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Teen quits fast food job and hits big as ‘gaming commentator’

Teen quits fast food job and hits big as ‘gaming commentator’

At one time Tom Cassell was just like any other teenager – attending school, playing computer games and earning pocket money at McDonalds. But when he hit on the idea of filming his entertaining commentaries on computer games including Call of Duty and Minecraft, the [Read More]

TERRORISTS use online war games like “Call of Duty” to plot and discuss future attacks in private, an investigation by The Sun found.

TERRORISTS use online war games like “Call of Duty” to plot and discuss future attacks in private, an investigation by The Sun found.

Islamic extremists know police monitor phone calls and emails, and turn to popular PlayStation and Xbox games to ensure their plans remain secret. Online games allow players to log on in groups to play against each other and chat in private. Once signed in to a [Read More]

Texas Neurobiologist promotes avatar-based worlds for senior health

Texas Neurobiologist promotes avatar-based worlds for senior health

Bower, a computational neurobiologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio   will join three other panelists in arguing for the use of computer games for health. Bower speaks from experience. His company Numedeon collaborated on Humana [Read More]

New study shows couples that ‘game together stay together’

New study shows couples that ‘game together stay together’

MMORPGs can affect marital happiness – Study Brigham Young University study shows 76 percent of respondents who play MMORPGs with their spouse reported positive effect on marriage. A study from Brigham Young University (BYU) has revealed online role-playing games like [Read More]

Katy Perry’s new movie is coming out in 3D!

Katy Perry’s new movie is coming out in 3D!

Katy Perry is hopping on the 3D movie bandwagon with a summer release, she confirmed on Twitter. .. “FINALLY, my MOVIE is coming out with Paramount this summer! It’s called ‘KATY PERRY: PART OF ME’ Presented In 3D! Read more: Idolator [Read More]

Genius or ‘nut’ – did this MIT prof really invent email?

Genius or ‘nut’ – did this MIT prof really invent email?

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai’s been referred to as “the man who invented email” by TIME. Last month, he traveled to Washington D.C. to donate the original code for his email system to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, according to the Washington Post. [Read More]

New book just out ‘Virtual Lives’ by Professor James Ivory

New book just out ‘Virtual Lives’ by Professor James Ivory

James Ivory, associate professor of communication, published a book in late January about virtual worlds. Ivory started composing “Virtual Lives” in 2009. “Virtual Lives” addresses the history, background and development of virtual worlds. The book discusses the [Read More]

3D printing gives this entrepreneur a hot new virtual business

3D printing gives this entrepreneur a hot new virtual business

Alice Taylor, CEO of tech start-up MakieLab, believes all that’s about to change. Why? Because the key patents for 3D printers have recently expired, with more set to expire in the near future. Until now 3D printing has been mainly the domain of the US and Germany says [Read More]

Google predicts technology will turn scifi into reality

Google predicts technology will turn scifi into reality

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt predicted Tuesday that rapid advances in technology will soon transform science fiction into reality — meaning people will have driverless cars, small robots at their command and the ability to experience being in another place [Read More]

Composers make much more money composing music for games

Composers make much more money composing music for games

Writing and orchestrating music for games has evolved and branched into an accessible, entirely viable way for today’s composers to make a living with music. Big-budget AAA games have co-opted the studio orchestras and recording spaces of Hollywood films, and smaller [Read More]

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Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

Cloud computing saves health care industry time and money

The cloud’s vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for [Read More]

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use [Read More]

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

GameDesk, a nonprofit organization that develops game-based learning initiatives, has now [Read More]

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