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Images of an Amazon-branded game controller have leaked, all-but confirming the existence of an Amazon set-top box for your TV. The images were first posted by media blog Zatz Not Funny, and come from a Brazilian regulatory agency similar to the FCC. They depict a traditional-looking g...
Feeling guilty about the hours you’ve wasted on Candy Crush Saga? Relax. A mathematical analysis of the notoriously addictive video game reveals that it belongs to a class of fiendish computational problems – and playing it might one day help solve them. Launched in 2012, the Can...
Thursday 13 March, 2014 A new website, DontSendMeACard.com , has arrived and will finally provide a real online alternative to an age old expense – greeting cards. With consumers spending £1.5bn a year on greeting cards in the UK and 4 out of 10 consumers believing that greeti...
I’m a Google Glass owner and I’ve had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I’m scratching my head when I’m using Glass, and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they’re all pretty bad....
Royal Television Society recognises disruptive technology start-up for 'Excellence in Innovation' at Annual AwardsThursday 6th March 2014, Gateshead, UK - ZeroLight, part of the Eutechnyx Group, announced today that it has won a top prize in The Royal Television Society awards, for inn...
I love viral marketing. There’s something awesome about a company bucking the traditional path of advertising their product and going in a completely new direction. Whether you’re pushing a hit TV show, deodorant or a pointless movie remake, there’s something inherently charming to me ...
Next month, an update will bring the popular Twitch video game broadcasting service to the Xbox One in a way that home consoles have never seen before. It will launch on March 11, just in time for Titanfall. According to AP, the update will allow Xbox One the ability to live stream gam...
Congratulations to Peter Freer of Squareheart Games, developer of our January GameSalad Game of the Month, Super Spin Tanks. Our January winner is a fast-and-furious 2-player head-to-head tank battle that feels like a lost Neo-Geo classic. The GameSalad team was impress...
First, I’m flying by a space station. Then, I’m in a Middle Eastern war zone, watching troops respond to a local crisis. Finally, I’m back at E3 2013, braving the sweaty, nerdy crowds. Simply shot and without much story behind them, these filmed vignettes would normally make for ho-hum...
A report surfaced two days ago on Reddit that claimed anti-cheat software used by video game developer Valve was allowing the Half-Life 2 and Steam creator to spy on its users’ internet histories. Now, in a statement also issued on Reddit, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has denied ...
This post contains big spoilers for Her. Spike Jonze’s Her raised many questions on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified to discuss the technology that permeates through the movie than the renowned futurist Ray...
The new console chooses WorldPay for global payment servicesLondon, 13 February, 2014 - Video game console OUYA has selected WorldPay, a global leader in payment processing, risk management and alternative payments, as its provider of global payment services.OUYA, the highly anticipate...
Running the Android operating system, the system will compete directly with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, offering the streaming and download of games, music, movies and TV content, multiple sources have told VG247. Senior publishing sources have been meeting with Amazon for a briefing...
Palmer Luckey is poised to change video gaming forever. The 21-year-old prodigy has created a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift. Watch this demonstration. It’s worth it. Luckey’s invention is considered the coolest gadget at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in La...
I watch a lot of TV, but I watch even more movies. I’ve seen 136 movies that came out in 2013 so far, with about 20 to go. As I was putting a list of my favorites together, I noticed two major themes kept popping up. Last year was a great year for coming-of-age tales,... Read Mor...
There was a time when CES was essentially only a toy store. That may sound absurd, but it’s true. The TVs, phones, video game systems, and computers were for tech-heads who had to have the latest devices…in their homes. But with the rampant rise of consumerization, and the compl...
Thursday 9 January, 2014 Whilst your average husband and wife duo may lean on the financial backup up of their credit card for an unexpected car repair or a new white good from time to time. Stuart and Mandy from Sussex truly felt the pinch of excessive spending over Christmas,...
Look around the room this holiday. Are your family members on their smart phones or iPads at every waking moment between courses or present opening? If it’s to play the latest online game or... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twi
For a movie that’s made up holes held together by what passes for slivers of a story, I won’t bother digging deeper. However, the opening chase sequence (and most subsequent bike chases) did make me nostalgic for the video game Road Rash. If you have played it, you know wha...
