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This week I got a chance to meet someone that I admire greatly whom I have never met who lives nearby. Her name is Elonka Dunin, and her day job is a computer game developer. But her hobby is cracking codes, and in particular the sculpture that has been in the middle of the CIA headqua...
(This content was originally posted on NY Game Critics.) I come back to it every morning. This brilliantly edited snippet for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic satire set for release next week, is the best video game trailer of the year and one of the finest ever made. At its core, it ...
We’re starting to writing a book for O’Reilly that’s titled “Enterprise Web Applications: From Desktop to Mobile.” The book will be available under the Creative Commons license, which means you can read it and provide your feedback from the get go. Here’s the github repository where we...
After eight years of work, fans are about to release an updated and expanded version of classic video game Half-Life. Called Black Mesa, the resurrected game will be made available as a free download on 14 September. The update has been put together using programming tools released by ...
It looks like September 13 will be the day when Nintendo spills the beans about all things Wii U, including what I’m hoping is more than just the launch date and price. I’d imagine we’ll also get a pretty good idea — if not a definitive list — of what the ...
More than 270,000 gamers from throughout Europe and beyond have converged in the beautiful city of Cologne for the annual Gamescom video game festival. The show, which is more than twice as large as San Diego Comic-Con, offers attendees the first hands-on opportunities with some of the...
Valve is set to roll out a line of software titles ranging from “creativity to productivity,” hitting Steam on September 5. The software titles will incorporate Steamworks functionality, allowing automatic updating and cloud storage, among other standard Steam features. This follows a ...
London, United Kingdom, August 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Platform puts startups in the spotlight to pitch their ideas before top gaming industry executives EiG, the European iGaming Congress & Expo, has now opened submissions for its fifth annual LaunchPad taking place on 16-18 Octob...
AOKP (my favorite Android ROM) has released details that they (much like CyanogenMod) will start posting nightly updates for their supported devices. If you have not yet moved to AOKP for your daily driver, I would greatly suggest checking up their website. Via Rootzwiki, more here. Do...
When Miranda Pakozdi entered the Cross Assault video game tournament this year, she knew she had a slim chance of winning the $25,000 prize. But she was ready to compete, and promised fans watching online that she would train just as hard as, if not harder than, anyone else. Over six d...
Here are our top tech stories for today! Please let us know if we missed anything. Samsung shipped 50.5M units in its Q2, the largest quarter ever for a smartphone manufacturer. In contrast, Apple shipped around 26M units. That said, Apple is still making 2 or 3 times (at least) more p...
Corporate Forensics: Security, Not Law Enforcement By: Tom Kopchak The term forensics stirs up vivid images: Crime scenes littered with...Read More
The term forensics stirs up vivid images: Crime scenes littered with obvious and equally less obvious evidence. Investigators toiling to bring a heartless criminal to justice. Video game consoles covertly storing secret files. A perfectly detailed account of the exact … Continue ...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Senator Al Franken suggested that  Congress may need to pass legislation limiting the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology. More here. Obama administration officials ...
When you go into a TV store, you’re besieged by a bunch of flashy ads, and TVs that claim they know what is best for you. They want you to buy into their ecosystem, with their own custom adapters and wires. Samsung wants you to buy all Samsung with proprietary controls, Panasonic and S...
Gamers want a new video game console. That’s the impression you get if you’ve been watching the explosion of activity on the Kickstarter page for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based game console that will retail for $99. To date, the OUYA has raised $5 million dollars from nearly 40,000 ...
Traditional disc-based video games and game console sales slid 29% in June, continuing a decline for a seven straight month. U.S. players spent $699.8 million on game discs, consoles and peripherals in June, down from $989.5 million a year earlier, according to estimates released Thurs...
Two new Kickstarter records have been set by a project whose popularity has exploded since it was added to the site. The Ouya video game console became the fastest project to raise a million bucks and raised the most money ever raised on Kickstarter in one day.  The low-cost, Android-b...
Three years ago, the word “gamification“ would have turned up zero Google results. Today, that same search yields 13 million entries. Clearly, the idea of using game thinking and mechanics to engage audiences and solve problems is gaining appeal. Tech companies like Oracle and Salesfor...
