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3 computing predictions that didn’t quite pan out in 2013

Everyone can make predictions about anything, whether its tech, sports, weather or a multitude of other subjects. The fact of the matter is that making predictions leaves you vulnerable to being inaccurate.

If consoles could talk: A final word with the PlayStation 3

With the PlayStation 4 finally here and the PlayStation 3 beginning its long goodbye, we sat down with the outgoing console and had a few words about its history.

If consoles could talk: A final word with the Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is officially on its way out with the Xbox One now in play, so we envision what it would be like to talk to the console on the even of its twilight years.

The success of ‘Man of Steel’ derailed the Shazam movie

Thanks to Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel,’ a film based on Shazam, the character once known as Captain Marvel, is now on hold. That doesn’t mean the film is dead, but its prospects aren’t looking good.

Novaerus sanatizes your home with cold plasma that obliterates airborne pathogens

Forget antimicrobial sprays and other chemicals, Novaerus filters murder airborne microbes by sucking them through a wall of UV radiation. Hit the jump to find out how it works
Social Media

#SharkAttack: Australia uses Twitter to send shark warnings

An Australian beach safety organization has a Twitter account set up to send alerts every time a shark becomes a potential danger for swimmers. The account automatically posts about sharks tagged with transmitters.

Free Facebook comes to US phone users without data plans

An offshoot of T-Mobile called GoSmart is offering free Facebook access as part of a new bundling plan for prepaid customers. This suggests Facebook is actually serious about the whole "get the entire world on Facebook" thing.

US to phase-out 40w and 60w incandescent lightbulbs on Jan. 1

Say goodbye to 40w and 60w incandescent lightbulbs. Starting January 1,2014, businesses will no longer be permitted to import or produce these popular lighting options due to the US federal government’s efforts to improve energy…

Facebook for Windows 8.1 gets a slew of new features

A recent update to the Facebook app for Windows 8.1 brings a whole host of changes to the way you can manage photos, post and so much more. Read to learn more about all the changes.
Home Theater

Dish Network and DirecTv jack up prices for 2014, blame content providers

Users of Dish Network or DirecTV will be getting a late stocking stuffer from their satellite providers in 2014: a higher bill. Subscribers of the top satellite TV providers will see rate hikes for the new year, adding around $2 to $5 to…