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eGPU tests show AMD Radeon RX 580 more than twice as fast as top-end MacBook Pro GPU

We noted in our latest <i>Back to the Mac</i> feature the mixed state of play when it comes to the official external GPU (eGPU) support added in macOS 10.13.4.<p>But new benchmark tests show that, while there are still plenty of issues to be resolved, the gains available from a high-end eGPU are substantial</i> …

13 Kids Who Did Not Intend For Their Drawings To Be X-Rated

"My 7-year-old likes tits."

A look at the future of Unreal Engine graphics

Real-time ray tracing, digital humans and more work for Andy Serkis<p>During today’s State of Unreal presentation at the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games spent some time looking forward to the era of photorealistic, real-time graphics for its Unreal Engine. Three demos showed off how …

A new featurette introduces the worlds of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Real world locations have long stood in for the fantastic planets of Star Wars<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe has always been home to scores of fantastic planets, and with <i>The Last Jedi</i> just days from hitting theaters, Lucasfilm has released a new featurette that highlights some of the places that we can …

Because Japan: Breast Beautifying Hand On A Stick

This is the Oppai Taisou Hand, a $28 piece of plastic that's supposed to make your breasts look and feel better. From what I can tell from the …

Countertop Robotic Bartender Mixes Drinks In Seconds

Somabar is a countertop robotic bartender that can mix perfectly proportioned drinks in less than five seconds using the six liquid ingredients of …

Woman Can't Figure Out Which Side Of Car Gas Cap Is On

This is security camera footage of a woman who keeps driving around a gas pump not understanding why the gas cap is always on the opposite side of …

17 iPhone-Only Apps That Will Make Your Android Friends Jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users. That means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy exclusive apps from Instagram and Facebook, cutting-edge photography apps, your own digital butler, and even an app that will tell you the exact minute it's going to start …

Apps

Demonstration Of 15th Century Combat In Full Armor

This is a video demonstrating medieval combat maneuvers and strategies in full armor. Apparently the secret to success was managing to get your sword …

DIY Game Boy Pocket Using the Raspberry Pi

The Game Boy Pocket hit the market back in 1996 and is still popular with fans of the handheld gaming system that they can still be bought today. Yeah, there’s nothing like gaming on a black and white screen, which was better than the pea-green screen of the original Game Boy. Those who are fans of …

Amateur Transformers film is more fun than Michael Bay's

Michael Bay might have the multi-million dollar budget, but Harris Loureiro has the '80s touch. Using toy Transformers, a handful of special effects, and Stan Bush's iconic power ballad "The Touch," the YouTube user crafts a surprisingly slick fight scene between Optimus Prime and a fleet of …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Tutorials - Learn to Code an iOS App | Make School

This tutorial will guide you through making a tip calculator! Learn autolayout and get more comfortable with Xcode.<p>This tutorial will teach you how …

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Research project Cider allows unmodified iOS apps to run on Android

Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices.<p>Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on Android’s Linux kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel.<p>Quoting from …

iOS Apps

Humanity takes to the stars in Civilization: Beyond Earth (interview)

Most Civilization games have ended with mankind moving to the stars. But that’s just the start of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next installment in the 23-year-old strategy game franchise. Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K Games recently announced that Firaxis Games is working on the …

Sony's 185TB data tape puts your hard drive to shame

It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech that stores much more than off-the-shelf hardware. By optimizing how it sputters argon ions on to …

All The Rage Right Now: Tattoos That Appear 3-D

This is a small series of tattoos that appear 3-D. There's this spider, a butterfly and a ladybug, as well as a couple that make it look like the …

Beautiful Shots Of Clone Trooper Action Figures IRL

This is a photographic series by Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin of clone trooper toys doing their thing in real life. It's reminiscent of this …

WTF Was That?!: Assassin's Creed Climb In Real Life

This is a video of some pro free-climber scaling the side of a building. After a couple attempts of of making a long jump to the next handhold and …

Apple Earns More Money Than HP, Google, Intel and Cisco Combined

Everyone knows Apple is incredibly profitable, but did you know that the top-earning tech company brings in more money than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco combined?<p>That’s according to the <i>San Jose Mercury News’</i> newly published Silicon Valley 150 list, which ranks 75 tech companies using …

Silicon Valley

Tips & Tricks Learned Releasing an Hybrid App Using Steroids.js

A while ago I wrote about AppGyver’s SteroidsJS and its interesting take on hybrid app development. If you haven’t read it, basically they add the …

Shadow DOM

March 24, 2014<p>SVG, CSS, React and Angular<p>For a while now I've been working on MathBox 2. I want to have an environment where you take a bunch of …

JavaScript

Google Slashes Cloud Prices: Google vs AWS Price Comparison

<i>Update: May 19, 2015</i><p><i>Google cut prices on compute resources again this week. We've got the latest analysis on Google vs. AWS pricing along with price</i> …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

All About Google Loon’s Low-Cost Space-Based Competitor, Outernet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>In 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan brought down most of the Philippines’ cell and radio towers, bringing information to a …

Beware! Bats hide in your jQuery!

Injection of malicious code into JavaScript files is not new; however, we recently observed a steep increase in the use of this method, particularly …