QR codes are occasionally useful at conveying information to end users, but typically operate in a static environment. Fujitsu thinks it can solve this issue, finding a way to convey similar bits and bobs of information from a television straight to your smartphone.
Xbox Music launched today on Xbox 360. The streaming music service is similar to Spotify in functionality and pricing ($10 a month for premium service). Later this month it will expand onto Windows 8, and the service will find its way onto Windows Phone 8 shortly after the platform's expected launch in early November.
There's a trope in technology writing that is equally irritating in either direction that it moves. Either technology is driving people farther apart, or making us more connected than ever. You've seen plenty of words about this before, here's an idea that splits the difference.
The non-profit Honeynet Project's HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of cyber-attack origin points. The map looks simultaneously intimidating, and like it could make a great addition to your next rave.
Felix Baumgartner had a pretty good weekend. Baumgartner shattered a few world records and popped a huge bubble of anticipation as he leapt from the stratosphere and rocketed past the sound barrier, reaching Mach 1.2 (833 mph) as he hurtled towards the ground. Happily, he didn't shatter himself.
Nintendo's elder statesman is coming down in price to $130 in order to make way for the Wii U. The new SKU packs in the seminal Wii Sports and its well-reviewed 2009 sequel, Wii Sports Resort.The Xbox is seeing a price drop too, adding games of its own to sweeten the pot.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used a speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City to sound an alarm. Panetta asserts that critical civilian infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber-attack by foreign or non-state (read: terrorist) actors.
Sony's new patent application puts a new spin on a Nintendo idea that never quite saw release. Sony is running with the idea of biometric feedback, seeking a controller that provides force feedback well beyond a rumble pack.
In the latest Iwata Asks, the Nintendo CEO sat down with a roundtable of hardware and software wonks that helped conceive the Wii U. One key concept hit on was a de-emphasis on the console itself; Managing Director Genyo Takeda termed it "hardware as stagehand."
The creativity of independent game developers knows no bounds. The scene's ability to craft new concepts out of old conventions and vice versa has gifted the medium with some of its best experiences of the last few years. Events called gamejams offer the indie community new ways to do just that.