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How to design and order Google Photo Books

Smartphones cameras just keep getting better, and you've probably taken a few photos over the years that you want to commit to memory forever. Sure, …

Google Photos

8 of the most under-the-radar travel spots in the US

When it comes to travel bucket lists, sure there are the big destinations, like Paris, the Grand Canyon, Angkor Wat and seeing the northern lights. But what about oft-overlooked spots that might be right in your neck of the woods?<p>These hidden gems still pack an awe-inspiring punch, but with a …

San Francisco

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

The Coffee Cart is the New Bar Cart: DIY Coffee Stations

We always say that your home should reflect your interests and hobbies—so if you happen to be a caffeine-loving espresso guzzler, it only makes sense …

The best language-learning apps for Android and iOS

There are countless apps out there designed to help you learn a new language, which makes it tricky to pick the right one. You may want to widen your …

Kubrick’s Game Is The Da Vinci Code Written for Film Nerds

If you’re a fan of movies, Stanley Kubrick, and propulsive beach-reads books where plots, prose, and character are second to crazy twists and turns, …

The best children’s books of 2016

From tales of migration and crime to wolves, bugs and the difficulty of sharing – Julia Eccleshare’s picks of the year<p><b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a …

Books

Really simple ideas for a really impressive entrance

It pains us to say it, but so many of you aren't making the most of your home entrance. We don't understand why when it's the first glimpse into your …

Video: 10 Intensely Creepy True Stories To Give You Nightmares

We know how much our readers love creepy stories, and we’ve once again hit the creepiest time of year. You clicked the article—you must want to be …

Horror

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

50<p>‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016)<p>Three years after he made his feature-film debut with a surprisingly good <i>Evil Dead</i> reboot, filmmaker Fede Alvarez directed …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality, but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, aka bibliotherapy, is the latest psychological fad. According to bibliotherapist …

Book Review: 'The Crow Girl'

<b>My rating: Four of Five Stars</b><p>Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro remains a bucket-list challenge, but in the book world, staring down a 784-page Swedish serial-killer novel may make the reader question his or her priorities: Why have I not yet read <i>The Brothers Karamazov</i> or finished <i>Anna Karenina</i>?<p>With Erik …

10 Found-Footage Horror Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen – Page 4

Another convincing and terrifying blend of documentary, fiction, and WTF-ness. From Underground Film Journal:<p>The <i>S&Man</i> is a total invention by Petty, …

2 Brilliantly Written Novels From Mexico Head Up A Wave Of Literary Talent

To judge from our media coverage, you'd think that Mexico isn't so much a country as a problem. But if you look beyond the endless talk of drug wars and The Wall, you discover that Mexico has a booming culture.<p>In recent years, there's been an explosion of literary talent — from the sly provocateur …

A Work of Fiction That Will Make You Feel Pleasantly Insane

Three-quarters of the way through Claire-Louise Bennett’s début collection, “Pond,” there’s a story called “Morning, 1908” that altered my state of consciousness like a drug. It begins simply, with the collection’s unnamed narrator, who lives mostly in solitude on the west coast of Ireland, …

Literature

Destinations on Google Is the Ultimate Tool For Planning Your Next Vacation

Up there in search term popularity, in the upper echelon of cat videos and Trump antics, are questions about travel—flights, hotels, tourist …

'Sequenced' Creates Truly Reactive Storytelling in VR

<i>Sequenced</i> is an upcoming animated series by Apelab for VR headsets that’s pioneering a new method of delivering episodic content, one that tailors …

8 TV shows to help your preschooler learn

When kids' TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, quality research, and an understanding of how kids learn best from media? Actually, quite a few. From social-emotional learning to …

For VR to be truly immersive, it needs convincing sound to match

I'm staring at a large iron door in a dimly lit room. "Hey," a voice says, somewhere on my right. "Hey buddy, you there?" It's a heavily masked humanoid. He proceeds to tell me that my sensory equipment is down and will need to be fixed. Seconds later, the heavy door groans. A second humanoid leads …

Sundance's VR Films Will Break Your Brain

If this year’s Sundance Film Festival is any indication, virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream. Under a program called New Frontier, the …

13 VR Horror Films You Can Watch On Your Phone Right Now

Wear headphones.<p>The traditional film genre most often cited as a natural for virtual reality is horror. Whether you're being attacked from behind, eaten alive, or subjected to the ministrations of a lunatic surgeon, 360-degree video keeps your head in the game. Looking around, waiting for the next …

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Amazon Studios

The Best Graphic Novels of 2015

2015 has been a great year for comics and graphic novels, and the quality cuts across every genre: science fiction, fantasy, horror, memoir. Even the …

Try It Now

Google's Cardboard Camera App Takes VR-Ready 360 Photos In Seconds

The future promise of VR headsets is immense, but perhaps the biggest impediment to their wider adoption is the lack of actual content you can watch …