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Virtual reality helps some smokers quit

Can playing a video game four times a week for twelve weeks help you stop smoking? Apparently so for some. A small study conducted by the GRAP Occupational Psychology Clinic and the University of Quebec has found positive results from a specially designed, experimental, VR video game. Smokers who play the game have a slightly higher chance of quitting the habit than those in a control group...

Fugly Friday: Cybertown

Do you tire of your humdrum, meatspace world? Does Sony's PlayStation Home look too real? Are there too many flying penises in Second Life for your taste? Well, strap on your hippie goggles and head over to Cybertown, where VRML never really went out of style, it just got better textures. I remember stumbling into Cybertown around the turn of this century and being plenty impressed. Back then,...