Venture capitalists and angel investors from all over the country were in attendance.
Just a few years ago, starting a company meant renting out or buying an old storefront somewhere, swinging a hammer over a few nails until it looked just right, and selling some odd number of trinkets or plumbing services.
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Ubisoft is making waves once again with new gameplay trailers for its final last gen console release, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Rogue will be the third time players take to the seas in the fight between the templars and the eponyous Assassin’s, and players can’t help but wonder if Ubisoft isn’t just throwing in one last cash-in before abandoning the old software. While the gameplay trailers do show a few new weapons and some potentially interesting new areas to explore, it’s obvious that Rogue will be almost identical, in terms of gameplay, to its predecessor Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Ubisoft has found success before in squeezing as much content as it can out of a formula, for example the three spin-offs of Assassin’s Creed 2, so it’s no surprise they’re trying again. Like before, whether or not Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be worth it for Assassin’s Creed fans comes down to the quality of the story, and for that we’ll just have to wait and see.
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The world is becoming more… machine.
“You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland…” – Morpheus, The Matrix This is not about The Matrix.
Here are a few things going on in the tech industry.
The Guardians Strike Back Marvel’s latest and perhaps greatest thus far – Guardians of the Galaxy – has grossed over $94 million domestically, making it the biggest non-sequel (it’s about time) of the year and August opening for a film of all time.
A few advancements tech has had upon the movie industry
Next November marks the 120th anniversary of film, an illustrious art form that has produced over 1.7 million pieces and thanks to the invention of the home camcorder and more recently - “everyone has a video camera on their phone” – new titles are added to the list daily.
Just imagine what people were feeling when the light bulb was invented!
Clean Water A new ocean-cleaning floating garbage picker has been designed to make our world’s waters just a little cleaner and safer for wildlife. A prototype of the device has been built and is located near Easter Island, one of the hubs for plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Plastic – used for an average of 5 minutes before being discarded takes over 500 years to biodegrade and is often found wandering in open water.
Technology has changed the way we do the most significant and mundane things in life. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few telling examples.
The Today Show in 1994 was a lot different than it is “today.” A short, infamous clip of three hosts baffled by everything having to do with “the internet” is extremely laughable now in the “age of online.” Back then, it was Greek to people; now, it’s a universal language.
This week in tech.
Real Life Jetsons Still dreaming of the days when you will never have to change your clothes? (Urg! Why?) According to AllthingsCK.com the wearable tech industry is set to explode 1,000% over the next 2 years! The forecast includes light up clothing for when no one looks at you in the night club, Google contact lenses so you can freak people out with your “knowledge” like a Bond super-villain, man bras that cost an arm and a leg and calculate how fast your heart is beating (right?), jackets with GPSs that zap you if you make a wrong turn and tell everyone which dumpster your jacket is in after you’ve been kidnapped, and printed make-up for when going to the store or ordering it online is just out of the question.
The profound effect of technology on human relationships.
When I was a kid, “smart phones” were only in bad Mad Libs jokes, asking a girl on a date was done either in person or on a rotary dial while you stretched the cord into the bathroom and hoped no one was on the line upstairs, you actually sent and received handwritten snail mail on a regular basis from real people, and to find out what your friends did over the weekend you had to actually have a conversation with them.