“Murder House Flip” is a house-renovation show set in homes where people were illegally killed

See the original posting on Boing Boing

The renovation show genre has reached its zenith in this forthcoming masterwork of bald bad taste: Murder House.

“We are excited to partner with Quibi to deliver a spin on a home makeover show in unique short form content,” Berman said. “‘Murder House Flip’ combines home renovations with the intriguing elements of a true crime series. Bringing healing and solace to families living in the aftermath of tragic events by transforming dark places into healthy spaces.” Each episode will be short and make perfectly consumable mobile content.

Dearly hope they hit up 112 Ocean Avenue. Above, a Colbert segment about the show; below, a post promoting it on Instagram.

View this post on Instagram

This is the first house to be shown on a new makeover show to be streamed on Quibi by the producers of CSI. It’s called Murder House Flip! Interesting angle when you thought these makeover shows had run their course. Each week they take a run down house where someone has been murdered and not only refurb it nick knowles style they get the spiritual healers in to cleanse the house. What next? #bonkers #whatnext #murderhouseflip #willyouwatchit #makeover #property #propertyadvice #propertyphotos #interestingproperty #unusualproperty #realestate #realestatephotos #propertyphotography #propertymarket #architecture #home #investment #aficionado #business #expert #authority #specialist #commentator #passionate #passion #knowledgeable #propertyconsultants #advice #helpingpeople

A post shared by Aficionado Property (@aficionadoproperty) on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:46am PDT

Read the rest

Sonant makes generative music you can leave on

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Unlike most generative music apps, Sonant isn’t obviously just a machine slapping notes on some formulaic pattern for however long you can stand to listen to it. It’s nice! But it’s also samey, fixed to a sonorous xylophone sample and background strings. Sliders control various elements of the music; I like them all maxed out, suggesting the rising crescendo of a song just before its ending, but never escaping that moment.

“Move sliders over time” would be an excellent feature to add. Read the rest

iPad stand for digital artists

See the original posting on Boing Boing

The Sketchboard Pro wouldn’t look like much if you didn’t know what it was: a stand for the iPad Pro designed for digital artists, holding it at a perfect angle and providing more ample arm-resting space around the display. It’s fifty dollars on Indiegogo. [via Digital Arts]

The Sketchboard Pro features strong legs that easily fold out to create a comfortable 20-degree angled drawing surface. This allows you to have a drawing desk experience virtually anywhere in landscape or portrait orientation. … Sketchboard Pro combines what you love about drawing on iPad with the traditional physical experience of making art. You are now able to use your full arm while drawing to achieve a more elegant, flowing look to your lines and bring your drawings to life.

Read the rest

Idle Idol, a frenetic free clicker-management game

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Idle Idol, by Daniel Moreno, casts you as a huge immobile statue in the middle of an island. You will attract followers, but if the island gets overpopulated and things run amok, they’ll destroy you in the chaos. Better give them something to die for, then.

Idle Idol is a clicker (sort-of) and resource management game about a goddess and her followers. Building temples or destroying obstacles will cost you some followers, but the temples will generate more over time. Manage your limited space around the statue to place temples.

Controls

Left Click: Select/Build/Destroy
Right Click: Cancel build (if in Build mode)

By the end, you’ll be furiously bouncing from that last icon on the right to empty spots on the lawn and back again: it’s not a game for RSI sufferers! Read the rest

Get the most out of Photoshop with this $12 master class

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Photoshop is one of the most widely used photo editing tools out there, to the point that it’s the default program designers think of whenever they need work done. Small wonder, too: The flagship software in Adobe’s creative suite is very powerful — if you know how to use it.

There is a lot to learn about Photoshop, but there’s a quick way to get a deep dive into it: The Photoshop Master: From Beginner to Photoshop Pro course.

The course is tailor-made for those who’ve never touched a photo editing program before, but it does more than just get you competent. The introduction gets users’ hands dirty with every tool in the interface. Then, once you’re confident in the layout of your layers and functions, you’ll retouch a sample portrait and learn how they work in practice.

The course gets rounded out with a series of expert tips on shortcuts and other professional workarounds, and it crams all this into a 4-hour package. Just the thing for an aspiring designer or photographer.

Lifetime access to Photoshop Master: From Beginner to Photoshop Pro is now a full 94% off the retail price.

You can’t beat free! Get $70+ worth of premium Mac apps for free today! Read the rest

The iPad Pro can now run Fortnite at 120 frames per second

See the original posting on The Verge

Fortnite

Epic Games has just released an update for the iOS version of Fortnite that unlocks a niche-but-cool feature if you have the hardware to support it: a 120 frames per second mode for the latest (2018) iPad Pro. This mode makes the most of the screen’s high refresh rate to deliver ultra-smooth performance. The update also adds support for controller thumbstick buttons.

I checked the 120 fps mode out for a few rounds, and while I’m not sure how many people play competitive Fortnite on an iPad, the difference is noticeable. The frame rate does occasionally drop down into the 100s or 90s, which I’m sure will happen more often if you’re playing for hours on end, but otherwise the game does indeed deliver the advertised 120 fps.

Continue reading…

Get the most out of Photoshop with this $12 master class

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Photoshop is one of the most widely used photo editing tools out there, to the point that it’s the default program designers think of whenever they need work done. Small wonder, too: The flagship software in Adobe’s creative suite is very powerful — if you know how to use it.

There is a lot to learn about Photoshop, but there’s a quick way to get a deep dive into it: The Photoshop Master: From Beginner to Photoshop Pro course.

The course is tailor-made for those who’ve never touched a photo editing program before, but it does more than just get you competent. The introduction gets users’ hands dirty with every tool in the interface. Then, once you’re confident in the layout of your layers and functions, you’ll retouch a sample portrait and learn how they work in practice.

The course gets rounded out with a series of expert tips on shortcuts and other professional workarounds, and it crams all this into a 4-hour package. Just the thing for an aspiring designer or photographer.

Lifetime access to Photoshop Master: From Beginner to Photoshop Pro is now a full 94% off the retail price.

You can’t beat free! Get $70+ worth of premium Mac apps for free today! Read the rest

Get deep rest under these hypoallergenic bamboo sheets

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Bamboo fiber is a relatively new thing in luxury fabrics, but it’s no surprise it’s this snuggly. After all, pandas eat bamboo, and they constantly look comfortable.

But seriously: To understand the benefits of real bamboo sheets, you have to spend a night on them. This 4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set is a prime example.

The rayon fabric is made from sustainably sourced bamboo, and all the best properties of that material come through. It naturally draws moisture away from the body while you sleep, making it dry and breathable. It also has the fringe benefit of making it easier to clean, since this kind of rayon doesn’t absorb sweat stains the way other fabrics do.

The sheets and pillowcases are hypoallergenic and machine washable. They’re also stronger than cotton, which means they’ll last much longer than most sheet sets you might be used to.

You can get this set now for almost 75% off the list price, available in a variety of sizes and colors:

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // Navy

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // Taupe

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // Light Gray

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // White

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // Aqua

4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set // Gray

You can’t beat free! Get $70+ worth of premium Mac apps for free today! Read the rest

The Touryst is a bite-sized, open-world vacation game

See the original posting on The Verge

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend.

I was really into playing open-world games when the genre was still new. While I didn’t complete everything in those early Assassin’s Creed games, or in the original Crackdown or Infamous, I did spend a lot of time doing pretty much everything the games had to offer. These days, however, I find it pretty difficult to devote enough time to finish the main quest line of an open-world game, never mind the additional stuff. But The Touryst scratches that itch, only in a much shorter time frame.

The Touryst is a platformer /…

Continue reading…

20 chef knives for for serious food prep

See the original posting on Boing Boing

No chef’s arsenal is complete without a good set of knives. In fact, it’s the first big sign that you’re ready to start cooking meals as opposed to just warming them up. Here are 20 knife sets that any chef would be proud to own, from visually stunning old-world metallurgy to sleek modern cutlery.

Mini Chef Knives: Set of 3

Taking your recipes on the road? These Damascus steel blades are sharp, easy to wield even in tight quarters and come with their own sheath for traveling.

MSRP: $99.40

Sale Price: $74.99

Laguiole Steak Knife

The Laguiole is another full portable knife that’s sure to impress any crowd. The hypnotic pattern is a side effect of the hand-forging process that also gives it up to a 58 rating on the hardness scale, with a precision edge to match.

MSRP: $57.40

Sale Price: $43.99

Rose Wood Chef Knives: Set of 4

Jay Knives brings you these heat-treated Damascus knives that feature a flat grind for a clean cut every time. The ironwood handle is a perfect complement for the patterned steel.

