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Breaking Bad Recap: Walter White, the Human Cancer

The premise of <i>Breaking Bad</i> has always been built around bombshells: the many terrible things Walter White has secretly done right beneath the noses …

Message unread: Silicon Valley's secret, failed bid to save BlackBerry

Could switching to Android and focusing on business have turned the company around?<p>In the summer of 2012, just a few months into the job, RIM (now BlackBerry) CEO Thorsten Heins was trying to guide the company through an ongoing crisis. The stock price had slipped to an eight-year low; BlackBerry …

Why is Sony still in the entertainment business?

With spinoff proposal rejected, the pressure increases on Kazuo Hirai<p>Sony slammed the door in the face of a major shareholder last week when it rejected billionaire investor Daniel Loeb's proposal to spin off part of the company's entertainment business. Loeb, whose Third Point LLC hedge fund owns …

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Harry Potter

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

Great Illustrations by Michael Dialynas

Another week has passed us by and there are many great ways to enter the weekend... one of them is checking out sweet illustrations by great artists, …

Design

Whimsical Robot Street Art by Pixel Pancho

Turin, Italy-born Pixel Pancho has an unmistakable style, he paints whimsical robots on the streets. Unlike many street artists he has a formal background in art studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia, where he obtained his degree. His style is influenced by past painters such as Joaquin …

Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …

Breathtaking Aqua Lagoons Amid Brazil Sand Dunes

What a surreal sight! If you ever travel to Brazil make sure to visit Lenis Maranhenses National Park, especially between the months of January and May. The rainy season, it's during that time that Brazil's white sand dunes, which are spread across 570-square-miles, transform into an amazing …

The Truth Behind The Iconic 'Anonymous' Guy Fawkes Mask

Created by world-renowned illustrator David Lloyd but launched into the mainstream conscious via the_ V for Vendetta_ movie is the infamous …

The $50 Million Man: Mattrick Gets Hefty Cash and Stock Package From Zynga, Including $19.3 Million in the First Year

Zynga just filed its 8-K regulatory filing that outlines the compensation it took to attract Microsoft Xbox head Don Mattrick to the troubled social …

Meet Former Xbox Boss Don Mattrick, Who Just Left Microsoft To Turn Around Zynga

Zynga’s Mark Pincus successfully recruited Mattrick ahead of a Microsoft management shakeup. Here’s what the Ferrari-driving, game-loving “hard ass” plans to bring to his new role as CEO.<p>News that Don Mattrick is leaving Microsoft as president of the company’s Interactive Entertainment unit to run …