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The Genius of Paul McCartney’s Bass Playing in 7 Isolated Tracks

In many a musical situation, one can communicate an entire playing style in a name. When it comes to the bass—in pop music, at least—one of the …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack video

Before Daisy Ridley was a beloved 21st-century <i>Star Wars</i> character, she was a <i>Star Wars</i> fan. So it’s not hard to imagine her elation when she heard …

Fans Remastered A 35MM Print Of ‘Star Wars’ And It Looks Amazing

The original, un-cut and un-altered versions of <i>Star Wars</i> episodes 4, 5 and 6 have been a white whale for fans ever since the the 1997 Special Edition home video release. You’ve surely heard that Han shot first, and he did, but history has been scrubbed so many times that kids these days have no …

This action-packed ski video was shot entirely on an iPhone … and it’s incredible

With the advancement of compact camera technology, products like the GoPro have really taken off in terms of use in sports and other action-based activities. While the iPhone has almost always had one of the best mobile cameras, its adoption in those fields has been somewhat behind. Today, however, …

Stunning before-and-after images from the making of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

How much of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was real and how much was CGI? Even the film's special-effects (SFX) team had trouble keeping track. Fxguide met with Industrial Light and Magic, the effects team behind "The Force Awakens." ILM revealed amazing behind-the-scenes footage of how they …

Star Wars

See Footage from The Empire Strikes Back Without Music

It’s hard to imagine what <b>Star Wars</b> would be like without the incredible music of composer <b>John Williams</b>. The themes created by the master of movie …

Star Wars

Windows 10 review

Looking back at Windows 8, it’s easy to see where Microsoft went wrong. It was a giant bet on touch-based computing, but it made using a PC with a keyboard and mouse awkward, frustrating, and outright confusing. In our original review, I wrote that there was a “risk of alienating users and creating …

MacBook Air

It’s not all about digital: Game of Thrones brought to life using traditional painting techniques

This VFX breakdown of how landscapes on Game Of Thrones are created doesn’t take away any of the magic.<p>Pixomondo studios provide the visual trickery …

Video Reveals Reasoning Behind MAD MAX: FURY ROAD's Center Framing

Video shows how Disney animators recycled footage from older films

Drawing an entire new movie by hand is a long, hard, tedious process, but the animators at Disney have a hidden trick up their sleeves: they recycle footage from older animated films into new ones.<p>In a new video showing how Disney’s team of animators remixed old animations for newer films, the team …

Jurassic Park

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

1976 Interview with Mark Hamill on the Set of STAR WARS

Peter Gabriel praises 'ambition' of Kate Bush shows

Peter Gabriel has been honoured at the Progressive Music Awards, being named "prog God".<p>Gabriel, who left Genesis in 1975, enjoyed massive commercial success as a solo artist with his 1986 album, So, which featured the hit singles Sledgehammer and Don't Give Up.<p>To mark the album's 25th anniversary …

Peter Gabriel

One handy chart shines light on all of the NSA’s once-secret spy programs

If you’ve been flummoxed by the unrelenting stream of stories and scope of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, you’re not alone.<p>American online investigative reporting site ProPublica in New York has created a fun and engrossing colorful graphic outlining most of the …

Pixar Was Almost Ruined Before It Ever Made a Movie

Can you imagine a moviegoing world without the films from Pixar? No "Toy Story," no "Monsters, Inc.," no "Finding Nemo," no "Cars," no "Up"? The upcoming, fantastic-looking "Inside Out" never happening? According to a new book by Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull, that unthinkable scenario was almost a …

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

MUST SEE VIDEO: The X-Men: Days of Future Past tease shown with The Amazing Spider-Man 2

When reports came in from preview screenings that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contained a post-credits scene featuring everyone’s favourite mutants …

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's 'Star Wars'

Alan Partridge Official US Release Trailer (2013) - Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney Movie HD

Scissor Sisters track gets festive treatment

Radio 4's consumer programme You and Yours came up with a novel way of testing the methods used by advertisers.<p>Investigating John Lewis's recent trend for producing slowed-down piano covers of pop hits, voiced by breathy female vocalists, they worked with the Grammy-winning producer Steve Levine to …

John Lewis

The 35 Greatest Easter Eggs From The "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary

Spoilers, sweeties.