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The Best Material Design Vue.js Framework

Wow there’s lots of options out there if you want to play with a Material-y world and Vue.js. I’ve been spending the last two days playing around …

JavaScript

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

Time Management

Exciting UI Design Trends For 2018 That Are Changing The Digital Sphere

You’ve seen the 15 graphic design trends for 2018, now Icons8 brings to you 10 popular UI design trends for 2018, as seen on online design community …

UI Design

The web designer's guide to Flexbox

Have you started using the Flexible Box Layout module in your projects yet? Although the module has been around for some time, there have been two …

Google's tricking us with human-sounding AI, and we're scared

It was the "mm-hmm" heard round the internet.<p>At Tuesday's Google I/O keynote talk in Mountain View, California, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced the …

Customer research: How to start when you don’t know where to start

You’ve been working on a startup, design, or project and know that you need some customer validation to move on to the next step. If you’ve never …

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

Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it

If you thought DeepFakes, the AI that swaps celebrity faces into any video (like porn), was scary wait until you see what Facebook’s DensePose can do.<p>Facebook’s AI research (FAIR) division last week revealed the details of a neural network that maps 2D images to humans in videos. Basically the team …

Smart glasses are coming this year, and I'm not ready

Roughly five years after the unveiling of Google Glass, it looks like hardware brands are getting close to bringing a consumer-friendly pair of smart glasses with an augmented reality display to the market.<p>Rochester, New York-based Vuzix unveiled its Blade glasses at this year’s CES, and hopes to …

Teslasuit VR Haptic Feedback Suit

Virtual reality users looking to take their immersion to the next level, may be interested in a new haptic feedback suit specifically designed for …

Apple Partner Lens Deal Reaffirms AR Glasses Are Coming

An Apple manufacturing partner has struck a deal with an augmented reality component maker to start producing lenses for AR smart glasses.<p>Quanta …

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

4 Industries That Augmented Reality Will Take Over in 2018

AR might be the most promising technology of next year.<p>It seems like every week, the introduction of a new application or technology promises to revolutionize the world of digital experiences. Usually, the hype leads to applying technology in a way that amounts to nothing more than a marketing …

Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS

Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS . And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a preview and goes beyond many automated transcribing services.<p>Now that video and audio have …

How Needls Went From $0 To Over $2 Million In A Year

Social media advertising is hard. Unless you’re a large company with a dedicated team to manage your ads, a lot of small business owners don’t have the capacity to effectively advertise on social media platforms. And in comes needls, a Toronto, Ontario-based startup that is not your traditional …

Rovio shares crash 19% after Angry Birds maker’s disappointing first post-IPO earnings

Almost two months after its IPO, Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment today learned a painful lesson about life as a public company when investors battered its stock following an earnings report that failed to meet expectations.<p>Rovio missed on both profits and sales, which sent its stock down …

What will the game industry look like in five years?

We ask a group of developers where they see things going.<p>The game industry of 2022 is big, messy and hard to find.<p>Those who define it might be children. They could be solo developers on just enough funding to scrimp by for the next project. They could be retirees, artists or marginalized children …

Apple Augmented Reality Headset Coming In 2020 With rOS

Apple has big plans for augmented reality, the company’s CEO Tim Cook has talked about this in the past. According to a recent report, Apple will …

Microsoft launches Sonar to test your site's performance and security

Wondering if your newly launched website is up to code? The folks who built Microsoft Edge have just launched Sonar, an open-source linting tool to help test your project for performance and security issues.<p>Sonar was first announced as a donation from Microsoft to the JS Foundation back in June, as …

Google opens AVA dataset to help machines identify human actions in videos

Computer vision is emerging as a major boon for tech companies looking to bring machines up to speed and perform tasks hitherto only achievable by humans.<p>In the past few months alone, eBay has revealed big plans to roll out a new search feature that lets you use existing photos to find similar …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Software Will Be Helping the Los Angeles Police

The software is said to help reduce work for cops, but there could be long-term civil liberties implications as A.I. becomes a bigger part of law enforcement.<p>The Los Angeles Police Department will start using artificial intelligence software to categorize video footage captured by police body …

EA’s Star Wars ‘pivot’ is a vote of no confidence in single-player games

Millions of single-player games suddenly cried out in terror<p>Yesterday’s sobering Star Wars news is just the latest nail in the coffin for a beloved but increasingly unsustainable style of video game: big-budget cinematic action games designed as linear single-player experiences.<p>Electronic Arts …

Advanced UX Prototyping: Finding the fun :), Minus (-) the code!

Not your usual fancy buttons, micro interaction and menus prototyping post. There are many out there that show cool ways to mimic UX/UI interactions, …

5 Usability Testing Tools & Platforms That Ensure Awesome UX

Saying that the desired user experience is essential for ensuring commercial success may sound clichéd, but it still holds true as every business is …

Smart Companies Are Already Using Apple's ARkit To Make Cash Registers Ring

People tell me I am pretty bullish when it comes to augmented reality. I agree. Beyond the $13.7 billion being spent right now per IDC, I am more interested in who, what, when of the $108 billion being invested into the ecosystem. Gone are the days of printing out a marker and downloading specific …

Augmented Reality

Mastercard's "The Next Big Thing" Concept Store first look

Why companies must focus on creating a culture of innovation through design thinking

In a fast-paced world where market incumbents can get toppled by start-ups, creating a corporate culture of innovation has never before been more …

Stack Overflow shows off salary calculator for developers

The largest online community for developers has launched a new tool to make sure that developers are being fairly compensated for their work.<p>Stack …

Stack Overflow

The Gamer’s Brain excerpt: Good UX is key to crafting fun

Creating video games can be hard, and creating a fun and engaging experience is a real challenge. While there is no clear recipe for developing successful games, there are known ingredients. <i>The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design</i> is a book about using knowledge in …