Whether it’s the new iPhone, a Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes or a simple firmware update people are obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good reason: New features can create a placebo effect for an experience feeling more fun and immersive.
To find the right players, college football teams recruit players from all around the country. Now we can now see where most of the recruits come from.
Rather than violent crime rates soaring when new violent video games are released, they actually drop as gamers are too busy at home playing the games.
Video games such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto – where gamers rack up points or cash for killing or savagely attacking victims – are routinely blamed for a rise in violent crime. But experts claim violent video games may actually reduce crime as aggressive players are “too busy” shooting virtual enemies to cause trouble in the real world.
Is buying Boardwalk the best strategy?
Monopoly is a bonding experience in some families. For other families, it’s a Machiavellian affair that tosses love and loyalty aside in favor of a capitalistic bloodlust where there is but one goal: Drive mom, dad, grandma and weird Uncle Steve into bankruptcy as soon as possible.
A scene from Call of Duty.
Action packed video games are often criticised for being distracting and encouraging violent behavior. However, a review published this month has found that people who play ‘shoot ’em ups’ such as Halo and Call of Duty have far better visual attention than their non-gaming peers.
The Rubik’s Cube folks figured out a way to make the simple puzzle even more maddening than before. For Graham Parker, the guy who took 26 years to solve the original, this is bad news.
Here is a movie showing some freestyle underwater hockey
A little known sport, underwater hockey is what some divers like to do during the winter months when the outside water is too cold for diving. The sport was invented in Great Britain during the 1950’s when some British divers were looking for ways to stay fit during the winter. The result: An intensive and beatiful sport practised around the world leaving us with some striking images.
Board Game CLUE
A newly developed mathematical model that figures out the best strategy to win the popular board game CLUE© could some day help robot mine sweepers navigate strange surroundings to find hidden explosives.
A new study connects young adults’ use of video games to poorer relationships with friends and family – and the student co-author expresses disappointment at his own findings.
A digital contents vending machine that allows users to easily download movies, TV dramas and music files onto their mobile phones and laptop computers has been developed, a state-run telecommunications laboratory said Wednesday.
Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? All these years, you’ve been trying to build up your child’s self-esteem, and now a growing body of research suggests you may be making a big mistake. A study published in the December issue of Child Development finds that early adolescents with high self-esteem are more likely to react aggressively when they feel ashamed than their peers with lower levels of self-esteem.
Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
Card Parlour Darts are poker darts played on a regulation dart board.