Nick Foerster

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Build Your Own Cloud! Hard Drives Get a Second Life

Getting the convenience of the cloud with the value of external hard drives<p>My life has become a series of low-storage warnings.<p>My laptop scolds me that it’s out of free space; my smartphone refuses to let me take another photo. It’s 2015, and where are all the darn terabytes I was promised?<p>Right at …

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Spark's Internet Button Is An IoT Remote With IFTTT Built In

We last spoke to Spark late last year when it had just announced the Photon, its $19 kit for building internet-enabled products. Now it’s back with the Spark Internet Button which takes the connectivity of the Photon and its predecessor, the Core, and hooks it up with the internet automation …

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

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Man Stabbed with ‘Master Sword’ in Domestic Dispute

Two men quarrel over a woman that may or may not be named Zelda.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Just because a sword is considered a “replica” doesn’t mean it’s not …

Burt Bacharach: How I Write

The great American songwriter, responsible for 73 Top 40 hits on the U.S. charts, talks about how he writes a song, and the time Miles Davis …

How composers from Mozart to Bach made their music add up

Works from The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute to Schumann's Lyric Suite betray their creators' fascination with numbers<p>What's the next number in this sequence? 5, 10, 20, 30, 36 … ? And the next in this? 640, 231, 100, 91 … ?<p>If you know your Mozart then you'll identify 43 as the number that …

Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Two of Britain's leading film composers warn that the quality of music for film and TV is suffering because synthesised sounds are increasingly replacing real instruments in an effort to cut costs.<p>Carl Davis, whose scores include that for the <i>World at War</i> documentary series, said a synthesised …

Vi Hart Explains Stravinsky’s Atonal Compositions and Why We Hear Music the Way We Do

The magnificent Vi Hart — mathemusician extraordinaire, who has previously stop-motion-doodled our way to understanding such mysteries as space-time, Möbius strips, Fibonacci numbers, and the science of sound, frequency, and pitch — is back with another gem, this time illuminating Stravinsky’s …

CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Vicki Murley<p>If you're a web developer looking to create content that goes beyond typical gridded layouts, then this is the book for you.<p>Strong knowledge of CSS transforms is essential for creating interesting layouts and rich animations in web content for ebooks, native apps, and of course …

The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Moeller<p>The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to Linux an introduction to the command line environment.<p>In the Guide, you'll learn how to:<p>-Copy, move, and delete files and directories.<p>-Create, delete, and manage users.<p>-Create, delete, and manage groups.<p>-Use virtual …

Building Your Own Computer. No Frills, No Filler, Just Answers.

• <b>Author:</b> David Majlak<p>Building Your Own Computer is the creation of 10 years of accumulated experience. This book contains knowledge of common pitfalls not contained in other books, manuals, sites, etc... It also explains technical vocabulary, (though it doesn't use any) and it will fit into anyone's …

HTML5 Based Game Boy Emulator Comes To Smartphones

New York-based programmer Ben Midi has created a HTML5 Game Boy emulator for smartphones. Simply visit this link to begin playing thirteen Gameboy …

This game tracks your fear and teaches you how to master it

<i>Nevermind</i> is made up of the stuff of nightmares, literally.<p>First created as a master's thesis project at USC's Interactive Media Program, <i>Nevermind</i> is a game that virtually drops you into the terrors of a trauma patient and uses the player's real heart rate to tweak the difficulty of the game and …

Why Steam matters: Valve’s ambitious plan for the future of the PC

A technology company in Washington state has 75 million users. It earns more profits-per-employee than Apple or Google, and its fans adore it. That company is Valve Corporation, the developer that first created the popular PC shooter Half-Life back in the ’90s and now runs online software store …

Weapon Shop De Omasse Review

Weapons can make or break any adventure. When playing an RPG, we always make sure we have the right equipment, whether it's buying a higher-powered …

Secret of Mana composer sought to push the limits of hardware

Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta sought to push the limits of sound when it came to new console hardware during his time working on Famicom and PlayStation games, according to a Reddit AMA with the composer.<p>In response to a question about composing for the Famicom, Kikuta said it wasn't a …

Conker creator talks working with Nintendo and Microsoft

The latest issue of NF Magazine is one of my favorites. We managed to squeeze interviews with Yacht Club Games (<i>Shovel Knight</i>), Lorne Lanning</i> …

This Gorgeous iOS 8 Concept Merges Multitasking With Control Center [Video]

Control Center was one of the top touted features added to iOS 7, but while the new swipe up gesture to toggle it is great, you might find yourself using multitask function more, so Bill Labus created a gorgeous iOS 8 concept that merges multitasking with control center to give you quicker access …

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