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Archive for / 'Gaming'

December 9, 2015

Gaming News Philip Anderson
Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

  Could playing video games directly benefit your brain? For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – […]

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April 9, 2015

Gaming News Philip Anderson
Hey, Teens: Back in Our Day, Video Games Were Actually Hard

Hey, Teens: Back in Our Day, Video Games Were Actually Hard

  Kids today have things so easy. A group of teenagers found out just how tough games used to be when The Fine Bros. asked them to play the original Mega Man for its Teens React series. Mega Man, released in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, had a reputation of being tough. Players generally […]

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October 23, 2014

Gadgets Gaming News Philip Anderson
App Teaches Kindergarteners to Code

App Teaches Kindergarteners to Code

  They can’t all read yet, but soon kindergarteners may be able to create basic computer code. Researchers in Massachusetts developed an app that teaches young kids a simple computer programming language.

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October 10, 2014

Gaming News Rachel Suggs
What Is Dogspotting And Why Are People So Angry About It?

What Is Dogspotting And Why Are People So Angry About It?

  A Facebook group created for posting pictures of random dogs is being accused of tyranny across the Internet. You may have never heard of it, but “Dogspotting” is one of the Internet’s most popular sports. With the institution of a new, strict set of rules, it’s also becoming very controversial. Kind of. The Rules: […]

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August 27, 2014

Gadgets Gaming News Rachel Suggs
Operating an Arcade Claw Machine Using Just Gestures

Operating an Arcade Claw Machine Using Just Gestures

  The future frontier of arcade gaming is here! Gesture technology has made its way to the arcade gaming arena. Engadget checks out a claw arcade machine that uses a gesture camera instead of a joystick. It’s definitely a highlight at IDF 2014 in Shenzhen.

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July 2, 2014

Gaming News Anthony Gonzales
Facebook Responds To Negative Reactions To Its Experiment On Users

Facebook Responds To Negative Reactions To Its Experiment On Users

  The furor surrounding Facebook’s decision to conduct an experiment that secretly manipulated the News Feed of some users to study emotion contagion reached a peak this weekend, with many calling the act creepy at best, and downright unethical at worst. And as it turns out Facebook is facing more than just user backlash following […]

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June 16, 2014

Gadgets Gaming News Jason Korwek
‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Has The Power To Turn On Your Xbox One

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Has The Power To Turn On Your Xbox One

  Yo, Aaron Paul, please stop turning on everyone’s Xbox consoles. The Breaking Bad star’s commercial for Microsoft’s Xbox One has apparently been interacting with Xbox One owners in real life. In the ad, Paul uses some of the Xbox Kinect’s voice commands, such as “Xbox on.” When an Xbox One owner with a Kinect […]

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June 6, 2014

Gaming News Software Andrew Reichenberg
Inside Apple’s Plan To Automate Your Home

Inside Apple’s Plan To Automate Your Home

  If you think of all your home’s lights, climate controls and automation gadgets as a set of Russian nesting dolls, you start to understand Apple HomeKit–and its database-driven approach to home automation. During a HomeKit introduction session at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, an Apple engineer described how virtually every home, […]

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May 15, 2014

Gadgets Gaming News Rachel Suggs
Was Microsoft Right To Cut Loose Kinect?

Was Microsoft Right To Cut Loose Kinect?

  It’s a whole new day for Microsoft and the Xbox One. The company announced that it would be selling the console without the Kinect yesterday, in a submissive but ultimately necessary move that brings it to price parity with Sony’s smash-hit PS4 at $399. Fans had been requesting either a lower price, an optional […]

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April 1, 2014

Gaming News Philip Anderson
Google Wants To Make You A Pokémon Master For April Fool’s

Google Wants To Make You A Pokémon Master For April Fool’s

  Google is adding another member to it’s team just in time for April Fools Day! But it’s not the typical tech job you’d think! In a video posted by Google Maps team, the company announced that it is creating a new position within the Maps team – Pokemon Master. Google has released 150 different […]

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