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We’re giving away an iMac

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If you haven’t seen your work on the screen of an iMac, then you haven’t seen it at its best. Apple’s computer is the standard in desktops, and you can get one own for your workspace with the iMac Giveaway. Enter for your chance to win now!




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A World First in Safety: AstaZero: Sweden’s testing grounds tucked away in a remote forest usher road safety into the next generation

A World First in Safety: AstaZero

Sweden is home to a rich design history where the principle that form follows function is felt in everything from fashion to public transportation. A key focus of the Swedish auto industry—spearheaded by Volvo—and indeed the country as a whole, is……

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EA is giving away free games this weekend only for PlayStation’s 20th anniversary

To celebrate the PlayStation’s 20th anniversary, Electronic Arts is giving away a handful of free games for this weekend only — and it’s not a bad list:

Offer is valid this weekend only — specifically, from now until 9PM ET / 6PM PT Sunday, according to the official PlayStation Twitter account.

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50 Cosplay Costumes That Will Blow You Away

In recent years, the cosplay community continues to grow and become a creative outlet for lots of fans to create and show off their awesome self-made disguises, beautiful craftsmanship, and their favorite fictional characters. The selections below will reveal the entire spectrum of the art of cosplay, from alluring beauty to huge robots, from anime to movie stars.

You can tell that all of the cosplays featured here took a lot of time and devotion to complete. These are just some of the best cosplayers who have done a wonderful job of bringing many of our favorite characters to life. I’m still baffled at the amount of time, money and dedication that went into this incredible costumes. From superheroes to video game characters, just take a look at  50 of these amazing cosplayers in all their glory.

Movie Cosplays

Spiderman by WicKeDM6. Everything here is amazing – the lighting, the pose and the spidey suit. This shot capture the realism of the film quite nicely. (Image source: WicKeDM6)

Spiderman

Captain America by Rot Schwarze. Fantastic portrait. I like this classic patriotic uniform of Captain America better than his new uniform on Winter Soldier. (Image source: Rot Schwarze)

Captain America

Black Widow by Micawber. Micawber did a marvelous job at portraying Black Widow. And she slightly resembles Scarlett Johansson on this angle. (Image source: Micawber)

Black Widow

Winter Soldier by GuiltyOne. That movie-accurate facial expression and pose of the cosplayer is well-suited to the character. (Image source: GuiltyOne)

Winter Soldier

Thor by Dusty Surfer. By Odin’s beard, Dusty Surfer nailed it! He came close to being the God of Thunder. Check out that Mjolnir too. (Image source: Dusty Surfer)

Thor

Loki from Thor by Lane Devlin. Detailed down to the facial structure, this guy looks just like Tom Hiddleston in his Loki costume. (Image source: Lane Devlin)

Loki from Thor

Incredible Hulk from Montreal Comiccon 2012. This is how Hulk look like in real life. Incredible indeed! This is not a statue or painted human body. Its a suit by an unkown cosplayer from Montreal Comiccon. (Image source: Geekorner)

Incredible Hulk

Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron by Pablo Bairan. Made by Filipino cosplayer, Pablo Bairan, this Hulkbuster will make its first appearance in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Other than the scale, everything looks like film quality. And yes, there’s a person inside. (Image source: Comic Book Resources)

Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Wolverine by Fatalis-Polunica. Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine is hard to copy but this guy killed it without even wearing a costume. (Image source: Fatalis-Polunica)

Wolverine

Mystique from X-Men by Meluxine. Big props to Charlotte Clark’s makeup skills in transforming Meluxine into a beautiful Mystique. Those repeating scale patterns actually look attractive and organic. That’s not easy! (Image source: Meluxine)

Mystique from X-Men

Gambit from X-Men by Akaius. Akaius’ cosplay of Gambit is just impressive. The whole costume and card props are well made and accurately depict Gambit’s special powers. (Image source: Akaius)

Gambit from X-Men

QuickSilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past by Josh Atb Gahstly. Josh Atb Gahstly does QuickSilver justice with this replication. Also, the remarkable resemblance to Evan Peters surely helps. (Image source: Carlos Adama)

QuickSilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past

Superman from Man of Steel by David Arran. Ok, he may not have the face nor body of Henry Cavill but his suit is perfect. His Superman suit is well detailed, from its textured, chainmail-esque design to the boots and flowing cape. (Image source: David Arran)

Superman from Man of Steel

Wonder Woman by Rileah Vanderbilt. Rainfall Films produced a great looking short film about Wonder Woman with Rileah Vanderbilt as Diana of Themyscira. I think she fits the bill better than Gal Gatot. (Image source: Rileah Vanderbilt)

Wonder Woman

Batman from The Dark Knight by Thad Laskowski. In the endless ocean that is Batman cosplay, this is the one that we deserve. At least to look and marvel at. (Image source: MTV)

