Archives for the month of: October, 2013

Dumb Ways to Die
by Metro Trains
operating system: android also available for iOS | price: FREE | size: 34 mb | category: Casual

BY TINA URCH | Dumb Ways to Die is by far my new favorite time waster. What began as a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to promote safety around trains is now an addictive game for iOS and Android. I highly recommend checking out the original video at The iOS game was launched in May 2013 and followed up by the Android version in September. read more…

This Friday David and Shawn recap Apple’s October 2013 keynote. They also discuss their first days of hands on time with Apple’s new operating system, Mavericks. Say goodbye to the jungle cats because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-third episode.

Dots: A Game About Connecting
by Playdots, Inc.
operating system: android also available for iOS & Windows Phone | price: FREE | size: 14 mb | category: Brain & Puzzle

BY SHAWN KERR | Dots is a free puzzle game that is quick and easy to pick up. The game has been available to iOS users for a while now, but was just recently added to the google play store for Android users.
In Dots you connect 2 or more dots in a row by drawing a line between them. You can make as many turns as you like, but connecting dots diagonally is off limits and you cannot trace over a connection already made. When you connect the dots they disappear from the screen and the columns fall into place, pulling new dots in from the top of the screen. Those are the basics of the game. read more…

This Friday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk a new mod for Minecraft, which incorporates principles of quantum mechanics, called qCraft. They also discuss the amazing story of how gamers solved a decade old HIV puzzle in ten days by playing the game Fold-It. Get ready to tame a horse because this is Technophiles’ one-hundred and fifty-second episode.

This Friday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about a new piece of office equipment called the Double Robot. They also discuss California’s new law regarding minors and social media settings. We’re not on P3X-989 but this is Technophiles’ one-hundred and fifty-first episode.

Riptide GP2
by Vector Unit
operating system: iOS also available for android & kindle | price: $2.99 | size: 48.3 mb | category: Games

BY DAVID GEISLER | Wave Race physics meets Wipeout track design with a little bit of SSX Tricky sprinkled on top. This week I’ll be writing about Riptide GP™2 a racing game available for iOS, Android & Kindle. If you’re looking for an arcade racer I think you’ll be pleasantly satisfied with Riptide GP™2. The original Riptide GP™ came came out last fall and was a great game. The sequel hasn’t changed too much, which is a good thing, adding in extra modes and features that elevate Riptide GP2 to a ‘console like’ degree of gameplay.

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This Tuesday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about a new three dimensional touch interface design developed by Disney as well as a company that has created a new way to print 3D objects on a standard 2D printer. Somebody find Casey Siemaszko because this is Technophiles’ one-hundred and fiftieth episode.

This Friday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew have a conversation about the future of genetically designed children. They also explore the possibilities behind the latest breakthrough in self-assembling robots. Consider your fast-twitch muscle composition because this is Technophiles’ one-hundred and forty-ninth episode.