

The Undeniably Cool Outfit You Aren’t Wearing Yet

Putting a whole bunch of effort into getting dressed can sometimes feel like a tall order, even for a <i>GQ</i> editor, which why the fashion gods (a.k.a. designers and the style icons who inspire them) invented style hacks like this. This spring, don’t resist the urge to reach for cotton shorts and a …

Opera bakes a free, unlimited VPN directly into its desktop browser

Norway-based technology company Opera Software is introducing a free virtual private network (VPN) feature to its desktop browser, making it the first of the major browser operators to build a VPN directly into the software. Today’s news comes a little more than a month after Opera unveiled a …

Software

David Attenborough's early films to be shown in colour for first time

Week of BBC programming, including Zoo Quest, will mark naturalist’s 90th birthday<p>Some of David Attenborough’s first natural history films will be shown in colour for the first time as part of a week of programming to mark the broadcaster’s 90th birthday.<p>Zoo Quest, which was first broadcast in …

The problem with almost all movies

By now, most people have heard of “the Bechdel test.” To pass this famous three-part test, which measures whether female characters in a film are anything more than superficial, a movie has to (1) have at least two female characters (2) who talk to each other (3) about something other than a man.<p>It …

Lie Detection

These DIY micro-homes on wheels start at $7,000 — take a look inside

If you're a nomad looking to scale down, 84 Lumber's tiny wooden cabin on wheels may be your dream home.<p>The company, known for selling building materials, designed micro-homes that owners can build themselves.<p>Some fully furnished home packages come ready to move in, and others can be completely …

This Is How You Get The Girl Who’s Completely Out Of Your League

By Oliver Emberton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/21P1Y3o<p><i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: My ideal girl/boy is out of my reach; should I</i> …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal …

Small Business