St George's Park and the tech-savvy future of the FA's football coaching schools

While all eyes are on the 2012 Olympics as the nation's favoured sporting occasion for this year, the summer also offers the Euro 2012 international football tournament. After a string of disappointing performances at the top-flight of football for the…

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Gerald LynchSt George's Park and the tech-savvy future of the FA's football coaching schools

Brain training games do not make you smarter – FACT

Nicole Kidman may have been fooled by its cute brain teasing charms, but Tech Digest were never truly convinced. Now there's proof: new research shows that brain training games do not improve your IQ. A scientific study of 11,430…

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Gerald LynchBrain training games do not make you smarter – FACT

Cops wasting time playing video games in the name of "training"

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Police could be taught the differences between good (don’t shoot!) and evil (shoot!) thanks to a new video game created by boffins at Abertay University. The game have been given the superbly functional and utilitarian name of Shoot/No Shoot.

It uses your standard video game light gun. Cops “playing” the experience approach a man who’s fiddling about in his car boot. He then turns to face the camera and… what do you do? Shoot first? Incapacitate him with a bullet to the knee? Go for a safe takedown shot into his chest cavity? Headshot, like in Halo…

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Gary CutlackCops wasting time playing video games in the name of "training"