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Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, …

Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus

Researchers this week announced that they have uncovered a striking phenomenon on the planet Venus. Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft, scientists have observed giant weather explosions coming from the top of Venus’ atmosphere. The explosions are …

Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study …

‘Daylight’ Coming to PS4, PC on April 8 ‘Daylight’ Coming to PS4, PC on April 8

Leave it to the indie market to pick up the slack from larger publishers. The Amnesia series has proven that the survival horror genre is not dead, spawning a new trend with games such as Outlast and Slender. Zombie Studios …

New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified

Researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of health today announced the discovery of a new genetic disorder. The disease is known to affect young children, causing fever, rashes, and strokes that can cause severe disability. It has been dubbed DADA2 …

Microsoft Announces a Remote For the Xbox One Microsoft Announces a Remote For the Xbox One

It’s been clear since the announcement of the Xbox One that Microsoft intended its game console to be a comprehensive media-watching device. The console’s announcement was filled with references to TV and sports. To help fulfill this dream of an …

‘Thief’ Story Previewed in New Trailer ‘Thief’ Story Previewed in New Trailer

It’s been almost two years since the first small teaser for Thief leaked onto the web. Now the game is just days away from release and will kick off one of the most hyped video game release periods in recent …

Another Soldier Found Guilty of Afghanistan Fuel Theft Another Soldier Found Guilty of Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Alber Kelly III today pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of fuel from the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Kelly was stationed at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan from 2011 until 2012, assigned to oversee …

Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa

Researchers this week revealed that they have found a new version of the P. acnes bacteria, an organism responsible for acne in humans. This new type of P acnes has evolved to rely on grapevines for survival. In an odd …

New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets

Supernovae seem easy enough to understand. Stars age, using up all of their fusion fuel and burst in a fiery display that helps to create the wide variety of elements seen throughout the universe. The trouble is, astronomers don’t yet …

New ‘Dark Souls II’ Trailer Isn’t About Death New ‘Dark Souls II’ Trailer Isn’t About Death

The release of Dark Souls II (for consoles) is now just weeks away. Fans of the series have no doubt already pre-ordered the game and Namco Bandai is now finalizing its marketing push for the sequel to one of the …

Digital Entertainment Revenue Hit $57 Billion in 2013 Digital Entertainment Revenue Hit $57 Billion in 2013

As entertainment increasingly moves online and older entertainment business models continue to struggle with the concept non-physical media, consumers are beginning to enjoy an unprecedented selection of entertainment options – and on their own schedule. Market research firm IHS today …

Dotcom Raid Warrants Legal, Rules Appeals Court Dotcom Raid Warrants Legal, Rules Appeals Court

The Court of Appeal of New Zealand this week ruled that the warrants executed by police in the January 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion were legal. This is despite the fact that the Court of Appeal admitted the warrants …

‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Console Visuals Compared ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Console Visuals Compared

It’s been known for some time now that the PlayStation 4 is a more powerful gaming machine than the Xbox One. While the PS4 has been pumping out third-party software in 1080p at 60 fps, developers have had to scale …

Vector Settles Inflated Navy Contract Claims For $6.5 Million Vector Settles Inflated Navy Contract Claims For $6.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced yet another settlement for a military contractor caught inflating or falsifying U.S. military contract claims. Vector Planning and Services Inc. (VPSI), an IT and consulting firm based in Virginia today agreed to pay …

FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has begun its two-year Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program. The program is meant to streamline some drug importation for select companies so that the FDA can focus its resources …

Free DLC Track Released For ‘Forza 5′ Free DLC Track Released For ‘Forza 5′

Forza Motorsport 5 was one of the most popular launch exclusives for the Xbox One, but was not without its critics. At launch the game was filthy with in-your-face microtransactions, offering elite vehicle unlocks for upwards of $100. Turn 10 …

Streaming Car Radio Devices to Take Off Streaming Car Radio Devices to Take Off

For decades terrestrial radio was the only entertainment motorists could access through their dashboards. More recently satellite radio emerged to compete, though its impact has been only moderate. Looking into the future, cars are now set to come with their …

Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men

Researchers today announced that the first biomarker for clinical depression has been identified. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has linked cortisol and depressive symptoms to clinical depression. This biomarker is especially strong …

Samsung is Leading the Smart TV Market Samsung is Leading the Smart TV Market

Though the big theme at this years’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was ultra HD displays, but last year’s CES zeitgeist is just starting to take off in the consumer market. Smart TV technology is beginning to become standard for nearly …

Sales of Smaller Tablets Could Fall This Year Sales of Smaller Tablets Could Fall This Year

Though Apple kicked off the tablet market with the iPad, it was Amazon that expanded the market to its current size. With its less expensive seven-inch Kindle Fire tablet Amazon pioneered the low-cost tablet segment and Samsung, Apple, and nearly …

Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

Over the past two years, mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat have become some of the most popular mobile apps around. Signs are even appearing that the messaging app segment may be taking the place of traditional social …

More Than 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Sold More Than 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Sold

Following E3 2013 it was clear that Sony was the clear favorite for gamers going into the next console generation. While Microsoft bet big on Kinect and always-online DRM Sony gave fans more of the same, winning over nearly everyone …

Man Convicted of Narwhal Tusk Smuggling Man Convicted of Narwhal Tusk Smuggling

A federal jury has found Andrew Zarauskas of Union, New Jersey guilty on a variety of charges associated with smuggling narwhal tusks. Zarauskas was found guilty of conspiracy, money laundering, and smuggling for illegally importing narwhal tusks into the U.S. …