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Movies that ruined real peoples' lives, from The Conjuring to The Goonies

There are some movies that ruin actors' careers. There are some films that spell the end for directors. But it's a special kind of movie that can …

Film Industry

Aston Martin releasing recreations of 007's car from Goldfinger, complete with working spy gadgets

The dream of every <i>James Bond</i> fan/car enthusiast is about to come true, assuming you have a hefty bank account to bring those 007 fantasies into the …

James Bond

It’s not web design and web development, it’s problem solving

When you choose to invest in your website, your decision isn’t motivated by a simple desire to alter its creative design. Or at least, it shouldn’t …

UX Design

UFC 229 Khabib vs. McGregor: Early Betting Preview, Odds, Analysis

In what will likely be a classic public versus sharp matchup from a betting perspective, former champion Conor McGregor (21-3) is expected to make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon on October 6 against current champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) for his title in the main event at UFC …

UFC

Stanley Kubrick’s Early Years as a Photographer at Look Magazine

At the tender age of 17, Stanley Kubrick sold his first photograph to <i>Look Magazine</i>. The year was 1945, and the war was coming to an end. For the next …

Stanley Kubrick

Report: Two big stars out of Star Trek 4 after talks break down

Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth out in a disagreement over money<p>Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth are out from Star Trek’s fourth sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, following a breakdown in negotiations between the actors and Paramount Pictures. The actors and the studio have both left the …

Star Trek

Why Being Too Polite in Web Design Is a Bad Thing…

<b>“You’re too polite.”</b><p>These are words that were said to me the other day about my work by my frequent collaborator and brilliant designer, <b>Dan Mall</b>. <b>Was</b> …

UX Design

5 key animation patterns and how to use them

Animation can be a very powerful web design tool. But before animating every element of our designs, we must learn when and how to use this new tool. …

UI Design

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode IX Cast [UPDATED]

Disney has revealed the cast of <i>Star Wars: Episode IX</i>, which will see the directorial return of J.J. Abrams. Among the cast are the expected stars, …

Mark Hamill

Move over, UX. A new movement is here.

The VX movement is accelerating. And now that there’s a name for it, it’s only a matter of time before successful brands and product teams fully …

UX Design

All the Greatest Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con, Day One

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and cosplayers are bringing their A-game in celebration of their favorite shows, films, and comics. Check …

New trailer for Venture Bros. seventh season promises more ridiculousness

No one really know what’s going on here<p><i>The Venture Bros.’</i> return to Adult Swim is just a few weeks away, and the network celebrated today with a new trailer that promises more zany shenanigans and way more David Bowie.<p>The trailer is part of the network’s San Diego Comic-Con push and, as seen above, …

Dave Bautista Defends James Gunn After Firing From Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax, has come to the defense of the franchise's writer and director, James Gunn, after he was fired from …

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Venmo

Bruce Willis ends debate on whether 'Die Hard' is Christmas movie

We finally have a definitive answer to the age-old question over whether the 1988 action classic “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie.<p>Given that Bruce Willis’ character, John McClane, visits his estranged wife and two children during Christmas Eve at a party at his wife’s workplace, a debate has …

Funko Shares Take a Roller-Coaster Ride on Monday

It's a roller-coaster day for Funko, Inc. (FNKO) .<p>Shares of the collectible manufacturer fell by more than 2% on Monday, July 16, to close the day at …

19-year-old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé is making a lot of fans feel old

Imagine being 19 and also a World Cup winner. I personally cannot!<p>France's Kylian Mbappé, 19, has become the youngest player in six decades to score …

Weekly News for Designers № 445

Ryeboard – A virtual whiteboard app to help you get organized. <br>Itty bitty – An app that takes HTML and compresses it into a URL fragment for easy …

Zombieland 2 Is Officially Happening and Everyone's Coming Back Except Bill Murray

After a nearly decade of waiting, it’s finally happening.<p>Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that <i>Zombieland 2</i> is, in fact, a go with all four of …

Photographer Gets Dog-Piled at World Cup and Keeps on Shooting

AFP photographer Yuri Cortez was shooting the World Cup semifinal yesterday when he got much closer to the action than he expected. After Croatia …

How to photograph fireworks and capture the color of Independence Day

Fireworks are as synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday. From rural towns to metropolises, you’re sure to one of these spectacular shows in an …

Garbage plates: The great American dish

What is the quintessential American food?<p>The answer is hard to pin down. This is a vast country made up of astounding array of people and as a nation …

Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright

Wikipedia’s Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia in Europe to protest against controversial components of a copyright reform package ahead of a key vote in the EU parliament tomorrow.<p><b>Update:</b> Polish …

Inside Ford’s plan to remake Detroit–and itself

Detroit needs Ford–but Ford may need Detroit even more.<p>Ford has a problem: The 110-year-old company has a reputation for being slow to innovate, and that’s not only hurting its stock price, it’s also preventing Ford from attracting big talent.<p>To help position itself as a 21st-century innovator, …

Inside Detroit’s crumbling train station that Ford plans to transform into a mobility lab

The auto giant’s purchase of the iconic 18-story station is a defining moment for the city<p>Yesterday, Ford Motor Company announced its long-rumored plan to buy the abandoned Michigan Central Station and restore it as hub for its future mobility ventures. The news quickly created a sense of awe …

Urban Design

Big Van Vader blazed a trail for dynamic big men in the world of pro wrestling

Big Van Vader was one of the greatest superheavyweights in pro wrestling history because he excelled at breaking the rules regarding how big men were …

James Gunn Confirms 'Guardians 3' Is Set After 'Infinity War' & Will End Trilogy

"Guardians of the Galaxy" writer/director James Gunn is sharing more Marvel Cinematic Universe updates.<p><b>SPOILERS AHEAD FROM "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR."</b><p>The latest information isn't shocking news about Groot -- not that it can get much more shocking than "killing" him off. AGAIN.<p>No, this time James Gunn …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Eating in Italy

Don't bother asking for spaghetti and meatballs<p>June 17, 2018<p>Eating in Italy is more than just a necessity or even a casual social activity. Eating in …

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.<p>The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford …

Autonomous Vehicle