Seems like everyone has a GPS these days. Who wouldn't want one? After all, it can lead you wherever you want to go with easy-to-view maps and directions. Well, what if they took the great idea of GPS and incorporated it into a device that allows doctors to navigate the body? Good news, they've done just that.
Fortunately, some new software announced by researchers this week will give doctors the capability of viewing 3-D images of their patient's coronary arteries. Although it is not fully developed, this may be a huge breakthrough for Cardiologists, and in the long run may prevent heart disease from being as serious as it is currently. Since it is the number one killer in America, Doctors are thrilled to hear about the software. Like a GPS system, the software will allow a more accurate view, much quicker. Technology has come far in the medical field and this will take the 2-D images cardiologists view now, to a whole new level. Although it was just recently tested on humans for the first time the development is on schedule and after being tested on many more patients in the U.S., then all over the world, the software should be released.
Sound the alarms! It looks like we've got more news on the Playstation 3 Motion Controller, this time about how it will give gamers a reason to actually utilize the Playstation Eye! According to a Nikkei report spotted by Andriasang, the device, which pairs with the Eye, will have "around 10 or so games" by year's end, including sports and pet raising titles. A title I think would be fun to see that would be compatible with the Playstation 3 Motion Controller would maybe be a hack and slash game or Rpg similar to
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.
It's nice to hear that instead of us having to buy a big bulky attachment we only have to buy the controller. But at the same time, does that mean the Playstation Motion Controller (rumored to be called the Arc) will basically be a copy of the Nintendo Wii controller with its Wii Motion Plus adapter?
What do you think? Will this device be unique, or is it a Wii ripoff? Let us know in the comments section!
StarCraft 2 may still be a long ways off. On the bright side, Blizzard has been giving us patient few consistent updates on the long anticipated sequel. The latest bit of information involves platform support, as a Blizzard employee recently popped onto the game's forums to verify that SC2 will support PC and Mac right out of the box. Sounds all well and good, but what about those who like to keep our computer desk drawers clean and want to go with a digital download?
"Further details on digital download possibilities will be released as we get closer to the ship date," the forum post reads. While we'd like to speculate on what these "digital download possibilities" are, it would be just that: speculation. Maybe once the game is out we will be out of the recession and I'll be able to afford a new rig....that is if I even need one at this point.
Looks like we've found an alternative option to creating super soldiers! The Office of Naval Research is currently conducting research in video game training that it says has "surprising" results in regards to military personnel reaction time and adaptability in the fight against terror. Personally I always thought that this was common sense but I guess Uncle Sam just got the memo. According to an article available on the Department of Defense's official website, doctor of educational psychology and program officer Ray Perez said the research has discovered that video game players perform "10 to 20 percent higher in terms of perceptual and cognitive ability" than non-gamers.
It's amazing how with today's technology we STILL can't determine whether or not it is going to rain these days (at least for those of us in Florida). Well I am here to tell you that there is a 100% chance of PS3's
Heavy Rain demo for those of you that are worried about exactly what the game is. Understandably, many gamers out there are still on the fence about Quantic Dream's latest adventure game. Is it just a long QTE? Is it actually a game? Well hopefully the new demo will be able to clear up some of the questions. A free demo will be available on the PlayStation Network on February 11th, in both Europe and North America.
Last week we brought you the
court case involving willful copyright infringement by Jammie Thomas-Rasset in Minnesota. She was originally convicted of the crime and forced to pay $2 million dollars, just for downloading 24 songs without permission! Recently however, a judge decided to overturn the decision and instead charge Rasset only $54,000 in fines. The only part left to do for the decision to be finalized, was receiving approval for the new amount from the recording industry. Things can never be that easy!
From the beginning, the industry has made it pretty clear that they did not want the case to go to court in the first place, but unfortunately for them Thomas-Rasset refused to settle out of court with RIAA. Now that the judge has sliced the amount to $54,000, RIAA has decided to try once again to resolve the case out of the court room to avoid a third trial, silly RIAA. Thomas-Rasset has once again refused the new offer of $25,000, vowing that she will not pay any restitution at all.