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War games to treat traumatised veterans

Iraq war veterans are revisiting the combat zone with the help of virtual-reality; helping researchers understand how post-traumatic stress disorder develops...

Video games: Not just for kids anymore

Video games have gained growing popularity as the baby boomer generation moves into retirement. More seniors are turning to games to keep their memories and mental skills sharp...

Hackers ‘can eavesdrop on 70% of web calls’

Businesses and call centres are rendering customers’ private details a free-for-all by failing to secure their VoIP networks against ‘wiretapping’ hackers…

VoIP wiretapping widespread, warns Scanit

Security specialist Scanit says web phone installations in corporate environments have little or no protection against VoIP wiretapping...

Black gold: On the Coltan trail

The manufacturers’ material of choice for mobile phones and consoles is killing the countries it's being plundered from…

Sky HD gives viewers the boot

Sky’s HD service - due to launch on 22 May, with a package of high-definition channels – will be unavailable to most World Cup fans...

Nintendo Revolution to have VR headset

While Microsoft's Xbox 360 steals a march over Sony's delayed PS3, Nintendo is set to gain universal attention with a revolutionary announcement...

On the cult of Sega Football Manager 2006

To many it represents little more than a colourful Excel spreadsheet, but to fans of Sega's new football management game, it is an all-encompassing lifestyle...

The kids aren't alright, they're wrecking the web!

Forget viruses, 419 email fraudsters and server meltdowns. The biggest potential threat to your online security could come from the growing menace of 'click' kiddies, a leading security firm warns...

IT security: Are you prepared for war?

Attacks are becoming more sophisticated and no matter what size your business is, sooner or later you're likely to get hacked. But take heed from an expert, and minimise the risks…

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