24 of the Most Beautiful Ads Ever Made

Once upon a time, advertising was art. There was a period when creating amazing advertisements for products–such as cigarettes, soap, food, bicycles, and even cultural events—was a fulfilling form of self-expression for artists. The true golden era (one can call it La Belle Époque) shined from the end of the 19th… » 11/20/13 9:01am 11/20/13 9:01am

Everything You Need to Know After Buying the HTC One

It's here! It's finally here! It's – all right, settle down. Sure you're excited. You've read the reviews. You might even be a seasoned Android connoisseur. But it always helps to be extra prepared for enjoying a truly awesome new phone. So whether you own it already or don't, here are the five steps for getting the… » 4/25/13 3:59pm 4/25/13 3:59pm

Win the Best Keyboard Cover for Getting Real Work Done

It's getting to the point where you can start doing some actual work on your tablet. If you're on the train heading to the office or just ducked out for a latte, it's nice to sit for a minute, play Temple Run, and write up some ideas for that book you've been trying to self-publish since college. You know, before your… » 4/25/13 7:59am 4/25/13 7:59am

A Late-Night Punk Rock Set Is Incomplete Without the New HTC One

HTC's got quite the low light shooter with their new HTC One, thanks to its impressive UltraPixel camera. So what's the best way to test it? Take it out for a night on the town. Samuel Morgan, party photographer and owner/operator of The Photo Booth Party, took the HTC One with him to see Rebecca, Amanda, Rachel, and… » 4/23/13 11:59am 4/23/13 11:59am

The Only Manual You Need for Your New HTC One

It's here! It's finally here! It's – all right, settle down. Sure you're excited. You've read the reviews. You might even be a seasoned Android connoisseur. But it always helps to be extra prepared for enjoying a truly awesome new phone. So whether you own it already or don't, here are the five steps for getting the… » 4/19/13 11:59am 4/19/13 11:59am

From Ghost-Gobblers to Princess-Saving Plumbers: the Birth of a Video…

For the most part, I remember childhood birthday parties being held at someone's house, a fast-food restaurant or, if I was really lucky, a bowling alley. But there was one magical birthday party that this child of the '80s will never forget: it was at Mr. Arcade. Not only did I get to hang out with my friends and… » 4/12/13 11:59am 4/12/13 11:59am

Scary Clowns and Snake-Haired Monstresses: Two Artists' Visions of the…

Robert Rodriguez knows a thing or two about villains and monsters. With a resume that includes films like Sin City, Grindhouse, and Predators, Rodriguez knows that to make a good villain, you need to dig deep and develop a great monster. But now, he wants you to help him create the monster that will be featured in the… » 4/11/13 11:59am 4/11/13 11:59am

The Technology Behind the Running Sneakers That Make You Feel Like…

Ever since Christopher McDougall explained and espoused minimal running in his 2009 book Born to Run shoemakers have responded by trying to find the space between futuristic design and a return to nature with innovations like zero drop shoes (which don't elevate the heel), lighter footwear, sneakers that look like… » 4/08/13 11:59am 4/08/13 11:59am

Five Insane Weapons That Should Be Real

With a body of work that includes the guitar case rocket-launcher in Desperado and the motorized vampire-staker in From Dusk til Dawn, it's obvious that director Robert Rodriguez knows a thing or two about crafting amazing weapons that don't really exist (although I wish they did). But now he's turning to the… » 4/04/13 11:59am 4/04/13 11:59am

Regular People Like These Two Guys Are Vying for a Role in Robert…

By now, you know all about Two Scoops, the new short film that Robert Rodriguez is making about a pair of extremely attractive ass-kicking twins named Lola and Lucia for Project Green Screen in conjunction with BlackBerry. The first act, in which he's asking regular people such as yourself to submit a performance of… » 4/01/13 11:59am 4/01/13 11:59am