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Less Talk More Rock- Boing Boing

The native language of video games<br>is neither spoken nor written<p>By • Presented by Brandon Boyer<p>Not too long ago, Jordan Mechner and Eric Chahi were …

Blue River Technology Takes In Another $10M For Its Agriculture Optimizing Robots

Blue River Technology, which uses robotics and computer vision to optimize agriculture by, for instance, determining which lettuces to thin out of a row and which to keep, has closed a $10 million Series A-1 funding round, led by Data Collective Venture Capital — topping up a $3.1 million Series A …

NASA's Interactive Composite Lets You Explore the Moon

The surface of the moon is now as accessible as the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore — at least online.<p>NASA's first interactive map of the lunar north …

Layar brings augmented reality and a QR code scanner to Google Glass

Google(s goog) Glass got an unofficial augmented reality app on Thursday as Layar introduced its immersive platform to the wearable device. The beta …

Museum lets visitors 'digitally unwrap' an Egyptian mummy

A new exhibition in Stockholm uses complex 3D models and a giant touchscreen to let visitors look deep inside an Egyptian sarcophagus. As <i>BBC News</i> reports, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm recently used computed topography (CT) and photogrammetry on eight …

Motorola hires Disney scientist who made plants sing

Motorola has hired one of the world's premier interaction designers, Dr. Ivan Poupyrev. Poupyrev, voted one of the world's most creative people in 2013 by <i>Fast Company</i>, comes to the Google-owned phone manufacturer from Disney Research.<p>He joins Motorola to work in the Google-owned company's Advanced …

You can now 3D print directly from Adobe’s Photoshop

First Microsoft, now Adobe: 3D printing will get a big mainstream boost Thursday when users find they can now use Photoshop to edit 3D designs and …

Spec Sheet: the curving, flexing, and low-cost 4K TVs of CES 2014

It wouldn't be CES without manufacturers showcasing some of the nicest TVs in the world. This year, those TVs have a few big focuses: gigantic sizes, curved displays, and 4K. While these sets are often about proving companies' abilities more than building actual products for consumers to buy, that …

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming

Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to <i>Re/code</i> in an interview. Currently, iOS game developers who want to incorporate location into gameplay are limited to determining location via Apple's internal …

Nomi Introduces Proximity Beacons To Help Retailers Market To Customers

Nomi, a location-based marketing platform provider, has released a new product called Nomi Mobile that’s geared towards helping retailers and merchants leverage proximity in their mobile apps. Through the integration of its product’s SDK, store apps can leverage push notifications and in-app …

Hey Super Bowl Fans, Ready For Some Blipping? 20 Million Pepsi Cans Feature AR App

Not familiar with Blippar? You will be soon. The beverage maker tapped the augmented-reality platform to bring its Super Bowl XLVIII marketing to life.<p>Earlier this week, Pepsi began rolling out a new can to celebrate the culmination of the football season–and they should be hitting store shelves …

Global Apparel Companies in India: Can They Be Socially Responsible?

<b>By Prof. Utkarsh Majmudar and Namrata Rana</b><p><i>Part I of II</i><p>Over the last few years, consumer demand for fashion and branded apparel has seen a steady …

Starting today, your iPhone can pester you to buy whatever you’re standing next to

If you own any iPhone more recent than the 4, walk into any US Apple retail store today and you’ll get a taste of the possibly-dystopian future of retail and the internet of things. That’s because Apple just rolled out a technology called iBeacon in all 254 of its US stores, and if you say “yes” to …

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Understanding Marissa Mayer's Huge About-Face On Yahoo Layoffs

It’s difficult to discuss Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer without talking in terms of perception versus reality. Throughout her career, Mayer has done an artful job of managing the former, as a new profile by Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean reminds us.<p>During her years at Google, Mayer, whether by design or …

Apple rolling out iBeacons into Apple Stores, silent app update enables In-Store Notifications

Via the Associated Press, Apple will begin using iBeacon technology across its 254 US retail stores starting today. The integration, first reported by 9to5Mac last month, will offer notifications about products, event and other information tailored to your current store. For example, walking to a …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

Zappos Turns Baggage Claim Carousel Into Wheel of Fortune

How do you take two things most people don't like—airline travel and advertising—and combine them into a pleasing experience? That was the task …

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Can an iPad game teach you about slavery?

With ‘Thralled,’ a team of students is aiming to shed light on a tragedy<p>A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the baby — if she's too slow she'll …

Boss Fight Books Explores the Cultural Significance of EarthBound and Others

Great games writing can inspire readers to revaluate a classic game with newfound appreciation. Boss Fight Books, an independent publisher that recently surpassed its Kickstarter goal, aims to expand the discussion with a new series of books dedicated to diving deep into the significance of …

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Imagine Cup opens registration for student game developers

Imagine Cup opens for 2014<p>Microsoft opened registration today for the 12th Imagine Cup competition, inviting all students who are interested in gaming, innovation and entrepreneurship to get involved.<p>The three competition categories this year are: Innovation, World Citizenship and Games, with a …

Naughty Dog says gender/minority debate will push industry forward

Discussions about gender and minority visibility in games will help push the industry forward, The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog creative director and writer Neil Druckmann believes.<p>Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Druckmann said he had been "blown away" by the kinds of stories …

UI Design: Folding App

The time for a new post on UI Design has come and here it is, a fine example of a folding app design. This is a fresh idea for a cool app, which I'd …

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Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …