Derek Smith

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These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Science Fiction

People are going crazy over this new 50-inch 4K TV with built-in Fire TV for just $399.99

If you’re in the market for an affordable TV with great picture quality and fantastic smart features, there’s probably only one TV you should even …

4K Ultra HD

Ever wanted a Raspberry Pi but shaped like the Switch? Pip does just that

The Nintendo Switch has gotten rave reviews by all who used it, except in one area. People want to play retro games, and Switch sadly doesn’t allow for that. We recently covered how to build your own retro gaming machine using a Raspberry Pi, but that still wasn’t very portable. Sure, there are …

Raspberry Pi

Is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a perfect game?

Let’s talk about it on this episode of Quality Control<p>In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish …

Breath of the Wild

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Movies

Bloxels Lets You Make Video Games With Colorful Plastic Cubes

My children used to love playing with colorful plastic blocks. Then they discovered iPad entertainment, and there was no going back. Or is there? …

Introducing TinderBox: The arcade cabinet for indie games

These days it's not hard to find free indie games to play. With sites like Newgrounds, Kongregate and Itch.io providing a platform for up-and-coming …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

WikiWand Makes Wikipedia Beautiful

Wikipedia is one of the Web’s most visited properties. From quantum mechanics to Laurel and Hardy, the online encyclopedia delivers good primers on just about any topic you can think of. But doesn’t the interface sometimes feel as though it belongs to a previous era? The Wikipedia of August 2004 …

A JavaScript Build System Shootout: Grunt vs. Gulp vs. NPM

by <b>Nicolas Bevacqua</b> on August 4, 2014<p>The modern web is always changing, and this article is more than two years old.<p>Nicolas Bevacqua dives into the …

Velocity.js

Resources<p><b>Books</b><p>Read the Velocity.js book on Amazon.<p><b>Demos</b><p>Watch (10min) a tutorial explaining how this 3D demo was built in Velocity.<br>• Watch (5min) a …

Sublimewebinspector

Let me introduce you Web Inspector!<p>Breakpoints<p>You can set and remove breakpoints right in the editor<p>Console<p>See all console messages with …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

Restaurant payments startup Swipely whips up a fresh $20M

Restaurants and bars are getting smarter about the way they deal with customers these days.<p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely makes a cloud-based payments system that lets restaurants and bars crunch data to find their best customers, detect most popular menu items, launch rewards programs, and …

Kill Your Css Layout Bugs

A chrome plugin for quickly debugging css layout issues by toggling different colored outlines on every element.

5 Things You Should Stop Doing With jQuery - Modern Web

by <b>Burke Holland</b> on May 6, 2013<p>The modern web is always changing, and this article is more than two years old.<p>When I first started using jQuery, I was …

Hey, Look What Day It Is

One of my favorite self-declared holidays.Interesting tidbit. It was considered a <i>mistake</i> by the CSS Working Group:Box-sizing should be border-box by …

CSS

Myth Busting: CSS Animations vs. JavaScript | CSS-Tricks

By Jack Doyle On January 13, 2014<p><i>The following is a guest post by Jack Doyle, author of the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP). Jack does a lot of</i> …

Vertical align anything with just 3 lines of CSS

With just 3 lines of CSS (excluding vendor prefixes) we can with the help of <i>transform: translateY</i> vertically center whatever we want, even if we …

CSS

Free Handsome Bootstrap Templates

Appi is a sleek landing page designed to show your next app, site or product. With a fresh style & minimal design, you can show off your next product …

Kelsang Pagpa

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

UIkit

UIkit, a lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.