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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Buy it or build it, drones take flight on AZ Family TV – Video

July 28, 2014 |

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or as many refer to as drones, are changing the way we see the world from above. From hobbyists to the weekend photographer, drones are buzzing their way into our homes, but it doesn’t come without regulations.

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Report reveals global sapphire market to reach $3.01B by 2020

July 25, 2014 |

Sapphire—Apple needs it, GT Technologies is going to make it. With the anticipation of the new iTime and iPhone 6, this precious glass is gaining more attention because of the integration with more consumer products.

According to a report, “Sapphire Technology … Read More

AZ’s first Bitcoin ATM makes its debut in Tucson

July 25, 2014 | 1

Arizona now has its very first Bitcoin ATM located inside Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, the state’s chain media store that buys, sells and trades books, games, movies and music, at the Ina Road location in Tucson.

It’s one of 145 Bitcoin … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru – Traveling

July 25, 2014 |


EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer

Do you love cooking, baking, grilling and all things food-related? The Precision Elite Food Thermometer is designed by chef’s and cooking professionals so that you can serve up delicious meals and desserts … Read More

GoCam! app let’s you take touchless Selfies and video

July 24, 2014 | 1

Wii, Connect, even a toilet can be activated with a simple hand gesture-but how about taking selfies? Crunchfish, a Swedish company that specializes in touchless interaction, released their latest creation, GoCam!, an app that can help you take the ultimate selfie … Read More

ASU joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance

July 24, 2014 |

Could there potentially be a Department of Video Games in our government? The newly formed Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) along with the Bureau of Labor Statistics is starting to keep track of people working in the games industry … Read More

A friendly alien and a gravity diaper – Hot Salsa Interactive releases Zander’s World game for kids

July 23, 2014 |

While this isn’t Area 51, there are aliens lurking around the desert-luckily I found one of them to be friendly. Hot Salsa Interactive, a perfect name for this Scottsdale-based gaming company, released today a continuation of their game Zander Your … Read More

How to play hide-and-seek online – tools to protect your privacy

July 23, 2014 |

Protecting our identity online is turning into a giant game of hide and seek.

Some care about their privacy and some don’t, but the fact is, we’re being watched: Google tracks our searches, Facebook records our whereabouts and the NSA … Read More

Founder of horror game GRAVE – how to get fully funded on Kickstarter

July 23, 2014 |

Ghastly creatures and apocalyptic wastelands will now come fully to life after the successful Kickstarter campaign from Grave–an innovative, open-world horror game.

Developed by local gaming company Broken Window Studios, the project ended in April with 1,111 backers raising $37,662 … Read More

Gear up for school with these AZ-based edu tech tools

July 22, 2014 |

Edu tech startups have been thriving in Arizona, with many receiving funding through incubators and grants to pursue their endeavors. We gathered a list of just a few of the young educational technology companies and how they are helping students … Read More