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Computer games could be turning your kid violent


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) If your kid is usually found literally lost in the world of computer games, watch out! In Britain, children as young as five are being sent ... Read more...

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Norway killer’s friends viewed him as gay


May 29th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Friends of self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik believed he was a recluse or homosexual, the Norwegian media reported Tuesday.Two of Breivik's friends gave evidence ... Read more...

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Ban on junk food ads cuts consumption


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Banning ads that promote junk foods among children is likely to cut down their consumption, says a study based on an experiment in a Canadian ... Read more...

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Father kills children to hurt his ex-wife


December 9th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A jilted man in Britain killed his daughter and son by slitting their throats to hurt his estranged wife as he was about to be evicted ... Read more...

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I’m not sorry, you’re dumb: Thief to victims


November 24th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A 16-year-old burglar, who was thought to expressing remorse while in rehabilitation, instead rubbed salt into his victims' wounds by describing them as being dumb enough ... Read more...

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Inflation pinching Britain’s shoplifters?


October 18th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) In Britain, it seems even shoplifters are feeling the inflationary squeeze, as figures have revealed that over the past year, thieves have increasingly opted to steal ... Read more...

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Multi-screen generation risking health, says study


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Watching children juggling with various hi-tech gadgets at a time may delight many parents but it could be actually raising the risk of obesity and ... Read more...

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‘Facebook, Twitter creating self-obsessed people’


July 31st, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Social networking websites Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, having short attention spans and a child-like desire for constant feedback on ... Read more...

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Iran launches computer game on national hero


July 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 13 (IANS) Iran has launched a new computer game on a national hero who defeated Dutch forces and liberated Iranian cities from colonisers, the Mehr news agency reported.The ... Read more...

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Parents in Britain fear internet’s influence on kids


July 5th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Over a third of British parents fear internet can have bad influence on their children, a study has found.One in three believes the web can ... Read more...

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Japanese impressed by Bihar’s Super 30


July 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) A free coaching centre, Super 30, which helps children of labourers, tea stall owners and peons in Bihar reach the prestigious IIT engineering institutes, ... Read more...

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Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

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Chinese hackers who built illegal games arrested


May 18th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) At least five hackers who developed tools to break into and modify online computer games have been arrested in China, police said.The hackers offered tools to ... Read more...

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Most Brit kids really don’t know where onions, cucumbers, broccoli grow


April 15th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Today's children may be smarter than their parents in the field of latest technologies, but when it comes to gardens they just don't know their onions, according to ... Read more...

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Computer games making Brit kids fall asleep in school


March 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A teacher in Britain has warned that computer games are making kids fall asleep in primary school as they sit up till morning to play.Richard Gribble said pupils ... Read more...

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‘Sexy’ video game encouraging ‘flirty striptease’ awarded 12 + certificate


February 26th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A 'sexy' computer game, in which players are encouraged to act out a 'flirty striptease', has been awarded a 12+ certificate, to the anger of politicians and parents.We ... Read more...

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Ten-year-old Goa boy shoots to glory


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) Ten-year-old Yash Padloskar comes across as a 'minor' but refreshing exception in a state where shooting is often viewed as an art practised by politicians, who ... Read more...

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How video games could make us better decision-makers


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study from researchers at Queen's University Belfast has developed a prototype that could be used in computer games and turned into an e-learning or training tool ... Read more...

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Now you can add smell to sight-sound fun of TV game


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) 'Smell-O-Vision' is a plug-in device for computer games that emits a variety of odours, depending on the scenario.If your character is crawling around the jungle, it whiffs out ... Read more...

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South Korean mum addicted to computer games ‘kills’ 3-year-old son


December 24th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 24 (ANI): A South Korean mother, who is addicted to computer games, has been arrested for allegedly killing her three-year-old son while she was tired from playing on Internet.Police in ... Read more...

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Staying fit sharpens brain


December 24th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age, says a study.In recent years there has been a sales boom in so-called ... Read more...

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Computer games ‘use psychological ploys to keep players hooked’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new investigation has revealed that computer games contain influential psychological devices that make some people play compulsively.A simple technique based on a 1950s study of rats ... Read more...

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Aussie hacker infected over 2000 computers


December 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 01 (ANI): A computer hacker from Adelaide in Australia infected more than 2000 computers in and outside the country, a court has heard.Anthony Scott Harrison, 20, learnt from Internet, the ... Read more...

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Office workers spend 6 hours in a week surfing Internet


November 24th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that office workers spend the equivalent of almost one day a week surfing the Internet at work.Workers are taking Internet breaks, rather than ... Read more...

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How video games can enhance our visual attention


November 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Action packed video games, often accused of being distracting, can enhance visual attention, the ability that allows us to focus on relevant visual information, according to a new ... Read more...

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Ohio Teacher Accused of Sleeping on Job Fired


November 13th, 2010 - 2:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A sevety-two year old long time teacher has been fired by the schoolboard at Perkins Local Schools in Northwest Ohio after they voted to remove her from duty ... Read more...

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Microsoft unveils voice activated Xbox Kinect


November 5th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) If you are always searching for your remote or running out of batteries, Kinect is just the thing for you as it allows you to play computer games ... Read more...

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Busy mums overtaking teenage boys as the new gamers


October 31st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): Gone are the days when mums would pass time by gossiping or shopping-the new age mothers are giving tough completion to teenage boys as gamers.The Interactive Entertainment ... Read more...

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Eyetracker software to prevent drivers from nodding off at the wheel


October 14th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany, have developed an assistant system that tracks a driver's eye movements and issues a warning ... Read more...

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Software to help overcome Facebook, Twitter obsession


October 10th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Are you fed up of the virtual world taking over your real life? If yes, then help is at hand.A Dutch company has developed software which can ... Read more...

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China intensifies crackdown on officials ‘recreating during work hours’


September 15th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 15 (ANI): A northern Chinese province has intensified the crackdown on officials visiting bathhouses, karaoke bars and other places of entertainment during work hours, threatening to take strict action if ... Read more...

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Wake up to harmful effects of Internet on our brains, says top scientist


September 15th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Society should be aware of the potentially harmful effects of the Internet on the brain, leading neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, one of Britain's most prominent female scientists, has ... Read more...

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Fish and electronic chips - new dish in marine research


September 12th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 12 (ANI): Scientists have plans to plant sensors similar to chips used in computer games consoles into fish to get better understanding of their movements.Researchers from the Centre for ... Read more...

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‘Love-rat’ Rooney hangs on to his multi-million pound sponsorship deals


September 10th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): Wayne Rooney's philandering will not affect his multi-million pound sponsorship deals, despite growing public outrage, it has emerged.The England player's four main sponsors said his reported use ... Read more...

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Cambridge University academics to probe ‘Twilight’ zone of teenage mind


September 4th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): Wondering why teenagers are hooked to Vampire novels and Harry Potter? The answer may not be too far as Cambridge University (CU) academics are set to have a ... Read more...

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