Damali Thompson

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How we shot 80 interviews in 4 days using an iPad mini, Vizzywig, and iOgrapher as our close-up camera!

Vizzywig was one of the sponsors of our #CESlive coverage, but I have nothing to do with the sponsorships around here, and I hadn't spent much time …

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The visual effects in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' are almost perfectly seamless

Martin Scorsese's <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> has already earned five Academy Award nominations for its depiction of the over-the-top lifestyle led by corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. However, a little attention ought to be paid to the seamless visual effects work that …

Review: Scrivener, the must-have software for would-be novelists everywhere

‘Writing a novel’ seems to be one of the default items on most people’s wish-lists. Most never start it, and most of those who start it never finish it, but if you want to make a serious attempt, using Scrivener would definitely be the biggest favor you could do yourself.<p>I must admit that the idea …

Review: StorySkeleton, an iPad story-planning app and Scrivener companion

As you doubtless gathered from my recent Scrivener review, I’m a massive fan of the best Mac app I’ve ever used for creative writing. The TL;DR version is that I wouldn’t dream of attempting to write a novel in anything else. My only real grumble is that we’ve as yet seen no sign of the …

5 Car Maintenance Moves Consumers Put Off

For most consumers, a car is their second biggest investment, yet many treat their vehicle about the same as their washing machine, electric range or …

Sexy beasts: Why 'monster porn' needs love too

You don't have to go further than "Twilight," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Teen Wolf," "Vampire Diaries," and "Dracula" to see why so many romance seekers would gladly make out with monsters.

The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you get -- study

I have always found people from the University of Michigan to be rather full of themselves and devoid of wit and dress sense.<p>I don't pretend for a moment that this discovery holds any universal truth. I might have encountered only two or three of these people at the most.<p>However, I wonder how you …

Sick idea: how rabies spawned vampires and zombies

“What disturbs me is I smashed his mouth off, I smashed his teeth in, but he still wanted to continue in the attack mode. I was terrified at [its] resilience.”<p>This gory description could have been one of many zombie survivor stories from the novel <i>World War Z</i>, but it’s actually a man’s factual …

ENDING SOON: Turn Camera Shots Into Perfect Photos With PhotoDirector 4 Ultra [Deals]

If you’re looking to do more with their photos – things like image manipulation and other advanced techniques – it’s not uncommon to hear one word uttered as a recommendation: Photoshop. But Photoshop is expensive – and can be a real pain to wrap your head around. This <b>Cult of Mac Deals</b> offer may …