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The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

10 Striking Insights About Christopher Nolan And His Movies

First breaking out at the turn of the century with <i>Memento</i>, the filmmaker has spent the last 14 years making epic, thought provoking movies on various scales and has earned both critical and box office love.<p>In addition to being a fantastic filmmaker, however, he is also a tremendously interesting …

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Oculus was the future of gaming. Now it’s the future of Facebook.

Facebook is buying VR headset company Oculus for $2 billion. The paycheck gets the founders a massive payday, but leaves a bitter taste for its …

Google Street View hack turns your city into a post-apocalyptic jungle

Big cities often suffer from a lack of greenery, but now the website Urban Jungle Street View lets you see how your street would look covered in forest flora. The site's creator Einar Öberg says on Twitter that he's "breaking terms of use like it's no tomorrow" — presumably because it uses the …

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it’s a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

The 9/11 attack seen from space – an image of impotence

This still from a video shot by an astronaut from the International Space Station offers a new perspective on world history. It was taken by American astronaut Frank Culbertson on 11 September 2001. As he looks down on New York from space, a vast plume of smoke hangs over the harbour. The smoke …

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

A truly smart home would have appliances with a personality. And they might not be personalities we like.<p>What if your toaster didn’t like you and decided to move on? As companies start to add more personality to the smart objects we live with, one interaction designer is considering how a product’s …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

The Real Guy Behind A 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Character Is Suing For $25 Million

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff was known as a toupee-wearing, drug and hooker-using party animal who took part in illegal business activities.<p>But Andrew Greene — the real head of corporate finance at Stratton Oakmont on which the "Rugrat" character is based — is arguing …

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Sochi 2014: 10 weird Winter Olympics figure skating expressions – in pictures

So much for figure skating being a graceful sport; some of these competitors look downright terrifying. Here are 10 of the strangest facial expressions caught on camera by photographers in Sochi<p>• Check out some of our other ‘10best’ galleries from the Games: 10 great motion blur photos – 10 great …

Biathlon ends in closest photo finish humanly possible

Yikes! This biathlete nearly loses gold with a premature celebration.<p>Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen (in the dark outfit) won gold in the men's 15km mass start biathlon on Tuesday, beating out France's Martin Fourcade in an insane sprint to the finish line.<p>The finish was so close Svendsen and Fourcade …

​The Creators of Rock Band Are Making A Musical First-Person Shooter

Are you in the mood for a very different kind of multiplayer first-person shooter? How about one in which the arena you're in morphs to the music …

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Candid Conversations, Part 1: 27 Pictures of People Using Cell Phones

The ubiquity of mobile devices is something we’re all used to by now; it’s just a fact of modern life that on any given day we are going to encounter …

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

How did a half-Jewish Canadian child actor reinvent hip-hop? The improbable, slightly vulnerable, often tuneful, highly driven rise of Drake<p>Drake is …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Get To Know Bill Murray Better With This Delightfully Candid Interview He Did With Charlie Rose

Bill Murray isn’t exactly averse to doing interviews — he regularly appears on Letterman and a number of other shows, but those are almost always light-hearted and short and because of that he has somehow managed to remain rather mysterious over the years. He doesn’t feel like someone we, his …

Samuel L. Jackson Eviscerates Anchor Who Confused Him With Laurence Fishburne Live On Air

"We don't all look alike!" Jackson told the KTLA anchor.<p>Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Los Angeles morning show <i>KTLA</i> on Monday to talk about his new film <i>Robocop</i>, but promotion was the last thing on the actor's mind after anchor Sam Rubin confused him with Laurence Fishburne.<p>While rattling off his …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

New Report Tempers iWatch Expectations, Device May Have 'Simpler' Technological Capabilities

Apple's much-rumored iWatch has been depicted as a standalone device able to function as a typical smart watch and monitor everything from glucose to blood pressure, but a new report from Brian Dolan of <i>MobiHealthNews</i> (via <i>NetworkWorld</i>) suggests that the iWatch's actual functionality may be somewhat …

28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'

In just a few weeks, the mobile app <i>Flappy Bird</i> became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many …

Guy Fieri Lamborghini Thief Gets Life In Prison, Spy-Grade Theft Caught On Video

Three years ago, we brought you the news that spiky-haired bro-chef Guy Fieri's 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo had been stolen from a dealership. The …

Star Wars Bits: Disney Projects 40 Years of Content; Plus Disney Infinity, C-3PO and 'The Old Republic' – /Film

There was actual <b>Star Wars</b> movie news Tuesday when a Disney shareholders letter revealed <b>Star Wars Rebels</b> would debut with a full length movie. …

13 Movies That Bombed In The US But Were Huge Hits Overseas In 2013

China is currently the largest source of international box office earnings, and by 2018, it's predicted to be the number one source for box-office income. Thus it's no surprise that "Iron man 3" had alternate scenes for Chinese audiences and upcoming sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was …

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The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sells for record $39.8 million

This might not come as a shock, but ultra-rare vintage cars are only going to get more expensive as time rolls on, particularly if there's a prancing horse on the car's nose. For example, in 2011, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39 million. In February 2012, a 1964 250 GTO sold for nearly …

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

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