How Facebook 3D Photos work, and how to create one yourself

💡 Sparked by the 3D Ken Burns Effect from a Single Image post, I was reminded of a few other 3D photo things … About a year ago, Facebook announced a feature named “3D Photos”, a way to show photos taken with Apple’s “Portrait Mode” (or any other device that does the same) interactively: Whether […]

CSS Logical Properties and Values, the next Step of CSS Evolution

Still in draft, yet already thoroughly supported, is the CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1 Specification, a CSS module which gets me excited. CSS Logical Properties and Values is a module of CSS introducing logical properties and values that provide the ability to control layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings. […]

TeleOperation: Doosan 5G Remote Excavator

In cooperation with LG U+, Doosan have demonstrated “TeleOperation” – a technology to remotely control construction equipment. They demonstrated it by operating the DX380LC-5 (a 40-tonne excavator) over a distance of 8500km (!). The operator was located in Munich (Germany), the excavator itself in Incheon, South Korea. Here’s a video of TeleOperation in action, at […]

3D Ken Burns Effect from a Single Image

Nice research by Simon Niklaus, Long Mai, Jimei Yang and Feng Liu: In this paper, we introduce a framework that synthesizes the 3D Ken Burns effect from a single image, supporting both a fully automatic mode and an interactive mode with the user controlling the camera. Our framework first leverages a depth prediction pipeline, which […]

Making Instagram.com faster

Over the years Instagram (as a product) grew a lot. With more features to show, their web experience began to degrade. In a series of (upcoming posts) they’re covering what they have done to improve performance. In this first part they cover script preloading and image prefetching, reducing the loading time of the “feed page” […]

The Director’s Chair: Wes Anderson

Being a big fan of his work, I enjoyed this episode of The Director’s Chair featuring Wes Anderson: In this episode of The Director’s Chair, we take Wes Anderson interviews so that he can explain his unique style and dive into the Wes Anderson aesthetic. The contents are summarised into 5 topics: Pull from your […]

Clicking Buttons: Inconsistent behavior across browsers

Great research by Zell Liew: I noticed browsers were inconsistent in how they handle a click on <button>. Some browsers choose to focus on the button. Some browsers don’t. In this article, I want to show you my test and findings. Then, I want to talk about a way to overcome these inconsistencies. Great to […]