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General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue

General Motors this week issued a sweeping recall that affects more than 1.3 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles. The defect causing the recall involves the sudden loss of electric power steering experience by some drivers of older GM models. …

2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year 2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year

The PC market is still in decline and shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs took a nosedive during 2013. PC manufacturers are introducing new features such as ultra HD displays and touchscreens in an effort to compete with the …

Childhood Obesity Could Hurt Brainpower, Shows Study Childhood Obesity Could Hurt Brainpower, Shows Study

Even with childhood obesity rates seen falling in recent years in the U.S., the medical profession is still considering the phenomenon an epidemic. With the physical health concerns associated with childhood obesity well-documented, researchers are now discovering the mental concerns …

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Extinction Episode 2 Previewed ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Extinction Episode 2 Previewed

Earlier this week Infinity Ward and Activision released a new gameplay preview for the next upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC pack. The content includes four new multiplayer maps, a new weapon, and a new episode for the game’s “Extinction” …

Even Popular Kids Are Bullied, Shows Study Even Popular Kids Are Bullied, Shows Study

As parents become more aware of the internet, more attention has been brought to the topic of cyber-bullying and bullying in general. What was once seen as a right of passage for children is now condemned as a practice that …

Xbox One TV, SmartGlass Updates Previewed Xbox One TV, SmartGlass Updates Previewed

Last year’s Xbox One unveiling was widely ridiculed in gaming circles. The announcement focused on the Xbox One as an all-in-one entertainment platform rather than a gaming machine. The presentation focused heavily on the console’s TV capabilities, as shown in …

Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared” Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The …

Pervez Musharraf Indicted For Treason Pervez Musharraf Indicted For Treason

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf was indicted by a Pakistani court this week on charges of treason. The former leader faces five counts of high treason and could receive the death penalty if convicted. According to an Associated Press …

Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born …

Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed that an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhaggic fever in Western Africa has entered Liberia. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, two cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the country. …

‘Metro Redux’ Confirmed For PS4 and Xbox One ‘Metro Redux’ Confirmed For PS4 and Xbox One

Earlier this week rumors surfaced that publisher Deep Silver will be porting its Metro games to the newest generation of consoles. The publisher today confirmed that the Metro Redux project is real. The Metro Redux rumors began when leaked marketing …

Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game

The Google Maps division over at Google today announced a new Pokemon-branded mini-game that has come to the Google Maps app. The game challenges Google Maps users to explore the world and “catch” 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout the surface …

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

Migraine Headaches Linked to Post-Stress Relaxation Migraine Headaches Linked to Post-Stress Relaxation

For millions of Americans migraine headaches can appear suddenly and often lead to debilitating pain. Because migraines are still not well-understood by the medical community, treatments for the condition currently involve medications or odd-looking headbands and magnetic head devices. New …

‘Shadowrun Online’ Released For Early Access ‘Shadowrun Online’ Released For Early Access

Development studio Cliffhanger Productions today announced that Shadowrun Online is now available as an early access title through Steam. The game is a turn-based RPG set in the world of the Shadowrun tabletop game. Shadowrun Online is a different game …

3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years 3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years

The 3D printer market has now emerged from garages and is quickly becoming an industry to watch. Newer 3D printing technologies have now been used to create every thing from houses to dresses. As the market for 3D-printed goods begins …

Gaming Isn’t Entirely Antisocial, Shows Study Gaming Isn’t Entirely Antisocial, Shows Study

For decades now parents across the world have been nagging children to put down the video games and get outside the house to socialize. With the advent of the internet and more social gaming, however, new research is showing that …

Alli Weight Loss Products Recalled Alli Weight Loss Products Recalled

GlaxoSmithKline this week recalled all alli-branded weight loss products from store shelves in the U.S. The company believes that production of the diet pills may have been tampered with. ‚ÄúSafety is our first priority and we are asking retailers and …

‘Alien: Isolation’ Release Date: October 7 ‘Alien: Isolation’ Release Date: October 7

When Alien: Isolation was announced early this year, gamers held their breath for yet another terrible game based around the Alien brand. With last year’s disastrous Aliens: Colonial Marines still fresh in the minds of players burned by over-hyped pre-launch …

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Devastation DLC Gameplay Previewed ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Devastation DLC Gameplay Previewed

Back at the beginning of March Activision and Infinity Ward previewed the second big DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Titled “Devastation,” the add-on will be bringing new maps, new weapons, and new story content to the latest Call …

BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned by Court BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned by Court

A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Typo keyboard. The peripheral is a BlackBerry-style keyboard attachment for iPhone devices. According to a New York Times report the judge overseeing …

Tech Shipments Growing, Despite Languishing PC Market Tech Shipments Growing, Despite Languishing PC Market

With many parts of the worldwide economy still struggling to recover from the recent economic recession, the tech industry still appears resilient enough to weather just about any market fluctuations. Market research firm Gartner today released a new report showing …

Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb

Though it has been confirmed that autism is not caused by vaccines, health researchers are still unclear on exactly what does cause the condition. Research is continuing on the topic and this week a new study has shown that the …

Flu Vaccines Cut Risks For Children, Shows Study Flu Vaccines Cut Risks For Children, Shows Study

The backlash in the U.S. against vaccines seen over the past decade seems to be dying down. Incidents such as the recent Mumps outbreak at Ohio State University have demonstrated just how dangerous anti-vaccination views are, though anti-vaccine fear mongering …