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OMG guys, Amazon just invented and released the 'Internet'

Have you heard of the "Internet"?<p>It's this totally new thing from Amazon, and if my suspicions are correct it's going to be <i>big</i>. It has the power to …

Google Play

How to get Alexa to answer certain questions exactly how you want it to

Amazon rolled out a new set of tools called "Alexa Blueprints" on Thursday that let you create custom responses for its Alexa smart assistant on an …

Smart Homes

8 life lessons from Jeff Bezos, pulled from Amazon shareholder letters

Jeff Bezos is rich. Jeff Bezos is wise. Jeff Bezos is bald.<p>Therefore, when Bezos drops pearls of wisdom, we shall string them together to form a …

Jeff Bezos

Amazon Prime finally releases closely guarded subscription numbers

CNBC's Deirdre Bosa breaks down Amazon Prime subscription numbers in comparison to similar paid subscription companies worldwide.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

How to build a “Lights Out” puzzle clone with Xamarin.Forms

Just like with the Colorful rating system, the inspiration for this demo was a blog post I wrote almost 8 (!) years ago. The article called “Lights …

Avengers: Infinity War

A Comprehensive Guide To Wireframing And Prototyping

(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) With the big picture established and your user interface considered, it’s time to start building some prototypes. My …

Prototypes

How to clone a website with httrack

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of cloning a website with both the httrack command line tool and the webhttrack GUI.<p>If you're a website …

10 Reasons JavaScript Is A Coding Language Worth Learning

First off: It's the programming backbone of the Internet.<p>Coding is arguably the most critical skill to have in today's job market, but with so many …

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Colombia. Leer en Español.</b><p>The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never …

Cannabis

Social broadcasting platform Caffeine nets $46M in funding

Caffeine, a new social broadcasting platform and toolset for games and entertainment, has secured $46 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and …

Game Development

If Esports Are the Sports of Video Games, This is the Parkour

When you think of video games on a historical scale, you might think of them as a relatively modern invention – the same way one might think of …

Blog: How to build better text reveals

Tutorial texts, dialogs, user interfaces, and various other revealing text is present in most games yet is often overlooked. In this post, I share …

Game Development
Game Design

Graphics and music tools for game development

In early October, our club, Geeks and Gadgets from Marshall University, participated in the inaugural Open Jam, a game jam that celebrated the best …

Game Development

ManuelbastioniLAB 1.6.1 adds Asset Library, new Shaders and More

Manuel Bastioni writes: The version 1.6.1 of ManuelbastioniLAB, the free and open source character editor for Blender, …

3D Modeling

I interviewed Sophia, the artificially intelligent robot that said it wanted to 'destroy humans'

Clearly, Sophia isn't perfect.<p>And that's before we get to the infamous video in which, prodded by its creator, this artificially intelligent robot which can hold a conversation casually says, "OK, I will destroy humans!"<p>Sophia's lack of sophistication isn't the point.<p>Rather, it's what it <i>can</i> do that …

Robotics

AI isn't just learning to play video games, it's helping us build them

The creators of Unity, the most popular game engine in the world, recently launched a set of machine-learning tools that lay the groundwork for actual AI (not scripted computer opponents) in video games.<p>Typically these kits include rendering aids and simple tools for training neural networks, but …

Machine Learning

Thomas Was Alone developer announces ‘The Gamedev Business Handbook’

If you’re looking to get into the business of making games, you’ll encounter a lot of people telling you how difficult that is. But resources to guide you past those obstacles are rare. That’s where <i>The Gamedev Business Book</i> from author Mike Futter and Bithell Games comes in. This new work details …

Game Development

This spherical chess board uses magnets to change up the game

A whole new spin on the game<p>This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a magnetic chess board, but it’s probably one of the more innovative takes on the game: a globe-shaped board.<p>A design student named Ben Myers created the unique board with his father. He posted his process on <i>Instructables</i>, noting that …

Power Tools
Surfing

Coding Best Practices Part 1 (Naming Conventions & Class Designing Principles)

In my last article IMPORTANCE OF WRITING CLEAN CODE, you realized the importance of creating a beautiful piece of code. You learned some techniques …

Software Development

'Burnout' Series Creator Talks Remaking Crash Mode for 'Danger Zone'

Spend longer than a few minutes talking with fans of driving games about which series they'd love to see revived, and invariably someone will bring …

Burnout

Now You Can Play PC Video Games On Nintendo Switch

Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of their computers to stream PC games to any device — including the …

Simplifying iOS Game Logic With Apple's GameplayKit’s Rule Systems

These games have lots of levels, each one a little harder or with a new twist. <b>You’d think that it would be easy to build up the code for successive</b> …

Web Design

7 Blockbuster Games That You Can Now Play for Free

Earlier this week, Blizzard made StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War available as free downloads on its official website. This is far from the first …

Let's build a simple endless runner game in Unity

When developing a game or app, it is always important to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the platform you’re targeting. This way, you can ask what kinds of software work best in that context and thereby create something that will provide the best possible experience for your users.<p>This is …

Game Development

For Twitch Streamers Who Spend Their Lives On Camera, It's Hard To Know When To Stop

The booming industry of live-streaming yourself gaming is a largely unregulated one. Streamers are weed-whacking their way through the industry’s …

Internet

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The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course, Save 89%

We have a great deal on the Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 89% off the regular …