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- CNET at Plugged In7 mths ago
At once eerie and beautiful, this time-lapse aging video was made from medium-format film images.
By Tim Hornyak, CNET
Yesterday I saw a photo of myself from 16 years ago. I was struck by how the years -- and all that hair -- seem to have slipped away so quickly. It feels like I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll be 2030.
By then, of course, we'll be uploading our minds to our immortal robot clones. But for now, age keeps coming back to haunt us like an annoying Adobe Flash update.
That's why a new video from filmmaker Anthony Cerniello (which can be viewed below) is so striking. It shows a girl slowly and almost imperceptibly aging decades in about four minutes.
"Danielle," embedded below, was produced with a team of animators and a still photographer, Keith Sirchio.
Set to a somewhat eerie soundtrack by Mark Reveley, it shows a young Asian girl gazing into the camera, only blinking occasionally, as she slowly matures and gets older.
- CNET at Plugged In9 mths ago
The company previously charged developers thousands of dollars to patch their titles, according to Eurogamer.
By Don Reisinger, CNET
Microsoft has put an end to fees it was charging developers who wanted to patch their Xbox 360 games, according to a new report.
Microsoft no longer charges Xbox 360 developers of both Xbox Live Arcade titles and full retail games to send out updates, game news/reviews site Eurogamer reported Thursday, citing multiple sources who claim to have knowledge of the move. The Xbox maker used to allow developers to update a title once for free and then charged them thousands of dollars for subsequent patches, according to Eurogamer's sources.
- CNET at Plugged In10 mths ago
The Yellow Brick Road, and thousands of other bricks, make a spectacular plastic Oz in this award-winning display from Brickworld 2013.
By Tim Hornyak, CNET
That would be 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," which a team of 12 Lego builders has turned into a marvelous 3D plastic diorama that includes just about every scene in the film, including a rotating tornado.
- Plugged In4 yrs ago
Ellen McLain, voice of GLaDOS in the popular game Portal, once again enters the voice-modulated fray -- this time in an educational video for NASA.
By Michelle Star, CNET
This is the best thing. The best. Imagine if GLaDOS from Portal had amnesia and went to work for NASA with a pair of...well, idiots, and this is what you might get.
The video was created as part of NASA's educational outreach program at the Spitzer Space Telescope, which focuses on STEM education. In the video, a new AI is installed by two NASA technicians, only to discover that its nefarious plans to conquer the world (which it naturally has) will be thwarted by a raft of yet-uninstalled systems, leading to a simple, yet fascinating explanation of nuclear fusion, as occurs on the sun, and how it differs from nuclear fission.
If GLaDOS becomes the new voice of NASA's educational videos, we're about to learn a whole lot more about space.