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Former TUAW contributor Justin Esgar is launching Aces Conference in New Orleans next year, and it's designed to help you build your consulting business. Justin is an ace when it comes to building businesses, particularly consulting, and has been a Mac IT guy for many years. He branched out with...

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It's the first week of September, which means we're getting ready to attend the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. IFA is a difficult show to describe: While it's becoming a huge launchpad for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, it's also traditionally been a place for companies to exhibit their...

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GaymerX, the gaming convention that seeks to "create a safe space for all gamers, especially gamers who are queer, women, and people of color," will return, and the event's organizers could use your help in funding the show. Earlier this year, it was announced that GaymerX2, the second iteration...

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What are you doing this weekend? If you have some spare time and live around San Francisco, you're invited to hang out with Joystiq Editor-in-chief Ludwig Kietzmann and Managing Editor Susan Arendt at GaymerX2! Our dashing managerial duo is hosting and speaking on a panel called "Yes, and? An impro...

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In 2012, all of the tickets for Google's I/O developer conference sold out in under 30 minutes. Last year? It took about 49 minutes. Don't worry about waking up early to register this year, though: the folks in Mountain View are running a lottery instead. Google will take applications for I/O tick...

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GDC 2014 in San Francisco is a great time to catch developers and ask them burning questions about their games. And that's exactly what one fan of Elite: Dangerous did, sitting down with Frontier Developments' CEO David Braben for a long chat about the upcoming MMO edition to the Elite franchise. T...

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How much will a modular smartphone set you back? If Google gets its way, about $50 -- assuming you forgo all of the bells and whistles. The team behind Project Ara wants to launch what it calls a "grayphone," a barebones customizable exoskeleton that comes with little more than a screen, a frame a...

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You know how you see TUAW staffers on the ground at various conferences? Well here's another to add to the list: TUAW is once again sponsoring the MacTech Conference, and as in the past, you can find some of us in attendance. If you haven't checked out MacTech Conference 2013, this year's speaker li...

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Make a cup of tea, put on your bunny slippers and curl up with a laptop for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's press conference at 2AM EDT on Monday, September 9 (7AM BST on Monday; 11PM PDT tonight). This is a PlayStation conference, meaning we can expect some PS4 provisions. It'll be streamed wi...

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The DICE Summit is spreading its wings with an inaugural European conference, in addition to the annual Vegas get-together. Similar to GDC, DICE's first Euro-venture takes place this fall at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. In terms of speakers, DICE Europe will have one of the industry's most pr...

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While there's an abundance of cloud storage services, few of them have dedicated conferences to help developers exploit that online space. Dropbox could well be a vanguard on that front, then -- it just announced its inaugural developer conference, DBX. The initial event takes place on July 9th at...

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The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog has announced the lineup for its 11th AllThingsD conference happening later this month, and the lead draw is Apple's CEO. Yes, an interview with Tim Cook will headline the show. He appeared at the conference last year to talk about Apple's present and fu...

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Although there is no Some Assembly Required in the title, don't let that fool you; today's focus is on one of the founding precepts of this column, player-generated content. It's just not sandboxy player-generated content like we've covered before. Today's special edition explores the PGC propose...

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Good news! (Well, at least for my police record.) As it turns out, I didn't have to resort to kidnapping to convince someone from NCsoft to talk to me about Aion at this year's GDC. I swear, Sean Orlikowski, the game's associate producer, came willingly. It does, however, appear that in the fine...

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At a GDC panel titled "Next Generation Character Rendering" last week, research and development staffers at Activision-Blizzard showed off some stunning computer-generated portraits. The catch? They don't represent in-game assets; instead, they showcase the tech behind the graphics. So while t...

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