Jon Beaman

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Could the NSA use Microsoft's Xbox One to spy on you?

Skype swore wiretaps weren't possible before recent reports. Is Kinect next?<p>You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, a camera that will come connected to every new Xbox One game console, gets a …

Analyst: Publishers Won't Block Used Games, Much

Now that Microsoft has officially announced that it’s going to be up to publishers to restrict sales of used games, and Sony very well may end up instituting a similar policy, the question is: will they?<p>It’s a tempting prospect. Publishers have been complaining about used game sales for years, …

Why Xbox One's used games policy doesn't need to be the end of gaming as we know it

That's what the outrage is all about: the closing of that loophole.<p>I recently bought every single Grand Theft Auto game ever made on Steam for under $15 -- total.<p>There's a stench of hypocrisy that emanates from a class of gamer who demands progress on every level from a new console, yet …

Honda Ruckus custom

I used to think that 1970s CBs were the most heavily customized Hondas. Until I discovered the extraordinary subculture that has grown up around the Honda Ruckus. Yes, it’s a scooter and it’s got a meager 49cc. But it’s a distinctive looking machine, with wide tires, a bare bones frame and twin …

Motorcycles

Renard GT

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Luxury<br>• Motorcycles<p>Renard Motorcycles was founded in 1938 in Estonia, the company was successful …

Google Glass Year In Review

It’s been a little over a year since Google started teasing something it called “Project Glass.” The futuristic, wearable computer that would change the way that you interact with the world was nothing more than a series of rumors for months before it was “formally introduced” in April 2012. Not …

Inside AT&T’s 83GB/hour mobile cell tower …or why your iPhone no longer drops out at huge events

.<p>AT&T shared a little bit of what goes into a portable network cells they put up at special events where bandwidth needs will be extraordinary. Remember, AT&T’s network is about 80% iPhones so this is important stuff. The setup above was what they used to cover a recent Los Angeles festival (read: …