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Google is a Lousy Physician, but People Are Still Asking for its Diagnosis

Smoczy, 18 May 2020, 15:51

Recent research shows that a huge number of people seek medical advice using Google. How reliable are the various medical websites that come up in search results?

Facebook and Google Will Allow for Remote Work Until End of the Year

Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 11:37

Google and Facebook will give their employees a choice and allow home office work until the end of this year. However, if someone has the need, they can work in the office beginning with June or July.

Minecraft - Pandemic Simulation Map Now Available

Czarus, 26 April 2020, 21:12

A message about the creation of a new map - Blockdown - appeared on the official website of Minecraft. It is supposed to make players, especially the younger ones, aware of the threat of COVID-19 and how it is spreading. The project was created by AKQA in support of the #TommorowTogether initiative.

Sensitive Gaming is Fine? The WHO Encourages to Play Video Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 April 2020, 13:58

The gaming industry and the World Health Organization launched #PlayApartTogether. The campaign promotes compliance with the recommendations in the fight against coronavirus using video games. Some Internet users point out that this is in contradiction to the current WHO policy, which culminated in the recognition of excessive gaming as a disease last year.

Plague Inc. Will Enable Us to Save the World For a Change

Czarus, 24 March 2020, 12:26

Plague Inc. is a strategy game in which we aim to annihilate humanity with a deadly virus - but that's about to change. The title will be enriched with a new mode to protect our species from extinction.

Supercomputer Will Provide Breakthrough in Fight Against Coronavirus

Conrad Hazi, 20 March 2020, 13:43

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the world's most powerful supercomputer to research of coronavirus. Using appropriate models and its tremendous computing power, the machine identified 77 substances potentially effective against SARS-CoV-2.

Italian Hospital can Save More Patients Thanks to 3D Printers [Updated]

Laty, 18 March 2020, 10:31

Due to the large-scale outbreak of COVID-19 disease, Italian hospitals are starting to run out of equipment. 3D printers are coming to help, producing the missing components.

Scientists Dispel Doubts: 5G Does Not Harm Your Health

Bart Swiatek, 13 March 2020, 13:05

Independent scientists affiliated to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) have concluded that, based on current scientific knowledge, the 5G communication standard does not represent a risk to human health.

Plague Inc. Popularity Increased Thanks to Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2020, 15:52

Plague Inc. is currently the most frequently downloaded paid application in China. Reason? New reports on the outbreaks of the so-called Wuhan coronavirus.

Gaming Disorder Survey Reveals Most Addictive Video Games

Peter Doron, 13 January 2020, 14:59

Clutch conducted a survey on „gaming disorder”, a new disease to be included in the International Classification of Diseases in 2022. Thanks to it, we got to know potentially the most addictive video games.

Smart Toilet is the Future - Let Your Potty Run a Medical Checkup

Julia Dragovic, 19 November 2019, 13:33

Today is the World Toilet Day. What will the toilet of the future look like? First of all, healthy. Bloo has just created an advertising campaign that will answer this question more broadly. And by the way, it will make you doubt capitalism again.

China Introduces Curfew for Underage Gamers

Konrad Serafinski, 07 November 2019, 13:45

The Chinese government is introducing a „curfew” for minors who play too much multiplayer titles. Legal restrictions on gaming time have been imposed on young players.

Co-founder of Devolver Digital: If we're Going to be Drug Dealers, Let's Offer People Psychedelics

Paul Wozniak, 05 November 2019, 20:47

At Reboot Develop conference, Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson compared developers to drug dealers and their productions to addictive drugs. He also asked for thoughtful serving of content that would broaden the horizons of players, and not only take their time and money.

World's Smallest Camera Can Fit in a... Vein

Bart Swiatek, 25 October 2019, 13:41

OmniVision presented OV6948 - the smallest camera available commercially on the market. The device will help, among others, doctors, veterinarians and crime scenes analysts. The device found its place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Oxford University: Obsessive Playing is Not Illness

Christian Pieniazek, 22 October 2019, 20:50

Research by the Oxford Internet Institute has shown that there is currently no evidence that excessive gambling is a illness. Instead, they argue that it is merely a symptom of wider problems unrelated to video games.

A Clinic For Treating Gaming Addiction Opens in UK

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 October 2019, 23:15

The British Health Service has announced the opening of the country's first clinic for technology addiction. The facility will treat cases of addiction to video games, social media and the Internet in general.

Google Bans Advertising of Untested and Experimental Treatments

Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2019, 17:13

Google has announced bans for advertising of medical products and therapies that have not been adequately researched and proven to be effective. This has met with the approval of the medical community.

Industry Wants to Remove Gaming Disorder From IDC-11

Frozen, 29 May 2019, 20:39

In response to the World Health Organisation's decision to classify gaming addiction as a disease, the American ESA, in agreement with several other institutions, issued a statement calling for the withdrawal of the controversial decision.

Excessive Gaming Officially Recognised as Illness

Adrian Werner, 26 May 2019, 16:37

The World Health Organisation has officially adopted the new version of the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. The controversial gaming disorder was added to the list.