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Study finds gaming augments players' social lives

New research finds that online social behavior isn't replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players' social lives. The study was done by researchers ...

Mar 27, 2014
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How will the 2014 World Cup ball swerve?

There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the crowds? ...

Mar 05, 2014
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British betting company tests smartphone users' wits

Ladbrokes, UK bookmakers, have gathered results of their online test of 1,000 smartphone users, challenged to complete seven online brain teasers. The brainteasers were designed to see which brand's users ...

Jan 05, 2014 weblog
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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?

Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction ...

Sep 13, 2013
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Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems

As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours? In recent demonstrations, hackers have shown they can slam a car's brakes at freeway speeds, jerk the steering wheel ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Tynker brings programming lessons into the home

(Phys.org) —Tynker announced last week that its educational system for teaching programming to students in elementary and middle schools will take on a new offering, and it is now for home use too. The ...

Aug 12, 2013 report
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Dutch city patently the world's most inventive

From cancer-busting ultrasound techniques to ways to boost vitamins in tomatoes, Dutch tech-hub Eindhoven's avalanche of patents has just earned it the crown of "most inventive city in the world."

Jul 28, 2013
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Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88

The first computer mouse was a wooden shell with metal wheels. The man behind it, tech visionary Doug Engelbart, has died at 88 after transforming the way people work, play and communicate.

Jul 03, 2013
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In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age

As a schoolboy, Akihiro Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. Now, the graduate student can rely on his smartphone, tablet and ...

Jun 25, 2013
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Science keeps its eye on the (foot) ball

Science has entered the debate into the use of goal-line technology in football, with an article in a respected journal on Wednesday stressing it could not be foolproof.

May 29, 2013
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