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On the Internet, it pays to have a weird name

Stacy Erickson’s husband Doug likes to email her little notes during the day to let her know she’s on his mind. “Thanks again for last night,” read …

Real Estate

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

commentary Before you start panicking about next-gen game licensing, you need to put things into perspective. There's a way through this.<p>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 -- …

Nextgen

Can You Really 'Ban' Google Glass?

Today Google has by most reports no more than 2,000 devices out in the wild, in the hands of carefully selected partners, customers, and reviewers. Which is my way of saying the large majority of the people who are concerned about the device haven’t even seen them or used them. What they are afraid …

What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet)

Android is open and customizable. iOS is closed, designed for ease. But iPhone users are maturing, demanding more personalization, and Apple might give it to them at WWDC. At D11, Tim Cook said “I think you will see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at …

AT&T bumps up device upgrade wait time from 20 to 24 months

The carrier says the new policy is intended to align upgrades with its standard two-year wireless contract.<p>Following the lead of Verizon Wireless, AT&T has increased the period of time customers must wait to upgrade their devices.<p>Customers who had previously had to wait 20 months before they were …

Customers