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“Operation Crash” Takes Down Black Rhino Horn Salesmen

A federal grand jury in Los Vegas today issued indictments for two men accused of selling black rhinoceros horns in the U.S. The men were caught in a sting that was part of “Operation Crash,” a nationwide investigation into the …

‘Hearthstone’ Now on iPad in Canada, Australia

The April Fools’ Day gags are over and Blizzard is now returning to business. The developer today announced that Hearthstone has been officially released for iPad – but only in certain territories. The game is currently available on iPad only …

IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

As the computer industry deals with the transition to a mobile majority, IT spending is still on-pace to grow significantly in 2014. Market research firm Gartner this week issued a new report predicting that IT revenue will grow 3.2% in …

Less Screen Time Could Leave Children Healthier

It’s been known for decades now that couch potatoes tend to be less healthy than their more active peers. With content moving onto mobile devices, however, it is unclear whether the same link will be maintained for kids and adults …

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming …

Schools Are Bad At Stopping Bullying, Shows Study

Bullying has been on the mind of parents for the past few years. With the recent rise in cyber-bullying bringing the phenomenon home from school, many are worried that bullied children could have no escape. These fears could be stoked …

‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ Coming in October

Back in January, Warner Bros. previewed yet another Lord of the Rings-branded video game. Titled Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the game’s first preview surprised many appearing to be a quality action/RPG rather than another failed MOBA project. Today Warner Bros. …

‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Update Brings Heists and More

Despite the disastrous launch of Grand Theft Auto Online last year, developer Rockstar has consistently been updating the title since its release, adding features, in-game items, and generally whipping the game into playable shape. Now that the game has cultivated …

Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different …

New Grass Allergy Treatment Approved by the FDA

The long, terrible winter that gripped the U.S. this year seems to finally be gone. With spring, however, comes a whole new set of challenges for those Americans who suffer from pollen and grass allergies. Luckily for them, the U.S. …

Real-Life Spider-Man Fights Crime in New York

Late last year theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people behind the yearly “no pants subway ride“)released a series of videos based on iconic movie moments. Titled “Movies in Real Life,” the series took actors into very public places to re-create …

Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, Shows Study

It is common in the U.S. for doctors to prescribe low doses of aspirin for prospective mothers who have had a previous pregnancy loss. This is despite the fact that aspirin therapy has not been proven to increase the likelihood …

‘Tropico 5′ Coming to PC on May 23

The release of SimCity in 2013 was a disaster combining the worst problems encountered with both always-on DRM and server capacity issues. Since that time, PC gamers have been in need of a new world-building god game. Kalypso Media is …

Linda Ronstadt, U2 Music to be Preserved by the Library of Congress

The U.S. Library of Congress today announced that it has chosen 25 sound recordings to be placed in the library’s National Recording Registry. The recordings will now be preserved as “cultural, artistic, and/or historical treasures” of the U.S. The selections …

Chrysler Recalls SUVs Over Brake Corrosion

Chrysler Group today issued a recall on nearly 900,000 SUVs due to problems with the vehicles’ brake systems. The defect could cause brake pedals to become more firm than normal. The recall specifically affects some models of Jeep Grand Cherokee …

General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue

General Motors this week issued a sweeping recall that affects more than 1.3 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles. The defect causing the recall involves the sudden loss of electric power steering experience by some drivers of older GM models. …

2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year 2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year

The PC market is still in decline and shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs took a nosedive during 2013. PC manufacturers are introducing new features such as ultra HD displays and touchscreens in an effort to compete with the …

Childhood Obesity Could Hurt Brainpower, Shows Study

Even with childhood obesity rates seen falling in recent years in the U.S., the medical profession is still considering the phenomenon an epidemic. With the physical health concerns associated with childhood obesity well-documented, researchers are now discovering the mental concerns …

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Extinction Episode 2 Previewed

Earlier this week Infinity Ward and Activision released a new gameplay preview for the next upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC pack. The content includes four new multiplayer maps, a new weapon, and a new episode for the game’s “Extinction” …

Even Popular Kids Are Bullied, Shows Study

As parents become more aware of the internet, more attention has been brought to the topic of cyber-bullying and bullying in general. What was once seen as a right of passage for children is now condemned as a practice that …

Xbox One TV, SmartGlass Updates Previewed

Last year’s Xbox One unveiling was widely ridiculed in gaming circles. The announcement focused on the Xbox One as an all-in-one entertainment platform rather than a gaming machine. The presentation focused heavily on the console’s TV capabilities, as shown in …

Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The …

Pervez Musharraf Indicted For Treason

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf was indicted by a Pakistani court this week on charges of treason. The former leader faces five counts of high treason and could receive the death penalty if convicted. According to an Associated Press …

Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born …