Nathaniel Velez

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How to Use OpenCV in React Native for Image Processing

If you have ever wondered how to process your images using OpenCV with React Native, then you’re in the right place.<p>OpenCV together with React Native …

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2018

<i>This is to answer the story written by J</i><i>ose Agui</i><i>naga back in 2016</i><p>Making a web application back in 2016 is like going into a forest with nothing but a …

JavaScript

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

The Best Calculator Apps For Apple Watch [Top 5]

Apple seems to have a strange point of view when it comes to adding Calculator app to its devices. To this day iPad does not have a stock iPad …

Apps

Facebook just sneakily launched a Slack-like workplace chat app

Facebook sneakily released an official Slack competitor, hoping to bring its consumer messaging prowess to the workplace.<p>The chat app designed for …

How Trivia Crack put Argentina on the world’s game industry map

Here’s some trivia about the world’s most popular trivia game. Trivia Crack has more than 300 million users. Those players have answered more than 77 billion questions, and they answer more than 2 million questions per minute. One user has answered more than 622,000 questions.<p>This mobile game was …

Gaming Industry

How modern architecture is being influenced by video games

Near the small town of Point Arena, about three hours north of San Francisco, there's a new kind of memorial ground being built. It's not for the 450 …

Enjoy a bit of fresh insight into how Nintendo built Breath of the Wild

About a month ago Nintendo devs speaking at CEDEC (Japan's big game developer conference) opened up about how, exactly, they designed Switch launch …

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

The art and business of making an action-RPG all on your own

If you've heard of the game <i>Songbringer</i>, you might not know that it comes from a one-man band: Wizard Fu Games, aka developer Nathanael "Nate" …

Game Development

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Put in some chrome and shadeThe mania for "flat" user interfaces is costing publishers and ecommerce sites billions in lost revenue.…

360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects

Undoubtedly, Virtual Reality has come to stay while offering very high contributions to Architecture and Design. The possibilities offered by …

Virtual Reality

Urban Design and the Creation of Videogame Cities

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Urban Design

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

Unit testing Node.js with Tape

I feel there is a tendency to forget that we, or somebody else, will have to maintain our code weeks, months or even years after its creation. Sooner …

Strider VR Omnidirectional Treadmill Unveiled (video)

A new omnidirectional treadmill has been unveiled this week in the form of the Strider VR, created by German-based company Pathbender. Strider VR …

Save 20 percent on the mother of all mobile chargers

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Twitter!</i><p>There are mobile chargers you toss in a pocket or purse, …

Don’t Make a Woman Explain to You Why That Anti-Diversity Google Memo Is Garbage

Men in the tech industry are not hurting. Specifically, men at Google are not hurting. By the company’s most recent numbers, men make up 69 percent …

Another tech titan joins Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in supporting free cash handouts for Americans

One by one, some of the biggest names in tech are publicly supporting the idea of giving cash handouts to all Americans.<p>The latest is self-made …

The rise and fall of Flash games -- A postmortem

Flash games! They were a bit of a Big Deal in the game industry, laying the groundwork for the indie game dev boom by offering creators an …

Game Design

Googler's anti-diversity manifesto highlights the need for diversity in tech

Unlike most of us, people at Google had a less-than-relaxing weekend because of a document authored and shared widely within the company by a male employee. It was a 10-page manifesto proclaiming the need to dismantle diversity programs within the organization.<p>The screed, titled ‘Google’s …

Tesla Announced the Cost of Its Solar Roof

Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real …

Tesla

How Two Millennials Made +$700K In Five Months By Bringing Together Successful Entrepreneurs

If there is anything that spending nine months circumnavigating the globe by staying with people in my social network has taught me, is that our vision is only as strong as our network. The people that we choose to surround ourselves with — and the type of relationship we ultimately build with …

The $5,000 decision to get rid of my past (update)

When your games become your ghosts<p>I noticed that she started wearing a T-shirt between the shower and the bedroom.<p>That’s how these things begin. You build up a small barrier between people, and the tiny intimacies of living together fall away. You close the door when you use the restroom. You roll …

AI vision can determine why neighborhoods thrive

It's relatively easy to figure out whether or not a neighborhood is doing well at one moment in time. More often than not, you just have to look around. But how do you measure the progress (or deterioration) a neighborhood makes? That's where AI might help. Researchers have built a computer vision …

Researchers are using 3D printing and robots to design, plan, and build a house

Eight scientists from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich University have embarked on a bold plan to build the next generation of construction robots, and their …

Storybook: 150% speed up React Components development

I heard the parts about <b>Storybook</b> from a lot of friends who is either working game or startup, spending about half of a day on doing the right …

SP Residence / Weber Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> SP Residence occupies an approximately 4000 m2 site in Valle de Bravo, Mexico State, in a privileged …

Google shows off Blocks, a 3D modeling tool made for VR

Google wants to simplify content creation in VR so that people have more pretty things to look at and build.<p>The company’s VR painting app Tilt Brush has been one of their most-finessed successes and today Google is launching a new app that allows users to create 3D objects using tools built …