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Xbox One voice commands not available in all regions at launch

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft issued a statement on the matter. Voice control will be available in 10 of the Xbox One's 13 launch markets, though the specific "Xbox On" voice command will be available in only five regions.<p>"Our vision is to bring conversational voice …

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Hello Kitty Themed Planes Are Coming To The U.S.

The Taiwanese airline EVA Air is making every 4-year-old traveler's dream come true, announcing they are bringing a Hello-Kitty themed plane to the United States.<p><i>Business Traveller</i> magazine broke the news, saying the undeniably cute plane will begin flying the Los-Angeles-to-Taoyuan route in …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

Windows 8.1 is officially finished, but everyone has to wait until October 18th

Microsoft is confirming today, after recent reports, that the company has completed Windows 8.1 and is releasing it to manufacturing (RTM). The finalization of the Windows 8 update means that hardware partners can now ready systems running Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 for release on October 18th. …

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps.<p>With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time …

Apple’s iPhone ‘Reuse and Recycle’ trade-in program detailed, begins rolling out August 30th

Yesterday, we reported that Apple is gearing up to launch its iPhone trade-in program in September. The program will allow an iPhone user to exchange an older iPhone model for a new iPhone at a discounted price. Today, we’ve learned several new details about the program, including how it works, the …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns of Android Mobile Malware Problem

- Aug 27, 2013<p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a new report that highlights the fact that Google’s Android platform accounts for …

LAUSD launches its drive to equip every student with iPads

Two local elementary schools became the first to roll out tablet computers Tuesday in a $1-billion effort to put iPads in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District.<p>For Broadacres, in Carson, the tablets were an exhilarating upgrade for a campus that had no wireless …

Gold iPhone 5S back goes under the knife -- literally

The life of a prerelease iPhone is not an easy one. Not only do you get photographed inside and out, but you are also susceptible to being scratched by keys, pocket change, and now knives.<p>The latest rough handling comes from Jailbreak nation, which appears to be the latest in a series of sites to …

Apple looking to turn the iPhone into an intelligent universal media, 'smart home' remote control

An Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday describes a method in which a portable device, like the iPhone, can …

Remote Controls

Facebook’s share of digital advertising growing fast, thanks to mobile

Facebook (s FB) will nearly triple its share of global mobile advertising in 2013 compared to 2012, according to research firm eMarketer. They …

Lady Gaga Stuns on 'GMA' With Paper Dress

Pop Superstar pulled off a dress made from paper when she premiered her new music video.

Royal Baby Rollout: First Photo Fit for a King

New photos of Prince George portray him in a natural and relaxed atmosphere.

Obama's College-Cost Tour Is A Chance To Get Past Climbing Walls

President Obama, back from his vacation, is scheduled to address the college affordability crisis in a campaign-style bus tour that will take him to New York and Pennsylvania.<p>The tour, which takes place Thursday and Friday, is part of the president's overarching effort to highlight his agenda for …

When You Think Your Supporters Are Idiots

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R), now head of the Heritage Foundation, tells supporters of the ‘defund Obamacare’ movement that President Obama might …

The Guardian receives shadowy threats from the U.K. Government

<b>(Stuart Chalmers/Flickr)</b><p>The newspaper says the government sent representatives to shred all relevant Edward Snowden-related data<p>KIT EATON<p>August 20, 2013 4:04pm (UTC)<p>The <i>Guardian</i> is reporting perhaps the strangest and yet most sinister twist yet in the ongoing NSA surveillance scandal surrounding …

Welfare Can Pay More Than That Entry-Level Job

Wel­fare pro­grams pay more than min­im­um wage in 35 states.<p>That’s ac­cord­ing to a new study re­leased this week by the Cato In­sti­tute, a …

Income Inequality

White House Dodges Question About Marijuana

White House press secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't comment on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's evolving views on weed at today's press briefing.

America's Most Outlandish Governor Says Obama Hates White People

Republican Paul LePage's long history of inflammatory remarks -- and why it might come to an end soon<p>Depending on who you ask, Maine Governor Paul LePage's latest quote is either nothing out of the ordinary or outrageously shocking. Those familiar with LePage will react with a sort of irked …

Vice President Biden's Son Visits 3 Hospitals in Week

Delaware attorney general went to the hospital after feeling weak and disoriented.

Lange ft Hysteria!: Unfamiliar Truth (TN Edit) Album Exclusive Teaser (Trance Nation Mixed By Lange)

Ludicrous $1 million 'Saints Row IV' special edition includes Lamborghini, plastic surgery, and trip to space

Limited and "special" edition video games have long been a popular way to pump more money out of fans, but developer Deep Silver is now taking that concept to its ludicrous extreme. The company just announced a $1 million <i>Saints Row IV</i> "super dangerous wad wad edition," of which only one copy is …