With maybe six months of cash left to burn, the team grasped for one last possible lifeline in an attempt to pivot and re-invent themselves. And what they created was nothing short of a revolutionary piece of software that went on to power the special effects in a wide range of blockbusters; a program we know today as Adobe After Effects. After launching out of beta in 1993, After Effects is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. … [Read more...] about How broke college grads made animation software used in Jurassic Park and Iron Man
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We ran a variety of loads over a couple of months and were happy with the results overall. The sensing mechanism in the dryer did a great job at not overheating clothes, which means items didn’t shrink and our fabrics were still in good shape. We should note that some heavier items such as bulky jackets and sweatpants still had some damp spots after a normal load. We ran that particular load on Normal, medium temperature, normal dry level, and static release. That said, we were definitely impressed with the rapid dry setting. This option is meant for just a few items or one or two bulky items. We put damp jeans, a top, and the not completely dry jacket in the bin with the Rapid Dry setting and all were completely dry after 15 minutes. … [Read more...] about Maytag MEDB755DW electric dryer with steam review
It’s unclear when official repair centers will resume operations. Luckily for you, the majority of tech companies such as Samsung and Apple have extended warranties across the board and, hopefully, the people who are stuck with broken devices will be able to find a solution soon. This situation also serves as a stark reminder to why right-to-repair legislation could be essential, both for customers and the environment, since it would allow people to fix their own gadgets. However, with giants like Apple lobbying against it, it remains to be seen whether such a law will ever go into effect broadly. … [Read more...] about What happens if your Apple products break during the coronavirus pandemic?
Since the PowerWash cycle is all about removing stains, we put it to the test by washing a stained chair cover and a shirt with tons of paint and oil markings. We added oxi, deep clean, extra soil level, and washed it in warm water. Many of the stains were removed; however, there were still some baked-in stains we couldn’t get out. To be fair, these were stains that have been on these items for years, and fresher stains faired much better. On this machine, the PowerWash cycle is your best bet for washing stained clothing. Just be prepared to wait awhile for the load to finish. In our tests it took an hour and 45 minutes to complete. … [Read more...] about Maytag MVWB765FW Top Load Washer review
With help from its M performance division, BMW offers a generous interpretation of a “bit” more power. Borrowing the new B58 generation 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder from the 340i, the M240i produces 335hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you’re keeping score, that puts the M240i just 30 horses under the M2 and dead even on torque. For all this extra power, the M240i gives up just 3 mpg to the four-cylinder 2 Series, netting 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. … [Read more...] about 2017 BMW M240i review