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Cardboard Game Boy - MaboroshiTira

Cardboard Game Boy - MaboroshiTira | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it

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Couldn't resist sharing this. Everybody needs a giant gameboy in their life! Love it. - HK

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San Francisco 49ers Flex Their Technology Muscles

San Francisco 49ers Flex Their Technology Muscles | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The San Francisco 49ers hosted their first preseason home game Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos. The match-up of two perennial NFL championship contenders was also noteworthy for being the inaugural game at Levi’s Stadium, located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. Levi’s Stadium isn’t just located [...]
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Perfect example of how a sports club should be, going forward. Manchester United announced last week they were banning tech from their stadium. The 49ers have spent $125million on tech and I believe they will be the first of many all over the world.


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Samsung Buys SmartThings for a Reported $200 Million

Samsung Buys SmartThings for a Reported $200 Million | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Samsung announced on Thursday that it was buying Internet of Things startup SmartThings for a reported $200 million.
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That's a lot of money considering SmartThings has only been around for two years. Just goes to show that big companies are seeing a lot of potential in the connected device market.

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.
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Britons spend longer on mobile gadgets and TV than sleeping

Britons spend longer on mobile gadgets and TV than sleeping | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Britons now spend more time using smartphones and tablets, watching television and listening to the radio than they do sleeping, thanks to the availability of broadband in the home and on the move, regulator Ofcom said on Thursday.
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Sounds about right! I am currently trying to stop my bad habit of watching TV whilst checking Facebook and sending texts...

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Apple and Samsung Have Called a Truce on Patent Wars Outside the U.S.

Apple and Samsung Have Called a Truce on Patent Wars Outside the U.S. | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
In the great professional fanboy fight that is Apple vs. Samsung, things might be about to grow up. The two companies have agreed to put an end to patent battles outside of the U.S..
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Ah, I love a happy ending!

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Gamers 'Hearing Voices Long After Playing'

Gamers 'Hearing Voices Long After Playing' | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
More than one in 10 people questioned say they have heard noises or voices after sessions playing video games.
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I know that after extensive testing of Matmi's own Rollabear I was hearing the yelps of those flying bears for a long time!

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Short experimental film made up of over 3500 photos of ice cream. Music: Bobby Vinton - "Mr. Lonely" Camera: Canon 5D markII Canon 24-105mm
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I never thought I'd be able to relate to melting ice cream... Until now.

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Stoic: Apple is frustrated with App Store pricing

Stoic: Apple is frustrated with App Store pricing | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The Banner Saga dev claims that Apple shares concern about the dominance of free games
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Apple disapprove of the price of apps on the App Store- and the consumer demand of something for nothing.

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But What Does Lorde Think of The Oculus Rift?

But What Does Lorde Think of The Oculus Rift? | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Calling Zuckerburg and Lucky: if you ever need a box quote for the Rift's commercial launch, you are all set.
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I tend to agree with pretty much everything Lorde says because she is great, but I genuinely second the Oculus Rift rollercoaster experience. We tested it out with The Smiler and although it was extremely cool, I almost threw up on myself... All in all a pretty authentic rollercoaster experience!

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Snapchat Adds Filters That Unlock Art Based on Your Location

Snapchat Adds Filters That Unlock Art Based on Your Location | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Snapchat just added a collection of geo-filters to its popular app, allowing users to add fun labels to their snaps based on wherever they're located.
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The 8 Most Annoying Things Your Phone Does in Summer

The 8 Most Annoying Things Your Phone Does in Summer | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Summer's in full swing, and with it comes cellphone problems and dangers. Here are tips and tricks for annoying things your phone does during the summer.
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Major first world problems here but all of these things bug me SO MUCH. 

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The beautiful surreal worlds of Erik Johansson

The beautiful surreal worlds of Erik Johansson | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson produces some remarkable illusions. If you are curious about how his latest image--entitled Landfall--was put together then this video has a lot of the answers as Erik takes us through the process from concept to completion.
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Brilliantly surreal Photography and Photoshop retouching. The 'Behind the scenes' video gives a little bit of insight into his process.


Check it out.


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Edit Post ‹ Sturdy Games — WordPress

Edit Post ‹ Sturdy Games — WordPress | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
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Here at Matmi we are quite fond of Unity- a lovely 3D development system. This post by one of our developers explains one of the lesser known bottlenecks in Unity and just how much of a performance increase you can get out of avoiding it. If you use Unity, this is a quick but worthwhile read.

