Zachary Charnell

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What is WebAssembly?

The Dawn of a New Era<p>The future of the web platform looks brighter than ever.<p>Yesterday, <b>Brendan Eich dropped a bomb</b> on the web development community: …

JavaScript

10 Design Hacks to Increase User Experience of a Product

Technology and people are continuously evolving and there is a need for addressing their changing needs and demands. User Experience, or UX, is that …

UI Design

Things get weird when an artist collective makes a video game

A game developer, a composer and a T-shirt designer walk into a bar. <i>Scratch that</i>. They walk into an artist collective in Montreal, and start making weird, endearing, innovative video games together. This is KO-OP Mode.<p>As co-founder Saleem Dabbous puts it: "We really believe in bringing in these …

And on the 7th day, OnePlus opened up its phone sales to all

Image copyright OnePlus.After selling its Android handset for six months through a unique invitation system, OnePlus is switching gears. Starting on …

Mobile

Google Added A Puppy To Its Creepy Robot Family

Boston Dynamics has given its humanoid robot a terrifying—but cute—new best friend.<p>Spot is the latest effort from Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company known for creating the freaky humanoid robot Atlas and the four-legged automaton originally known as Big Dog. Announced via YouTube …

Robotics

Startup of the Week: Pact

Coffee delivery service Pact is 33-year-old founder Stephen Rapoport's fourth business venture, and by his own testament, his biggest. Back in 2012 …

Coffee

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Apple Watch Set to Include Third-Party Glucose Tracking App at Launch

Medical device manufacturer DexCom over the weekend announced the company is developing an app for the upcoming Apple Watch that will display all of a user's glucose and blood sugar-related health data on their wrist (via <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>).<p>The company, whose expertise lies in "continuous …

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

Psychology

Implementing Genetic Algorithms in C#

Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are the nearest thing a software developer can get to magic.

Algorithms

21 small game studios worth watching in 2015

Independent games are like those weird after-hours parties held in vast, empty warehouses where anything that can happen, does. As the costs and risks of creating AAA-games such as <i>Call of Duty</i>, <i>Destiny</i> or <i>Halo</i> rise, more developers have stepped to the side and now attempt to build innovative, wild …

On the Origin of Colourful Monkey Faces

“Can you hear that?” says James Higham.<p>I can. It’s a loud screeching noise in the background of our phone call.<p>“That’s a female rhesus freaking out,” he says.<p>Rhesus macaques have featured heavily in lab experiments, but this particular loud female is part of a wild group, living in Puerto Rico. …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

Why So Many Mobile Games in the Super Bowl? Because TV Is a Gold Mine for Them

This year's Super Bowl showed a new group of advertisers—mobile games—aiming to take over the world's biggest marketing event. And while it's easy to …

Advertising

Facebook just taught us all how to build websites

Sometimes in software development, we take giant leaps.<p>In 2003, Brad Fitzpatrick released Memcached, and began talking about LiveJournal’s …