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Tracking virtual disease across the world with Moocdemic

Much like its subject matter, <i>Moocdemic</i> is spreading.<p>In today's world of burgeoning mobile technology and social media, disease is easier to track than ever. People tell their friends and family about a bad cold they've come down with via Facebook and Twitter. Phones keep tabs on their location and …

Oculus Rift could 'eventually' run Android as a standalone system

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift could one day run Android through a system of its own, Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack recently told Engadget.<p>The headset currently runs with the assistance of a PC. According to Carmack, a free device with no wire to drag off your shoulder would …

Virtual reality educational event heading to Boston Nov. 2

Microsoft New England Research and Development and Academic Research Consulting will co-host an educational event in Boston, Mass., about virtual reality.<p>The Future of Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift will take place Nov. 2. In addition to hands-on demonstrations and product overviews, the …

Fat cats and hog dogs: 1 in 4 dogs and cats overweight

Do you own a portly pooch or a corpulent kitty? Unfortunately, the answer in the United States is all too likely to be yes.<p>Nearly one in every four dogs and cats in the United States is overweight or obese, according to recent numbers tallied by the Banfield Pet Hospital. The problem is so …

Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system, CDC confirms

A rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system, state health regulators said Tuesday.<p>The state Department of Health and Hospitals said in a news release that the federal Centers for Disease Control and …

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Opinion: Next-Gen's Media Problem

Microsoft and Sony both have big plans to integrate a wide range of on-demand, live, and streaming entertainment into their new consoles. The problem …

Gears of War and BioShock Infinite veteran starts new 2K studio in San Francisco

Accomplished game developer Rod Fergusson revealed that he is starting a new development studio in San Francisco.<p>Fergusson will head up a new division under publisher 2K. The studio will immediately take up work on a new, unspecified project.<p>We’ve reached out to Fergusson and 2K for comments. We …

Former Gears of War, BioShock Infinite producer heading new 2K studio

Rod Fergusson, who previously worked on the Gears of War series and most recently on <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, is forming a new 2K Games studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, he announced on Twitter today.<p>Fergusson said the studio will be working on "an exciting new project," and added that further details …

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17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Consoleception: You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

At the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Microsoft got a question about whether or not the Xbox One’s HDMI-In capability will support the ability to run its rival, the PlayStation 4. Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello dodged the question at first, but later on his …

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl trailers introduce new class, character

Two new trailers from Atlus' upcoming Etrian Odyssey remake, <i>Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl</i>, offer a look at one of the game's classes and key characters.<p>The first trailer, which you can watch above, features the titular millennium girl, Frederica Irving. Frederica uses a gun and can …