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Characters from The Witcher, Zelda, Mario, Metroid and BioShock - beautifully re-imagined

Ah when creativity inspires creativity! Behold the work of professional artist Astor Alexander, who has made characters from The Witcher series, …

New Instagram Photo

Queen personally thanks man who sent her Christmas cards for more than 50 years

Sometimes even the smallest acts of kindness can certainly make an impression on others — even if they happen to be royalty.<p>According to Andrew …

Buckingham Palace

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

Buenos Aires

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$30.91from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

Onions

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Google OnHub review: Routers don't have to be so complicated

If you're like me, a cold feeling of dread grips your heart every time your internet goes out. "Is Comcast down," I ask myself, "or is my horrible router misbehaving yet again?" This usually follows 10 minutes of unplugging and then plugging things back in, waiting and hoping for your internet …

Kyoto etiquette guides: Mind your manners, tourists | CNN Travel

Travel

19 of the most mind-blowing Google Street View images from under the world's oceans

Google partnered with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Chagos Conservation Trust to showcase stunning new images from 40 locations around the world, including underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas, and the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Google says on its Maps …

Scuba Diving

One huge mistake people make when renting cars

There are plenty of reasons to rent a car, from leaving an unreliable car behind on a vacation to getting around a business trip. There is a real hidden danger when renting a car that you may not even realize. And this one action on your part could put you and your family at substantial risk.<p>Rental …

Personal Data

Disney banning selfie sticks starting June 30th

Disney may be where dreams come true, but if your dreams involve taking selfies with the aid of an extendable stick, you best start making different plans for your mobile photography. A new report states the world-famous theme parks will start banning selfie sticks beginning next week.<p>All American …

Walt Disney Company

5 can't-miss apps: Kiwi for Gmail, Disney Gif, Medium and more

Between iTunes showcasing LGBT pride and Facebook's rainbow-filtered profile photos, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps.<p>Luckily, …

Ryan Seacrest's iPad keyboard is surprisingly good, but expensive

It's hard to expect much from Typo, a company that was co-founded by Ryan Seacrest and whose legal tango with BlackBerry has forced it to stop selling phone keyboards. But with its new iPad keyboard, Typo has at least proven it's worth keeping an eye on. For $189, you get a Bluetooth keyboard that …

Check Out the World's First 3-D Printed Supercar

Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Uli Deck—dpa/Corbis<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Bao Dandan—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Jewel Samad—AFP/Getty Images<p>Carlos …

Detroit Auto Show

Google Maps will soon warn drivers when they approach rail crossings

Federal transportation officials can't quite explain why the number of US rail crossing accidents jumped by 9 percent last year, but they've recruited a powerful ally to keep that figure from climbing any higher: Google. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, today the Federal Railroad Administration …

Google Maps

Apple Music will launch 8am PT tomorrow, Beats 1 at 9am

Apple Music is set to launch at 11am ET/8am PT tomorrow alongside the release of iOS 8.4 One hour later at 12pm ET/9am PT, the inaugural Beats 1 radio broadcast will take place presented by DJ Zane Lowe.<p>While we previously knew that Apple’s new streaming music service would by launching June 30, it …

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Luxury Lifestyle
Engineering

40+ Beautiful New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

These are more like little masterpieces.<p>The Easter bunny has hidden enough plain, ol' boring eggs, thank you very much. Swap the traditional dye job for one of these creative twists, and your basket will steal Sunday's show.

Are You Ready for Phone Numbers as Unique User Identity?

Using the Web to support the social process has significantly increased in the last decade with the explosion of social network services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and online dating sites.<p>While having an online identity has certain strengths in providing easy communication by minimizing the …

Windows 10 Or OS X: Can Hardware Make The Difference?

Would you switch from Mac to Windows to get access to “better” hardware?<p>I resolved that dilemma long ago by becoming, more or less, operating system agnostic.<p>There is one stubborn, undeniable fact in favor of being agnostic: One side offers more choice. That would be Windows, of course. And that …

Touchscreens

Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot photos (almost literally) and print them on the …

Mandatory Genetic Screening By A Government Agency. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

We already have mobile consumer apps that can (selectively) share all the personal details you can imagine ‒ including test results for sexually transmitted diseases. Are DNA test results next on the list? Given today’s rapidly accelerating technology, it’s easy to see how this could play into any …

Health Care

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

You Can Now Play Super Mario 64 In Your Browser

For millions of 90s kids, Super Mario 64 is the video game equivalent of Proust’s madeleine — evoking a simpler, more exciting and infinitely more …

Retrogaming

A new system tracks which ads coaxed your feet to walk into that store

The next time you decide to walk into a real store, zillions of digital bits are working overtime to figure out why.<p>The newest system undertaking that task, being announced today, is something with the soporific name of the Location Conversion Index (LCI).<p>But its parents — global media services …

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreen

Researchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off …

Security

The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s …

Chinese Academy of Sciences