Category: Technology

Switching Up

Innovation means different things to different people. As a creative technologist, I try to look in all different directions to inform my work, not least of which is my gaming history, and quite frankly, the Switch has triggered so much excitement in my childlike mind, that I can’t help but love it.

Virtual Worlds Contribute Research for Science

Believe it or not, over the years virtual worlds, such as World of Warcraft, have contributed to research and development for the medical sciences. Introduced in September of 2005, ‘Corrupted Blood’ (a spell which became a virus in the software itself), occurred as a result of combat with a boss called Hakkar the Soulflayer. The

The Reality of HoloLens

At the recent E3 games show in LA, Microsoft and Mojang unveiled an innovative new holographic version of video game Minecraft. Using Microsoft’s HoloLens, Mojang demonstrated how holographic gaming can offer heightened levels of immersive interaction and hugely improved capabilities.

Virtual Reality Lineup

2016 is the year that virtual reality is finally within our grasp, with the launch of some of the biggest VR headsets occurring throughout the first half of the year. The question is, how do they stack up against each other and why should we consider using them for gaming, or even for business purposes?

Exploration and the App

They found themselves drifting wayward in the Pacific Ocean. Nothing guiding them but the commanding currents beneath. Though their voyage from Panama to Peru wasn’t going as planned. They were lost. Falling just short of Inca homeland. However, on March 14th, 1535, Tomas de Berlanga and his crew eventually found land. Moreover, he had discovered

Games-based Learning

Ian Livingstone, the man responsible for the ridiculously successful game franchises Warhammer and Tomb Raider, has applied to the Department of Education to launch a Free School focusing on games-based learning.

Making It Wearable

As Intel prepare to announce the winners of their Make It Wearable competition, we thought it’d be a good time to consider what kind of impact wearable technology could have on our lives in the upcoming years. Although some companies have already taken the plunge into creative designs, we’ll also consider future uses of this technology…

Drones, Privacy and the Postman

Drones. Scary huh? Say the word to most people and the image conjured up is one of unmanned flying machines delivering indiscriminate death and destruction somewhere in the Middle East. Mention drone use in a civilian capacity and people will immediately start questioning their use, citing breeches of privacy and human rights.

Level 4 Warlock

I’m a consumer. I have an Xbox One. I talk to our clients via Skype on my Xbox One when I work from home, and yes, like the rest of civilisation, I have purchased Destiny. In Destiny, I am currently a level 4 Warlock.

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