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Now Xbox Live Gamertags will expire after five years

Use 'em or lose 'em.<p>It's always frustrating when you can't get your preferred nickname for any online service, and after nearly 14 years many of the good ones on Xbox Live are already taken. Worse, they might be tied to accounts that are no longer active, and are just waiting to go back into …

Xbox

Microsoft Word's spellcheck is getting a big upgrade to make you a better writer

For many millions of students and professionals, Microsoft Word's red squiggly underlines for spelling mistakes are essentially an icon of modern computing.<p>Well, those squigglies aren't going anywhere. But for subscribers to the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite, spellcheck is going to get a …

Microsoft Office

Here's why consumers are increasingly turning to streaming media devices to view content

Since streaming media devices debuted in the mid-2000s riding in the wake of new OTT services like Netflix, they've grown in popularity. In fact, over half of homes in the US have at least one television set that's connected to the internet.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we size up the …

Streaming Media

Here's the complete list of all the Xbox 360 games you can play on Xbox One

Did you know your Xbox One can play well over 100 of your favorite Xbox 360 games? It's true!<p>All you have to do is pop the Xbox 360 disc into your Xbox One, download a file when prompted, and you're good to go. If you downloaded the game originally on Xbox 360, it automatically shows up in your …

Microsoft Testing "Variety" of New Xbox Prototypes - Report

Not a day after new details about Sony's rumored PS4.5 emerged, The Verge's Tom Warren is now reporting Microsoft is testing "a variety of prototype Xbox devices." The information is sourced to insiders who are reportedly familiar with Microsoft's plans for Xbox.<p>Among the prototypes are modular …

Disney is making a big, awesome change to its $1 billion 'Disney Infinity' video game business

This year is going to be a different.<p>Instead of releasing a new version of "Disney Infinity" this year, Disney is committing to supporting the current "Disney Infinity 3.0" version with new levels and new characters, at least through the end of 2016.<p>(You can check out everything coming to "Disney …

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Xbox Live Gold membership for 12 months - only $44.99

Here’s a deal you better move on quick…because you don’t often see big discounts on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. But right now, loyal TechnoBuffalo …

Blockbusters

12 signs you desperately need a vacation from work

"Some people are simply workaholics. Many employees feel they are already too behind in their work and they fear falling even further behind if they take their vacation. Some are worried about their boss's perception, especially when no one else is taking their vacation. And some employees in a …

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is your next work computer

Once the console got a Netflix app circa 2008, we spent even more time together. Just about the only thing I didn't use it for was getting any kind of work done. It's a games console, after all.<p>But the Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360, is increasingly well-positioned to do everything — …