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Plex media app is coming to the Xbox One

Cord cutters who are fans of Xbox One have reason to rejoice. Microsoft has approved a new app for media platform Plex that’s coming to the game console, according to an independent developer who posted the news in the Plex forums yesterday.<p>Plex helps you organize and access digital media from your …

Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft

Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like <i>Knack</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, as well as smaller properties like <i>N++</i> and <i>Contrast</i>. We've dropped the full list just after the break for …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

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Google steps back from net neutrality, claims banning servers is 'industry standard'

It looks like Google is starting to see that whole net neutrality thing a little differently now that it's in the business of providing internet service. In a response to the FCC this week, the company argued that it’s justified in prohibiting Google Fiber subscribers from running servers on their …

If you're getting spammed on iMessage, now you can spam Apple about it

You're not the only one irked by iMessage spam -- Apple is too. Cupertino's finally gotten fed up with those pesky spammers and has established an email line to receive reports about them. So, next time your phone beeps and your slumber's rudely interrupted by ads for prescription drugs, take a …

New 'Jobs' featurette offers best look yet at Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

You've heard Ashton Kutcher's thoughts on portraying the late Steve Jobs. Now, as the August 16th theatrical release of <i>Jobs</i> draws closer, a new three-minute featurette offers viewers an extended preview of Kutcher's performance. The clip testifies to the hours of work Kutcher put into studying the …

Minor evidence of fingerprint recognition in future iPhones discovered in new beta of Apple's iOS 7

iOS developer and tinkerer Hamza Sood has been poking around in the new 4th beta version of iOS 7 and has discovered references to fingerprint recognition. This could indicate that Apple plans to support such biometric ID measures in the next version of its iPhone, though evidence of new features …

'Low-priced plastic iPhone' revealed by China Labor Watch report

Earlier today, China Labor Watch released a report accusing Taiwan-based Pegatron Group — one of Apple's main suppliers — of committing labor abuses at three of its factories. The report, which was gathered between March and July of this year, listed off at least 86 labor rights violations, …

Samsung invests in smartphone component development despite slowing sales

South Korean technology giant Samsung is to invest $1bn (£650m) in developing new products it hopes will compensate for stalling smartphone growth.<p>Investing heavily in its memory-chip and display businesses will help Samsung to offset slowing growth in the $358bn mobile phone market, the company …

Samsung overtakes Apple in phone profits but others grow sales even more

Samsung topped Apple(s aapl) last quarter in terms of smartphone profits, but both companies didn’t see sales growth realized by most other handset …

Ikea's new augmented reality app lets you preview digital furniture in your physical house

Augmented reality may be the most interesting thing ever to happen to the Ikea catalog.<p>With the 2014 Ikea catalog app, not only can you preview Ikea’s furniture in 3D, but for the first time you’ll be able to use your smartphones to see exactly how the digital items will look in your home.<p>The …

“Call of Duty” maker Activision going independent will intensify the battle for video game dominance

Activision Blizzard, the video game maker most famous for its <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise, has finally broken free. After months of negotiations, its owner, Vivendi, agreed to sell most of its stake in Activision back to the company for $8.2 billion.<p>The deal should make Activision a more nimble company, …

Android 4.3 hidden feature lets you tap into app permissions

Android users can now control the permissions granted to their apps, courtesy of the latest flavor of Jelly Bean.<p>Available only in Android 4.3, a hidden feature known as App Ops displays the various permissions granted to different apps, according to blog site Android Police. For example, the …

Disney developing emotive 3D-printed eyes for robots

Disney Research has detailed a new technology that will allow robots to have expressive eyes. Based on the 3D printing tech Disney announced last year, Papillon uses bundles of printed optical fibers to guide light. By hooking the output end of the bundle up to a robot's eye, researchers were able …