Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald's UK, says that video games cause obesity -- not his nutritionally void, heavily sweetened, processed junk that's voraciously marketed to kids:
But he made special mention of the popularity of games – and said they have reduced the amount of time young people spend outdoors "burning off energy"...
"Then there's a lifestyle element: there's fewer green spaces and kids are sat home playing computer games on the TV when in the past they'd have been burning off energy outside."
(via Raph Koster
This week on Maker Update: converting XP to exercise points, losing WD Labs and Arduino 101, printing butterflies, and marking your tools. This week’s Cool Tool is wearable magnifying glasses.
Inside-out grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, please.
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