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Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

Press Speculates Batman Shooter Must Have Played Video Games; They're Right: He Loved Guitar Hero

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I'm going to assume that most of us are by now aware of the tragedy that occurred late last week, when an Aurora, Colorado theatre showing the new Batman movie was allegedly shot up by a James Holmes for whatever reasons people like him have for this kind of depravity....
Press Speculates Batman Shooter Must Have Played Video Games; They're Right: He Loved Guitar Hero

Sony reveals a few HDTV Features on the Drawing Board

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Even though it's been called the idiot box by all of us at one point in time, it's still where many of us end up in front of when our never ending day gives us an hour or two to kill. All we want is to turn off the net...
Sony reveals a few HDTV Features on the Drawing Board
Unmanned presents a nuanced, psychological perspective on modern warfare

Apple has sold 100m iPod touches since it launched in 2007

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Apple has now sold over 100 million units of its popular iPod touch portable media player, according to a report published today by The Loop. The company has managed to hit the milestone in roughly five and a half years, which is considerable given the rise in smartphones and comparative...
Apple has sold 100m iPod touches since it launched in 2007

Zombies invade Bristol for IG Fest event

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The city's Interesting Games festival returns with another fascinating selection of urban chases and real-life horror adventuresThere's something rotten on the streets of Bristol. The city's IgFest begins today, offering a range of 'urban games', in which groups of players take part in themed chases around the Old City, following...
Zombies invade Bristol for IG Fest event

Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat

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The world has paid for the luxury of Angry Birds with its health and looks: a new report finds a strong link between technological advancement and expanding waistlines. According to economic think tank, The Milken Institute, a country the size of America will add 4.2 million Spanx-wearing citizens for...
Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat

YouTube's Next Live Star: You and Your Bros, Playing Call of Duty

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Last month, YouTube let us watch live as a man jumped to Earth from the edge of space. On tap for this month: Live footage of dudes playing video games. Google’s video giant will let Call of Duty players stream their exploits directly to the site, in real time, when...
YouTube's Next Live Star: You and Your Bros, Playing Call of Duty

Old People Are Coming For Your Tablets

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(flickr.com/koalazymonkey) We would write about the first time our luddite grandmother picked up an iPad--the seamless way she took to it, how the flustered confusion laptops evoked in her completely ebbed with a tablet in hand--but Chadwick Matlin already did that a few months ago at The Hairpin, and he...
Old People Are Coming For Your Tablets

This Is What It's Like Wearing A TV On Your Face (SNE)

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The Jetsons-like future that we were promised is getting a little more realistic every day, and devices like Sony's HMZ-T1 3DTV headset are helping to deliver it. Click here to see pictures > How would you most like to consume your video entertainment? Do you want to sit on a...
This Is What It's Like Wearing A TV On Your Face (SNE)

The AFSE Rec Room

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The Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE) is opening in a few weeks. Roughly 125 high school freshmen will be starting a four year program that is designed to prepare them for secondary education if they want that and also for a career in software engineering and web development. The inspiration...
The AFSE Rec Room

Chinese father pushes son to kick gaming addiction by hiring virtual assassins to kill his MMO character

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It’s practically a cliché at this point: An angry father gets fed up with his lay about son playing video games all day instead of looking for a job. But Kotaku reports that one father in China went outside the box when thinking of ways to get his son off the...
Chinese father pushes son to kick gaming addiction by hiring virtual assassins to kill his MMO character

Step in the time machine as the Ars OpenForum talks retro gaming

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Remember Altered Beast? One advantage of playing video games in 2012 is that users can take their pick across genre, platform (hear our recent podcast on PCs versus consoles), solo games, MMOs, and more. With many decades of games behind them, players can now also select games based on era....
Step in the time machine as the Ars OpenForum talks retro gaming

Chinese dad hires virtual assassins to harass video game-obsessed son

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What would you do if your adult son was playing video games all day instead of looking for work? Well, one Chinese father resorted to desperate measures when he reportedly hired in-game hitmen to attack his son whenever he logged on to his favorite game, according to the People’s Daily....
Chinese dad hires virtual assassins to harass video game-obsessed son
Video games, TV can create vicious cycle in impulsive children

How To Fix The Entertainment Industry Without Passing Stupid Laws (DIS, ATVI, SNE)

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All of the recent anti-piracy legislation's seem to have put the tech community at odds with the content community.  Major entertainment industries like Hollywood and the music industry have a right to protect their content and profit off of it. However suing your customer is not a winning business...
How To Fix The Entertainment Industry Without Passing Stupid Laws (DIS, ATVI, SNE)

Internet detox promotes the myth of web toxicity | Laurie Penny

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The fashion for communications fasting relies on a false distinction between the digital and real worldCan anyone escape the internet? Tech journalist Paul Miller decided to give it a try. As an experiment, Miller, a New Yorker who has lived and worked largely online for half his life, spent an...
Internet detox promotes the myth of web toxicity | Laurie Penny

Gadgetwise Blog: With Skullcandy, Look Stylish While Playing Video Games

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The new line of gaming headsets from Skullcandy includes three options, Slyr, Plyr1 and Plyr2, which offer different levels of performance. All three are compatible with the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles and PCs....
Gadgetwise Blog: With Skullcandy, Look Stylish While Playing Video Games

Steam 'Big Picture' game mode arrives today in beta

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Look out, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo: There’s a new player in the living room. Valve, the video-game company behind the Steam distribution system, plans to launch the public beta of its “Big Picture” mode later today, giving PC gamers a new option for playing PC games on large-screen displays such...
Steam 'Big Picture' game mode arrives today in beta

How well can the MacBook Pro with Retina display handle Windows games?

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After jumping the hurdles of our review gauntlet, the MacBook Pro with Retina display proved itself as a top-notch machine for the creative professionals it's geared towards, and anyone willing to pay a premium. Save for a brief bout with Diablo III, our time spent gaming on the hardware...
How well can the MacBook Pro with Retina display handle Windows games?

Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW

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Ethan Duggan got the idea for his app one afternoon when he was playing video games after school. “My mom comes home and she has a bunch of dresses, like twenty,” he recalled. “She goes into her room, tries the dresses on, comes back to me, and says ‘How do...
Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online
Game rewards are leading to new business models for Raptr and Kiip

OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

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Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He’s starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 million from YouWeb, Accel Partners, and General Catalyst Partners. The goal is to be a the “Blizzard...
OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild
New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'
Musician Jack White praises analog living, says 'there's no romance in a mouse click'
Microsoft: Global video-game market hits $65 billion, and consoles still lead the way

Study shows that Lumosity brain games can rehab your brain

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Did you know that playing video games is not only good for you, but that they can make you a better person? No, this is not a plug for Steven Johnson’s 2005 book “Everything Bad is Good For You,” although if you haven’t read it, you should. There’s ample evidence showing...
Study shows that Lumosity brain games can rehab your brain

A Cool/Disturbing Vision Of Augmented Reality In The Future

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What if you could digitally interact with everything? The future of augmented reality -- think cerebral implants and digital contact lenses -- was imagined last year in a short film by graduate students Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. We highly recommend watching the eight-minute film, "Sight," in full, but also check...
A Cool/Disturbing Vision Of Augmented Reality In The Future
Current-gen gaming consoles in over half of US homes, digital purchases on the rise
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