Video games could provide venue for exploring sustainability concepts
Could playing video games help people understand and address global sustainability issues such as pollution, drought or climate change? At least two researchers believe so, outlining their argument in a concept paper published ...
Microsoft aims at gamers in opening E3 shot (Update)
Microsoft aimed squarely at hard-core video game players on Monday, opening fire with "Halo" and a barrage of other titles for play on its new-generation Xbox One consoles.
Engineering students invent virtual fitting room for online shoppers (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —One blessing of the Internet: shopping conveniently online for clothes. One curse of the Internet: shopping conveniently online for clothes.
Football displays fractal dynamics
Football fascinates millions of fans, almost all of them unaware that the game is subject to the laws of physics. Despite their seemingly arbitrary decisions, players obey certain rules, as they constantly ...
Flappy Bird obsession is not necessarily an addiction
Flappy Bird, a deceptively simple gaming app, has been withdrawn by its creator Dong Nguyen because it is too "addictive". ...
Exploring media use among young Hispanic children
Hispanic children read for more than an hour a day, an average of 14 minutes more per day than non-Hispanic white children, according to a new study released today (Dec. 11) by Northwestern University and the National Center ...
NFL, Xbox enhancing interactive television viewing
The NFL and Microsoft, through its next generation Xbox console, are combining to enhance interactive TV viewing of pro football games.
Game system castAR debuts at Maker Faire
Personalize YouTube with SublimeVideo
Jilion is developing a web technology that makes it possible to generate video players that run on any support and for which the appearance feature is completely modular. The following is an interview with the co-founder ...
Researchers undertake a large-scale study of sports video game players
From Gran Turismo to WWE Smackdown, sports-based video games represent a wide variety of pursuits. When it comes to the people who actually play those games, however, little is known. How do sports video game players fit ...
US diplomacy goes virtual with youth video game
The United States expanded its e-diplomacy efforts Wednesday with the launch of a video game aimed at helping young people get a better understanding of American language and culture.
Sony introduces ultra-high-definition video player
"The Amazing Spiderman," ''Taxi Driver" and "The Karate Kid" are getting some real resolution.
Taking the bite out of baseball bats
Miss hitting the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat and the resulting vibrations can zing your hands. Bat companies have tried for decades to reduce these painful shocks with limited success. But Daniel Russell, a professor in ...
News Corp buys stake in Web video player Roku
(AP) News Corp. is taking a stake in Internet video streaming set-top box maker Roku Inc. and putting one of its senior executives on Roku's board of directors as it seeks a greater role in distributing video over ...