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July 16, 2020

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Links Between Video Games and Gambling Run Deeper Than Previously Thought, Study Reveals

A new study suggests that a number of practices in video games, such as token wagering, real-money gaming, and social casino spending, are ...

New System Combines Smartphone Videos to Create 4D Visualizations

Researchers have demonstrated that they can combine iPhone videos shot 'in the wild' by separate cameras to create 4D visualizations that allow viewers to watch action from various angles, or even ...

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one ...

Multifunctional E-Glasses Monitor Health, Protect Eyes, Control Video Games

Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed data about the wearer's health. Now, researchers ...
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Tool to Protect Children's Online Privacy

A new study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children's online privacy. Researchers developed a tool that can determine whether an Android ...

Getting Real With Immersive Sword Fights

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

Enjoying the View? How Computer Games Can Help Evaluate Landscapes

Geographers are stepping into the virtual world of computer games to develop exciting new ways of assessing landscapes. Researchers have spent years analyzing geographical landscapes and determining ...

Nearly 9 in 10 Parents Say Teens Spend Too Much Time Gaming

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken about the extent of their own child's video game habits, a new national poll ...

Virtual Reality, Real Injuries: How to Reduce Physical Risk in VR

Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches -- these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality? ...

Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new ...

Novel Tactile Display Using Computer-Controlled Surface Adhesion

Touch surfaces have become ubiquitous and enable users to intuitively manipulate the displayed contents with their fingers. One limitation is that they cannot represent various types of surface ...

Bot Can Beat Humans in Multiplayer Hidden-Role Games

Researchers have developed a bot equipped with artificial intelligence that can beat human players in tricky online multiplayer games where player roles and motives are kept ...

Trash Talk Hurts, Even When It Comes from a Robot

Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers have demonstrated that discouraging words can be perturbing even when uttered by a ...

Researchers Bring Gaming to Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study details three games created for level three and ...

Computer Scientists Develop New Tool That Generates Videos from Themed Text

A global team of computer scientists have developed ''Write-A-Video'', a new tool that generates videos from themed text. Using words and text editing, the tool automatically ...

Research to Make (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and ...

Study Questions Video Games' Effects on Violent Behavior

A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of ...

Elite-Level Video Gaming Requires New Protocols in Sports Medicine

Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic ...

Escapism: A Powerful Predictor of Internet Gaming Disorder Among Video Gamers

A new study is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players and explores the similarities and differences between what motivates each ...

Computer Science Classes Break Down Cultural Barriers, Study Shows

Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study has ...

Schools of Molecular 'Fish' Could Improve Display Screens

Researchers are using liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish.' The fish in this case are minute disruptions in the orientations of the molecules that make up ...

Interactive Avatar Boosts Performance of Children With ADHD

A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving ...

New Research Analyzes Video Game Player Engagement

In the video game industry, the ability for gaming companies to track and respond to gamers' post-purchase play opens up new opportunities to enhance gamer engagement and retention and increase ...

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