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NBCUniversal completes purchase of DreamWorks Animation; Katzenberg payday tops $390 million

NBCUniversal has completed its $3.8-billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, a blockbuster deal that alters the face of Hollywood and accelerates the pace of consolidation in the media industry.<p>Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of the boutique studio behind such animated hits as "Kung Fu …

Animation

How a Gutenberg Printing Press Actually Works

Everyone who was born without a smartphone in their crib knows how a printing press works... in theory. You line up the type, ink up the slate, slap …

The Perfect Design Tool

One of the following statements by influential designers was made this month and the other was made five years ago. Can you guess which statement was …

Former Apple ad guru Ken Segall says company is losing touch with its heritage of simplicity

<i>Update: I referred to the rather misleading headline the Guardian had chosen, and Segall has now posted on his own site that “the Guardian chose to give it a click-bait headline that contradicted my point of view.”</i><p>Ken Segall, the former Apple ad consultant who coined the iMac name, wrote the copy …

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40 things you didn't know about Apple

Apple Computer was incorporated on April 1, 1976. Since the release of the Apple I that year, we've had the famous Macintosh, a fall into near-obscurity in the 1990s, and the revival and rise to the world's biggest company under Steve Jobs, and then Tim Cook.<p>But how well do you know Apple? To mark …

Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

At today's Microsoft Build event Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie shared the company's master plan for Xamarin. And judging from the applause, that plan has developers very hyped.<p>The short version is that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that …

Apps

Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple

As one veteran of Apple’s early forays into digital music explains, nothing slows things down like seeking consensus.<p>Before Apple Music, before the iPad, even before the mp3, I had a front-row seat and backstage access to the digital music revolution.<p>During my 12-year tenure at Apple, from the late …

Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone

Taiwanese tech researchers at PVD+ created an app for the Apple Watch that remotely controls a drone with arm movements, briefly turning pilots into Jedi. <i>Reuters</i> caught the motion-controlled drone in action and you can check it out in the video below. The team also created an app that controls …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

For Creatives: Horrible Design Habits To Break In 2016

<b>It’s that time</b> of the year when people look back on 2015 to see how far they’ve come, what they can do to improve, and how to achieve their goals in …

Greatest Mysteries: What Causes Gravity?

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>We asked several scientists from various fields what they thought were the greatest mysteries today, and then we added a few that were</i> …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

Coincidence or not? https://t.co/C35DLbsCdx

Bluetooth got its name from the second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth. https://t.co/2n1MMDT7QA

8 Easy Magic Tricks For You To Show Off At Parites

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

I used to be a Seventh-Day Adventist, and these are the questions I want Ben Carson to answer

AUSTIN — I grew up Seventh-Day Adventist, a small but diverse church that tends to isolate itself from mainstream Christianity and the rest of the …

The 18-Year-Old College Student Who’s Allergic to Water

Alexandra Allen was 12 when she first had an allergic reaction to water. After spending a long vacation day swimming and splashing around in a pool, …

How to Know When to Move Onto Heavier Weights In the Gym

There are two kinds of gym-goers: those who lift too much too soon and hurt themselves, and those who hold back and don’t lift enough—when they …

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

So you’ve grown sick and tired of Facebook and will be no longer using the service in the foreseeable future, eh? You’d be making a mistake assuming …

Social Media

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Holograms

What Happens When an Astronaut Gets Sick in Space?

<i>Kids ask a lot of questions. mental_floss has answers. WHY?, our new series for kids and parents, tackles all types of questions children have about</i> …

University of Tennessee

Something Strange Is Happening at the Vatican

And it has a foul stench.<p>Now, we've got the real thing brewing over at the Vatican. Somewhere in the crypts of Rome, poisoners, stranglers, libertines, students of Machiavelli, and other long-dead clerical errors from the good old days are feeling smiles crack the dessicated bones of their faces. …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe

Best portable projectors (May 2018)

Until recently, pocket-sized portable projectors were nothing more than a novelty. They were fun, but didn’t offer very good viewing experiences. They’re still niche products, but lately there has been an upswing in quality. Quite a few OEMs are now stepping up their game in this arena, delivering …

Gear & Gadgets

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