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Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try …

NYC Home Renovations

The architects had to gain approval from the co-op board to break through to the roof—the loft is on the top floor—and...<p>Houldin, 10, curls up in the playroom nook which is directly under a side skylight that Pulltab added in order to make...<p>Eric Schneider and Michael Chen take in the …

Give your forgotten copy of GTA V a facelift with the stunning Redux mod

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Facelifts

Fraher Architects adds glass-roofed extension to terraced house in London

Fraher Architects has added a simple extension with a sloping glass roof to an early 19th-century house in London, creating a bright new dining area …

Listed Building

Hands On: Going Feral with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

The Ghost Recon series is one that's never been known for its open world gameplay, but hey, why not jump on the bandwagon? Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: …

The Starry Station router is trying to teach you how to get smarter about your Wi-Fi network.

Can a $350 triangle fix your network woes?<p>Greater transparency is usually a positive thing. It encourages big companies to share stories and talk with their customers on social networks. It makes it easy for us to watch behind-the-scenes videos of our president and first lady dancing with R2-D2. It …

Vardehaugen architecture studio visualizes future projects with life-sized chalk drawings in the office parking lot.

Digital photo renderings allow architects to project what finished buildings or interiors might look like in the flesh. Architectural drawings—a lost …

Drawing

Fallsview House

Set in between two city parks near the intersection of two waterfalls, Fallsview House takes full advantage of its unique location. The front of the …

Architecture

A small and simple house for a retired couple | Studio GAON

A couple transitioning into retirement asked Studio GAON to design their new home in a semi-rural area, specifically requesting a “small and simple …

Eco-Conscious Summer House in Maine Elevates Simple Materials

Pine and fiber-cement clapboard combine to magical effect<p>Summer homes on the Design Internet seem to come in two flavors—covetably luxurious or realistically aspirational enough to fool us into thinking we could one day have one of our own.<p>This 1,600-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Freeport, …

Red Dead Redemption 2 Map Leaked

An image of what is said to be the map for Red Dead Redemption 2’s game world has appeared online. Initially, the image was posted on NeoGAF by user …

Sony forms new studio to make smartphone titles based on PlayStation games

ForwardWorks is bringing the PlayStation brand to phones and tablets<p>Sony Computer Entertainment is getting serious about making PlayStation games for smartphones. In a press release today, the company announced the formation of a new studio, ForwardWorks Corporation, which will be dedicated to …

Mobile Devices

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

Game Boy Advance 15th anniversary: The 15 Best Games

The 15 Best Game Boy Advance Games

Experimental floating office takes over a converted WWII barge

An adventurous company’s office space has set sail on a former World War II barge. Property management firm RobotMother teamed up with Marraum …

One of the world’s most notorious hackers just revealed his identity to me

The man behind Team GhostShell — the hacker collective behind some of the biggest cyber attacks in recent memory, including attacks on the FBI, NASA and the Pentagon as well as a leak that saw 2.5 million Russian “government, educational, academic, political and law enforcement” accounts …

Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Africa, and while the number of coffee consumers there is growing, most Africans still don't drink it. That's something Rwanda's government would like to change.<p>The country's coffee industry, which nearly collapsed after the genocide in 1994, …

Handmade In Florence: Meet La Marzocco Technicians That Build Espresso Machines

A line of La Marzocco GS/3s.<p>In 2013, Sprudge was given the opportunity to tour the factory of our friends & partners at La Marzocco in Florence, …

Uppers & Downers: 10 Moments (We Can Remember) From The World's Best Coffee Beer Festival

Coffee. Beer. Coffee + beer. It’s a match made in heaven, or at least in Pilsen.<p>And so it was that on a weekend in February, in the Year of Our Lord …

Coffee

The $6 Cup Of Instant Coffee

What’s the best instant coffee you’ve ever had? For Finnish barista champion and entrepreneur Kalle Freese, 24, he hopes that’s an unanswerable …

Coffee

The deepest part of the ocean is really noisy

Looking for some quiet? Look somewhere else.<p>If you've ever sat around wishing you could hear what the deepest parts of the ocean sound like, then your strange but valid desires can finally be satisfied! Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Oregon State University, and …

Dota 2: an explainer for newcomers and the confused family of addicts

A $3 million video game tournament is happening right now in Shanghai, China, pitting 16 of the best <i>Dota 2</i> teams against each other. But what, pray tell, does any of that mean?<p><i>Dota 2</i> is an immensely popular video game that mixes elements of many genres, from sports simulation to role-playing epics …

The original Pokemon is still fantastic — even if it’s your first time

Games often age poorly. More so than any other form of entertainment, games change at a rapid pace, and new innovations can make older titles feel downright archaic, to the point they’re no fun to play. That’s why a modern remake of a game like <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> is such a huge undertaking; it’s not …

Get Your First Look at PS4, PS3 JRPG Star Ocean 5 in English Tomorrow

Are we all ready for some more Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, then? We've known for a while that the game's coming West later this year, …

PlayStation

You Can Now Play Pong On Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is good for many things – quickly answering texts and incoming calls, receiving important notifications, navigating your way through city streets, and more. But it hasn’t been seen as much of a gaming platform, for obvious reasons. However, there’s now a new game that might actually …

Pokémon GO is one of Nintendo’s most important games ever

Pokémon GO is the most important game Nintendo has developed in recent years and potentially the most important one in their history and is due for …

Pokémon

Look At This $400 Fallout 4 Figure

First teased in December, threezero’s <i>Fallout 4</i> figure is now finished and ready for sale at the end of the month. It’s a $400 work of art.<p>Standing …

Hong Kong

Philips Hue adds Siri voice control with new hub

Philips is finally ready to let Hue customers control their lighting through Siri. It's announcing a new Hue bridge today that adds in support for HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform, allowing customers who buy one to start controlling all Hue lights — new and old — through voice commands on an …

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is everything that's great and terrible about the series

<i>Syndicate</i> changes the formula in a few important ways. For one, it has two playable characters for the first time, twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye. Jacob is the now-standard loveable rogue archetype featured in just about every <i>AC</i> game, while Evie is his level-headed counterpart. The two set out …

Grand Theft Auto