Batman from The Dark Knight

Catwoman from The Dark Knight by The Lazy Cosplayer. Looks like a scene from The Dark Knight. I really like that they went for the modern Catwoman suit. (Image source: Mikey Andersson Photography)

Catwoman from The Dark Knight

Elsa from Frozen by Angelina Goncharova. Wearing the glamorous gown, glittery blue shoes, long braided blonde hair and complete with additional background effect, Angelina Goncharova captures the magic of Frozen. (Image source: Angelina Goncharova)

Elsa from Frozen

RoboCop by Andrea Starchild. RoboCop was updated into a new and more advanced RoboCop 3.0. Andrea Starchild gave special attention to reconstruct his all black and tactical armor, combining it with few different shades of black to bring out its distinctive sense of presence. (Image source: Andrea Starchild)

RoboCop

Maleficent by S-Lancaster. S-Lancaster in her black, christening gown with picturesque drape and famous curved horns. Her appearance, look and feel definitely resembles the Maleficent that we know. I mean, just look at that crow! (Image source: S-Lancaster)

Maleficent

Groot from Guardians Of The Galaxy by Daniel Ramos. Groot is one of the most strangest characters Marvel has ever created on film. Daniel Ramos took on the challenge of bringing this character to life. He took a total of nine days to create this costume and even had to use under armor long johns of sorts for comfort. (Image source: Daniel Ramos)

Groot from Guardians Of The Galaxy

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story by N8Zim. Buzz Lightyear is one of the most memorable Pixar characters and this particular cosplayer does the most accurate renditions of Buzz that I’ve seen so far. (Image source: RawrBomb)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Jake Montalvo. Cowabunga! These guys definitely deserve a pizza! (Image source: Jake Montalvo)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Gandalf from The Hobbits and Lords of the Ring by Mellefuielle. This Gandalf the Grey cosplay came out looking like a movie still. (Image source: Tsutsumoto)

Gandalf from The Hobbits

Princess Merida from Brave by YunaDaKilla. YunaDaKilla looks astoundingly similar to Princess Merida of Disney’s film, Brave. With her beautiful fiery red curls and lavish gown, she captures the enchanting image of this determined princess. (Image source: YunaDaKilla)

Merida from Brave

Wyldstyle and Emmet from Lego Movie. These huge LEGO costumes are not made by a fan. They are marketing figures, but that didn’t stop them from making it realistic. (Image source: Westender)

Wyldstyle and Emmet from Lego Movie

Captain Jack Sparrow by Slava Grebenkin. Slava Grebenkin was born to impersonate Johnny Depp, I mean Jack Sparrow. Looks almost like the real thing! (Image source: Slava Grebenkin)

Captain Jack Sparrow

Ariel from The Little Mermaid by Lisa Lou. Lisa Lou is not only the creator and model of this popular mermaid outfit, but is also a big fan of Ariel (if you didn’t get that already). This talented lady spent many hours working on this intricate costume from scratch. (Image source: Martin Wong)

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Optimus Prime from Transformers by DarkGodMaru. Woah! Did Optimus Prime just walked out of the theater? This guy takes cosplaying to an out-of-this-world level. (Image source: Darkgodmaru)

Optimus Prime from Transformers

Jules & Vincent from Pulp Fiction by Elliott Branch and Dave Colbert. Elliott Branch’s cosplay of Samuel Jackson is so on point and Dave Colbert even has that smug, squinting look of John Travolta. Tarantino must have missed these two perfect stunt doubles. (Image source: LAWeekly)

Jules & Vincent from Pulp Fiction 

Video Games Cosplays

Redeemed Riven from League of Legends by ZerinaX. Not only did this cosplay by Christina Sims aka ZerinaX come out looking splendid, she is also a very talented costume maker. (Image source: ZerinaX)

Redeemed Riven from League of Legends

Salvaged Confederate Adjutant from Starcraft 2 by Avery Faeth. Is someone actually inside this costume? This is good enough to be in a Blizzard commercial. (Image source: Avery Faeth)

Adjutant from Starcraft 2

Dante from Devil May Cry 3 by Leon Chiro. From the design of Dante’s jacket to the beautiful details on his weapons, his hair and eyes, everything is amazingly crafted. Plus, having that face and body makes Leon Chiro the real-life version of Dante. (Image source: Leon Chiro<)

Dante from Devil May Cry 3

Judge Gabranth from Final Fantasy XII by Shoko-Cosplay. The level of detail and accuracy within this cosplay is amazing. It’s hard to believe that the armor is all hand made. (Image source: Shoko-Cosplay)

