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14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

Anime Expo 2014: A cosplay fan’s photo gallery | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

People dressed up as anime characters attend opening day of the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 3, 2014. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)<p>Twenty-one-month-old Aria Chan, from San Francisco, dressed up as Chun-Li from the video game "Street Fighter," and Jonathan Hernandez, …

iWatch “an opportunity for high-end watch brands” says analyst as Apple hires TAG Heuer exec

<i>CNBC</i> reports that Apple has hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer for an iWatch marketing role. The hire was reportedly confirmed by the head of the parent company’s watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver.<p>Biver said the watchmaker’s sales director left as recently as last week, …

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world.<p>The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From …

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The World's Largest Shopping Mall Is Opening In Dubai

The entire project will be 48 million square feet, including approximately 100 hotels, a theme park, numerous theaters, and medical tourism facilties that will be connected to create the world's first temperature-controlled city, according to Reuters.<p>The massive complex, which can host an estimated …

Tetris Gets Hacked Onto The Only Thing It’s Not Already On: A Playable T-Shirt

Tetris. Since its debut in 1984, it’s found its way onto nearly every possible platform. Game consoles. Graphing calculators. Lab equipment. Buildings.<p>Now its found its way onto the most elusive and coveted platform of all: some dude’s chest.<p>In honor of Tetris’ 30th anniversary, tinkerer Mark …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>We've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world.

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What to Expect at Google I/O 2014

Android, wearables, and more.<p>This week San Francisco will be home to Google I/O, an annual developers conference where the company discusses the …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Ethan Murrow blows us away with his mad graphite skills 

6 Can't-Miss Apps: Sunrise Calendar for Android and More

Slidely Capture<p>Reeder 2<p>Stache<p>Sunrise Calendar<p>The Guardian<p><i>TwoDots</i><p>Between Google unveiling its self-driving car and Apple acquiring Beats, you may have …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The kit itself is fairly simple–a regular bottle cap is replaced with a small tube that holds the plant and a fibrous core that draws water …

Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers

Hear the term Instagramer, and you probably envision teenagers taking endless selfies or diners obsessively snapping pics of their meals. You’re less likely to think of someone like Chris Ozer (@chrisozer), an up-and-coming commercial photographer whose clients include Nike, Johnnie Walker and …

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a living pretending to eat cat food,” actor Charlie Day warned in …

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

Aw, look, it’s smiling at us. Nice autonomous car!<p>We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a …

A Million Ways to Die in the West review – a bloated Blazing Saddles

TV gagster Seth MacFarlane follows up his <i>Ted</i> with this joyless vanity (and I do mean vanity) project – a bloated spoof western in which he plays a pottymouthed sheep farmer who falls for the wife (Theron) of a feared gunfighter (Neeson).<p>The thing drags its heels like a rattler-bitten bison, and …