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gamification

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App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

A computer consultant with bipolar disorder helps develop a free app that lets others with similar conditions track their mood and behavior -- and earn rewards like gift cards for doing it.

By November 4, 2014

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In-car navigator that turns safe driving into a game -- or better yet, a discount

What would it take for your car's navigation system to turn you into a gold-star road warrior? Only the right kind of drive.

By November 3, 2014

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New tool for grading Iowa kids in gym class? Heart rate monitors

No more slacking in PE -- at least not in the schools in Dubuque, Iowa. Starting this year, the district will require students to wear the devices.

By August 18, 2014

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The gamification of bill paying

BPAY has introduced BPAY Bingo in a bid to entice Australians to pay their bills.

By June 20, 2012

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Education and Dragons: the gamification of schools

How do you keep interest in the classroom these days? For one teacher, it's a mishmash of Dungeons and Dragons, Xbox Live and World of Warcraft.

By April 4, 2012

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'Hashtag,' 'selfie,' and 'tweep' join Merriam-Webster dictionary

Words reflect influence that tech, especially social networking, is having on our culture, says storied dictionary.

By May 20, 2014

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Moov fitness tracker actually tells us how to fix ourselves

A powerful, low-cost device that 3D maps whatever it's strapped to could seriously shake up fitness-oriented wearable tech.

By February 27, 2014

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Trip Hawkins' new game focuses on social emotional learning (podcast)

Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills that can help prevent bullying and help build better relationships and decision making.

By December 15, 2013

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Road Wars app turns safe driving into a game

This free app can help drivers (especially teens) improve their behind-the-wheel skills.

By November 15, 2013

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Apple rejects satire app Joyful Executions

In an expected move from the iOS gatekeepers, iPhone users won't get a chance to play the game which puts a satirical twist on North Korean propaganda due to its "excessively objectionable content."

By August 6, 2013