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26 Free Animation Tutorials for Web Developers

The phrase “animation” extends far beyond the shenanigans of Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote. Animation was originally used for cartoons and video …

Animation

Why do AAA devs often hate their jobs? Watch this video.

If you're a AAA-game developer at a big studio with a publisher and a big marketing budget, this video is probably enough to give you cold chills, or at least a knowing nod.<p>This is what it looks like when people who don't understand game development begin asking for things they assume are …

Game Development

25 Highly Useful AngularJS Tools for Web Developers

Share Email Comments<p>AngularJS is one of various new frameworks which plan to make improvement of JavaScript less demanding and quicker. AngularJS …

Building Realtime, Live-Updating Animated Graphs with C3.js

Having the ability to stream data to a realtime, live-updating graph is pretty powerful. There’s no argument there. But until now, they’ve been …

JavaScript

Climate Mission Impossible: Scientists Say Fossil Fuels Must Go Untapped

New study says vast amounts of coal, oil, and gas must be left untouched to limit global warming.<p>Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from …

How Much Cash Is In Your Wallet? Probably Less Than $20

Visa released a report Thursday that reveals America’s online shopping habits. Though the survey focused on e-commerce and mobile shopping, some of the more interesting facts center on cash: 40% of Americans, on average, carry less than $20 in their wallets. Even though women are prone to …

Birds Of A Feather Spy Together

The scene: Two men in a chilly Soviet apartment converse in whispers, careful to protect their plans from enemy ears. Little do they know, the benign-looking raven outside their window is not merely a city scavenger hunting for food, but a spy for the U.S. government.<p>Sound too ridiculous to be …

Exclusive: Bill Nye Explains Jupiter's Great Red Spot In Classic Bill Nye Style

"It's huuuge!"<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will swing by Earth today for a "gravitational slingshot" that will send it toward Jupiter at 165,000 mph. To celebrate this triumph of science, Bill Nye is hosting "Why with Nye," an eight-part YouTube series that will explain the Juno mission and the some of …

Bill Nye

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.<p>The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and …

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Imaging

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data

Let the data collection begin!<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has finally started the first science phase of its mission to get up close and personal with the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>The journey has been epic -- 9.5 years across more than 3 billion miles of space -- the longest distance to a primary …

This Bill Gates Quote Summarizes What The Tech World Thought Of Steve Jobs

On one hand, he was a dedicated practitioner of Zen meditation.<p>On the other, he was an often tyrannical executive, managing his team (and everybody else in his path) through intimidation.<p>Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft and a longterm frenemy, was continually fascinated by the Apple icon. …

Bill Gates

How to survive if you fall from a cruise ship

Every time I step on a cruise ship with my children, I have an irrational fear that one of them will fall overboard.<p>It is a split-second anxiety that dissipates almost as quickly as it surfaces, especially when I look at the reassuringly high railings on the public decks and realise how difficult …

Your online avatar may reveal more about you than you think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my …

How To Find Faster-Than-Light Particles

A new paper claims to demonstrate that neutrinos not only travel faster than the speed of light, but have the brain-twisting characteristic of …

I Tried The iPhone Keyboard That Lets You Type More Than 100 Words Per Minute

There are plenty of keyboard apps out there to help you type faster, but I've never seen anything quite like Nintype, the new iPhone keyboard that promises typing speeds up to 130 words per minute.<p>Nintype uses a combination of methods to achieve this speed. It's designed to be used with two hands …

Apps

EEDAR deconstructs how to succeed in mobile and tablet games

EEDAR made its name as a console and PC game number-crunching research company. But the firm is now releasing a 120-page report on mobile and tablet games today to show companies how they can succeed in the overcrowded and rapidly expanding North American mobile gaming market.<p>The report is relevant …

Nintendo's 'Duck Hunt' Is Coming To The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros.

In 1984, Nintendo introduced us to the world of <i>Duck Hunt</i> when the game was bundled with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console. <i>Duck Hunt</i> players had three attempts per round to shoot one or two virtual ducks using Nintendo’s light gun controller called the NES Zapper. Points were awarded …

'South Park' is right about why 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' free-to-play games stink

I wouldn’t expect a free-to-play <i>South Park</i> game anytime soon.<p>The long-running Comedy Central show took a skewering look at free-to-play mobile games in its most recent episode last night. The plot had gaming executives trying to convince fictional Canadian superstars Terrence and Phillip to license …

Disney is giving Star Wars fans a brand new emotion: Hope

Do you remember where you were when Disney announced it had purchased Lucasfilm?<p>The Mouse purchased the company for $4 billion, and by all accounts it was a steal. Then the great purging began. <i>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</i> was cancelled, and the expanded universe of comics, books and all sorts of other …