Michael Newman

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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 …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.<p>The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be …

Military

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. …

How-To: Share Your Slow Motion Videos on Instagram

With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, Apple brought two new features to the device's camera: Slow Mo and Burst Mode. Both new shooting modes help capture great content that you can share with the ones you care about. But sharing Slow Mo vids is more difficult than it needs to be, especially on a …

Mobile Photography

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Apple Rumored To Be Developing Larger iPhones With Enhanced Sensors

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, said a person familiar with the plans.<p>Read more on Bloomberg

For Android tablets, 8 (inches) is the new 7

commentary Today's selection of Android 8-inchers, while rather pricey, are showing more creative differentiation than we're used to seeing in the 7-inch category.<p>The tablet market had its breakthrough moment when Apple's iPad arrived sporting a nearly 10-inch screen. Later, much of the significant …

Gear & Gadgets

US Navy christens first Ford-class aircraft carrier

<b>The US Navy has christened the first of its new Ford-class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.</b><p>The new super-carrier, which is only 70% complete, is named after late US President Gerald Ford.<p>It is the first of 10 carriers designed to get more fighter planes into the sky more quickly, but with …

Why the House must pass ENDA

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing to do. No one …

Google and Facebook may be our best defenders against Big Brother

The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted<p>Over a few weeks' worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive …

Christie's Rudy problem

Talk to early presidential state or Washington operatives and you hear the same thing over and over about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential prospects: He’s the second coming of Rudy Giuliani.<p>National Democrats have given the idea new life the past week, looking to ding Christie after …