Scientists examine how social networks influence behavior
Conventional wisdom holds that it's not what you know, it's who you know. But now scientists studying networking are starting to realize that when it comes to much in life, it's also who the people you know know, and perhaps ...
Players love the game not the gore
The next time a loved one brandishes a virtual shotgun in their favorite video game, take heart. That look of glee, says a new study, likely stems from the healthy pleasure of mastering a challenge rather ...
Tegra 4: NVIDIA introduces world's fastest mobile processor
NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA Tegra 4, the world's fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation ...
Sony unveils social-focused PlayStation 4
Sony is sharing the PlayStation 4 with the world. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled the new gaming system Wednesday, hyping the machine as a "supercharged PC" with the ability to effortlessly share ...
Why whistleblowing doesn't come easily
Research from our Department of Computer Science has found an explanation for why we often believe gossip more than our own personal experiences. The study also gives a biological explanation as to why it ...
MIT's Media Lab develops 'Infinity-By-Nine' immersive video projection system (w/ Video)
Several iOS developers welcome Apple's larger-screen iPhone
The sixth-generation iPhone is expected to have a larger screen, and several iOS developers say they would receive that change with a warm welcome.
Five video game trends expected at E3
With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is expected to shift back to ...
Virtual combat game helps treat stress disorder
US doctors are treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by plunging them back into combat, using a virtual reality game that simulates battle scenes from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Children evaluate educational games
Is it possible to create suitable and amusing educational computer games? Can you use qualities from other types of games? And what do the children really think of these kinds of games? Wolmet Barendregt ...
Social game star Zynga slashes staff, closes studios (Update)
Struggling social games star Zynga said Monday it is cutting nearly a fifth of its staff as it refocuses on games for mobile devices.
Google gets its game on
Google got its game on late Wednesday, launching videogame-themed wallpaper for customized home pages and providing a glimpse at online play making its way to the website.
Game on! Instructional design researcher works to make learning fun
It's a frustrating problem for many of today's parents: Little Jacob or Isabella is utterly indifferent to schoolwork during the day but then happily spends all evening engrossed in the latest video game.
Facebook and Spotify to stream music
Facebook and Spotify are collaborating on a streaming music service at the world's largest online social network, according to a report Wednesday by business magazine Forbes.