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

Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that can make it difficult for those affected to move or even breathe. For decades now doctors and other researchers have been searching for …

American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

Though the U.S. was hit hard by the recession and the popped housing market bubble, generous infusions of government money have managed to begin turning the numbers around. Employment numbers are slowly rising, though income remains largely stagnant. Wall Street …

Wireless Electric Car Chargers Are Coming Wireless Electric Car Chargers Are Coming

Production of electric vehicles is set to take off this year and the technology will make up a large portion of car sales within the next two decades. Along with sales of electric cars, the infrastructure needed for the industry …

Puzzle Game Pavilion Previewed For PlayStation 4 Puzzle Game Pavilion Previewed For PlayStation 4

As seen in the near-weekly announcements from Sony, indie games appear to have a new home in the PlayStation 4. Dozens of new indie games will be making their way to Sony’s new console this year, and a few of …

‘Minecraft’ Movie Might Actually Happen ‘Minecraft’ Movie Might Actually Happen

Software sales have shown that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of the past few years. The game has almost continuously appeared on best-seller charts for every platform it has appeared on, including mobile platforms. The game’s …

‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Update to Bring Flashy Cars, Suits ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Update to Bring Flashy Cars, Suits

After a rough start Grand Theft Auto Online seems to have settled in to the community-centered experience Rockstar was envisioning. The developer is now issuing almost weekly content updates for the title, enhancing the game with new vehicles, weapons, and …

Majority Still Attached to Physical Media Majority Still Attached to Physical Media

Over the past few years Netflix has led a revolution in digital media, bringing high-quality streaming and downloadable media into the homes of average consumer. However great cord-cutting may be for some, though, the majority of Americans still get their …