In this post we're at the Games Island: Is Gaming technology or Culture discussion. It's hosted by Paul Hayes from Beachhut PR with Phillip Campbell, former creative director with EA, Dylan Collins of Gruupy, Barry O’Neill from the Interactive Games Association and Willie White from the Project Arts Centre.
Wysips a young company from Provence have created a paper-thin photovoltaic film which can generate an electrical charge from any light source. The company claims that the transparent film can be fitted over a smartphone or tablet’s screen without affecting the sensitivity of the touch or dimming the screen’s brightness.
Ireland’s Digital Times published a great article yesterday about the ever-present influence that print media still holds over the technology industry. The article cites a survey by Eurocom Worldwide and reports that the printed medium is still very much used by technology executives in the industry.
Smartphones, social networking and digital technologies are changing how humans interact and evolve with potentially devastating consequences for society, according to Amber Case an anthropologist specialising in digital technologies.
Technology, gadgets and gaming equipment are expected to some of the best selling gifts for Christmas this year but what happens if you have a problem with your new piece of kit? If your Blackberry has frozen, your Apple has crashed or your XBox wont boot then don’t fret because the BBC has released this helpful video with instructions about how to return your new equipment if you have a problem.
Google’s PR department showed some genuine blue sky thinking this week when they sent an few Android Nexus S phones into space.
Using a weather balloon, a parachute and a polystyrien box Google floated Android dolls into the lower atmosphere this week, and recorded the entire 30Km (100,000 ft) trek using Samsung Nexus S phones attached to each box.
Weather, politics, Ireland's economic problems and a good bit of humour were the stories that you have been reading on The Sociable this year. In our first annual list of Sociable top tens we count down the most read, clicked and shared during 2010.
The makers of Opera are calling for the creation of web opera browser addon standards. Håkon Wium Lie, the chief technology officer of Opera believes that the browser addon market needs to be standardised to help both programmers and users.