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TECH 26 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM

Control the controller, defeat the (videogame) addiction: opinion

Have you ever heard of an addict who was cured of his or her addiction because someone limited, but did not eliminate, their access to the substance or behaviour in question? No, you have not.

TECH 10 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

China’s anti-addiction drive may ruin videogames: opinion

Shareholders of Tencent Holdings Ltd panicked last week. People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, singled out Honour of Kings, Tencent's biggest game, for an unusually high-profile criticism.

TECH 08 Jul 2017 | 5:00 AM

Why this UCLA professor thinks she inspired the videogame ‘Halo’

A brief friendship that began with an online chat and an awkward date may have inspired one of the world's best-selling videogames.

TECH 05 Jul 2017 | 11:00 PM

Eight games like ‘Mother 3’

Intrigued by the fuss surrounding 2006 cult favourite adventure Mother 3? Check out eight other similar titles, ranging from fan game Mother: Cognitive Dissonance and the acclaimed Undertale to dream fulfilment tale To the Moon and more.

TECH 03 Jul 2017 | 1:30 AM

Wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industry

At first glance, there's nothing remarkable about SolePower's latest work boot prototype.

TECH 02 Jul 2017 | 11:30 PM

Are you sure you’ve wiped that smartphone memory or hard disk?

Simply deleting stuff from a hard disk or smartphone isn't enough to get rid of it completely – if that's all you do, you will not entirely destroy the data.

TECH 29 Jun 2017 | 10:55 AM

What you need to know about the NotPetya ransomware

The NotPetya ransomware, which encrypts the entire hard drive of a Windows PC, is one of the deadliest cyberattacks to date.

TECH 05 Jun 2017 | 2:30 AM

Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies

DefinedCrowd, a Seattle software startup, had a choice to make when it was developing its first product last year: build on the cloud-computing foundation offered by the dominant Amazon, or Microsoft's upstart competitor?

TECH 14 May 2017 | 5:00 AM

Can technology make your kid fat, dumb, and mean?

Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being. And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV will rot your kid's brain! Videogames are evil!

TECH 16 Apr 2017 | 11:30 PM

Persona 5: High school students by day, phantom thieves by night

Persona 5 is a dark, mature anime about youthful rebels, wrapped inside a superbly stylish game that’s part supernatural JRPG and part high school visual novel.