Dine at The Nerdery for the Perfect Cause

You’re invited to a semi-formal, four-course dinner and silent auction presented by The Nerdery and Extra Life Nerds on Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at The Nerdery’s Bloomington office.

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Deep Field App: Royal Albert Hall, Here We Come

Our collaboration with composer Eric Whitacre to be featured at BBC Proms

In choral-music circles, Eric Whitacre is among the genre’s rock stars. An innovator in many ways, Eric hired The Nerdery to create a mobile app that he envisioned would allow his audience to become part of the performance by using their mobile phones, on his cue, for a shared musical experience.

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Helping Sick Kids – One Video Game At A Time

Over the past three years, Extra Life Nerds has raised more than $30,000 for sick kids by playing games for 24-hours straight as part of Extra Life.

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Cropped is coming and you should, too

I believe everything thing I read in The Minneapolis Egotist – especially when I’m their trusted source for today’s story on Cropped. We’re indeed hosting the Twin Cities debut of this deadline-driven competition pitting designer against designer. We met Cropped creators (DSGNX) at TEDx Fargo and have since plotted to lure their friendly competition to The Nerdery, and now the design field is set for Thursday, Jan. 30, 5:30-8PM. Please RSVP to join Cropped festivities and help judge the competition.

Here are the four designers competing at Cropped:

  • Lori Anderson from e10

  • Eric Drommerhausen from Periscope

  • Andrew Herzog from Olson

  • Jeremy Krzmarzick from Curb Crowser

Here’s how the friendly competition at Cropped works. Round one starts with four designers from four different ad/design agencies. Two will be randomly picked for the first head-to-head, single-elimination, 30-minute match, after which the audience votes on whose design composition best conveys the pre-determined theme while utilizing the given font (one) and images (some). One designer moves on to the finals, and the other gets Cropped (because, well, that’s the name of the game).

Next, the other two competitors get new design specs and have at it – wash, rinse, repeat (wash/rinse optional). Lastly, the two winners compete for Cropped glory (same as the first verse, but different font, theme and images). One designer gets Cropped. One becomes Cropped champion. Then, we all hug it out.

Besides being the Super Bowl of spontaneous design, Cropped will also be the social event of the ________ (sorta variable, depending on your social life). Be here, but for the love of party-planning please tell us you’re coming by registering (it’s free/quite simple) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cropped-tickets-8838180235.

5 great gadgets of 2013

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On K-TWIN’s Cane & Co, The Nerdery’s Ryan Carlson gave his take on 2013’s top five tech gadget innovations: Google Chromecast; Amazon Kindle Paperwhite; Oculus Rift; Retina Display iPad Mini or new Nexus 7; and Nest Protect.

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

 

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Shopping tips and tech: Hiku and Amazon Pantry

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This week on K-TWIN’s Cane & Co, The Nerdery’s Ryan Carlson chats about current and coming-soon shopping technologies: Hiku and Amazon Pantry.

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

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Drone delivery – is it here yet?

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The Nerdery’s Ryan Carlson chats with K-TWIN’s Cane & Co about Chrome for desktop, which gives you voice-activated handsfree search and all you have to say is “OK, Google.” Also topical, Instagram messaging and Amazon’s delivery drones perhaps sooner than you think (30 minutes or less?).

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

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iBeacon: Radio Radio

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The Nerdery’s Ryan Carlson tells K-TWIN’s Cane & Co about iBeacon and the internet of things. Barely mentioned by Apple at WWDC, iBeacon has flown under the radar among all things iOS, but devs took notice – and Nerds experimented.

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

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Amazon delivers the goods on Sunday

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On K-TWIN’s Cane & Co  The Nerdery’s Ryan Carlson reports on the Amazon’s dealio with USPS for Sunday delivery, texting and talking (loudly) on airplanes with eased FAA restrictions, and replacing up to eight credit cards with Coin.

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

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Google barge at bay, mobile devices in-flight

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Nerdery Tech Evangalist Ryan Carlson and K-TWIN’s Cane & Co. talked about the speedy new iPad, the FAA’s all-clear to use your mobile devices from gate-to-gate in-flight, Ashton Kutcher’s new role (in tech, not a movie) and Google’s somewhat mysterious barge floating in San Francisco bay.

Must-hear radio like this can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday mornings on K-TWIN (96.3 FM, Twin Cities). Or, hear our rebroadcast, here.

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