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Inside review

<i>Inside</i> is a better game than <i>Limbo</i>.<p>I don't make that claim lightly. <i>Limbo</i>, the first (and, before now, only) game from <i>Inside</i> developer Playdead, stands as one of the first great triumphs of console indie games. It was a gorgeous, clever, moody, polished platformer that gushed confidence, boasting a …

The New Legend of Zelda Game World Is Much Larger Than Skyrim

While they’re not talking about storyline or characters just yet, Nintendo has made sure that the focus on its <i>Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> …

It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures

Online video games are to blame for a decline in young men entering higher education. This is the neat claim made in a recent op-ed published by the <i>Times</i> under the subheading “The gender imbalance in higher education may not be as complicated as it looks”. Emboldened by a recent report from the …

Columbia University

No More Tangled Earphone Wires Thanks To Swedish Ingenuity And Bluetooth Technology

Throughout my time reviewing headphones and earphones, I’ve never come across any products from Sweden… and then, two sets of earphones from separate Swedish companies land on my desk in the same week. What are the odds of that happening? Is this a trend? Well I certainly hope it is as the first …

Consumer Tech

Eyewitness: The big bluebell watch

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

England

An Abandoned Power Plant Is Reborn as an Art Space

Can this old power plant grow a brand new art scene in South Bend, Indiana?<p><i>Matthew Batty, Trapping the In Between, 2015</i><p>Resurrection is hard, but a century-old former power plant has been brought back to life, and all it took was an 11-artist residency last summer. Organized by the Birdsell Project, …

The Hidden Stories of Arab Women

Tasneem Alsultan was browsing in a Dubai bookstore a few years ago when she found “She Who Tells a Story,” a collection of photo essays by members of Rawiya, a collective of Arab women. Ms. Alsultan then had a thriving wedding photography business in Saudi Arabia and the gulf states, but she had no …

E3 2016: all of T3's E3 2016 coverage from the past week, all in one place

By Robert Jones<p>While E3 has lost some of its lustre over the past decade, it remains one of the biggest and most prestigious gaming shows on the …

Top Gear

These Wireless Earbuds Let You Control Which Outside Sounds to Block

When you don't want to cancel *all* the noise.<p>Headphones have come a long way in the past couple of years. Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to find a pair …

How To Make A Successful Indie Game: More Content?

As a consumer, how many times have you ever run across a game and thought, “Boy, this is fun, I just wish there were more of it!” No doubt probably …

Metal Gear

'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD' Shows Off Its New Game Features

With the release for <i>The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD</i> in March, Nintendo is clearly keen to show players what will be new in this updated release. Put simply, there is a lot of Amiibo crossover going on here and I am not sure how I feel about that.<p>While we already knew that the Wolf Link …

Retrogaming

Scientists Discover a Boiling River of Amazonian Legend

Deep in the heart of the Amazon, legends tell of a river so hot that it boils from below. As a geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo’s training told him the …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

14 Online Home Decor Shops You *Need* to Know About

Shopping for home decor can be downright difficult, especially when you only want the coolest, most unique pieces of furniture. While IKEA keeps the budget happy and Anthropologie is always good for a splurge, it’s fun to explore beyond big box stores, especially when you can update your living …

This Swedish 'Accordion House' Is Beautifully Bizarre

The living room is lined with reindeer skins<p>This house next to a lake in Sweden was built by architects Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeissler between 2000 and 2004 and, from what we could gather from the delightfully Google translated Elle Decor Sweden article in which is it featured, was designed to …

Living Rooms

Helpful DIY Organizers for Small Household Items

Finding a spot for large sports equipment is one storage woe, but so is finding ways to organize all the little things in your life. They may be …

DIY

10 Cool Stockholm Apartments That Will Blow Your Mind

In honour of the city's hipster homes, we've put together 10 cool Stockholm apartments that will have you booking a one-way ticket to Sweden, stat.

Prison Inmates Care for Homeless Dogs With Help from ‘Canine Cellmates’

“Many of the inmates have had very few emotional connections in their lives,” says Atlanta-based photographer Kelly Kline of the rare and precious …

This Photographer Has Traveled The World For Three Years To Capture The Beauty Of Women

Shiraz, Iran <i>Image Credit: Mihaela Noroc</i><p>In 2013, photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job and decided to travel the world. She wanted to pursue a small …

How to Photograph the Iconic Lake Bled Like A Local

Luka Esenko is a pro photographer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. You can find his spectacular travel and landscape photos on 500px or his Facebook …

Landscape Photography

Mesmerizing Images Created from Plastic Found on the Beaches of Hong Kong

“Photography is not what we see; it’s what we make others see,” says Leeds-based photographer Mandy Barker.<p>In 2012, Mandy Barker set sail on a yacht …

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Amazing side-by-side images capture a century of change in China【Pics】

We’ve seen how Chinese beauty has changed over the <b>past 100 years</b>, but what about the landscape itself?<p>China, a country with a history that spans …

Goldfish selfies: That's now a thing you can do thanks to Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is known to be a world of quirk. Living up to that reputation, a Japanese company has made a submarine camera that helps you take photos of goldfish.<p>Are you tired of pressing your face up to the glass of fish tanks? Can't get your smartphone to focus on the flapping, …

Remote Controls

The winners of the Sony world photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Documenting everything from eagle hunters to failed boxers and Afghan refugees, 230,103 entries from 186 countries were whittled down to these winners of the world’s largest photography competition

Photography

Incredibly powerful portraits of acid attack victims win grand prize

Iranian photographer Asghar Khamseh has been named L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards for his incredibly …

A fan managed to beat Fallout 3 and all of its DLC without healing

While players do become unstoppable killing machines by the time they reach the latter parts of any given <i>Fallout</i> game, the first few hours can be …

How Sweden wants to keep refugee numbers down

"This has been the most difficult task I have had on my desk in my almost 20 years as a politician at this level," justice and migration minister …

If Rembrandt Painted Farm Animals, They’d Look Like This

For a lot of us, “chicken” is a piece of white meat that’s better for you than a piece of red meat. Because really, how often do we see a chicken if it’s not on our plates?<p>But there was a time when we were intimately connected with livestock and fowl, a relationship evident in our most important …

Farm Animals