SimCity Launch Plagued by Locked Games, Download Issues and Server…

This morning at 12:01 AM Eastern time, my copy of the SimCity digital deluxe version unlocked in EA's Origin service. For the next 20 minutes I experienced download failures, until finally the game began to come down the pipes. While it updated I napped, and when I woke at 3:30 AM the game was ready to play.… » 3/05/13 9:20am 3/05/13 9:20am

A Colleague Shares the Trauma of the Southern Tornadoes

Tiffany Nevin, news editor at (we've featured her work before) lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her neighborhood and much of the rest of the American southeast has been mauled by tornadoes, claiming the lives of more than 200 people. Yesterday, another tornado ripped through her neighborhood. She shot… » 4/28/11 4:00pm 4/28/11 4:00pm

Kinect-Rigged Robot Could Help With Future Quake Recovery

An earthquake fixed attention and sympathy this week on New Zealand, where more than 100 died and more than 200 still are missing. Authorities probing the rubble surrounding Christchurch find some buildings too unsafe to enter. A Kinect-enabled robot, developed by British researchers, could help in such situations. » 2/25/11 9:30pm 2/25/11 9:30pm