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8 Online Gift Generators That’ll Make You the Perfect Santa

We get that it’s totally acceptable for people who you don’t know all that well to tell you, “Oh, I don’t really need anything, but thanks for asking!” But when your bestie or your parents are holding back their wish list, it’s just straight-up annoying to leave you idea-less. Before you start …

Gift Guide 2014: Editors’ Design Book Picks

A roundup of interiors books that we’ve covered this year, plus a few newly released titles.<p>Above: Commune: Designed in California; $42.45 from …

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Xbox Live gave away $584 worth of games in 2014

Xbox Live's Games With Gold program gave away more than $500 worth of games — at current prices — in 2014.<p>Drawing off the PlayStation Plus analysis from Push Square, I did my own of Xbox Live's Games With Gold benefit to North American subscribers. Though the whole-dollar number — $584.67 — is much …

Watch the Elite: Dangerous Launch Trailer

Frontier Developments has released a launch trailer for its space sim Elite: Dangerous.<p>Notably, this is the first trailer for the game that doesn't feature any actual gameplay, instead showing off a pre-rendered space battle that is probably much more fast-paced and bombastic than anything you'll …

Gameplay

Windows 10 Has a New Xbox App and Cortana Integration -- Report

Leaked images of a new Windows 10 build show that Microsoft's new operating system will get an Xbox app that'll allow users to access their friends lists, achievements, activity feeds, and more from a PC.<p>The news comes from a leaked consumer build (9901) of Windows 10. One image shows a message …

Software

Sony Gave Me $1349 Worth Of PlayStation Games This Year -- I Paid $50 For All Of Them

In North America alone during 2014, Sony handed out 71 free games totaling a value of $1349 to PlayStation Plus members. I paid $49.99 for all of them.<p>That staggering statistic comes courtesy of website Push Square, which recently published a comprehensive evaluation of Sony’s premium PlayStation …

Todaself lets app developers launch and monitor ad campaigns with self-service platform

Israeli mobile-ad network Todacell has launched a self-service mobile-ad platform that allows app developers and advertisers to launch ad campaigns in a matter of minutes. They can also continuously monitor them and optimize the ads for audience and geography.<p>The Tel Aviv company is moving into a …

Yes, You Can Vacation in These Celebrity Homes

And it doesn't involve trespassing.<p>Ever wanted to live like a celebrity? Well, now you can stay where your favorite stars have lived through the two popular travel accommodation sites, Airbnb and HomeAway. Check out a few options below.<p><b>Julie Andrews</b>The modern house in upstate New York was built for …