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Iconic game developer Atari has opened a competition to independent mobile game creators t...

At the risk of showing my age, I can remember the excitement when Pong first made its way from the arcade machine onto our TV screens. By today's standards of course, Atari's first game development is very primitive indeed, but back then it was something of a revolution. Now, the company is hoping to attract a new generation of fans to its legendary game by inviting mobile game developers to come up with a modern take on the wonderfully addictive table tennis classic. The winner of its Pong Indie Developer Challenge will receive a cash prize and a share of the game's profit.  Read More

Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann created the first video game in 1947 - the CRT ...

On a cold morning on January 25, 1947 at the U.S. Patent Office, Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann submitted an invention that is now recognized as one of the earliest examples of the video game - the "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device". Described it as a game of skill where a player sits or lies in front of a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) mounted in a closet, the analog device was inspired by a radar commonly used in the second World War to control missiles. Using knobs to adjust speed and trajectory, a plane was represented by a single point and the scores were assigned by hand!  Read More

The Pong iPhone case promises to reduce cell phone radiation

Pong Research Company has released a new cell phone case that promises to reduce radiation from the phone’s antenna. The Pong iPhone case covers the cell phone in a tight silicone skin. This skin contains a proprietary technology module that is aligned with the phone’s antenna and attracts the radiative energy up and away from the user’s head. The user will still maintain a full-strength signal without compromising the cell phone’s battery life or functionality.  Read More

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