The hot new thing, it seems, is mixing 3D printing with insects. First, MIT got a bunch of silkworms in on the action; now, to promote its new Dewar's Highland Honey Scotch whisky, Bacardi is getting in on the buzz -- with bees.
While rather basic, Pixen for Mac includes quite a few distinguishing capabilities for creating pixel art. While this program certainly isn't Paint or Photoshop, it still offers all the expected tools needed for creating pixelated images and animations.
Once installed, Pixen for Mac offers a rather basic interface with all of the tools available in one place. The application allows for using several different backgrounds, including existing image files like photos or wallpapers. It also supports layers allowing for each layer to be edited or removed individually. The standard set of tools will be familiar to most users and … Read more
In a rare bipartisan effort, the U.S. Senate approved the immigration bill with a 68-32 vote on Thursday. This means the lobbying efforts put forth by Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and other major tech companies most likely made a difference.
The 1,200-page measure, dubbed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, which ultimately won the Senate's approval, calls for boosting security on the U.S.-Mexico border, helping immigrants that are currently in the U.S. illegally, and increasing H-1B visas to foreign workers.
It's the bit about H-1B visas that the tech companies were … Read more
Roger Corman, one of the all-time great makers of B-movies, is bringing his collection to YouTube.
Corman, maker of 400 films that span horror; sci-fi; action and adventure; comedy; and other genres, is launching "Corman's Drive-In," a new subscription channel where fans can watch films like "The Crybaby Killer" and "Little Shop of Horrors," two of Jack Nicholson's first movies. The channel launches on June 13.
Subscriptions to "Corman's Drive-In" will cost $4 a month, and come with unlimited access to 30 films at a time. Other films from … Read more
Belarc Advisor analyzes software, hardware, and OS components, as well as security configurations, and can tell you exactly where the problems are, if any, on your computer. The program was easy to install and does not come bundled with any additional software.
Upon installation, Belarc Advisor immediately checks for updates and asks your permission to download them. It then informs you that it needs administrator access to your computer in order to provide a comprehensive profile of the system. Scanning your computer takes only a minute or two. The program uses your browser to present information and does not allow … Read more
I remember the very first Bang & Olufsen product I ever saw, a Beogram 4000 turntable. It was lightyears ahead of the competition's look and feel in the early 1970s. The design hasn't dated one bit -- no wonder it's on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
It's been ages since I checked out a B&O, so I decided to start small with their brand new BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphone ($249). It's a handsome enough design, but nowhere as striking as B&O's ultrasleek speaker … Read more
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In you-knew-that-would-happen news, an adult app store called MiKandi is building apps for Google Glass. A robot refills your beer glass when you're ready for another round. And "Arrested Development" is proving popular, especially with pirates. All that and more on this week's Crave extravanganza. … Read more
By preventing the Mac system from sleeping while a program is running, Wimoweh for Mac keeps users from losing data or task progress, all in a small and easy-to-use package. The freeware program installs as a small icon on the top of the main Mac menu bar and performs its main function well.
When programs are operating that take a long time to complete, such as DVD ripping, having the computer sleep part way through can halt the process and frustrate the user. Wimoweh for Mac tries to improve this by allowing you more control over how your Mac sleeps. … Read more
Vienna for Mac keeps all of your favorite news feeds in one place by providing a feature-rich, open-source RSS and Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system.
Vienna for Mac installs quickly and features a well-organized and easy-to-navigate interface. On the left menu there are three folders available for classifying articles as well as a list of available subscriptions. By default there are links to Vienna Support, Apple Hot News, Mac OS X Hints, BBC News, and similar, with the number of available news items. By clicking on one of these, a list of available articles appears in … Read more
Just as easy to use as it is to set up, InstantShot! for Mac gives any user the ability to capture a full screen shot, portion of the screen, or a timed screen shot in just a few quick steps.
With just a drag and drop in the Applications folder we had no trouble installing InstantShot! for Mac on our test machine. The menu, which was easy to use, was not in a traditional window, but appeared as a small icon in the top row of the screen. Clicking it drops down a menu with no graphics, but its selections … Read more