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Robotlegs-Sharp

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This is one for the techies amongst our audience! We’re keen advocates of giving something back to the community. As it happens we also like building cool techie things that help make our lives easier. Enter Robotlegs-Sharp. Robotlegs-Sharp is a application framework for C# ported from Robotlegs for AS3, written collaboratively by our Technical Lead Matt and […]

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Our mobile test suite

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With the explosive growth of smartphone and tablet adoption across the world, it’s a constant challenge keeping pace with the newest devices coming out. Hardware and software combinations are potentially limitless, with new combinations coming out every day. So what we do here at Rancon is take a pragmatic approach and combine virtual and physical […]

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Team-day!

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Much as we love technology and digital games, every so often it’s good to get back to the analog world. So our team-day / afternoon involved a spot of Ten Pin Bowling, not Crown Green Bowling as you might have expected, followed by some food at Grid Iron Grill. Best bit of the latter, if […]

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Oculus Rift R&D

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We’ve been playing…again. This time we’ve been getting the Oculus Rift setup and running in the office to try out the various demos they provide. this example is a very immersive helicopter experience where you take off from a carrier and fly round some tropical islands. Which we think is how Colin’s shirt can be […]

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HoloLens

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Microsoft are at it again with what looks like it could be a great bit of kit > full video here. It’s a way to visualise 3D digital content augmented over real life objects. This kind of thing has been possible for a few years in the app world, the unique element is to combine it with a pair […]

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Christmas Cocktails

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Fantastic cocktails created for the Christmas Party – Random Cointreau and Christmas Kraken – have to be tasted to be believed!

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Cardboard VR has landed @ Rancon

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We are impressed with the quality of the VR feedback with this bad boy. Not sure Cardboard is going to ever be standalone consumer product but as a proof of concept, it’s really rather good. Just spotted a article in Techcrunch – will VR go mainstream? will AR be bigger? Our bet is on AR, VR with iBeacons – I […]

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Happy Halloween!

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This is what happens to you when you code too late on Halloween. A bit of R&D fun here from the archive playing around with real time face tracking software. Everyone needs a face changing wolf app in their lives! Thanks to Mr Jackson for the music…

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Room Alive

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Love this whole room gaming concept from Microsoft called RoomAlive: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2647383 From what we’ve seen of the demo, it’s six projectors and a bunch of Kinect devices turning an entire room into a game surface. This could be a more social experience than the solitary engagement of virtual reality. It seems that Facebook buying Oculus Rift a […]

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New Website

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Welcome to the new Rancon website – we’ve tried to keep things simple, show what we’re good at and give a little taste about what makes us unique. Hope you enjoy, any feedback is most welcome!

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