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The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

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Next Tuesday, May 21, is a Very Big Day for Microsoft. With the rest of the technology world watching, the company will take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific time in Redmond to reveal the new generation of Xbox, whatever form (or name) it may take. This is the...
The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment
Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?
Cypress debuts ad platform for Xbox Live video apps

Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

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Good news gamers: Xbox Live region migration is now fully live, meaning that if you move and change regions, you can now take your “gamerscore, unlocked achievements, any Microsoft Points already in your account and any remaining time on your Gold membership” with you, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. This...
Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

Microsoft: New logo marks 'new beginning' for company

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Microsoft this morning unveiled a new logo, the first major revamp in 25 years, but the design won’t be a shock to anyone who has been tracking the company’s products. Here it is … What do you think? The font is the same one that the company has been using in...
Microsoft: New logo marks 'new beginning' for company

Weekend-special: Netflix unlocked for all Xbox Live users

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Microsoft is giving all Xbox Live users access to the Netflix app — just for this weekend. Normally, the app is only available for Gold-level subscribers who pay $60 per year. But Major Nelson announced today that all Live users with a Netflix subscription will have access this weekend. It...
Weekend-special: Netflix unlocked for all Xbox Live users
'Joe Danger Touch' was born on PlayStation, but thrives on iPhone
My Xbox Live app launches on Android, no Xbox 360 integration offered yet

Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox

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Microsoft just wrapped up its presentation at this year’s E3 event and while we didn’t hear anything about iOS support for its new cross-platform Xbox Music service, the company did confirm Xbox SmartGlass would be coming to Apple devices. SmartGlass incorporates at least some AirPlay-like features, allowing users to send...
Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox

Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

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Last week, I got an email from 2 Player Productions, the video game documentary filmmakers who have done a documentary on Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and who are working on the documentary about Double Fine making their new adventure game, which was part of super successful Kickstarter campaign (the Minecraft...
Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

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Can you hear me now? (Photo: Naples News) While waiting for your data to transfer from an old cell phone to your new one, who hasn’t experienced that flash of fear that the Verizon employee doing the transfer will sneak a peek at your text messages? (You really should come...
Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games

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Microsoft has promised that awesome games will run on Windows Phone 8 smartphones. It will be interesting to see more and more games with eye-popping 3D graphics that you normally see only on PCs or tablets. But while Microsoft’s approach of getting the same touchscreen-based games on smartphones, tablets...
Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games

Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

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We’ve just received an invite from Microsoft to an event on May 21st where it will show off the next version of its Xbox console and media box. The next version of the company’s media play has been expected for a while, especially as Sony unveiled most of its PlayStation 4 at...
Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

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Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. That might be changing, if Android Police's snooping around the Google Play Services component of the...
Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

Karaoke for Xbox Live starts belting out hits

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Attention all songbirds: your time to shine is almost here. Microsoft and Stingray Media's Karaoke will be hitting Xbox Live on December 11th. The game is free to download, but would-be vocalists will have to purchase playing sessions of two, six and 24 hours respectively priced at: 240, 400...
Karaoke for Xbox Live starts belting out hits
Xbox Music pricing leaks online, mimics Spotify model

Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

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Microsoft and Pizza Hut have created an app for the Xbox 360 that can be used to order pizza. Gamers in the US can download the app to the console, which allows for both controller and Kinect motion controls to place the order and customize the pizza itself, according to...
Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

Xbox celebrates ten years of Live, will give special-edition 360s to contest winners

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It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since the birth of Xbox Live, but here we are. From its roots as an online multiplayer service, Live has grown into a full-fledged entertainment platform bringing users Achievements and Gamerscores, customizable avatars, entertainment services and apps like Xbox Music...
Xbox celebrates ten years of Live, will give special-edition 360s to contest winners

Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery

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A new Microsoft Xbox Live app, scheduled to launch on April 23, will allow users of the gaming and media service to order Pizza Hut products directly from the Xbox 360 console. The new app gives customers access to the restaurant's entire menu, and features full Kinect integration in addition...
Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery
Where did my head go? Hands-on with Ubisoft's free-to-play fighting game Spartacus Legends

Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming

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Google said on Wednesday that there are now 900 million Android devices out there. “It’s an extraordinary achievement,” Google’s Sundar Pichai said at the company’s I/O conference in San Francisco. “But it is an incredible ecosystem achievement.” There were 100 million activations in 2011, and 400 million as of 2012....
Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming

SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

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Ever the tease, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has listed 43 apps that'll arrive on Xbox consoles in selected regions between now and the spring of 2013. Notable additions include HBO Nordics in Denmark and Sweden, CBC Hockey Night in Canada and PBS here in the States. In...
SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

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THQ's global head of communications takes us through a demo of the Metro 2033 sequel, and talks about the reception of this fringe successHuw Beynon is a very serious man. All of his responses are carefully measured, punctuated with a series of pauses that makes dictaphone recordings of them refreshingly...
Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012

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E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass second screen demos and the Wii U GamePad's IR control they're more a part of the...
Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012
Google Play game services is a Xbox Live-like mobile network -- and offers cross-platform gaming

Slacker radio added to Xbox Live litany of services

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Streaming music provider Slacker has announced its availability on the Xbox Live service. The service allowing Xbox LIVE subscribers in the US and Canada to listen to millions of songs and hundreds of pre-programmed stations on an ad-supported basis, including a new videogame music soundtrack station curated by gaming culture...
Slacker radio added to Xbox Live litany of services

Next Xbox console alleged to require Internet connection

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Microsoft's next console will need an Internet connection to operate, according to reports. A new version of Xbox Live will apparently be central to the console itself, and through registering physical games to an individual account, would render discs useless to anyone else wanting to play them, and in effect...
Next Xbox console alleged to require Internet connection

10 Best Windows Phone apps from August 2012

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Crackle, The Times, Nokia City Lens, ESPN Radio, Heathrow Airport Guide and moreIt's time for the first of our monthly Windows Phone apps roundups, which will sit alongside the weekly iOS and Android articles - as the flow of apps for Microsoft-powered devices increases, this may move to a weekly piece...
10 Best Windows Phone apps from August 2012
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