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Microsoft invites Xbox One owners to test future updates

Microsoft is inviting a select number of Xbox One owners to test its upcoming March dashboard update. The software giant is planning to release an update next month focused on improving the multiplayer Xbox Live features, party chat, and friends app. Microsoft is randomly selecting Xbox One users …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

This Ingenious Touchscreen UI Should Be in Every Car

There may be no greater design crime today than putting a touchscreen in an automobile. It's audaciously stupid. The simple fact is that screens …

JAKKET Makes iOS Cable Management Easy (video)

If your iOS charging cables become tangled mess when you carry them in your coat or bag while away from your desk. You might be interested in a new …

The Lotus C-01 is the Hyperbike from the Future

Here’s what we know about motorcycles: They go fast, have room for one or two, and if it snows, you’re f’ed. Here’s what we know about Lotus: They …

Publisher wants to print the entire Wikipedia

Remember back in the old days when we had hard copies of encyclopedias? Physical copies like that eventually go out of date and can never be updated, …

Gear & Gadgets

A Fictional Journey Into Stephen Elop's World Without Xbox

An article at Bloomberg today posits that if selected as Microsoft’s next CEO, Stephen Elop may opt to sell or shut down the company’s Xbox and Bing brands. While this should be treated as speculation (it’s based on sources “with knowledge of [Elop’s] thinking”), it did supercharge my imagination. …

Who Will Buy A $500 Steam Machine?

A few days ago, we finally got a look at the hardware, price and a few performance markers of one of the many 3rd party manufactured Steam Machines being crafted at Valve’s behest to supposedly complete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, or even PC gaming itself.<p>Jason Evangelho wrote up what …

Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The SteamOS Work

A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time …

Linux

Hands-on with Valve's Steam machine and the Steam controller: part one

<i>By Chris Kinniburgh.</i><p>I was selected as one of the 300 Steam Machine beta participants. A few days ago, I received a 35 pound crate filled with foam …