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‘Titanfall’ Delayed Again For Xbox 360

Since its release for Xbox One and PC one week ago Titanfall has enjoyed moderate success. Microsoft revealed this week that the game helped push active Xbox Live hours to their highest levels since the launch of the Xbox One. …

Toyota Settlement Pays $1.2 Billion to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to the U.S. to settle a criminal wire fraud charge. It is the largest financial penalty of this kind imposed by the U.S. …

Dyxon Vacuums Issues Recall For Fan Heaters

Dyson, the company best-known for its line of complicated-but-effective vacuum cleaners, this week issued a recall for two different models of its blade-less fan heaters. According to Dyson the company is working with regulatory agencies on a plan to “address …

4G LTE: T-Mobile Quickly Upgrading Its Network 4G LTE: T-Mobile Quickly Upgrading Its Network

Just over one year ago T-Mobile was the fourth-largest mobile provider in the U.S., and for good reason. Instead of the 4G LTE networks that larger carriers were building out, T-Mobile had bet on the slower HSPA+ standard for its …

Even More Xbox One Updates Previewed

It appears that Microsoft’s all-in strategy for Titanfall exclusivity might have paid off. The game’s early community seems solid and Microsoft has revealed that last week – Titanfall‘s launch week – saw the highest average Xbox Live usage since the …

HTC One Expected to Launch in April HTC One Expected to Launch in April

For over a month now details have been leaking out about HTC’s next flagship high-end smartphone. Taking a page from Apple’s iPad line HTC is expected to name the device the (all-new) HTC One. Rumors hold that the phone’s screen …

Cosmic Inflation Confirmed by Gravitational Waves

For decades now cosmologists have widely believed that the cosmic inflationary model of the big bang is correct. However, actually proving that has been one of the most sought-after observations in modern Physics. Now astrophysicists have found definitive proof that …

More Americans Than Ever Are Bottling Their Own Soda

With the health risks of excessive sugar coming into focus for the medical community and a new diet trends surfacing seemingly daily, more Americans than ever are now turning to home soda machines to create their own fizzy drinks. A …

Dead Rising 3′s Final DLC is Out Today

Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusive launch games had a bit of everything for mature gamers. Forza Motorsport 5 brought the requisite launch driving game, Dead Rising 3 provided the zombies and action that gamers love, and Ryse threw in a bit …

Xbox One Coming to Scandinavia & Other Countries in September

The Xbox One may be falling behind the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Kinect-bundled next-generation console. Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be coming to 26 new markets later this …

“2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014 “2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014

TV manufacturers are feeling giddy over the chance that ultra HD TVs could raise demand for new TV sets. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with “4K” (and even “8K”) displays from nearly every tech manufacturer. At the …

Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now Popcorn Time Torrent Streaming Site is Dead, For Now

It was bound to happen. Popcorn Time, the streaming video platform that allowed anyone to stream just about any TV or movie for free on a variety of devices is now gone. The creators of Popcorn Time have shut down …

Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly Mobile Video Calling to Increase, But Slowly

In the 90s and 80s video calling was assumed to be the eventual successor to the telephone. If TV is an upgrade from radio, the logic follows that video calling must be better than voice calls. That isn’t quite the …

Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS

Twitch today announced that Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS game to have built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. Using the feature, players will be able to use their iPhone 5S, iPad Air, or iPad Mini to stream gameplay to …

‘Angry Birds Epic’ Gameplay Previewed

Earlier this month Rovio teased a new Angry Birds game that the developer promised would be “epic.” Since that time the game has been revealed to be Angry Birds Epic, a turn-based RPG game featuring the birds and pigs made …

Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is …

Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for …

Crowd-Sourced Science Actually Works, Shows Study

For a few years now NASA and other scientific researchers have been using the collective power of the internet to help gather data for scientific research. In addition to older projects that crowdsource computing power for math-intensive research, other projects …

Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold

Last year, when rumors of Apple’s 12-inch mega-iPad surfaced the product seemed to make sense. Ever larger smartphones have begun to encroach on the sizes of popular 7-inch tablets and the bigger-is-better mentality of the mobile device industry will inevitably …

DC MOBA ‘Infinite Crisis’ Now in Open Beta

League of Legends and DOTA 2 have pioneered the MOBA genre and quickly become some of the most-played multiplayer games of all time. Seeing this success, publishers other than Riot and Valve are seeing dollar signs and throwing out their …

‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced

Spiders Studios today announced that Bound by Flame will be released on May 9. On that date the game will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Bound by Flame is a classic high-fantasy RPG action game featuring …

Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to …

More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year

The PC market is contracting after the surge of mobile devices in recent years has made desktop and even notebook computers look expensive and old-fashioned. In addition to ultramobile notebooks, one of the only PC categories still growing is, oddly …

Another Soldier Sentenced For Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Kevin Bilal Abdullah has been sentenced to one year, one day in prison for his role in fuel thefts at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty in Afghanistan. Abdullah pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery …