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Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Education Technology

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

This really is the most WTF moment ever on Countdown

Status update: There’s everyone else. And then there’s this guy, the most WTF moment you’ll ever see on Countdown shared by Channel 4 today.<p>If you …

British Humour

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Report: 'Mass Effect Andromeda' Lost Its Way Chasing No Man's Sky-Like Procedural Planets

One of my favorite pieces of video game journalism I’ve ever read was Jason Schreier’s 2015 Kotaku piece about the “messy true story” of what happened to <i>Destiny</i> during development, how the story was essentially ripped out and reworked just a year before launch, leading to the vanilla’s game …

Mass Effect Andromeda

Everything you didn’t know about Wolfenstein 3D, but thought you did

What was up with those crazy Nazi death cries, anyway?<p>Did You Know Gaming?’s speciality is collecting a ton of details you may have heard elsewhere, authoritatively sourcing them, and then dropping in a "Huh, really?" fact you weren't expecting. So it goes with DYKG's latest trip down memory lane …

World Record Progression: Mario Kart 64

Tory MP denies sending controversial tweet while sat in front of giant picture of it

If only life always worked out like this. Tory MP and cabinet minister Liam Fox categorically denied sending a controversial tweet … while a giant …

British Humour

A.I. Can Predict Whether You Have Sepsis Before Doctors Even Know It

"We need fewer buzz words; we need systems that work."<p>Severe sepsis is an infection complication that strikes more than a million Americans a year, …

The mistake that made WOW's stealth work

If you've played World of Warcraft, there's a sound effect that'll forever be embedded in your brain. A wooshing noise that triggers an immediate …

Police in Blackpool tell a man to take down his "offensive" Christmas lights

A really rather incredible video of the moment police turn up to a man’s house and tell him to take down his Christmas lights, which are offending …

7 takeaways from the White House report on AI

The White House released a much-anticipated document entitled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Sent from the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (or NSTC), the report is 58 pages of research, documentation, and …

Artificial Intelligence

In this short Peppa Pig clip it sounds very VERY much like it's swearing. Naughty Mr Rabbit!

People are saying that in this clip you can hear Peppa Pig say, “That’s right, she played guitar with the fucking gazelles.”<p>Blimey!

Peppa Pig

So someone stuck a "don't waste electricity" on the photocopier and the reply nailed that the maths was massively wrong

<i>@Notinaboyband</i> over on <i>Twitter</i> says, “A while ago energy saving posters went up in the office. Now someone has responded, and I like it very much.”<p>“A …

British Humour

Twitter has been looking into the future: read the 16 best predictions

Predictions are notoriously unreliable, even when they’re backed up by expert knowledge and thorough research. It’s fair to say that the good people …

British Humour

Doom 2 modder spends 300 hours making a three-hour level

Doom modder Ben Mansell made a level for Doom 2 that is so big that it takes upwards of an hour to complete. Probably a few hours for most on a first …

DF Retro: How Shadow of the Colossus pushed PS2 to its limits

Welcome to the world of Digital Foundry Retro. Every weekend - or as frequently as we can schedule it - DF Retro brings us a new story based on a …

Apple’s move to tighten digital health criteria could have bigger impact than FDA

A couple of months ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acted to shore up criteria for digital health companies with final guidance …

Look at the Xbox 360's cancelled 'Goldeneye 007' HD remaster

It's one of those bits of gaming trivia that punches a specific generation of players square in the gut: There was once an Xbox Live port of <i>Goldeneye 007</i> in the works, but it was cancelled. It's true -- Activation was porting the Nintendo 64 classic to the Xbox 360 back in 2008, but the project was …

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

Enable this one single command to ensure a longer life for your SSD.<p>If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when …

Linux

Rare US N64 disk-drive retail prototype found in Seattle

If you subscribed to Nintendo Power in the 90's, you probably remember reading about the Nintendo 64DD, a console disk-drive add-on design to bring higher storage capacity, a real-time clock and internet connectivity to the Nintendo 64. You may also remember that it flopped in Japan, badly. The …

How one frustrated Star Citizen backer got thousands of dollars refunded

Controversial changes to the game’s terms of service played a key role<p>After dumping thousands of dollars into the <i>Star Citizen</i> project, the spiritual successor to the Wing Commander franchise being designed and built by a team led by Chris Roberts, one backer tried to get his money back. What …

Tech Interview: Doom

<i>It's been a while since we've done one of these! While putting together our tech analysis for id software's fantastic Doom reboot, one thing became</i> …

The Evo player who’s fighting with a piano

Street Fighter meets Rock Band<p>It’s normal to see competitors at Evo with custom arcade sticks built to their exact specifications, but one player, "Gono," appears to be the only one using a <i>Rock Band 3</i> keyboard in his fights.<p>Gono, who competed in <i>Street Fighter 5</i> and <i>Pokkén Tournament</i> at Evo 2016 (and …

Ben Heck tears down the legendary Nintendo PlayStation

We got a good, close look at the Nintendo PlayStation last year and even talked to Sony veteran Shuhei Yoshida about it, but have you ever wondered about everything inside the ill-fated game console? Ben Heckendorn, aka Ben Heck, is happy to show you. The homebrew gadget expert has conducted an …

Superhero Bookends That Save Books From Falling Down

Created by the imaginative folks at Israeli design studio, Artori Design, are the Book And The Hero, and Supershelf – a pair of bookends that make it …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

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