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Tags results for 'Gaming'

Americans’ media consumption to soar in 2015

Posted in Games on 5th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2015, average media consumption will be 15.5 hours a day per person.

Video game playing found beneficial for the brain

Posted in Games on 6th Nov, 2013 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Playing some video games causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills.

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.

Tongue electrode lets you taste virtual food

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
What if you could plug into your Oculus Rift and not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also actually taste it?

YouTube suddenly begins flagging hundreds of game related videos for copyright violations

Posted in Games on 11th Dec, 2013 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube creators are getting nailed with copyright claims from companies that don't even own the flagged content.

Flush with cash, Oculus plans ambitious new VR headset

Posted in Games on 14th Dec, 2013 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Is virtual reality finally ready for primetime?

Valve's VR prototype is 'lightyears ahead' of Oculus Rift dev kit

Posted in Hardware on 1st Mar, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality has the potential to completely revolutionize entertainment as we know it.

Valve’s virtual-reality mastermind joins Facebook’s Oculus VR

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook acquires Oculus. Oculus acquires Michael Abrash. It’s the circle of virtual life.

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?

Neurogames are ready to take flight: Expect a breakout year ahead

Posted in Games on 19th May, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’re very close.” In just three words, Palmer Luckey of OculusVR fame, summarized not only where virtual reality stands, but perhaps the entire neurogaming industry.

Google reportedly buying game livestreaming startup Twitch for $1B

Posted in Games on 19th May, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Citing unnamed sources, Variety said that Google has made an all-cash offer, and the deal could be announced soon.

Samsung is making a VR headset to beat Oculus VR and Sony’s Project Morpheus

Posted in Games on 23rd May, 2014 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It looks like virtual-reality headsets are headed for the mainstream. Fast.

First consumer version of Oculus Rift should hit by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Iribe also revealed that Zuckerberg wants to sell the Rift for as close to cost as possible.

Why didn't Google make a fast move and buy OculusVR?

Posted in Reviews on 25th Jun, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
From Google's perspective, it seems like a big mistake letting Zuckerberg and Facebook get to Oculus first and buy them.

How gaming can be used to promote learning and enhance education

Posted in Games on 15th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by Richard Chatwin
The general view towards video games is changing and now people are starting to seriously think about how they can be applied to education.

Poker Bots: The Rise and development of the card shark machinery

Posted in Games on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:46 AM
by Diego Bocanegra
Since their evolution, their very name sends shivers down even the most experienced players’ spines.

Valve shuts down paid 'mod' system

Posted in Games on 28th Apr, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Angry gamers have forced Valve to end a system that let people who make modifications or "mods" for games get paid for their work. The system was only switched on 4 days ago.

The $100 headset uses controversial electric shocks to make you a better gamer

Posted in Games on 10th Jun, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
It uses small currents of electricity to stimulate parts of the brain that are used for higher functions like image recognition and memory.

YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps

Posted in Games on 13th Jun, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Kids’ gaming makes up nearly 8% of mobile game spending worldwide

Posted in Business on 18th Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Parents are dropping a serious amount of cash to keep their kids’ tablets and smartphones filled with games.

Android creator Andy Rubin invests $15M in CastAR to build augmented reality gaming glasses

Posted in Games on 20th Aug, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
CastAR glasses can project 3D images so that you feel like you’re seeing a virtual layer on top of the real world, or you’re inside a game world.

What is YouTube Gaming, the Latest Twitch Rival?

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams.

What happened to the growth in mobile gaming?

Posted in Games on 19th Sep, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Not only has revenue growth slowed down, but the cost of doing business has also risen substantially over the last few years.

Oculus Connect: $99 Gear VR, Oculus Touch release date, Minecraft, and more

Posted in Games on 25th Sep, 2015 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are all the big announcements form Oculus' event summarized:

Action video games improve brain function more than 'brain games'

Posted in Games on 11th Oct, 2015 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Games that feature quickly moving targets and that require the user to make rapid, accurate decisions, have particularly positive cognitive impacts.

