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Fringe Preview: Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World gamifies mental health challenges

Video games have come a long way since Pong caused a scene in 1971. It seems like only yesterday Donkey Kong threw his first barrel at a plumber in way over his head and a hungry yellow dot with phasmophobia cannibalised smaller yellow dots to fight off pixellated ghosts.

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Do you use Facebook to silently 'watch' your friends?

The real reason you cannot quit Facebook

Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and Japan combined.

Some video games could be worth a fortune.

Introducing the old video games that could be worth thousands

Regardless of console, there’s always an in demand game.


Xbox One X: Microsoft unveils ‘worlds most powerful’ 4K games console

Microsoft has revealed the “world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One X. The new console contains the fastest processor chip ever used in a games console, Xbox said, and will offer “true” 4K gaming to users.

Research on students playing video games suggests they may help with a range of skills useful in the workplace.

Video games may boost brain power and job prospects

Playing video games could help young people develop the communication and mental adaptability skills they need to succeed at university, research by the University of Glasgow suggests.

Insomnia X Resonate is billed as Scotland's biggest ever gaming event. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s ‘biggest ever’ gaming festival heading to Glasgow

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend what is being billed as Scotland’s “biggest ever” gaming festival when it opens at the SEC in Glasgow later this year.

Games studio ImmersiveMinds spent more than 125 hours to make the scale map

St Kilda recreated in Minecraft to mark World Heritage Day

It was once Scotland’s most isolated community, a remote archipelago in the Atlantic whose last residents were famously evacuated at their own request in 1930.

Learner drivers are to be tested on sat nav technology. Pic: JP

Sat navs to form part of new driving test

LEARNER drivers will have to safely use sat navs to pass their driving test as part of a major overhaul of the assessment.

The 'Droughlander' is nearly over for fans of hit show Outlander. Picture: Starz

Every major TV show of 2017 - and when they’re on

There’s more choice than ever on TV, thanks to the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.

Wetherspoons customers will soon be able to order drinks via their phone without going to the bar.

Drinkers at Wetherspoons can now order drinks by phone

Drinkers at Wetherspoons pubs can now order booze on their phone without going to the bar.

Picture: Netflix

10 essential ways to enhance your Netflix experience

Netflix is popular for a reason – but despite a well-stocked viewing library it’s far from perfect as an experience. Fortunately there are a range of tools and features that can make Netflix searching and streaming more user-friendly.

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Are you a Netflix cheater?

Netflix ‘cheating’ on the rise in UK

Couples needn’t worry about their partner playing away from home this Valentine’s Day after a new study found your other half is much more likely to be cheating on you with Walter White than anyone else.

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Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world. Picture: Creative Commons

Revealed: The ‘secret’ Netflix codes to unlock new shows and movies

A batch of secret Netflix codes are allowing thousands of users to unlock a range of extra shows and movies.

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Facebook are upping their security measures. Picture: TSPL

Facebook introduces new login security measures to deter hackers

Facebook has introduced new security measures to logging in that allow account holders to use a physical key to access their social network profile.

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Google has warned users of unsolicited gmail messages.

Gmail hack: Tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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‘Strong year’ predicted for gaming industry

The video games industry across the UK is expecting strong growth in 2017 with a majority of studios planning to increase their workforces.

There is a growing market among computing collectors for retro electronics.

Could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.


Sales of Grand Theft Auto V surpass six million in the UK

Sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the most successful video game ever to be produced in Scotland, have surpassed six million boxed copies in the UK alone.

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