Alex Rios

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Better than 'Destiny': Studios now make massive games in just months

It usually takes millions of dollars, a decade and hundreds of developers to create a single massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. This is the standard in the gaming industry. Smaller studios generally don't have the resources to create huge, persistent games, and larger ones have shut down and …

21 questions to answer before you start that mobile app

You have an idea for a mobile app that will help extend your business and reach out to new and existing customers. Great! But before you send a development team to work on it, you’ll want to make sure you’ve answered these 21 questions:<p><b>1. Do you have a release schedule?</b> Will your app have multiple …

Apps

Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do

In November last year, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth and her team over at Technical Illusions finally shipped their first ever castAR headset -- a pair of projected augmented reality glasses that the crew have been working on for almost two years. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter …

Black holes do not exist where space and time do not exist, says new theory

(Phys.org) —The quintessential feature of a black hole is its "point of no return," or what is more technically called its event horizon. When …

Black Holes

This artificially intelligent Mario learns how to chase coins and navigate the Mushroom Kingdom

Anybody can make Mario, Nintendo’s world-famous little plumber, race through the Mushroom Kingdom, chasing coins. But what if Mario could do it on his own?<p>That’s the goal of the Mario A.I. Project: to develop an artificially intelligent Mario agent that becomes aware of himself and his environment, …

Artificial Intelligence

Articles about smart-security-system-tailored-renters on Dwell.com - Dwell

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>It's common for homeowners to come to the realization that although they want to protect their homes from burglaries and similar...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home …

Writing

This black box promises to wirelessly charge a dozen gadgets at once

Energous says its WattUp tech can charge from up to 15 feet away<p>Most phones that can be wirelessly charged today still have to sit right on top of a charging pad — in fact, even being slightly misaligned with the pad can cause a phone <i>not</i> to charge. Now, the company Energous says that it has a …

Dish’s new Sling TV service liberates ESPN from the cable bundle

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: winui / Shutterstock.com<p>There are two ways to look at Sling TV, the new internet-based TV service that will be …

Televisions

What's next for Facebook?

The past year was full of announcements of advanced ads and mobile apps, as well as blockbuster acquisitions. Where's it all going?<p>Looking at the dizzying pace of announcements, acquisitions and new initiatives, you could be forgiven for wondering when Facebook employees will sit back and take a …

What Do Your Mobile Habits Say About You?

<i>Ran Avrahamy is the Head of Marketing at</i> <i>AppsFlyer</i><i>, the cross-platform App Analytics.</i><p>Do you obsessively check your smartphone? More and more today, we walk into classrooms, restaurants, offices or any physical space full of people and even if Michael Jackson reanimated and walked into the room, no …

How to Fix the Elevator

High rise buildings have used the same elevator system for decades. So why mess with a good thing? Because that good thing is one major waste of …

Long Exposure Photos Capture the Motions of Kayakers and Canoers Through Light and Color

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando turns the repetitive motions of kayakers, canoers, and swimmers into stunning displays of light painting, with woven strands of color representing the individual strokes of movement across time and space. To create these beautiful images, Orlando attaches …

Canoeing

Sears Has Passed The Point Of No Return

"As a retailer they're at the point of no return," said David Tawil, cofounder of Maglan Capital and an expert in distressed retail companies. "The real question now is when does it all end?"<p>Sears recently confirmed reports that it was planning to close more stores and lay off workers. The company, …

Sears Holdings

Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of …

7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming

If you don’t want to slam the brakes on your next brainstorming session, avoid these idea-killing phrases.<p>Ideas are fragile–they’re easily shattered by snubs, smirks, and scorn. And brainstorms are equally delicate. The wrong words at the wrong time bring brainstorming to a screeching halt.<p>The …

15 Ways Video Games Make You Smarter And Healthier

Video games are a huge industry and a big part of our society — take a look at Microsoft's recent purchase of a game studio for $2.5 billion — but games get a bad rap.<p>They're often portrayed as antisocial, violent, and as an addictive waste of time that encourages obesity.<p>But that's not necessarily …

The Brain

Long before acquiring Twitch, Amazon wrote a press release to help it decide if the move would make sense

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon gaming boss Mike Frazzini says the massive Internet retailer always wants to put customers first. To ensure it would do that when purchasing Twitch, the company used an odd gimmick to help it understand the nature of the deal it was hoping to make.<p>During a talk at the …

Canon reveals details for future telephoto lens line

A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.<p>COLOGNE, Germany -- Beefing up its telephoto lens line, Canon plans to revamp an aging 100-400mm zoom and bring a novel technology called …

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

Microsoft to get rid of Nokia and Windows Phone brands?

It looks like the tech giant's plan to move away from the Nokia and Windows Phone names is getting underway.<p>Microsoft has already made it clear that it's planning to phase out the Nokia name in its mobile products, and a newly leaked internal document confirms just that. The document, which was …

New Android-based set-top box combines broadcast TV and online video

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Israel-based video startup Vidmind is getting ready to unveil the second generation of its Android-based set-top box at IBC …

The Blurry Line Between Living And Inanimate

“We can rebuild him,” declared the opening sequence to <i>The Six Million Dollar Man</i>. “We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man, better than he was before, better, stronger, faster.” Except, of course, that we didn’t have the technology in the Seventies, and …

Innovative Kids Room Features Hammock Seating and Modular Furniture

When the studio Ruetemple created a room in a Russian home meant for a young brother and sister, they didn't take a conventional approach to the design. The two-storey space, called <i>Interior for Students</i>, needed to be a place for the kids to study, sleep, and hang out with their friends. So, …

Furniture

From Above - Photographs and text byJorge De La Torriente | LensCulture

All these images were taken from a helicopter over Miami Beach, Florida. This series examines how a change in perspective can evoke a completely new way of seeing commonplace scenes.<p>— Jorge De La Torriente<p><b><br>Exhibition of all 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents: Barcelona, October 13-31, 2014</b><p><i>Jorge De La</i> …

Barcelona

LG Display begins production of round displays for LG Watch R

The 1.3-inch plastic OLED has a thickness of less than 0.6 mm but delivers a 320x320 resolution.<p>LG Display announced late Wednesday it has begun mass production of what it calls the first circular plastic OLED, a slim 1.3-inch display that will be used in the forthcoming LG G Watch R.<p>Destined for …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …