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New Scientific Study Shows That Playing Action Video Games Is Good For You

In a recent scientific study it was shown that expert action video game players had a marked improvement in their cognitive functions, motor control and overall perception.<p>The study involved 27 expert and 30 amateur gamers who had their insular cortex scanned by MRI. They found that the experts had …

Cognition

Google lost a fight to build its glass-domed HQ as LinkedIn's plans advance

In a 4-3 vote, Mountain View's city council signed off on proposals from LinkedIn, Rees Properties and Broadreach Group to move forward with the process for their proposed office spaces. Google only received a green light for its parking-heavy project, Google Landings.<p>The move was disappointing for …

Mountain View

May the 4th be with you. Star Wars VIII to be filmed in UK, Osborne to announce

Chancellor will try to associate the Tories with annual celebration of franchise by revealing Lucasfilm will invest £100m in eighth movie, creating up to 3,000 jobs<p>The eighth episode of Star Wars is to be filmed in the UK, with production based at Pinewood Studios, George Osborne is to announce on …

Swatch is working on a smartwatch battery that lasts six months

Smartwatches have yet to solve the riddle of battery life, but Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek says his company is hard at work on a solution. Speaking with the Swiss newspaper <i>Handelszeitung</i>, the chief executive revealed that not only with the watchmaker put out a smartwatch next year, but that it will …

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' soars to second-biggest box-office debut ever

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" proved its box-office might with an estimated $191.3-million launch in the U.S. and Canada -- the second-best domestic opening weekend ever -- but may have fallen short of No. 1 because of a boxing match.<p>Going into the weekend, the Disney Studios/Marvel film, which cost …

Film Industry

New GPS Means Hyper Accurate Virtual Reality

Also drone delivery and better car safety, yawn<p>As anyone who has ever missed a freeway exit while relying on navigation software can tell you, even at its best GPS is something of a guess. With a margin of error of around a few feet, GPS is can be decent enough for guiding cars on roads, but the …

Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

Oculus is ready to sell virtual reality to the public, almost 3 years after it Kickstarted its first developer kit. Today Oculus announced that “the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year.” The new version will support but seated and standing VR …

Here's the star-studded first photo of DC's 'Suicide Squad'

A few weeks ago, we got our first look at Jared Leto's creepy looking new Joker for DC Comics' upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie. It now seems director David Ayer is ready to unveil the rest of the cast.<p>Today, Ayer posted a photo of the full 'Suicide Squad' cast (minus Leto) on Twitter. Check it out …

Comic Books