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Xbox One Gets YouTube Upload Capabilities 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’ 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 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 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 …

“Operation Crash” Takes Down Black Rhino Horn Salesmen

A federal grand jury in Los Vegas today issued indictments for two men accused of selling black rhinoceros horns in the U.S. The men were caught in a sting that was part of “Operation Crash,” a nationwide investigation into the …

‘Hearthstone’ Now on iPad in Canada, Australia ‘Hearthstone’ Now on iPad in Canada, Australia

The April Fools’ Day gags are over and Blizzard is now returning to business. The developer today announced that Hearthstone has been officially released for iPad – but only in certain territories. The game is currently available on iPad only …

IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

As the computer industry deals with the transition to a mobile majority, IT spending is still on-pace to grow significantly in 2014. Market research firm Gartner this week issued a new report predicting that IT revenue will grow 3.2% in …

Less Screen Time Could Leave Children Healthier

It’s been known for decades now that couch potatoes tend to be less healthy than their more active peers. With content moving onto mobile devices, however, it is unclear whether the same link will be maintained for kids and adults …

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming …

Schools Are Bad At Stopping Bullying, Shows Study

Bullying has been on the mind of parents for the past few years. With the recent rise in cyber-bullying bringing the phenomenon home from school, many are worried that bullied children could have no escape. These fears could be stoked …

‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ Coming in October ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ Coming in October

Back in January, Warner Bros. previewed yet another Lord of the Rings-branded video game. Titled Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the game’s first preview surprised many appearing to be a quality action/RPG rather than another failed MOBA project. Today Warner Bros. …

‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Update Brings Heists and More ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Update Brings Heists and More

Despite the disastrous launch of Grand Theft Auto Online last year, developer Rockstar has consistently been updating the title since its release, adding features, in-game items, and generally whipping the game into playable shape. Now that the game has cultivated …

Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different …

New Grass Allergy Treatment Approved by the FDA

The long, terrible winter that gripped the U.S. this year seems to finally be gone. With spring, however, comes a whole new set of challenges for those Americans who suffer from pollen and grass allergies. Luckily for them, the U.S. …

Real-Life Spider-Man Fights Crime in New York

Late last year theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people behind the yearly “no pants subway ride“)released a series of videos based on iconic movie moments. Titled “Movies in Real Life,” the series took actors into very public places to re-create …

Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, Shows Study

It is common in the U.S. for doctors to prescribe low doses of aspirin for prospective mothers who have had a previous pregnancy loss. This is despite the fact that aspirin therapy has not been proven to increase the likelihood …

‘Tropico 5′ Coming to PC on May 23 ‘Tropico 5′ Coming to PC on May 23

The release of SimCity in 2013 was a disaster combining the worst problems encountered with both always-on DRM and server capacity issues. Since that time, PC gamers have been in need of a new world-building god game. Kalypso Media is …

Linda Ronstadt, U2 Music to be Preserved by the Library of Congress

The U.S. Library of Congress today announced that it has chosen 25 sound recordings to be placed in the library’s National Recording Registry. The recordings will now be preserved as “cultural, artistic, and/or historical treasures” of the U.S. The selections …

Chrysler Recalls SUVs Over Brake Corrosion

Chrysler Group today issued a recall on nearly 900,000 SUVs due to problems with the vehicles’ brake systems. The defect could cause brake pedals to become more firm than normal. The recall specifically affects some models of Jeep Grand Cherokee …

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 …