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How to Draw a Penrose Staircase

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Realistic Stacks of Old Newspapers, Cash, and Comic Books Carved from a Single Piece of Wood by Randall Rosenthal | Colossal

<p>The subject of Randall Rosenthal’s artwork at times seem inconsequential. Stacks of old newspapers and magazines, a comic book collection in a …

Apple’s shelling out $32.5 million to parents burned by their kids’ in-app spending sprees

Parents whose children racked up hundreds of dollars in in-app purchases on Apple devices are getting their money back.<p>Apple has entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to refund the parents of children who racked up big charges in-app purchases without their …

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This week, how the government is accessing your data, a Richard Serra takedown, the failure of open concept office space, when a tweet becomes an ad, …

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

DayZ's standalone beta is still a ways off — studio reveals tentative development timeline

The standalone version of DayZ is going to spend the majority of 2014 in its “alpha” testing form as developer Bohemia Interactive takes its time fixing bugs and adding features.<p>You can buy DayZ now through Steam’s Early Access program, but it’s currently far from a polished product. The next phase …

Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

More Quirky iPhone Photos of Everyday Objects by Brock Davis

<b>Ninja Knee</b><p>Minneapolis-based artist Brock Davis continues to delight his fans with his quirky iPhone photos. These are some of his favorite shots from 2013, as he continues to experiment with iPhone photography. Davis proves that you don't need fancy props to create art people can appreciate. With …

Man Hilariously Recreates Romance Movie Scenes with Boss's Dog

For the last month, Chris Naka (aka mmsspp) has been recreating scenes from classic romance movies with his boss's dog, Wrigley. It all started one day when his co-workers at Blue Man Group in Chicago came up with the idea for Naka to pose with the adorable pooch in a famous scene from <i>Titanic</i>. With …

Unfinished, unfair and brutally difficult: What developers should steal from DayZ

Now available for $29.99, the open-world, standalone version of <i>DayZ</i> – based on the popular <i>ARMA 2</i> mod with the same name – has sold over 172,000 in its first day of sales through both the official site and Steam.<p>The game still tops the best-sellers list on Steam in fact, beating out popular, less …

How to Draw a female mouth with cute red lips

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Kim Jong-un spends New Year's Eve skiing in his 'impeccable' resort

Kim Jong-un has spent New Year's Eve at North Korea's first ski resort – and ordered that the newly-completed complex be opened swiftly so the people can 'feel the loving care of the party'<p>Kim Jong-un, the ruler of <b>North Korea</b>, has spent New Year's Eve inspecting his country's first ski resort – and …

The Creepy Visual Art of Eric Lacombe

Creepy Acrylic Portraits.<p>A selection of acrylic paintings by French artist Eric Lacombe. His paintings often show distorted ghastly faces, which …

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