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Volkswagen Presents 395-Horsepower Golf GTE Sport Concept At 2015 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen surprised visitors at this week’s 2015 Wörthersee Tour with a second high-performance concept car based on its humble Golf hatchback. The …

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Cooking

Google Street View drives into the Lamborghini Museum

Google Street View takes its off-road cameras inside the Lamborghini Museum in northern Italy to give you a 360-degree tour.<p>There's to be no stone …

Italy

Timothy Leary-developed video games found in New York Public Library archive

The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a "dozen or so" games developed by the LSD-advocate in the '80s -- some are playable via emulation -- …

BENDIS!

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

William "Billy Boy" Cook - a picture from the past

Allan Grant's photograph of the hand of the murderer, bearing a tattoo that reads HARD LUCK, taken after his arrest in Mexico. The 22-year-old killed six people, including an entire family and their dog, during a three-week period in 1951. The topic of gun-related violence continues to dominate the …

EB Games Australia store reportedly distributed fake drugs with GTA 5 pre-orders (update)

An Australian branch of video game retailer EB Games reportedly distributed bags of fake drugs to those who pre-odered Rockstar's <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> during its midnight launch of the open-world title, according to Reddit user Matt Westcott.<p>A photo taken by Matt Westcott features lines of fake drugs …

Valentina Tereshkova, 76, first woman in space, seeks one-way ticket to Mars

People from the corners of the Earth are queuing up to join a group that aims to colonise the red planet in 2023<p>Having reached the age of 76, it might be expected that Valentina Tereshkova would be planning a life of quiet gentility: a bit of gardening, perhaps, or catching up on reading. Far from …

'It Could Have Been Me': The 1983 Death Of A NYC Graffiti Artist

"It could have been me. It could have been me."<p>These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black graffiti artist who was beaten to death by New York City police. Seeing his own life reflected in the death of a fellow artist, …

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The brevity of Stephen Hawking's memoir makes for a powerful profile of the cosmologist's life<p>The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed …

Best Graphics Cards

At the time of purchase, PC gamers <i>need to know</i> what the best GPU for the money is. And if you don’t have the time to research the benchmarks, fear …

Computer Hardware

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Art History

The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …