Plucky Roku updates streaming gadgets in battle with big boys
You just have to cheer for a company like Roku. The plucky Saratoga, Calif., electronics company is going up against some of the biggest tech companies in the world. In the market for streaming media players, the small, inexpensive ...
Using gameplay to challenge our understanding of sustainable fishing
A new and innovative computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game has been used as an interactive stakeholder communication ...
Virtual robotization for human limbs
Recent advances in computer gaming technology allow for an increasingly immersive gaming experience. Gesture input devices, for example, synchronise a player's actions with the character on the screen. Entertainment ...
HBO to launch streaming service with Apple TV
HBO announced its standalone online TV service will launch next month, appearing on Apple's streaming media player.
Will Facebook make a car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the network
No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems.
Flexible sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space for mobile devices
If a mobile phone rings during a meeting, its owner often has to dig it out before it can be muted. A more discreet method would be to decline the incoming call by pressing on one of your fingers. Computer ...
NHL sends GoPro cameras onto the ice
Ice hockey fans will get a new perspective on the fast-moving game when National Hockey League players don GoPro cameras, starting with this weekend's all-star fixture.
Does behavioral economics show people are altruistic or just confused?
Behavioral economists have revolutionized the standard view of human nature. No longer are people presumed to be purely selfish, only acting in their own interest. Hundreds of experiments appear to show that ...
NFL players' lawsuit vs. video-game maker allowed to advance
A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company's Madden NFL series.
Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online ...
Disney Research builds computer models to analyze play in pro basketball and soccer
With the ball at the three-point line near the top of the key, what will Tim Duncan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs do? Pass to a player posting up? Or does he take a shot? An analysis by Disney Research of ...
Jurors to hear Steve Jobs testimony at Apple trial
A billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court after nearly a decade in legal wrangling.
'Far Cry' video game aims for new height - the Himalayas
Ubisoft is out to build on the success of its "Far Cry" video game franchise with a new installment promising players more choices and smarter enemies in an expansive world.
Computer scientist sees new possibilities for ocular biometrics
While many of us rely on passwords to protect our identity, there's more sophisticated identity recognition technology called biometrics that we could use. Security measures that use biometrics rely on a ...