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Nigerian Animators Are Bringing African Superhero Comics to Life

Lagos-based Vortex Comics is committed to telling stories that appeal to a real, African readership.<p>When <i>Strike Guard</i> debuted, the Nigerian comic about a young man bestowed with superpowers living in crime-ridden Lagos was one of the first of its kind. "<i>Strike Guard</i> is deeply grounded in both …

Love Frozen? Here are 15 movies to watch next

A small animation shop is trying to break up a movie monopoly

“Despicable Me 3” opens in China Friday, after winning the U.S. box office over the July Fourth weekend and grossing over $241 million worldwide. The latest animated sequel will undoubtedly wring even more profit out of a franchise that’s already grossed $2.7 billion for Illumination-Universal …

Here's Why Spider-Man is the Best Hero We'll Ever Get

We learn how to be a good person and a great hero through a special video spotlight of the famous wall-crawler.<p>This weekend sees the release of <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, featuring the return of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his own feature film, an event both casual and diehard fans …

Top Fallout 4 and Skyrim modders weigh in on Bethesda's Creation Club

The Creation Club was Bethesda’s most contentious E3 announcement. A follow-up to Valve’s failed paid mods program, the Creation Club will allow …

PC Gaming

Forget Video Games, Virtual Reality Can Be Its Own Entertainment

Ever since the advent of virtual reality, we’ve been obsessed with creating high-octane, adrenaline-filled experiences that are taken to the next level with full-fledged immersion. What we’ve been forgetting all this while, however, is that virtual reality has another perhaps much more important …

Virtual Reality

I made an Xbox One Controller -- and it turned out (mostly) grand

Everyone needs a little beauty in their lives — even gamers. So when I got the chance to design my own Xbox One controller via the Design Labs, I leaped at it. The fruit of my efforts turned out gorgeous, though it did come with a weighty price tag.<p>My colleague Napier Lopez gave the Design Lab …

DICE 2017: Fallout 4 Director Todd Howard on Bethesda Game Studios' Creative Process

How Bethesda's past informs its future.<p>Todd Howard, game director and executive producer behind several of Bethesda Game Studios' biggest critical …

Nintendo Switch

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

The Most Glamorous Grammy Awards Looks of All Time

When the biggest names in music--Taylor! Madonna! Beyonce!--come together, you're guaranteed for some truly eccentric, one-of-a-kind ensembles. But for every Lady Gaga being escorted within a life-size egg, or Nicki Minaj bringing a faux-Pope as her plus one, there are also some truly fabulous …

A programmer came up with a hilarious way to shut down dangerous Windows scammers

That's a support scam, Microsoft says, and it's trying to trick you into downloading malware or handing over your credit card info — or both.<p>And one telecom programmer has come up with a brilliant and hilarious way to take these scammers offline and possibly put 'em out of business for good.<p>Roger …

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This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

I Experienced "Virtually Real" 3D-Printed Art, Made in Virtual Reality

The Royal Academy of the Arts and Vive paired up to offer talented young artists the chance to make their own VR worlds and have them brought to life through 3D printing.<p>My friendly virtual reality guide—a smiling lady in an HTC Vive t-shirt who told me she handled PR for VR—helped put on my gear. …

Virtual Reality

How Michelle Obama inspired a class of British schoolgirls

<i>As Michelle Obama gives her final speech as First Lady of the United States, we take a look at how the girls at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in Islington had their lives changed by her visit in 2009...</i><p>We are counting on you, we are counting on every single one of you to be the best that you …

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Eminem Jokingly Previews a New Track

During an appearance on Sirius XM’s Shade 45 this week, Eminem gave listeners a taste of his reported new single. But before you get too excited …

Entrepreneur shares how to make millions from mobile games

Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, bid farewell to a successful career in the US to launch a games studio that registered turnover of £6.3m in 2015.<p>Douglas Hare, co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, isn’t worried about seeing the “game over” screen any time soon. The games company, …

Mobile Gaming

Beyonce vs. Adele at the Grammys will be a battle of style: The new versus the tried-and-true

Tradition will take on innovation — accompanied by plenty of pop-diva razzle-dazzle — when two of music's most powerful superstars face off at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.<p>In nominations announced Tuesday, Adele and Beyoncé are competing against each other for three of the major prizes — record, …

Record of the Year

Suicide Squad: Joker concept art proves Jared Leto's character almost looked much, much worse

Despite ardent DC fans arguing <i>Suicide Squad</i> wasn’t a disastrous film, many casual cinema goers were left bitterly disappointed by the superhero flick.<p>…

6 Simple Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Shares 72<p>Do you find yourself inwardly cringing every time you look at photos from your recent vacations? But not because you look terrible in them, …

Landscape Photography

Pixar's Next Original Film Is About a Link Between Music and Death

Pixar only released one film in 2016, the hit <i>Finding Dory</i>, but next year they’ll release two: the sequel <i>Cars 3</i> and the original film <i>Coco</i>, directed by …

The sci-fi movies I'm most excited for in 2017

A lot of trailers are coming out now for next year's biggest movies and I wanted to share the ones I'm most excited about.<p>I'm a huge fan of sci-fi movies. Though the original Star Wars trilogy kicked off decades ago (in a galaxy far, far away), it was nothing short of life-changing to my 7-year-old …

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Sony's New Uncharted Game Resurrects Something Overlooked

Call it “standalone DLC” for TIME top 10 pick <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End</i> if you must, it’s effectively a new PlayStation 4 <i>Uncharted</i> game from studio …

In China, they are working on 5G VR from drones - seriously!

Emiel de Lange / Shutterstock.com<p>The first use cases for commercial 5G look to be very conventional – fixed wireless in the US and stadium showcases …

Patent Shows Samsung Gear VR with Positional, Face and Eye Tracking

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most successful virtual reality headsets of all time when it comes to pure numbers. According to at least one …

VR & AR News and Education

18<p>Facebook<p>07 May, 2018 By Ian Hamilton<p>323714<p>Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo: Which Is The Better Buy?<p>323714<p>This weekend I placed four VR headsets …