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Apple To Assemble Mac Pro In The U.S.

The U.S. manufacturing industry isn’t a lost cause after all: Apple has made good on its promise to make the new line of Mac Pros in America. There were very few details announced during the keynote at Apple’s WWDC today, but we’re guessing they’ll be assembled in Apple’s new Texas plant.<p>The slope …

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple's top-shelf security in iOS gets a bit tougher with new features revealed at this year's Apple developers conference.<p>Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its …

Apple

Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design …

Apple unveils its latest desktop operating system: OS X Mavericks, coming this fall

Developer conferences have taken a turn in recent years, becoming as much an opportunity for companies to interact with the dev community as a platform for launching hardware outside larger all-industry shows. This year's WWDC, however, has been all about the software thus far. Apple has, as …

Microsoft Xbox’s E3 Event Was All About the Games. Now, About That $499 Console …

Despite its age, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has held up well against the console competition, due in part to the company’s approach of offering both …

Xbox

Microsoft defends Xbox One $500 price point--"We're over-delivering value"

Microsoft's Xbox boss, Don Mattrick, has spoken out to defend the Xbox One's $500 price point, saying the company is in fact over-delivering value with the next-generation system.<p>"It's a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted," Mattrick said on Bloomberg TV. "We're over-delivering …

Living Rooms

Dead Space 4 not in development, series future uncertain

Dead Space 4 isn't in the works, but that doesn't mean the series is dismembered for good. EA Games Label Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund …

Xbox One headset revealed

Microsoft has revealed the chat headset for the Xbox One.<p>The new headset is similar in appearance to the existing product for the Xbox 360. It is wired to the controller and is designed for "long gaming sessions and clear voice chat," Microsoft said.<p>The mono chat headset sports wideband digital …

Rechargeable Batteries

The Console Wars are back, gamers should rejoice

Each year the video game industry gathers into the packed halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center to make its best sales pitch to the world.<p>The Electronic Entertainment Expo is a week's worth of executive sniping and news, parties and celebrity, and of course video games.<p>The artists and …

$100M Beyonce game lawsuit settled

Singer-actress Beyonce Knowles has settled a $107 million lawsuit over supposedly backing out of a deal for a motion-based dance game called Starpower: Beyonce.<p>The <i>New York Post</i> reports (via Gamasutra) that papers were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court recently from lawyers for the singer and for …

Corruption

Titanfall "most likely" won't have cross-platform play

Respawn Entertainment's upcoming online shooter Titanfall will "most likely" not feature cross-platform play, cofounder Vince Zampella has told GameSpot.<p>The decision was borne of a desire to keep the playing fields level, he said.<p>"Most likely not," Zampella said in response to a question of the …

Titan Fall

Bungie says lack of Destiny on PC "painful" for gamers

Bungie's all-new shared-world shooter Destiny has been confirmed for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, but not PC.<p>Writer and design director Joseph Staten has acknowledged that this news is "painful" for some gamers, but wouldn't say more about the possibility of the new shooter …

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