Crowdfunded project uses 3D motion capture to catalog ancient Kung Fu styles

image The influence of Hong Kong action cinema stars like Bruce Lee lives on in today’s cinema, but the ancient styles they based their techniques on are slowly dying out. There’s now a crowdfuding project aimed at preserving the heritage of different Kung…

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Crowdfunded project uses 3D motion capture to catalog ancient Kung Fu styles

image The influence of Hong Kong action cinema stars like Bruce Lee lives on in today’s cinema, but the ancient styles they based their techniques on are slowly dying out. There’s now a crowdfuding project aimed at preserving the heritage of different Kung…

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US House of Representatives faces Wikipedia ban thanks to trollish edits

image We already know that the United States Congress (or the countless people it employs) can’t seem to stop editing Wikipedia articles, but do they need to be such jerks about it? Case in point: Wiki tinkerers using an IP address connected to the US…

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Xbox One gamers could soon try before they buy with a ‘Free Play Day’

image At $ 60 per year, an Xbox Live Gold subscription isn’t cheap, but Microsoft’s working to make the all-access package a bit more attractive to gamers. The ‘Games with Gold’ offering that we first saw with Xbox 360 made its way to One as well, and now…

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This year’s ‘Call of Duty’ is coming to everything but the Wii U

image If you were looking forward to playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the Wii U this fall, well, we have some bad news. It turns out that publisher Activision has made the decision that Nintendo’s latest console won’t see the futuristic shooter at…

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NFL Now is finally available on Apple TV

image We knew that the National Football League’s brand new online network would eventually come to the Apple TV. And now it’s here. After not being a part of the NFL Now device lineup on launch day, Apple’s streaming box is finally adding the video…

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AT&T’s gigabit internet beats Google Fiber to Silicon Valley

image Well, this has to be awkward: the first company to bring gigabit internet to Silicon Valley isn’t Google, it’s AT&T. The telco’s ultra-high speed U-verse service will land in Cupertino in a few months, meaning that Apple employees (or any other…

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See-through solar panels provide power and a killer view

image While we’ve seen some pretty big advancements (and even bigger installations) in solar-energy collection lately, unless you’re looking for privacy, one of the biggest light-catchers — windows — have to go largely under-utilized. Researchers at…

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Twitter is officially putting tweets from strangers in your timeline

image You know how Twitter started inserting others’ favorites and follows into your timeline? As it turns out, it’s not an experiment — it’s official policy. We now know that the social network recently updated its timeline explanation to confirm that…

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Google’s panoramic Photo Sphere Camera app reaches the iPhone

image Google’s all-encompassing Photo Spheres are no longer limited to Android users and those comfy with photo stitching software — the internet giant has just released a Photo Sphere Camera app for the iPhone-toting crowd. As before, it lets you create…

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