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Real World Robotics Platform Aimed At Children

Real World Robotics Platform Aimed At Children

January 23, 2017

In case you missed the announcement with the end of the year and all of the political noise that seemingly still won’t end, even in this new year, there is an innovative new robot platform you should know about ... Full Story

Google Wants You To Know

Google Wants You To Know

December 9, 2016

Google wants you to know about Artificial Intelligence, that is. You most certainly have seen a story or two or three even about Artificial Intelligence. Whether the story is about Facebook and Google as well as others and their Artificial ... Full Story

Amazon Unleashes New Game Engine

Amazon Unleashes New Game Engine

February 12, 2016

Get this, the new Amazon games engine is actually best described as an offshoot of CryEngine by Crytek. According to Amazon, this new release is named ‘Lumberyard’ and looks to something of a gamechanger in it’s own right. Start ... Full Story

Next Generation Game Controller?

Next Generation Game Controller?

December 25, 2015

Maybe so. If you take a closer look at a recent action by the game maker Nintendo that may very well be your conclusion. Take a look for yourself. It turns out that Nintendo filed a patent application for what ... Full Story

Spurring Youngsters Forward With Technology

Spurring Youngsters Forward With Technology

June 5, 2015

An innovative new product just hit the market aimed squarely at children who have even a little bit of interest in either drawing, programming or both. This comes in the form of what can be best be described as a ... Full Story

Perfect Workout With Technology

Perfect Workout With Technology

February 4, 2015

Here’s the thing. You may be like many people who are searching for a way to create the perfect workout. Now of course, others curse it and claim it is nothing more than a diperfect workout is a loaded ... Full Story

What Happens When Waterparks Embrace Video Games?

What Happens When Waterparks Embrace Video Games?

December 19, 2014

The answer could be the answer to those parents who fret that their children spend too much time playing “those video games”. The answer comes from Richmond, British Columbia. There, a forward thinking water park has embraced the video game ... Full Story

Audience Entertainment SDK Will be Interactive Fun to Movie Theaters

Audience Entertainment SDK Will be Interactive Fun to Movie Theaters

August 25, 2014

Audience Entertainment believes the future of entertainment is not in linear content delivery, but rather in making the entire experience enjoyable and engaging, right down to the ads. The technology they’re developing allows for interactive content in movie theater ... Full Story

PlayStation 4 Selling Record Numbers; Sony not Really Sure Why

PlayStation 4 Selling Record Numbers; Sony not Really Sure Why

August 22, 2014

Sony’ PlayStation 4 video game console has surpassed 10 million systems sold worldwide since its release less than a year ago, a record pace for the company’s gaming hardware that is leaving them slightly scratching their heads over the ... Full Story

Nike LED Basketball Court Helping Train Chinese B-Ballers

Nike LED Basketball Court Helping Train Chinese B-Ballers

August 16, 2014

Nike and Kobe Bryant have been touring China throughout the summer for their RISE competition and documentary, the latter of which chronicles their efforts to teach leadership skills, positive thinking, and advanced basketball training.

The competition aspect of the event ... Full Story

Tropico 5 Striking Fear in the Hearts of Dictatorships

Tropico 5 Striking Fear in the Hearts of Dictatorships

August 9, 2014

There are times when entertainment and technology strike a little too close to home in real world affairs, and the PC simulation game Tropico 5 was one of those times. The ruling party of Thailand, a military junta that took ... Full Story

Samsung’s 105” Curved TV can be had for a Mere $120K

Samsung’s 105” Curved TV can be had for a Mere $120K

August 1, 2014

The Rolls-Royce of Televisions, Samsung’s 105-inch, 4K ultra high definition television is now up for sale on pre-order, and will be made available in the fourth quarter of this year. Which should be plenty of time for consumers to ... Full Story

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet a Powerful New Force in Mobile Gaming

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet a Powerful New Force in Mobile Gaming

July 23, 2014

Nvidia is adding to their Shield line of products with perhaps the most powerful gaming tablet yet to hit the market, Shield. The $299 to $399 tablet (depending on storage of 16 or 32-GB respectively) will allow gamers to play ... Full Story

Can Cloud-Gaming Replace the Faltering Free-to-Play Gaming Model?

Can Cloud-Gaming Replace the Faltering Free-to-Play Gaming Model?

July 17, 2014

A curious phenomenon arose in gaming (particularly online gaming) some years back; companies started to make their games available for free. Where previously the majority of games required either a one-time purchase or a monthly subscription (or both), the new ... Full Story

Reading Rainbow to Foster Joy of Reading in Children Through Modern Technology

Reading Rainbow to Foster Joy of Reading in Children Through Modern Technology

July 11, 2014

8 years after being canceled following a 21 season run from 1983 through 2006, the multiple Peabody and Emmy-award winning series Reading Rainbow has been resurrected in a new, digital form, but with the same staunch mission in mind: to ... Full Story

New Lego Line to Import Real Creations into Virtual Worlds

New Lego Line to Import Real Creations into Virtual Worlds

June 20, 2014

Lego has taken their building block toys in many different directions. They’ve sent them onto the high seas, into the medieval past, and into the far-flung future. They’ve even scattered them amongst several different popular properties like The ... Full Story

Australian Online Casino Gambling Site Does Responsive Design Well

Australian Online Casino Gambling Site Does Responsive Design Well

June 20, 2014

Although we cover gaming as a topic here at Wizards of Technology we generally stay away from writing articles that revolve around online casinos, poker and other forms of Internet gambling. Not for any reason in specific we just haven’t ... Full Story

Samsung Working with Oculus on their VR Headset

Samsung Working with Oculus on their VR Headset

June 11, 2014

In late May, we heard that Samsung was not only prepared to enter the VR headset market with their own headset, but that their headset might actually be the first to hit the market, ahead of both the Oculus Rift ... Full Story

Latest Chrome Beta for Android Adds Chromecast Streaming

Latest Chrome Beta for Android Adds Chromecast Streaming

May 28, 2014

The latest beta update for Google’s Chrome browser offers an experimental and thus far slightly flawed glimpse at what will likely be a very cool and useful feature in the due time: the ability to stream video content from ... Full Story

Roller Coaster Synced Up With Oculus Rift for Experiment

Roller Coaster Synced Up With Oculus Rift for Experiment

May 26, 2014

It’s a brave new world for virtual reality game development, with the possibilities of tasks and experiences that could be had in the virtual world being limited only by the imagination of the minds in the real one.

One ... Full Story