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Microsoft wants to own the living room with the Xbox One

Today Microsoft announced their new console, the Xbox One. The demo relied on heavy integration with cable television, multi-tasking, mobile phones, kinect, and voice commands. A demo of the product introduced "Snap mode", a side-by-side multi-tasking type interface that allows the user to simultaneously watch television, play games, have a Skype call, use Internet Explorer, or even look at your…

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The console question noone is asking

Most of the people I encounter these days with a tech startup are focusing on the web or mobile. They either have an idea that they want to push out to the app store, or a web service which may or may not have a mobile companion. The tech world as the startup scene sees it is made up of…

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Designing mobile apps for children

Mobile apps designed for children are becoming very popular as a result of the intuitive design of the iOS and Android touch screen operating systems. Never before has software been so accessible for pre schoolers, and elementary school students. However, there are some things that you should take careful consideration of when designing apps for this audience. I want to…

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Miree Game Aesthetic

Today the thought of having a game that looks and feels like those old stop-motion christmas specials might be kind of interesting. I think I'm going to try and come up with some maya renders of what the shaders / world might look like. This is what I've got today. It's mostly randomly scattered triangles in an otherwise plain-old low…

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8 Great Open Source Projects to use in your next iPhone App

I've scoured the internet looking for great open source iOS apps, and what I determined is that what is really more interesting is the open source iOS components and frameworks. So here's my list of the most useful open source iOS components. 8. PSCollectionView PSCollectionView is a custom collection view that allows for the easy creation of Pinterest-style image collections in your iOS…

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Augmented Reality using the Qualcomm SDK in Unity 3D

So I decided to take some time today to experiment with the augmented reality solutions out there and I came across the Qualcomm Developer SDK. It's pretty simple to use in Unity 3D, they even provide a convenient little .unitypackage file you can just import to get everything set up correctly. I took this video after messing with it for a few…

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