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Who would you trust to determine history's most creative art? A room full of seasoned critics? Rutgers University researchers think a machine can do the job. They've developed a computer vision algorithm that ranks the creativity of art based on how similar it is to earlier works in terms of every...

June 11th 2015 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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If you're into tablet-style sketching, you're likely familiar with apps like FiftyThree's Paper or Adobe's Sketch and Line. Now, stylus maker Adonit has a sketching app that's designed to not only get the most out of its drawing accessories, but to boost your productivity as well. The software is...

February 24th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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When Google said it was busy creating a kid-friendly internet, it wasn't joking around. The company just bought Launchpad Toys, best known for its animated storytelling app Toontastic. While it's too soon to know what Google's exact plans are, Launchpad says its going to make "even more amazing cr...

February 5th 2015 at 4:48am 0 Comments
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Rebelling against the idea that perfectly straight lines are admirable in art, Tremor is an app for either artists or casual drawing enthusiasts that forces you to use jittery lines as your only tool. All the lines - there's five different possibilities - have a very slight squiggle to them and th...

September 18th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Take Creative Vocal Recorder is a free iPhone voice recorder, designed by the fantastic Propellerhead, creators of great music-making apps like Reason and Figure. Thousands of musicians around the world use the iPhone's Voice Memos app to instantly and easily capture moments of creative inspiration...

July 12th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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WildStar's first real brouhaha centered around character names. More specifically, there was some concern about losing a favorite name due to Carbine's reservation system snafu. I watched all this from the sidelines with a bewildered expression on my face because I tend to roll with unique names. E...

May 21st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The player creativity shown in EverQuest Next Landmark is absolutely amazing, and Massively's MJ doesn't want you to miss out on any of it! So with no impending voxel wipes to spoil her plans, she's going to take you on a tour through some of the various houses, statues, and other assorted construc...

February 12th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Happy 2014, everybody! For the first time in a long while, Guild Wars 2 has gone without updates for a few weeks while the ArenaNet team took a well-deserved break. The next content release will drop on January 21st and will reportedly herald the beginning of the end of the Scarlet Briar story arc....

January 7th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Human beings like to make stuff. It's in our nature, presumably because the humans who liked making things were able to create important inventions like clothing and weapons and homes and portable DVD players. That stuff gives you an edge over the guy hunting with a rock and a decent pitching arm...

April 12th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the points I've harped on in the past is the idea that game mechanics don't encompass your entire character. They can't, almost by definition. Mechanics are in place to ensure that everyone plays by the rules and works according to a standardized system, while individual characters are mea...

March 8th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Last week, I explored transportation as one avenue of making The Secret World even more of a living, breathing world. Today, my focus is on that one aspect that really can make an MMO a home: actual homes! It's no secret that I love housing; I've written about it on multiple occasions and livest...

February 11th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments