All posts by lossa

Choosing between tablet, desktop or laptop

Spring has sprung, so you might be itching for a tech refresh. Question is, what should you buy? If it’s a computer you need — er, want — there’s no shortage of form factors to choose from. As you probably know, the three main types are laptops, desktops and tablets — but it can be confusing as there are hybrids, too, such as “2-in-1” laptops that let you remove the… Read Article →

4 laptop security trends you should know about

For most business users, there’s one common device we all use that is still a common attack vector for hackers. We carry them with us everywhere, and we store most of our important files on the local drive, even if it’s just temporary. A laptop has more storage, more connection options, and more legacy apps than any smartphone or tablet. For any business, it’s important to take laptop security seriously,… Read Article →

Here’s Why You Should Take Notes By Hand (Instead Of With A Laptop)

If you walk into any lecture these days, you see a majority of students staring at their screens. You hear a never-ending chorus of pounding keys. Yes, we live in digital age and I bet you can’t imagine not using your laptop for studying. Yes, laptops enable you to do more academic work and do it more efficiently. You can collaborate more easily on presentations and papers, get instant access to… Read Article →

Why the games media has a diversity problem – this website especially

A couple of weeks ago, somebody went through most of the major games websites and calculated what percentage of the bylines on each were from female writers. The results were, as you might predict, unbalanced; on average, 75 per cent of the articles were written by men. But Eurogamer came off astonishingly poorly in this analysis, with less than 1 per cent of its output in February of this year… Read Article →

Excessive Video Gaming to be Named Mental Disorder by WHO

THE WORLD HEALTH Organization is adding an unexpected disorder to its list of mental health conditions in 2018. Next year, people who play an excessive amount of video games could find themselves diagnosed with “gaming disorder.” WHO’s beta draft of its upcoming 11th update of International Classification of Diseasescharacterizes gaming disorder as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet)… Read Article →

Science Says Playing Video Games Can Make You Smarter

Take a second and list all of the stereotypes you can think of relating to video games. You probably came up with some like gamers are lazy and anti-social or gamers are bad at school. We’ve all heard the negative stigma associated with digital game play — true or untrue — but what about the positives? How can video games be good for you? Let’s take a look at some research that not only indicates… Read Article →

10 Steps to become an exceptional Animator

This hub on “10 Steps to become a Great Animator” is a one stop-solution, filled with rich tips that if followed religiously is sure to make you a winner. It is often a question to many when they watch animated movies, whether a Disney Classic or today’s Toystory or Avatar, “how does one get to work for these movies? It looks like a dream job, working all day creating lovely things”…. Read Article →

Animation Techniques We Use to Create Our Animations

There are several techniques for creating animations of characters and other graphics. These methods can be combined or used individually depending on the desired result.Choosing a right animation technique for each situation allows us to work efficiently and achieve better results. In this article, I describe the ones we use to create our animations. 1. Puppet animation in After Effects This technique allows us to animate characters using the Puppet Pin tool… Read Article →