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British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft

British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft

By 10 December 2013

You probably already feel the eyes of governments on you every time you go online. But surely you’re safe when you’re gaming? Wrong: apparently British and US spies have been operating inside of games for some time now. The New York Times, The Guardian... >>

Heritage Key comes online as Second Life for Indiana Jones wannabes

Heritage Key comes online as Second Life for Indiana Jones wannabes

By 11 February 2010

Virtual worlds can create a good deal of controversy, with some critics suggesting that the format is detrimental to real life and learning, with the emphasis tending to be on gaining virtual possessions and snogging other avatars. We spoke to Jim Himoff,... >>

Second Life-inspired movie in the works

Second Life-inspired movie in the works

By 18 December 2008

Universal Studios and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski are set to make a film about a man who loses his life due to an addiction to an online virtual world. The idea for the film came from a Wall Street Journal article that the studio... >>

COMMENT: Are we over avatars?

COMMENT: Are we over avatars?

By 21 November 2008

Google announced earlier this week that it is to close down its Lively virtual world project, which it launched less than 4 and a half months ago, in order to focus its resources elsewhere. It's not clear exactly whether it was user numbers or lack of... >>

Wife divorces husband over Second Life

Wife divorces husband over Second Life

By 17 November 2008

A 28-year-old British woman is filing for divorce after finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman in online virtual world Second Life. Amy Taylor cited "unreasonable behavior" in her filing for divorce, after deciding she just couldn't put... >>

Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

By 13 November 2008

A British woman who caught her husband having virtual sex is filing for divorce. Amy Taylor, who is 28-years-old, has cited unreasonable behaviour in the court papers and described how she walked in on her husband having sex with another woman on the... >>

Second Life avatar able to think

Second Life avatar able to think

By 19 May 2008

Scientists in the US are using the virtual world, Second Life, to test the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence. The team at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created Edd Hifeng - an avatar alike most in Second Life, but with a key difference... >>

Second Life creator steps down

Second Life creator steps down

By 18 March 2008

Philip Rosedale, the man who created the virtual world, Second Life, is to step down from his role as head. Rosedale founded Linden Lab in 1999 and the company then went on to create the avatar world, Second Life. He is currently head of the company but... >>

Second Life terror threat warning

Second Life terror threat warning

By 7 February 2008

Security experts are warning that terrorists may be using virtual worlds such as Second Life "to meet and exchange ideas". So says the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a US intelligence body which looks at developing technologies.... >>

IBM and Linden Lab collaborating on 3D internet

IBM and Linden Lab collaborating on 3D internet

By 15 October 2007

IBM and Linden Lab, creator of the virtual world Second Life have announced that they plan to work together to develop new technologies and methodologies based on open standards that will help advance the future of 3D virtual worlds. The two companies... >>