How Future Computer Games Will Simulate Real Smells Of War

How Future Computer Games Will Simulate Real Smells Of War

Jars holding the aromas. Realistic smells could soon be added to video games.  

It is one of the most memorable lines in movie history. As the air around him is rent by explosions and the whiz of bullets, Colonel Kilgore stands nonchalantly with hands on hips, sniffs the acrid breeze and declares: ‘I love the smell of napalm in the morning.’
 

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The Battle of the Botnets

The Battle of the Botnets

New Scientist is reporting on a University of Washington project aiming to marshal swarms of ‘good’ computers to take on botnets. Their approach – called Phalanx – uses its distributed network to shield a server from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Instead of that server being accessed directly, all information must pass through the swarm of ‘mailbox’ computers, which are swapped around randomly and only pass on information to the shielded server when it requests it.

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Gadgets Have Spawned the Battle of the Bedrooms

Geek Bedroom

Homes today are filled with increasing numbers of high-tech gadgets, from smart phones and computers to state-of-the-art TV and audio systems. But a new study has found that these have actually become bedroom battlegrounds.


A team of researchers in Britain has found that the high-tech gadgets are forcing millions of couples to sleep apart with the bedroom becoming a communications hub rather than a place for sleep.

 

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