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Xbox? More like Xbody: Future game consoles will get under your skin
Imagine playing through a level of the popular zombie shooter "Left 4 Dead" on a system that tracks your heart rate, eye movements, even how clammy your skin is getting, all to measure just how scared you are.For 250 lucky — or extremely unlucky — test subjects, fear-based gaming was a reality, at least in an experimental program led by the game studio Valve. If the game could sense that a player ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 15:49:55 GMT
'Open season' for sex at Alaskan base, military officials say
An Army battalion commander at the Space and Missile Defense Command at Fort Greely, Alaska, is under investigation for allegedly "condoning" adultery and creating an "open season" climate when it comes to sexual activity among the troops, military and defense officials tell NBC News. According to one military official, "It's as if that was the only thing to do" at the remote Alaska base. ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 15:38:54 GMT
Turkey builds wall at Syrian border after deadly bombings
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey is constructing 1.5-mile twin walls at a border crossing with Syria to increase security at the frontier following three deadly bombings this year.The concrete walls will be built on either side of the road leading from the Turkish side of the crossing at Cilvegozu to the Syrian border gate and will be topped with barbed wire, the Turkish Customs Ministry said in a stateme...
Sat, 25 May 2013 13:21:20 GMT
Vogue of the speedway: How motorsports improve what we drive
When the field lines up on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track this weekend, they’ll begin with a pace lap behind a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.Although Harbaugh might be more used to a gridiron than starting grid, he should feel at home behind the wheel of the newly updated ‘Vette that owes much of its advancements to the General Motors raci...
Sat, 25 May 2013 10:46:37 GMT
Gov. Christie boosts Jersey Shore with Memorial Day weekend road trip
After famously telling hurricane-weary tourists in 2011 to “get the hell back on the beach," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on another, softer, mission to lure visitors back to his state’s sandy shores.With the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy last fall still on the minds of many vacationers, Christie is spending Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of the summer season – traveling ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:12:51 GMT
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