Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

Sony’s PlayStation@Store Great films fill rooms videos

Memo, Barney, Robin and Ian from Studio Output have recently been funded by Sony’s PlayStation@Store to make a series of movie related videos using ‘Immersive Imaging’ which takes 3D projection mapping as its starting point, but gives the viewer a supercharged experience with the help of the PlayStation Move controller. In the past, projection mapping worked only from a single, static view

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Facebook Timeline: Now available worldwide as pre release

Facebook Timeline is going publically live worldwide on the 25th of Dember 2011. But are you ready for it? Facebook Timeline is set to give you an easy way to rediscover the things you shared, and collect your most important moments. It also lets you share new experiences, like the music you listen to or the miles you run. Starting today, timeline is now

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China is likely to have military divisions devoted to sifting through social media

Anyone watching James Bond or 1950’s war documentaries may be led to believe that in order to receive useful intelligence, a foreign agency or home-grown threat needs a network of all-charming, ever-discreet spies. Well, you’d be wrong. The chances are – you’re already feeding them all of the information they need via your social media profiles. Foreign Governments and terrorist

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Epic Games and Train2Game to Host Make Something Unreal Live

Epic Games, Inc., creators of the billion-dollar “Gears of War” franchise and the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, announce Make Something Unreal Live, an independent game development competition co-sponsored by Train2Game, the UK’s premier game development distance learning resource. This unprecedented event will take place over the course of six months and culminate in a spectacular real-time conclusion at Gadget Show

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Secunia Launches Independent Vulnerability Reward Programme

Vulnerability researchers are being invited by Secunia, the leading provider of vulnerability intelligence and vulnerability management tools, to participate in a new programme launched today under which Secunia, independently of any software vendor, will confirm vulnerability discoveries and handle coordination with the vendor on the researchers’ behalf. The programme, entitled The Secunia Vulnerability Coordination Reward Programme (SVCRP) is open to

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Yet Another Minecraft Clone Crafted

Believe it or not, at this moment in time there’s a Minecraft Clone called Crafted on the Apple App Store, the game is a cross between Minecraft and Terraria, in the sense that it’s basically Minecraft but in 2D and it can be yours 69p / 99c. I’ve added some screenshots below that I’ve taken. I wonder if anything will be filled

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Ancestry Family Tree Maker 2012 Deluxe, Platinum and World

Avanquest Software Publishing has announced the release of Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker 2012 Deluxe, Platinum and World editions to help unlock rich family history as never before. Perfect for the amateur through to the more experienced genealogist, Family Tree Maker 2012 has exciting new features including a mobile app and syncing capabilities to help users bring their family history to

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Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs dies aged 56

In the early hours of this morning Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. His death was announced by Apple in a statement saying: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with