Casino Electronic Gaming About to Change?

Candy Crush + Slot Machines?

With the advent of mobile phone games as popular as Angry Birds, WordsWithFriends and Candy Crush, there’s no denying that this medium and category of gaming is here to stay. And this has the attention of casino operators and gaming regulators.

They have a strong desire to attract a younger crowd more engaged with skills-based games with a social aspect to them. We recently learned from NorthJersey.com that Casinos are leaning more towards these Candy Crush style games to win more business.

Online casino gaming have been moving more in this direction for a while so it makes sense for this to land on our physical slot machines. I’m not a big spender in the casinos, but I do like playing slots and roulette from time to time just to have that fun experience, with no expectation I’m walking out with more money than I arrived with. :)

In the meantime if you want to have fun with electronic gaming I recommend you play roulette online. If you want to get your geek on next time your on the casino floor, look for my favorite slot machine: Star Trek Battlestations (Youtube) with an *awesome* bonus mode that this video shows off!

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NASA: Astronauts May Hibernate For Mars Trip

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NASA is looking for ways to reduce the cost of sending humans to Mars. Their study explores dramatically cutting the cost of a human expedition to Mars by putting the astronauts into a deep sleep called “torpor” that would use existing medical procedures to reduce astronauts’ metabolic functions. Torpor can also occur naturally in cases of hypothermia.

Blended with intravenous feeding, a crew could be in a state of hibernation for the transit to Mars, which at best would be 180 days each-way.

Check out Discovery News for more details.

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Are Robot Cemeteries In Our Future?

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This is a good article on EETimes about the emotional attachment that can happen in the family between their robotic pet and the risks we face as those mechanical loved-ones age over time. Also covers pitfalls in our lives when a machine becomes human.

Here’s the article EETimes.

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Slots are the Perfect Combination of Fun and Entertainment

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As a slot fan, when you go into an online casino, chances are you’ll be looking for three things: extensive game selection, safe/secure play, and the chance to make big money. These days, online slot games are packed with colourful lines and reels, interesting bonus rounds and scatters, amusing themes, and, of course, the potential for huge jackpots. Slots have come a long way since the days of the mechanical one-armed bandits and they now utilise top-of-the-line software and advanced graphics, which allow you to enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. One site, well-known for its gaming offering is William Hill – click here for a closer look.

The themes of today’s slots run the gamut from silly and fun to super heroes and TV game shows. In the latter category, you can opt for Deal or No Deal Roulette and Deal or No Deal Blackjack (among others), which offer the excitement of the casino table game combined with the suspense of the well-known TV game show.  If super heroes are your thing, there are games galore that fit the bill, including Wonder Woman, Black Knight, Superman and Batman, and many more titles at most sites. Popular movies also come into play in today’s slots and if you’re interested in cinema-related games, you should give Tomb Raider, The Wizard of Oz and The Magnificent Seven a whirl. There are literally hundreds of online slots to choose from and each one offers something unique and special for your gaming pleasure.

On William Hill, the online games are divided into easy-to-access categories, such as New, Popular, Featured, and Jackpots. Other gaming sites have similar categories. As for said jackpots, progressive slots are another popular slot genre that offers potentially huge winnings. There’s no knowing when that will happen, but many a progressive slot player has walked away with a bundle just for having a certain amount of patience and determination. Online games of all kinds can be the perfect leisure activity, particularly when you take advantage of bonuses and promotions that offer the opportunity for free play. Taking advantage of these bonuses is a good way to try out new games outside your typical genre.

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Seattle Scientists Find Brain Area Linked To Motivation To Exercise

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Seattle scientists have zeroed in on a part of the brain that seems to have an interesting job: motivating the brain’s owner to exercise. The findings could have implications for understanding depression and weight loss. Read more at NPR’s KPLU.

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