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Books You Should Read Before the Movies Come Out

Coming soon to theaters (and bookshelves) near you.<p>You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it: “The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Top 22 Most Hilarious Art and Photo Projects of 2014

It's been a good year for funny art and photo projects. Creatives, you made us laugh with your sly Photoshop tricks, and you made us double over with laughter with your cute and clever comics. That's why we're looking back on the year and picking out our 22 most hilarious projects. Though you may …

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

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Some experts don’t believe North Korea was involved in Sony hack

Now that Sony’s controversial movie The Interview is being streamed online via Google Play and other services, many are celebrating this as a gesture …

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier

The USS Ranger's last voyage will cost the Navy a penny -- and one of its most legendary aircraft carriers.<p>The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has paid one red cent to transport and break apart a third super carrier -- USS Ranger (CV-61) -- after once again finding no takers willing to turn it …

President Obama Made One Of History's Greatest Stock Market Calls In March 2009

Barack Obama is having a pretty good month. On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted in favor to uphold the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.<p>You could argue that he's having a pretty good presidency overall. On comedian Marc Maron's podcast on Monday, he listed a bunch of things he accomplished while …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Today

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you've run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.<p>Here's a look at some of the best ones you can buy today and how they compare.

What caused Sony hack: What we know now

What we now know about the Sony Pictures hack shows this cybermystery isn't over yet.<p>The FBI presented evidence that North Korea was behind the hack. Upon closer examination, security experts, hackers and people familiar with Sony's computer networks are uniting with this disheartening reality: …

Shawn Levy's 'Museum' debut had special effect on director

The first time 20th Century Fox offered Shawn Levy the job of directing "Night at the Museum," he passed. And the second time. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth.<p>Levy had directed the 2003 family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" for Fox, and that had proved successful. But for a director who …

'iPad Pro' Said to Feature 12.2-Inch Display, 7-mm Thickness, Stereo Speakers at Top and Bottom

Apple's rumored "iPad Pro" has reportedly been in the works for some time, although the most recent rumors have indicated the company has pushed back its plans for the device as it seeks to give its manufacturing partners time to catch up to iPhone 6 Plus demand. Development work on the project is …

10 Reasons to Spend August in Phoenix

Ever wonder what 114 degrees feels like? Phoenicians can tell you -- in fact, they just felt it the other day. Yep, August in the Valley of the Sun is, well, sunny. At a certain point, all the dryness in the world can't distract from this kind of heat.<p>Here's the thing, though. Summer in Arizona can …

Carnival CEO Says China Will Soon Be World's Largest Cruise Market

China is soon expected to become the largest global cruise market, according to the head of the world’s largest cruise company.<p>Carnival Corp & Plc …

Iselle leaves Hawaii; Hurricane Julio predicted to miss the state

Iselle has cleared Hawaii, and all tropical storm warnings have been canceled, the National Weather Service said Friday. It is still a tropical storm, as it drifts farther away from the state.<p>Hurricane Julio should pass by over the weekend and is expected to track north of Hawaii, according to …

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Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables

David Roentgen's transforming gaming table is the most amazing piece of furniture I've ever seen. It's also from the 18th Century. But here in the …

Bike Cult Show 2014: Brian Chapman Shares the Eight Secrets to Making a Living As a Custom Framebuilder

<i>Once again, Core77 is pleased to be the media partner for the Bike Cult Show, which will once again bring the very best custom framebuilders in the</i> …

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Vitra cultivates past and future

Welcome to the Vitra campus, a place where design rules, blending seamlessly with architecture and industry. Over the past 30 years the Swiss furniture manufacturer has turned its headquarters and centre of production at Weil am Rhein, in south-west Germany, into a unique showcase for fine …

Two ceramic cones form Mia table lamp by Federica Bubani

This ceramic lamp by Italian designer Federica Bubani comprises a cone-shaped shade that fits inside a larger base in a variety of positions.<p>Federica …

Judge rejects $324.5M wage-fixing settlement struck by Apple, Google, others

A US district court judge has rejected a settlement reached in a wage-fixing lawsuit involving Silicon Valley powerhouses such as Apple and Google, saying the $324.5 million deal is too low.<p>Judge Lucy Koh, of the Northern District of California in San Jose, on Friday said the settlement amount …

FCC chairman asks other US carriers to justify data throttling policies

After a very public grilling of Verizon over the company's decision to start throttling some customers on unlimited plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is now asking every other major US carrier to provide some answers. This whole saga began last month, when Verizon announced that the top 5 percent of …

Snapchat is prepping for a major new investment, likely from Alibaba

The disappearing-message app Snapchat has been quietly structuring its business for a major new investment. Reports this week say that Snapchat is preparing to sell part of itself to soon-to-be public e-commerce giant Alibaba.<p>VC Experts, which researches private companies, reports that Snapchat …

Google settles U.S. shareholder lawsuit over online drug ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has agreed to create a $250 million internal program to disrupt rogue online pharmacies as part of a deal to end shareholder litigation over accusations the search company improperly allowed ads from non-U.S. drug sellers.<p>A computer user poses in front of a …

Google Ventures-Backed Quettra Raises $2.9 Million, So Advertisers Can Know Even More About You

The company isn't talking in detail about its product, but its privacy policy hints that it will be collecting a ton of data.<p>Mountain View, Calif.-based Quettra has raised a seed round of funding from some big-name investors based on the premise that mobile advertisers should have even more …