Former National Football League linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer witnessed the attachment of professional athletes to video games during his playing days, and now he's the president and co-founder of OverDog, a startup that aims to connect star players and their fans by letting them play online games togehter, all via an iOS app.
Set to launch to the public later this year, OverDog today launched a Kickstarter campaign that will help fund the endeavor while also allowing eager fans to take part in a closed beta period this April. We recently spoke with Hillenmeyer and OverDog co-founder and president Steve Berneman to learn about the service and how they plan to deliver unique and streamlined off-the-field player interactions.
We've been reading a lot about wearable computers these days. From Google Glass to Pebble to Apple's rumored iWatch, it seems like everyone is developing some kind of high-tech fashion accessory, with the singular goal of making it easier to access the data on the devices we use each day. But as far as I can tell, only one company is making a bona fide wearable computer — that is, a full desktop operating system we can wear on our wrists.
Crowdfunding has grown into a such a phenomenon in the world of tech and start-ups, that the concept is becoming just another normal part of the process. Starting today, you can check out new projects to back directly through your iOS device with the Kickstarter app.
Let me get this straight: Apple made a ton of money last quarter, but investors dragged down the company's stock price by at least 10 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday night? Never makes a whole lot of sense to casual observers, but clearly something CEO Tim Cook and friends said during yesterday's earnings report got investors spooked. The good news is, the Apple freight train keeps on chugging, and you can bet 2013 will be another banner year for the company. With that in mind, here are a handful of items you might have missed while selling off your Apple stock last night…
We have no complaints with our iPhone 5, but if you were among those disappointed that the handset didn't introduce near-field communication (NFC) to iOS, a new Kickstarter campaign might be just what you're looking for.
Deep in the heart of the south, Kickstarter-funded, Atlanta-based Hyrel has begun prototyping what could be among the next generation of 3D printers - a full-color printer. The Hyrel unit, presently in development, will use a three-color extruder head to blend red, green and blue color strands together to create any color the user might need in their 3D model. These colors can then be printed at any opacity, allowing for even finer control over the texture, shading and overall color of the product.
There was a time when the Commodore Amiga completely trumped the Mac for gaming, and it was during this heyday when Cinemaware reigned with lavish titles such as Wings, which is now using Kickstart to launch a major HD redux of the classic title.
About the only news making headlines this fine Monday are leaks and assumed preorder dates for the next iPhone. Frankly, we've kind of gotten bored with all that banter and maybe you are, too, so we're focusing on apps for today's news recap. Give it a whirl and see how you like it for this manic Monday, August 13, 2012!
We all know that social media is a powerful force, but can it be used to launch a satellite into orbit? That's what MacTech magazine and Southern Stars are hoping as they seek donations to launch SkyCube into space next year.
June has finally arrived, and with it comes a tidal wave of tech news for what’s generally a pretty lazy last day of the work week. We can’t report on everything, but we’ve managed to distill the day down to the five coolest stories you won’t want to miss -- so adjust your seats into a launch position and let’s dive right into this freaky Friday, June 1, 2012.