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David Llada, appointed new Editor-in-Chief of American Chess Magazine

We are very excited to announce the appointment of <b>David Llada</b> as our new editor-in-chief, the first move in our strategic plan to strengthen our team …

This is the Power of the 125x Lens on the Nikon P1000

Superzoom cameras are getting crazier and crazier in their reach. If you thought the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900 was impressive, watch this video …

FDA recalls heart meds used to treat high blood pressure over cancer concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of several medications that contain the active ingredient valsartan, which is …

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

<b>A memorable résumé</b> isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<p><b>In this helpful career advice</b> piece from …

Graphic Design

Finally, A Board Game For Brainiacs (Of All Ages)

<b>* This board game provides family fun</b> <b><br>* It helps to exercise the brain and encourage critical thinking</b> <b><br>* You can even play it solo</b><p>We all grew up …

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, …

Motion Capture

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 …

Debugging

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 …

WWDC

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 …

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 …

Technology (India)

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

If you love playing video games, then making video games is probably your dream job. But it doesn’t have to just be a dream. With the 2017 Zero to …

Game Development

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 …

Drones

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 …

Spark Drone Doesn’t Light Up Chipmaker

Ambarella's shares take a hit on report that DJI selected another chip for its Spark drone<p>The drone business can be turbulent even for those not making drones. Ask . The chipmaker that designs the high-definition image processors that are key components in camera-bearing quadcopters saw its share …

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 …

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 …

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.

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …