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Japanese Star Wars toys make Darth Vader and Boba Fett look fiercer than ever

Square Enix, the Japanese video game publisher behind the <i>Final Fantasy</i> series, has developed a range of <i>Star Wars</i> toys. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the generic Imperial stormtrooper have all been given a miniature makeover by the Japanese company, shrunk down to action figure size and released as …

Darth Vader

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

21 Ways Architects Can Work Smarter, Not Harder

<i>In their day-to-day work, architects face a lot of distractions and challenges: managing clients, collaborators and contractors; keeping up to date</i> …

Misfit Flash a great little $50 fitness tracker

Vainglory Launches On iPhone And iPad Later This Month

Vainglory, the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) shown off onstage at this year’s iPhone announcement, just got solid release dates in every region but China, Japan and Korea.<p>Starting a week from today, Vainglory will arrive on the iPhone and iPad in Europe. The game will run on the iPad 2 or …

5 iPhone Games You Can't Miss This Week

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I-da Arquitectos sinks holiday apartments into the Portuguese countryside

The two main buildings of this Portuguese holiday complex by I-da Arquitectos are dug into a hillside, partly burying them in the sloping terrain (+ …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Single family house located on the outskirts of a small mountain village in the countryside of …

Neville Brody rebrands studio: "Clients weren't quite clear on what we were offering"

<b>News:</b> graphic designer Neville Brody has reorganised his London studio and rebranded it as Brody Associates because "people didn't really understand" …

Check out this amazing ‘working’ iPhone in Minecraft

In a game where you can build anything you want, it was only going to be so long before someone constructed an iPhone in <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>Even with that said, however, the version of Apple’s iconic handset which one player put together is impressive; being not just a block-based reconstruction of the …

Minecraft

The 13 best social networking apps

Many of the best social networking apps out there have been around for a while, but as smartphones get smarter, so do the apps, and you can now do more than ever.<p>From fan favorites like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like Hinge or Secret, there's never been a better time to find a social …

Carey House by Henry Goss: "Visualisation played a vital role in design decisions"

London architect Henry Goss has revealed how photo-realistic and 3D visualisations helped shape his design for this house in Hertfordshire, England, …

Yuusuke Karasawa's maze-like S House has an entirely transparent facade

The exposed criss-crossing skeleton of this see-through house in Japan frames a labyrinth of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen different …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …