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Explorers Playing Cards

Card Experiment's latest Bicycle deck features truly awesome fantasy illustrations based on a story about space exploration and our first contact …

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN

There’s something special about a great science fiction movie. Whether its vision of human progress is bleak or optimistic, whether it’s realistic or …

Science Fiction

Questlove Remembers Prince: In This Life, You're on Your Own

In a powerful essay, the Roots leader goes deep on the genius, loneliness and the secret hip-hop heart of his idol<p>When I first got Prince's <i>1999</i> …

Three LGBTQ Science Fiction & Fantasy Films You Should See

One of the many reasons I enjoy my work in helping to promote independent science fiction and fantasy films online is because of the diversity of …

Science Fiction

Critics are loving '10 Cloverfield Lane,' the first surprise hit movie of 2016

The movie made a modest box office of $170 million worldwide (a success given its equally modest budget of $25 million), and was basically written off as a fun lark for three friends.<p>Then a few months ago, when the trailer for "10 Cloverfield Lane" went online, everyone realized that Abrams (the …

Film Industry

Rapper Lil' Wayne says pour champagne on your Samsung phone

Technically Incorrect: In new ads featuring the hip-hop artist and Wesley Snipes, Samsung pushes the virtues of its VR and new water-resistant phones.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I adore those ads that declare in tiny print: "Do not …

Rap & Hip-Hop

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

New Jack City Is Turning 25. New Revelations From Its Writer Will Blow Your Mind.

Twenty five years ago this month, <i>New Jack City</i> opened to the public. The film, starring Wesley Snipes, Allen Payne, Ice-T, and Chris Rock, was …

New York Times

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …

Science Fiction

Trick your brain into doing what you want with these nine hacks

To this day, scientists are still investigating why our brains work the way they do — especially when it comes to functions like memory, sleep, and meditation.<p>Our subconscious can process a myriad of things — say, external factors and experiences that affect how we have dreams.<p>But it can also play …

AOL

Intermodal Shipping Container Home Floor Plans. Below are example one, two, three bedroom shipping container home floor plans.

<b>Shipping Container Home Floor Plan Examples.</b><p><b>One Bedroom, One Bath Shipping Container Home Floor Plan</b><p>Total Square Footage: 320 sf One 40' Shipping …

Shipping Containers

23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

The Success Story Behind Duffy London’s Quirky Designs

From a mesmerizing table that mirrors ocean depths to a playful glass table top being supported by balloons, the name of Duffy London is unmistakably …

Used car market to be turned upside down by financing deals

The used car market could be revolutionised by personal contract plans, the financing deals that have driven sales of new vehicles to record levels, according to the boss of Britain’s biggest car dealer.<p>Trevor Finn, chief executive of Pendragon, says the way motorists buy second-hand cars is being …

Used Cars

BioLite's New Camping Accessories Make Roughing It Not So Rough

Unless required by your reality TV series, you don’t always need to completely disconnect from civilization when you venture into the great outdoors. …

Sony's latest 4K HDR TVs are now up for preorder

Improved picture, thinner bezels, and still running Android TV<p>Sony's 2016 lineup of TVs can be preordered beginning today, and they'll be arriving at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy beginning next month. We took a look at the sets back in January at CES; this year, Sony is putting emphasis on an …

Televisions

9 Cars That Make More Torque Than Horsepower

While horsepower tends to get all the love, torque is the real power number you want to know.<p>While horsepower tends to get all the love, torque is the real power number you want to know. Torque equals drivability, but it also equals tire shredding power. Here are nine cars that have gobs of that …

NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus Curve Pistol

Completely designed and made in the USA, the Taurus Curve is a gun that’s entirely designed for deep concealment. The Model 180CRVL or “Curve” is …

NRA

Photographers, you use Adobe – you should learn it! [Deals]

Adobe’s software products have become a key part of photography for pros and amateurs alike. Photoshop and Lightroom are industry standard platforms, …

Photography

The Helle Viking Knife Is Inspired By Norse Myth, Can Cut Like Nothing Else

Your knife should reflect your pure unadulterated manliness — and there’s nothing more manly than vikings. While you <i>could</i> go out and buy some ancient …

Knives

Over 50 Dating Tips - 7 Things Men Want You To Know

You're never too old to date and love does not know a number. But a lot of older Americans struggle to find love and romance, most often using age as an excuse. The truth is that over 50 dating is actually a large part of the dating marketplace - with a number of dating sites targeting this …

Relationships

The 40 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2016

Maybe they’re not the richest or the most famous, but each one of these performers ought to be on your radar screen in the months to come.<p>One of my …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Weighty collaborations abound in January's mix of new songs handpicked by 10 public-radio music curators. Start off with the single that Valerie June wrote for (and performs with) Mavis Staples, then hear a JD McPherson-produced tune by The Cactus Blossoms, Charlie Hilton's duet with Mac DeMarco, …

Radio Industry

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

The World's Most Posable Bruce Lee Action Figure Has Been Revealed

This German Gun Maker Wants You to Buy More Guns

German gun maker Heckler & Koch will try to sell more guns to civilians in the United States, forced by Germany’s restrictions on arms exports to the …

Guns

Ten Habits of Highly Creative People

What exactly is creativity? So many of us assume that creativity is something we had as a child but we lost, or something allocated to rarified …

Creativity

TASER Pulse is a new self-defense weapon for the public

TASER has introduced a new taser designed for the consuming public; it is a self-defense weapon, of course, but one that is less dangerous and lethal …