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How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

Firefly stars crowdfunding a new comedy series the studios can't cancel (Update: Funded!)

<b>Update:</b> The first goal has been reached hours after the campaign began.<p>Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk once starred in a show called <i>Firefly</i>. It was great. It was canceled. This is brought up online about every five minutes or so. If you haven't seen <i>Firefly</i>, what are you doing here? Go watch it, it's …

NASA's latest rocket, built to take humans to Mars, has successful test firing

Who doesn't love 3.5 million pounds of thrust?<p>The world’s largest solid rocket booster roared to life today, shaking the serene countryside of Promontory, Utah, for a full two minutes. The booster filled the area with smoke and flame; viewers could actually see the fiery plumes "dance" and move …

Space Travel

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

4 Ways to Use Image Stacking to Create Better Images

Since the beginning of the digital age in photography, stacking images has become much more common than it used to be earlier. But what are the …

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Physics

Cool mom takes kids to school in a Need For Speed cop car

Let's be straight up: The only way Rachel Sims can drive this car is because she's in the United Kingdom, where police and emergency vehicles look a lot different. Her Americanized cop car, which was used to promote a Need for Speed game on PlayStation 3, still turns a lot of heads, reports the BBC.<p>…

United Kingdom

The 'Assassin's Creed' Movie Has A Release Date, Casts Marion Cotillard

The upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie has been slowly gathering steam for a good long while now, but as of today, Ubisoft has announced that the film has officially begun production, and has a release date to boot, December 21, 2016.<p>Ubisoft has an unprecedented level of influence over the film for a …

Sony’s trademark for The Last Guardian has expired again

<i>Updated at 10:45 a.m. with additional information from an IP lawyer.</i><p>In 2005, developer Team Ico released its last video game. Nearly 10 years later, things are not looking good for its next release.<p>The trademark for The Last Guardian has expired, according to the United States Patent and Trademark …

Sony

Roses are red, violets are blue, now Dwarf Fortress can write poetry too

Bay 12 Games, also known as the brothers Zach and Tarn Adams, is responsible for <i>Dwarf Fortress</i>, one of the most beguiling and inscrutable games around. Famous for its complexity, it features a rigorous set of world-generation algorithms and historical simulations that generate some of the most epic …

Shadowrun: Hong Kong studio finds Kickstarter is a viable business model

The “power of the crowd” brought Shadowrun back from the video game graveyard in 2013. And thanks to Kickstarter (and, well, themselves), fans of the venerable cyberpunk role-playing franchise have more than one game to enjoy.<p>Shadowrun: Hong Kong’s campaign on the crowdfunding site ends tomorrow, …

Chilling New Rise of the Tomb Raider Screenshots Released

Some brand new, high-resolution screenshots of Rise of the Tomb Raider have been released, via All Games Beta, showcasing some of the new locations and hostile wildlife that Lara Croft will encounter on her next adventure.<p>Rise of the Tomb Raider will take Lara to the snowy wilds of Siberia as she …

Tomb Raider

How to deal with catcallers, Wednesday Addams style

In comedian Melissa Hunter's <i>Adult Wednesday Addams</i> series, spooky young Wednesday is all grown up and dealing with modern life in LA. In this most recent episode, she deals with men catcalling her on the street, with typical Wednesday charm.<p>If you have any love for <i>The Addams Family</i>, or, …

Xbox One's Upload Studio just got a lot better

The Xbox One's built-in video editing software, Upload Studio, recently got a pretty major update that should make it easier to edit and show off your game highlights.<p>Upload Studio now lets users piece together up to 15 segments from game clips, up to 30 minutes in total length. The editing tool …

Video Editing

Take a long look at Tale of Tales' Sunset

Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, also known as Tale of Tales, have been creating unique gaming experiences for over 15 years, including <i>The Endless Forest</i> and the award-winning <i>Luxoria Superbia</i>.<p>Their games tend to focus on ambiance, experience and exploration, rather than hard goals.<p>Today, the …

'Better Call Saul' Episode 3 Review: Nacho

<i>Spoilers through the first season of ‘Better Call Saul’ follow.</i><p>Tonight’s episode of <i>Breaking Bad</i> spin-off <i>Better Call Saul</i> finds our hero, Jimmy McGill (before he becomes Saul Goodman, like the reverse of the biblical Saul to Paul transformation) in something of a pickle.<p>The scene opens to convict …

The cheesiest lines from Law and Order: SVU's gamer episode

<i>Trigger warning for sexual assault and spoilers for this evening's Law and Order: SVU episode follow.</i><p>Tonight, <i>Law and Order: SVU</i> tackled the harassment of women in gaming in an episode titled "Intimidation Game". It's been a hot topic in our industry since August of last year, and the SVU writers …

This RPG plays itself, so you don't have to bother

Say hello to <i>Dreeps</i>, a role-playing game, of sorts, for mobile phones.<p>Like many RPGs, it features a cute character exploring an alien world, interacting with objects, talking to people, getting into battles. The only major departure from standard norms is that, in this game, the player is not …

Ultimate Xbox Sale leak shows Destiny, Killer Instinct, Halo deals and more

Microsoft's Ultimate Xbox Sale is due to begin later this week, with leaked details showing significant deals on big name games.<p>Information leaked at the weekend shows deals on <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i><i>, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,</i> …

These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic. I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every …

Photography

Latest Photo Fad Involves Photographing Your Cat as Your Beard

Need a chuckle? Look no further than the latest bizarre photo fad to sweep across the Internet. Called “Cat Beard,” the meme involves shooting a …

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …