How fake but really cool computers in movies are made

Images courtesy of Cantina Creative In the Iron Man movies and comics, we’ll often see super-genius Tony Stark furiously producing lines of code to ensure his latest costume upgrade can fly on autopilot, harnessing a new source. deadly power or pair with bluetooth speakers. . What we never see, however, …

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Twitch chat now comes with “Cheering” microtransactions

Yesterday, The Twitch.tv blog revealed a new feature to their popular streaming website called “Cheering”. Through “Cheering”, viewers will be able to donate animated “Bits” emoticons to their favorite partner streamers. Essentially, “Bits” are special Twitch currencies purchased through Amazon Payments (i.e. real money is used to buy Bits) from …

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Prevent websites from automatically reloading pages

Webmasters have a number of techniques at their disposal for creating self-updating or reloading websites. From basic meta-refresh to more advanced options that rely on JavaScript. While this can sometimes be useful if a site automatically reloads content, it can also be a nuisance, especially if it doesn’t have a …

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Sex and the new normal

A review of Emily Witt’s future sex: a new kind of free love The most memorable moment in Owen Smith’s unsuccessful campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn from the Labor leadership in September 2016 came when he sought to distinguish himself from his vice president, Angela Eagle, declaring: “I am normal …

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March Twitch Recap – Corona, Collabs, and CoD

In March 2020, Twitch streamers reacted to the global pandemic, the dominance of CoD: Warzone, and the usual inconsistency of the platform. March has been a strange month for Tic and the rest of the streaming world. The coronavirus has plagued society, but in a way, it’s been good enough …

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How Much Mobile Data Does Media Streaming Use?

Source: Ara Wagoner / Android Central The things most of us love to do with our phones are also the most data-intensive things: streaming music and videos. Your phone is your entertainment hub, only with a data limit. Modern phones and streaming services were designed for each other. Your phone …

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