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How Pokémon GO Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication Skills

May 9, 2017 — Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why a professor is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital ... read more

May 3, 2017 — Smartwatches such as the Apple Watch have been called a 'revolution on the wrist', but the operation of these devices is complicated, because the screen is small. Researchers have therefore ... read more

In the Future, We Will Control Our Mobiles Using Gestures

Apr. 4, 2017 — Being able to interact with mobile phones and other smart devices using gestures with our hands and fingers in three dimensions would make the digital world more like the real one. A new project will ... read more

Parents Who Play Pokémon GO With Kids: 'It Wasn't Really About the Pokémon'

Mar. 28, 2017 — In the first study to survey and interview parents who play 'Pokémon GO' with their children, families report a number of side benefits, including increased exercise, more time spent ... read more

Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

Mar. 28, 2017 — The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism ... read more

Psychological Interventions to Cut Traumatic Memories: Tetris or Candy Crush?

Mar. 28, 2017 — The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the ... read more

An Algorithm That Knows When You'll Get Bored With Your Favorite Mobile Game

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the ... read more

Exergaming Can Reduce Sedentary Time, Increase Social Wellbeing

Mar. 17, 2017 — Digital gaming has generally been perceived to increase individuals’ sedentary time. According to a new dissertation, gaming can also act as a medium to promote health. Exergaming is a form of ... read more

YouTube Users Be Aware: Your Viewing Habits Can Be Tracked

Mar. 15, 2017 — It's important to know that video encryption is not as secure as once thought. Google, YouTube's parent company, is not likely to patch the gaps, since it would be prohibitively expensive ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems ... read more

Video Games Can Mitigate Defensiveness Resulting from Bad Test Scores, Study Suggests

Mar. 9, 2017 — New research shows the potential effects of receiving positive feedback from playing video games after receiving a negative test score on an ... read more

Virtual Characters That Touch You Are Seen as Being Warmer and Friendlier

Mar. 6, 2017 — Touch is a basic need. A new study has shown that virtual characters that can touch you are seen as being warmer and friendlier. Previous research had already shown that this applies to human ... read more

New Studies Illustrate How Gamers Get Good

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers used data from online video games to study what kinds of practice and habits help people acquire skill. Beyond simply learning about what makes gamers good, the investigators hope that ... read more

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Finding information about videogames can now be a game in itself, thanks to researchers. They created GameSpace, a playable visualization of 16,000 videogames grouped according to common features and ... read more

More Screen Time for Kids Isn't All That Bad

Feb. 7, 2017 — Chances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV, according to a new study that found that there is only a negligibly small association ... read more

Atlanta Falcons Predicted to Win Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2017 — The Atlanta Falcons will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. This prediction comes from a researcher who backs his claim with seven years of National Football League (NFL) data and ... read more

Video Game Ratings Work, If You Use Them

Jan. 25, 2017 — Nearly every video game sold or downloaded comes with a rating that provides age-appropriate guidelines based on the game's content. Critics have questioned the effectiveness of ratings, but new ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized ... read more

In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

Jan. 12, 2017 — Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in ... read more

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