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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Out Today ‘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 ‘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 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 ‘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 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 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 ‘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 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 ‘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 ‘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, …

Baby Reading Tools Don’t Work, Shows Study Baby Reading Tools Don’t Work, Shows Study

New parents eager to dote on their new arrival are often ambitious for their child. The large industry that has sprung up around teaching babies to read early is a testament to that. However, it now appears that such well-intentioned …

Xbox One Party System Update Previewed Xbox One Party System Update Previewed

Some Xbox live subscribers this week are taking Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One update for a test drive through a recently announced beta test. While those gamers get to experience the console’s fully-functional party system first hand, everyone else can now …

‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Censored For Europe ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Censored For Europe

The release of South Park: The Stick of Truth is only one week away. After a year of delays and teases, South Park fans will finally be able to see the series translated in all of its glory into an …

AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting

The march toward change in the U.S. mobile industry is continuing, with larger mobile providers now reacting to T-Mobile’s unlimited international data offering and the rise of mobile messaging apps. AT&T today announced that it will be offering unlimited international …

‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ is Coming to PC ‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ is Coming to PC

Square Enix today announced that Deus Ex: The Fall will be coming to PC on March 25. The game will be available through Steam on that date and will cost only $10. The Fall is an ambitious first-person action game …

Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft today announced that Twitch streaming will finally be coming to the Xbox One within weeks. The feature is set to debut along with a Twitch app for the Xbox One on March 11 – the same day as the …

T-Mobile Subscribers Continued to Rise During Q4 T-Mobile Subscribers Continued to Rise During Q4

T-Mobile this week revealed its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 financial results, highlighting huge subscriber gains and strong earnings for the smallest of the four major U.S. telecoms. The biggest news for T-Mobile investors would be the company’s net subscriber …

Microsoft to Beta Test Xbox One Party System Update Microsoft to Beta Test Xbox One Party System Update

Last week Microsoft rolled out its first major Xbox One update since the console’s launch. The update included near-essential features for the console’s OS that simply didn’t make it into the system by launch day, such as hard drive storage …

Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, …

Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus

Researchers this week announced that they have uncovered a striking phenomenon on the planet Venus. Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft, scientists have observed giant weather explosions coming from the top of Venus’ atmosphere. The explosions are …