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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Auto Insurance Rates Rose 2.5% Last Year

With the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) constantly under debate in congress and throughout the country, the focus of the insurance industry in recent years has been healthcare. While the healthcare industry braced for massive changes, …

Depression Linked to Obesity in Teen Girls

The idea that obesity is more closely linked to mental health than physical addictions has long been a pop psychology canard. Now new research is shedding new light on how depression in particular may be strongly linked with obesity. A …

New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed

With the Xbox One designed from the ground-up to be an all-encompassing living room entertainment system, the streaming apps that have become popular on video game consoles are now more important than ever to Microsoft. Today the company previewed several …

Cancer Fears Could Curb College Binge Drinking

On college campuses throughout the U.S. binge drinking is a problem. College students with little experience drinking can cause headaches for college towns in a variety of ways and alcohol poisoning claims the life of college students on a yearly …

Debit Card Welfare Payments Could Cut Crime, Shows Study

In recent years more states have begun to move their public assistance programs over to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems. The programs essentially provide assistance through debit cards rather than cash through traditional checks. These EBT initiatives have sparked plenty …

New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled

During dual media events in both New York and London HTC Corporation today officially unveiled its long-rumored new HTC One smartphone. Dubbed the HTC One (M8), the device is HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and carries on the manufacturer’s tradition of …

USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

A shooting aboard the USS Mahan has left two people dead and is raising questions about the Navy’s security procedures. According to the U.S. Navy, one male sailor was shot and killed aboard the Mahan at around 11:20 pm Monday …

‘Star Wars Pinball’: New Tables Previewed

Over one year ago, Zen Studios announced that it was expanding Zen Pinball 2 with Star Wars-branded DLC. The Star Wars tables were a mix of the new and old, covering Star Wars movies such as Star Wars Episode V: …

Even More Hybrid Tablets Are on the Way Even More Hybrid Tablets Are on the Way

The PC market is still in decline, though the bottom of the market may now be in sight. At the same time, the tablet market is still going strong, growing nearly every quarter at a rapid pace. Given these realities, …

Final ‘BioShock Infinite’ DLC Out Today

2K and Irrational Games today released the final DLC installment for BioShock Infinite. The content is the second episode of the Burial at Sea story DLC and wraps up the dimension-spanning tale of BioShock Infinite. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea …

Best Credit Cards For General Use Ranked by Creditnet

Credit cards are an essential tool for building credit in the U.S. However, with so many different cards available with so many different features, finding just the right card can be daunting. To help consumers parse all the complicated offerings, …

‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ Gameplay Previewed in New Trailer

Despite the inclusion of the new Kinect with the sale of every Xbox One console, the necessity of the device is still heavily questioned among game fans. Voice commands and hand gestures can be used to navigate the console, but …

Mars Rover Curiosity to Examine Rocks in the Kimberley

NASA today revealed that Mars rover Curiosity will soon make a short stop to examine some more Martian rocks. The rover will examine an area of interest to researchers due to its different intersecting rock textures. “The orbital images didn’t …

Major League Gaming App Released For Xbox 360

Major League Gaming (MLG) today released an official app for the Xbox 360 console. The app allows 360 users to stream and watch watch MLG content at any time of the day through their console. “The MLG app for Xbox …

Dell Acquires Analytics Company StatSoft Dell Acquires Analytics Company StatSoft

Dell today announced that it has acquired StatSoft, an analytics solutions company that specialized in predictive analytics software, data mining, and data visualization. According to Dell’s announcement the acquisition will put StatSoft and its experts into Dell’s big data division, …

Samsung’s Mega-Tablets Could be Flops Samsung’s Mega-Tablets Could be Flops

Last year rumors held that both Samsung and Apple were working on mega-tablets, larger versions of their popular tablet lines that could contain displays larger than one foot across. The tales turned out to be true in Samsung’s case, though …

‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Tournament Payouts Revealed

Microsoft’s Kinect Sports Rivals is finally on the way and with it will come plenty of speculation and argument about just how useful the Kinect is to the Xbox One platform. Regardless of the general apathy consumers have had toward …

Apple Reportedly Pushing For More Automated Manufacturing Apple Reportedly Pushing For More Automated Manufacturing

Apple is well-known throughout the tech industry for its meticulous manufacturing specifications. With the advent of the iPhone the company turned its discerning eye for design to its manufacturing pipeline, creating a streamlined, efficient, and inexpensive way to release several …

New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Released

For months now 20th Century Fox has been marketing the next X-Men movie in slow teases. The JFK conspiracy viral ad was clever, but may have gone over the heads of mainstream moviegoers. This, followed by other short teases, has …

‘Trials Frontier’ Comes to iOS on April 10

The PC beta for Trials Fusion began last week and fans of the twitch-skill 2D motorbike puzzle games are now the game’s new tracks, modes, and features. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and …

Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of …

Lying to Children Could Make Them Into Liars

For many parents lying to their young children is much easier than forcing compliance or spending time on a lengthy explanation that isn’t likely to be understood anyway. It’s an understandable impulse, but even seemingly innocuous lies could be teaching …

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, Other Disney Movies Coming to IMAX

Filming on Star Wars: Episode VII begins in May and the hype for the return of the franchise to the big screen is growing. Today Disney added a small amount to that hype by confirming that Episode VII will indeed …

Army General Receives Wrist-Slap in Sex Abuse Case

A two-year court case involving allegations of sexual abuse in the highest levels of the military came to an end today as Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was sentenced. According to a New York Times report, Sinclair has been ordered by …