George Esworthy

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Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive

Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.<p>Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, …

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 …

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Comic artists draw sick kids as superheroes to benefit children's hospital

Polygon is excited to unveil, for the first time online, five completely new superheroes making their debut this weekend at Chicago's biggest comic book convention. Their creators are among the city's bravest citizens, and they all happen to be between the ages of 5 and 15.<p>Chicago Loot Drop is a …

Transferring games to your new 3DS XL? You'll need a screwdriver to do it quickly

This is a list of what you need to transfer your content from your existing 3DS to the New 3DS XL System.<p>The existing system<br>• The SD card<br>• New Nintendo 3DS XL system<br>• Micro SD card of equal or larger size<br>• A size 0 Phillips screwdriver<br>• A computer<br>• An adapter that will accept both sizes of SD cards<p>The above …

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11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

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Report: Microsoft's Answer To Siri To Be Voiced By Halo Actress

We’ve already heard fairly credible rumors that Microsoft is planning on naming its answer to Siri “Cortana,” after the little AI assistant from the Halo series. The company may be doubling down on that idea. According t0 Redmond insider MSFTNerd, the company has tapped Jennifer Taylor the actress …

Can Video Games Actually Improve Brain And Cognitive Function?

The cover of <i>Nature</i> this month features a “game changing” study suggesting that video games may improve brain function in certain measurable ways. The games, of course, are specifically designed for this purpose – they’re not off the shelf at the local game shop – and they give the brain’s attention …

Xbox One is the always-online, used-game-killing nightmare we feared

Microsoft's public relations team couldn’t have been looking forward to yesterday's reveal. Sure, the console-maker was likely ecstatic about the …

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18-year-old’s invention can recharge a cell phone in 30 seconds

A teenager from Saratoga, California took home one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair late last week after …

Special Features - Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

<i>As Microsoft announces the Xbox One, Andy Naylor compares the two big players in the next generation of video game consoles…</i><p>After Sony’s unveiling of …

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