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Mobile Gaming on the Rise, Big Business for Some [Infographic]

I talk about them on my show iPad365. You might have a few of them on your smartphone or tablet. They might be simple games – sliding a wood block around – to complex games that take you to new worlds to destroy beasts. They could even just connect you with others to show your mental capacities. These are the games of the mobile device. And they are proving to become big business for some. Companies like Zynga grow on the mobile gaming platform. They produce games that are free, and paid games. Usually, the free games come with in-app...

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Sococo: Second Life for Your Office – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:50 — 135.1MB) In this day and age, a business doesn’t need to have a physical location. Heck, the employees might not even be in the same state or country. It’s called “Virtual organizations” – Your programmer might be in Ohio, your web developer in Florida and the graphic designer is in Germany. Nonetheless, you need to make sure they are continually productive in what they do. That is where Sococo comes in. They provide an integrated tool which creates a virtual office – cubicles, offices, common areas, meeting rooms. Each employee gets and...

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How Ford Learned from Avatar: Motion Capture – #fordtrends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:51 — 116.7MB) Last year when I went out to Dearborn, MI, we saw a lot with virtualization. A mock-up car where you put on the gloves and glasses, then saw yourself move around in that virtual world. However, Ford has taken it to a new level – by simply watching how Hollywood does it. More to the point – the movie Avatar. In this area, we look at how a person gets into and out of a car. They can go from a compact, to a heavy duty cab. The frame...

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Kids Walker Exoskeleton – Your 5 Year Old Wants Your Lunch Money

Remember the exoskeleton suit in Avatar that Col. Miles Quaritch got into or the suit that Obadiah Stane used in Iron Man? Thought to yourself – I want one? Well, maybe you can get that for not only you, but also your kids. The Kids Walker Exoskeleton suit is a big mechanical robot that you control. Sit down in the chair and navigate through the foot pedals and hand joysticks. And yes – this model is meant for Kids. The company – Sakakibara – not only makes exoskeletons, but also food mixing machines. Pretty interesting combination. The other exoskeleton looks like...