Alan J Dickson

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The midlife health checklist: how to maximise your wellbeing in your 40s and beyond

There is no louder wake up call than crossing the threshold into middle age. Turning 40, according to cancer specialist Dr David Agus, is when we begin to question our mortality and take stock of our sedentary, desk-bound lives – and rightly so, given that in our fourth decade we put on weight more …

Kodi is cord-cutters worst kept secret for TV, movies

Imagine the freedom of being able to watch any TV show, sporting event or movie, no matter when it aired or was first released, with a few clicks or …

The 50 funniest films… chosen by comedians

Comedy,David Baddiel,Sarah Millican,Stewart Lee,Romesh Ranganathan,Tim Key,Stephen Merchant,Alan Davies,Bridget Christie,Bridesmaids,When Harry Met Sally,Team America: World Police,Borat,The King of Comedy,This Is Spinal Tap,The Wolf Of Wall Street,Ghostbusters,Sisters,Monty Python's Life of …

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

It’s 2016 most popular pasta dish, but should you use spaghetti, how much pepper do you need, is pecorino or parmesan best – and how do you achieve a smooth, creamy sauce?<p>If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was …

Italy

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a …

VR — Your Portal to the Real World

<b>What will we do when virtual reality is a normal part of our daily lives? That day is coming quicker than we might realize and how we define it now</b> …

16 Wild Research Experiments That Could Change Design

Siggraph is the year’s biggest conference on computer graphics research. Here’s a look at its most compelling tech.<p>Whether it’s jaw-dropping UI, compelling use cases for 3D printing, or the most realistic computer-generated human faces you’ve ever seen, there were hundreds of technological …

The 20 best movies on Amazon Prime you've probably never heard of

Netflix isn't the only one in the streaming business.<p>With Amazon Prime, you can buy a discounted pair of sneakers and stream some great movies as well.<p>Amazon Prime contains a wide selection of new and old movies. To be honest, they are better than some of their competitors at getting new movies not …

Liverpool

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Entertainment

The Man Who Captured Time

Eadweard Muybridge revealed a new universe of motion with his camera, but history has largely obscured his extraordinary accomplishments with photography.<p>The first humans who put paint on stone drew deer, buffalo, horses. They drew all the beasts man knew, and they painted them running.<p>It started …

San Francisco

These Photorealistic Images Were Created Using Unreal Engine

Electronic artist and game designer Noisestorm crafts lifelike landscapes for his own album art.<p>Dublin-based electronic artist Noisestorm a.k.a. Eoin O’Brion splits his days between making electronic music and working on game development. Of late, O’Brion’s 3D computer-generated designs have been …

A 24-Hour Clock Designed to Change the Way You See Your Day

Scott Thrift, an award-winning media artist and horologist, just launched his second clock design following his successful Kickstarter campaign back …

These Fancy Pens Are Perfect for Design Nerds

Pssst. Wanna know something? Chances are you’re writing things down—like, by hand!—more than you even realize. Consider ponying up for a step-up pen. Especially if you enjoy owning dope stuff.<p>Think back to the last time you used a pen. Go ahead. I'll wait. It might’ve been when you picked up the …

Google says 'hundreds of millions of users' will have Daydream VR phones

Google hopes to quickly make its virtual reality platform Daydream a mass-market product. "Our intention is to operate at Android scale, meaning hundreds of millions of users," senior product manager Brahim Elbouchikhi said at a session on monetizing Daydream apps at the Google I/O developers …

British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr

The British Library has continued to release images from its digitized collection, now bordering over one million images on public image-sharing …

British Library

The Physics of Kung Fu Brought to Life Through Motion Capture Visualizations | Colossal

<p>We’ve all seen exaggerated depictions of kung fu in movies or maybe a demonstration by a practitioner in real life, but German digital artist Tobias …

Animation

Gold Standard: Rawhide’s CB750 is 24-Carat Perfection

As ostentatious as it is, nothing impresses like gold—whether it’s the 24-carat kind, or the foil covering your favorite block of chocolate. And making an impression is precisely what Brandon Wurtz wanted to do with his first professional build.<p>After a six-year career honing his skills in high-end …

Watches

Artist Spotlight: David Rappeneau – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Art

The big ‘F— You’: Classified Moto’s Honda XR650L

<i>When John Ryland of Classified Moto sent through images of this heavily customized Honda XR650L, our jaws hit the floor. So we asked him to explain his thinking. His replies, reproduced verbatim below, are gold dust—and food for thought.</i><p>AS REWARDING AS creating custom motorcycles can be, there’s a …

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

Coffee shops take flak for being markers of gentrification. But they might not be so different now from the social and intellectual hubs of 350 years ago<p>It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and …

Coca-Cola

Herman Miller Redesign Concept

It's awesome to see web design moving towards the editorial design and also how motion design has huge impact in todays design in general. The Herman …

Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he …

From Two Ex-Nokia Designers, The Ultimate Analog Bike Accessory

The Omata One is a bike computer that feels just as mechanical as your steed’s gear assembly.<p>People who ride bikes tend to appreciate the beauty of the analog machines they ride–untouched by electricity or gasoline, this mere assemblage of gears gives them the freedom to outpace digital life. So, …

15 Directors With a Signature Style

by Danilo Castro<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Coined by <i>Cahiers du Cinéma</i> in the 1950s, Auteur theory is the default mode of modern movie critique. The idea that a …

Pulp Fiction

Is There a Market for Shorts That Debut at Film Festivals?

<i>Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with the Wyoming Film Office and the Wyoming Short Film Contest, which is currently accepting</i> …

Filmmaking

The Bike Bell Gets A Sonorous Redesign

Knog, the Australian company best known for its stretchy frog lights, takes on the bike bell. The result is easy on the eyes and the ears.<p>Over the years, Knog, the Australian bike accessories company best known for its stretchy Frog lights, had received many (not so subtle) suggestions from …

The 10 most underrated albums of the past 10 years

Music is a funny old thing. People can love albums in the moment that are embarrassing a few years (or even months) later. I mean, a lot of the Internet decided chillwave was a thing for a few months there. I wrote a ska zine in middle school. Things happen.<p>But some albums are not appreciated …

Official Showcase Website for Adobe

Serge Vasil shared a super cool project on his Behance profile, it was a responsive website project he did for Adobe and the best thing about it is …