Get Your Fortune Told By Twitter With #Fortune

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 6, 2015 in Design

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I recently had the chance to get a look at Zage Gage’s (who you might know from Ridiculous Fishing) newest little project: #Fortune. It’s an app based off of his art installation of the same name that took public Tweets and modified them into fortunes that it would print out on tiny sheets of paper. He eventually made it into an app so that everyone could experience getting a fortune from the internet. Sometimes they’re nonsensical, sometimes they’re funny, and often they’ll be more profound than you’d expect. It’s a really neat little experience and I’ve found myself eagerly starting it up each morning to see what it said. It’s free, check it out on the iOS app store! Read more…

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Indie Game Alert: Threes!

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 10, 2014 in Videogames

Threes

Here’s a snappy and addictive new title for you iOS devices: Threes! It’s a surprisingly simple game by Asher Vollmer that requires you to match numbers together. Two “3” cards make a “6” card, two “6” cards make a “12” card, and it keeps building from there. Soon you’re sliding “96” together and swiping around the board in a hypnotic state. Each card is adorned by adorable faces (illustrated by Ridiculous Fishing and Hundreds artist Greg Wohlwend) to some insanely catchy music (by Jimmy Hinson). Just wait until you get the pirate card with an eyepatch. It’s worth it. Check it out here! Read more…

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Torchwood’s American Facelift Gets an App

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 22, 2011 in Dr. Who, Television

Torchwood Miracle Day

Though I was never a huge fan of Doctor Who, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with it’s more recent spin-off Torchwood. Series four, Miracle Day as they’re calling it looks to move the production of the show stateside, no doubt due to the nature of its mixed cast. It had been rumored that the show would end up as a reboot airing on Fox but that deal seems to have fallen through, and the series will instead continue its previous plot where it left off on Starz and BBC Worldwide starting July 8th. To help promote the show, the studio has developed an iOS app that’ll pack in an interactive motion comic with “some gameplay elements”. The comics will tell a parallel story featuring the voices of Eliza Dushku, John Barrowman, Eve Myles. Personally, I can’t stand Dushku, but Barrowman’s great so I’m psyched. An additional nine episodes will be available in packs of three for $1, or as an entire pack for $3. The app will be made available prior to the premiere on July 8th.

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Pac-Man Gets an iOS Platformer

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 7, 2011 in Videogames

Pac'N-Jump

With its simplistic controls and straight-forward gameplay, the original Pac-Man has cemented itself in many of our hearts. We’ve seen several attempts at Pac-Man platformers in the past, most recently with the Pac-Man World series, and so far none have really captured the charm of the arcade classic. Namco is looking to give it one more try with their latest Pac-Man title, Pac’N-Jump for the iOS.  Read more…

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Boom! Studios Explodes On to the App Store

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 18, 2010 in Comic Books, Tech

Boom! Ipad App

Sure it’s not Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, or even IDW, but if you haven’t read any of Boom! Studios’ comics since its inception back in 2005, you’ve really missed out on some amazing work. With licensed works based on films like Die Hard and 28 Days Later you really can’t go wrong — not to mention their outstanding line-up of original content that spans a variety of different genres.  However, missing out can be easily remedied thanks to their recently released iPad app which promises to deliver roughly 50 titles straight to your iPad for a reasonable price. The app itself is built on the comiXology engine, the same engine used by other publishers such as Marvel and IDW.  To download the app, or to learn more, check out the app store website. Read more…

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Apps for Your Appliances: The Continuing Vision of Home Automation

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 17, 2010 in Tech

This interesting panel discussion talks about the idea of consumer electronic appliances being able to connect to the cloud. What I found interesting about this discussion is that this idea isn’t 100% new, but in fact is the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of an idea of a “smart house” which has been an old dream of the computer industry. A good example of this was the AT&T commercials from 1993 which had the theme “You Will” — take a look at the commercial at the one minute mark where your voice opens up doors: Read more…

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