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How to give your art a cinematic look

Within both sci-fi and fantasy genres, environment art offers an intriguing opportunity to convey complex ideas and back story, such as an alien …

Graphics

Google's 360-degree movies app is now available on iOS

Google Spotlight Stories, a hub for playing 360-degree movies on your phone, has finally made its way to iOS.<p>The app uses your phone’s motion sensors to allow you to explore different parts of the movies by looking around anywhere in a 360-degree sphere.<p>To be clear, these movies aren’y exactly …

Google

Movie studios keep asking Google to remove pirated content on their own computers

Google search results sometimes include a tiny message at the bottom that some sites have been removed for sharing pirated content.<p>Those requests come from movie studios and other content rights holders who manually submit links to be taken down.<p>What’s pretty hilarious is movie studios have been …

NBCUniversal

Seven deadly mistakes that destroy employee motivation

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Don is the CEO of a family-run business. His entrepreneurial …

Indonesia partners with South Korea to implement e-government

Going global: 6 opportunities to take advantage of when working abroad

Young Americans are a shockingly mobile workforce. A recent large-scale study revealed that 59% of Americans between 21 and 30 years of age are …

You can now check which devices are logged into your Google account

Google has launched a new security feature for its users Monday: A Devices and Activity dashboard, letting you know which devices are accessing your …

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans

Although his business was profitable and he had a healthy credit score, Hodges just couldn't get the loan he needed to expand his business. Banks repeatedly declined his loan applications and other online finance companies offered terms that "simply didn't make sense."<p>After getting turned down for …

Small Business

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are The 45 Best Stocks For The Long Run

In September, strategist Adam Parker said the S&P 500 could peak near 3,000 during this cycle.<p>In a recent note to clients, Morgan Stanley analysts identified 45 stocks that could work with the long-term recovery in mind.<p>"Given the extremely long time horizon, we were agnostic about current …

Investing

HUSSMAN: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%

His regular weekly market commentary is widely regarded as one of the best-researched, best-articulated publications available to money managers.<p>John's public appearances are rare, so we're especially grateful he made time to speak with us yesterday about the precarious state in which he sees …

Stock Markets

Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

Australian artist Chris Jones is constructing a hyper-realistic human body in CG animation, piece by painstaking piece.<p>When you watch a CG animated human, there's always something that's not quite right; the texture of the skin, for instance; or, one that's always noticeable, the way the lips move …

Microsoft's Answer to Chromecast Is Here

Google showed us the way with Chromecast, but now everyone wants to build a video streamer out of a dongle.<p>The latest entrant in this market is …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Vloggers, home movie-makers and video enthusiasts can all have a lot of fun and get professional results with these apps<p>Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching</i> …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Years Later, 7 Lessons from Lehman's Collapse

Six years after the Wall Street crisis, lessons endure for Main Street investors<p>Exactly six years ago today, Wall Street came closer to imploding …

Projection mapping creates 'living' digital makeup

A combination of motion tracking and projection mapping creates animated "makeup" on the face of a moving model.<p>What if, instead of spending an hour perfecting your cyborg makeup, you could have a face not only ready to go, but animated as well?<p>Let's face it -- the equipment to do so would likely …

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

Software Shows What Children Will Look Like In 70 Years, With Unprecedented Accuracy

The tool draws on a database of 40,000 people<p>Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) …

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the 40 highest-paying jobs that don't require workers to have a four-year college degree. Each has an annual salary of at least $58,000.<p>The median annual wages listed are calculated to include hourly, weekly, and …

Employment

Tim Cook tells employees Apple has ‘big plans’ for 2014 that ‘customers are going to love’

This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a lengthy memo to employees as a reflection of the soon-ending 2013 and the upcoming year of 2014, according to multiple sources. In the letter, Tim Cook discusses people experiencing Apple products this holiday season, the Apple products launched throughout …

How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Cloud-Based Video Encoding: It’s All About the Speed

The number one concern we hear when talking to potential customers about using our cloud encoding service is speed.<p>On the surface, one would think that if your encoding and delivery infrastructure is all on-premise, nothing is faster. We don’t agree, and Encoding.com has implemented several …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Wearable Tech

Sony Fires 8M Petals Out of a Volcano in Stunning Ad for 4K TVs

It’s not often that I feel the need to highlight a TV advert. They are, after all, just another piece of marketing designed to sell a specific product to the masses. Occasionally though, an advert will make my jaw drop.<p>This latest advert from Sony, promoting its new 55-inch and 65-inch X9 4K …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

Windy Day Debuts on Moto X: An Interactive Short Story From Pixar

Moto X owners have a quirky, unusual piece of interactive animation to try out today. The Motorola Spotlight Player has been updated with a short story called Windy Day, which gives users the ability to explore and follow the ensuing narrative by moving their handset around in the physical …

Apple Hit With A Class-Action Lawsuit Regarding 27-Inch iMac Displays

‘Tis the season for class-action lawsuits, and a new one is being brought against Apple, alleging that the Cupertino-based company knew about problems effecting the 27-inch iMac, yet did nothing to stop them.<p>The lawsuit is being by Corbin Rasmussen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, who says that his 27-inch …

Class Action

Getting Ready for iOS 7: How to backup your device and set up iOS 7

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available tomorrow, September 18th. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 6 device and transitioning it over to iOS 7:<p>First things first, let’s discuss …