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Will The Xbox One Rule The Living Room? Price Will Determine The Size Of Its Kingdom

The Xbox One is more or less a known quantity now, but its price has yet to be revealed by Microsoft. Price and ship date are always the biggest concerns when new gadgets or hardware hits the market, but in the case of the Xbox One, it’s likely to help determine whether the “home entertainment …

How Microsoft plans to shield you from cheats and jerks on Xbox One

Microsoft is promising to make it easier to avoid the harassment of "cheats and jerks" online with the next console generation, outlining its updated reputation algorithm for Xbox One in a new post from Michael Dunn, program manager for Xbox Live.<p>Microsoft is simplifying its player reputation model …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox Ones in 2013

On December 11th Microsoft announced that it had sold more than 2 million Xbox Ones, and it only took until the end of the month for that number to jump to 3 million. According to the company, it managed to reach that sales milestone by the end of 2013, and that includes sales from all 13 of its …

Microsoft wants Xbox Live to power Android and iOS games

Xbox Live is primarily used in Microsoft’s consoles and Windows or Windows Phone games for achievements, friend lists, and game matchmaking. While Microsoft has experimented with achievements on iOS and Android recently, the company is planning to push Xbox Live cross-platform in a big way soon. …

Xbox One owners: Expect more free-to-play games

Microsoft's first foray into the free-to-play console games market on Xbox 360 was successful, so much so that it sounds like the company is increasing its investment in this space with its next-generation console the Xbox One.<p>Asked on Twitter if Microsoft has any news to share on free-to-play …

Xbox One March update adds Dolby Digital optical audio support

The March system update for the Xbox One will allow the console to output Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound over an optical audio cable via bitstream, Polygon can report.<p>The Xbox One launched without support for Dolby Digital, one of the most ubiquitous surround-sound audio standards. Right now, the …

Which Xbox One should you buy?

Microsoft's initial vision for the Xbox One was so inextricably linked to the Kinect that the company didn't even consider it a peripheral: if you bought an Xbox One, you had to pay for the Kinect whether you wanted it or not.<p>That's all changed with yesterday's announcement of a new $400 (£350 in …

Kinect

How to use the Google Slides mobile app to make comics from real life photos

A lot of teachers have been using my process for <b>creating comics with Google tools</b>. I was thrilled to find it can now be easily done using the Slides …

A Chromebook MS Word Online Fail Story

The challenges of collaborating on a long and complicated Word document using a Chromebook.

Add a Printer to your Android Device, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Chromebook, Windows or Macintosh Computer

<b>Google Cloud Print</b> is a great service that allows you to connect printers (anywhere in the world) to Android and Apple mobile devices as well as to …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo Launch Their ‘Most Affordable Chromebook Ever’

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S<b>Lenovo has taken the wraps off its brand new budget Chromebook at this weeks IFA event in Germany.</b> The Lenovo Chromebook 100S …

Consumer Tech

Review of the ASUS Chromebook Flip

The Asus Chromebook Flip is basically a premium piece of portable computing hardware that happens to be selling for an amazing price. This affordable …

Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

<b>Why Chromebooks are better than iPads</b><p>Chromebooks have become increasingly popular these days, with various models burning up the sales charts on …

Chromebooks head to top of class in schools

It looks like Chromebooks are becoming the popular choice for the education sector, with a new report indicating that sales for Windows-based devices …

How to Effectively Manage Your Chromebook’s Notifications

Notifications can be extremely useful – making sure you never miss an email, message, or reminder. On the other hand, very few people go to the …

Make an Easy Switch to Chromebook Now (and Never Look Back)

I’ve always been a Windows guy, at least as long as I’ve been working for MakeUseOf. Windows 95, Windows ME, XP, Windows 7… like many of you I’ve …

Touchscreen Chromebooks are everywhere, but how well do they work?

Google is following in Microsoft’s footsteps, with Chrome OS powering more “2-in-1” convertible PCs. Manufacturers aren’t just adding touchscreens to Chromebooks anymore; Chromebooks like the Asus Chromebook Flip can transform into tablets. More Chromebooks with touch screens—including ones that …

Chromebooks' Rise in U.S. K-12 Schools Fueled by Online Testing

Chromebooks now command almost half the U.S. K-12 market, with prices coming down even further.