Archive for the ‘Game’ Category

How they made Gravity: Behind-the-scenes video shows the pioneering “Light Box” technology that created the special effects.

I’d read about the technology that Alfonso Cuarón and his crew created to make Gravity possible, but it’s a different thing to see it. In this video released over the holidays, you can. It really gets going around 1:35—and the amazing “Light Box” technology shows up around 2:30: That “Light Box” is the really ingenious […]

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Eindhoven verdedigt titel tijdens WK RoboCup 2013

Na edities in Singapore, Istanbul en Mexico City vindt dit jaar het WK RoboCup plaats in Eindhoven, van 26 tot en met 30 juni. Naar verwachting nemen zo’n 2500 technici uit ongeveer 40 landen deel aan het wereldkampioenschap. Zij gaan de strijd aan met hun reddingsrobots, zorgrobots, dansrobots en voetbalrobots. Het team van de TU […]

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Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

Traditional urban planning in the Netherlands with top down master plans and large scale area development is over. This is partly due to the financial crisis, demographic change, peak mobility, and the digitization of urban society. The challenge of large future  investment projects is to optimize and make better use of existing resources. Cities will […]

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Bringing Minecraft-style games to the Open Web

Shortly after Christmas 2012 (about 3 and a half weeks ago) the Story of Mojang was intentionally released as a torrent. I watched it and was inspired. A year earlier I had purchased 2 copies of Minecraft for my nephews to play (and they haven’t done much else since) but as gaming hasn’t been a […]

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In 80 dagen de virtuele wereld rond

De jeugd groeit op in een fascinerende, virtuele wereld met mobieltjes, computer, internet, tablets, en wat in de toekomst nog ontwikkeld zal worden. Aandacht voor het opgroeien in en met het virtuele milieu is noodzakelijk en vanzelfsprekend. Volwassenen hebben antwoorden nodig om hun kinderen en leerlingen te kunnen opvoeden en begeleiden, want deze generatie volwassenen […]


LEGO Mindstorms EV3: the better, faster, stronger generation of robotic programming | KurzweilAI

Lego is back with another generation of MindStorms, the company’s consumer robotics line aimed at introducing application programming to a younger generation, TechCrunch reports. The new kit includes directions for up to 17 different robots, most of which look like scary-style animals, such as snakes and scorpions. via LEGO Mindstorms EV3: the better, faster, stronger […]

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Game Theory

Although not totally right, it’s often written that social interactions are what make humans very different from animals. In fact, Joel Brown, a renowned professor in ecology, once told me that, as a result, game theory ruled our every day’s lives. While naive people play games they are not aware of, paranoid people imagine themselves […]

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Teach Electronics Through Puppets in New Kids’ Show

Adafruit, the kit-based electronics retailer and promoter of hobbyist engineering, is aiming to teach electronics to a younger demographic. So young that they’re enlisting the help of puppets. Their new online show, titled Circuit Playground, will teach the essentials of electronics and circuitry to children through kid-friendly dolls with names like Cappy the Capacitor and Hans the […]


Wake N’ Shake Alarm Clock Makes Getting Out of Bed a Game You Play with Friends

Wake N’ Shake now includes 50 different achievements you can earn for waking up on time or early and quickly dismissing the alarm by shaking your phone. Plus, as you use the app you get points, and that score determines where you fall on the leaderboard of your friends (via Facebook.) The more you wake […]

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The San Francisco Games Revolution Is Over

Games have always been considered expensive, risky investments – and with good reason. When a company whose founders are responsible for such legendary franchises as Grand Theft Auto blows $100 million on an online version of the same idea, it scares the living daylights out of prospective investors. However the appetite to invest has always […]