Originally, a Matroid is a mathematical structure in combinatorics. It is now also the name of a company that detects people and objects in video feeds, and allows users (and devs) to build their own custom detectors.
Amazon’s Alexa is celebrating her second birthday, and there are over 8 million Alexa devices now in American homes. The UK and Germany are joining this market and Alexa is leaving Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana behind. Now Amazon is looking for developers: there are 7,000 skills available in the Alexa skill store but most of them are simple gimmicks. There is nothing that sells a device better than games, so that’s what Amazon wants now.
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (C:DDA) is a tough game. Thrown into a post-apocalyptic world with nothing but the clothes on your back and no survival skills to speak of, you must find food, water, and shelter, all the while battling zombies and mutated wild animals. This guide helps you get through the first (and hardest) few days of your life in Cataclysm:DDA.
The webkit-specific CSS properties webkit-background-clip and webkit-text-fill-color can be used to add a fill pattern to a text string and animate it, degrading gracefully for any non-webkit browser. However, it’s possible to make this effect work in other browsers (including, without animation, in Inter Explorer) using a solution that combines CSS and SVG.
While exploring the possibilities of 3D CSS transformations, we ran into an interesting limitation (bug?) in Firefox. We were building an experiment that takes a heightmap and converts it into a 3D terrain. It turns out that Firefox chokes when the number of elements in the 3D animation exceeds about 80, and that overlapping elements cause flickering.
This pure CSS 3 demo shows a hyperdrive effect with stars streaming by the viewer, leaving light trails across the screen. It illustrates the use of repeating keyframe animations and animated box-shadows.