By Jonathan Shieber for TechCrunch So Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, is launching a new virtual reality company called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford (who invented the Modal tech and serves as the company’s chief executive) and that’s super cool. But (more importantly to me) I played human Pong in virtual reality […]
IN A STORAGE room on the top floor of one of the Smithsonian’s fortresslike buildings, a legendary athlete is playing with artificial hearts. Forty-eight-year-old Rodney “Mutt” Mullen, who revolutionized skateboarding as a teen, first twists apart the plastic ventricles of a Jarvik-7 that once beat inside the chest of an Arizona man. He then moves on to inspect a 64-year-old heart pump composed of Erector Set parts, a gadget that a Yale medical student cobbled together for less than 25 bucks.
To peer through a window deep inside the Alabama footballprogram, an innocent peek behind the eyes of one player can lead to an interesting probe between the ears of another. Squint and you’ll see Kevin Elko. Listen closely and you’ll hear an echo. One recent day, for instance, superlatives flowed as Nico Johnson talked about […]
What makes Baseball a pastime is its story time. Go to any big league or minor league clubhouse, and there is bound to be somebody holding court — somebody telling a story that has half the team doubled over.
In the past year, Apple, Sony, and Home Depot were targeted in notorious criminal hacks. But not all hackers are bad. Pablos Holman, an inventor and hacker at patent firm Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Laboratory, breaks electronics every day—and he thinks more people should be doing the same.
BrainRush is out to turn you into IBM’s Watson. Like other companies grabbing for the big brass ring that is tech-based education tools, BrainRush wants to “revolutionize learning.” But unlike many of its competitors, Brainrush is determined to make it fun. They’ll tuck the knowledge you need inside a thousand interactive playthings like so many Greeks inside a wooden horse.
I had the opportunity to give a presentation to Procter & Gamble’s then-CEO, A.G. Lafley, four or five times in the 20 years I was with the company. And the first time was unforgettable. That day I learned a valuable lesson—the hard way—about how not to present to the CEO. I’d been given 20 minutes […]
Entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, the founder Atari Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese’s, delivered the keynote at the newly revamped NXNE Future Land, Interactive Conference in Toronto this week.
Atari the company might be a shadow of its former self, but Nolan Bushnell isn’t out of the games game quite yet.
The 73-year-old Atari co-founder never left games completely — but thanks to a new collaboration with mobile publisher Spil Games, he’ll get to bring ideas he’s been sitting on to smartphones and tablets.
HuffPost’s new parent-child interview series Talk To Me examines the close and often complex relationships between parents and their kids, and encourages sons and daughters around the world to make time to interview their parents.