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Mobile Game Operates On Player's Neurofeedback [Video] - PSFK

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Video game allows you to compete brain-to-brain with other players by harnessing neural signals.
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"It gets you away from TV" Geocaching leaves participants hooked on searching | Sheboygan Press

"It gets you away from TV" Geocaching leaves participants hooked on searching | Sheboygan Press | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
But he was also hooked.

These days, the 69-year-old retiree, who bought a GPS unit that same day, ventures out several times a week with his wife, Maryann, in search of any of the more than 8,500 geocaches now hidden throughout Wisconsin.

He's also working to generate interest in geocaching — which Kaczik said is a fancy word for using "billion dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods."

"It gets you away from the TV set, and it takes you to places you didn't even know existed," Kaczik said.


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New Mass Market Family Entertainment Form? Geocaching Treasure Hunting in Lansdale

New Mass Market Family Entertainment Form? Geocaching Treasure Hunting in Lansdale | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it

For those who dream of treasure hunts and couldn’t get enough of scavenger hunts as a kid, geocaching is the ultimate game.

Geocaching Basics
“Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices,” according to the geocaching website.

Members of the geocaching network hide a cache somewhere in the world and list its coordinates on the website's “Hide & Seek a Cache” page.

To hide the cache, there are certain rules that participants must abide by.

The number one rule on the website is that all local laws apply, followed by making sure the landowner has given permission to place a cache on public or private property.


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Pokemon Go "Field Test" Sign-Ups Go Live in Japan, Other Regions Coming Later

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Developer Niantic giving some players early access to the app for testing purposes.
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Niantic Labs Raises $20 Million to Turn the World Into An Augmented Reality Playground

he Pokemon Company officially announced a partnership with Niantic Labs last month: Niantic will build a new augmented reality game called Pokemon Go that will allow players to catch Pokemons in the world around them. A smart phone app will direct them to real-world places, where they will be able to “capture” them as virtual objects.

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Play This Game and Win a Job!

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By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Updated March 14, 2016 12:01 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Last fall, Barclays PLC began testing a new tool for attracting young job applicants: a mobile videogame. More than 4,500 mostly college seniors have played the Barclays-branded version of Stockfuse, a free stock-trading game that uses real-time market data. About 8% have applied for positions at the international bank, and so far 17 have landed jobs. Stockfuse, developed by SHFuse Inc., a New York-based startup, is just one of a new breed of apps that invite people to play games that also serve as real-world recruiting tools. JOURNAL REPORT Insights from The Experts Read more at WSJ.com/LeadershipReport MORE IN WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY How I Tamed the Email Beast at Work Ten Rules of Etiquette for Videoconferencing How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Assistants The Key to Getting Workers to Stop Wasting Time Online Wearables in the Workplace Bring Legal Concerns Such apps aim to shed light on how a candidate might perform in a job based on how he or she performs in a game. With Stockfuse, for example, what stocks a player invests in and the returns achieved typically provide plenty of data for consideration. Games from other developers range from solving mazes to managing a simulated sushi restaurant. Depending on the game, app developers build a detailed analysis of a player’s abilities and share them with the interested employer. An evaluation might tag a person as a potential leader for showing tenacity and grit, or discount another’s abilities for making snap decisions and showing poor judgment. PLAY YOUR OWN GAME These sites offer games used in recruiting. Stockfuse.com Knack.it Pymetrics.com Some games take just a few minutes to play, while others can go on indefinitely, with players picking up wherever they left off each time they log in. The idea, says Guy Halfteck, founder and chief executive of Knack Inc., a recruitment-and-evaluation app developer, is to measure a job candidate’s strengths and weaknesses in a way that’s fun for that person. Truer measure? Knack was founded in 2010 and says it now has more than 200 employers that use its three mobile games for recruiting, including Daimler Trucks North America LLC and Royal Bank of Canada. SHFuse landed Barclays as one of its first employer clients after participating in a startup accelerator program that Barclays helped run. Pymetrics Inc. is a more recent addition to the sector and has about a dozen recruiting games. ENLARGE Employers, for their part, say the games can give a more objective picture of a candidate than traditional candidate-screening tactics. There is no acting, as there often is in interviews, or self-reporting, as in a personality test. “The hardest part of assessing talent is that [job candidates] have been trained so well,” says Alison Keefe, a university-relations manager at specialty coffee company Keurig Green Mountain Inc. In a typical interview, many provide the kind of answers that employers are looking for, but those responses aren’t necessarily candid, she says, so it can be “hard to get past the veneer.” Last spring, Keurig began asking job applicants to play games like Bomba Blitz, from Knack, to be considered for mostly entry-level engineering positions. In Bomba Blitz, players must outsmart fiery invaders by slinging water balloons at them with varying degrees of power. More than 275 candidates have been asked to play Bomba Blitz or one of Knack’s other two games. Nearly two dozen have been hired. “It supports our impression of people or gives new information,” says Ms. Keefe, who uses a special online application for hiring managers to review the results. Players also come to such games on their own, either through the websites of the app developers or through app stores. Some will play because an app offers them career-aptitude advice and other kinds of evaluations as part of its service. Others play in an effort to get noticed by employers, who pay fees ranging from 99 cents to review a single candidate’s gameplay to more than $15,000 a month for large companies that do a lot of hiring on a regular basis. Games and gamification By using mobile games, employers are tapping into a growing trend. People played them on average more than two hours a day in 2014, up 57% from 2012, says research firm NPD Group. Videogames in general are fairly common in workplace break rooms today, and gamelike mechanics are baked into many company training programs, a practice known as gamification. Still, using games as recruiting tools has its flaws. Job seekers might not take the games seriously enough, experts warn, or they may get the impression a company requires employees to jump through arbitrary hoops to get ahead. “When you apply for a job, that’s a pretty high-stakes situation,” says Jan Plass, a professor of digital media and learning sciences at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Games are inherently fun, Prof. Plass says, so using them as a hiring tool “is potentially very confusing” for candidates. To be sure, employers say they aren’t basing hiring decisions solely on how candidates perform in a game. “They’ve only just started to gain traction,” says Karl Kapp, a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and author of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.” “There is not a huge body of science behind them at all.” Desired traits These kinds of games are based on years of research and development and use sophisticated algorithms for measuring traits in players such as perseverance, motivation and grit. Last year, Muhammad Jabakhanji was asked to play Knack’s Dashi Dash game, which at the time was called Wasabi Waiter, after applying for a position as a senior project manager at consulting company Alpin Ltd. It was the first time an employer ever asked him to play a game to get a job, and he was tasked with running a virtual sushi restaurant. “It wasn’t your normal, boring aptitude test,” says the 32-year-old, who ended up getting hired and now works for the company in Abu Dhabi. “It was tricky,” he says. “You had to really put some thought into it.” Ms. Needleman is a reporter in New York for The Wall Street Journal. Email her at sarah.needleman@wsj.com.
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The State of the Mobile Experience: How People Use Their Phones Today [Infographic]

