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Illustrator Creates Imaginatively Cute Portraits of Kids Based on Photos

Illustrator Maria Jose Da Luz creates adorable, playful portraits inspired by a single photograph. Her work focuses on children, and she digitally draws their likenesses in a sweet, cartoonish style. Round faces, rosy cheeks, and over-sized heads are all part of her illustrations' charm. You can't …

Apple's Talent Poaching Is Real Threat To Auto Industry

Apple dominated the news this week. Not by announcing a new product or hitting another record in cash reserves and profit. Those are facts. Instead the buzz was over a rumor that Apple has been secretly working on building an autonomous electric vehicle (EV) to compete with Silicon Valley rivals …

Futuristic Wind Turbine Doubles as Modern Apartments

This futuristic combination of a wind turbine and an apartment complex harnesses natural energy while providing sustainable housing. The Dutch Windwheel Corporation drew up the design with the port city of Rotterdam as its intended location.<p>The steel-and-glass structure is comprised of three inset …

Evolve's week one stats show a well-balanced game with short, brutal matches

<i>Evolve</i> has been in the wild for a bit over a week, and 2K Games has released an infographic that gives some interesting insight into the real-world stats of the game.<p>The good news is that the numbers show a well-balanced game, and the better news for people who like a focused fight is that rounds …

Ingenious Beehive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

Liam Neeson’s Clash of Clan’s spot is the most viewed Super Bowl ad on YouTube

I’ve always said that giant Irish guys named Liam are hotter than Kim Kardashian or Kate Upton. Now, I have the proof.<p>The Clash of Clans Super Bowl commercial featuring Liam Neeson talking angrily at his smartphone while waiting for a scone is seriously popular. The video has racked up more than 30 …

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I played Mortal Kombat X for an hour and, yeah, it was pretty disgusting

"Ugh, that's gross. Show me more."<p>So said my eight-year-old son, upon watching a recent trailer for <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>. It's a sentiment we can all share, and which has underpinned this fighting franchise for the past two decades.<p>Bone, skull, sinew and spine are all flayed and arrayed in this …

The 14 Best Lines From Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's First Trip to McDonald's

It's no secret that <b>McDonald's</b> is struggling. The chain recently fired CEO Don Thompson and replaced him shortly there after with former Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook. Thanks to slumping sales, franchise owners have been complaining about the chain's lengthy menu and "hard-to-make" items …

New Drone Ambulance Concept Has Potential to Save Lives Faster

Gridlocked city streets, traffic signals and sirens become a non-issue in a design firm's conceptual plans for a drone ambulance. Argodesigns' lifelike renderings demonstrate how an ambulance made out of a drone could behave at accident scenes. Usefully, the drone could land in an area the size of …

Nintendo Updates Their Bad YouTube Policies By Making Them Worse

Nintendo made an attempt to get with the times last month by instituting new YouTube policies regarding the monetization of their videos. Though their new stipulations were a step up from “we’re taking all your money,” which is what Nintendo had been doing previously with monetized videos using …

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Marvel called Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ‘risky,’ writer says

When director and writer James Gunn pitched his idea for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy 2</i>, Marvel called it "risky" but gave it the greenlight, Gunn said in an upcoming episode of the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, Uproxx reports.<p><i>Guardians of the Galaxy 2</i>’s story won’t be beholden to the …

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …