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Android founder Andy Rubin's secret Google project: building real robots

When Android founder Andy Rubin stepped away from the mobile operating system he helped create, rumors suggested he would pursue his lifelong love of real robots instead. Now, <i>The New York Times</i> reports that those rumors were true: Google has purchased seven different robot companies for a secretive …

Montreal’s Food Truck Plan Is a Symbolic 'Screw You' to Poor People and Immigrants

As those who are attentive to gastronomic rumblings in Canada are doubtless already aware, a few weeks ago it was announced that Montreal is finally lifting its 60-odd year ban on street food, although it is doing it in a way that is as perversely...<p><i>A lamb curry taco from Grumman '78 in Montreal.</i> …

JDS architects: premier campus office in kagithane spilling into the city sidewalks with rooftop gardens and terraces, the urban initiative renews historic istanbul into a contemporary cultural hub for the future. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/jds-architects-premier-campus-office-in-kagithane-istanbul/

How to Date in Vietnam

I've always considered myself as something more than the typical American tourist, that I bucked the stereotypes and was a true "citizen of the world." But here was clear proof that I was a presumptuous moron. Love is messy when you're a visitor in...<p>I’m a stand-up comic in Los Angeles, and the …

The Imaginary Republic of Molossia

When he is not the president of Molossia, Kevin Baugh is a retired sergeant first class of the US Army, working in the human-resources department of the Nevada National Guard. It would seem that declaring himself supreme ruler of a sovereign nation...<p>I am driving to a place that doesn’t exist. I am …

'Yomango' Is Barcelona's Ideological Shoplifting Movement

The world's economy is still fucked. And ever since the West went into an economic meltdown in 2008, anticonsumerist sentiment has been steadily on the rise. While proletariats in the US have largely settled for memories of Zuccotti, the Catalan civil...<p><i>All images courtesy of Yomango.net</i><p>The world's …

To Create The Future Of Brand Identity, Ideo Looks Inward

The trailblazing firm is knee deep in a massive, all-hands project to rebrand itself–and it’s doing it in public.<p>On March 25, the designers at each of Ideo’s 11 international offices put their other projects aside and spent the day thinking about Ideo. The aim was to brainstorm a new identity …

Stacking Bars: a-lab Designs a Striking New Office Building in Oslo - The Fox Is Black

The whole area surrounding the new, a-lab designed Statoil Regional and International Offices used to be Oslo’s central airport. In fact, many of the …

Pantone Launches Color Trendspotting Subscription Service PANTONEVIEW.com

Longtime authority on color and professional color standards Pantone announced the launch of PANTONEVIEW.COM, an online resource for everything …

Rites of Spring: Shaved Asparagus Pizza | Crumb: A Food Blog

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, and… holy crap, is that snow on the forecast?<p>(OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little, though we did get some …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system.<p>But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the …

23 years old and still trucking: Hubble's best pics

Almost 23 years ago, the $2 billion (£1.3 billion) Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit on the Space Shuttle Discovery. The launch, on 24 …

‘Maestrale’ by Mario Ceroli, 1992

‘Maestrale’ by Mario Ceroli, 1992

Lamborghini Aventador Anniversario Edition

Here is the new version of the Lamborghini Aventador, LP720-April 50 Anniversario Edition which will be presented at the Shanghai Motor Show. …

The Five Most Outrageous Facts About Our Broken Voting System

So you think the American electoral system is broken? New research out of MIT lays bare just how bad it really is. Here are the five most outrageous …

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Apparently, Women Love 13-Year-Old Skaters Named Baby Scumbag

Steven Fernandez, a.k.a. Baby Scumbag, is just a normal 13-year-old skater from a bad neighborhood in LA. A normal 13-year-old skater who’s sponsored by a bunch of companies, has 38,000 subscribers on Facebook and 140,000 followers on Instagram, and...<p>Steven Fernandez, a.k.a. Baby Scumbag, is just …

Collection of Movie Poster Clichés

zaha hadid unveils serac bench for lab 23 composed of resin quartz, the fluid urban seating sculptures mimic the play of light on ice formations. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/zaha-hadid-unveils-serac-bench-for-lab-23/

Shark! Fisherman Gets Quite A Scare, Catches Scene On Video

Isaac Brumaghim was reeling in a tuna Sunday about two miles off Hawaii's Oahu Island when he came as close as anyone wants to get with a tiger shark that weighed 400 to 500 pounds.<p>Needless to say, Brumaghim got quite a scare as the shark nearly jumped into his kayak when it took his catch. "It …

There Is So Much Wrong with 'Jurassic Park'

I went to see 'Jurassic Park 3D' yesterday. I'm glad I got to see it in 3D on a giant screen because it gave me an opportunity to see that the entire movie is a gigantic fucking wreck.<p><i>Image via</i><p>I went to see <i>Jurassic Park 3D</i> yesterday. I'm glad I got to see it in 3D on a giant screen because it gave …

The Gay Sex Club Next to the Vatican Is the Saddest Place on Earth

I wandered through a dark maze of long hallways leading to more doors—one of them was open, revealing a fat hairy dude lying on a bed jacking off to porn that sounded like Tim Allen screaming at his kids on 'Home Improvement.' I had entered the Bear...<p><i>Screenshot from the Europa Multiclub …

Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos

April 8, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>These steak and egg breakfast burritos are filled with steak, mushrooms, scrambled eggs and homemade steak sauce for</i> …

Mezzi Rigatoni with a Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce

<b>Quick and Easy Mezzi Rigatoni with a Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce</b> <br>Serves 4<p>Ingredients: <br>1 lb. mezzi rigatoni <br>2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil <br>1/2 …

Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos with Purple Cabbage Slaw

**Join us May 14th from 4-6pm at Central BBQ (downtown) for our book release party** <br>After diving into this dish for lunch today, we immediately …