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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. …

Renewable Energy to Become Important For Mining Renewable Energy to Become Important For Mining

In a possible sign of what’s to come, new signals in the mining industry indicate that renewable energy amy soon power mining operations in many places across the world. Market research firm Navigant Research today issued a report showing that …

Harmonix Unveils “Music Driven” Shooter ‘Chroma’ Harmonix Unveils “Music Driven” Shooter ‘Chroma’

It’s been years since the Rock Band and Guitar Hero have been relevant. Like true rockstars the plastic instrument genre was a sensation that came on fast and burnt out before its time. Since then Harmonix has been finding more …

Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing

The gap in opinion between young and old in the U.S. can often be wide. The country has seen significant movement on political issues such as gay marriage and marijuana legalization in recent years, much of it due to the …

Long ‘Thief’ Gameplay Look Released Long ‘Thief’ Gameplay Look Released

It turns out that Thief, the new franchise reboot from Square Enix, actually is trying to be exactly what everyone might want it to be. For casual gamers and new fans of the series, the game will have checkpoints, combat, …

Normal People Tapped For Glorious Fake Torch Run Normal People Tapped For Glorious Fake Torch Run

The Winter Olympics are well underway, and people across the world are cheering for their athletes. Though the opening ceremony was not without its problems, for the most part the games are providing the curling athletic competition everyone wants. In …

More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders

A new study out of Harvard has identified six new chemicals that may be related to spikes in brain disorders in children. Researchers are concerned that toxic chemicals may be part of the rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

‘Killer is Dead’ Coming to PC in May ‘Killer is Dead’ Coming to PC in May

Last summer the latest Suda51 game made its way to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Killer is Dead was released to lukewarm reviews and controversy surrounding its bawdy, quasi-misogynist “Gigolo Mode.” Even so, the game’s flashy art style and …

Health Products Top the Wearable Computing Market So Far Health Products Top the Wearable Computing Market So Far

There’s plenty of excitement in the tech industry surrounding the coming wave of wearable computing products. Already Samsung has seen limited success with its Galaxy Gear smart watch and fitness bands from companies such as Fitbit and Nike are now …

‘Year Walk’ is Coming to Steam on March 6 ‘Year Walk’ is Coming to Steam on March 6

One year ago an Swedish indie game developer named Simogo released an iOS mobile title called Year Walk. The odd, horror-ish game was unlike almost any other mobile game at the time, combining first person exploration, puzzle solving, and a …

Alternative Fuel Demand Seen Rising Alternative Fuel Demand Seen Rising

Electric vehicle production is ramping up and market watchers predict that the segment will make up a sizable portion of the overall car market within the next two decades. At the same time, competing technologies are also making a push …

‘LEGO Movie’ Outtakes Reel Released ‘LEGO Movie’ Outtakes Reel Released

The LEGO Movie is a hit with critics. Though the film has been marketed as an average February movie for children, it turns out that the movie is actually a clever, subversive jab at conformity and authority. The LEGO Movie …

Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity

Fast food restaurants are ubiquitous in the U.S. Small-town streets across the country are lined with a variety of junk food, displaying the troubled American relationship with food that has helped cause obesity levels health researchers now refer to as …

‘Infamous: Second Son’ Powers Previewed in New Video ‘Infamous: Second Son’ Powers Previewed in New Video

With Microsoft leaning heavily onto Titanfall for the success of the Xbox One, Sony is preparing to launch its own big next-gen exclusive next month with InFamous: Second Son. Today Sony and developer Sucker Punch released a new preview showing …

Review: Porn Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing Review: Porn Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing

The internet has laid human sexuality bare, putting it on display for anyone who cares to type a few letters into a search engine. However the wealth of stimulation available online is certainly more than humans have evolved to deal …

‘The Evil Within’ Launches on August 26 ‘The Evil Within’ Launches on August 26

Though the indie market has propped up the survival horror genre in recent years, large publishers have all but abandoned scares in favor of action. Survival horror will get another shot at the mainstream this year, though, through Bethesda’s The …

‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ DLC Out Now ‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ DLC Out Now

The Last of Us was the consensus choice for the best game of 2013. This is despite the launch of new consoles and an even larger rise in quality indie titles. Naughty Dog and Sony have now released the first …

Bridgestone fined $425 Million For Price Fixing Bridgestone fined $425 Million For Price Fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Bridgestone Corp has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to automotive industry price fixing. The company will pay a $425 million fine for colluding to artificially raise prices on certain rubber …

Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced

2012′s Hitman: Absolution was relatively well-received by critics, yet still didn’t live up to Square Enix’s sales expectations. Especially considering the huge marketing push the publisher made for the game. Now Square Enix is giving Hitman the same treatment so …