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Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Xbox One used games fee to be paid by retailers

The Xbox One was unveiled earlier this week to much fanfare, but the whole used game activation scheme is a bit confusing at this point. It appears …

Xbox One uncertainty, earnings drag down GameStop

The game retailer's shares have taken a hit this week, falling nearly 20 percent.<p>GameStop is having a pretty rough week.<p>First Microsoft unveiled the<p>Xbox Onebut didn't provide much clarity into how used games will work with its new console. Then the video game company reported its fiscal …

Selling

Xbox One games will require internet 'spot checks', but Microsoft won't charge to authenticate used games

Does the Xbox One actually require an internet connection? Will used game buyers or sellers have to pay an extra fee? Microsoft hasn't made it clear, but a report at <i>Polygon</i> now claims that the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively. According to the publication's sources, Xbox One games will phone …

Xbox One sets sights on 400m sold, Xbox 360 aims for 100m

With the Xbox One releasing later this year, many may think that Microsoft will leave the Xbox 360 by the wayside, but it seems that’s on the …

The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

Microsoft submits dispute against Xbox One domain squatter

Domain squatters are pesky folks who strive to nab up as many domain names as they can that take advantage of another entity’s trademark for the …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

The new TV-gadget landscape is just getting started. The Xbox One is just the beginning...and Apple is far from out of the game.<p>Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. …

Smart TV

When developing for Google Glass, simplicity is key | Ars Technica

Last year's I/O introduced us to Glass. This year's showed us what to do with it.<p>"When you're at a concert and the band takes the stage, nowadays …

New Google Glass Labs Features Leak

Following Google’s decision to release the Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, new labs features have surfaced, including an “Ok Glass Anywhere” feature, which lets users give voice commands from anywhere in the UI.<p>According to Android Police, this new feature initiates an “always …

Glass Nest lets users control their homes from their heads

Those who already own Google Glass are more likely than most to embrace new technologies like Nest's thermostat, so it only makes sense that an especially eager adopter would find a way to combine the two. That would be James Rundquist and his new Glass Nest app: Glass owners now just have to …

Will Google (And The US Government) Permit Google Glass To Recognize Faces On Sight?

"Okay, Glass. Who's that?"<p>TechCrunch has a nice look at a new API from Lambda Labs, an "early-stage startup" (meaning, brand-new) from San Francisco, that's causing a bit of consternation. Lambda Labs makes a facial recognition API, which you can actually try out here in your browser. But now …

Local Search On Google Glass: Part 4 Of The Google Glass Diary Series

If (When?) Google Glass becomes popular, local businesses could stand to gain a lot of visibility -- and perhaps new customers -- from wearers …

Google Glass's #1 Fan

For an unreleased product whose initial price point (and utility?) remains a disconnect for most people, Google Glass (via Google+ and Twitter) certainly has garnered a boffo share of media attention – good, bad and geeky.<p>In Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i>, two professors examine a new dimension of the …

Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, We're In A Console Rut

Something occurred to me as I reflected on this week’s Xbox One announcement. The “best” part of the hour long presentation was near the beginning, when it was demonstrated that the Xbox could flip seamlessly between television and the console with a simple voice or gesture command. The audience …

How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One

Will Microsoft run away with the next generation of home gaming, or do Sony (and even Nintendo) have a fighting chance?<p>Microsoft's Xbox One is out of the bag, and the next-gen console war's in full swing. So what happens next? Truthfully, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are still big boxes …

Profit

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you get a robot to do it

When the robots rise up against us, I'm not sure we're going to put up much of a fight. The portents are ominous. The Xbox One was launched last …

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 …

Microsoft shooting to sell 25 million more Xbox 360 units

Microsoft will attempt to sell another 25 million Xbox 360 units in the next five years, which would break the 100 million mark, the senior vice president of interactive entertainment business told OXM.<p>Speaking with the publication, Yusuf Medhi said in order to achieve this goal, the company will …