– How I Played Games for Science: East Carolina University’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has announced the results of a PopCap underwritten study claiming that casual games have a demonstrative affect at relieving stress and improving moods.
The academic group underwent a “six-month long, randomized, controlled study” measuring the impact of three PopCap games — Bejeweled 2, Peggle and Bookworm Adventures.
– Record Sales Expected For Grand Theft Auto IV: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., is about to launch the latest version of Grand Theft Auto GTA IV. It’s expected to break records and pull in about $400M in just a single week.
– With Cray, Intel seeks greater supercomputer share: Intel is ratcheting up the competition with smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices by joining forces w/ supercomputer maker Cray, which for the past six years has used only AMD chips in its high-performance machines.
– Apple powers up iMac with Penryn processor: Apple on Monday refreshed its iMac line with faster Intel (NSDQ: INTC) Core 2 Duo processors and an optional more powerful graphics processor on its high-end 24-inch model.
The new iMac is available in three basic configurations: a 20-inch 2.4-GHz model ($1,199), a 20-inch 2.66-GHz model, and a 24-inch 2.8- GHz model. The 2.4-GHz iMac comes with an ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT (128-MB memory) while the 2.66-GHz and 2.8-GHz models come with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO (256-MB memory).
– Nokia’s New Phones: Built For Comfort And Speed: Nokia has just announced three new additions to its lineup, all boast a gorgeous jet black finish and quad-band GSM reception. The Nokia 6600 Slide, 6600 Fold, and 3600 Slide all fall under the fashion phone category, thanks to the smooth rounded lines and stylized directional pad.
– Cut your gadgets‘ appetite for electricity: In honor of the month that brings us Earth Day, here are some tips on cutting down the amount of electricity you use to power your gadgets
– Using Nanotech to Shut Down Troublesome Genes: MIT scientists say they’ve found a new way to silence disease-causing genes in specific tissues using RNA interference
– ‘Frankenfoods’ Gain Popularity During Food Crisis: Europe has pushed back for quite a while, is the world ready to think seriously about cheaper bio-engineered grains?