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Throwing shade: how Pixar changed the way light works for 'Monsters University'

Inside the studio's new Global Illumination system<p>Pixar has a long history of building new software between projects (most recently overhauling its rendering software for <i>Brave</i>), but in the run-up to <i>Monsters University</i>, the changes cut particularly deep. As planning kicked in, director of …

Some questions to ask yourself if you want to be a data scientist

Rate this post<p>Last October, the Harvard Business Review published an article called “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” I could …

Microscopic bunny could help fight brain disorders

Japanese researchers have demonstrated a new type of resin that could be used in 3D micro-electrodes that interface with the brain. With the material, it's possible to micro-sculpt tiny objects that hold their shape after being "carbonized" at 800 degrees Celsius, which increases electrical …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist devices and a computer. You couldn't have expected, say, VisiCalc, to run on a cassette system." <br />--Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the Osborne I

Rdio Launches Video Streaming Service and App Vdio

Music subscription service Rdio has expanded to video, today launching a movie and television streaming service called Vdio. Vdio functions like iTunes rather than like Netflix, allowing users to purchase and rent video content.<p>Though it does not offer a subscription service, Vdio does incorporate …

Energy inefficiency brings an end to 2008's record-breaking Roadrunner supercomputer

The fastest supercomputer of 2008 is being decommissioned today after setting record-breaking speeds five years ago. The IBM-built Roadrunner was the first machine to reach the notable performance target of 1 sustained petaflops — equivalent to one million billion calculations per second. Though …

The Week Everyone Became Magazine Makers

Inside Flipboard / March 29, 2013<p>It’s been an epic week here at Flipboard HQ, in sunny Palo Alto, California. The team had been working long and hard …

Prepare for Westeros with nine-minute refresher of 'Game of Thrones'

Even some of the most ardent fans of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> can find it difficult to keep track of the thoroughly dense plot brought over from George R. R. Martin's series <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i>. If you're looking for a bit of a refresher in preparation for this weekend's return to Westeros for season …

8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In The Future

Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.<p>For example, SpyGlass (seen at right), is an augmented reality compass that's perfect for life off-road.<p>Check out some of the other futuristic apps available now.

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

NimbleBit's Latest Freemium Game 'Nimble Quest' Launches on iOS

NimbleBit, the developer behind popular games like Pocket Frogs, Tiny Tower, and Pocket Planes, tonight launched its newest freemium app, the highly anticipated <i>Nimble Quest</i>.<p>In Nimble Quest, players control an ever-increasing line of adventurers, battling against enemies with both ranged and melee …