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Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

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 room, the Xbox One will offer more than just upgraded graphics and a new controller. And for good or ill (ill, for now), …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One

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 of mystery -- even though one's already been out in stores for months.<p>So, how will this new gaming landscape shake out? …

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 …

Facebook Home Hits The Rocks In Europe, With UK And France Launch Of HTC First Delayed Indefinitely

More signs today the HTC First might also be the last smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed: UK carrier EE confirmed today that the first Facebook Home phone won’t be launching in the UK soon as planned, as Facebook has decided to concentrate its efforts on making improvements to the …

Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 version confirmed

We knew that Infinity Ward’s latest Call of Duty installment would be headed to the Xbox One, as revealed earlier this week during the unveiling of …

Microsoft says new Kinect for Windows launching next year

In addition to launching its new generation Kinect alongside the Xbox One, Microsoft also plans to again release a version of the powerful sensor that's geared for Windows. A post on the company's Kinect blog today confirms the product will be released next year, meaning it will trail behind its …

Unlike PlayStation 4, prospects for indie games on Xbox One are murky

Microsoft is being secretive about its plans for smaller games<p>With both its current and next-generation PlayStation platforms, Sony is making a concerted effort to capture the hearts and minds of the independent game development community, but the question is whether Microsoft is doing the same …

Amazon-exclusive 'Madden 25 Anniversary Edition' includes free NFL Sunday Ticket offer

If you're both a gamer and a self-professed football fan, odds are you'll be buying Madden this year — just like any other. For those who've already committed to purchasing the $99.99 Anniversary Edition of <i>Madden 25</i>, Amazon is undoubtedly the best spot to place a pre-order. Because in addition to …

iOS 7: What it needs, and what it won't be getting in video

Now Playing: Watch this: iOS 7: The features it needs<p>3:38<p>Which features does iOS 7 desperately need, and which will Apple probably not bother with? …

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LG's 5-inch 'unbreakable' bendy plastic phone screen on show

LG has long been our go-to gadget maker for bonkers phones, with its see-through phones, ultra-wide phones, slo-mo phones and even an …

Xbox next: What to expect at Tuesday's Xbox reveal event

Much has changed in the video game landscape since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox 360 in 2005.<p>Back then, Microsoft was a clear underdog, hoping to cut into the leads held by rival consoles from Nintendo and Sony. The Xbox had a core following, to be sure. But it also had plenty of ground to make …

Google Glass becomes more useful with new Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr apps

Until now only two third-party apps have been available for Google Glass: <i>The New York Times</i> and Path. Thankfully that's about to change. Today at Google I/O we learned that several new apps (or "glassware" as the company refers to them) are coming to Google's headset including Facebook, Twitter, …

Apple Updates iTunes to Version 11.0.3 With New MiniPlayer and Improvements

Apple has released an update to its iTunes music and media application, bringing it to version 11.0.3.<p>The update updates the compact MiniPlayer, adding album artwork and a progress bar, as well as better support for multi-disc albums and large iTunes libraries.<p>This version of iTunes comes with …

Recon Instruments Jet: hands-on with a rugged Google Glass, of sorts

Recon Instruments has been building heads-up display headgear for years, but until Google Glass showed up, not many people understood what exactly the company was trying to sell. "Google being in this space makes it easier for us to explain what we do," said Shane Luke, Recon's VP of product …

Google CEO Page: Glass production numbers TBD

When it comes to Google Glass, it's a brave new future loaded with possibilities for Larry Page. But Google's chief executive told attendees at the company's big developer confab Wednesday that it was still too early to gauge consumers' reaction once the products go on sale.<p>"I don't know what the …