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Microsoft teases Windows 8 apps on Xbox One, says devs get a 'head start' by building now

Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, …

Unity Game Engine Announces Xbox One Support, Goes Free For Windows Phone 8 Developers

Unity, the cross-platform 3D engine and game development tool that’s been on something of a roll lately, has a few more bits of good news today. At Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference this morning, Unity announced two new tricks: Xbox One (and Kinect!) support, and completely free support for Windows …

Sorry, that's classified: Army blocks staff access to The Guardian

In an attempt to keep classified information on the NSA’s vast and varied spying programs off of unauthorized computers, the US Army is blocking access to the website of UK newspaper <i>The Guardian</i> on its network<i>.</i> Writing to the <i>Monterey Herald</i><i>,</i> an Army spokesman stated that "some access to press …

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Xbox One and Windows 8 could share apps, Microsoft hints

Microsoft has highlighted the similarities between the next-generation Xbox One games console and Windows 8.

Microsoft's secrecy is a growing problem for Xbox One apps

The next-gen console might run Windows, but devs aren't being told how<p>For four years now, Microsoft has been telling us that the future would be Windows, running across "three screens and a cloud." Now that Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Xbox One are all being built on top of the same common …

Microsoft partners with Time Warner to launch an Xbox 360 app with 300 live TV channels this summer

Microsoft has inked a “landmark” deal with Time Warner Cable to offer Xbox 360 owners live access for up to 300 TV channels. Viewers will need an existing subscription to Time Warner Cable, as well as an Xbox Live Gold membership, to access the service in the United States when it launches later …

Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Despite Microsoft's messaging missteps of late, E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. Here's what it needs to communicate next week.<p>Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your …

Living Rooms

Pakistan: senior Taliban militants killed by US drone strike

Just days after Barack Obama announced new restrictions on the use of drones, one of the CIA's unmanned aircraft is reported to have killed the …

Red Cross Office Attacked in Afganistan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least one person is dead after a team of insurgents executed a coordinated attack on the Red …

Drone Said To Have Killed Key Pakistani Taliban Commander

It's not confirmed that he's dead. But if a suspected U.S. drone strike on Wednesday did kill Waliur Rehman, as Pakistani officials say it did, then a top Pakistani Taliban commander with a $5 million price on his head has been taken off the battlefield.<p>According to the U.S. State Department's …

Syria and Israel in exchange of fire

<b>Israeli and Syrian forces have exchanged fire across the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.</b><p>Israel returned fire after one of its military vehicles was hit by shots from Syria, Israel's defence forces say. Media reports say no-one was hurt.<p>Syria says it destroyed an Israeli vehicle which …

Student loan loads block home, car purchases

Should college students get a re-do on their student loan debt? Maybe be offered a way to refinance high-price private college debt to a lower rate? What about some options for cleaning up a credit history after running into trouble with college debt?<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …

Nigerian cult ambush kills 46 policemen

Attackers from a secretive cult with links to pagan movements ambushed and killed as many as 46 police officers in central Nigeria.<p>Detectives are investigating if the gunmen were linked to the country's al-Qaeda offshoot.<p>A detachment of 60 policemen were on their way to arrest the leader of the …

Africa

Venezuela launches massive street security operation

<b>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has launched a massive security plan aimed at curbing street crime.</b><p>Under operation "Safe Homeland", 3,000 soldiers will patrol the streets of the capital Caracas and other cities.<p>President Maduro said the plan would bring peace to Venezuela, which has one of the …

Women In Combat: Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

Wednesday's deadline for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to submit plans for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them. But the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed …

Man Dribbling a Soccer Ball from Seattle to São Paulo Killed by a Truck in Oregon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Richard Swanson, a 42-year-old embarking on what was supposed to be an inspirational, life-changing …

Sexism must be treated like racism, top officer says

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's sexual assault crisis will be solved only when troops treat sexist remarks with the same disdain as racial slurs, the officer in charge of preventing the crime told USA TODAY Tuesday.<p>Sexism and harassment in the military have created a "permissive environment" in which …

Associated Press News

Offshore 3D Printed Gun Blueprint Protector Kim Dotcom Reportedly Deleting Files [Updated]

3D printed guns are reportedly even too scary for the infamous free-information hacker, Kim Dotcom. After the U.S. State Department demanded that the designer of the world’s first fully printable gun remove the files from his network, New Zealand-based Dotcom committed to keeping them safely online …

Sandy Hook Elementary School To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt

"I think our message should be at that site that love can win over fear," said Steve Uhde, whose son is a Sandy Hook second-grader. Another Sandy Hook parent, Peter Barresi, said he was worried that if a new school were to be built at a different location: "We didn't just lose 20 children and six …

Why fear of 3D-printed guns is overblown

Despite worries about the dangers of 3D printed firearms, there's little chance of anyone with a MakerBot device gunning people down. Even gun-control advocates think the hype is too much.<p>Despite politicians lining up to regulate 3D printed guns, and a new directive from the U.S. State Department …