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News: DS Speech Recognition Could Help Disabled Children

DS Speech Recognition Could Help Disabled Children

Trials underway in Japan

The DS, in its various forms, has not only been the biggest selling handheld console of all time, but has also played a role beyond that of a simple gaming machine. As we reported last year, Art Academy has helped students with their creative skills, while there are plenty of educational software options available. Reports in Japan are now suggesting that the role of the DS..

News: Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

A bit of class

DS paint programme Art Academy has been out for a good while now, starting off on DSiWare as Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester, and now Nintendo is bringing the cartridge compilation to select schools across North America to help students express their creative side. In conjunction with the National Art Education Association, art teachers in some schools..

News: Spread the Handheld Joy With a "Discover DS" Party!

Spread the Handheld Joy With a "Discover DS" Party!

Rope in nine mates and host a party with Nintendo!

It may seem odd, but it's a fact of life that there are people out there with no clue of what a Nintendo DS is. Well, Nintendo has come up with a clever idea to tempt such people out from underneath their rocks, with their "Discover DS" parties. Yes, the Big N are offering party games and costumes (yes, really) to UK residents over the..

News: French Government Lobbied To Establish Retro Gaming Museum

French Government Lobbied To Establish Retro Gaming Museum

Now there's an idea we can all agree with!

MO5 - a group of retro video gaming fans - has lobbied the French government to start up a retro video game museum. More specifically, it's after a "National Institute of Digital Sciences", where visitors can view - and play - classic systems. MO5 members between them currently own around 30,000 games and 1,500 different game systems. They have..

News: University of Alabama Uses Wii Remote to Teach CPR

University of Alabama Uses Wii Remote to Teach CPR

Wii Remote key component in free CPR training tool.

After the game system itself has proved to be useful in physical therapy the Wii Remote is also enjoying status as a standalone medical aid. In this case it is the active component in a CPR training tool dubbed Wii CPR by the students who created it as part of the completion of a course in biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama at..

News: Mario Kart Wii Used As a Driving Education Simulator

Mario Kart Wii Used As a Driving Education Simulator

Mirror, signal, red shell

Distractions can be a real killer on the roads; when you're driving the last thing you need is an unwanted phone call or pesky text-message. With this in mind, we're happy to report that students at Vail Christian High School in Colorado are being educated in road-safety by simulating the act of driving via the incredibly-realistic setting of Mario Kart Wii. And before you..

News: Wii Music Heads To School

Wii Music Heads To School

Wii Music instrumental in promoting musical arm waving curriculum for U.S. Schools

With the short attention span of so many kids these days, how do we reach out and turn them on to the interactive fun of musical instruments? Give them an interactive video game, of course. In Washington D.C. a new program is trying to entice kids into the music curriculum with Wii Music. On Thursday kids at H.D..