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Square Enix takes on Star Wars, superheroes (pictures)

Enix

R2-D2 felt bag is the perfect geek girl's co-pilot

Carry the droid you're looking for with this adorkable R2-D2 purse from Krukrustudio on Etsy.<p>Moscow-based Lyuba and Max from Krukrustudio have created the perfect R2-D2 felt bag for the "Star Wars" fan girl in your life.<p>Made from wool felt, and embellished with embroidery details and prints, the …

Sewing

Camp like the Avengers with wearable superhero sleeping bags

Start a comfy cosplay trend with these wearable Marvel sleeping bags that look like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk.<p>Out all night protecting unsuspecting citizens from the likes of Loki (or perhaps Bigfoot)? Even Spider-Man needs to relax after spending all day …

Camping

Smashed Fingerlings with Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>Hit the reset button on your potato salad: These spuds are roasted, not boiled, and tossed with a mustardy vinaigrette and jalapeños while warm.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved crosswise if large<p>½ cup olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Vinegar

14 Fiery Jalapeño Popper Recipes for Your Next Fiesta

Show of hands: who likes to spice things up in the kitchen? Whether you add a little heat to your creations with a dash or two of hot sauce or a helping of chiles, we know our Scoville-scale-scaling sisters are totally out there. Now with football season in full swing and fall’s chilly weather upon …

Cooking

A Super Fast, Super Fresh Middle Eastern Hot Sauce

Like many chefs, Eli Sussman of New York City’s Mile End Deli enjoys making his own hot sauce. This jalapeño-cilantro version can run from mild to …

Lightsaber keys for Force entry into your own home

The "Star Wars" universe has infiltrated every part of your life, so you might as well get the matching house keys, too.<p>The discerning "Star Wars" fan doesn't just settle for the grand fandom gestures like screen-accurate Darth Vader outfits, AT-AT dog costumes and Pricess Leia hoodies. You want to …

Darth Vader

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos17 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Cooking

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

GameStop to sell Legend of Zelda Monopoly with exclusive content

A special Legend of Zelda edition of Monopoly will be landing 15 September, with retailer-exclusive collectibles.<p>DLC is one thing. An extra character skin here and there, maybe some gear and an achievement or two, but nothing that would particularly change the way the game is played. Although it …

Board Games

The Corkcicle Vinnebago is a wine canteen that can

The Corkcicle Vinnebago Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle offers a convenient alternative to glass bottles. The vacuum flask keeps beverages hot or cold.<p>The urge to get up and go can hit anytime. Get up and go where, you may ask? It could be a park, the beach, or camping that calls to us, but when …

Stainless Steel

How earplugs save your hearing and make you safer

If we live long enough, the day may come (the horror!) when we're too old and infirm to ride motorcycles. At that point, our greatest motorcycling …

American Kargo Hydration: That's Some High Quality H2O... Packs

So what makes these packs unique? They use a butterfly harness that secures across your chest and provides multiple adjustments to let you get the …

Hacker shouts at baby through baby monitor

An Ohio family is asleep when a man's voice reportedly is heard coming from baby's room. It turns out to be someone who thought it funny to hack into the device.<p>One person's funny can be another person's annoying, tasteless, intrusive and even scary.<p>In the case of one Ohio family, it can be all of …

Baby Monitor

Having High-Tech Gadgets Is a Career-Booster, Says Study

Always using the latest high-tech gadget is one way to boost your image at work, new research suggests.<p>Indeed, business professionals who want to be …

Guess the crazy price of Captain America's shield

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hitting theaters soon, it's time to look at the real-life price tag for turning Steve Rogers into a superhero.<p>Living the superhero life doesn't come cheap. Batman's toys are said to cost $2.8 million for all that Bat-gear. Now, Movieclips Trailers on …

Captain America

Carrot Fit Is An Hilarious Fitness App To Make Losing Weight Suck A Bit Less

Carrot Fit is the new app-with-attitude from the makers of Carrot To-Do and Carrot Alarm.<p>Welcoming you with a message of “Greetings, tubby human” from “your new fitness overlord”, Carrot Fit is a harsh-but-hilarious taskmaster dedicated to making weight loss suck a little bit less.<p>As the developers …

Rotary Club: Take to the Skies with These 3 Drones for the GoPro

The egalitarianism of modern creative tools is astounding. To make a well-produced film 20 years ago directors needed a few million dollars and a …

Why This iPhone Controlled Airplane Is The Coolest Toy Ever

In the words of <i>Family Guy</i>, are iPhone-controlled model planes “a thing” now?<p>It was only September when we reported on the PowerUp 3.0 iPhone-Controlled Paper Airplane — speculating that it may well be “the coolest toy ever“.<p>Well, what a difference a few months make, since our wannabe-pilot hearts …

Nintendo 2DS hands-on introduction – video

Guardian games editor Keith Stuart gets to grips with the latest Nintendo handheld, this time a stripped-down version of the 3DS, designed as a budget-friendly option for younger gamers. But the re-positioning of the buttons has some possibly unintended advantages for gamers with big hands

Nintendo 2DS Hands-On Impressions

Our first look at Nintendo's affordable new take on the 3DS<p>The 2DS is ugly. I picked mine up this morning, took it out of the box, looked at it, and …

The Web Development & Programming Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

• Over 255 lectures and 14 hours of content<br>• Learn HTML, HTML 5, CSS, CSS 3, C++, C#, jQuery, GameSalad, and Stencyl<br>• Program in JavaScript for Unity3d, a 3D game engine<br>• Program in C# for Unity3d<br>• Optimized for both Windows and Mac operating systems<br>• Receive a certificate of completion<p>John Bura, the owner of …

Death Star soccer ball: Kick 'em while they're Darth

Kick the Death Star to the curb with a soccer ball reproduction of Darth Vader's famous spacecraft.<p>"Star Wars" celebrations are known for offering exclusive merchandise as special lures for attendees. Sometimes, those exclusive items sneak out and become available to the general public. That's what …

Darth Vader

Capture Those Action Shots in iOS 7 With Camera’s Burst Mode [iOS Tips]

Back in the iOS 7 beta, we noticed a feature that would focus your iPhone camera when you held down the volume button in landscape mode.<p>When I went to do the same thing yesterday while taking pictures of my Macbook Air’s trackpad (don’t ask), and instead of a nicely auto-focused picture, I got a …

Quickoffice for Android review: A solid Office editor, but not the best - CNET

<b>The Good</b> With <b>Quickoffice</b> for Android, you can easily create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Its file manager is simple and intuitive, and it lets you access local files and those stored in your Google Drive account.<p><b>The Bad</b> Quickoffice has trouble rendering some elements like text-wraps …

Software

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your</b> …

Automagically™ Clean Your iTunes w/ TuneUp 3 | Cult of Mac Deals

KEEP YOUR iTUNES CLEAN WITH TUNEUP<p>TuneUp is the <b>fastest</b> and <b>easiest</b> way to fix your digital music. Correct mislabeled songs, add missing cover art and remove duplicate tracks – all in just a few clicks. Say <b>goodbye</b> to “Track 01” and “Unknown Artist,” and <b>hello</b> to a brand new digital music experience …

Here’s What Time iOS 7 Will Be Released In Your City [Chart]

We’re just a couple hours away from the launch of iOS 7 where everyone in the world’s iPhone will instantly look different for better or worse. In the past Apple has usually released major iOS updates at 10AM Cupertino, which is 10:00 AM PDT. Apple hasn’t officially confirmed the launch time to the …