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Electric Playground Interview

November 17, 2015 — 1 Comment

I remember when Victor first started Electric Playground…  25 years later they are turning up some of the old interviews.  (As you can tell we had a lot of fun doing this kind of stuff.)

This interview with Tommy Tallarcio was for a game called Wild 9 that we were developing at the time.

The link is here: Electric Playground

 

BritWeek 2016 is it’s 10th Anniversary, should be exciting. #BritWeek

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Underwater Drone

September 17, 2015 — Leave a comment

Super excited to support the OpenROV team.  I’ve been following them since they started and really like the design of the new Trident underwater drone.

KICKSTARTER LINK

http://www.openrov.com/

I met Dave Lang at TED 2013, he gave a short talk on the idea of the OpenROV

Very Happy that our UK gamers get to help us test PlayStation Now, if you want to help you can sign up on this page:

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/playstation-now/

We’re giving selected PlayStation Plus members2 who own a PS4 the chance to be among the first to experience PS Now – and you could be one of the lucky participants.

The UK private beta trial kicks off on PS4 soon and, for the initial stages, it won’t cost you anything to take part, so register your interest now and you could be selected to be on the front line of a gaming revolution.

So far I’ve tried multiple 3D printers.

Makerbot Replicator 2

Formlabs Form 1 (Upgraded to Form 1+)

Idea Maker F100L

To print large images can take these printers up to a day. FINALLY someone is doing it quickly and they demonstrate with a quick model print during this TED talk.

This device is designed for Enterprise work (should cost in the $100K range), so now we just need to wait for the home version.

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

This was a really FANTASTIC talk at TED about how your brain can learn to interpret new senses.

If you like tech stuff and psychology, then grab a cup of coffee or tea (if British) and enjoy this talk.

 As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces — such as a sensory vest — to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.

TED Starts Today

March 16, 2015 — Leave a comment



Waiting for the TED Fellows talks to start.

The TED Fellows program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers from a spectrum of disciplines. Every year, we look for 40 additional amazing change-makers to join the pack. Plug into this vibrant community by applying to be a Fellow, sponsoring the program or exploring their stories of growth and impact.

Also sat in on a bunch of Vancouver Startup company pitches for breakfast.  I was so close I could see the microphone shaking in their hands!

Sun Central was my favorite pitch.

Anyway it’s showtime!

Got front row in the main theater. Nice!



TED Conference 2015

March 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

Am heading to Vancouver, Canada for my 10th year TED Conference.  It kinda feels a bit like the Matrix movies where you download subjects into your brain rapidly, just imagine a week of that!  It’s amazing and I look forward to spending time with my friends that also go each year.

https://conferences.ted.com/TED2015/



I’m from The United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) and got my big break as the Government placed BBC Micro computers in school.  We also had Research Machines 380Z, 480Z, a Sinclair ZX81 and an Acorn Atom.  Access was great and many students became computer scientists.

I’m so happy the UK is going to repeat this experiment, just don’t know why it took over 30 years to make the decision!

GamesIndustry.biz Article

BBC Article

One of the projects our team has been working is called “SharePlay” and it’s been reviewed by Tyler Treese at PlayStationLifeStyle.net

He’s right that not so many people know about this feature.  They have generally heard of PlayStation Now and Remote Play, but not Share Play.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/03/09/share-play-ps4s-best-feature-nobody-talking/#/slide/3