Bring it on: The Imagine Cup heads to Australia in 2012

Ireland’s Team Hermes won the top prize of the Imagine Cup finals in New York last night with their entry in the software design category Hermes. A road safety software solution Hermes is installed in a driver’s car and records information about the driver’s control of the vehicle and the car’s location. This information is…

Windows Phone moving forward: Mango, Nokia and beyond

As Windows Phone moves into its sophomore year the deployment of the Mango OS update together with the introduction of Nokia brand handsets is poised to significantly strengthen the capabilities and presence of Microsoft’s smartphone offering. Or at least the company hopes so. Within the same approximate time frame (covering the latter half of this…

Making the case for gaming: how do games help the world?

It seems like a fair question: gaming represents different things to different people but it’s fair to say that it’s not generally considered a beneficent art form that gives back to the planet along the lines of the Imagine Cup’s thematic guidelines being the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals which include causes such as ending…