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Game Salad

gamesalad
This is game creation software for non-programmers, the first alarm bell is the lack of control, but looking at the product it seems very good, I played with the product a few months ago and wasn’t able to give it the attention it required, which is quite a bit. this is not a product that will simply make a game for you without any effort.

I has publishing to Web, Mac & iPhone, you can also take advantage of iAds for a small fee.

Well worth checking out.

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Game Salad

HTML 5 Canvas Example

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Interactive Art work using HTML 5 canvas

Reference:
weavesilk.com

Control a Robot via Kinect

Video here
Another great example from Willow Garage

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XBox Kinect Experiments

Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

One week on from the launch of XBox Kinect opensource drivers and we have this.. I feel loads more will be on the way.

See some more here

Google developer conference

Kicks off today in San Francisco .
More here

Cinder

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A new Library from the Barbican group.
Its well impressive with a vast library, but before I list some of the nerd facts, take a look at the end results.

Some of the library features

Standalone Mac & Pc Applications
Platform-Native Windowing And Event Handling

Screensavers
Create Native Mac Os X And Windows Screensavers

Internet I/O
Load Media Via Http And Ftp Natively

Full I/O Abstraction
Seamless I/O From Flat Files, Memory, Resources And Networks

C++ Core
Internally Reference-Counted Design Prevents Leaks, C++0X Std::Thread For Multithreading

Cocoa Touch Support
Targets The Iphone & Ipad; Provides A Growing List Of Device-Specific Features

Ui Events
Full Keyboard, Mouse (Including Scroll Wheel), Window And File Drag & Drop

Xml Dom Parser
Built-In Object Oriented Xml Parsing Api

Serial Port

Core Classes
Perspective And Orthographic Cameras, Triangle Meshes, Obj Loading, Geometric Primitives

Opengl Core
Multisampled Antialiasing, Dynamic Switching Between Full-Screen & Windowed Modes, Convenience Methods For Rapid Development

Opengl Classes
Full-Featured Classes For Textures, Fbos, Glsl, Vbos, Lights, Materials And Display Lists

Tile-Based Renderer
Render Arbitrarily Large Images (For Print & Other Applications)

Gui Parameters
Gl-Based Gui For Powerful, Convenient Manipulation Of Parameters

Math Primitives
Full-Featured Matrix, Vector And Quaternion Classes

Utilities
Colors, Random Numbers, Perlin Noise (Up To 4D, With Analytical Derivatives)

Geometric Primitives
Poly-Bezier Paths, Polygons, Axis-Aligned Bounding Boxes, B-Splines, Least-Squares B-Spline Curve Fitting

Robust Image I/O
Png, Jpeg, Tiff, Bmp & Others Via Platform-Native Libraries. Preservation Of Premultiplication And High Dynamic Range Information

2D Image Processing

Professional Quality Image Resizing, Edge Detection, Desaturation, Adaptive Thresholding

High Dynamic Range Imaging
Full Support For Floating Point Hdr Pixel Processing In Image I/O, Opengl And Software

Powerful 2D Rasterizer Via Cairo
Full Featured Vector Renderer Exports To Svg, Pdf, Postscript, Eps, Coregraphics, Gdi And A Pixel-Based Antialiasing Rasterizer

Fonts & Text
Font Enumeration, Glyph Path Extraction, Unicode Text Layout And Rasterization, Custom Fonts Via Flat Files Or Resources

Video Capture
Webcam Support Via Platform Native Libraries

Full-Featured Quicktime
Frame Extraction, Native Accelerated Opengl Path, Audio Playback, Fft Analysis, Asynchronous Network Loading

Audio Support
Loading Standard File Formats, Access To Raw Pcm Data And Fft, Microphones

More information and download the Library here

Bringing improved support for Adobe Flash Player to Google Chrome

Adobe Flash Player is the most widely used web browser plug-in. It enables a wide range of applications and content on the Internet, from games, to video, to enterprise apps.

The traditional browser plug-in model has enabled tremendous innovation on the web, but it also presents challenges for both plug-ins and browsers. The browser plug-in interface is loosely specified, limited in capability and varies across browsers and operating systems. This can lead to incompatibilities, reduction in performance and some security headaches.

More here on the Chrome Blog.

adidas Google Streetview Marathon Mode

New adidas work from RIOT. This time mapping the entire Boston Marathon course onto Google Streetview and adding an overlay with landmarks and some handy hints from miCoach, Greg McMillan and last years winner Salina Kosgei. This is the first iteration, look out for some updates and additional functionality over the coming weeks as well as the launch of a London Marathon version which will include some competition/treasure hunt style activity.

More to follow.

Go play here.

Via The Gypsy

Need more USB Ports?

Fear not the solution is here with yanko design

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Big Screams

Big Screams from prisonerjohn on Vimeo.

Pure Brilliance, this interactive wall is interactive and engaging to the user../
Use your mobile to control the balls buy shouting or screaming.

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