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The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

PlayStation Network friends list's massive boost available now

If you've been brushing up against the PlayStation 3's 100 friend limit for awhile, Sony has good news for you: You can add up to 2,000 friends to your PlayStation Network account right now, almost a week ahead of the PS4's launch. However, until November 15th you can only view your expanded social …

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

Bears unable to control line in loss to Lions

Bears right guard Kyle Long bowed his head and rested it in one hand as he sat at his locker still wearing his jersey and pads. A few feet away, left guard Matt Slauson sat at his stall with a pinch of tobacco in his lower lip.<p>In hushed tones, he described why the Bears lost 21-19 to the Lions on …

'I failed': Cop handcuffed to JFK killer describes Oswald's death

When former police Det. Jim Leavelle interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald in connection to the shooting and killing of a fellow officer, he had no idea he was face-to-face with one of the most notorious killers in the history of the United States -- the man behind President John F. Kennedy’s …

One reason to get a PS4 or Xbox One: The sports games

With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which one? Many currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- or both -- so they're in the game, so to speak, and would be candidates for a new system. However, the …

Gaming

Buckeyes' Aaron Craft Solves Rubik's Cube and Autographs It for Fan

Ohio State fans love point guard Aaron Craft for his basketball play, but he has showed off another skill. The senior solved a Rubik's Cube and, then, autographed it for a fan.<p>It's no surprise that Craft was able to solve it. He has been named Capital One First Team Academic All-American in each of …

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches ahead of new games consoles

<b>The creator of the latest Call of Duty video game has acknowledged that initial sales of the title are likely to be slower than last time round.</b><p>CoD: Ghosts launches weeks ahead of the release of Sony and Microsoft's new consoles.<p>As a result, Mark Rubin, studio head at developer Infinity Ward, said …

Report: Microsoft Wants To Sell 16 Million Windows Tablets This Holiday Season

The company wants to sell 16 million Windows tablets during the season, reports Paul Thurrott at the Supersite for Windows blog, quoting unnamed sources.<p>That actually seems doable, if we're talking about the whole fourth quarter and all Windows tablet vendors. That's about how many tablets Apple …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

Ohio State's Braxton Miller Has Gone from Athlete to Quarterback This Season

When Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke of Braxton Miller before this season, the first thing that came to mind was one word—athlete.<p>"Number one is an incredible athlete, and number two, he is a competitor," said Meyer at Big Ten Media Days earlier this year. "Those two things separate him. …

JFK: Dallas recalls its low point

Anger seethes from the letter mailed to City Hall on Nov. 23, 1963, the day after the tragedy, raging that this city “virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.<p>“Dallas, the city of Hate; Dallas, the city of Shame.”<p>As the nation …

Associated Press News

Jay Cutler injury: Bears QB will return in Week 10, per report

Jay Cutler is reportedly ahead of schedule in his return from injury and could play on Sunday vs. Detroit.<p>Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to return to practice this week and start on Sunday against Detroit, according to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN.<p>Cutler suffered a groin injury …

Prosecutor reviewing case of teen found dead in gym mat

The body of Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in January. The death has been ruled an accident, but the family believes someone killed him.<p>A federal prosecutor in Georgia said Thursday he will conduct a formal review in the case of a Valdosta teen found dead in January …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

College Football Bowl Games Projections 2013-2014: Alabama, Oregon On Track For BCS Title Game

<i>By Dave Miller, National Football Post</i><p>We are just past the midpoint of the 2013 college football regular season, so let's take a look at my midseason bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.<p>As always, of course, these projections are subject to change — especially because these remain very …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …

Derrick Rose Says 'It's Really Going to Be Scary' When He Gets into His Groove

The Emperor eventually got his groove back, and so too will Derrick Rose.<p>"Wait, you mean he hasn't yet?" 29 other NBA teams will shriek in unison. "Crap."<p>Rose played in seven of the Chicago Bulls' eight preseason games, averaging 20.7 points and five assists while shooting 44 percent from beyond …

NBA

NFL star on brain injuries, crippling pain: “I’d do it all again in a heartbeat”

<b>Mike Ditka is carried off the field by his players after the Bears win Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, La., Jan. 26, 1986. (AP/Phil Sandlin)</b><p>The stars of the ’85 Chicago Bears are consumed by surgery, recovery, arthritis and depression. But not regrets<p>Rich Cohen<p>October 27, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Rich …