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09
Dec
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Teen Duped Into Paying $735 For Xbox One Photo

A 19-year-old who took to eBay in search of a rare Xbox One 'Day One' edition console thought he had found the perfect gift for his four-year-old son. The only problem: the Xbox One he found listed on the auction site for $735 was for a photograph ... of the new Microsoft video game system, not the console itself. Peter Clatworthy, a resident of Nottingham, England, says he went on eBay in search of the Xbox One shortly after the console launched in late November. Because most stores were sold out of the device, Clatworthy was willing to pay a little more to acquire the new Microsoft hardware. ... (view more)

Fri
24
May
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Microsoft Unveils Xbox One: Next-Gen TV, Gaming

Microsoft has officially unveiled the next version of its popular Xbox video game console. But the new 'Xbox One' is a whole lot more than just a gaming system: instead, it's a powerful machine that should draw the attention of gamers and non-gamers ... alike. First and foremost, the Xbox One features some impressive hardware specifications. It comes with an 8-core processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, USB 3.0 ports, and WiFi Direct capabilities. Unlike the Xbox 360, the Xbox One comes equipped with a Blu-ray drive, meaning you can finally watch high-definition movies from a disc. An octacore (8- ... (view more)

Fri
08
Jun
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Microsoft SmartGlass Syncs Home, Mobile Devices

Microsoft has unveiled new software capable of syncing its Xbox 360 video game console with popular portable devices, like the Apple iPhone or iPad, as well as with Android- and Windows-based handhelds. "Your devices aren't so smart because they ... aren't working together," said Marc Whitten of Xbox Live online entertainment service, at the press event that began the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) video game gathering in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012. Microsoft's idea is to tie together all of these popular devices, even those produced by rivals like Apple and Google. (Source: com.lb ) Console ... (view more)

Thu
05
Apr
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Microsoft Investigating Major Xbox Security Flaw

It appears that Microsoft and its users may be experiencing a security problem potentially as dangerous and devastating as the 2010 debacle that hit Playstation owners. Back then, innocent purchasers of PlayStations were hit by one of the most ... stunning security invasions in recent memory. Millions saw their supposedly-secure account information leaked, including credit card data. The problem ran so deep that Sony felt compelled to offer substantial compensation packages. The current problem may prove just as significant, unless Microsoft changes how it stores sensitive customer information. ... (view more)

Mon
22
Aug
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Sony Slashes Price of its PlayStation 3 Console

Facing declining sales of its powerful PlayStation 3 video game console, Sony has announced it will drastically cut the price of the device. Cuts have already been made at retailers, and in some cases represent overall price reductions of 17 per ... cent. Pressure's been on Sony to decrease the cost of its flagship console since the holiday season, when Microsoft released the Kinect hands-free peripheral to major fanfare . Sony's rival device, the Move, hasn't sold nearly as well, and that's hurt sales of the PlayStation 3 (PS3). All Major Markets See Price Reductions Given the rising competition ... (view more)

Wed
20
Jul
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Sony PlayStation 4 Rumored To Ship In 2012

A new report suggests that Sony is getting ready to start manufacturing the PlayStation 4 (PS4), and that the new console could be ready for store shelves sometime next year -- perhaps just in time for holiday season, 2012. According to reports, the ... Japanese company is planning to have its Taiwan-based manufacturing partners start building its PlayStation 4 console later this year. It's also suggested that the new console will take full advantage of "body movement-based control," something very similar to Microsoft's very popular Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360. (Source: tgdaily.com ) ... (view more)

Thu
14
Jul
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Rumor: Windows 8 to Support Xbox 360 Games

A new rumor suggests that Microsoft will allow Windows 8 users to run Xbox 360 games on a PC. It would represent a fusion of two very distinct gaming platforms, and could threaten the distinctiveness of the Xbox 360. It's also a rumor that should be ... taken with a grain of salt. The rumor comes to us from popular tech blog Engadget, which reports that there exist references in Windows 8's kernel code that appear to tie the operating system (OS) to the Xbox 360 video game console, produced by Microsoft. (Source: engadget.com ) Xbox 360, Windows 8 Connection Unclear It's still very much unclear ... (view more)

Fri
22
Oct
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Microsoft Readies $500M Push for Motion-Sensing Peripheral

After four years of relative quiet, the video game console market is once again heating up. Nearly half a decade after Nintendo set the standard for motion-sensitive gameplay with its Nintendo Wii console, Microsoft is countering with the Kinect ... peripheral for its Xbox 360, and the Redmond-based firm is spending big, big bucks on advertising in hopes that it will be a success. Microsoft to Spend $500 Million On Kinect Advertising According to reports, Microsoft will spend an estimated $500 million on marketing alone in promoting Kinect, a system add-on for its Xbox 360 console. The peripheral ... (view more)

Tue
02
Mar
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'Desktop OK', and 'Console Palette Changer'

Desktop OK Save and restore the positions of icons. DesktopOK is a small but effective solution for users that constantly change their screen resolution often. http://www.softwareok.com Console Palette Changer Console Palette Changer is a utility ... which lets a user edit and load customized color palettes for the Windows console (formerly called the DOS prompt). If you spend a lot of time in the Windows console, you'll appreciate this fine utility. http://home.comcast.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets. ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jan
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MS Natal Will Extend 360's Lifespan, Says Microsoft

In case you were thinking that buying Microsoft's Natal for the Xbox 360 was a bad decision because most gaming consoles only last 4-5 years -- think again. Microsoft has forecasted another few years of life for the game console, which made its ... debut back in November 2005. Microsoft Natal Showcased at CES One of the most popular devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week was Microsoft's Natal, a device that plugs into its Xbox 360 video game console. Natal mimics the motion-sensitive gameplay of the Nintendo Wii, which has since its 2006 launch dominated the console market by ... (view more)

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