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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Atari Landfill Excavation Will Have an Audience

In 1983 the video game industry crashed in the U.S. One of the most legendary tales from that period involved Atari‘s rushed video game adaptation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Atari had allegedly manufactured a far too ambitious number of cartridges …

General Motors Being Fined For Unanswered Questions

General Motors is now facing a crisis over its inaction with regards to important safety recalls over the past decade. Last week GM CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee hearing on the company’s ignition switch recall. The …

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP is now officially dead. Earlier this week Microsoft officially ended support for the OS, which had become one of the most popular in history. PC manufacturers had hoped that the death of XP would fuel sales of new …

T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan

For the past year now T-Mobile has been rolling out offers that have forced the U.S. wireless industry into competition. Starting with its “JUMP!” plans and more recently with its offer to pay subscribers’ early termination fees, T-Mobile has led …

Giraffe Heart Defect Surgery Fails At Oklahoma Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo this week sadly announced that one of its young giraffes has died. The animal was undergoing heart surgery to repair a defect that veterinarians at the zoo believed to be a persistent right aortic arch (PRAA). …

‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ Coming This Fall

Despite developing games such as Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox has cultivated a prized place in gamer hearts through its Borderlands games. Borderlands 2 was one of 2012′s most popular games and has been featured in numerous …

Spinal Cord Stimulation Brings Movement to Paraplegics

For many paraplegics the road to recovery too often does not end with regained movement. Many paralyzed muscles remain that way despite decades of medical research. Now a new technique is showing promising results and has given several paraplegics voluntary …

Full Lunar Eclipse Coming April 15

A full lunar eclipse is not nearly as rare as a solar eclipse, but the event still draws eyes to the heavens. This month people in the Earth’s western hemisphere will get to see the moon at its most impressive. …

Alabama Sheriff Guilty of Beating Door-to-Door Salesman

An Alabama county sheriff has pleaded guilty to beating an unarmed, handcuffed man. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Keith McCray, a criminal investigator at the Macon County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office, admitted to violating the civil rights of the …

Rhode Island Settles Mental Disability Segregation Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the state of Rhode Island has agreed to the terms of a settlement meant to tackle the issue of discrimination in the state. The U.S. had claimed that Rhode Island was violating …

Mobile Payments to Hit $500 Billion This Year Mobile Payments to Hit $500 Billion This Year

As smartphones and tablets have quickly rose to prominence in the tech industry, retailers have readjusted their business models to take advantage of the mobile shopping opportunities the devices provide to consumers. Now revenues from mobile payments are rising to …

Procrastination Genetically Linked to Impulsivity

Even with the constant connection that humans now have with each other through the internet, procrastination can still be a problem. Now new research is showing that procrastination may share an evolutionary like to another common human trait – impulsivity. …

‘The Crew’ Coming to Consoles This Fall

There is nothing like a shiny new racing game to showcase the power of new video game consoles. Both EA and Microsoft opted to make their next-generation debuts with games such as Need For Speed: Rivals and Forza Motorsport 5. …

Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays

Over one year ago rumors surfaced that Apple was working on its own wrist-based computing device. Dubbed the “iWatch” by industry watchers, the device was expected to launch before the end of 2013. We know now that this did not …

Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean …

Next Xbox One System Update Previewed

Microsoft’s launch of the Xbox One console can be criticized for many things, but in recent months communication isn’t one of them. The company has rolled out significant software updates for the console over the past weeks and has been …

Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study

Social media is a wonderful new technology, keeping distant friends and relatives from across the world connected. However, being constantly connected is something that humans have not evolved for, and the unintended consequences of being socially connected at all times …

Xbox One Gets YouTube Upload Capabilities

When the latest generation of video game consoles was launched last fall it was clear that the software for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One was half-baked. This was especially true for the Xbox One, which was missing …

Curved TVs to See Limited Success This Year Curved TVs to See Limited Success This Year

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ultra HD displays were featured at nearly every major tech manufacturer’s booth. The technology is predicted to begin taking off this year and should provide a much-need boost to the TV industry following …

Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold in LA Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold in LA

Mega Millions has announced that a winning lottery ticked was sold last week in California. The ticket was sold at a 76 gas station in Century City, California and matches all six numbers from Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. The …

WWE WrestleMania Breaks Attendance Record

The WWE held its 30th WrestleMania this weekend, showcasing the best entertainment professional wrestling has to offer. Though the show’s shocking Undertaker loss will no doubt be the most talked-about event from Wrestlemania in the coming weeks, the business side …

Bruce Lee to Appear in ‘EA Sports UFC’

EA is bringing UFC back to video game consoles this year, complete with a few surprises. Last fall the publisher announced that the upcoming EA Sports UFC will include female fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Now the …

Violent-Game Criticism is Dying Out

Every time a new entertainment medium arises, a select segment of the human population will rail against it for content deemed inappropriate. By reflecting the true nature of humanity new platforms invoke the ire of those who feel obliged to …

Megalodon Shark Found in Battlefield 4 DLC

Before the launch of Battlefield 4 DICE and EA coined the term “Levolution.” The made-up word encompassed all of the interactive map elements that promised to make Battlefield 4 a dynamic and realistic multiplayer combat experience. Of course, many of …