Day: June 19, 2012

Zynga Loses Brian Reynolds, Chief Designer

Zynga Loses Brian Reynolds, Chief Designer Zynga has lost not only one of its co-founders, but a chief designer as well. After four years, Brian Reynolds is finally calling it quits with Zynga, a popular social developer known for games such as Words with Friends and Farmville. Reynolds founded the Baltimore office of Zynga, which released Frontierville in 2010. Before Zynga, Reynolds was a founder of Civ developer studio Firaxis Games and worked there until 1999. Zynga now faces its rather rough-looking future short one great designer. After an insane round of layoffs, the company is now seated with...

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iPod goes to University of Wales

iPod goes to University of Wales The University of Wales, Bangor, has begun making essential course materials available as podcasts. A local report reveals that the university’s School of Psychology has begun the initiative, introducing podcasts of lectures and video podcasts, available for download. It’s a new initiative, explained Jesse Martin, teaching Fellow at the School of Psychology: “We’ve only been doing it for a few weeks, but the podcasts are well received by students. We haven’t yet found an example of another university combining images, such as slides from demonstrations in their podcasts, as we are,” she told...

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Wakie for iOS wants you to ditch the alarm clock and wake up with strangers

Wakie for iOS wants you to ditch the alarm clock and wake up with strangers There are lots of alarm clock apps out there–alarms with traditional tones, alarms that ditch the sound for a screen brightening approach, alarms that get angry when you try to snooze. And then there’s Wakie. Part alarm, part social network, Wakie is a community-based alarm clock, where members of that community will call you to wake you up in the morning. That’s right: Instead of an alarm, your phone will ring, with an anonymous stranger on the other end who is supposedly ready to...

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