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Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of …

This Video Interrogates the Actual Ideology of the First Order in Star Wars

Okay, we get they’re bad, but what do they actually believe? Beyond thinking that the Empire rules, I mean.<p>In an excellent video essay, creator …

How Extensive Special Effects Helped Finish Furious 7 After Paul Walker's Death

When <i>Fast and Furious</i> star Paul Walker died tragically and suddenly in 2013, he was in the middle of filming the seventh installment of the franchise,</i> …

Movies

This Short Film Was Captured in One Take by a Nano-Drone

Have you ever played with a drone? They’re ridiculously fun. But if you plan on using one to make an award-winning film, you’re going to need to …

This YouTuber Fixes Ugly Websites and It's Really Satisfying

Refactoring UI is a YouTube series which takes poorly designed UI and gives it the fairy godmother treatment.<p>For me, the difference between a good user interface and a bad user interface makes and breaks a product or a service. It’s the difference between a clean, pleasant interface that welcomes …

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

Neill Blomkamp's Next Movie Needs Your Help - Up At Noon

Five Fundamental Portrait Lighting Positions You Should Know

When you're first getting started with artificial lighting, knowing where to place the lights can be a bit daunting. This helpful video will show you …

External graphics docks could be the best way of saving money on GPUs

We’re living in strange times when it comes to building your own PC. Excessive demand from cryptominers means video card prices have risen to such …

Artist Creates Illustrations to Show How It Takes Time to Perfect Your Craft

Whether you’re an established artist or an aspiring one, you’ll know that practice makes perfect. And thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to attend art school to learn how to draw or paint. There’s now an abundance of online drawing tutorials with talented artists sharing their how-tos, …

Azio’s Retro Classic typewriter-inspired Bluetooth keyboard is a luxurious treat

Maybe you’re sitting at a MacBook or other modern PC right now, typing away in near silence on a keyboard that provides no real satisfying response to your human fingers. Maybe, once in the distant past, you remember when keyboards offered something in return: A “click clack” that stood as an …

7 Small Yet Impactful Upcoming Video Games 2018

2018 is going to be a massive year for games, We will see the release of some of the most ambitious games and sequels that will probably sell like …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

GIMBALS Are The WORST: Why they are ruining filmmaking

Nowadays everybody and their grandmother has been shooting every single piece of content on gimbals. In this video, filmmaker Jakob Owens talks about …

Gluten-free Yorkshire puddings recipe – 5 top tips for making the perfect addition to your Sunday roast

Yorkshire puddings are a peculiarly British thing.<p>Back as far as 1737 they have been made as a way of making use of the fat that dripped into the …

Gluten-Free

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

This Dragon Ball Z Fan Film Is Probably the Best Live-Action Adaptation the Series Is Ever Going to Get

Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s <i>Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope</i> manages to set itself apart. Not with …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Los Angeles

The best 4K TV on a budget

Wirecutter would even go so far as to say it's the best TV, period.<p><i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their</i> …

4K Ultra HD

<b>The Blade Runner point-and-click adventure game still looks stunning</b>. Westwood Studios’ 1997 adaptation was groundbreaking at the time for having …

Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Was Just A Game In A Video Game

Metal Gear Solid is one the greatest and most convoluted game series ever created. The mastermind behind these games Hideo Kojima has created some of …

Metal Gear

Researchers in Europe want to help you manage your mental health issues

Researchers in Europe are currently working to revolutionize mental healthcare by creating a new digital self-help platform, known as the AffecTech …

Mental Health

A Very Disturbing Video Game Theory That Relates With Horrific Real Crime

Petscop is probably the weirdest and the most disturbing game I have seen. For those of who you don’t know what Petscop is please read this. Petscop …

Game Theory

6 Most Surprisingly Phenomenal Video Game Released In The Year 2017

2017 is an amazing year for gaming so far, With the massive game releases like Horizon Zero Dawn and Breath Of The Wild. While 2017 has been an …

Star Trek

Watch out, Skype! We tried Discord’s new video chat, and it’s awesome

In Redmond, Washington, a banshee was heard keening in the night. This morning, a somber quiet fell upon the Skype offices in Luxembourg. A chill …

Apps

Skyrim mod makes NPC interactions less scripted, more Sims-like

Computer researchers build out social AI architecture<p>Researchers at Portugal's Universidade de Lisboa and North Carolina State University have developed a tool and a mod that makes NPC interactions in <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> a little more like those in The Sims, with the overall goal of varying …

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Artificial Intelligence

Hit indie FMV game 'Her Story' gets a spiritual sequel

'Telling Lies' will be a taut thriller that revolves around video.<p>Did you enjoy <i>Her Story</i>, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, and won its share of acclaim, including …