Gamers Are YouTube Heroes and Entertainment’s New Rock Stars

Posted in Online on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Gamers can make pro-athlete money. Some tournaments pay out over $10 million to the winning team. Sponsorship dollars have created teenage millionaire-gamers.

3D video games could make your memory better according to a neuroscience study

Posted in Games on 9th Dec, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that 3D video games can boost performance on memory tests by up to 12%.

PTN interviews GameFace Labs on the future of virtual reality

Posted in Interviews on 15th Dec, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
GameFace Labs is developing a powerful mobile VR headset which runs on Android. They talk about their progress as a development team and the future of the booming world of VR.

10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

Posted in Games on 27th Dec, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat lays down his predictions for the gaming industry in 2016.

Brain scans show compulsive gamers have hyperconnected neural networks

Posted in Games on 29th Dec, 2015 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between brain networks, that could help players respond to new information.

The Rift is expensive: Oculus founder: We are not making money on $599 Rift; it's obscenely cheap

Posted in Games on 6th Jan, 2016 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$599 to get the top-tier VR equipment in addition to the cost of a PC, and that has a lot of consumers feeling priced out of the market.

Survey finds two-thirds of US consumers don’t know virtual reality headsets exist

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
A poll of 3,000 people reflective of the United States population; some interesting feedback.

Video Gaming Is Entirely Beneficial for Cognitive Functioning, Says New Study

Posted in Games on 25th Mar, 2016 04:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of psychologists reports that playing video games is associated with lots of positive cognitive and mental health outcomes.

Nvidia CEO bets big on deep learning and VR

Posted in Business on 6th Apr, 2016 02:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'VR is not just a new gadget,' he said. 'It’s a brand new computing platform. It is changing how we design and experience products.'

VR headset shipments 'to boom' in 2016

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, suggests research by analyst firm IDC.

Report: About 40% of gamers will buy a VR headset in the next year

Posted in Games on 2nd May, 2016 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Entertainment Software Association issued its annual report on the U.S. game industry. Here are some of the essential facts.

Hurdles that keep virtual reality from being mainstream

Posted in Games on 21st May, 2016 04:43 PM
by AlexMuller
VR is exceeding expectations, already. The time has come to start taking this technology a lot more seriously.

Minecraft surpasses 100M copies sold as it continues conquering the world of gaming

Posted in Games on 3rd Jun, 2016 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the best-selling games ever made, and it still has a ton of momentum.

How to get positioned for the upcoming Virutal Reality wave

Posted in Software on 21st Jun, 2016 11:46 AM
by AlexMuller
How can forward-looking businesses position themselves so they don’t get left behind when VR really takes off?

HTC Vive announces $10 billion VR Venture Capital Alliance

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC is certainly looking to do its part to make sure that the headset technologies it is building have a broader ecosystem to fall into.

Why virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are the 4th wave of tech

Posted in Online on 15th Jul, 2016 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
PC, internet, and mobile were the first three waves, and each was faster, larger, and more disruptive than the last.

Eye-tracking system blurs the lines for immersive VR

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2016 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia has developed a rendering technique that allows that wasted processing power to be redirected to allow developers to create more immersive VR.

Monetizing VR is like the Wild West; but you can still make money today

Posted in Business on 5th Aug, 2016 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think 12 months out, we're gonna be seeing a lot of developers making between $10,000 to $50,000 a day'

VR 2.0: More mobile, more social, more convincing

Posted in Games on 15th Aug, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The VR industry is already moving on to much more advanced VR. Here are five things we can look forward to in the upcoming second-generation VR:

Razer is investing $30 million into games, tech, and VR

Posted in Games on 13th Sep, 2016 10:12 AM
by AlexMuller
This is different from the OSVR Fund that Razer is heavily involved with and works on offering platform-agnostic VR games.

Video games can change your brain

Posted in Games on 1st Jul, 2017 04:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Studies investigating how playing video games can affect the brain have shown that they can cause changes in many brain regions.

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2018 05:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

China targets video gaming to tackle myopia in children

Posted in Games on 1st Sep, 2018 06:31 AM
by Alex Muller
Chinese authorities have announced plans to control video gaming as a response to rising levels of near-sightedness among children.

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