Designing Magic Tate Ball

June 7th, 2012

Here’s an admission: we probably spent the entire five-figure budget (that’ll be somewhere between £10,000 and £99,000 then) solely on visual design and export for build. This is the complex backstory to a very simple concept: shake your phone and get some art. Visualising for the pitch Having been invited to tender on a very

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Digital Shoreditch Condensed : a day of Play

June 1st, 2012

Hackney House isn’t a house, it’s a big top. The floor and toilet cubicle doors are made from chipboard; welcome to the painfully cool world of Shoreditch. But leave your fixie-facism and drainpipe-stereotypes at the oversized door – here follows a brief run down of Digital Shoreditch’s Play Conference. In keeping with the ‘play’ theme,

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Top 5 Indoor Geolocation technologies

April 16th, 2012

**this article was updated on 25/4/12 after the good people from Insiteo and Polestar got in touch! If you would like to add to this article please contact George Rowe** Why is indoor gelocation so hard? GPS, as you probably know, uses signals constantly transmitted by satellites in orbit round the earth to calculate your

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Let’s Make Some Popcorn with AK

December 16th, 2011

I could have thought of a less obvious title, but I just liked the joke, okay? A few weeks ago I came across a framework called popcorn.js which, as its name certainly does not imply, allows the user to create timed interactions within a video. Say some people in a video are snapping their fingers

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Welcome to the…

October 27th, 2011

Back in the good ol days (2009) our mates and collaborators down at Mobile Pie decided to rate the usual spots they hit for lunch, and compiled them into a lovely graph. In 2010, they did it again. So enamoured were we with their Lunchometer that we bought them the web address as a present…

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OMG, databases just got exciting!

September 30th, 2011

Here at TDHQ, we’ve been keenly following the progress of a new database with designs on knocking the grand-daddies from the likes of Oracle off the top spot… It’s called MongoDB (short for “huMONGOus”). Did you know that the databases which most companies rely on today were designed to be stored and accessed on computers

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Facebook Project Spartan

July 25th, 2011

A rumour that spread like wildfire across the web a month ago has now metamorphosed into a big, exciting News butterfly. Facebook is on a journey to take on the might of Apple and Google in the mobile market, much like Leonidas and his 299 fellow under-dressed men. Project Spartan, as it is known, is

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