The dark side of fair play
We often think of playing fair as an altruistic behavior. We're sacrificing our own potential gain to give others what they deserve. What could be more selfless than that? But new research from Northeastern University assistant ...
Mozilla to improve JPEG compression with mozjpeg tool
"Demokratia": mocking Russian politics through a videogame
Buy voters, divert public funds, become an all-powerful tsar: it's all part of the fun in videogame "Demokratia", whose merciless take on Russian politics has made it a runaway success in the land of Vladimir Putin.
Software analyzes apps for malicious behavior
Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play". Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed—without the permission ...
Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs
Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked ...
Saving planet goes from video game to real-world craze
It is the peak of the Cold War, a secret agent has launched nuclear weapons and a small team of sleuths has one hour to prevent the end of the world.
Pakistan's gaming industry breaks culture barriers
It's a city better known for its history and culture, but a new generation of mobile game developers is bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Pakistan's Lahore.
MUSE envisions mining "big code" to improve software reliability and construction
During the past decade information technologies have driven the productivity gains essential to U.S. economic competitiveness, and computing systems now control significant elements of critical national infrastructure. ...
SXSW revelation: Android SDK for wearables
Iceland startup finds success with trivia app
A small startup has taken the gaming world by storm, finding success with its QuizUp trivia app and spurning offers to abandon its remote Iceland headquarters in favor of California's Silicon Valley.
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.
Speed reading apps are great for snippets but not sonnets
A new app is about to come on the market with promises to dramatically increase the speed at which you read. Spritz is a text streaming technology that allows you to read a sentence, one word at a time. Ea ...
Candy Crush sweetens gaming for female audience
With three young children and a full-time job, Emma Martini has little time for computer games. But every night she sits quietly at the end of her son's bed to reassure him while he falls asleep—and plays ...