Judge Gabranth from Final Fantasy XII

Phantom Assassin from Dota 2 by QTCosplay. QTCosplay is wonderful cosplayer and had played many other fantasy characters. The attention to detail is excellent on this one. (Image source: QTCosplay)

Phantom Assassin from Dota 2

Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw by Jessica Nigri. Jessica Nigri is probably the most famous cosplayer in the US. She portrays Juliet Starling very well here.(Image source: LJinto)

Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw

Raiden from Metal Gear Rising by keruuu. This image almost looks like a 3D render. Love the pose and lighting in this shot. (Image source: Keruuu)

Raiden from Metal Gear Rising

Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City by Maise Designs. This is the new costume of Harley Quinn from the popular video game, Batman arkham Asylum. Quinn’s character is a violent felon whose only motivation is to please Joker. I hope DC Comics has added her to their future films. (Image source: Adam Patrick Murray)

Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City

Night Elf Druid from World Of Warcraft by Kamui. German cosplayer, Svetlana, really loves making detailed armored costumes from video games. Most of her creations are epic art masterpieces. Here’s one of them. (Image source: Kamui)

Night Elf Druid from World Of Warcraft

Daedric Armor from Skyrim by Zerios88. This is pure badass. I’ve seen many Daedric costumes and this is the best one. (Image source: Olimpia Shiva)

Daedric Armor from Skyrim

Enira Queen of Banshee from Lineage II by Yaya Han. I’m not familiar with Lineage II, but the magnificent gown, makeup and that spooky skeleton make this great. (Image source: Yaya Han)

Enira Queen of Banshee from Lineage II

Elise from League of Legends by IssabelCosplay. Looking scary and deadly, the quality of Issabel’s costume is mind blowing! The entire costume is just flawless. (Image source: IssabelCosplay)

Elise from League of Legends

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Reborn by BGZStudios. It looks so real with the dramatic pose and chosen environment. It perfectly matches the Tomb Raider’s new look. (Image source: BGZStudios)

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Reborn

DeadPool by NoxDMartinez. All I can say is everything on this photo is spot on! For this movie to succeed it needs an R-rating to stay true to the character. Let’s hope they give us the Deadpool we all know and love and have been waiting to see on the big screen. (Image source: NoxDMartinez)

DeadPool 

TV Shows/Anime Cosplays

Naruto Uzumaki by Twin Fools. I’m not usually a fan of Naruto cosplay since it’s so overdone, but this one is outstanding! (Image source: Twin Fools)

Naruto Uzumaki

Brandon Heat from GunGrave by MEG-Cosplay. The craftsmanship on Brandon Heat costume is incredibly acurate and the weapon props are phenomenal. MEG fully represents the protagonist from GunGrave. (Image source: MEG-Cosplay)

Brandon Heat from GunGrave

Super Sayian Goku from Dragon Ball by AlexCloudSquall. My favorite Goku cosplayer hands down! Yeah, someone finally styles Goku’s wigs perfectly. (Image source: AlexCloudSquall)

Goku from Dragon Ball

Green Arrow by Jonathan Duran. This is a beautiful shot with the costume and the gorgeous background setting. I’m thinking it’s a bullseye for Jonathan. (Image source: Jonathan Duran)

Green Arrow

The Flash by Michael Cox. The nice choice of fabric for this modern Flash costume complete with this action pose makes this interpretation of The Flash terrific. Adding some trailing effect to this shot just makes it better. (Image source: YourMojoByJojo)

The Flash

Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones by ADJalbert. ADJalbert is lucky to sit on the Iron Throne with her stunning Daenerys costume. This happen at the all-day marathon of Game of Thrones event in Vancouver. (Image source: ADJalbert)

Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Walter White from Breaking Bad by Carlo Orlandi. Breaking Bad’s Walter White has become one of the most famous anti-heroes in television history. Carlo Orlandi shows no half measures with his Heisenberg outfit. (Image source: Carlo Orlandi)

Walter White from Breaking Bad

All of them are good enough to be cast in a movie or in video game posters but which are your favorites? Do you cosplay? Why or why not? We’d love to hear your thoughts.





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30 Tree Tunnels That Will Take Your Breath Away

Tree tunnels are one of nature’s curious and beautiful phenomenon. By definition, a tree tunnel is described as a road or street that has rows of trees grown on both sides. The trees somehow form a canopy overhead which gives the effect of a tunnel.

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Some tree tunnels are natural due to the nature of the tree branches whilst others are man-made as they are grown that way using gardening techniques. Whichever they are, tree tunnels make lovely settings for photography as these photos of 30 magnificent tree tunnels from around the world shows.

Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine. (Image Source: Oleg Gordienko)

Tunnel of Love

Jacarandas Walk, South Africa. (Image Source: imgur)

Jacarandas Wal

Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany. (Image Source: Marcel Bednarz)

Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany.

