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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
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

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

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

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 …

Three Men Sentenced For Smuggling Grenade Launchers

Three men were sentenced this week in a California District Court for illegally importing high-powered military hardware into the U.S. The smuggled items included grenade launchers, machine guns, and ballistic vests. The three men, Sergio Syjuco, Cesar Ubaldo, and Arjyl …

Worldwide LTE Subscriptions Steadily Rising Worldwide LTE Subscriptions Steadily Rising

The smartphone market is continuing to grow, yet most of the world does not yet have access to 4G LTE connections. This is set to change in the near future, however, as emerging nations such as China begin to build …

The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing

With the rise in smartphone and tablet sales, suddenly millions of consumers who would never touch a video game console have found out that games are fun. This has led to a rapid increase in mobile game sales as new …

‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Out Today

In the early days of gaming Kickstarter projects, Shadowrun Returns was one of the most successful. Gamers and industry figures watched as Harebrained Schemes raised $1.8 million and delivered a solid game. As a simplified turn-based tactical game with an …

NFC Finally Coming to Most Smartphones NFC Finally Coming to Most Smartphones

Apple has ignored NFC, choosing instead to implement other mobile payment systems in its iPhone devices. This has limited the reach of NFC in the premium smartphone market and, in turn, limited the rollout of NFC to the greater smartphone …

‘The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 2′ Previewed in New Trailer

Just days before last Christmas, in the midst of a crowded and competitive holiday season for video games, Telltale Games released the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2. The game had much to live up to given the …

U.S. Obesity Rate Up Again in 2013

Earlier this week the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics showing that obesity among children ages two to five has dropped significantly over the past decade. This is a positive sign for America’s future health, …

‘The Swapper’ Coming to PlayStation Platforms in May

Last year indie game studio Facepalm Games released The Swapper for PC. The title is a stylish puzzle game with some interesting/disturbing story elements linked to its core gameplay mechanic of using clones to solve puzzles. The Swapper was highly …

715 New Exoplanets Discovered by NASA’s Kepler

The last decade has seen a huge increase in the number of known exoplanets (those outside of our own solar system). NASA’s Kepler mission has been responsible for a great deal of these planet discoveries in the last few years …

Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become …

Breastfeeding No Better Than The Bottle, Shows Study

New mothers are often under quite a bit of pressure to breastfeed. This isn’t possible for everyone, though, and so many women end up feeling like failures due to these social pressures. Good news, then, that a new study could …

‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Mr. Freeze-Themed DLC Announced

Fans of the Batman: Arkham games can’t be blamed for being a bit disappointed with Batman: Arkham Origins. The game arrived buggy on nearly every platform and Warner Bros. recently announced that it has given up on fixing the game. …

BlackBerry Officially Unveils its Indonesian Smartphone BlackBerry Officially Unveils its Indonesian Smartphone

After a horrific 2013, BlackBerry now has a new CEO, some extra cash, and a new direction. BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced shortly after his appointment that the company will be re-focusing on its mobile enterprise services and software. The …

Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Drop

Though obesity rates in the U.S. continue to hover at levels that healthcare professionals call epidemic, some good news is beginning to take shape for the future. Last summer the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that …

‘Outlast’ DLC is Coming in April

Last fall developer Red Barrels unleashed Outlast on PC gamers. The non-combat survival horror game was generally well-received and took its place among classic horror games with a mix of helpless running and disgusting/terrifying art. More recently Outlast made its …

‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ Price Cut For PS4 and Xbox One Discs

When Konami announced pre-order pricing for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the publisher tried tried a pricing scheme that many gamers had feared for the latest console generation. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of Ground Zeroes were …

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Picks Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Picks

Last year Consumer Reports reviewed the Tesla Model S, giving it a 99 out of 100 – the best score the publication has ever given a vehicle. That review was then backed up by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, …