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Microsoft’s Eagerly Anticipated Game: Minecraft Dungeons

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Minecraft took the world by storm in 2011 as the blocky 3D sandbox game that quickly became engraved into the minds of gamers around the world. Developed by Mojang Studios, along with its creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, the game sold over 200 million copies on multiple platforms, as well as harbouring 125 million users to date.  What made the game so popular is that it’s a completely sandbox video game, meaning there is no […]

Why are Mobile Phones the Coolest Gadgets ever?

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Over the past couple of decades, technology has made leaps and bounds. It has productively revolutionized the world. This era of machines, gadgets, and most importantly, the internet, all comes under the umbrella of technology. It has changed the way people lived their lives. The thinking perspective of the human race has experienced a huge shift, and due to this shifting of mindsets, people have started to think fundamentally, act […]

7 Most Interesting At-Home Tech Education Opportunities

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The year of 2020 has sped up the transition to online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions of high school and college students were sent home during the lockdown. It was still disruptive for the learning process, but thanks to EdTech solutions, students managed to close the semester. It is expected that similar challenges will await future generations of students. Customizable online lectures, intended to meet individual student needs, […]

The Role of UX in Product Development

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It’s all about the user and the customer. Any business today understands this. And when those users have to hop through a number of loops and confusing navigation to find what they want and need, they frustrate and leave. Potential customer lost. And whoever designed such a website needs to go away. A website is a product, just as any piece of software is – an app, a game, etc. […]

What’s Next After a Layoff in the Digital Company

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Due to financial challenges, many companies, at some point, would face a challenging decision whether they would need to restructure and let go of some people or take further risks. The digital sector, in particular, is no stranger to constant reorganization, mergers, and acquisitions attributed to technological shifts and constant trend changes in the economy. Mass layoffs are inevitable as an aftermath of these situations.

Do we need another CMS?

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Most marketers are familiar with Scott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic – it has been updated every year for the last decade with the most recent to be shared in April at the annual Martech Conference. And if you haven’t seen it before now, I highly recommend viewing the 2011 graphic (where it all started) before the latest version so you can see how astronomically the marketing technology field has […]

The Apple Pencil costs $99+ because you probably don’t need it, and that’s a good thing

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A lot of digital and literal ink has been spilled over the announcement of a stylus at tech-blogger Christmas. Though looking past the surprisingly widespread hot-take that “Steve Jobs never wanted a stylus,” the Apple Pencil isn’t clearly not built for mass consumption. It costs $99 for a reason. In fact, I thought it was pretty clear, both from promotional material, and the fact that the Apple Pencil is an accessory to a ‘Pro’ tablet, […]

Dumb Companies Talkin’

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Presented without comment… Twitch responds to YouTube Gaming . @YouTubeGaming Welcome Player 2. Add me on Google+. #kappa — Twitch (@Twitch) June 12, 2015 Rdio responds to Apple Music Welcome, Apple. Seriously. #applemusic pic.twitter.com/AnoeKZ5ZIa — Rdio (@Rdio) June 8, 2015 Rhapsody responds to Apple Music “It’s flattering to watch new competitors bring a product virtually identical to the one we’ve had in market for years. We know better than to […]

Would an Apple Television have an antenna?

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Would an Apple Television have an antenna port? I mean, seriously, would it? Wouldn’t a television signal be counterintuitive to Apple’s own digital storefront goals, and wouldn’t it be weird for Apple to make a TV that sucks in content through the old-fashioned airwaves? I’m assuming Apple may have reached this conclusion themselves, judging by a WSJ report saying they’ve cancelled their TV project. Because in the end, how would a […]

OPINION: Apple Watch fails to live up to the hype

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So, after years of waiting, the so called Apple ‘iWatch’ finally made its appearance today, as the lacklustre Apple Watch.  Years of expectations being built up, will it have a curved sapphire screen,  or will it feature a round display? Will it run iOS or something entirely different? How will it offer anything different to the countless other smart watches already on the market? What was announced  today, however, was […]

Beyond The Verge: Joshua Topolsky leaves Vox Media for Bloomberg, while Nilay Patel returns as EIC

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It’s often been difficult to define exactly what Vox Media’s ‘The Verge’ is. Launched in 2011 by ex-AOL/Engadget bloggers Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Chris Ziegler, just to name a few, The Verge, from the outset, looked like the ultimate technology publication. With a star-studded roster, joined by Vox Media’s unmatched video and product team, the website seemed to have a fresh focus and simple goal: to create content for a niche […]

Krauss: Science funding is a national investment – not an expense

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As a relatively small and young country, by population if not by landmass, Australia has played a noticeable role on the world stage when it comes to science. Contributions to new technologies, from Wi-Fi to vaccines, are well known, as is the growing role Australia has played in more fundamental areas such as astronomy. Nevertheless, by comparison with many first world countries, Australia is not known for its support of […]

Why mobile photography is completely broken

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I think there’s something fundamentally broken about how we work with mobile photographs today. Take a look at how a large majority of people might deal with photographs on a smartphone. We capture pictures using the in-built camera app, automatically adding it to an infinite camera roll where every single photo we’ve ever taken on our phone resides. We’ll open each one up (one at a time) in our favourite […]

To those tweeting terrorist threats to airlines: what the fuck is wrong with you?

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“My apologies go out to all but why can’t y’all take a joke,” said one Twitter user named Alden Fernandez. This was in response to a tweet he earlier sent to American Airlines that a bomb was “going [to go] off on six of your aircrafts”. This is one of many tweets coming in from some very stupid and idiotic teenagers – because they think it’s pretty funny to send tweets […]

Is it game over for Nintendo? Not even close

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If Nintendo were a character in a Mario game, it would be on its last life, hovering precariously close to a Game Over screen. That may sound a tad dramatic, but it sums up the sentiment on Nintendo after its latest round of forecasts. Commentators are jumping on Nintendo’s own admission of defeat and are calling for radical changes in the company’s strategy. The iconic gaming firm has lost its way, squeezed out by the likes of Sony and Microsoft, and failed to remain relevant.