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World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One — with cross-platform play with Xbox 360 tankers

After conquering PC and Xbox 360 with its free-to-play blitzkrieg, developer Wargaming is headed to Microsoft’s most recent home console.<p>The studio said today that it’s releasing World of Tanks on Xbox One. Wargaming plans to launch it at some point this year. Anyone with an Xbox Live Gold …

Xbox

As CBS' 'Two and Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

As CBS' <i>Two and a Half Men</i> airs its final episode tonight, capping its 12th season, critics like me are stuck trying to answer a single, niggling question:<p>How did a show like this end up as the longest-running multicamera comedy in television history?<p>To understand our predicament, consider a bit of …

TV

Why it won’t matter if the next iPhone still has an 8MP camera

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel.The iPhone 6s rumors are already beginning, and according to one analyst, the phone will continue to use an …

Mobile Photography

NBA 2K is bigger than Madden because it paid for others' failures

It was delicious watching Strauss Zelnick give the business to someone who doesn't know the business.<p>Zelnick, the chief executive of the company that owns 2K Sports, was in New York on Friday for a technology conference tied to today's NBA All-Star Game. Bloomberg TV invited him on air to talk …

7 reasons to use emoticons in your writing and social media, according to science

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Microsoft sold 6.6 million Xbox consoles last quarter, made $26.5B

Microsoft said it sold 6.6 million Xbox consoles during the holiday quarter in its quarterly earnings statement today, posting revenue of $26.5 billion. The company's net income was $5.8 billion.<p>While revenues were up at Microsoft, net income and Xbox sales were down year-over-year. During the same …

Lance Armstrong says he would still dope if he could start all over again

Disgraced Tour de France champion tells BBC he would 'probably do it again' if he was given the chance to start his career over<p>Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, has admitted that if he went back in time to the beginning of his …

Check out this kid's Super Mario Bros. 4 pitch, and read Nintendo's reaction

In early 1990, an 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document proposing a new entry in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Twenty-five years later he dug it out for us, along with the reply sent back to him from Nintendo of America HQ.<p>The adorably hand-made design document is 13 pages …

Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper <i>Maeil Business</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the …

IPad Air

How Apple ruined Google’s plan for a fingerprint scanner in the Nexus 6

Google and Motorola went all out with the Nexus 6 to make it as good as flagship rivals from other manufacturers, but their super-sized handset could …

Hip-hop world mourns A$AP Yams, dead at 26

<b>(CNN) —</b> The hip-hop world is mourning the death of A$AP Yams, one of the founding members of the Harlem-based collective A$AP Mob.<p>"Always strive and prosper. RIP Yams," said a post Sunday on the group's official Facebook page with a black-and-white photo of Yams, whose real name is Steven Rodriguez.<p>…

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