Jonathan Gonzalez

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What Photographers Need to Know About Public Domain Images and Stock Photography

In 2006, Leah Caldwell was eating at a Chipotle near the University of Denver when a photographer took her picture. When she got up to leave, the …

Horizon Zero Dawn: 16 tips before you play

Step one: don’t die<p>I’m smitten with <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn,</i> a video game that hits the best notes of the “explore, kill, and collect” genre without becoming too leadened by busywork. It has a script on par with a fun sci-fi matinee, arguably the most polished visuals on a home console, and combat that …

Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language

GIFs can do more than add a sassy quip to the end of your tweet. Now, they can even help you learn a new language.<p>Giphy released an extensive GIF …

For Honor Closed Beta Start Date Announced

The fun begins on January 26.<p>The closed beta for Ubisoft's upcoming melee-focused action game For Honor will kick off on January 26 and run until …

Ubisoft

New Galaxy S8 Leak Reveals Samsung's Impressive Advantage

Next year’s flagship smartphone from Samsung is going to build on the South Korean company’s major hardware advantages and bring a new look at the world to the handset. The latest leak around the Galaxy S8 focuses on the new hardware that will be put into the camera.<p>The new camera technology will …

Chinese astronaut puzzled by 'knocking sound' in space

<b>Imagine you're alone in a tiny spacecraft - it's your first time up there, all alone in endless space. Then suddenly - a knocking sound.</b><p>That's what happened to Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, on his maiden flight in 2003.<p>In a recent interview, he has now recalled hearing "someone knocking …

National University of Singapore

Best Motion Graphics Trends in Design for 2017

By Brenda Stokes Barron<p>Animation has always been a crucial part of storytelling. It’s safe to assume that from 2016 on, designers will be looking at …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture These Astonishing Macro Cityscapes in Drops of Water

Dusan Stojancevic is a Serbian photographer specializing in time lapse, travel, landscape, food, and wedding photography. He’s recently made some …

Polish Your Motion Graphics With 5 Easy After Effects Techniques

These five After Effects techniques can provide that professional final touch your motion graphics need.<p>Everything is perfect — almost. Luckily, it’s …

Graphics

NYC bombing suspect's eBay and YouTube accounts give insight into his mind

The man suspected of planting multiple, highly lethal bombs around New York and New Jersey used eBay to source materials, according to a criminal …

This Handy Chart Tells You How Many Miles You Can Drive on Empty

Ever wonder what that fuel light really represents? Now you know.<p>Ever wonder what that little low fuel warning dash light actually represents in your …

3 tips for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10

Using Windows, you'd think taking screenshots is simple. There is a button dedicated to this on almost every keyboard called the <b>Print Screen</b> key (abbreviated as <b>PrtSc</b> or <b>PrtScn)</b>.<p>Pressing this key captures the entire screen (or multiple screens if you use more than one monitor) and copies it to the …

Gamescom 2016: Ubisoft Goes Hard with PlayStation VR

Ubisoft's always one of the first publishers to support promising new initiatives, and PlayStation VR is no different. The company has announced …

The science behind female sex drive

We tend to assume that women don't have as much of a desire for sex as men or that female arousal is some kind of eternal mystery that no scientist — …

Gender

Mold on corn can cause liver cancer

Certain molds, such as those that grow on corn, pistachios, and peanuts, produce a deadly carcinogenic toxin that is the biggest risk factor for …

Pro Athletes Ditch the Glitz for Their Childhood Hometowns

Professional athletes are renowned for buying multimillion-dollar mansions in cosmopolitan playgrounds like Miami and Vegas. Less visible are the scores of players who settle down near their childhood homes.<p>Major League pitcher Jake Peavy—who earned $14.5 million last season with the world-champion …

San Francisco

Modern games mocked in this video about simpler times

Video games today are great, aren't they? Better than ever. All those pretty graphics and huge open worlds. All the achievements and friend requests. All the opportunities to spend more money on DLC and collect pointless in-game stuff. All the server connectivity issues and download waits and …

How Minecraft looks with realistic graphics

This animation of a realistic version of <i>Minecraft,</i> created in Blender by YouTuber Flashcode, prompted the following responses from my kids, ages 4, 8 and 10.<p>8yo: "Is this a real game?"<p>10yo: "No, idiot. But it's nice."<p>4yo: "Awesome."<p>It's a short film, in which Steve encounters a Skeleton, but …

Hollywood Is Spending Billions To Turn VFX Into Art, And That's Awesome

The movie industry has been going all-out, for the past decade, to overwhelm us with incredible images of superhero battles, space action, and …

Raiders illegally throw ball to offensive lineman, who fumbles

So much LOL Raiders in one play.<p>Derek Carr was in trouble, so he threw the ball to the first person he saw. That person was 320-pound offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, who is not allowed to catch the ball. It would have been best if he didn't:<p>If Barnes just let the ball hit the ground, it would've …

How Catchy Songs Lodge Their Hooks In Your Ears

"Wannabe," by the Spice Girls, is the catchiest song in the U.K., according to a new study. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ashley Burgoyne, a computational musicologist from the University of Amsterdam.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WANNABE")<p>SPICE GIRLS: Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I …

Why We 'Choke' Under Pressure, According To Neuroscience

During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, all eyes were on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, who won the team gold in gymnastics for America for the first time since 1996. But during the individual vault event, all eyes were on one U.S. gymnast in particular: McKayla Maroney. The 16-year-old …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Video: A CGI Artist’s Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Composition

The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of …

Five Ways to Improve Your Eye for Composition

An eye for composition is one of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above the rest. One of the best ways to learn about …

Nina Pham, Ebola-infected nurse, sheds happy tears in video

A video of Nina Pham, the first person known to contract Ebola in the United States, shows the Dallas nurse in good, if emotional, spirits.<p>"Don't cry! Don't cry!" a healthcare worker in the room says as Pham, sitting up in her hospital bed and wearing a green surgical smock, appears to be tearing …