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10 Awesome Things about Hot Wheels’ Life-Size, 160-mph Star Wars X-Wing Carship

Hot Wheels

These delightful animated GIFs capture tiny scenes from classic movies

Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated GIF in an art project called Low Poly Scenes. So far, he's adapted scenes from films such as <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Free Willy</i>, <i>Indiana Jones,</i> and <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, as well as television shows such as <i>Game</i> …

GIF Animations

Pokémon Go is a phenomenon that's pushing people together

Pokémon Go, in the places it has been released (which don't include the UK yet), is a phenomenon. The search term Pokémon has never been as popular …

Pokémon Go

Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD

What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world's first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older …

Phones

Making Sense of No Man's Sky's Massive Universe

If you've been looking forward to the upcoming space exploration game No Man's Sky, chances are that you've heard about its absurdly big procedurally generated universe. But just like when talking about the actual universe, the size of the playable area of No Man's Sky dwarfs our normal conceptions …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

Star Wars content revealed for the secretive Magic Leap platform

Still no hints at what the hardware looks like<p>Magic Leap is a famously secretive augmented reality company that has raised more than billion dollars in funding, even though it's a bit unclear what the technology they're creating actually is, or how it works. But Star Wars is, in some manner, coming …

Police Can't Even Calculate How Much Drugs They Caught These Two Guys With at Bonnaroo

That's a sh*tton of drugs.<p>It's basic supply and demand. People really seem to like doing drugs at music festivals—specifically Bonnaroo!—so two young entrepreneurs allegedly brought what police described as "a very large amount of drugs" to the music festival. But the police are wrong. These two …

Bonnaroo

The Queen’s ‘Green Screen’ Outfit Sparks A Hilarious Internet Reaction

When choosing what to wear for your birthday, you need to ask yourself a number of important questions. Will my clothes match? Will my outfit clash …

Chroma Keying

A Modder Turned a Burger King Toy into a Functioning Game Boy Color

The first Nintendo Game Boy system was released in a variety of models (original, Pocket, the Japan-only Light), and so was the Game Boy Advance …

Retrogaming

Flight attendants reveal facts about flying that airlines don't tell passengers

A flight attendant's job is more than serving drinks with a smile.<p>They're responsible for passengers' safety and, of course, they know a lot about …

Aviation

61 Pictures of Swimming Pools for Your Backyard Design Ideas

Amazing gallery of 61 pictures of swimming pools to inspire design ideas for your backyard oasis. All kinds of in-ground pool pictures showcased …

Landscaping

Nintendo Plus Delivers a Combination of Smartphone and Handheld Game Console

The Nintendo Plus delivers a pretty cool combination of smartphone and handheld game console. Like the idea? Let’s keep going for the concept …

What the Captain America HYDRA Twist Means for Marvel Movies

Comic book writer and editor who made Cap a villain address intense backlash and possibility of story infiltrating the MCU<p>When it comes to comic book …

The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2016

At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to show off. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging …

Google's latest app, Spaces, aims to simplify group sharing

Even before kicking off its I/O 2016 conference, Google is introducing a new app. Today the company announced Spaces, an app for Android, iOS, and the web that's designed to make it easier to share, well, <i>stuff</i> from the web in group conversations. "Sharing things typically involves hopping between …

Apps

Google plans to start blocking Flash in Chrome this year

Flash's death has been slow and painful, and now Google is planning to deal it another blow. Google has detailed plans to start blocking most Flash content with Chrome, with the change targeted toward the end of this year.<p>Under its current vision, nearly every website would have Flash content …

Google

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Miniature

Why Walt Disney Co. Shouldn't Have Quit Video Games

<b>Disney</b> recently announced that it will discontinue its "toys-to-life" <i>Infinity</i> game series and shutter its video game business. The move was surprising, since Disney claimed in December that the latest version of <i>Infinity</i> had generated over $200 million in sales in 2015 and surpassed both <b>Activision</b> …

The future of payments: Keep your wallet in your pocket

Fintech is as old as finance itself. And throughout history, technology has always sparked innovations in the way money is used and perceived.<p>Think of the groundbreaking impact the introduction of money would have had in traditional barter economies – where each party in an exchange must want what …

Mark Hamill Reveals The Truth About The Original ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening

Almost a year and a half before <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> graced moviegoers with its presence in 2015, an allegedly confirmed report revealed details about the first 20 minutes of the movie. Chief among the report’s nuggets of information was a description of the film’s opening sequence. Aside …

Star Wars

Famous programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for about $400 million: 'Microsoft is a different company'

The two founders are legends in the open source developer community with a long, close but sometimes rocky relationship with Microsoft.<p>Xamarin was founded in 2011 after the two lost their last jobs, where they were building open source tools that helped Windows developers write internet apps. (They …

Amazon Web Services

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017

April 27, 20162015 was the year that UX disciples the world over proved themselves to be the singular champions of free thought in design. Slack’s …

Web Design

Watch nine minutes of leaked Pokémon Go footage from Nintendo's Australian beta

Cutesy social networking app <i>Miitomo</i> became Nintendo's first foray into mobile gaming when it was released last month, but it's <i>Pokémon Go</i> — the Japanese publisher's upcoming augmented-reality mobile monster-collecting game — that promises to be the real test of how Nintendo can adapt to the …

Pokémon

Make Your Monday Slightly Less Crappy with These Vintage Star Wars Bloopers

Outtakes from the days before green screen and CGI.<p>For a trilogy that was first released nearly 40 years ago (39 to be exact), the original Star Wars saga has aged remarkably well.<p>But it wasn't all smooth sailing in the days before CGI, as seen here thanks to these hilarious gifs compiled by imgur …

Chroma Keying

Incredibly Detailed Illustrations of Star Wars Vehicles

<i>Millennium Falcon</i><p>UK technical illustrator Hans Jenssen has created a series of incredibly detailed drawings featuring well-known <i>Star Wars</i> vehicles …

Drawing

How Do You Redesign The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has one of the strongest, most complete visual brands on Earth. What happens when you tear it apart?<p>Why are the Simpsons yellow? According to Matt Groening, that unmistakable hue was chosen because it was unmistakable. “An animator came up with the Simpsons’ yellow and as soon as she …

The Simpsons

Someone worked out how much Darth Vader's suit would cost and it's ridiculously expensive

LONDON — Darth Vader's outfit might look simple enough — and you could probably find a not-too-bad imitation of it in most fancy dress shops — but …

Bono Tells U.S. Senate to Send Amy Schumer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris Rock After ISIS

Today, Bono visited Congress to attend a Senate subcommittee hearing on "causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance." He was there alongside diplomats and aid experts asking the United States government to provide aid to the Middle East. "It could be the best …

Sacha Baron Cohen