Even if you've never played Dungeons & Dragons you may have marveled at the fantasy paintings on the cover or leafed through the Monster Manual to look at the illustrations. From the TSR originals to the latest editions from Wizards of the Coast, art and Dungeons & Dragons have had a close relationship. The Art of Dungeons & Dragons profiles D&D artists, former TSR employees, game designers, authors, and some of the backstories behind the tabletop RPG's most famous pieces.
The opening round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship is just over a week away, and that means teams are shaking down their new cars. After several rough years, McLaren is looking to break into the top of the F1 pack with their new MCL34. Driver Carlos Sainz took McLaren's top car around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain for the first test of the season, and a camera mounted on the rear wing captured all the action.
Backed by the power of a neural network, the Langogo translator lets you hold real-time conversations in over 100 languages. It has an embedded eSIM that gives it cellular network access in over 70 countries while allowing it to serve as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices. Translations are delivered in under a second, with multiple mics supporting two-way translation, and a built-in AI assistant can deliver relevant local information including weather, exchange rates, and attraction information.
Height: 4.78" / Width: 2.14" / Depth: 0.52" / Weight: 4.06 oz.
Clinton C. Filson got his start outfitting prospectors on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. The C.C.F. line of workwear from Filson bears his initials and carries on the Filson tradition of high-quality clothing that's versatile and tough. Made with a durable nylon shell with quilted polyester insulation, the C.C.F. Quilted Utility Jacket is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal outer layer as the weather begins to turn in the Fall, and in early Spring when there's still a chill in the air. In the colder months of Winter, it's perfect to place underneath a heavier coat as an insulating layer, making it a true three-season workhorse. Each jacket is finished with action-back shoulder pleats, insulated hand-warmer pockets, a metal zipper, and is priced right to be your go-to, throw-it-on layer this Fall.
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Whether you prefer eggs, pumpkins, or the original cups, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. They're basically already perfection but Claire Saffitz is on a quest to make gourmet versions of everyday food items. For her latest mission, the pastry chef uses her skills to whip up a batch of homemade peanut butter cups.
The Greatest of All Time. From Louisville, Kentucky, to the pinnacle of sports, Muhammad Ali was one of the most inspiring and polarizing figures in American history. From his success in the boxing ring to his stance on politics and racial injustice, Ali left no question as to where he stood and had no regrets about his place in public life. HBO's two-part documentary on the Champ, What's My Name, is coming May 14, 2019.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Oris was founded in 1904 in the village of Hölstein which is surrounded by the Waldenburg Valley. The Calibre 115 draws inspiration from that location and continues the company's rich tradition of premium mechanical timepieces. The new timepiece features a fully skeletonized movement — including the barrel at 12 o'clock — so the watchmaker's talents are on full display. As you wind the crown, the mainspring coils until it's fully wound and ready to deliver ten days of uninterrupted power. It's housed within a 44mm brushed titanium case that employs a design passed down from a 1938 model and supplemented by a jet engine turbine blade motif introduced into the Big Crown ProPilot's bezel a few years ago. Additional details include Super-LumiNova filled hands and indices, double-sided anti-reflective domed sapphire glass, and a multi-piece titanium bracelet or a black leather strap.
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You may never see the creatures in the Netflix sensation Bird Box, but there was plenty of subtle effects that you might not have noticed. The best visual effects are the ones that you don't see, and Industrial Light and Magic digitally inserted everything from birds to entire sets. This effects reel shows what you might have missed and how close to reality effects are getting.
Even a genius doesn't make a masterpiece every time they sit down to do something. Vincent Van Gogh described his painting "Night Cafe" as his ugliest in a letter to his brother, telling him that although he did what he set out to do, the result was less than what Van Gogh had hoped for. Despite his disappointment, "Night Cafe" is considered to be a masterpiece, and the Nerdwriter has a great take on why it's one of the painter's best.