Dustin "Jolli" Jolivette

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Amazon's new free game engine comes with Twitch baked in

The company's extending its cloud smarts to gaming.<p>While Amazon might be known for selling you things, its cloud services now have just as much of an impact. It already powers many of the most popular apps and websites on the planet, but it's easy to forget that the company has an impressive online …

Online Life

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

Elder Scrolls Online Free Play Weekend Coming to Xbox One and PC, But Not PS4

ZeniMax has announced a new promotion around The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited where PC/Mac and Xbox One users can try the game completely free for the weekend.<p>On Xbox One, the game client will be available to download starting at 3 AM EST on Thursday, December 10. Once the free weekend …

League of Legends is about to become a better game by learning from sports

"Players are treating League as a sport, so it's okay for us to design it as if it were a sport."<p>How do you improve a game that's been around for six years and has become a mainstay of the esports scene? How do you take something with tens of millions of players and actually make it better? Those …

League of Legends

4 Steps to Give Yourself a Motivation Makeover

When a crisis of confidence kicks in, it's time to create your own 'motivational cocktail' for success.<p>For better or for worse, I’m a first-born kid with a Type A personality. I’ve always been focused on achieving goals. I’ve conditioned myself, as Nike says, to “just do it.” Recently, I hit a …

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.<p>The study, a working paper released by the Hong Kong University of Science …

Principles for Effective Teaching Outlined by Psychologist Group

By onMay 12, 2015 3:10 PM<p>Psychological research on learning is sometimes overemphasized in the classroom, but that doesn't mean some concepts …

Pedagogy

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

• Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems: Reflect on some of the potential reasons behind student misbehavior. (Edutopia, 2015)<br>• The Power of Keeping …

Teaching

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Science & InnovationGory Details<p>Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The</i> …

General Hospital

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Machinima joins with DC Comics, Clive Barker, and Roberto Orci for multiple new web series

Today, Machinima Inc. unveiled a swathe of upcoming programming from the online video network, from animation, to reality TV, to fake reality TV, to new superheroes, to new super scary stories.<p>The company's fledgling partnership with DC Comics was on full display in many of the reveals. <i>Justice</i> …

How to build an iPhone projector for less than $10

It's incredibly easy to build a projector for your smartphone. All you need are a few household items and a magnifying glass.<p>We needed a box that was at least 17 inches long for our 2X magnifying glass, so keep that in mind when selecting a box to use.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Rapid learning is more likely if we’re uncertain

Most of the time, we learn gradually. But every once in awhile, something happens and we immediately learn to associate a stimulus with a result. For …

Horror movies are one of the few places women are told their fears are real

Women see more horror movies than men, and no one seems to know why.<p>I've always loved horror, personally. I was a sullen girl as a teenager, and on the rare occasion that I'd be invited to hang out with other women I'd always want to watch something that made me seem more worldly than these other …

Teach Your Fish How To Walk

Recreate an ancient evolutionary milestone in your own home<p>Four hundred million years ago, our ancestors crawled out of the sea. Last year, biologist Emily Standen imitated the ancient feat by raising pet store fish on land. A species called the Senegal bichir can breathe moist air through a …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Los Angeles

Following PS4 Release, Metroid-Style Axiom Verge Hits PC Next Month

Independent developer Tom Happ announced Wednesday that his Metroid-style game Axiom Verge will launch for PC on May 14. The adventure game was originally released for PlayStation 4 at the end of March, and is also coming to PlayStation Vita, though a release date for that version has not yet been …

A Game Designer Reveals The Secret To Finding Your Perfect Game

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the different types of psychological needs that game developers fulfill to make video games fun?</i><p><i>Answer by James Liu, Founder / Developer, BoxCat Games, on Quora</i><p><b>There’s an enormous amount of diversity in what people enjoy.</b> We all have different …

Ms. Splosion Man update adds Steamworks in place of Games for Windows Live

Twisted Pixel Games' explosive platformer, <i>Ms. Splosion Man</i>, is now using Valve's Steamworks in place of Games for Windows Live, the developer announced today.<p>Steamworks allows developers to add functions such as match-making, user-created content and achievements. With the update, <i>Ms. Splosion Man</i> …

League of Legends is now a college sport — and one university is offering scholarships for its team

Video games scholarships officially exist in North America.<p>Robert Morris University of Chicago is now accepting applications for its first competitive League of Legends season. Associate athletic director Kurt Melcher said the university is also looking to hire a coach.<p>Competitive League of Legends …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Fight over fighting's role in evolution enters round two

Did evolution hand man a face that's fit to take a punch?<p>David R. Carrier, a<p>University of Utahbiologist who specializes in comparative biomechanics, believes that shortly after human-like primates stopped swinging from trees, they swung at each other. Our jaws, molars, cheeks, brows and other parts …

Watching Video Games: The Rise of Twitch – Reader’s Feature

A reader investigates the live-streaming phenomena that is Twitch, and finds it surprisingly welcoming to all kinds of gamers…<p>When did watching …

Make a Portable Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Introduction: Make a Portable Computer Using a Raspberry Pi<p>Have you ever wanted a portable computer you can take with you? This is the easiest way to …

Nintendo at E3 2014: Fighting from behind

A whole year ago, expectations for Nintendo were low. This year, as we head towards E3 2014, they're even lower.<p>How long can that sustain itself? The proud company that once was the darling of the game industry -- circa 2006-2009 -- is in a worse place than a year ago, in nearly every way. The Wii …

Most anticipated games to see at E3 2014