Posted by DavidKayeBennette on September 16, 2013 ·
It’s one trend that’s been hard to miss, being mostly clipped and/or strapped in plain sight. To spell it out, hardware startups — and the devices they’re making — are having a moment, thanks in major part to crowdfunding websites providing the funding bridge between a promising prototype and the cost of manufacturing a shipping product.
Fuelled by crowdfunding, hardware startups [...]
Posted by VirgilLydick on September 13, 2013 ·
If you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well buy ‘em. That’s the attitude telecom infrastructure vendor Genband is taking in the escalating war between carriers and over-the-top (OTT) text, voice and video communications apps. On Thursday, Genband revealed it has bought fring, an early pioneer of mobile VoIP and video chat services, kicking off what many industry watchers believe will be [...]
on September 12, 2013 ·
Developer-publisher Square Enixhas a new free-to-play Final Fantasy role-playing game (RPG) in development.
Called Final Fantasy Agito, the game is set to reach iOS- and Android-powered smartphones in the near future, and was previewed recently inFamitsu magazine. Polygon explains:
Set in a the world ofFinal Fantasy Type-0(an RPG released by Square Enix for the PSP in Japan only two years ago)Agitois [...]
Posted by cinthiaspagnolia on September 10, 2013 ·
What do you get when you put a pair of board gaming geeks who have worked at NVIDIA, Google, LucasArts, and Ubisoft together in the same room? It probably looks like Tangible Play, debuting at Disrupt SF.
Founded by Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler this lean startup aims to mix augmented reality, animated graphics, and audio with traditional board game elements. While this idea isn’t new, Sharma [...]
Posted by PaulM.Miller on September 3, 2013 ·
Fast Co Design has released the first in a six-part history of Apple’s design team, centered on Senior Vice President of Design and company icon Jony Ive. Comprised of stories from dozens of former Apple employees, the history puts personal spins on the development of some of the most design-forward Cupertino company products — most notably, the early iMac. It’s a much more human [...]