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Second Life is Dead

People view Second Life in a lot of different ways. Its function can be defined differently for every one of its residents. For some, the early web 2.0 startup is nothing more than an advanced video game, offering an open…

You’re All a Bunch of Fat, Depressed Gamer Bums

  Researchers’ diving into the correlations between video games and negative human conditions is nothing new. For over a decade, we’ve been reading about the mental effects that violence and subjective opinions of inappropriateness found in game content have on…

Big 4 Video Streaming for the iPhone

You have this really capable pocket computer in your, well… pocket, and it has a live data connection to the world at large. You’re also bored and want some entertainment. You have been scouring YouTube for the umpteenth time, but…

How to Use iPhone and X10 for Home Remote Control

With today’s technology it is becoming easier and easier to remain connected to our home computers. But what if we want to extend our reach from beyond the computer to actual control of our homes? Well, that, too, is becoming…

Cooking Games: Edutainment Vs. Entertainment

  A week or so ago we took a look at Wii Fit and other exercise games, examining whether or not they truly provide enough of a workout to do any good for the user. While fitness exergaming has become…

High Tech Coming to Car Audio

It would be an understatement to say that today’s vehicles are evolving into complex and technology laden works of electronic art, but one area that may get a huge boost in refinement soon – is in the ever present automobile…

Are Wii Fit Yet?

Lately, the gaming industry has been overloaded with various simulators. Music games, dance games, cooking games, even dog training games; the titles keep coming and sales figures show little sign of a poor economy. Despite being little like the real…

Hardest Video Games of All Time

  In the early days of gaming, games were often designed to be super difficult. They were a true test of a player’s skill. Developers wanted you to have trouble, and they wanted you to get frustrated – it’s what…

How HTML 5 will change the World (Wide Web)

One Markup Language to rule them all … and in the darkness bind them. The Web is a living, evolving beast, and it seems certain that the future will hold more interaction with our everyday activities than it did in…