Microsoft: This free Windows 10 app lets developers express themselves in pixels (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Microsoft: This free Windows 10 app lets developers express themselves in pixels. “Microsoft Research has released a new app called ‘Expressive Pixels’ that gives makers a new tool to create animations for LED displays or to insert as animated GIFs into emails. The free Microsoft app is available now from the Microsoft Store and offers technically adept Windows 10 users a new way to create animations like Emojis to display on LED screens. “

Smithsonian Magazine: Take a Trip Around Pluto and Charon With These New Animations

Smithsonian Magazine: Take a Trip Around Pluto and Charon With These New Animations. “Two years ago this month, New Horizons zipped by the dwarf planet Pluto, giving humanity its first close-up look at the icy world. Though the fly-by may be long over, scientists are still working through the trove of data beamed back during the venture. And to mark the anniversary, NASA released a new series of maps and videos to explore these distant bodies.”

New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame

New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame. “Creating a stop-motion clip can be a great way to jazz up a presentation, dabble in moviemaking basics or keep the children busy with a time-consuming project. All you need is something to animate — paper cutouts, Lego figures or other toys, for example — along with a camera, the right app and patience. Here’s how to get rolling.”