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Cool New X-Wing Mark II Revealed In New Star Wars VII Video

A new J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars VII video shows a new version of the X-Wing starfighter. It may look like a Z-95 Headhunter because it doesn’t appear to have the classic s-foils that open to give it it’s X attack shape, but this official tweet says it’s the real thing. So, ladies and gentlenerds, behold the X-wing Mark II!


6 Buildings Competing For The UK's Top Architecture Prize

The Stirling Prize is one of the most prestigious of all architecture awards. Named for the great British architect James Stirling, the prize is given annually from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to a single building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture. The shortlist has just been announced.


London Has Never Looked Better Than In These Mid-Century Linocuts

London has been written about, painted, sketched, photographed and depicted in pretty much any and every creative medium available to human hands, but Edward Bawden’s linocuts of England’s capital are some of the coolest ever depictions of the city.


You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

“Sir,” the bellhop says as you waltz up to the check-in counter, “we’ve upgraded you to out finest suite — no, not the honeymoon suite, even better. The robot gut suite.” This scenario could soon become a reality at London’s Beaumont Hotel, which recently installed a giant inhabitable statue on its facade. Unfortunately, it sounds like a pretty terrible space.


Machines Are Forced To Dig Their Own Graves Under Luxury London Flats

Folks with loads of cash who are looking to build their wildly extravagant dream home in London are getting around strict architectural preservation laws by building down, not up. And after excavating space for subterranean ballrooms, pools, and bowling alleys, the diggers that do the dirty work are being abandoned underground and there, covered with cement below the streets of England’s capital, they find their final resting place.


The IOC Is Ruining The Olympics, But Rio Could Save Them

The International Olympic Committee is having a bad month. No one wants to host the 2022 Olympics. The organisation’s obnoxious public haranguing has turned Rio into a media circus. Its World Cup counterpart, FiFA, is being investigated for insane bribery allegations. Ultimately, the IOC has no one to blame but itself. Can the Olympics be saved? Yes. But Rio’s going to have to do it alone.


Guy Jumps Over Huge Gap To Hang 150m Above London With One Hand

Video: Watch free climber James Kingston beat another London landmark plus the crane that sits on top of it. All this with absolutely no safety equipment, despite a 150m drop and a leap over a massive gap. James then hangs on with just one arm for a view that puts everything in perspective.


London's Narrowest House Is For Sale

If you think small is beautiful, this is the perfect London home for you: thought to be the narrowest house in the entire capital, the Denmark Hill residence is on sale for a cool $820,000.


A Design Flaw Is Turning The London Shard Hotel Into A Voyeur's Dream

You’d think staying in the tallest skyscraper in London would afford you some privacy. But visitors at the newly opened hotel inside of the Shard are being creeped out by the bizarre effects of a simple design flaw — which reflects the view inside of certain rooms directly onto the windows of nearby guests at night.


Is Rio's Olympic Prep Really So Bad That London Might Host Instead?

A report from the Evening Standard makes a bonkers claim today: That London will be a backup if Rio can’t get its act together for the Summer 2016 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee denies it. But that’s a hell of a mixed message — just last week, an IOC Vice President said that Rio’s preparations are “the worst I have experienced”.