I love year-end lists! It’s my favorite thing about turning over the calendar. Here are my picks for the best iOS games on iPhone and iPad of 2013. Ridiculous Fishing ($2.99 for both the iPhone and iPad version) Ridiculous Fishing is my vote for Best iOS Game of the Year. A ridic...
This holiday season may seem like it’s all about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, but other consoles offer far more bang for your buck. The latest and greatest from Microsoft and Sony are far and away the most powerful non-PC video game machines you can buy (for the most part), but ...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.Also read Field Mo...
Because video games happen in a virtual world, it's possible to measure just about every aspect of the game. It's kind of like being able to observe a sports match or a battle, but being able to attach a telemetry sensor to every player, every weapon and bullet, every surface of the en...
Thinking of picking up a brand new video game console this holiday season? You might want to hold off on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While the latest and greatest consoles from Microsoft and Sony will soon be the new kings of the video game world, high prices and a lack of games ma...
Digital media pioneer Jeff Einstein started writing about media as addiction in 2004. Back then, he observed how our fealties and addictions to the media and digital devices in our lives had already begun to turn against us, like an addiction to any other narcotic. Of course, back then...
Microsoft’s Xbox One launched last week in 13 markets for $499 USD, and sold a million units within 24 hours, just like the PlayStation 4. Also like the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One had tech issues marring an otherwise solid launch – some people complained of malfunctioning disc drives,...
Microsoft’s newest video game system, the Xbox One, is now available in stores throughout the United States and 14 other countries for $499. The Xbox One is priced $100 more than Sony’s new system, the PlayStation 4, which hit store shelves a week earlier. The price difference is mainl...
LONDON - 20 November 2013 - Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, information management and e-disclosure products and services, today announced its 11th annual list of the top 10 data disasters from 2013. For the last 11 years, Kroll Ontrack has annually been collectin...
  With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) less than two weeks away, and with Hanukkah set to start even sooner, these next few weeks are primetime for the shopping world. As always, there are deals to be had, but if you’re not careful, you’ll wind up wasting money on sub-par products...
Sony’s newest video game, the PlayStation 4, is now available in stores across the United States for $399 and is launching soon throughout Europe. Leading up to launch, the demand for the console was high, and Sony hopes to sell 5 million units by February. Sony will face stiff competi...
This week marks the end of an era. Friday will see the launch of the Sony PlayStation 4 with the release of Microsoft’s Xbox One coming one week later. Sure, you can still buy new games for the PS3 and Xbox 360 over the next few years, but the industry will have moved on to... Read Mor...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News ...
I love physical media. I love being able to display the spines of the movies, video games and books I own. There’s something comforting about having a shelf full of movies or games or books to look at. It might be the sense of endless possibilities. I could go over, pluck any one thing...
Los Angeles, CA, October 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Diamond Mind Simulations Predict Red Sox to beat Cardinals, Win World Series. Imagine Sports has again employed its award-winning Diamond Mind Baseball software, widely recognized as the most statistically-accurate baseball simulation, t...
Some video games make you wait before you receive your powers. These games are the worst. Why would I want to play a video game to feel like a normal person? I’m already a normal person. I don’t want an origin story. I want to be GREAT. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is not one of... Read Mo...
San Francisco, CA, October 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Imagine Sports has again employed its award-winning Diamond Mind Baseball software, widely recognized as the most statistically-accurate simulation, to project the results of Major League Baseball’s League Championship Series. Dia...
Congratulations to Eric Shofe, developer of our August GameSalad Game of the Month, The Curse of Shadow House. Our August winner is a visually impressive adventure game that evokes memories of classics like "The 7th Guest" and "Shadowgate".  We were impressed by the production...
“Hey, man. Need your car this weekend?” Across America, millions of Millennials are probably asking that very question to a friend with access to a vehicle. That’s because, according to a story from NPR, our generation would rather borrow than own, especially with big-ticket items like...
San Francisco, CA, October 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Imagine Sports has employed its award-winning Diamond Mind Baseball simulation software, widely recognized for its statistical realism, to project the results of Major League Baseball’s League Divisional Series. Diamond Mind utili...
Thursday 26 September, 2013 Maidenhead, UK (25/9/13)… Toys“R”Us®, Britain’s biggest toy and babycare retailer, has revealed a top Christmas toy line up with twenty terrific toys sure to become the 2013 hottest favourites for Christmas. Action, role play and craft toys are set ...