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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Health Insurance: Obamacare Costs Lower Than Expected

One of the largest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare“) is that the program is simply too expensive. Lawmakers opposed to the ACA have continually called the program an expensive waste and even shut down …

‘World of Darkness’ MMO is Officially Dead

In 2006 White Wolf Publishing, the developer of classic role-playing games such as Vampire: The Masquerade, was acquired by CCP Games, the Icelandic video game developer best known for the popular EVE Online MMO. The transaction appeared at first to …

Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image

The new world of social media now allows nearly everyone across the world to connect. The benefits of this technology are plain, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now demonstrating how worldwide networks of people can bring positive …

Verizon Announces New “MORE Everything” Deal Verizon Announces New “MORE Everything” Deal

Verizon today announced a new pricing initiative that could provide subscribers with significant savings. The new pricing scheme will bring lower “MORE Everything” pricing to its month-to-month customers. Starting on April 17 Verizon customers on a month-to-month contract will be …

‘Child of Light’ World Previewed in New Video

March is over and the big early game release season has now passed. Gamers will have to content themselves with more Titanfall and Dark Souls II until the next round of big titles are previewed at this year’s E3. Another …

Fussy: TV Study Finds Difficult Infants Watch More Media

It has been known for decades now that too much TV can be a bad thing, especially for children. Recent research has even linked excessive TV viewing habits to obesity and elevated cholesterol in kids. Now it appears that too …

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home

In one of the most gruesome stories in recent memory, Utah police have recently discovered the bodies of seven dead infants in a Pleasant Grove, Utah home. One suspect has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder. According …

Federal Taxes Too High, Say Americans

With the deadline to file 2013 taxes approaching fast, more Americans are now coming face-to-face with just how much they own Uncle Sam. As the U.S. has always had an interesting relationship to taxes, it isn’t surprising that most Americans …

T-Mobile Eliminates Overage Fees T-Mobile Eliminates Overage Fees

For over one year now T-Mobile has been shifting the mobile landscape in the U.S. The competition the company has brought with its “JUMP!” service plans, early termination fee pay-offs, and more has benefited mobile consumers at every major carrier. …

Sony Hopes Ultra HD Sales Will Quadruple This Year Sony Hopes Ultra HD Sales Will Quadruple This Year

The TV industry isn’t contracting in the same way the PC industry is, but TV manufacturers are still desperately searching for the next big feature that can convince satisfied HDTV owners to upgrade their screens. Smart TV features such as …

‘Titanfall’ Expedition DLC Announced, Previewed

By making Titanfall an Xbox and PC exclusive, Microsoft was betting big that the game would become the next hit multiplayer combat shooter. It is still too early to say whether that bet has paid off, but EA and developer …

HP to Pay $108 Million Over Bribery and Money Laundering Charges HP to Pay $108 Million Over Bribery and Money Laundering Charges

Hewlett-Packard this week agreed to pay $108 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle money laundering and bribery charges. The charges were brought against HP for violations of the Foreign Corrupt …

Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

For almost one year now wearable computing has been the tech segment to watch. Though Apple’s rumored iWatch has not yet made an appearance both tech companies and apparel companies have found success with wrist-mounted computing devices. As head-worn gadgets …

T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal

Though 4G tablets have been heavily marketed over the past two years, the devices still make up a relatively small portion of the overall tablet market. This is largely due to U.S. wireless carriers, which charge consumers extra device and …

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 …