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Joost's Dev Blog: Interior Mapping: rendering real rooms without geometry
The recently released game Marvel's Spider-Man has interiors behind windows in many buildings. This looks great and it seems to be done using a rendering trick: the geometry for the interiors isn't actually there and is generated using a shader. via Pocket
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9 hours ago
How to save Tomb Raider | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
With Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Lara has now completed another trilogy, probably by falling through its roof and shooting it in the face. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Max Rudberg - Visual & User Interface Designer
In the same spirit as the first post (UI Design for iPhone X: Bottom Elements), this post will deal with designing for the iPhone X. I use findings in our own apps in some of the examples. You can’t talk about this topic without first addressing the controversy the notch has caused. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Software disenchantment @ tonsky.me
I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity, and excellence started really getting to me, to the point of me getting depressed by my own career and the IT in general. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Why Socks Help You Sleep Better | HowStuffWorks
Studies have shown that wearing socks to bed can help you fall asleep faster. Staci Kennelly/Getty Images If you're one of those people who has trouble falling asleep, listen up. You might fall asleep 15 minutes earlier and wake up far less during the night if you put on a pair of socks at bedtime. via Pocket
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15 days ago
BBC - Capital - Sitzfleisch: The German concept to get more work done
Even non-German speakers may be familiar with the joys of its compound words. They express something that English just can’t quite grasp, like schadenfreude (feeling pleasure at someone else’s pain), wanderlust (the desire to travel) or doppelgänger (look-alike). via Pocket
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15 days ago
Why Sperm Counts Are Dropping For Men Today | GQ
Men are doomed. Everybody knows this. We're obviously all doomed, the women too, everybody in general, just a waiting game until one or another of the stupid things our stupid species is up to finally gets us. But as it turns out, no surprise: men first. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Feature: Behind The Scenes On Streets Of Rage 4, The Sequel We Thought We'd Never See - Nintendo Life
Flashback time. My friend had that excited tone of voice when he called me about the latest video game he had rented. It was called Streets of Rage; and for me, a kid raised on the NES, that 16-bit series was an indelible experience. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars | Ars Technica
When the Nobel Prizes roll around each year, inevitably there is chatter not just about who will win, but also about those in the past who should have won but didn't, particularly women scientists. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars in the 1960s, is one of the names most commonly invoked. via Pocket
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16 days ago
A Constructive Look At TempleOS
TempleOS is somewhat of a legend in the operating system community. Its sole author, Terry A. Davis, has spent the past 12 years attempting to create a new operating from scratch. Terry explains that God has instructed him to construct a temple, a 640x480 covenant of perfection. via Pocket
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18 days ago
Fitbit heart data reveals its secrets [Video]
For something as important as heart health, it’s amazing how little you probably know about yours. Most people probably get their heart rates measured only at doctor visits. Or maybe they participate in a limited study. via Pocket
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19 days ago
It’s time to break up Facebook - The Verge
Tim Wu thinks it’s time to break up Facebook. Best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality” and his book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Wu has a new book coming out in November called The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. via Pocket
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19 days ago
wideNES - Peeking Past the Edge of NES Games | blog
In the mid 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the home console to have. Boasting the best sound, the best graphics, and the best games of any home-console to date, it pushed the envelope for what home-gaming could be. To this day, titles like Super Mario Bros. via Pocket
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20 days ago
The Weekend at Yale That Changed American Politics - POLITICO Magazine
It’s not too extreme to say that one wonky student group founded in 1982 has reshaped the Supreme Court, and the nation. What actually happened at the birth of the Federalist Society? Spring of 1982. via Pocket
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21 days ago
Why Kids Want Things - The Atlantic
When Marsha Richins started researching materialism in the early 1990s, it was a subject that had mostly been left to philosophers and religious thinkers. via Pocket
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21 days ago
Why tourism is killing Barcelona – a photo essay | Travel | The Guardian
It’s 9am on a hot August morning and timed tickets to visit Barcelona’s emblematic Sagrada Família basilica have already sold out. via Pocket
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21 days ago
Wireless headphones are improving faster than anything else in tech - The Verge
If you’re in the market for new wireless headphones, IFA 2018 has been an absolute treat for you. If, on the other hand, you just bought a pair, well... this is going to be an upsetting read. via Pocket
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21 days ago
M2 Discusses Most Highly Requested Ports, Why They Haven’t Released On Steam, And More - Siliconera
