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This Nerf Gun Has a Built-In Camera

This Nerf Gun Has a Built-In Camera | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
A new Nerf gun has a built-in camera that takes photos and videos, allowing you to share them on Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
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Utter genius. Need some for the office! ^NB

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The Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung's first smartphone with a bent display

The Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung's first smartphone with a bent display | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
It's been over a year and a half since Samsung briefly (and from a distance) showed off the Youm, a prototype of a smartphone with a curved display that
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Very nice!

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The New Era Of Smart Dining | TechCrunch

The New Era Of Smart Dining | TechCrunch | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The restaurant industry has been around for a long time - since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known..
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Very interesting read about how we could all soon be dining...

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PC is not dead and mobile is shit (with Charts!)

PC is not dead and mobile is shit (with Charts!) | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
I've track a lot of data about my indie business in a giant spreadsheet and recently I did an analysis of 3 games to see the breakdown in sales per platform. I had a gut feeling that PC way outperformed Mac and mobile but I wanted to 100% confirm that. Just in case it's not clear from the image
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A favourite article of mine from a couple of years ago and still very valid now. Mobile should in no way be ignored, but desktop is the far greater earner.

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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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Mobile storms into the lead as the premier online retail channel for UK customers

Mobile storms into the lead as the premier online retail channel for UK customers | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Data from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking report reveals that, for the first time ever, more than half of visits to retail sites in the UK...
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BBC launches kids TV shows with coding and computing content - Software - News - HEXUS.net

BBC launches kids TV shows with coding and computing content - Software - News - HEXUS.net | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The new range of programming will shown across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies.
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Fantastic news!

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Sturdy Games » Blog Archive » Low cost development is possible- and you can do well from it!

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Low cost development.

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Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps | TechCrunch

Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps | TechCrunch | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this..
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It's interesting to see the contrast between the number of apps downloaded and the amount of time spent on them. Either way, we can only see app usage growing and growing.

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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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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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