The new Candy Crush? Chinese language apps make learning a game
Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone—hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure ...
Knightscope K5 on security patrol roams campus
As sensors proliferate, opportunities are emerging in the field of machine learning
Biological learning systems run the gamut from the lowly roundworm (Caenorhabditis elegans) with its 300 or so neurons, all the way up to the adult elephant brain, with its 200 billion neurons. Whether they're ...
Mathematical model tackles 'Game of Thrones' predictions
Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters (Update)
Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
Software systems add motion to physical characters
New 3D printing techniques have made it possible for just about anybody to fabricate fanciful plastic characters and sculptures, two new computational design methods developed by Disney Research Zurich are making it possible ...
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access ...
Video game designers envision characters who are more like us
Is it possible to hold hands with a video game character? That is, in many ways, a ridiculous question, but is one posed by the developers of "Murasaki Baby."
A versatile joystick for animation artists
Remember those molecule models made from sticks and balls you could assemble to study complex molecules back in school? Something similar has taken shape in the Interactive Geometry Lab at ETH Zurich. ETH-professor ...
Researcher examines racial and gender representation in top 50 video games
Violence in video games has been a topic on the political and media radar for decades. But research conducted by a recent graduate from Ithaca College examines the medium through different lenses: racial ...
Nintendo says no to virtual equality in life game (Update)
Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game. The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure ...
Disney adding Marvel heroes to 'Infinity' game
Buzz Lightyear, meet Captain America.
Link between academic success and character strengths examined
(Phys.org) —Scientists are investigating if children with certain character strengths are more likely to succeed academically.
Weibo shares jump in market debut
Weibo Corp.'s shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S.