Wii U: New console launches in a sea of gadgets
In the six years since the last major video game system launched, Apple unveiled the iPhone and the iPad, "Angry Birds" invaded smartphones and Facebook reached a billion users. In the process, scores of ...
Professor examines the historic and contemporary proliferation of memes
It may seem that memes collectively represent a contemporary phenomenon born recently thanks to the advent of the Internet and social media. But this is not even close to being the case.
Sony PlayStation 4 expected at NY event Wednesday (Update)
Sony is expected to unveil its next-generation gaming system at a New York event Wednesday evening, a development that would give the struggling electronics company a head start over Microsoft and an Xbox 360 successor.
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. Tuesday's unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's de ...
Training intelligent systems to think on their own
(Phys.org) —The computing devices and software programs that enable the technology on which the modern world relies, says Hector Muñoz-Avila, can be likened to adolescents.
How do we talk about our town?
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a mobile phone game that will help ensure computers better understand the way we talk about our towns.
Finnish record label petition to block Pirate Bay
Finnish record labels said Thursday they filed a petition in court to block access to The Pirate Bay, a popular Swedish website that provides access to copyrighted music, movies, and other material.
Dutch court orders companies to block Pirate Bay
A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered two major Internet service providers in the Netherlands to block their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay website or face large fines.
Review: Prettier iPad retains familiar qualities
I have grown fond of my iPad 2 during the past nine months. So, I was curious if I would like my tablet computer any less once I saw Apple's new and improved iPad.
From herd immunity and complacency to group panic: How vaccine scares unfold
Worries over vaccine risks can allow preventable contagious diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, to make a comeback. A new study, published in PLoS Computational Biology, shows how to predict ways in which popula ...
'Control-Alt-Hack' game lets players try their hand at computer security
Do you have what it takes to be an ethical hacker? Can you step into the shoes of a professional paid to outsmart supposedly locked-down systems? Now you can at least try, no matter what your background, with ...
Big game hunter: Sociologist studies the subcultures of online gaming and the nascent world of online e-sports
The crowd stands and cheers. The exhausted, triumphant winning team is handed its trophy, which the captain lifts while the rest of the players raise their arms in victory.
SimCity coming down from the "cloud"
Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.
Xbox Music to offer on-demand music free on tablet
Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free ...