Cornell’s haptic skin gives VR a more human touch

Virtual reality is great at bringing two of our senses into the digital world: sight and sound. That VR tech is already well-established and improving rapidly. However, we still aren’t at a point where we can touch, smell, or taste things inside of a VR headset. Obviously taste is the most important of these to solve (can you imagine VR Pac Man?) …

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How Toronto is becoming its own Canadian hub for game development

FEATURE: Immigration restrictions in the U.S. could hurt game companies in our country. It will limit the potential talent pool, making it difficult for top designers, programmers, and artists to come to this country to work. But Canada, and its looser immigration policies, can take in just about all the foreign workers it wants. And this is one reason why Canada’s …

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The sooner you know about decentralization, the better you can adapt

GUEST: The news made the rounds in early April. “America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever” read a Bloomberg headline. “These 21 Retailers Are Closing 3,591 Stores — Who Is Next?” wrote Forbes. It felt like the end of an era for many. Back in 1998, I worked at a company called Snickelways (alas, it didn’t make it), but the focus was on …

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Team Dignitas reveal the parallels between esports and traditional sports

When the number of fans watching esports tournaments began to surpass the numbers viewing the NBA finals, traditional sports companies, such as the Philadelphia 76ers, were taken aback. And that is one reason that in September 2016, the NBA’s 76ers became the first major North American sports franchise to have its own esports team. It actually acquired two separate squads — Dignitas …

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The future of mobile user acquisition and attribution

Adjust chief technology officer Paul Muller had a warning for attendees at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017 event when it comes the future of user acquisition and attribution — or advertising to get users and figuring out where they are coming from. Adjust helps mobile game and app developers figure out who among the ad networks is responsible for driving users …

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How to find a job in one of Latin America’s tech hubs

GUEST: I’ve lived in Santiago, Chile for six years, and in just this short time I’ve witnessed Latin America’s tech ecosystem grow by leaps and bounds. Programs like Start-Up Chile, 500 Startups: Latam, and NXTP Labs are seeding Latin America’s tech ecosystem and providing incredible resources for local entrepreneurs. Thanks to these programs, and many others, I’ve seen a surge …

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