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Xbox One Coming to Scandinavia & Other Countries in September Xbox One Coming to Scandinavia & Other Countries in September

The Xbox One may be falling behind the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Kinect-bundled next-generation console. Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be coming to 26 new markets later this …

“2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014 “2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014

TV manufacturers are feeling giddy over the chance that ultra HD TVs could raise demand for new TV sets. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with “4K” (and even “8K”) displays from nearly every tech manufacturer. At the …

Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now

It was bound to happen. Popcorn Time, the streaming video platform that allowed anyone to stream just about any TV or movie for free on a variety of devices is now gone. The creators of Popcorn Time have shut down …

Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly

In the 90s and 80s video calling was assumed to be the eventual successor to the telephone. If TV is an upgrade from radio, the logic follows that video calling must be better than voice calls. That isn’t quite the …

Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS

Twitch today announced that Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS game to have built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. Using the feature, players will be able to use their iPhone 5S, iPad Air, or iPad Mini to stream gameplay to …

‘Angry Birds Epic’ Gameplay Previewed ‘Angry Birds Epic’ Gameplay Previewed

Earlier this month Rovio teased a new Angry Birds game that the developer promised would be “epic.” Since that time the game has been revealed to be Angry Birds Epic, a turn-based RPG game featuring the birds and pigs made …

Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is …

Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for …

Crowd-Sourced Science Actually Works, Shows Study Crowd-Sourced Science Actually Works, Shows Study

For a few years now NASA and other scientific researchers have been using the collective power of the internet to help gather data for scientific research. In addition to older projects that crowdsource computing power for math-intensive research, other projects …

Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold

Last year, when rumors of Apple’s 12-inch mega-iPad surfaced the product seemed to make sense. Ever larger smartphones have begun to encroach on the sizes of popular 7-inch tablets and the bigger-is-better mentality of the mobile device industry will inevitably …

DC MOBA ‘Infinite Crisis’ Now in Open Beta DC MOBA ‘Infinite Crisis’ Now in Open Beta

League of Legends and DOTA 2 have pioneered the MOBA genre and quickly become some of the most-played multiplayer games of all time. Seeing this success, publishers other than Riot and Valve are seeing dollar signs and throwing out their …

‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced ‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced

Spiders Studios today announced that Bound by Flame will be released on May 9. On that date the game will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Bound by Flame is a classic high-fantasy RPG action game featuring …

Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to …

More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year

The PC market is contracting after the surge of mobile devices in recent years has made desktop and even notebook computers look expensive and old-fashioned. In addition to ultramobile notebooks, one of the only PC categories still growing is, oddly …

Another Soldier Sentenced For Afghanistan Fuel Theft Another Soldier Sentenced For Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Kevin Bilal Abdullah has been sentenced to one year, one day in prison for his role in fuel thefts at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty in Afghanistan. Abdullah pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery …

Sex Pic Extortion Lands Man in Prison Sex Pic Extortion Lands Man in Prison

A federal court today sentenced 23-year-old John Bryan Villegas of Kittery, Maine to two years, nine months in prison for what has become known colloquially as “sextortion.” Villegas pleaded guilty last year to cyber stalking for using sexually explicit material …

Love Imagery Can Hurt Sales, Shows Study Love Imagery Can Hurt Sales, Shows Study

Just one month ago stores, magazines, and television were filled with images of perfect couples celebrating Valentine’s Day with the perfect compliment of expensive flowers, jewelry, and chocolates. In the midst of the season, however, it is easy to forget …

Wireless Charging Set to Take Off Wireless Charging Set to Take Off

Wireless charging has appeared as a feature in a number of mobile devices over the past two years, but consumers have yet to largely embrace the benefits of such systems. This could all change in the coming years, however, propelling …

Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market

For years now the smartphone market has largely been largely dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has set trends for the high-end market and Samsung has followed along while also flooding the smartphone markets with a wide variety of devices …

‘CounterSpy’ Coming to PS4 This Summer ‘CounterSpy’ Coming to PS4 This Summer

Sony has kept the PlayStation 4 indie game train rolling this week with the announcement of Counterspy for its latest console. According to developer Dynamighty, Counterspy will be coming to PS4 sometime this summer. The game is also coming to …

Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder today testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and endorsed less strict sentencing for most drug offenders. A proposal by the commission outlined in January and would lower the base offense matched to drug trafficking quantities by …

T-Mobile Promises Fast 4G Expansion This Year T-Mobile Promises Fast 4G Expansion This Year

T-Mobile has shifted the mobile landscape significantly in the past year, doing away with device subsidies and forcing a small price war among the largest mobile providers in the U.S. One area T-Mobile still struggles to compete in, however, is …

Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets

It’s become increasingly clear over the past two years that Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone industry. While Samsung has flooded worldwide markets with a variety of Android handsets at all prices and sizes, Apple remains the guiding player …

Swiss Banker Found Guilty of IRS Fraud Swiss Banker Found Guilty of IRS Fraud

The Swiss banking system, and Swiss bankers in particular, were portrayed in the 2013 Oscar-nominated Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street as outright corrupt. Though the movie, its events, and its characters are based on real-life events, Jean Dujardin’s …