San Francisco, CA, July 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Black Girls Code, an up and coming Bay Area nonprofit, is leveraging an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to help enroll 200-300 students in a summer computer programming series to take place in seven cities across the US during 90 days thi...
There is a bit of an entrepreneur in all of us. Most of us just admire these great champions. Others take the plunge and create and build as entrepreneurs themselves. Just about all of us benefit from the results of these heroes of the IT industry. Whoever you are, I would like to draw...
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released findings from a cyber security study which focused on the economic espionage aspects of the cyber threat. Their report, available at: GAO-12-876T : Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability To Commit Economic Espionage provides an update an...
Kontich, Belgium, June 26, 2012 --(PR.com)-- E3 Agency Network, an international association of independent marketing communications agencies, recently launched its new Global Insights magazine with the June 2012 issue, entitled “Making Recruitment Work.” Written and edite...
In this episode of GameHunks, Chris, Cooper, Billy, and Lauren discuss gaming fatigue and the particularly sleep-inducing moments from E3 2012. We also share our insights on free-to-play games and how to set up your game mechanics to best capitalize on this trend. Lauren also plugs he...
One out of 18 people die from a stroke. Those who live are lucky, but still deal with its after effects, as strokes often damage the areas in the brain that coordinate movement. In the U.K., fewer than 20% of affected survivors recover enough arm and hand use to be self-sufficient̵...
GameSalad is proud to introduce the special series,"The Ace Files" courtesy of GameSalad Sous Chef Ace Connell (@mynameisace on the GameSalad forums). In this post, Ace shares his insight on game development for clients versus creating your own original IP. Welcome to my new series of...
This week game makers and gamers alike have made their way to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. So far, the big announcements have come from Xbox and Nintendo and it’s all about multi-screens. Microsoft announced Xbox SmartGlass, an app that will work with Windows ...
Shelly Palmer chats with Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander on Fox 5 News at 10 about E3.
Nintendo on Tuesday revealed more about its upcoming Wii U video game console, including more than 20 games in development and new uses for its GamePad screen.But consumers will have to wait a while longer to know exactly what the system, expected in stores this holiday season, will co...
This special edition of GameHunks focuses on E3 2012 coverage. On the opening day of E3, GameHunk's Chris, Cooper, and Billy talk about what announcements are they excited for and what they feel will be a let down this week. No big surprises here, but Cooper is stoked for the Wii U. T...
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is the ultimate video game conference. Journalists, critics, celebrities, and industry heavyweights from around the globe flock to Southern California in early summer to be on hand as developers unveil their new game titles …...
Microsoft is hoping to create an immersive experience across multiple devices where users can consume different, complementary content on each platform with new software called Xbox SmartGlass, unveiled at the E3 entertainment expo.  Read the full story at PC World
In this episode of GameHunks, Chris, Cooper, Billy, and Lauren talk about their favorite video game soundtracks. From retro favorites like Super Metroid and Final Fantasy 7 to new classics like Robot Unicorn Attack and Canabalt, they dissect the elements of sound design that make up a...
I have the greatest market research focus group in the world.  I have teenage children.  They are smarter than me and find ways of using new applications, services, and technologies long before I’ve heard of them.  Their usage patterns and methods of communicating ...
Secaucus, NJ, May 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- ZT Systems, a leading provider of complete server and rack-level hardware solutions optimized for large and hyperscale data centers, today announced new server platforms powered by the efficient new Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 pr...
GameSalad is pleased to work with iD Tech Camps, the leading summer technology program. During this weeklong, day, and overnight program, ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++ and Java programs, websites, digital movies, 3D models and animations, robots and more. There are ...
San Francisco, CA, April 20, 2012 --(PR.com)-- GiGse announced today the list of startups selected for the Startup Launchpad at the iGaming conference to be held in San Francisco, CA, on April 24th-26th, 2012, at the Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel. For the first time, the e...
Thanks for reading "What's New in HTML5!"  This is a series of articles that I publish each week to keep track of developments around HTML5 for the enterprise mobility market. I speak to enterprise mobility vendors, developers and consultants daily, and many of them advocate ...
The story of Angry Birds is coming to a little screen and big screen near you. The wildly popular game is being turned into an animated series expected to debut this fall, game developer Rovio said at the MIPTV conference in Canne, France.Read the full story at CNET Read more Top Stori...