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19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

Save 'Star Wars'? Angry Fans Petition to Have 'The Last Jedi' Abandoned and Remade

There is a great disturbance in the Force: Angry <i>Star Wars</i> fans are petitioning Disney to discard <i>The Last Jedi</i>, the eighth installment in the …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

The Multitude of Hidden Complexity Found Within the Iconic Painting ‘American Gothic’

In a rather insightful essay, Vox reporter Phil Edwards dives in Grant Wood’s rural portrait entitled “American Gothic“, which upon first appearance, …

LEGO NASA Space Shuttle

This year marked the 36th anniversary of the beginning of the Space Shuttle. Used by NASA in between 1982 and 2011, it had a total of 133 successful …

Space Exploration

Massive iPhone Leaks Confirm 25 New Features

This is quite remarkable. Apple’s iPhone 8 may already be the most leaked iPhone in history and we have learned a huge amount about what this potentially game changing phone will deliver. But now two of the world’s most famous leakers have delivered the mother lode…<p>In new reports KGI Securities’ …

Mobile Technology

The Cabin in the Pines - The Plus Paper

<b>Bold Minimalist Architecture Unites Generations of Projects in This Family Home</b><p>Award-winning Valencian architecture and design studio Fran <b>Silvestre</b> …

Take in the entire history of science fiction with this gorgeous poster

From Plato to Star Wars<p>A couple of years ago, I came across a gorgeous poster from an artist named Ward Shelley. It charted out the entire history of science fiction, from its earliest roots in mythology and legends to the latest television shows and novels. Since the image originally went viral, …

The Master Plans of a Modern Past

Architects have always dreamed big about city life—these iconic utopian visions bring us back to the future.<p><b>Plan Voisin by Le Corbusier</b> (1925)<p>Enamored with the promise of vertical living, Le Corbusier proposed a new city center for Paris. Sponsored by Avions Voisin automobile company and named Plan …

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

AP<p>In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Decorate Like a Pro With These Design Apps

If you’re thinking about some new throw pillows for the couch, or a new paint color in the bedroom, but don’t have an interior designer on speed …

archiengineering.com

Flir One review: the thermal camera you need to see through the darkness

Flir One, a thermal imaging camera attachment to your iPhone or Android smartphone, is designed to let you peer deep into impenetrable places like walls and through the pitch black darkness of night. For this utilitarian purpose alone, contractors, sportspeople and homeowners will likely put the …

Game of Thrones became its own worst enemy, and I need to let it go

Sometimes good things should die<p>Despite having his work on my to-read list for over a decade, HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> is probably the only reason I actually picked up anything by George R.R. Martin. I’ll always be grateful for that. As cliche as it sounds now, <i>A Game of Thrones</i> was high fantasy that …

TV Series

How to Drink Whiskey | The Art of Manliness

While whiskey was first billed as a medicinal substance — aquavitae or “water of vitality” — it soon gained popularity and became one of the most …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

DirectX 12 Delivers: AMD, Nvidia, And Intel Hardware Tested With Awesome Improvements

You may be skeptical about DirectX 12, and I don’t blame you. After all, PC (and often by extension, console) games have been handicapped for <i>years</i> by prior versions of Microsoft's API. But recently AMD paved the way for a “closer to the metal” experience with Mantle, allowing game developers to …

Computer Hardware

'Homeworld Remastered Collection' Goes For The Nostalgic Jugular With New Videos

Now that we know when the Homeworld Remastered Collection will get released on February 25th, Gearbox Software is now almost gleefully bombarding fans with serious amounts of eye candy.<p>The first of the two new videos covers the story (shown below). The original games used a brilliantly minimalist …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

ANALYST: China's 'Long-Awaited Day Of Reckoning' Is Almost Here

To China bears who have said the country is a debt bubble, Wei's conjecture will seem obvious. To bulls, it raises another question: Where did these credit problems come from? Where have they been hiding?<p>Wei's answer is simple: Problems have been lurking within state-owned enterprises (SOE) and in …

Joint Pain, From the Gut

Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame.<p>Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but …

Microbiology

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Meteor Over Morocco Captured in Stunning Photo

This stunning skywatching image shows the night sky above the High Atlas mountains in sub-Saharan Morocco.<p>Astrophotographer Jason Matias took this …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …