The Smart TV Evolution Kit that Samsung‘s been teasing us with since last year’s CES will finally be revealed at the same trade show a full year later. The hardware kit will plug into the back of compatible Samsung Smart TVs and “evolve” 2012 models to the latest 2013 versions by adding a smorgasbord of hardware and software enhancements including CPU, memory and GPU upgrades, plus enhanced voice / motion control features. We reckon this might help promote your Angry Birds experience to a whole new level. Given that CES 2013 is just around the bend, it shouldn’t be long before we get you a proper peek — stay tuned!
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I’ll stop by any startup showcase I can, but it’s always a bonus when it happens to be local. Last week’s TechTomorrow showcase, sponsored by TechColumbus saw nearly 50 regional startups show off the results of their hard work – here are just a few ideas and demos present at the event worth mentioning.
Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which employers and recruiters alike can browse through and search by keyword. Upon finding a potential candidate, employers can then use Seelio to communicate directly with the student in question.
TruApp got its start at the University of Michigan, and currently has around 1,600 students and 170 companies on the platform as it relaunches and expands under its new name “Seelio.”
Prepare to weep: Epic and NVIDIA have shared Full HD videos and screenshots of exactly what we can expect from Unreal Engine 4, and it’s enough to drive dedicated gamers to eager tears of anticipation. The footage, which first emerged earlier today though at reduced resolution, has been joined by a gallery of incredible screenshots demonstrating what we
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Like the Nintendo Wii before it, Microsoft’s Kinect has been braving the storm of new peripheral adolescence, awkwardly shuffling users through jump, wave, lean and jiggling gameplay, typically at a leisurely pace. Sure it’s had its moments on the dance floor, but aside from being a good listener, the spatially aware sensor hasn’t exactly redefined core gaming. Almost a year and half after its launch, however, the often hacked device is taking another crack at reaching the hardcore. We dropped in on Xbox’s spring showcase this weekend to find out how that effort is going — see what we found after the break.
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Last night, over 500 people gathered in San Francisco for the eighth Founder Showcase, a quarterly startup pitch event that brings together technology CEOs, investors, and early-stage startups for a night of networking and pitchin’. The event is hosted by Founder Institute, but is an open competition — any early-stage business (less than two years old and with under $ 250K in funding) can enter. And they don’t have to pay.
Public voting reduces the applicants to a group of quarterfinalists, from which the finalists are chosen by Founder Institute, among others. At last night’s event, ten companies took the stage to pitch in front of a panel of judges that included VCs from Morgenthaler Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, and K9 Ventures.