Bill Imperiale

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Do First Aid Kits Need a Redesign?

DesignIt, a Danish company, created a similar kit, <i>First Aid Within Reach</i>, that's arranged by type of injury, color-coded, and filled with simple …

Comcast CSR Provides Perspective On Why People Hate The Company

When we hear stories of inept or insufficient customer service, we often wonder whether it’s a case of a bad employee not willing to listen to the …

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Game archiving faces challenges as technology evolves, digital-only media prevails, say experts

Preserving video games presents an unique challenge: while physical products deteriorate over time, newer games are increasingly made digital-only and technology rapidly evolves, how do we archive them?<p>Speaking at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, a panel of industry personnel, professors …

Humanity's Final Game: a titanium board game buried in the Nevada desert

Now in its 10th and final year, the Game Design Challenge here at GDC is a competition that pits gaming's most innovative minds against each other to come up with a game based upon a particular theme or concept — and this year developer Jason Rohrer won for creating a game that he hopes people …

Oculus Rift at SXSW: is virtual reality the Holy Grail of gaming?

The SXSW Gaming Expo is preposterously loud. At one side of the room, a <i>Starcraft</i> tournament is reaching its climax, but on the other side, one group of guys is yelling louder. They sound like a basement full of adolescents discussing the newest <i>Electronic Gaming Monthly</i> cover story, or like the …

Small gestures, big impact: hands-on with Leap Motion's latest games and apps

The last time we checked out the Leap Motion Controller (then known as "The Leap") we referred to it as "a Kinect on steroids." Since then, Leap has attracted an impressive amount of developer support and has announced a full retail launch on May 13th for $79.99 through major channels like Best …

A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids

We got a chance to test out Leap Motion's amazing motion-control technology, which could be the future of how we interact with computers.<p>Leap Motion's not the household name Kinect is, but it should be — the company's motion-tracking system is more powerful, more accurate, smaller, cheaper, and …

Inside Oculus: a tour of virtual reality's would-be savior

On the fourth floor of a fourteen-story California skyscraper, a stone’s throw from UC Irvine, a tiny startup named Oculus is trying to bring the idea of virtual reality back to life. It might even have a chance: just six months ago, the company raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter with only a …

NASA remotely controls Athlete rover with Leap Motion: 'let's bring a billion human beings into a holodeck'

"You are the space invaders"<p>"Just for you guys today we're going to do something special, something that's never been done before" said Victor Luo, NASA human interface engineer. "We're going to drive this robot, on stage at GDC, with a Leap Motion device."<p>In an unexpected demonstration at the 2013 …

I played 'Hawken' on the Oculus Rift and it made me a believer

Human embodiment, extended<p>On a breezy, sunny day in San Francisco, I joined the team behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at a private room in a restaurant a few blocks from the 2013 Game Developers Conference. They’re showing off <i>Hawken</i>, a game that hasn’t been seen on the Rift until now. …

Offline: boiling it down to the essentials

At the end of a <i>Veggie Tales</i> episode, from his perch on a kitchen counter, flanked by his faithful sidekick Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato asks, "what have we learned today?" It’s an important part of classic children’s programming: after the entertainment comes the morals. Come for the …

Can We Please Stop Drawing Trees on Top of Skyscrapers?

<i>Tim De Chant is the senior digital editor at NOVA and editor of NOVA Next. He also writes at Per Square Mile, the blog where this article originally</i> …