If there’s a theme this year, it’s realistic motion. When fluids, gases, jellies, fabrics and solids can automatically behave according to known rules of physics, it makes life much easier for video game and movie makers. (Note: these are crude demos, meant to show potential more than anything else. In the hands of say, Pixar or ILM, these tricks will inevitably look a lot more impressive.)
- Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police officers.
- The Afghan Taliban has picked an extremist scholar as its successor to leader Mullah Mansour, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.
- Twitter will no longer count links, @names, and GIFs toward its 140-character limit. You can also retweet yourself now.