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With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, …

Epic Games

This machine can solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can blink

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! This machine, invented by Ben Katz and …

Quick Guide To Property Animators

There are at least three ways to animate views in iOS. In the early days we had the begin/commit style. The block based API has been around since iOS …

Animation

Chess’s New Best Player Is A Fearless, Swashbuckling Algorithm

Chess is an antique, about 1,500 years old, according to most historians. As a result, its evolution seems essentially complete, a hoary game now …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

DeepMind’s AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours, just for fun

The descendant of DeepMind’s world champion Go program stretches its muscles in a new domain<p>The end-game for Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind was never beating people at board games. It’s always been about creating something akin to a combustion engine for intelligence — a generic thinking machine …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Ways to Make Money With Your Expensive Drone

To say the political and legislative worlds in the U.S. have been a bit chaotic lately may be the understatement of a lifetime. While we’re not quite …

Do you have any old slides that you want to scan? Here is my cheap and easy way to do it at home

A couple months ago, we had a family friend who got a hold of some really old family photos. She came over and asked me if there was any way that I …

Photography

Found: Yes, 24-Hour Watches Are a Thing and They’re Rad

Though the vast, vast majority of analog watches tell time on a 12-hour scale, there are several watchmakers that have historically produced watches …

Watches

Anyone Can Win $1 Million by Solving This Wildly Complex Mathematical Chess Puzzle

But there's a catch.<p>Scientists are offering a US$1 million prize to anybody who can solve a fiendishly complicated twist on a classic chess problem …

Mathematics

Make your childhood dreams come true and become a video game developer

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Here’s a Free Study Guide for Passing the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test

If you want to fly a drone for commercial purposes in the US, you first have to pass the FAA’s Part 107 sUAS test. This free 1 hour 45 minute guide …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

DJI's Spark drone is tiny and fast, but will leave you wanting more

DJI’s Spark drone is an exquisitely-built, incredibly easy-to-fly drone, but 16 minutes of flight time is not enough, especially when the reality is …

Drones
Drones

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

Employment

Adobe Illustrator is 30 years old

My favorite application is Adobe Illustrator, which turned 30 this week. I have used it for decades and still learn new things about it almost evert …

Graphics

The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000

Quality film and video gear doesn't have to destroy your budget! Here are six of the very best filmmaking cameras under $1,000.

Cameras

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught On Video Killing And Eating A Shark In Rare Drone Footage

'It’s a very rare sighting, and an extraordinary observation.'<p>The rare sight of a group of offshore killer whales tearing a live shark apart has been …

Killer Whales

500 Drones Light Night Sky to Set Record

<b>Less than a year after setting the Guinness World Records title for 100 drones flying simultaneously, Intel engineers set a new world record with a</b> …

Intel Corporation

Has your marriage hit the seven-year itch? Here's how to survive it

I never expected it to be perfect. I don’t believe in fairy tales or buy the big, bombastic, ‘Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed’, <i>Four Weddings and a Funeral</i>-style love. I thought my husband and I were muddling along OK – busy with life, work, toddler-rearing and dog-wrangling – until things …

PS4 Pro PlayStation VR Combination Performance Tested (video)

If you are considering purchasing a PlayStation 4 Pro console to combine it with the Sony PlayStation VR headset which recently launched and is now …

Virtual Reality

The Dumb A.I. of "Really Bad Chess" Will Teach Future Grandmasters

A provocative iPhone game alienates the world's chess snoots by design.<p>If you’re bad at chess, you might be great at Really Bad Chess.<p>The World Chess …

Artificial Intelligence

Artist Turns Random Shadows of Everyday Objects Into Playful Doodles of Whimsical Figures

Belgian filmmaker Vincent Bal has made four feature films and numerous commercials, but the long creative process filmmaking requires often left him frustrated. Combining a love for comic strips with a bit of creativity, his quick doodles incorporating shadows have become an unexpected creative …

Etsy

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is proof Tim Cook doesn’t care about software professionals

If you are a design professional, it’s a pretty safe bet that you use some flavor of Mac. The industry’s preference for Apple products has been axiomatic for thirty years. And if you are a software professional not in thrall with the fading Windows ecosystem, then for the last decade, you have …

MacBook Pro

AirSelfie Mini Camera Drone (video)

Smartphone photographers that would like to capture images from a different perspective may be interested in a new miniature camera drone which has …

Gear & Gadgets

10 New Artists You Need to Know: November 2016

Aminé, Saba, Miles Mosley, Holly Bowling and more<p>10<p>By<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the …

Surprise! Watching A $2.6 Million Watch Get Made Is Gorgeous

Patek Philippe's complicated wrist watch is process porn for billionaires<p>Nice watches live in a weird world of engineering and opulence. This video …

Watches