Animals That Love Touchscreens

“Orangutans at the Miami Zoo are already using tablets to give their keepers dinner suggestions,” explains a new report by Atlas Obscura. We’ve long observed or heard about cats’ reactions to iPad games or penguins playing with tablets. But touchscreen use has grown beyond this and found value within scientific studies, rehabilitation efforts and plain old fun. Species ranging from tortoises to silverback gorillas and …

Google Domains is Google’s New Domain

Google’s new domain registration service is now open to the public after several months of beta testing. The new Google Domains platform goes into direct competition with services like GoDaddy, but offers unique Google perks like private registration, email forwarding to Gmail, support for up to 100 sub-domains and domain forwarding. Google has also partnered with Squarespace, Weebly and Wix to help customers seamlessly and …

Real-Time Photorealism

In the world of architectural visualization and animation, achieving real-time rendering while maintaining photorealism has long been a grail-worthy task. In a new animation created with the program Unreal Engine 4, Lasse Rode of Studio XOIO was finally able to tackle the near-impossible endeavor. Follow his tutorial, watch his “Berlin Flat” animation, and have fun trying to convince yourself that its not actually a real-life …