Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 13th…
- Rogue One, trailer two
- Conversions@Google 2016 with Luke Wroblewski, part 1
- Conversions@Google 2016 with Luke Wroblewski, part 2
- Calculating Ada
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
"Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, organizers announced early Thursday — marking the first time the prestigious award has gone to someone known primarily as a musician."
Really Bad Chess
Really Bad Chess is an iOS game by Zach Gage that randomizes the distribution of pieces when the board is set up, so that you might start a game with 4 queens, 3 knights, and only 2 pawns in the back row. The result is that you get a completely new strategic game each time, but you still play with the familiar tactical rules of chess.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 4th…
- Marvel's Iron Fist, date announcement
Google Color Picker
This is pretty cool: Google now displays a color picker in its results when you search for a hexadecimal color.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 3rd…
Sort of like Kijiji, baked into Facebook. Initially available to everyone over 18 years old in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android.
Demystifying Public Speaking
A Book Apart has announced a new upcoming book writted by Lara Callender Hogan, engineering director at Etsy. Get clear, practical advice through every step, from choosing a topic and creating a presentation, to gathering and distilling feedback, to event-day prep. You’ll feel confident and equipped to step into the spotlight.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, teaser trailer
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 28th…
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, full trailer
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of September 27th…
- Welcome To Westworld
YouTube Go allows users to save videos for offline viewing, giving options over quality and file size so it's clear how much data a download will use. Designed and developed with Indian users in mind, who will be able to test the app first before a broader rollout, YouTube Go is intended to work more effectively in areas where connectivity is more limited.
Elon Musk's Mars colonization announcement
Elon Musk will specify his plans for making humans a multi-planetary species during a one-hour speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. The event is scheduled for 2:30PM ET, and will hopefully provide more insight into Musk’s colonization plans, which have been something of a mystery up until now.
HTML 5.1 Implementation Guide
With HTML 5.1 promoted from “Release Candidate” to “Proposed Recommendation", it could replace 5.0 as the current HTML standard within a few months. Time to brush up on what the new standard brings to the table.
Lens Flair from Snap Inc.
If you have teenagers in your house, you know all about SnapChat. Well, Snap Inc. is about to launch a "toy" that goes on your face in the form of glasses. These glasses look like they will allow you to take photos of what you are seeing and post them to SnapChat. Filters and all. Interesting to watch as the battle for who owns digital photography heats up.