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‘Dark Souls II’ Coming to PC on April 25

Despite From Software referring to the PC as the lead platform for Dark Souls II, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game will still be launching first, on March 11. Now From has revealed just how long …

Distant Black Hole Spin Measured by Astronomers

Astronomers this week revealed that the spin of a very distant black hole has been directly measured. The new measurement is part of a new report published this week in the journal Nature and should help cosmologists further investigate the …

‘Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition’ Announced

Almost one year ago, Guacamelee! hit PlayStation consoles. The game recieved praise for its side-scrolling open-world action beat ‘em up gameplay and an unforgiving difficulty curve. Since that time the game has gone on to sell well on PC too …

Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items

With the constant variety of new foods to try in fast food restaurants across the country and the major ad campaigns touting the quality of inventive new sandwiches, it would be easy to conclude that new menu items attract customers …

Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger

There are plenty of reasons to be opposed to the proposed merger of Time Warner and Comcast. The deal would see the two largest cable companies in the U.S. combined into one giant cable company covering much of the country. …

OnLive Debuts a Different Kind of Cloud Gaming

When OnLive launched in 2010 the company was one of the first to deliver on the promise of cloud gaming. Instead of PC gamers with rigs costing hundreds or thousands of dollars, gamers could instead stream the best versions of …

$458 Million of Former Nigerian Dictator’s Funds Frozen

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has frozen over $458 million in funds linked to the corrupt Sani Abacha leadership of Nigeria. The department is referring to the seizure as the “largest kleptocracy forfeiture action” in the …

‘Child of Light’ Co-op Previewed in New Video

Once this month’s big game releases are out of the way (Dark Souls II, Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, and more) April brings with it a few smaller game releases. One of these games is Ubisoft’s Child of Light, a downloadable …

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers …

Home Energy Management Market to Take Off Home Energy Management Market to Take Off

As technology and connectivity improves, more and more commonplace items and appliances are becoming connected. The eventuality of this trend is what tech market watchers call the “internet of things,” a term meant to convey our lives when nearly every …

Apple Reportedly Retiring Older MacBook Pro Apple Reportedly Retiring Older MacBook Pro

Last October Apple unveiled its latest MacBook Pro line. The newer laptops feature “Retina” displays and are thinner, lighter, more powerful, and all-around better than previous models. It’s no surprise, then, that DigiTimes is reporting Apple will be ceasing production …

Xbox One Update Brings Party Chat, Friends List Improvements

A major Xbox One update rolled out on schedule this week, bringing with it tons of changes meant to bring a better multiplayer experience for Xbox One owners. The update was an important one for Microsoft as it comes just …

‘Peggle 2′ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way …

Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today highlighted new research showing that Doctors themselves often supply patients at risk for opioid overdose. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, shows …

PC Shipments Dropped Nearly 10% in 2013 PC Shipments Dropped Nearly 10% in 2013

The PC market is still hanging around and certainly will never fade away, but sales of traditional PCs are dropping to distressingly low levels for the industry. Market research firm IDC today released a new report showing that PC shipments …

‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ Coming June 3

Square Enix today announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect will be launching in the U.S. on June 3, 2014. The game was announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One less than one month ago and will cost $60 for those platforms. …

‘Fez’ Coming to PlayStation Consoles in March

It’s another week and Sony is once again announcing the release date for an indie game that is coming to the PlayStation 4. This time the game is one of the most-talked about indie games of the past two years. …

Android Tops iOS in Banner Year For Tablets Android Tops iOS in Banner Year For Tablets

Analysts are seeing established smartphone market growth slow to single digits as consumers move on to newer device categories. Predictions show that fitness bands and smart watches will be the gadget segments to watch for growth in the coming years. …

‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Finally Released

The odds were stacked heavily against South Park: The Stick of Truth. First of all it’s a South Park game, meaning it has a long pedigree of mediocre licensed games that came before it. South Park Studios, however, was determined …

Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll

Last month a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed encouraging data suggesting that future generations may be slimmer than the current population of America. Despite the good long-term news, the population of aging Americans …

PlayStation 4: Six Million Consoles Sold

Sony Confirmed this week that six million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold since the console launched last November. The news comes less than one month from when Sony was touting the fact that 5.3 million PS4s had been …

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in …

Americans Still Cite Terrorism as Top Concern

It’s been over 12 years since the World Trade Center tower fell, yet terrorism still remains the top concern for Americans when considering threats to their country. New Gallup poll results out today show that 77% of U.S. adults believe …

Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually

Though most Americans still get their TV through traditional methods, streaming and downloaded media is beginning to make a strong impact on the industry. Streaming boxes from Roku and Apple are popular ways to access such content, as are video …