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We drove a $58,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and a $65,000 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury to see which SUV we liked better — here's the verdict

Jeep and Land Rover. Few can rival the duo when it comes to building rugged SUVs. But with the SUV market surging, everyone is jumping into the pond. As a result, that pond is quickly filling with posers — passenger car-based crossovers masquerading as the "real deal." Let's just say you might not …

5 fascinating stories behind unusual logo designs

At its most basic, logo design can be a very literal, representative thing – and that can be effective, if done well. Think Costa's bunch of coffee …

Graphic Design

Fantasy Football Week 5

Fantasy Football Week 5: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board<p>Week 5 marks the first byes of the 2017 NFL season, which makes life that much more difficult for fantasy football owners already dealing with the major injuries coming out of Week 4.<p>With Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans and Denver off this …

Fantasy Football

How to Configure a 4th Generation Apple TV to Act as Your HomeKit Hub

With more and more homeowners warming up to all the innovative features Apple’s HomeKit promises to bring to their lives between walls, and with more …

Authentication

Track how drunk you are with this Apple Watch accessory

Getting a reading of your blood-alcohol content levels is about to become as easy as glancing at your Apple Watch.<p>The first-ever wearable alcohol monitor made its debut at CES in Las Vegas this week, giving drinkers a new option for keeping track of whether or not they’re fit to get behind the …

Apple Watch

Alcohol-sensing wearable wants to tell you how drunk you are

LAS VEGAS — "Dude, I got so drunk last night."<p>Now you'll actually have proof.<p>While the world of wearables has been getting a bit stale recently, …

Form – Free Font for Download

Form, a free font designed by Wassim Awadallah.Wassim Awadallah, a Beirut, Lebanon based graphic designer has created the Form typeface, a free font …

Typography

Game on! The best board games of 2016

Here's what hit our tabletops most in 2016.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage …

Star Trek

Designing with SVG: How Scalable Vector Graphics Can Increase Visitor Engagement

Scalable Vector Graphics, more affectionately known as SVGs, are an XML-based graphic format used to display images on the web. Unlike PNGs, JPEGs, …

Web Development

X16 Game Showcase Sizzles, Full Recap of The Xbox Event in Toronto

X16 Delivers The Goods<p>Taking place in Toronto’s artistic Distillery district, this year’s X16 showcase had tons of exclusives planned for released in …

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 12 overall in a PPR league

It's our annual pick-by-pick series where we help you draft from a specific spot in the first round. Thirteen is an unlucky number, but when you pick …

Fantasy Football

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team standard mock draft review

Is Ezekiel Elliott rising up draft boards? Why is DeAndre Hopkins falling? We've got you covered for an important Fantasy Football weekend with a …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football 2016: Sleepers to Target and Possible Team Names for Your Squad

Link to Media<p>Sleepers are fun.<p>Every fantasy football owner has their own predictions for players who will burst onto the scene. When those forecasts fall flat, you dust yourself off and move on. It was a long shot for C.J. Spiller to become the No. 1 running back anyway, right?<p>But when they hit, …

Fantasy Football

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team, IDP mock draft

Want to add more fun to your Fantasy Football league? Jamey Eisenberg says try using individual defensive players to enhance your experience, and …

Fantasy Football

Loops and Animated GIFs by Markus Magnusson

Well illustrated and animated GIFs of funny loops created by Markus Magnusson.<p>Markus Magnusson is a Swedish freelance graphic designer, illustrator, …

Tesla cheat code unlocks Mario Kart Rainbow Road Easter egg

Don't need a D-pad, just a quick hand on the autopilot controls.<p><i>Mario Kart</i>'s Rainbow Road stage sucks. With each version of the road, it's like Nintendo's developers went out of their way to make a level that would drive gamers mad, and then each successive Rainbow Road has been an attempt to outdo …

Mario Kart

The lazy Destiny player's guide to getting the best gear in the least time

The hardcore <i>Destiny</i> community has discovered one of the best games of the year in the endgame, but the path to the best gear and equipment can be hard to understand without a good amount of study.<p>If you're interested in playing for the good stuff, without wasting much of your time, this guide will …

7 Of The Coolest Secrets In The Game 'Destiny' And How To Find Them

It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.<p>Now that it's been out for awhile, people are finding some pretty cool hidden things in the game, called Easter eggs.<p>In fact, Bungie is no stranger to hiding Easter eggs in its games. In …

How to enter 'The Terminus,' a secret area Destiny is saving for DLC next year

There's a way into "The Terminus" on Venus in <i>Destiny</i>, and YouTuber Nowise10 shows you how to get there. The Terminus is an area being held out for DLC coming in 2015 called <i>The House of Wolves.</i><p>There's nothing to do in this area yet except roam around and explore it — although there are three dead …

Destiny's story, explained

YouTube user Marszie has undertaken a daunting task: to recap and explain the story of <i>Destiny</i>. In a video fittingly named "<i>Destiny</i>'s story in 4 minutes (give or take ten minutes)," he goes through the entire plot, within the context of how the story elements relate to the tasks given to the …

Loot caves are a lie: Why Destiny's item system isn't as broken as you think

For the last week or so, many players have been operating under the belief that <i>Destiny</i> is a game about shooting into a cave.<p><i>Destiny</i> is a multiplayer online shooter with persistent RPG-style gear. As is the case in MMO games like <i>World of Warcraft</i>, obtaining better gear is the only way to progress a …

Here's how to find Destiny's 'Loot Cave' and plunder it for endless riches

<b>Update 2</b>: There's already a new loot cave, and it's actually easier to mine than the first.<p><b>Update:</b> All good things must come to an end. Bungie has shut down the loot cave, saying that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social …

​How To Go Beyond Level 20 In Destiny

<i>Destiny</i> caps your character's progress at level 20. But if you've been playing, you've doubtless seen people with those yellow numbers by their name, …

Destiny's post-Level 20 features and systems explained

<i>Destiny</i> doesn't come to a screeching halt after you hit the "soft" player level cap at Level 20. There's a bunch of new systems and activities for you to take part in, and a new equipment attribute for you to focus on — one that can potentially increase your rank well beyond that limit. Those …