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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
‘Gone Home’ Coming to Consoles This Fall

To the surprise of many (and consternation of some), a small indie PC game called Gone Home appeared widely in many game-of-2013 discussions and lists. Now developer The Fullbright Company and publisher Midnight City (the indie publishing arm of Majesco) …

Gigantic Bosses, Death Previewed in ‘Dark Souls II’ Launch Trailer

Tomorrow is one of the biggest video game launch days in recent history. In addition to the intensely hyped Titanfall for Xbox One and PC, the sequel to beloved hardcore action RPG Dark Souls will launch tomorrow, gluing gamers to …

AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger talk is dying down, and with good reason: competition in the U.S. mobile space is now benefiting consumers immensely. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. mobile providers are now dropping prices and introducing new pricing schemes with an eye …

Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service

Now that even Beats has its own streaming music service, Samsung is bringing its own streaming audio app to the world. The Korean company, which dominates the Android smartphone landscape, has announced Milk, a streaming radio app. Milk will provide …

Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods …

Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise

The data from 2013 is in and it is now clear that smart TVs are the future of living room displays. Whether this is due to consumer demand or simply manufacturers including smart TV technology in new TV sets is …

T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans

For the past year T-Mobile has been putting pressure on its mobile competitors through low prices and a variety of innovative pricing schemes and service offerings. More recently the largest mobile carriers in the U.S. have begun to respond directly …

Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate

The tablet segment is seeing explosive growth in emerging markets, heralding an even greater slowdown for the PC market in the coming years. Even with tablets flying off shelves in newer markets, though, the overall tablet market may have already …

No “Planet X” Found in WISE Data

For decades before Pluto, Eris, and other distant objects in our solar system were discovered, astronomers had posited that there must be another planet beyond Neptune that would make observed orbital calculations for Neptune and Uranus add up. This planet …

NASA to Conduct Twin Astronaut Studies

The physics behind spaceflight are well understood, but what exactly being in orbit does to the human body is still being uncovered. To help out with this research NASA today announced that it now has plans to study the physiological …

Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the …

Notifications, Caller ID Most Important For Smart Watch Buyers Notifications, Caller ID Most Important For Smart Watch Buyers

Signs show that smart watches are catching on in the consumer market, but the devices themselves still have a long way to go. Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear, for example, sold well despite a distinct lack of features and support for …

Consumers Hungry For More In-Car Tech Consumers Hungry For More In-Car Tech

As this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) demonstrated, tech companies and car manufacturers are both ready to push in-car technology to the next level with 4G connections, monitoring software, and implementation of precursor self-driving technology. Luckily for those companies, it …

Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets

The Android mobile OS and Windows OS have co-existed peacefully for years, dominating their respective tech realms. As the tech industry moves toward the true internet-of-things, however, Android is increasingly becoming the OS of choice for a variety of new …

Radars Might Be Used to Predict Sinkholes

One month ago a 40 foot-wide hole in the ground opened up underneath a showroom floor at National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars including a black 1962 Corvette and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (which was recently recovered, mostly intact). …

“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of …

‘Titanfall’ Launch Trailer Released

Last week EA released its expected live-action trailer for its upcoming Titanfall. The game is positioned to draw gamers from the same pool as the Call of Duty fanbase, so it isn’t surprising that the publisher would copy Activision’s successful …

‘The Last of Us’ Movie Being Produced

It’s clear that Ubisoft has Hollywood dreams for its properties. Over the past two years Ubisoft Motion Pictures has attached big names such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy to its Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell movie adaptations. Even EA …

‘Forza 5′ Now Free With Every Xbox One

It’s clear now that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One are quickly falling behind those of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft was leaning heavily on the Xbox One’s TV and Kinect capabilities in its early marketing but has now shifted gears into …

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher’s Beard

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a religious discrimination claim. According to the Justice Department, the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights …

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Devastation DLC Previewed

Activision and Infinity Ward today revealed the content coming in the next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC. As with previous Ghosts map packs, the new “Devastation” DLC will contain four new multiplayer maps, another chapter for the “Extinction” co-op mode, …

‘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 …