Saturday, February 15th 2014: The decals were up, whiteboards mounted, posters hung, and all the dots added to our Pacman tribute wall – we were all set to host to Bournemouth’s first hack event of 2014, HACKBMTH 6! From the Oculus Rift Flappy Bird game to iPhone controlled Nerf guns – HACKBMTH 6 had it all.
In the same week that Facebook turned 10, and the BBC Radio ‘pips’ turned 90, Createful celebrated its own special date, as today marks our 4th year in operation! There have been quite a few changes at Createful, from the early days in Managing Director Kriss’ spare bedroom, to our small office at the Enterprise Pavilion and now in our plush, spacious new digs in the centre of town. We’ve seen some great team members come and go, and have helped a number of interns get started on the career ladder, as well as provide valuable training for school and college students.
All of us here at Createful would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We have created a Christmas themed illustration to mark the occasion…
Rewind the clocks back to June this year, when the Createful team sat together in a small studio in the baking summer heat and put their collective digital heads together for another “Friday Fun Hack” day – a time we dedicate to taking all our odd, fun, bizarre and challenging ideas and attempt to bring them to life.
We are delighted to announce that we have moved into a new office! We are now located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth and have much more space to breathe and continue to expand, as well as being much closer to Bournemouth town centre…
Nowadays, the Web is flooded with articles and reports about the increasing number of mobile users. The figures speak for themselves: the percentage of tablet users in the UK has tripled just over the last 3 years, smartphone usage has reached an impressive 62% and social network access has boosted up to 600% (according to Marketing Week and Quartz).
Video games consoles have always divided opinion, and since the days of the Spectrum & C64, Amiga & Atari, many people have picked their camp and stuck to their guns, battling over the minutiae of hardware and software. The Wikipedia page for “console wars” details the intense battles fought over the hearts and minds (and wallets!) of the buying public, and this trend is only set to continue, as the eighth generation of games consoles hits the shelves by the end of 2013.
The Draft Communications Data Bill, also known in the media as the “Snoopers’ Charter” has been proposed by the Government as a means of being able to access all data sources and recipients that cross the internet in the UK. There is a lot of controversy around the issue. In this article we’ll look at what it may mean to the general public and computer users.
Everyone likes new gadgets. What to buy for a multibillion dollar corporation that has everything? Google has bought a new quantum computer – a giant leap in computing that was only a physicist’s fantasy a decade ago. Over this piece we will look at what quantum computing is, and the possibilities for the technology into the future.