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Massive Boost For PC Gaming As Hardware Market Hit $21.5 Billion in 2014/2015

Last year the PC Hardware Gaming Market was Twice The Size Of Console Hardware Sales!   Selling $21.5 Billion (£13.9 Billion) in one year, it is a fact that can not be ignored, not by anyone who is interested in gaming. If you want to read the report – it’s here along with several other interesting reports of the games industry http://jonpeddie.com/publications/pc_gaming_hardware_market_report Until next time.   … Continue reading Massive Boost For PC Gaming As Hardware Market Hit $21.5 Billion in 2014/2015

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All Of Samsung’s New Smart TVs Will Run Its Tizen Operating System

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
In its latest attempt to make the operating system happen, Samsung announced today that all of its smart televisions will include a Tizen-based platform in 2015. In theory, this means that the new smart TVs will be able to sync with other Samsung devices that use Tizen, the company’s own open-source operating system. For example, they can stream content over wi-fi or connect… Continue reading All Of Samsung’s New Smart TVs Will Run Its Tizen Operating System

Games Improve Motor Skills

Solid evidence that gaming improves perception and motor skills – and that skills are transferable!

Originally posted on David's Doctoral Research Space:
Some excellent studies have shown the value gaming has in motor skills, perception and decision making. Dye, Shawn Green and Bavelier have spent a number of years continuously experimenting and improving on their research surrounding whether people’s ability to make decisions or perceive things is affected by games. The overwhelming result is that gaming does have a… Continue reading Solid evidence that gaming improves perception and motor skills – and that skills are transferable!

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Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Though many developers have begun to abandon Google Glass, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power believes that the hardware still has plenty of possibilities for children with autism. Brain Power develops Google Glass apps, as well as hardware add-ons, that help kids learn social and communication skills while at the same time providing feedback to caregivers. Brain Power was founded by neuroscientist… Continue reading Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Driving simulators at school

Originally posted on LAVREB Laboratory of Virtual Reality and Economic Behavior:
Everyone should learn to drive in a simulator Georgia native Luke Pye was 18 years old, driving with his high school girlfriend on the highway when a van cut him off. He reacted by turning his wheel toward the guardrail, avoiding the surrounding cars and oncoming traffic. The situation could have played out in… Continue reading Driving simulators at school

How to engage kids in physical activity

Originally posted on LAVREB Laboratory of Virtual Reality and Economic Behavior:
Real Life But Better: How Augmented Reality Can Save Gen Z Our kids are fat. They’re super-connected, self-aware, highly-strategic, fat kids. One-third of American kids are overweight, according to the CDC. Another study predicts that a staggering 47% are predicted to be obese by adulthood. And while our instinct tells us to take away… Continue reading How to engage kids in physical activity

Ralph Baer Dies

‘The Father of Video Games’ Ralph Baer Dies At 92

Originally posted on Another Castle:
Ralph Baer, the inventor often dubbed “the father of video games,” died at the age of 92 on December 6, 2014 at his New Hampshire home. Baer created the very first home console video game system in the early 1970s, which was licensed and sold as the Magnavox Odyssey and had games like Table Tennis. Born in 1922 into a… Continue reading ‘The Father of Video Games’ Ralph Baer Dies At 92

Denuvo DRM System Cracked

FIFA 15, Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age DRM Has Been Cracked Already

So today, 3DM reported that it has been able to crack the latest DRM protection system called Denuvo, it has been used in the latest video games including: FIFA 15 Lords of the Fallen Dragon Age: Inquisition Denuvo has been a… errr…. excellent DRM as it was able to protect FIFA 15 for all of two months and Lords of the Fallen for a whole … Continue reading FIFA 15, Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age DRM Has Been Cracked Already

Who Invented The First Password?

Ever wondered who actually invented the first ever password?   Well it was a very clever gent called Fernando Corbató in the early 60’s – if only he knew what he was starting, the significance is quite unbeweavable   Here is a video just in case – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07PhW5sCEk   Also, Allan Scherr was the first person to HACK or at the time steal a password.  Interesting….. Continue reading Who Invented The First Password?