EteRNA – an online video game connects players into a real biochemistry lab

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The latest research rage is crowdsourcing – Kickstarter to raise funding, screen savers that number-crunch, and games to find patterns in data – but most efforts have been confined to the virtual lab of the Internet. Researchers have now crowdsourced their experiments by connecting players of a video game to an actual biochemistry lab.

 

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CodeSpells – a video game that teaches how to program in Java

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CodeSpells is an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in the popular Java language. CodeSpells has been developed by University of California, San Diego computer scientists.

 

 

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Redbox video game rental stats (Infograph)

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Redbox says that families are hitting the rental machines the most.

Redbox, owned by parent company Coinstar, the DVD and game rental kiosk chain has been so disruptive in the entertainment industry that it helped Netflix hammer the final nail in Blockbuster’s coffin. They has doubled their annual revenue year after year, cutting so deeply into Hollywood’s piggybank that several movie studios attempted legal action, eventually settling to impose a 28-day delay before new releases hit Redbox machines.

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Platform Wars – MIT launches free online video game simulator

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MIT’s video game simulator lets you learn MBA management skills for free.

Thanks to “Platform Wars,” a video game simulator, you can learn MBA management skills and strategies for free.  It was created by MIT’s Sloane School of Management and anyone can learn elements of a business school education by portraying an executive at a video game console manufacturer online.

 

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Gaming Firm Hacks Microsoft Kinect Controller to Create Interactive Pornography

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The demo video shows a man controlling a floating hand to ‘interact’ with video game characters.

It really was only a matter of time.

For while Microsoft’s innovative Kinect controller was designed for family fun it has already been hacked so it can be used in a different way entirely: sex.

 

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Boy Scouts Announce A Cub Scout Video Game Belt Loop, Not Merit Badge

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Whoo hoo I got my LOOP!

Listen, I know it’s easy to make fun of Boy Scouts. I’ve heard my share of “Go build a birdhouse” jabs being an Eagle Scout myself, but let’s get this straight. The just-announced video game belt loop isn’t for Boy Scouts, it’s for elementary-aged Cub Scouts…

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RETRODE Easily Turns Your SNES, Sega Genesis Cartridges Into ROMs

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Renew Your Youthfull Video Game Addictions

Let me set the scene; it’s very interesting. I’m sitting here listening to one of my many soccer podcasts, browsing YouTube like a complete dweeb. A couple of keystrokes later and I’m watching a video, wherein a fine upstanding gentleman by the nom de plume of Review Tech USA talks about the Retrode, a USB device that automatically turns your old SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges and turns them into emulator-friendly ROMs. Now, I don’t know where you come from, but in my neck of the woods, that’s a fine piece of kit.

The device is dead simple: you plug your cartridge into the appropriate slot, then connect the device via USB to your PC or Mac. That’s it!

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General Motor’s ‘Car Hero’ – A Digital Joyride To Attract Generation Z

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General Motors Co, battling for survival for much of the past year, has cut loose designers to sketch out a vision of the ultimate youth car of the future — a virtual one-wheeled wonder that would match wits with its driver. (Pics)

 

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Sony Considers PSP Phone

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The iPhone needs to watch its back with the creation of this product.   If the PSP wasn’t cool enough adding phone capabilities would make it unbeatable

The newest version of Sony’s PlayStation Portable isn’t even on sale yet, but the company is already looking ahead to what’s next, according to Reuters. Continue reading… “Sony Considers PSP Phone”

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