Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie
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Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli’s first fully CG movie

You no longer have to wonder how Studio Ghibli will enter the world of fully computer-generated animation. Ghibliotheque reports the company has released the first trailer for Earwig and the Witch, which makes its premiere on Japanese broadcaster NHK… Continue Reading…

A glimpse of Super Nintendo World opening in February
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A glimpse of Super Nintendo World opening in February

Super Nintendo World is slated to open at Universal Studios Japan on February 4, 2021. The centerpiece of the $578 million endeavor is an augmented reality Mario Kart ride inside of Bowser’s Castle. With a little modification, the AR headset design could make for a great souvenir face shield to …

Verifying your humanity is harder every day
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Verifying your humanity is harder every day

Every once in a while, you hear that a ridiculous percentage of internet users are merely algorithms. We design tests to exclude bots from making new accounts, leaving comments, or even consuming content. The bots are subsequently taught to pass the tests. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Watch Sheryl Crow and her clones cover Tom Petty
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Watch Sheryl Crow and her clones cover Tom Petty

Sheryl Crow and “friends” perform a lovely cover of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” Petty’s original version appears on Wildflowers, his 1994 album that was just celebrated with a lavish 7 LP (or 9 LP super-deluxe) box set packed with alternate takes and unreleased tracks. — Read …

Short documentary about Jonathan Coulton
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Short documentary about Jonathan Coulton

SindrElf (previously) celebrates the fiftieth birthday of Jonathan Coulton (previously) by creating a 30-minute biographical documentary about his work and career. An enjoyable tour of the classics! I’ve been a fan of JoCo since I was 16 in 2007. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Amazing handheld inverted fire tornado bubble
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Amazing handheld inverted fire tornado bubble

Dustin Skye’s mesmerizing bubble creations combine dexterity, patience, and precision. Here are step-by-step instructions of you want to make your own: Image: YouTube / Dustin Skye Continue Reading…

How to make a window look covered in ice crystals
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How to make a window look covered in ice crystals

We’ve all seen fake snow that can be sprayed on windows, trees, etc., but did you know there’s also fake ice crystals? MTFX demonstrates above. I learned about it on a shoot about 15 years ago. It works on any window, but the prop person who showed me how to …

Delightful dinosaur hand puppets
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Delightful dinosaur hand puppets

Maker Teresa Noel shows off these wonderful dinosaur hand puppets. In addition the one shown, they have a triceratops and others: This red one has a nice mix of scary and awesome: Image: YouTube / Teresa Noel Continue Reading…

Sixty-five years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus
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Sixty-five years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” —Rosa Parks Video above written by Riché D. Richardson with animation by Eido. Continue Reading…

A two-year-old's approach to the trolley problem
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A two-year-old’s approach to the trolley problem

Who says toddlers lack empathy? Continue Reading…