Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, ...
Microsoft Releases New Robot-Building Software
'Immersidata' improves interactive game development user-testing
USC engineers are perfecting a games user testing tool that captures and analyzes play experience to automatically detect weakness and flaws - and it may soon gauge player emotional involvement.
Using Microsoft products may be unethical for universities
Universities and researchers all over the world have a problem with Microsoft. It's not just that the company forces expensive and dated software on customers. Using products like Microsoft's email service ...
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 ...
Court bans sale of Word; Microsoft promises fix
(AP) -- A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to stop selling its Word program in January and pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the judgment of a lower ...
Can a Rootkit Be Certified for Vista?
A roomful of hackers, CIOs and CSOs agree that Microsoft's given us the most secure version of Windows yet, but their approval is served up with a garnish of "excepts," "howevers" and "althoughs."
Microsoft to Offer Free Antivirus Protection
Study linking browser choice and IQ level a hoax
HTML5 OS is set to disrupt platform lock-in
Making Hair Realistic in Computer Animation
Poets and novelists often describe hair as "shining" or "shimmering." Dark hair has a "sheen"; blond hair "glows." All this comes about because of the complex scattering of incident light off of individual ...
Researcher finds snooping smartphone software
A smartphone security researcher is shining light on a hidden program that tracks activity on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia handsets.