A screenshot from the Unreal Engine 5 demo.

Epic Games has shown what the future of gaming looks like.

Its recent reveal of the next big update to Unreal Engine showcases several new technologies that combine to produce graphics that are similar in quality to movie CG and real life.

With Unreal Engine being one of the key technologies used to make many of the games we know and love, from tiny indies to giant AAA producers, it will surely have a big impact on the industry.

We’ll first do a breakdown of the new features in Unreal Engine 5.

Then we’ll explore how these features will impact…


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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the grass is swaying in the wind. I want to cut my nose off.

Why I Want to Cut My Nose Off

If you’re like me, and there’s about a 20% chance you are, then late May and June is probably your least favourite time of year. Rather than being able to enjoy the sunny weather and greenery with everyone else, you’re stuck inside. The culprit: hayfever.

For those who’ve never experienced this, here’s a rundown of what you’re missing out on.

Imagine a beautiful day. Sun, friends, ice cream in the park. …


Alone in a new world. Where all adventures begin.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” — Dr Seuss

You’re an adult now, with responsibilities.

You have a job and a family to look after.

You’re graduating into a strange new world where everything seems upside down.

You’re browsing YouTube late at night, and stumble onto something from the Minecraft soundtrack.

Memories come flooding back.

You’re 14 again, playing with friends, building and mining and crafting.

You remember when getting your homework in on time was the worst thing you worried about.

You remember people you used to play with:

“Mom…


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Planning feels good. It feels like you’re being productive. But you aren’t.

“A plan alone is simply unrealised potential.”

When considering all the things to do with your life, it can often be overwhelming deciding where to begin. Study, work, exercise, socialising and more are all competing for your attention and effort. In order to find the right balance, it’s important to go into these activities with knowledge on how much time you want to devote to them. Planning is essential for mapping out the broad structure of your life.

But where many often fall down, myself included, is mistaking…


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Monday: your idea will never work. Tuesday: this is going to change the world! Welcome aboard the startup rollercoaster.

“From joy to pain in a span of days, sometimes within the same day.”

Starting a startup is difficult. Really difficult, as I’m finding out. It’s no surprise that 90% of businesses fail in their first year of operations. But despite this, there is great joy to be found in the massive highs and sinking lows along the journey of developing your idea into an organisation that can shape the world.

I’ve recently started my own startup journey. My fledgeling company…


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The sun is dimming, night is closing in. People are home, cooking dinner and being with their family. The perfect time for a walk.

In the last two weeks, since the UK put in place an effective lockdown on people leaving their homes more than once day, I’ve been using walks as a way to stay sane in a world gone mad.

Making good use of my limited freedom, I’ve been taking my one allowed trip outside to walk through the park near me and the surrounding houses. …


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There are a million other easier things to do at home than work. Netflix. Porn. Video games. Here’s how I’m staying productive in the age of pandemic.

“At home there are way more potential distractions than in the office.”

An increasing number of us are confined to our homes at this current time. We’re unable to venture out for anything other than exercise or food shopping. Our offices are closed and we have to work from home.

There are benefits for sure, a 5 minute commute time, freshly prepared lunches, hot drinks brought in by your partner, but there are…


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I fell off the wagon and didn’t write for 3 months. Now I’m trying to get back on it.

“I wrote two articles in one week in December and burnt out.”

When people start reading what your work it’s amazing. People are listening to you, for some reason. Apparently you have something useful to say! I began dipping my toes in writing on Medium around July 2019, a reasonably late start as far as the website is concerned. …


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373 claps. The gates of hell are open and all the devils are here.

As a person of peculiar vices, I have a confession to make: I am compelled to rounding the claps on Medium articles up to the nearest 10.

I can’t help myself. Where some might leave a nice 5 or 10, I am that weirdo that claps 7 times for your piece after reading. My secret goal is to turn your stats into a symphony of order, a feast of rounded figures.

Are there any others like me? Surely there must be, rounding out claps like an…


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AI for 3D applications will be the next big thing. We think so and so, apparently, do Facebook who have just released a new add on for their open source deep learning framework PyTorch: the astonishingly named PyTorch3D. It’s surprisingly easy to get started with it, let me show you how.

There are a whole bunch of ways to get involved, have a play, and experiment.

If, like most people, you have yet to pick up a $4000 graphics card you may feel somewhat left out of this frontier. But fortunately, there are a whole bunch of ways to get…

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