Mitchell Wu

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100 Finalists Chosen for Mars Voyage

Mars

Inspiring quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

These leaders probably had the toughest job in the world. Here are a few of the things they learned from it.

YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past weekend at a time when Google’s online video service is more popular than ever.<p>From zero to one billion viewers in a decade is some …

Televisions

The Next Big Anime Adaptation Could Be 'Crossbone Gundam'

In a recent Japanese poll, readers were asked to choose which manga they most wanted an anime adaptation of. The classic Crossbone Gundam came out top. To understand why this is more than a fandom footnote, there are two important points you need to understand. The first is that this was a large …

Anime

Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

Eero thinks its tiny box can fix all your WiFi issues

While many of the devices we use every day depend on WiFi -- everything from our smartphones to our TVs -- most home WiFi networks are still woefully slow compared to their wired alternatives. Enter Eero, a small San Francisco startup that aims to bring home WiFi into the future. How? By combining …

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

ScreenStick Joystick For Tablets And Smartphones Offers More Sensitivity (video)

Smartphone and tablet gamers that are looking for a little more precision whilst playing games on their touchscreen tablets, may be interested in a …

Gear & Gadgets

VAIO's first post-Sony laptops transform into tablets

Sony jettisoned VAIO more than a year ago now, but the iconic PC brand isn't dead. Sold to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners, VAIO is back with two new PCs, announced today in Tokyo. The VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are the first devices designed and put out by VAIO itself — the former is …

Composition & Framing Can Help You Tell Great Stories with Your Cinematography. Here's How

Effectively telling a story through cinematographic choices can seem intimidating if you're just starting out. Luckily, if you know the basics of …

Cinematography

15 Tips On Making Your First Micro-Budget Feature

<i>“As It Is In Heaven” is a feature film directed by Joshua Overbay in Kentucky around a small college film department. Shot in Scope digital video,</i> …

Fifty Shades of Grey beats Avatar with $248m opening weekend box office

Adaptation of BDSM romance scores 21st best debut of all time and highest-ever opening for an 18-certificate film in the UK<p>Leslie Felperin: trust me – you needn’t get your knickers in a twist over Fifty Shades of Grey<p>Fifty Shades of Grey made $248.7m (£161.6m) at the worldwide box office at the …

Movies

Worth $33 billion, Mark Zuckerberg still works 45 hours a week

The company's interns make $25,000 more than the average citizen. And famously, employees on Glassdoor voted Facebook as one of the best companies in the world to to work for.<p>But how much does Facebook's top boss work?<p>Maybe not as much as you'd expect, according to one longtime Facebook …

The Man Who Turned Down Dragon's Den... And Found Samsung

Last night viewers of Dragon’s Den (the original Shark Tank) in the United Kingdom saw entrepreneur Cally Russell walk into the televised pitch with his smartphone application Mallzee. Like many before him, an offer was placed on the table, but Russell has taken a route less travelled. He declined …

Mobile

This Camera Is Going to Hell, and Will Send Us Pictures

European Space Agency engineers are going where no human will ever go. They've put a camera inside an automated spacecraft full of garbage (including …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Threading

Why Original Science Fiction is Dead

<i>Anthony Stokes on the death of original science fiction…</i><p><b>Jupiter Ascending</b> has arrived and is pretty much been the bust we all thought it would be. …

HoloLens: Get ready to mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world

Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic computing is here”, the video is, and I don’t say this lightly, extraordinary. If early reports from testers are to be believed, it creates a …

Augmented Reality

PewDiePie Calls Nintendo's New YouTube Program 'A Slap In The Face'

As I explained in detail yesterday, Nintendo has come out with a rather odd new program meant to license their game footage to be used in “Let’s Play” style YouTube videos that are currently all the rage in the industry. Though the change is better than a blanket ban or Nintendo swiping 100% of ad …

Internet

Mondays: Getting Projects Started & New Monday Challenge!

PROXiMITY (A Short Film by Ryan Connolly)

Second US College Now Offering 'League of Legends' Scholarship

Robert Morris University made headlines around the world when it became the first university to consider video game League of Legends a varsity sport, and in turn offer scholarships to pro players. Now, a second college has followed suit, the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, a small liberal …

College & University

Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell – will something be lost in translation?

In the crammed, hyper-connected near-future of Ghost in the Shell, the heroine is an implacable anti-terrorist cyborg who, between stealthy infiltrations and deafening gunfights, finds room in her over-clocked consciousness to contemplate the nature of her existence. Is Major Motoko Kusanagi …

Scarlett Johansson

The Theory of Everything topples The Hobbit at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th January 2015…<p>After three weeks atop the UK box office chart, Peter …

Box Office

New live-action trailer for Call of Duty Online featuring Chris Evans

<b>Call of Duty</b> is set to make its way to China this weekend with an exclusive online free-to-play micro-transaction version of the bestselling FPS, …

Here's How Google Is Going To Stop The Internet From Breaking When An Extra Second Is Added On June 30

It's doing so because 2015 is going to be longer: Scientists at the International Earth Rotation Service have announced a "leap second" will be added June 30 to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation.<p>Basically, when clocks hit 11.59.60 on June 30, clocks will pause for one Mississippi to let …

Internet

Fans are remaking Super Mario 64 in HD - and it looks amazing

<b>Super Mario 64</b> is often considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all time. Back in 1996, the game released on the N64 and revolutionised …

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

HP's Omen Gaming Laptop Makes A Bold Statement

Hewlett-Packard isn’t playing games with its new gaming laptop.<p>Let’s face it, HP isn’t known for head-turning designs – at least not for the longest time.<p>But it’s taken a step in that direction with its new Omen portable gaming rigs. Think of the Omen as a high-powered lappie that’s as thin and …

10,000 apply for human paintball bullet tester job

UKPaintball, which has more than 60 paintballing venues in Britain, said it was stunned by the response to its search for a "human bullet impact tester".<p>Candidates from not just Britain, but as far away as United States, Canada and India have applied for the £40,000 ($60,000, 50,000 euros) a year …