Playing mobile games may relieve work stress more effectively than mindfulness

Playing mobile games may relieve work stress more effectively than mindfulness

Playing games on a smartphone may relieve work stress more effectively than using a mindfulness app, according to a study. Researchers at UCL in London and the University of Bath gave students a 15-minute maths test before asking them to play a shape-fitting game, use a mindfulness app or twirl...

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Twitch King Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Twitch King Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Fortnite superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Blevins’ move ends a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant owned by Amazon. “I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities Twitch has provided me,” Blevins told The Associated...

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Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

Video games can help teenagers better manage and express their emotions, a new study has claimed. Research by experts in Milan suggests that young people were better at understanding and expressing their emotions after playing video games as part of an emotional intelligence training programme. The study, published in the...

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Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made from recycled gadgets

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made from recycled gadgets

The medals to be presented at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been unveiled, with the metal in each one made using materials from recycled gadgets. Designed by Junichi Kawanishi, each of the 5,000 medals contains metals extracted from consumer electronics handed in by the Japanese public over the last...

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Gambling Commission: We share concern over loot boxes in video games

Gambling Commission: We share concern over loot boxes in video games

The UK gambling regulator has said it shares concern about loot boxes in video games but warned that the current law makes it hard to define them as gambling. Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that loot boxes “could be...

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Best Motherboards for Gaming

Best Motherboards for Gaming

A vital and often under appreciated component, the right motherboard can elevate your PC from a capable performer to championship contender.

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