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‘Project CARS’ Studio Announces Free-to-Play Racing MMO ‘Project CARS’ Studio Announces Free-to-Play Racing MMO

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind the upcoming Project CARS, today announced that it will be releasing a free-to-play racing MMO later this year. Titled World of Speed, the game is being described as a “AAA massively multiplayer online arcade …

Sanborn Fined Over Iraq Map Outsourcing Sanborn Fined Over Iraq Map Outsourcing

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the Sanborn Map Company has been fined $2.1 million over false contract claims it submitted with regards to its Army Corps of Engineers contracts in Iraq. According to the DOJ, Sanborn was …

More HTC Nexus 10 Rumors Surface More HTC Nexus 10 Rumors Surface

Apple and Samsung still dominate the tablet segment, but Google has managed to maintain a foothold in the industry in recent years through its Nexus tablet line. Through multiple iterations now Google has stuck with Asus as the manufacturer for …

Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted Yet Another Early-Universe Galaxy Has Been Spotted

Astronomers this week revealed that yet another galaxy from the very early universe has been spotted. The galaxy, dubbed Abell2744_Y1, is estimated to have existed just 650 million years after the big bang, which took place 13.8 billion years ago. …

U.S. Closes Samsung Patent Abuse Investigation U.S. Closes Samsung Patent Abuse Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today officially closed its investigation into Samsung’s possible abuse of patents. The decision was made following the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) decision to overturn previously awarded bans on Apple products in the U.S. As …

Fear Can Build Brand Loyalty, Shows Study Fear Can Build Brand Loyalty, Shows Study

It’s well-known anecdotally that horror can bring people together. A scary movie or haunted house trip can bring couples and friends closer than most communal activities as people cling to each other out of fear. It turns out, however, that …

Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week announced that measles deaths around the world hit an all-time low in 2012. The organization’s new mortality estimates count only 122,000 measles deaths worldwide in 2012, a full 78% fewer deaths than the …

U.S. TV Shipments Down 9% in 2013 U.S. TV Shipments Down 9% in 2013

A large portion of Americans are now perfectly happy with their (relatively) thin HDTVs. Consumers in the U.S. even skipped 3D TV for the most part, quickly identifying it as the fad that it was. Market research firm IHS this …

‘Angry Birds Star Wars 2′ Updated With Carbonite ‘Angry Birds Star Wars 2′ Updated With Carbonite

Rovio’s late 2013 Angry Birds releases hit their mark. The studio’s Angry Birds Star Wars 2 proved a hit on mobile platforms and the kart-racing Angry Birds Go! gave Angry Birds fans a new way to enjoy the franchise. Today …

‘Titanfall’ on Xbox 360 Delayed to March 25 ‘Titanfall’ on Xbox 360 Delayed to March 25

Titanfall is one of the most-hyped games of 2014 so far. The game’s marketing promises it will revitalize the stale console shooter genre and bring Call of Duty-style gameplay to the latest Microsoft console. Gamers playing Titanfall on Xbox 360, …

Total Seminars Updates A+ Study Materials Total Seminars Updates A+ Study Materials

Total Seminars, an online provider of IT certification test materials, this week announced that it has updated all of its A+ certification practice test materials. The practice materials now reflect the recent revisions made to the A+ certification exam. Total …

Next Nexus Tablet Could be 8 Inches Next Nexus Tablet Could be 8 Inches

Rumors of Google’s Nexus tablet line have been swirling for a few weeks now, with only a few details about future devices leaking out. HTC is said to be the next partner Google has for the Nexus line, with the …

Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today revealed the results of a new study showing that daily aspirin use could significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, …

455 Million Tablets Predicted to Ship in 2017 455 Million Tablets Predicted to Ship in 2017

Though some analysts have observed that the explosive growth in the tablet market seems to be slowing, that doesn’t mean the overall tablet market has hit its peak. A new report out today from NPD DisplaySearch is now predicting that …

CERN is Already Planning For the LHC’s Replacement CERN is Already Planning For the LHC’s Replacement

Nearly one year ago CERN announced that the Higgs boson had been experimentally observed. The discovery was one of biggest scientific confirmations seen in decades and was one of the major goals in mind when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) …

Ubisoft’s ‘Child of Light’ JRPG is Coming April 30 Ubisoft’s ‘Child of Light’ JRPG is Coming April 30

Back in September Ubisoft announced Child of Light, an upcoming side-scrolling JRPG from the developers of Far Cry 3. The game’s whimsical tone and ambitious art style surprised many who may have expected Ubisoft to grind away at yet another …

FDA to Tighten Baby Formula Standards FDA to Tighten Baby Formula Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new rules surrounding the manufacture of infant formula. The rules are meant to raise standards for formula manufacturing and ensure all formula is safe and nutritious. The new rule would improve …

World Cup-Branded FIFA Game Coming This Spring World Cup-Branded FIFA Game Coming This Spring

The annual FIFA franchise is one of publisher EA’s biggest money-makers each year and the World Cup is the most-hyped sporting event in the world. It makes sense, then, that EA would put out a special World Cup edition of …

Tablet Prices Could Dip Even Lower This Year Tablet Prices Could Dip Even Lower This Year

The explosive growth of the tablet industry over the past two years has directly led to a decline in traditional PC sales. The low cost of modern tablets has made is so that low-priced notebooks are one of the only …

Hubbard Life, Joy Combo Pet Food Recalled Hubbard Life, Joy Combo Pet Food Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pro-Pet today announced a large recall for certain brands of Pro-Pet dog and cad food. A field test of the food found possible salmonella contamination on a Pro-Pet production line. Though no …

PC Market in Europe Declined During the Holidays PC Market in Europe Declined During the Holidays

It is quickly becoming clear that the PC market may never recover from the growth of tablet computing. For many consecutive quarters now shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs have been declining throughout the world. Today market research firm …

Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that former U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for her role in a plot to steal fuel from the U.S. Army. Last …

Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana

With public opinion shifting on the issue of marijuana and some states already beginning to legalize the drug, it now seems inevitable that weed is destined to become a major industry in the U.S. Along with legitimization, however, will come …

“Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System “Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System

NASA this week revealed that the Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a planet with a very erratic orbit. The planet, named Kepler-413b, orbits around a pair of stars and performs what astronomers are describing as a wobble as its spins. …