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How to make it in the games industry

Thinq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:15am

Colin MacDonald of Channel 4 and gaming legend Ian Livingstone run us through their top tips to making it big in the video games industry.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/01/how-to-make-it-in-the-games-industry/

Office for iPad's first major update adds PDF export, gesture support

L'Inq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:14am

Microsoft beefs up Word, Powerpoint and Excel for the iPad


Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:07am
Bismillah (993337) writes The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Australia has started unboxing and installing its new upgraded 'Magnus' supercomputer, which could become the largest such system in the southern hemisphere, with up to one petaFLOPS performance.

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Brit balloon bod Bodnar circumnavigates planet

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:02am
Amateur ultralight payload returns to Blighty

Brit balloon bod Leo Bodnar has pulled off a bit of a blinder by successfully flying an ultralight radio payload right round the planet. Launched on 12 July from near Silverstone, Northamptonshire, B-64 yesterday returned to Blighty, and was this morning still going strong over Sweden.…

Facebook's Internet.org app delivers free web access to Zambia

L'Inq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:52am

Teams with Samsung, Nokia and Opera for free Facebook access


GCHQ awards six UK university Masters degrees cyber security accreditation

L'Inq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:47am

Certified course status recognises a standard for cyber education


US orders Microsoft to hand over customer data held in Ireland

L'Inq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:32am

But the firm, along with Apple, will appeal the ruling


'Guess what: If you use the internet, you’re the subject of experiments'

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:59am
Plus: MS 'unclear how citizens will benefit' from ODF

Quotw  This was the week when Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating site OKCupid, told the whole world what idiots they were for not realising that everyone on the internet is messing with their minds.…

House of the rising SAN: Cisco plonks physical 16Gbit/s kit on the table

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:32am
Virtual, schmirtual, right?

Virtual SANs are all very well but physical SANs aren't going away – what with Cisco building out its 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel (FC) switching gear.…

Windows Phone: Making progress and following in the footsteps of OS X

Thinq - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:15am

Folks are busy writing Windows Phone off totally, but we’ve got a different angle on why Microsoft’s mobile OS is making good headway.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/01/windows-phone-making-progress-and-following-in-the-footsteps-of-os-x/

Winners of Raspberry Pi Photography Contest 2014

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:05am
coop0030 (263345) writes Adafruit held a 2014 Raspberry Pi Photography contest that has completed with the winners selected. You can see the winning photographs as well as all of the entries. Andrew Mulholland, using a Raspberry Pi powered LEGO panobot, is the winning photographer. He's also provided a video of how his winning photographs were put together.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:03am
What the HELL is THAT?

Review  The new FIAT Panda Cross comes to the UK in September, just in time for a “64” numberplate, and is looking to add a bit of fashion pizazz to the utilitarian nature of the original Panda 4x4.…

The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 8:35am
Live on Earth? Want to be a Vulture? Enquire within

The Register is recruiting new reporters and correspondents.…

Quicker, easier to fly to MOON than change web standards ... OR IS IT?

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:59am
Snail's pace system might be forced to speed up

Programming the Web, Pt. II  It took the United States eight years to put a man on the Moon. That was time between John F Kennedy’s call to Congress in 1961 and Neil Armstrong getting his boots dirty on the lunar surface, in July 1969 – 45 years ago this month.…

Security chap writes recipe for Raspberry Pi honeypot network

El Reg - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:33am
Cunning security plan: dangle £28 ARM boxes and watch crooks take the bait

Honeypots are the perfect bait for corporate IT shops to detect hackers targeting and already within their networks and now one security bod has devised a means to build a battalion of the devices from Raspberry Pis.…

Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:11am
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

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Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:11am
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

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Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:11am
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

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Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:11am
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

Slashdot - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 7:11am
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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