ASU Fulton Engineer School launches Startup Center, holds Demo Day competition

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools officially launched their Startup Center Thursday as a way to empower undergraduate and graduate students within the schools to explore entrepreneurial ideas. The Center will offer innovation courses, workshops, mentoring and other events. “We’ve positioned this competition to be at the top of the funnel in … Read more

Bonanza Educational brings Legos and tech together

Whether it’s building the Millennium Falcon or a walking robot, Legos can be used for educational purposes and as an outlet for teaching technology. Chandler-based educational enrichment program company Bonanza Educational, LLC is providing a multitude of programs for students and the community to learn topics that aren’t always taught in schools, including an Intro … Read more

Turning kids into CodaKids – video

Video contribution Xavier Smith Instead of your child hanging out on the couch in front of the Xbox for hours on end managing their Mod, what if they could design their own Biomes and give Creepers superpowers? Scottsdale-based CodaKid, a dynamic computer programming and video game design organization that teaches children from 6 to 14 years … Read more

Wearable holograms and 1st laptop Surface Book emerge from Microsoft Windows 10 Devices

Co-written with Ryan Loebe Wearable holograms used to destroy alien robots exploding out from your wall stole the stage at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Device event. Project Xray The HoloLens is the first fully untethered holographic computer that blends reality that mixes holograms into our world, and now your living room. Titled Project Xray, it’s a … Read more

Startup VoiceCut lets users edit videos with their voice

Video contribution by Xavier Smith “Camera start” “Camera stop” “Camera delete” Memorize these three commands and you can be half way done editing your video upon import. VoiceCut , a video editing software that uses voice commands to cut video, recently launched its product to the first 100 alpha users. [youtube]https://youtu.be/S03vuHBniiU[/youtube] “We’ve created what we … Read more

Sock monkeys to war, UAT students showcase new video games

Video contribution by Xavier Smith From a sock monkey finding its way to its friend to a real-time WWI strategy game, the University of Advancing Technology’s Greenlight Celebration last Friday showcased five student-created video games from the UAT Game Studios. “Tonight was very special because it was the first time we really opened up this … Read more

Five finalists chosen for Smart City App Hack

Contribution from Chloe Nordquist This past weekend, Hackers descended on the City of Phoenix for the Smart City App Hack, a global program launched in Barcelona this year to empower people to create apps and solutions for cities around the world. The mission was to build an app that provides a solution to one of … Read more

Windows 10 attracts gamers of all generations – video

Video contribution by Xavier Smith, content contribution by Chloe Nordquist Seven, eight…ten. Microsoft brought their “A” game when they developed Windows 10 and upped the ante with the free upgrade and special features for gamers. Microsoft’s new operating system released this week, mashed the favorites of seven and eight and intends to relieve headaches from previous versions. According … Read more

Game CoLab nabs funding for incubator program

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at video game developing, now is your chance. Video game incubator Game CoLab announced that its program will continue after they received a second economic development grant from the City of Phoenix. “We’re hoping to incubate at least four teams who have the passion and drive to … Read more

Broken Window Studios releases Reflections, an open world narrative video game, on STEAM – video

Video contribution Austin Paetow Broken Windows Studio known for their flagship video game GRAVE, released their latest creation Reflections on STEAM (PC/Mac/Linux) as an early access title. Reflections is an open world dynamic narrative where every decision changes the progression of the game, Tristan Parrish Moore, co–founder Broken Window Studios, said. [youtube]https://youtu.be/gN3JrCC3gZ8[/youtube] Tristan Moore and demo of Reflections … Read more