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Learn more about the current state of the mobile experience, and how phone calls fit into the buyer's journey.
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Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from The Little Mermaid,...
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Augmented reality expert explains how AR will help humanity

Augmented reality expert explains how AR will help humanity | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
While AR is still in its infancy, it has the potential to literally change the way we see the world.

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City Mash Up

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Urban development and decay create swaths of dead space in our cities: empty walls, dark overpasses, abandoned stations and the urbanite’s imagination—all ignored canvases waiting to be painted. Th...
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Here Are the Most Innovative Tourism Organizations of 2014

Here Are the Most Innovative Tourism Organizations of 2014 | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
There are tons of awards honoring innovation -- "best of," "top 10," and other variations -- in airline, airports, hotels, destinations, and online tools i
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Grand illusions

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YOUR correspondent stands, in a pleasingly impossible way, in orbit. The Earth is spread out beneath. A turn of the head reveals the blackness of deep space behind...
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Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media - YouTube

At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT's new scrying pool for imaginin...
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Gamasutra: Muhammad Ayub's Blog - Navigating the maze using Environmental Narratives

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Teaching Geography Through Geocaching. Bring geography to life with a real world treasure hunt.

Teaching Geography Through Geocaching. Bring geography to life with a real world treasure hunt. | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it

"Treasure hunts may bring to mind pirates and hidden caches of jewels, but around May 2000, the phrase took on a whole new meaning. Geocaching is a global treasure hunt with millions of seekers. Participants use GPS enabled devices to track down hidden containers, and log their finds and experiences online."


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Geocaching 3.5.1 Apk Download Android Full Mod Apk

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First Pokemon Go Footage Reportedly Revealed, See It Here

First Pokemon Go Footage Reportedly Revealed, See It Here | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
This is what it looks like to catch Pokemon in the real world.
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More news on the new #PokémonGo release in 2016. The new #AR #game from #NianticLabs
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Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge

Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps.

Google is seeking the world's best Pokémon Master to officially join the company!


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Now probably this is the coolest prank ever! While I was watching the video, I totally forgot that it's April Fool's and I was about to download the app!

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Now probably this is the coolest prank ever! While I was watching the video, I totally forgot that it's April Fool's and I was about to download the app!

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TED 2016: Virtual and augmented reality steal the show

TED 2016: Virtual and augmented reality steal the show | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
The era of computer screens is ending, the TED Talks heard today, with virtual and augmented reality wowing the crowds with non-gaming applications.
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Google/Motorola’s New Moonshot “Spotlight Stories” Is A Mobile Virtual Reality Movie Medium

Google/Motorola’s New Moonshot “Spotlight Stories” Is A Mobile Virtual Reality Movie Medium | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
Spotlight Stories is a new artistic medium Google and Motorola launched today that puts users inside an animated featurette if they spin 360-degrees while..
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Augmented Reality: The Next 20 Years

Presentation on trends and future research directions in Augmented Reality. Given by Mark Billinghurst at the Smart Cloud 2015 conference on September 16th, 20…

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I am still not sure what I think of this really - I'd love to hear some of your thoughts....tweet me on @normanpeires

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Museums Embrace Digital

Museums Embrace Digital | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
Do not touch. No flash photography. Ancient texts boxed in glass cases. Stand an unsaid but implicitly agreed-upon distance from the art. Paid membership requirements. In a museum, we are encourage...
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Disney Imagicademy

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Disney Imagicademy – Where Curiosity is a Magical Thing. A New World of Creativity and Learning. Coming December 2014.
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Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."
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Develop Alternate Reality Games on Mobile Phones

Develop Alternate Reality Games on Mobile Phones | Augmented Reality Games in Tourism | Scoop.it
Authoring Tool, SDK, Hosting. Be The First - Join The Beta
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