Forget brains, this zombie game devours tuition bills

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Gus Dubetz and Ethan Witt are earning money for college from their ROBLOX game Apocalypse Rising. Photo: ROBLOX
Gus Dubetz and Ethan Witt are earning money for college from their ROBLOX game Apocalypse Rising. Photo: ROBLOX

A zombie survival game called Apocalypse Rising doesn’t sound like a story that should have a happy ending. For game developers Ethan Witt and Gus Dubetz, this doomsday is not about plagues, oceans of blood or even the walking dead.

This apocalypse pays for college.

Thermal Imaging Confirms New iPad Runs 10 Degrees Hotter Than iPad 2

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The new iPad (left) gets warmer than the iPad 2, but it's nothing to worry about.
The new iPad (left) might run warmer than the iPad 2, but you don't need to worry about it.

Yesterday we reported that a number of new iPad adopters are taking to Apple’s Support Communities forum to voice their concerns about its operating temperature. Many feel the new slate gets a little too warm during prolonged use, and they’re concerned it’s a serious issue.

Thermal imaging has now confirmed that the third-generation iPad does indeed get around 10° Fahrenheit warmer than the iPad 2, but it’s really nothing to worry about.

iPad 2’s Front Facing Camera Makes Glasses-Free 3D Possible

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Thanks to its front-facing camera, the iPad 2 is capable of producing a glasses-free 3D effect using head-tracking technology. Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble at the EHCI Research Group have used this technology, along with some really basic applications, to show off what the iPad 2 is capable of when it comes to 3D.

We track the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular display. Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It do not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera.

The video below demonstrates how the concept works, and I think it’s really impressive. I can’t wait to see how developers might use head tracking to create a 3D gaming experience.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQQEcfkHoE