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To Create A Clown: Interview With Dropsy Developer Jay Tholen

On Friday, I got the chance to have a sitdown with Jay Tholen to talk about his creation, Dropsy The Clown. Dropsy is to be the star of his own adventure game, set to release in early 2015. It's been a long road to get here, and Jay was happy to share some of the trials he encountered along the way.

Great Thanksgiving Turkey Technology To Make The Holidays Less Stressful

Thanksgiving is the time to enjoy food and family. It is also time you can easily lose your mind trying to get everything cooked and on the table before the family starts eating the furniture. Don't forget what it takes to get ready for Black Friday shopping! You can make the day less stressful for everyone with some cool free apps and spiffy high-tech gadgets this year!

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Now A Software Developer

IBM's Watson supercomputer is now open to the public. Well, sort of. The manufacturer this week announced that its cognitive computing system will very soon serve as a cloud-based development platform, helping programmers create software with its 'cognitive computing intelligence.'

Motorola Moto G Offers A Solid Low-End Smartphone

When Google purchased Motorola, their intentions were a little bit unclear. Why would a powerhouse like Google want to buy out Motorola, a struggling company? It seems that today's announcement and soft launch sheds some light on the acquisition. Meet the Moto G, a high powered Android phone for a low price.

This Robot Will Never Stop Drawing

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Robo Faber. Designed by LA-based Matthias Dörfelt, this little robot is designed to be a self-portrait of the artist's creative style, and is programmed to replicate it until the end of time...or until it breaks down and stops working. Whichever comes first; really.

Why I Don't Plan To Go "Next Gen" Any Time Soon

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the launch of the PS4 is just a few days away, with the Xbox One following soon after. Virtually every publication is buzzing about them; people are already lining up to buy them. Me? I think I'm going to wait - and maybe you should, too.

The Unity Engine Is Diving Into The Second Dimension

Unity is one of the leading development engines in the world, and with good reason. It's compatible with a wide array of operating systems and features a powerful, visually-lead editor, to boot. That engine today just got even more attractive for game devs - the Unity team has added 2D game development tools.

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard Serves Up Premium Onboard Audio

Dodging the need for a separate sound card, Gigabyte's new Intel board offers a Sound Blaster chip baked right on, among a few other curious audiophile-targeted features.

Facebook's About To Get A Whole Lot Smarter

In a Q3 earnings call yesterday afternoon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a rather fascinating announcement to make: Facebook is looking into developing artificial intelligence. The organization has founded a new Artificial Intelligence Unit, and is separately also working on speech recognition.

Independent Obsession: The Over-Romanticization Of Indie Development

Being an independent game developer is a lot like being an inventor. You need no small amount of creativity, skill, and persistence. There's more pitfalls than you might encounter in most any other career.  It's not as easy - and nowhere near as glamorous - as everyone seems to think.