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We haven't even had a chance to fill our homes with 4K TVs and already YouTube is moving on to 8K. To get an early jump on the coming wave of mega-high resolution videos, Dubai360 says that it has posted the world's first 8K 360-degree video. World's first or not, it's mesmerizing to watch a 24-ho...

June 12th 2015 at 7:03pm 0 Comments
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If someone forced you to describe RealTouch Interactive in just two words, you'd probably call it a "digital brothel." And rightly so, as the North Carolina-based business specializes in teledildonics, wearable gadgets that let people "have sex" through the internet; a technology that lets paying...

February 26th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, the British Museum's interactive mummies exhibit sounds intriguing, but what if preserved corpses aren't your thing? If you're in New York, you can instead visit the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, which is slated to tie up an interactive system with their collection when it reopens in December....

June 23rd 2014 at 4:05am 0 Comments
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The BBC's Connected Red Button service promised a new level of interactivity when it launched in the UK a year ago, including news and weather overlays, recommended viewing (curated by actual, real-life humans) and alternative streams during live sports events. The downside was that it was origina...

January 10th 2014 at 6:25am 0 Comments
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If you play MMOs, odds are good that you're familiar with the classic "kill ten rats" quest trope. Kill quests are one of the most fundamental elements of traditional MMORPG design, and a great deal of modern and classic MMOs would have little to no content without them. Whether it's ten rats, ten...

September 24th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Charles and Kai Huang, founders of original Guitar Hero producer RedOctane, are venturing into another aspect of the physical gaming industry – exercise. Blue Goji is an "interactive fitness company" that aims to make cardio exercise a social experience with games and by tracking individual w...

July 29th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Deus Ex is, by nature, a complicated game. You can start by simply moving around a level: There's cover to move in and out of, and stealth movement requires good timing and precision. Then, there's all of the abilities you have, from using various gadgets and weapons to choosing your bio-implants a...

June 7th 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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I have to say -- the iPad is a terrific platform for interactive e-books, but so far, I haven't been very impressed by the options out there. I do use my iPad for reading a lot, but the vast majority of my reading is done in either iBooks or a comic book reader. It's very rare that I will pick u...

May 15th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Second screen experiences connected to TV shows haven't exactly set the world on fire, but NBC will give it another try with a new game show this fall. The Million Second Quiz is being promoted as a non-stop, twelve day trivia game with an "unprecedented level of interactivity" for viewers. In a m...

April 25th 2013 at 9:28am 0 Comments