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Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Solo Show in New York | Colossal

<p>If you happen to be in New York this weekend stop by Art of the Brick, the upcoming solo show by artist Nathan Sawaya at the Discovery Times Square …

Grove Takes Skateboard Scraps And Turns Them Into The iPhone Skate Case

If you have an iPhone, chances are you’re concerned with fine craftsmanship and design. But what about being green? A new phone case out of Portland could help you achieve both at once.<p>Meet the Skate Case.<p>Each Skate Case is made from recycled skateboard material and rubbed with citrus oil to bring …

Gigaom | Why big media is buying YouTube stars — and who could be next

Advertisement<p>It’s been clear for a while now that big media brands are taking web video seriously, but how to get organic traction within the space …

Samsung officially teams up with Intel for its latest Galaxy tablet

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 is probably a bigger deal for Intel than it is for Samsung itself.<p>Announced today, the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be the first Galaxy tablet with an Intel chip, as VentureBeat confirmed last month. The move, as you might imagine, is a big deal for Intel, which has so far …

Microsoft mulls 'major restructuring' with focus on devices and services like Xbox and Skype (update)

Microsoft is reportedly mulling a restructuring that would see the company position some of its key executives to strengthen its "devices and services" vision. CEO Steve Ballmer outlined "a fundamental shift" towards devices and services for the company just ahead of the Windows 8 launch, but so …

Photo Series 'Cut Food' Documents Food Cross-Sections

It’s not that we dwell much on the subject, nor do we wonder much about this topic. However, while we are at it, how many of us has ever wondered how …

Design Your Own Shoes: The Websites That Help!

It's just a hair over 40 days until I walk down the aisle to become someone's wife, but I still don't have the shoes that will carry me there. It's not that I'm entirely picky, but more so that I'm vertically-challenged. And while I don't have too many qualms about my 5'1" build, my soon to be …

We Celebrate Marilyn Monroe's Birthday With A Look At Her Best Style Moments (PHOTOS)

Though she didn't exactly have the fashion cred of a Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn during her heyday, Marilyn Monroe continues to top lists of influential style icons. To me, it'll always be because of her innate innocence -- or, at least, the vibe of innocence Monroe was able to convey in a single …

Marilyn Monroe Thought Joe DiMaggio Was 'Great In Bed' (VIDEO)

We did always wonder about Marilyn Monroe's choice in husbands, particularly when it came to Joe DiMaggio. We will not go into the terrible details -- especially on what would have been Monroe's 87th birthday. But let's just say that he had a definite (and negative) opinion of his wife's work.<p>So, …

Yves Behar's August Smart Lock: Keyless Entry for Anyone with a Smartphone

<i>My main question: Why is the inside of your apartment so dark?</i><p>Yesterday Yves Behar and tech entrepreneur Jason Johnson pulled the sheets off of their …

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3D printing with the mind: objects from thought by reading small electrical impulses detectable in the brain, thinker thing has just created the first ever 3D printed object whose design was directed from thought alone. more details: http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-printing-with-the-mind-objects-from-thought-by-thinkerthing/

More Bike-robatics: BMX Virtuoso Tim Knoll Tears Up Parking Lots, Truck Depots & Other Miscellaneous Blacktops

This video has been making rounds for a hot minute now, but considering that it's a fitting follow-up to my post on the mad skills of Ines Brunn …

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Military’s fallen remembered over Memorial Day weekend

The Healthiest Memorial Day Foods At Your Cookout

If you're out cleaning your grill in anticipation of this weekend, you aren't alone. Memorial Day is the second-most popular holiday for barbecuing, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. And while everyone likes to celebrate, some health-minded folks hear the word "barbecue" and …

28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.<p>"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your …

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The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

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5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Summer Hits<p>Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>06.01.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Julie …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

The weekend TODAY anchors were in for a treat when their moms burst into their Mother's Day cooking...<p>TODAY's Sheinelle Jones, Craig Melvin and Dylan …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Anonymous Twitter Account Hacked By Rival Group 'Rustle League'

Your Anon News, a subset of the hactivist collective Anonymous, had its Twitter account hacked early Friday morning by a rival group of hackers.<p>The little-known "Rustle League," a group that the U.K.'s Vice has characterized as Anonymous' "dedicated trolls," got access to the account at around 2:30 …

Microsoft launches website directly contrasting Windows 8 tablets and the iPad

Recently Microsoft launched a website that directly compares and contrasts Windows 8-based tablets and Apple’s iPad. As Tom Warren of The Verge notes, the method is similar to prior and past ‘laptop hunter’ commercials.<p>The comparisons are mostly fair; Microsoft admits that its Surface RT tablet …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

Tweeting through tear gas: violence in Turkey unfurls on the web as thousands protest (updated)

A peaceful park sit-in turns into a nationwide protest against the government<p>Riots continue to rage across Istanbul today, where a small and peaceful protest over an urban redevelopment plan has transformed into a violent demonstration against the Turkish government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …