DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

GLENDALE — DreamWorks Animation has just announced their intention to release their proprietary production renderer, MoonRay, as open source software later this year. MoonRay is DreamWorks’ state-of-the-art MCRT renderer, which has been used on feature films such as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Croods: A New Age, The Bad Guysas well … Read more

Let’s Remember Some Cables

Let’s Remember Some Cables

Image: Gizmodo/Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Gizmodo is 20 years old! To celebrate the anniversary, we’re looking back in some of the most significant ways our lives have been thrown for a loop by our digital tools. Glance at your laptop and you might see a single USB-C cable. The industry is consolidating to a universal interface used … Read more

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

Photo: pisaphotography (Shutterstock) Apple silicon—including the M1 and new M2 chips—has a reputation for staying cool even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously thief. They’re still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably experienced this computational … Read more

How Apple’s Files app is getting better in iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

How Apple’s Files app is getting better in iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Updates to the Files app in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 bring it closer to the macOS Finder. Here’s what’s new. The Files app brings basic … Read more

How to use Apple’s Contacts app hidden power to improve your iPhone

How to use Apple’s Contacts app hidden power to improve your iPhone

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple’s Contacts app doesn’t sound like the most vital part of iOS, but behind the scenes it powers a huge amount of what makes iPhones useful. … Read more

Lightning versus USB-C: Pros and cons for the iPhone

Lightning versus USB-C: Pros and cons for the iPhone

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. The rumor mill is hard at work trying to convince people that a USB-C iPhone is coming. A recent decision from the European Union may force … Read more

Compared: M2 vs M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra

Compared: M2 vs M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple’s new M2 is the start of a new Apple Silicon generation. Here’s how the M2 fares when compared against the already-released M1 family of chips. … Read more

Hands on: Everything new with CarPlay in iOS 16

Hands on: Everything new with CarPlay in iOS 16

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple heavily featured CarPlay during this year’s WWDC keynote. There are several changes planned – some imminent and some for down the line. Here’s what’s new … Read more

How to fix System Data filling your iPhone’s storage

How to fix System Data filling your iPhone’s storage

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Your iPhone’s low storage may be because it’s taken over by System Data, a category that can potentially consume all available capacity. Here’s how to regain … Read more

HP’s Reveals Revamped Specter and Envy Laptops

HP’s Reveals Revamped Specter and Envy Laptops

HP Specter x360 16Image: HP Countless laptops have been announced in the past few weeks, including an entire fleet of Acer notebooks, HP gaming systemsa premium Lenovo Chromebookand an Asus with a hidden message written in invisible ink. Frankly, I’m exhausted. However, I won’t let my cramping fingers deter me from being excited about the … Read more