The days of 8-bit Pac-Man are no more. Today’s generation of video game consoles, with high-definition resolutions of 1080p, boast motion sensing cameras that track your movement (Xbox 360 Kinect) and wireless controllers that serve as virtual ping pong paddles and tennis rackets (PlayStation Move and Wii-mote). Multiplayer online role-playing-games, such as World of Warcraft, provide players with opportunities to […]
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Two new reports on state government corruption and digital transparency give New York and New Jersey very different scores. What really counts as transparent?
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an “edible wall” of produce transformed his students from “super-sized and under-credited” to healthy graduates.
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City educators and advocates share their predictions — and their hopes — for what makes it into Bloomberg’s State of the City address.
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we’ve bid adieu to and what’s coming our way in the new year.