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Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Pokemon Go Proves More Socially Addictive than Twitter and Facebook

July 13, 2016

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So much buzz about Pokemon Go right now. From developers Niantic looking at brand sponsored locations and the US Holocaust Museum banning players, to one player finding a dead body and others being lured into a robbery – there is sorcery afoot. Pervasive gaming has arrived! Pokémon Go has quickly become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time. […]

Augmented Reality Toys Represent a New Era in Gaming

May 7, 2016

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Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]

Tech bits: Hidden trackers, awesome Goliath projects and the Pale Blue Dot

December 23, 2014

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Surveillance has been one of the big stories this  year but do not assume it is only big government in action, corporates who covet personal data are just as intrusive. Companies who want to couple themselves to us by using personal details to market to us individually are big data snatchers too. In an excellent BBC […]

3D Printshow London: an introduction to the UK’s biggest 3D print event

November 20, 2013

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Just a quick post today to showcase a video I put together at the 3D Print Show London last year. It was the inaugural event and featured a range of exhibitors from commercial desktop 3D printer systems (Formlab, Makerbot, Cube etc) to large engineering and academic research projects (Europac, University of Nottingham). Some of the […]

British Science Festival 2013: Grand Theft Bicycle and the political takedown

September 27, 2013

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Rockstar Games title ‘Grand Theft Auto 5‘ is pure box office. Every new incarnation in this series of shoot ’em, carve ’em, rob ’em, drive ’em away and blow ’em ups seems to have broken records on its release. Achieving $1 billion in sales in its first three days is testament to the game’s popularity […]

Google Glass and mobile tools focus on local stories

September 3, 2013

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There is something to admire in Google’s local stance. While everybody waits with bated breath to see how much Google Glass will change our world, if this article from The Atlantic is right then the company may be looking at a way to provide a vibrant future for local and community newspapers. It looks like […]

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