Researchers say the glow of screens from TVs, computers, phones and tablets could be stopping us sleeping at night.
They say devices should not be used for more than an hour, and screens should be dimmed 'To produce white light, these electronic devices must emit light at short wavelengths, which makes them potential sources for suppressing or delaying the onset of melatonin in the evening, reducing sleep duration and disrupting sleep.
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Our study shows that a two-hour exposure to light from self-luminous electronic displays can suppress melatonin by about 22 percent,' said Mariana Figueiro, associate professor at Rensselaer and director of the LRC’s Light and Health Program.
Suppression of melatonin by light at night resulting in circadian disruption has been implicated in sleep disturbances, increased risk for diabetes and obesity, as well as increased risk for more serious diseases, such as breast cancer if it occurs for many consecutive years, such as in nightshift workers.
Japanese police have arrested two people suspected of stealing virtual characters and goods from players of one of the world’s most popular online games.
Also revealed at 2014's Tokyo Game Show was the concept trailer for Silent Hills, another much-anticipated horror game from Japan.
According to local media reports, the two are said to have advertised a website that offered Lineage players free tools to boost their online characters’ combat characteristics.
However, in reality, the tool is alleged to have stolen players’ credentials and sent the information back to Nishimura’s PC.
Night Cry is a PS Vita and i OS/Android game under development by Nude Maker, a Japanese studio lead by Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kouno.
Its story unfolds aboard a luxury cruise liner, tasking the player character with solving a series of mysterious murders that leaves the boat stranded in the middle of the ocean.