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San Francisco 49ers Flex Their Technology Muscles

San Francisco 49ers Flex Their Technology Muscles | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The San Francisco 49ers hosted their first preseason home game Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos. The match-up of two perennial NFL championship contenders was also noteworthy for being the inaugural game at Levi’s Stadium, located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. Levi’s Stadium isn’t just located [...]
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Batteries are dead, smartphone charges itself using ambient sound - Pocket-lint

Batteries are dead, smartphone charges itself using ambient sound - Pocket-lint | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
This could be the greatest power discovery for mobiles, ever. Researchers in the UK have built a phone that is able to charge using ambient sound in the
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This is amazing! Who would've thought, that much needed charge is all around you. Apple please take note.

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Ten Top Tips to Develop a Successful Enterprise App

Ten Top Tips to Develop a Successful Enterprise App | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The UK’s leading app development company, Apadmi, has released a Star Trek-themed infographic detailing its top tips for creating enterprise apps. The graphic contains illustrations themed on the popular sci-fi series, including – fittingly - the Star Trek Enterprise, and lists the firm’s top ten recommendations for those looking to commission and/or create apps for enterprise.
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Nice infographic from our friends at Apadmi - CJ

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Why game accessibility matters

Why game accessibility matters | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Meet the people pushing to make video games more accessible to those with — and without — disabilities.
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Why Game Accessibility Matters.

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Facebook Affects Us Like a Drug | Social Media Today

Facebook Affects Us Like a Drug | Social Media Today | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
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Amazon opens a 'Create Your Own' 3D-printing store

Amazon opens a 'Create Your Own' 3D-printing store | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Not to be outdone by eBay, Amazon today opens the doors to a new 3D Printing Store that allows the customization of "more than 200 unique print on-demand products." Personalized dog tags, credit...
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What a brilliant way to bring 3D printing in to the mainstream!

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Mighty Tactical Shooter : A Turn-Based Shoot 'Em Up

Mighty Tactical Shooter : A Turn-Based Shoot 'Em Up | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
An 80's arcade themed turn-based tactical shoot 'em up. It's your move. DEMO AVAILABLE!
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Like Shmups? Like tactics? You'll love this game- it's genius!

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Instagram may have leaked an image of its Snapchat competitor, Bolt

Instagram may have leaked an image of its Snapchat competitor, Bolt | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Instagram seems to have accidentally posted a link to its new "one tap photo messaging app" Bolt inside Instagram for Android. Tapping the "free" button yields a dead end in the Google Play Store....
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Something tells me this could be a deliberate leak to build a bit of hype. Either way I'm looking forward to seeing whether this can compete with Snapchat!

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So you want to be a Unity3D game developer? | Dark Genesis | Dark Genesis

So you want to be a Unity3D game developer? | Dark Genesis | Dark Genesis | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Unity3D has been making great strides of late, it’s has been one of the big go-to middleware engines for budding iOS and Android game developers and even
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Are casual indie games a thing? Interview with Jake Brikett - Video Game News, Tips and Reviews

Are casual indie games a thing? Interview with Jake Brikett - Video Game News, Tips and Reviews | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Amongst all the AAA titles we sometimes forget about the little guys, the people that start off small and grow..
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A look into Casual Indie Games with my dev friend, Jake Birkett of Grey Alien Games.

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Kinect Sensors Used to Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

Kinect Sensors Used to Enhance Oculus Rift Experience | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Kinect and Oculus work together for an even more immersive experience.
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Oliver Kreylos showcases a demo using both the Oculus and Kinect together to create an immersive virtual environment. We look forward to seeing this demonstration using the Kinect 2.

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Elegant, cheap, simple folded cardboard mount turns your phone into an Oculus Rift

Elegant, cheap, simple folded cardboard mount turns your phone into an Oculus Rift | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Revealed at the Google IO conference, Cardboard is a scored, flat-pack box that you fold into set of cardboard goggles that hold your phone; an accompanying software package uses your phone's screen and accelerometer to create stereo-optical VR images in the manner of the Oculus Rift.
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Cool idea, be interesting to see how this works. We tried out the Oculus Rift with our Smiler game last year and although it made us pretty dizzy, we agreed it would be amazing if the technology was more accessible for people to try.

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