College pranks usually involve livestock, panties, the use of permanent marker on an unconscious, not-so-innocent partygoer or a combination thereof. But when you gather the cream of the geek crop at a hallowed higher learning institution like MIT, those playful tricks turn into wide-scale works of technical wonderment.
That's Jake Elliott, one half of Cardboard Computer, alongside fellow developer Tamas Kemenczy; musician Ben Babbitt composes the game's haunting score. Elliott has a rough idea of when the fourth act will go live, but that timing is a secret for now. A lot about the fourth act is shrouded in mystery, including why it's taken so long to develop.
Smartphones are no longer the utilitarian pieces of electronics that they were nearly a decade ago. For some, they have become a lifestyle choice and even a fashion statement. Despite that, smartphones are still usually designed with somber and subdued colors, sharp edges, and serious looks that remind people of their less than personal function.
Gaming industry parties and events used to be dominated with scantily clad models, nearly all of which were female, to promote games and get attendees' attention. Thanks to criticism and larger conversations about gender parity in the industry, that trend has since plummeted in the West. And all of that made asingle exception at this year's Game Developers Conference so notable.
You may not have realized it, but there's a war going on in video calling. The space between impromptu, FaceTime-style smartphone chats and huge, custom conference suite installations is widening, as offices evolve and collaborations span countries not just cubicles.
Exclusive titles are nothing new to the world of gaming. Man fan-favorite games are only available on one console or another. One of the biggest reasons for this is due to the fact that they're first-part titles, meaning that Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo is behind the game's development.
A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Google that alleges fraud because the media giant sometimes requires people wanting a free Gmail account to spend seconds filling out a two-word CAPTCHA—the second word of which is not for security purposes and instead provides an economic gain to Google unbeknownst to the user.
When taking photos, whether it be of sights or people, sometimes shooting through a window is unavoidable, and that means there's probably going to be glare or reflections. Turns out, researchers at MIT's Media Lab are looking to address this, as their Camera Culture Group is developing a camera that can take photos through glass without any reflections.
The site is like Google for moving images. The ability to pull up specific scenes and feelings has made GIFs the lexicon of digital communication. From emails and texts to Twitter and Tinder , the lo-fi visual format has made its way into everyday conversations. When Alex Chung founded Giphy, he brought in a few friends to help set up the GIF-engine.
If you saw a USB donglesticking out of the wall of your building, what would you do? That's part of the premise of dead drops , a media arts project started by Germany's Aram Bartholl in 2010. Dead drops consist ofUSB sticks that people place in the world—in any public place—to encourage anonymous file sharing between strangers.
"The only way[tounlock the iPhone] would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. We think it's bad news to write, and we would never write it," Cook said.the government can compel Apple to write software that would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world."This filing, we found out about the filing from the press.
A team of students from MIT has won the top spot in a design contest for the SpaceX Hyperloop high-speed transportation system. The contest was held at Texas A&M University and included over 100 other design teams from around the world. The MIT students are all graduate students and won the overall design award for the pod that will ride inside the Hyperloop.
Most people will think they won’t really know what how scary a Stagefright infection of their phone is, and that’s because it does take a good amount of work from a hacker to execute a good Stagefright hack. Or at least, it used to be hard work.
Samsung is giving you another reason to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain this Spring. The tech giant partnered with the theme park management to bring the Gear VR and launch a new roller coaster ride called known as ' The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster'. It's nothing to be afraid of because it's just virtual reality--really.
The Marvel Comics character Deadpool is running for "El Presidente" to be more specific, complete with his own SuperPac. Announced this afternoon by Fox is the fact that Deadpool (a fictional character, we must remind you) is "officially exploring a run for President. They've suggested that a SuperPac is also now in effect under the name "Weapon X-ers for Progress.
One of the issues that people have with Sony digital cameras are seemingly arbitrary limits on things like video recording time and locks to the language menu. Limiting video recording to only 30 minutes means that you can't do things like record an entire birthday party in one go, you have to record it in 30-minute chunks.
Scientists at New York University work with machines that'll soon learn like humans, dramatically shortening the time it takes for a robot to adapt. Creativity is what they're teaching, and the robot apocalypse is nearly upon us.
Specifically this is in relation to the San Bernardino terrorism case last December of 2015. The federal agency requested Apple for some data that could help in the investigation. Apple willingly complied and gave the data available in their database. Search warrants and subpoenas were provided so Apple did their best to help.
The TRIbella Wine Aerator is designedto pour and aerate your red wine with both “joy and elegance”. This multi-stream wine aeration device strives to make pouring your wine simple, elegant, and drip free. That’s all fine but let’ssee how well it does during a couple evenings with my wife’s Friday night wine club on whether it is truly up to the task.