In December last year, Denfaminicogamer hosted a Twitter poll asking fans what games they would like to see be brought over to modern gaming systems by M2. via Pocket
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22 days ago
NSDataAsset - NSHipster
User studies in recent years suggest that any perceivable latency in page load time — that is, greater than 400 milliseconds (literally in the blink of an eye) — can negatively impact conversion and engagement rates. via Pocket
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23 days ago
Value-Oriented Programming | matt.diephouse.com
At WWDC 2015, in a very influential session titled Protocol-Oriented Programming in Swift, Dave Abrahams explained how Swift’s protocols can be used to overcome some shortcomings of classes. He suggested this rule: “Don’t start with a class. Start with a protocol”. via Pocket
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23 days ago
CompactMap vs flatMap: The differences explained - SwiftLee
CompactMap and flatMap, what are the differences and when do you use each? Swift 4.1 introduced this new method with the proposal 0187: Introduce Filtermap to gain more clarity in flatMap use cases. via Pocket
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23 days ago
The Basics of AM Synthesis — Pro Audio Files
Over the last year or so I have explored some of the major synthesis techniques used in software and hardware synths in articles such as: What follows is some information on the history and fundamentals of Amplitude Modulation, which is one of the earliest forms of synthesis and signal manipulation. via Pocket
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24 days ago
Charlotte Gore – Games Storytelling – Medium
Charlotte Gore is an independent games developer based in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. via Pocket
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24 days ago
The Resurrection of Koji Igarashi | USgamer
The final boss of classic Castlevania finds new life as an indie developer. We talk to him about why he went solo and what's next for his new venture. In the mythology of the Castlevania series, Count Dracula was fated to come back to life once every hundred years. via Pocket
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24 days ago
Could Red Dead Redemption 2 be a Trojan Horse? And is Fortnite already full of Greeks with swords?
Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) will be the biggest release of the year, and there’s no reason to believe it won’t launch on Steam. Afterall, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) has been an evergreen success on Steam, with nearly 10 million players there — and rising. via Pocket
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25 days ago
How Google Earth led a team of scientists to discover a rainforest on Mount Lico - The Verge
In 2018, what is left to explore in the world? It seems unlikely, say, that humans might find an untouched forest to study, someplace that hasn’t been bulldozed and burnt and exploited within an inch of its life for precious minerals or virgin timber. via Pocket
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26 days ago
We Can Thank Poor Evolutionary Design for Vitamin D Deficiencies - The Crux
My doctor recently declared me deficient in vitamin D and prescribed a weekly pill. Because I take care to eat a healthy and diverse diet, I was a bit annoyed. She said it was no big deal and actually very common, the medical equivalent of a parent telling a child, “Because I said so. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Kremlin Sources Go Quiet, Leaving C.I.A. in the Dark About Putin’s Plans for Midterms - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — In 2016, American intelligence agencies delivered urgent and explicit warnings about Russia’s intentions to try to tip the American presidential election — and a detailed assessment of the operation afterward — thanks in large part to informants close to President Vladimir V. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Paradise Lost: Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local residents feel like foreigners in cities like Barcelona and Rome. The infrastructure is buckling under the pressure. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Are Potatoes Good for You? - Consumer Reports
They’ve been maligned in nutrition circles for decades, with links to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. But they’re also highly satisfying and provide many essential nutrients. So are potatoes good for you or not? via Pocket
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29 days ago
Cease and Desist – Parodies and Infringement in Video Games – Hardcore Gaming 101
Much of the video game industry was the Wild West during the 80s, particularly in Japan. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
The 10 Secrets to Indie Game Success (and Why They Do Not Exist)
We’re about to release Frozen Synapse 2. In some ways, it’s the culmination of 17 years of involvement with indie games in one form or another. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
The Reality Side of AR – e-Legion – Medium
The excitement so far with ARKit has centered on making AR objects react to the real world. How about making AR objects part of that world? In his talk, Alex Curylo from Agoda.com explored the use of Core Location to create an AR experience anchored on real-world locations. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
How accurate are step counters? Research shows mixed reviews, but here’s why it doesn’t actually matter all that much
Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 1:19 pm. PTWritten by Bustle: Fitness trackers and wearables are super handy for helping to monitor our exercise habits, especially when we’re trying to get more active time in. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
The Best Game Boy Games Under $10 - RetroGaming with Racketboy
Looking to start or build up your classic Game Boy collection? This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
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