MSRP: $99.40

Sale Price: $74.55

Gotham™ Steel Pro Cut Japanese Style Super Sharp Knife: Set of 2

Looking for a more timely feel? The blade and handle on these stainless steel knives are forged from a single piece, with non-slip accents on the grip.

MSRP: $19.99

Sale Price: $15.99

Monroe Knives: Set of 5

Wood sheets and resin combine for the handles on this comprehensive set, and the knives are no slouch either. Read the rest

Enhance your on-the-go photography with these iPhone accessories

See the original posting on Boing Boing

The latest iPhone cameras are undeniably impressive, but they’re still no match for a professional camera when it comes to taking clear, wide-angle shots. These six accessories will transform your iPhone into a pro-level camera in seconds, thanks to powerful and easy-to-attach lenses.

1. Lemuro 18MM iPhone Wide Lens

MSRP: $100 | Sale Price: $80 (20% off)

Take truly majestic photos with this pocket-sized attachment lens that boasts an 18mm focal length along with a 110-degree field of view. In layman’s terms, it helps you shoot better landscapes, portraits, and more.

2. Lemuro 60MM Tele Portrait Lens for iPhone

MSRP: $104 | Sale Price: $84 (20% off)

Ideal for capturing flawless portrait shots, this lens features a 60mm focal length, 2x optical zoom, and cutting-edge optical technology that delivers unparalleled clarity, so your portraits will be worthy of posting to the ‘gram.

3. Lemuro 8MM iPhone Fisheye Lens

MSRP: $99 | Sale Price: $80 (20% off)

You’ll be happy to have this lens the next time you’re standing before a stunning sunset or panorama. With an 8mm focal length and a 238-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, this fisheye attachment allows you to take shots that are 5x wider than what your iPhone can do on its own.

4. Lemuro 25MM iPhone Macro Lens

MSRP: $95 | Sale Price: $76 (20% off)

Transform your iPhone into a pocket-sized digital microscope with this incredibly powerful and portable lens that delivers a 22mm focal length and 10x magnification ratio in any environment.

5. Lemuro iPhone Photo Case

MSRP: $44 | Sale Price: $35 (20% off)

Designed for seamless compatibility with Lemuro lenses, this aluminum case will also protect your iPhone from drops and bumps, and it even supports wireless charging. Read the rest

Microsoft’s New Windows Terminal Preview Offers a Retro CRT Screen Effect

See the original posting on Slashdot

“The release of the Windows Terminal preview v0.8 has arrived!” announces a post on Microsoft’s Command Line blog:

Search functionality has been added to the Terminal! The default key binding to invoke the search dropdown is {“command”: “find”, “keys”: [“ctrl+shift+f”]}. Feel free to customize this key binding in your profiles.json if you prefer different key presses! The dropdown allows you to search up and down through the buffer as well as with letter case matching.

You can search through multiple tabs, reports the Verge — and those tabs can also be resized “so you can fit more tabs into View.” But they also note that Microsoft added some interesting retro-style CRT effects:
If you’re old enough to be a fan of CRT monitors then this one is for you. A new experimental feature will be enabled that includes the classic scan lines that you might have seen before the world switched to flat monitors and LCD technology.

To enable it just add the following code snippet to any of your profiles: “experimental.retroTerminalEffect”: true

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Forget the gym membership. Stay fit in 2020 with this portable home gym

See the original posting on Boing Boing

Few things in life are more universally dreaded than going to the gym, which is unfortunate since a new year usually means making new resolutions to get in shape.

Thankfully, this BodyBoss 2.0: Portable Home Gym has everything you need to burn fat and build muscle in the comfort of your own home.

With just a small collection of resistance bands and gear, you’ll be able to do hundreds to go-to gym exercises in virtually any environment. The BodyBoss 2.0 is designed to simulate thousands of dollars worth of gym equipment, so you can tone and sculpt all in the same space and without having to jump from machine to machine.

And since the entire fitness package weighs less than 11 pounds, it’s easy to take it with you wherever you go.

Hit your New Years’ fitness goals without dragging yourself to the gym with this BodyBoss 2.0: Portable Home Gym for just $155—45% off its usual price.

Prices are subject to change.

You can’t beat free! Get $70+ worth of premium Mac apps for free today! Read the rest

1 2 3 5,262