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Architizer

The Architect Is In: The Family Cottage Reinvented, Austin Edition

This weekend Hugh Randolph, founding principal of Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects and a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters' Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

Animation

Watch This Man Turn a DeLorean Into a Monster Truck, a Limo, and a Hovercraft

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 began with an ambitious idea—a Wankel-powered sportscar—that was whittled down by production pressures and other issues to become a not-particularly-sporty shadow of DeLorean's dream. It became an icon in spite …

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

Extreme Sports

Facebook Dumps Microsoft

Back in 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook for a 1.6% stake. It valued Facebook at $15 billion, and everybody laughed.<p>Now, Facebook is worth over $200 billion, and that little investment turns out to be the best-performing equity investment Steve Ballmer ever made as CEO of Microsoft.<p>…

Software

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Russian plane has near-miss with passenger aircraft over Sweden

Swedish authorities say military plane turned off transponder to avoid commercial radar and came close to collision<p>Close military encounters between Russia and the west ‘at cold war levels’<p>For the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft turned off its transponders to avoid commercial …

Fans Upset with Miley Cyrus After Piggy Pedicure

This little piggy did what? Fans started squealing after Miley Cyrus shared pictures of her pet pig, Bubba Sue, getting a pedicure on Nov. 5.<p>The …