Archive for January, 2014

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

While we're still crossing our fingers for the release of the real-deal Hoverboard by the time 2015 rolls around, for now we'll have what's second best: a musical based on the Back to the Future film series. Here we're going to see a stage musical version of the first Back to the Future with Director Robert Zemeckis, book by Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd (and Zemeckis), and a bunch of new music as well.

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Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

If the devil is in the details, then Infinity Ward has summoned more than their fair share of demons in the creation of the Fog map for the first DLC for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This expansion goes by the name Onslaught, and in the gameplay map called "Fog", players are invited to dip into an environment that's the video game embodiment the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods. Not that it looks the same - it quite different visually - but the same idea is there: here we've got every woods-based horror movie all bound into one.

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Telenav buys Skobbler to push OpenStreetMap attack on Google Maps

Telenav buys Skobbler to push OpenStreetMap attack on Google Maps

Navigation app developer Telenav has acquired Skobbler, as it pushes its preference for OpenStreetMap data and ramps up its challenge to Google Maps and Apple Maps. The acquisition, which closed earlier this week and saw Telenav splash out around $19.2m in cash and $4.6m-worth of stock, will see OSM data and services refined in Skobbler's iOS and Android apps integrated into the Telenav Scout app.

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