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Amazon Studios has been forging ahead with its push to develop original movies and TV series, and its now introduced a new tool that it’s hoping will help foster further development. Dubbed Amazon Storyteller, the tool lets writers quickly turn their script into a storyboard without the need for any actual artistic skills. As Amazon explains it, the tool first scans the writer’s script and then “identifies the scenes, locations and characters from scene descriptions, and ‘casts’ them from a library of thousands of characters, props and backgrounds.” Writers and filmmakers can then choose to customize the storyboard or upload some of their own images if they like, before sharing it with others to solicit feedback (naturally, it’s only available if you submit your script to Amazon Studios). According to the company, the tool works best with contemporary dramas or romantic comedies given its current art assets, so you may still have your work cut out for you if you’re looking to storyboard your post-apocalyptic fantasy epic.
Source: Amazon Storyteller
Floppy disks + succulents = worlds colliding.
Turn your old floppy disks into succulent planters.
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Around the holidays, you can break up old CDs to make sparkly ornaments (or create a mobile of them for year-round decor).
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Have you also spent the past few years trying to fill your old CD rack with something useful? Take it outside instead and create an herb garden planter.
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Turn old CD cases into a mini greenhouse.
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Dell introduced Project Ophelia to the world at CES back in January, and now it’s revealed shipping timeframes for the Android-powered MHL stick. Ophelia will ship in May to developers, with cable providers and telecoms able to buy it in July. A consumer release will follow shortly thereafter. When it does ship, the tiny device (about the same size as a portable USB stick) will convert any HDMI-ready display into an Android computer. Naturally Google Play is built right in, so you’ll have access to your entire library of Android software. Essentially, Project Ophelia is what you make of it; it can act as a portable gaming console much in the same vein as Ouya. Or you can go the set-top box route and stream content from Netflix, Hulu, and…
Is America ready for Metro: Last Light ? Maybe! after a few tweaks.
Last December, the game publishing giant THQ went bankrupt. The handful of THQ games that were still in development went up for auction, including the nearly complete Metro: Last Light, the anticipated sequel to 2010s Metro: 2033, by the Ukrainian development studio 4A Games. Last Light, a first person shooter that tells the story of the various factions fighting for control of the Moscow Metro system, now home to the survivors of a nuclear apocalypse, was purchased at auction by Koch Media in January and released this week to outstanding reviews.
BuzzFeed has obtained the notes of an anonymous “game doctor” from an unnamed American publisher that bid unsuccessfully on the rights to Last Light. The notes, republished below, detail the publisher’s plans to help 4A polish the game for an American audience.
What you got right.
First: congratulations on making Metro: Last Light. You’ve successfully identified the first and most important factor in breaking through here in the American game market: You made a first person shooter. Look: that's no small thing. Believe it or not, in this market for games, there are still people making role-playing games and adventure games and all manner of dollar-store crap. So take a moment to pat yourselves on the back.
Ok, moment over, and that's the last nice thing I'm going to say. Listen up. If you want this thing to sell at all in America, you will follow the advice I'm about to give you. It takes brass balls to succeed in this first person shooter market, and I've got them. This game is weird, and not in a good way like Bulletstorm, in a European way like BioShock, the success of which still boggles my mind. You need to make some changes for this thing to succeed.
My first note: that title! Fellas, listen: the only thing I would keep about that title is the colon. Pro tip: the colon is like the handgun of English. If you pull it out and point it at something, people have to pay attention. I'm working with the people at Activision to make it Call of Duty → Ghosts, but I'm not sure we're there yet, as a country. Give it time. Anyways! Metro: Last Light. It sounds like a worker bee going home at the end of a twelve-hour shift. I need a nap just saying it out loud. All the great first person shooters have names that really slap you around and won't leave you alone. Even in “Crysis”, which lacks a colon, that “y” tells me there's something just a little different about this crisis, something awesome. Suggestions, feel free to ignore: Nuke City: Russia. Blast Radius: Critical Distance. Ranger Force: God and Country. Warpocalypse. If none of these appeal, try mixing and matching.
Dogs: they’re man’s best friend. Ferrets: they are not. So you can imagine the surprise when an Argentinian retiree took his two newly purchased toy poodles for their first checkup and the vet was all, “These are f***in’ ferrets, bro.” I guess that’s what happens when you buy two dogs that normally cost $ 1,000-apiece for $ 150/pair. Dude probably should have dropped the $ 150 on new eyeglasses instead.
Because since more traditional toy poodles (of the canine variety) can go for upwards of $ 1,000, one merchant at Argentina’s largest bazaar got the brilliant, nightmare-inducing idea to pump a few of what Argentinians refer to as “Brazilian rats” (otherwise known as ferrets) full of ‘roids and hair product, pass them off as warped, perhaps inbred poodles, and turn a handsome profit in the process. His creations were apparently at least somewhat convincing, since the man didn’t even know anything was awry until his first trip to the vet.
