Computer games used to treat 'lazy eye'
Computer games are being used by researchers to help treat the condition of amblyopia, or a 'lazy eye' as it is colloquially known, reports the BBC. Successfully navigating the specially developed games will automatically strengthen the gamer's 'weak' eye.
Because one eye works better than the other, the traditional approach is to strengthen the 'lazy' eye by forcing its use, for example by wearing a patch over the good eye. ...more
3D projection comes to life
One of the more unusual exhibits at the recent Comdex 2000 show in Las Vegas was a 3-dimensional projection system.
Okay, so it is not the kind of thing you are going to buy for the living room, but the display given by Dimensional Media left a lot of the viewers wondering, "How did they do that?" The units developed by Dimensional Media, originally for military purposes, bounce an object's light into space. This makes an image appear to be floating above a unit. ...more
Colombia grounds .uk.co
More than 8,000 owners of .uk.co domains were left without a Web presence this morning as a spat between the . ...more
ATI moves up to Mobility FireGL V5200
ATI has introduced a new graphics processor which seeks to conserve power by borrowing some of the ideas of mobile processor technology.
The new mobile processor known as the Mobility FireGL V5200 sports 256Mb of RAM, five vertex shader units and 12 pixel shader processors. This is in contrast to the earlier FireGL V5000 that had just eight pixel-shader units and six vertex engines. ...more
British boardrooms lack technological understanding
There is a gulf in understanding between Chief Executives and Chief Information Officers in British boardrooms according to a new study. Only 19 per cent view their ICT infrastructure as 'excellent' and twelve per cent think their systems are poor value for money.
According to the study carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Telewest, nearly two thirds of CEOs say that technology usually underperforms against expectations. ...more