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From videogame to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners

Jason Baker was studying political science at UC Davis when he got his hands on SimCity. He took a careful approach to the computer game.


The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns US treatment programmes

When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering.


It’s not all rainbows for Chicago’s US$1bil tech ‘unicorns’

The office space in the old Montgomery Ward catalogue warehouse where cancer-fighting data startup Tempus set up shop almost three years ago couldn't contain the company's growth.


China says unlikely to grant licences for world's hottest video game

China's content regulator said it was unlikely to grant licences for the world's hottest video game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as being too bloody and violent.


Tea and Tiananmen: Inside China’s new censorship machine

In a glass tower in a trendy part of China's eastern city of Tianjin, hundreds of young men and women sit in front of computer screens, scouring the Internet for videos and messages that run counter to Communist Party doctrine.


China’s bloggers, filmmakers feel chill of Internet crackdown

China's latest manoeuvre in a sweeping crackdown on internet content has sent a chill through a diverse community of filmmakers, bloggers, media and educators who fear their sites could be shut down as Beijing tightens control.


‘Sing the motherland’: China tightens rules for online content

China laid out rules for online content from television dramas to cartoons and "micromovies", formalising and tightening the steps censors should take when vetting material under a tough crackdown across media and entertainment.


Tot test spots future crooks, druggies, deadbeat dads: study

Testing for intelligence, motor skills and troubled behaviour at age three showed which tots were likely to wind up behind bars or as deadbeat dads later in life, a long-term study reported.