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SXSW: The Mars Virtual Reality Experience – More Than a Game

The Mars 2030 Experience is not just a video game, but a highly detailed and accurate simulation of the surface of Mars, based on data and photographs from the Mars Rover and a European satellite orbiting the red planet. It's part of a larger effort to determine the feasibility of establishing human habitation on Mars.

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SXSW: Voter Technology Panel – One-Sided View on Voting Tech

“Voter Technology: A Reimagined Future”, a presentation at SXSW, focused on bringing election technology into the 21st Century. The speakers included Diego Bernal, a social worker and member of the Texas House of Representatives for San Antonio, and Peter Jackson, Public Sector Strategy Lead at IDEO, a design and consulting company based in San Francisco. Their goal: Use modern technology to facilitate the registration and voting process. They covered the motivations, possibilities and issues surrounding technology and voting.

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New Software Spotlight: Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD) CC (Preview)

Adobe has just released a new Mac-based program (English-only as of this release) of its new application design and prototyping tool, formerly known as Project Comet. Adobe Experience Design CC, also known as Adobe XD – the two names refer to the same product – was built from the ground …

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Content in Crisis: Making Your Content Matter in 2016

More consumption is moving to social media platforms, making it harder and harder for brands to build relationships with their consumers and make a profit from content distribution. This all means that marketers need to get creative, embrace the content shifts and follow the yellow brick road, wherever that might take us.

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New Software Spotlight: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2016 Ultimate, Part I – 3ds Max

The Viewport enhancements make object selection much easier, and improvements in performance and aesthetics without drastic changes to the overall look. The Camera Sequencer is also very cool in that it lets you sequence multiple camera shots.

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Techies in the Workplace: 10 Non-Tech Skills IT Pros Need

IT skills are among the most essential in today’s business world. But they may not be enough. Just because you’re great at IT doesn’t mean you’ll forever be considered a valuable business asset. You must be able to showcase a few additional, valuable skills. Fortunately, many pros are able to …

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