Apparently it’s not the first time it’s happened either. Which makes me wonder: are dogs so rare in Argentina that people don’t know what they look like? I feel like they should know what they look like. What about exotic cats? Because if my roommate’s cats gets any fatter we could probably paint it and sell it as a baby tiger. Tell you what — I’ll get to work on that, you start making chicken-parrots.
Hit the jump for a closeup of an Argentinian toy poodle.
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The Photon 3D scanner is a self-contained laser scanner that creates point clouds of real objects, allowing you, in turn, to create printable files of things you build or need to copy. It is $ 399 on Indiegogo and looks amazing. In short, you have no idea how badly I want to order one of these right now.
Built by Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox, a pair of Torontonians, the device uses a small laser and a turntable to scan all the surfaces of an object. The scans are converted to STL or OBJ files – filetypes usable by most 3D printers – and can be printed.
Similar projects are popping up these days, including a Makerbot-backed scanner – but none look as polished as this model. Some features:
I’m fascinated with the concept of in-the-field 3D scanning and it seems that we’re getting there faster than ever. We’re living in a world of miracles and wonder the fact that you can spend four Benjamins (or centiloonies or whatever they have in Canada) and get a 3D scanner is amazing to me.
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My recently-purchased automobile has Bluetooth built-in to let me use my phone hands-free from the steering wheel, as do most vehicles coming off the line brand-new these days. The one problem is that there ’ s no means to trigger Siri utilizing the automobile ’ s default controls, which is an additional unfortunately typical thing for modern-day vehicles and aftermarket Bluetooth stereo kits. But Plano, Texas-based Beanco Modern technology provides an actually simple solution to repair that called the Mobile House, in the most minimalist means possible.
A great deal of devices come through my office, and usually talking, if they have awfully punny names like “ Mobile Residence ” and come from a website that appears like this one, I ’ m inclined to pass on writing them up. But the Mobile Home amazed by how easily it included a much-need function doing not have from my in-car Bluetooth system, without needing me to do anything more than couple a Bluetooth gadget to my iPhone (so long as you ’ ve already likewise coupled your phone with your in-car system).
What it is
A little rectangular black box with what looks like a design copyright-infringing Home button, which acts just the exact same as the one developed into your iPhone device.
Who it ’ s for
Anybody with a car stereo or hands-free system, factory or aftermarket, that enables you to do everything except call up Siri from existing steering wheel-mounted controls.
Exactly what it does
Utilizing either the metal clip mount, or the included Velcro attachment kit, you attach it either to your sun visor or dash, effectively including a nice big Home button to the in-car controls in a place that ’ s simple to reach without taking your eyes off the road. Similar to with the iPhone itself, you long press the Mobile House to bring up Siri, double-click to activate lock display audio controls, and single-click to wake the show. The iPhone sees it as a Bluetooth keyboard, meanings you can ’ t use the on-screen one when it ’ s linked, but that ’ s not something you ’ re ever before supposed to do while driving anyway.
My major problem with the Mobile Home is that it ’ s pricey, at an MSRP of $ 79 (though the “ special launch price ” of $ 59 seems to be pretty permanent). But if this is the one piece that ’ s missing from your ideal in-car hands-free setup, then it does the task better than most, and even includes things like an auto-off feature that suggests the battery lasts in between 6 months and a year under typical use conditions. In some cases looks can be deceiving, and behind Beanco ’ s rather inexperienced discussion, there ’ s a helpful little gadget that does its task merely and well.
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The sun’s environment, or corona, is far hotter than its surface. A new camera reveals formerly unseen magnetic task that could possibly clarify why the corona i.
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Question by J: What’s the best way to turn a robot on without radio/having a person flip it on?
I’m building a robot which will slide out of a box on a ramp that is two feet above the ground and then drive around for a project.
I’m not allowed to have the robot powered on before hand and can’t physically go up to the robot and turn it on.
What’s a easy and good way to have the robot turned on?
I thought of the pull-a-pin method (gravity helps pull the pin out and turns the robot on) but I’m not sure if that will work.
Answer by Stephen
At first I was going to answer sarcastically, but I realized that you were serious and also that this has potential to be really cool. Have you ever seen “The Clapper” light switch? If you modified that and clapped to turn on your robot, that would be awesome.
In all seriousness, good luck and hope it turns out well!
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Sleep If U Can is a $ 2 iPhone app that requires you to get out of bed and go take the exact same picture as you previously set as your wake up shot in order to turn the alarm off. Something like the bathroom sink or toilet. Me? I make mine a picture of my bed cover and completely defeated the purpose of the app. My roommate’s? I just set his to a picture of his piggy bank THEN SMASHED IT TO PIECES. Good luck with that, jerk.
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