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No free charging for Model 3? Tesla can explain

Tesla MotorsCEOElon Muskmay have disappointed some prospective Model 3 owners by telling them that his new electric sedan will not include free supercharging at the proposed $35,000 base price.<p>The current Model S and Model X Teslas, which are sold with much higher MSRPs, include free use of the …

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

They're very fast, they can all but drive themselves, they can be summoned from a garage with no one at the wheel, and they are routinely improved by software updates over-the-air that allow owners to go to sleep and wake up with a new car in the driveway.<p>Everyone in the auto industry now …

Game of Thrones Showrunners Reveal George R.R. Martin Told Them 3 Shocking Twists

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers from both the <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show and George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series.<p>After the fifth …

Major Xbox One update rolls out to preview members

The latest update offers a revamped Party app, a new Friends section, and other surprises. But you need to be a member of the Xbox Live preview program to grab it.<p>Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest Xbox One update promising a hefty number of new features and enhancements.<p>The update is …

Xbox One almost catches PlayStation 4 in February

Microsoft's Xbox One came very close to catching Sony's PlayStation 4 in February sales, according to market researcher NPD.<p>After reporting no sales figures in January, Microsoft is trumpeting its February numbers after a market researcher showed it gaining on Sony's PlayStation 4 in the U.S.<p>Though …

What are the biggest issues with Wii U, PS4, Xbox One?

A new study looks at the biggest problems affecting owners of the latest game consoles, and the results aren't pretty.<p>Troubleshooting service Fixya has released a new report on the issues affecting today's latest game consoles, and the results aren't pretty.<p>Fixya combed through 40,000 …

Microsoft taps gamers to test next Xbox One update

The software giant wants to make sure the next update passes muster before it's released to all Xbox One users.<p>Xbox One owners may be hearing from Microsoft about taking the game console's next major update for an early spin.<p>Due in early March, the update will add new<p>features and fixes related to …

Xbox One February update now rolling out to consoles

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Uhh Ohhhh! Microsoft Sent A ‘Sexist’ Email About Xbox One?!

Microsoft already taking a ‘soft’ hit with Xbox One, problems reported with the unit(but they have sold Millions of $$$ worth), now they got issue’s …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

Bizarre 'fix' discovered for faulty Xbox Ones as Microsoft hands out free games

Microsoft is offering faulty-Xbox owners a complimentary game. The software maker is replacing a "small number" of consoles, with most of the failures involving the inability to read discs. Some owners have complained of a loud grinding or knocking sound when discs are trying to be read by the …

Microsoft admits glitch with some Xbox One disc drives

More Xbox One buyers are complaining that their disc drives are faulty. Microsoft says the issue affects just a very small number of people.<p>If you hear a grinding noise when you insert a disc into your new Xbox One, you're not alone.<p>Following the launch of the new console on Friday, more Xbox One …

Use the Xbox One and Kinect sensor as a universal remote

Microsoft's new console can be used to control your TV, cable box, and home theater system. Here's how to set it up.<p>Voice commands are a large part of what makes the Xbox One unique, the other, of course, being its deep TV integration. Both of these features utilize the new Kinect sensor, which …

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The Xbox family album (pictures)

Published: November 25, 2013 / Caption: James Martin / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET<p>Xbox 360 Pro<p>Published: November 25, 2013 / Caption: James Martin / Photo: CNET

Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

Everything gamers want to know about the Xbox One

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Just a week after the PlayStation 4 hit stores, the Xbox One has arrived, setting the state for a pretty vicious Black Friday …

Xbox 360 E console review: New Xbox 360 brings nothing new to table - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Xbox 360 E</b> delivers a fantastic library of media and games, along with slightly quieter operation than the previous 360 model.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 360 E loses the optical audio output found on previous Xbox models; lacks a Blu-ray drive; requires annual Xbox Live Gold subscription for nearly all …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft patent application resembles leaked Kinect Glasses project

Microsoft has submitted a patent for a "head-mounted display" that looks a lot like the company's leaked Kinect Glasses. The patent application was filed in early 2012, and made public this week. Microsoft describes a multiplayer system that lets game players invite other users via a head-mounted …

Microsoft prices Xbox One controller at $60, headset at $25

Customers who want an extra controller with a Play and Charge Kit will pay $75.<p>Owning an Xbox One with multiple controllers could prove to be an expensive proposition.<p>The console, which is slated to launch later this year for $499.99, will come with one controller. Customers who want to buy another …

Xbox One scores high number of preorders

The upcoming console has picked up more preorders than its predecessor over the same period of time, says Microsoft.<p>The Xbox One is apparently a hit even before it officially launches.<p>Preorders for the Xbox One have surpassed those for the Xbox 360 during its prelaunch months, Microsoft announced …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next generation of consoles.<p>Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying …

Microsoft's Xbox DRM reversal not the first: 12 tech mulligans

Microsoft's backpedaling on DRM restrictions for its upcoming Xbox One is not the first reversal from a tech giant. Here are 12 others.<p>Microsoft changed its controversial stance on always-on connectivity and game DRM on Wednesday, a reversal that comes after more than a week of harsh criticism from …

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

<b>So, it's official: Microsoft has dropped some of the more hated DRM requirements on the Xbox One.</b><p>It's a move that's made people happy — no need for a …

Disgruntled 'Xbox engineer' details unannounced game sharing and social features (update)

A self-professed Xbox engineer has taken to Pastebin to share his thoughts on Microsoft's recent Xbox One policy changes. Describing the backlash around the Xbox One's online requirement and used game policies, the engineer says "I feel that if we spent less time on them, and more time explaining …

'Heartbroken MS employee' bemoans Xbox One changes

A person claiming to be part of the Xbox One team expresses dismay over Microsoft's backtracking on the always-connected requirement and used game sales.<p>At least one Microsoft employee -- or somebody posing as one -- is none too happy with the company's about-face on the Xbox One.<p>In an anonymous …

Microsoft: 'We Have A Product For People Who Can't Access The Internet, It's Called Xbox 360'

In no way am I attempting to purposefully continue the dogpile on to Microsoft in the wake of their struggles Monday at E3 when by all accounts, they were thumped by Sony‘s PS4 announcement. But everyone did wonder how Microsoft was going to spin things once the dust settled, and attempt to explain …

PlayStation history shows PS4 can beat the Xbox One (video)

Sony stunned the gaming world this week by divulging that its new PlayStation 4 console will be significantly cheaper than its major rival, the Xbox One. But does it stand a chance against the might of Microsoft?<p>To find out, watch as we plunge headlong into the rich history of the PlayStation, from …

Gaming

Playing 'Battlefield 4': no, you can't blow everything up

"Absolutely nothing compares to the sheer scale and scope of <i>Battlefield 4</i>," touts the game's official website. "Your actions physically change the battlefield in real-time, providing interactive game environments that react to your every move." If only that were the case.<p>At E3 2013, Electronic Arts …