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Pretty nice, actually #androidwear  
Google is finally ready to say what a smartwatch should look like. Earlier today, it gave a first peek at Android Wear, a version of its mobile operating system designed specifically for wearable...
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Eating dinner and realised I could hear All Along the Watchtower playing in the background.

My phone had started it spontaneously. Bizarre. #BSG  
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It's coming out of the FRACKING SHIP!
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The first 15 years or so of life are just tutorial missions, which suck. There’s no way to skip these.
 
Life is a video game!
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Giant #android watching over all
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"Now that I've found somewhere safe to bury my bone
And any fool knows, a dog needs a home
A shelter, from pigs on the wing"  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigs_on_the_Wing
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“In the absence of a mechanism by which large particles like these can be transported to the stratosphere we can only conclude that the biological entities originated from space."

^ arches eyebrow
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Infiltrating the hipsters #googlecampuslondon
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Nice tech, but a little wasted on a phone screen? Put this on an Oculus Rift and retexture the world! 

#oculusrift   #googleglass
 
We are excited to announce a new project from ATAP, something that we have been working quietly on over the past year.

As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We use our eyes to observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout over time almost effortlessly . This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other.  We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.

The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.

Our team has been working with universities, research labs, and industrial partners spanning nine countries around the world to harvest research from the last decade of work in robotics and computer vision, concentrating that technology into a unique mobile phone.  Now, we’re ready to put early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help pull those ideas into reality. 

What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again?  What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army.

We hope you will take this journey with us. We believe it will be one worth traveling.  To find out more, and apply for a development kit visit  http://g.co/ProjectTango.

The future is awesome. Let’s build it together.

-- Johnny Lee, and the ATAP Project Tango team
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I saw on an article about Oculus Rift that they were using the screen from the S4. Maybe using this is the next logical step. 
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Flappy Bird redone by a proper game designer. Anyone beat 19? 
http://terrycavanaghgames.com/maverickbird/
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I thought the graphics style looked familiar!  I didn't realise the origins of the game Super Hexagon until I saw this post. Both this and super hexagon can be extremely frustrating at times :)
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Learning #glass
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Game Designer, Coder, Entrepreneur
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I have worked in the games industry for over 14 years, including developer, designer, and producer roles. 

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• games
• game development
• astronomy / cosmology
• computer science
• singularity / transhumanism / artificial intelligence 
• science fiction / fantasy
• photography
• business startups / entrepreneurship
• web design / social / seo

Right now I'm working on an undisclosed project. 
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