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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Flu Vaccines Cut Risks For Children, Shows Study

The backlash in the U.S. against vaccines seen over the past decade seems to be dying down. Incidents such as the recent Mumps outbreak at Ohio State University have demonstrated just how dangerous anti-vaccination views are, though anti-vaccine fear mongering …

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or …

Microsoft & Dell Agree to Cross-License Patents Microsoft & Dell Agree to Cross-License Patents

As the traditional computing industry continues to sink under a wave of new mobile technology, traditional computer hardware and software companies are struggling to find a place in the rapidly shifting landscape. This new reality was highlighted this week as …

Ring System Spotted Around Asteroid

Astronomers today revealed that an asteroid in the outer solar system has been confirmed to have its own Saturn-like ring system. The new findings have been published today in the journal Nature. The asteroid, named Chariklo, is a minor planet …

‘Zombies Monsters Robots’ Shooter Officially Announced

At last week’s Game Developers Conference publisher En Masse Entertainment (the publisher behind the Terra MMO) previewed a new shooter experience complete with a crazy stable of large, creepy enemies. Today the publisher has officially announced Zombies Monsters Robots. Zombies …

“Sodabriety” Challenge Successful at Cutting Teen Sugar Intake

Obesity is now known as an epidemic (and a disease) by the U.S. healthcare community, and the problem can largely be attributed to the abundance of sugar in the average American diet. Among the many sugary options available to American …

New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject …

Sony’s Project Morpheus Previewed in New Video

Yesterday the video game community was thrown into a combination of disbelief and despair following the news that Facebook has agreed to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. The Ocuslus Rift headset was seen by many as the best leap …

HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests

Though HTC has failed to raise its HTC One smartphones to the level of the iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy series, the devices are consistently some of the best-reviewed smartphones on the market. In addition to their category-leading hardware, the HTC …

‘Wolfenstein’ Collector’s Edition Won’t Include the Game

Along with review controversies and DLC season passes, the one thing nearly every new triple-A video game title now has to have is some sort of collector’s edition. These packages, which can cost anywhere from a few dozen to over …

Xbox One Reputation System Gets Teeth This Month

During the last generation of console gaming, Microsoft took a huge lead in multiplayer gaming, providing gamers with a large community of players linked by a robutst, well-designed infrastructure. Unfortunately, as the generation wore on Xbox Live became notorious for …

IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Legal Tender IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Legal Tender

Despite the wild swings in the virtual currency markets and the recent scandal involving the Mt. Gox exchange’s loss of $400M, Bitcoin continues to hold some value online. As the most popular virtual currency, Bitcoin is becoming increasingly popular with …

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 …