Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics used in movies and video games.
Edwin Catmull was hired by legendary filmmaker George Lucas to head the computer-technology division that became Pixar when Apple founder Steve Jobs bought it. Patrick Hanrahan was one of Catmull’s early hires at Pixar, now part of Disney.
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Under Pressure, Apple Allows Self-repairs to Iphones, Macs
Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software.
African Internet Riches Threatened by Lawsuit and Corruption
Outsiders have long profited from Africa’s riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different.
LAUNCH OF NEW NASA SPACE TELESCOPE DELAYED AFTER INCIDENT
The European Space Agency says the launch of a new NASA telescope to replace the famed Hubble observatory is being postponed to allow experts to check the device for possible damage following an incident at its spaceport in French Guiana.
IS TRAVEL SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?
Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?
NASA LAUNCHES SPACECRAFT TO TEST ASTEROID DEFENSE CONCEPT
NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth.
ITALIAN COMPETITION WATCHDOG FINES APPLE, AMAZON $225M
Italy’s antitrust watchdog has fined Apple and Amazon a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for cooperating to restrict competition in the sale of Apple and Beats branded products in violation of European Union rules.
US FUND KKR INTERESTED IN ITALIAN TELECOMS GIANT TIM
The Italian telecommunications company TIM is assessing a non-binding “indication of interest” by the U.S. investment fund KKR to acquire the entire capital share, a potential 11 billion-euro deal.
JAPAN, VIETNAM LOOK TO CYBER DEFENSE AGAINST CHINA
Japan and Vietnam signed a cybersecurity agreement as the two Asian nations rapidly step up their military ties amid concerns over China’s growing assertiveness.
NASA SEEKS IDEAS FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE MOON
If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the U.S. government wants to hear about it.
NEW MEXICO EES TV TECH AS ONE FIX TO K-12 INTERNET DIVIDE
Internet problems continue to slow down many students in the U.S. state of New Mexico, but a pilot project using TV signals to transmit computer files may help.
Catching Up With…Eyal Podell (ex-Adrian Korbel, Y&R, 2006-08)
Even though Eyal Podell has been working regularly in prime-time TV since leaving the role of Y&R’s charming college professor, Adrian Korbel, in 2008, the actor has also carved out a professional niche behind the camera as a screenplay writer and, just recently, an author.
Up Where the People Are
A coming-of-age tale that takes the phrase “fish out of water” literally.
PIXAR'S ‘SOUL' JOINS MID-LIFE CRISIS, JAZZ FANTASIA
Pete Docter’s “Soul” features stairway-to-heaven visions of the afterlife, a pre-birth “before” realm where souls are glowing turquoise orbs and an in-between spiritual realm trafficked by some kind of psychedelic pirate. And yet, kind of magically, it’s about “just regular old living.”
Disney+: Already, Nearly A Must-Have
Aside from its classic in-house films, Disney probably owns a few other entertainment properties you care about, among them Pixar and Marvel. Disney+, the company’s new video streaming service, delivers the vast majority of the content it owns in attractive interfaces with competitive features such as 4K streaming, offline downloads, and personalized recommendations.
Betty – Una pastorcita de armas tomar
La historia de Betty, la pastora de porcelana, había quedado inconclusa.
Amigos hasta el fin – El legado de una caja de juguetes
Armados con las herramientas tecnológicas más modernas y con el respaldo de un archivo de 25 años que pudimos explorar, Pixar mira hacia el futuro de la mano de sus personajes más emblemáticos: los juguetes de Toy Story.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review
Come for the graphics, stay for the graphics, and if the graphics alone aren’t enough for you, then Kena: Bridge of Spirits isn’t for you. This is a decent first game from Ember Lab, a studio only previously known for its work in animation. However, it is clear to see why this game is only priced at £32.99 and wasn’t heavily marketed at all by Sony in the build up to release.
Story is families' top film
TOY Story has been voted the best-loved family movie of all time.
Toy Story is named best family film
TOY Story has come top of a survey of Britain's most loved family films - with 41 per cent of the vote.
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