August 2015

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Josh Miller Leaves Facebook For The White House

josh_miller_white_house Once an entrepreneur has sold his or her company and logged the required time with the acquiring outfit, he or she typically sets out to start another company — or become an investor. Josh Miller — whose startup, Branch, allowed groups of people to hold discussions and share links — is taking another tack. Read More


The Art of Big Hero 6 (artbook)

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie’s U.S. release, features concept art […]


Digital Tutors – Physically Based Rendering in Substance Painter

Software: 3Ds Max 2015, Substance Painter 1.4, Marmoset Toolbag 2 Duration: 2h25m – Format: mp4 – Project files: Included In this Substance Painter tutorial, we’ll learn how to texture a 3D model from scratch using a physically based rendering (PBR) workflow. While the workflow in this tutorial is dedicated more to game assets, most of […]


Shadermap 3.0.4 Pro

ShaderMap™ creates and converts rendering textures to different formats. It can also bake maps from 3D models. Easily tweak settings and preview changes in real-time.

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IDG Ventures Closes on $120 Million for Its Third Fund

original IDG Ventures, an early-stage venture firm that was among the first VC outfits to plant its flag in San Francisco instead of Silicon Valley, has raised $120 million for its third and newest fund, according to cofounders Phil Sanderson and Alex Rosen. The two longtime VCs came together with a third partner, Pat Kenealy, in 2008; their previous fund closed with $100 million. IDG Ventures is… Read More

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The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors

unicorn Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech — both in race and gender — has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups have at least one female founder. Most agree that something needs to be done, but much of the attention is misplaced into a caricature. What’s missing? The role of women as angel… Read More

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Buddy Is A Really, Really, Ridiculously Cute Family Robot

Robots need better PR agents. They’re often portrayed as hard-edged, cold automatons that are just waiting to kill you in your sleep. Buddy, a family robot currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo, seems to be a lot nicer. Indeed, the second that Buddy rolled into the office, everybody was quick to rush over to ooh and aww as they snapped selfies with the cute little guy. Buddy… Read More