Hilly Autumn Avenue, USA. (Image Source: wallpaperstock)

Hilly Autumn Avenue, USA

Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire, UK. (Image Source: Guy Stitt)

Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire, UK

Bamboo Path, Japan. (Image Source: forwallpaper)

Bamboo Path, Japan

Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan. (Image Source: Unknown World)

Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. (Image Source: Travel And Tourism)

The Dark Hedges

Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo. (Image Source: sun-surfer)

Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo

The Tree tunnel, Halnaker, England. (Image Source: Daily Fresher)

The Tree tunnel, Halnaker, England

Gormanston Fairytale Tree Tunnel, County Meath, Ireland. (Image Source: jacco)

fairytale-tunnel

Sena De Luna, Spain. (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

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Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana, USA. (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

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Cypress Tree Avenue, Point Reyes, California, USA. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

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Avenue of Oaks, Dixie Plantation, South Carolina, USA. (Image source: Bored Panda)

Gyeonghwa Station, Jinhae, South Korea. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

Parque Francisco Alvarado, Costa Rica. (Image Source: Vytautas Šėrys)

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Laburnum Tunnel, Bodnant Gardens, UK. (Image Source: Tony Shertila)

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Sakura Tunnel, Tokyo, Japan. (Image Source: Masai Okeda)

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Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Image Source: Stephen Messenger)

porto-alegre

Maple Tunnel, St. Louis, Oregon, USA. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

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Tunnel of Love, Kawazu-cho, Shizuoka, Japan. (Image Source: Agustin Rafael Reyes)

Jerez street, Spain. (Image Source: Aidan McRae Thomson)

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Tree Tunnel, Neatherlands. (Image Source: Lars van de Goor)

tree-tunnel-neatherlands

Tree Tunnel, Maluhia Road, Koloa Town, Kauai, Hawaii. (Image Source: Parrish Kauai++)

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Smuggler’s Notch State Park, Vermont, Connecticut, USA. (Image Source: Emlii)

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Natural Tree Tunnel, Mendocino County, California, USA. (Image Source: Ultimate Places)

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Maple tree tunnel, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan. (Image Source: Flavorverse)

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El Paseo del Espolón, Burgos, Spain. (Image Source: Vado a Spain)

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Maekdo Ecological Park, Busan, South Korea. (Image Source: Busan Haps)

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BootstrapBay is Giving Away 3 Gorgeous Templates


Over the last few years, Bootstrap has established itself as the most popular front-end framework on the market, and for good reason. It’s easy to learn, customize, and great for building responsive websites. The rise in popularity has even sparked the creation of some beautiful themes & templates. This week, BootstrapBay is giving away 3 of these gorgeous templates.

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About BootstrapBay

BootstrapBay is a growing marketplace for premium Bootstrap themes & templates. All of their themes are fully responsive, feature packed and easy to customize. Each theme goes through a thorough review process to ensure a high design standard and clean code.

The marketplace contains over 150 themes & templates from 70+ theme authors. You can browse themes & templates from a variety of categories including Admin & Dashboard, Business & Corporate, Portfolio, Landing Pages and more.

If you’re looking to build a beautiful website in minutes, BootstrapBay has got you covered.

How to Win

To win one of their beautiful themes and templates, simply enter the contest using the link below. To earn additional contest entries, make sure to share your lucky URL on social media after you’ve entered the contest. The winner will be announced at the end of the week. Good luck!

Enter the Bootstrap Theme Giveaway Contest

Can’t wait until next week to get your hands on a theme? Browse themes & templates now.


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Ultraolive Taped Seam Dry Bag: Keep essentials dry or stash away wet and dirty gear without spreading the mess in your suitcase

Ultraolive Taped Seam Dry Bag


There’s nothing worse than needing to pack a pair of dirty running shoes or workout clothes into a (semi) clean suitcase of clothes—especially after a rainy day jog. And traveling is stressful enough without having to worry about the fate of your stored…

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Small-World Experiment or Just Six Steps Away off Loneliness…

Have you ever heard about the small-world experiment? In fact we are just 6 persons away from somebody on the other end of the country! Know more about the phenomenon and its practical significance from this blog post.
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FPOAFM’s One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks : The experimental collective explains why they’re giving away a hundred handmade cups and the importance of staying original

FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks


Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that’s highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium…

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NASA to reformat Mars rover’s memory from 125 million miles away

NASA’s long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with some frequency over the last month. The rover, which is now over 10 years old and well beyond its original mission lifetime, reset itself over a dozen times last month because of what NASA says is likely an issue with worn-out flash memory that it’s attempting to store data in. Pieces of flash memory can wear out after repeated use, and it’s possible that the rover is still attempting to use these worn-out parts of its memory.

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