Michael Helvey

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These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

You may not have noticed the Internet of Things, but it's already all around you.<p>The Internet of Things (or, IoT) is the connection of formerly …

You Don't Need to Be a Blockchain Expert to Start a Blockchain Company

Privacy and data ownership will drive consumer decisions in 2018 and beyond.<p>If you're still trying to get your head around Bitcoin and ICOs, that's understandable. Blockchain though, the underlying social encryption technology behind cryptocurrency, is applicable to any and all industries.<p>The …

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: Staying Positive

It is good to be here with you this morning, my dear young friends. I ask that the Lord will help me to say something that will help you.<p>Recently I …

Waiting Upon the Lord: the Power of Heaven

I’m grateful to be with you this evening and for the kind things that have been said. I am grateful also to be with you at the beginning of the year …

Victory, However Long and Hard the Road

<b>Patricia T. Holland</b><p>Just before commencement exercises last spring, my husband received a letter from a student which read something like this:<p><i>Dear</i> …

His Grace Is Sufficient

I am grateful to be here with my wife, Debi, and my two youngest children—who are currently attending BYU—and several other family members who have …

The Last Jedi's Biggest Storytelling Innovation

Unlike most entries in the Star Wars saga, Rian Johnson’s film actually explores the systemic oppression the Resistance is fighting against—and the movie is all the more fascinating for it.<p><b>This article contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.</b><p>For 40 years, the <i>Star Wars</i> saga has largely …

How The Last Jedi Lands So Many Big Twists

Rian Johnson’s sensational Star Wars film recognizes that to keep an old franchise vital, you have to break its rules.<p><b>This story contains spoilers for all of The Last Jedi.</b><p>“This is not going to go the way you think!” growls Luke Skywalker in a line that was, wisely, selected as the money quote for</i> …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

6 Fitness Rules You Should Stop Believing

When you’re strapped for time, trying to carve out 30 minutes five days a week for your workouts can feel like an exercise in just trying not to go …

10 Graphs To Make You A Beef Expert In 5 Minutes

Because we love to learn new things, we’re big fans of infographics, and we had 5 minutes to spare. You too could be a beef expert! And did we …

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How to Use CSS3 Transitions & Animations to Highlight UI Changes

Designers and artists have a long history of experimenting with motion, effects, and different kinds of illusions with the aim of adding an extra …

Basic CSS Selector Syntax Explained Using Cats

Are you a visual learner? Do you resemble our bewildered friend above when trying to target elements for styling? If so, don’t worry, we’ll soon …

Stunning before-and-after images from the making of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

How much of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was real and how much was CGI? Even the film's special-effects (SFX) team had trouble keeping track. Fxguide met with Industrial Light and Magic, the effects team behind "The Force Awakens." ILM revealed amazing behind-the-scenes footage of how they …

Star Wars TFA vids show how Maz Kanata, CG shots were made

Since time immemorial … OK maybe not that too long ago, films, especially science fiction, have been the seed bed of the latest in CG technology. …

J.J. Abrams - and Disney, to be more specific - were notoriously tight-lipped when it came to the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force …

People are going crazy for this theory about Rey from 'Star Wars' — but I'm not buying it

Warning: There are major spoilers ahead from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>One of the biggest questions "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" left …

How John Williams Gave the Most Subtle Hint About Rey's Parents in Star Wars

<b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> finally hit theaters back in December, and it left a handful of lingering questions in its wake. For instance, who is Supreme Leader Snoke and where the heck is Daniel Craig? Perhaps the biggest mystery, though, is the identity of Rey's parents. There are a few theories …

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By now, the question isn't whether or not you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but rather <i>how many times</i> you've seen Star Wars: The Force …

8 important scenes from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' that didn't make it into the movie

Director J.J. Abrams recently revealed that between 10-20 minutes of scenes were cut from the film's final edit. The official novelization, written by Alan Dean Foster, includes some bonus scenes, and it adds more layers to what we saw in theaters.<p>That valuable background includes an explanation …

What our global obsession with Star Wars says about modern life

Critics are saying that it's the movie fans have been waiting for.<p>But let's think about <i>why</i> the franchise resonates so deeply with people at such a huge scale.<p>I'm a Star Wars fan. Growing up, when people would say that they had never seen the movies, I'd look at them with a mixture of disgust and …

The Power of Rey

My daughters, who are 10 and 12, have never been that into the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise. Princess Leia and her braided buns — and Padme Amidala with her …

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The Confused Notes of a Star Wars Newbie Who Felt Compelled to See The Force Awakens

I grew up under the impression that the whole thing about nerds and geeks was that we’re all supposed to be weird in our own different and unique …

Considering how much people have pulled, poked and prodded at the legendary Star Wars mythos so far, you always knew fans were going into Episode VII …

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Star Wars 7: The 'Force Vision' Scenes Explained

by Andrew Dyce<p>– on<p>in Featured<p>Rey's Missing Family<p>Those who see <i>The Force Awakens</i> only once may not realize that the Force vision doesn't just conjure …

Kylo Ren Is Everything That Anakin Skywalker Should Have Been

Kylo Ren had a huge legacy to live up to in the new <i>Star Wars</i>, because Darth Vader is one of cinema’s all-time great villains. But Vader’s legacy is …

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new …