Jess Patton

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Video stream with Node.js and HTML5

I was asked how to do video stream using Node.js, something I had yet to try so, “why not” I thought, let me share my findings.<p>The “challenge” was to …

Here's What We Actually Know About The Dangers Of Pot

As told by real scientists who evaluated real scientific research and oh my god is anyone else hungry?

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Watch What Really Happens When Toddlers See You Angry

They may seem adorably clueless at times, but it turns out that toddlers are surprisingly savvy about the grown-ups in their lives--and a new video proves it.<p>Posted recently to YouTube by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, the video shows an experiment in …

Acorns for Android Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

Back in August, we brought you news on Acorns, a new iPhone app that wants to help you get rich through micro-investing your spare change. And today, it’s available for Android too.<p>Unfortunately, the app remains a US-only affair. But as with the iPhone incarnation, Acorns for Android connects up …

The Power of Less: Remove Inessential Things From Your Site

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>When I built my first website a little over three years ago, I had no idea …

The Best Android Apps From September 2014

From vertical video-killers to location-based tweeting, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in September. Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>Horizon<p>Horizon lets you shoot horizontal videos …

The lab-grown penis: approaching a medical milestone

Gathered around an enclosure at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina in 2008, Anthony Atala and his colleagues watched anxiously to see if two rabbits would have sex. The suspense was short-lived: within a minute of being put together, the male mounted the female …

Overcaffeinators May Have More Trouble Expressing Their Feelings

I'm feeling lukewarm<p>If you often have trouble with finding the right words to express your feelings, empathizing with other people’s emotions, or waiting for your next caffeine fix, you may be alexithymic.<p>Alexithymia, derived from Greek for “no words for feelings,” is a personality trait …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

Roblox CEO: The future of player-powered platforms is in players making money

Microsoft just spent $2.5 billion to buy Minecraft and its developer, Mojang, but this isn’t the only game that has a huge dedicated audience of young players who also use it as a creation tool. Another game is hoping to continue building its audience by sharing some of its ad revenues with its …

Crossing the Line: Fantasy and Reality in Dave McKean's 'Luna'

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Dave McKean is an artistic jack of many trades. Most famous for his …

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Meet the bendable phablet you wear on your arm (pictures)

Mind-altering plants and fungi from peyote to coffee at Kew Gardens – in pictures

From the ancient Aztecs to Woodstock hippies, mind-altering plants have been used by different cultures for thousands of years, for everything from shamanic rituals to staying awake. A new exhibition at London’s Kew Gardens looks at some of the most popular. It runs until 12 October 2014

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Photostock10/Shutterstock<p>If you are creating a new website or mobile app, one of the things you need to worry about …

13 Google Chrome extensions you should know about

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google Chrome is a great browser made even better by options for customization. What makes Chrome a really personal browser …

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5

Size<p>The iPhone 6 is much bigger than any previous iPhone, but it's still a bit smaller than the Galaxy S5. Samsung's handset is about 3 percent …