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Bill Gates Was "Insulted" By Xbox Pitch, Co-Creator Says

The Xbox brand today is a massive force that seemingly everyone knows about, even if they don't care about gaming. It wasn't always this well-known, however, or even appreciated by the leaders of the company that created it.<p>Xbox co-creator Ed Fries recently shared the story of the "Valentine's Day …

How to give your Android phone a Microsoft makeover

Windows Phone is in an odd place right now — an argument could be made Windows Phone's been in a weird place for a few years now — and whether you …

Android News

Gran Turismo Sport: Sony's plan to blur the lines between real and virtual racing

Latest racing title’s eSports mode could lead to successful drivers receiving a real-life licence. How easy will it be for gamer drivers to transfer to the track?<p>Two seemingly contradictory pieces of information came out of Sony’s recent unveiling of Gran Turismo Sport at a lavish event in London. …

Gran Turismo Sport

6 Photo Techniques to Try This Summer

Genres of photography are as varied as the techniques that are used to produce them. But that doesn’t mean that you’ve necessarily tried them all. …

Digital Photography

6-1 Steven Matz Making Matt Harvey's Struggles Bearable for Contending Mets

NEW YORK — The tone in the afternoon was serious as the New York Mets discussed what they're going to do with a pitcher who was once their biggest asset but is now their biggest concern.<p>The tone Friday night was much lighter thanks to another Mets pitcher who is quickly becoming a valuable …

Major League Baseball

Forget Steak, This Seafood Paella Is Taking Over Your Grill

What's better than grilled seafood? Grilled seafood with a side of crispy rice.<p>If you steal a recipe from a friend but then invite her to dinner when you’re cooking that recipe, it’s not really stealing, right? It’s like, you know, more of an ode.<p>That’s what I was thinking at the beach last summer …

Seafood

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

To add major flavor to your meat this summer, try one of these easy, chef-approved ways to season your meat after it’s off the grill.<p>It’s almost …

Cooking

Early introduction of certain foods could prevent allergy development

Babies fed cow's milk, eggs and peanuts before their first birthday are less likely to develop sensitization to those foods and could possibly avoid full-blown allergies later in childhood, a study suggests.<p>The study led by McMaster University in Hamilton showed that early introduction of eggs was …

Kesha's Billboard Awards Performance Approved by Dr. Luke

Kesha performed her Billboard Awards song "It Ain't Me Babe" with Ben Folds in Los Angeles Wednesday night<p><b>Update</b>: Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Records …

Die Antwoord Release Suck on This Mixtape: Listen

Die Antwoord have released their new mixtape, <i>Suck on This</i>. Download it at DatPiff or stream it below. It's a blend of new songs and remixes featuring collaborations with mysterious figures named "the Black Goat" and "God." (Model/burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill also …

Remixes

Microsoft has its own 'Bing Assistant' bot in the works

Microsoft is building a 'Bing Concierge Bot' that sounds a lot like the just-announced Google Assistant bot.<p>Microsoft is building an assistant bot …

Chatbots

Only Microsoft Signature Can Save the PC Industry From Itself

I recently held a focus group and reaffirmed what I’ve known for years: Microsoft’s Signature program delivers the clean and reliable PC experiences …

The grilled chicken recipe that will make you crave leftovers — yes, you will

The meal kit trend just took an unexpected twist: cookbooks. One of the first startups in the biz, Plated, just published a collection of …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

Diets

Windows 7 And Windows 8.1 Get Fantastic But Bizarre New Feature

While Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 heavily since its launch in July last year, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are still very popular and news today could make them even more so. Many indications are that Windows 10 is slowly dragging users into the future of Windows, such as gaming service …

Software

The Little Thing You Can Do To Help Save The Ocean

<i>29Rooms — Refinery29’s magical art and fashion funhouse – is back for its second year, kicking off during NYFW, from September 9 to 11. We’re</i> …

Loneliness

Gran Turismo Sport launching this November (update)

Start your engines<p><i>Gran Turismo Sport</i> will be released Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Japan, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today.<p>Developed by Polyphony Digital and produced by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, <i>Gran Turismo Sport</i> will be the first entry in the 18-year-old franchise on …

I Quit Artificial Sweeteners for a Week and This Is What Happened

No more Splenda? Could I live?<p>I can't recall a time when I wasn't sprinkling several Splendas into my coffee — I've seriously been eating it my whole life. Sugar was never an option in my family. In fact, any time my mom bakes a cake, cookies or muffins, she boasts about successfully cutting the …

Nutrition

Makers of uncrackable ransomware hand over the key

The creators of a virus that forces users to pay to recover their own files seem to have turned over a new leaf. Security researchers at ESET are reporting that TeslaCrypt's developers posted the master encryption key, enabling ESET to develop a free fix. According to the firm, the creators of the …

Ransomware

Homefront: The Revolution PS4 vs. Xbox One Graphics Comparison

Homefront sequel The Revolution launched this week. If you're thinking about picking it up on console but wondering which platform--PS4 or Xbox One--offers the best performance, a new analysis may help you decide which to go with. Digital Foundry today posted its Performance Analysis for the …

Xbox

Hear RZA, Interpol's Paul Banks Raw Track 'Love + War'

Banks and Steelz team with Ghostface Killah on heartrending song<p>Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA started a new collaboration …

Former Microsoft COO on the Demise of Apple

There are mounting doubts within the tech sector that Apple (AAPL) is the innovator it once was and is no longer the ‘IT’ stock for investors. Former Microsoft (MSFT) COO Bob Herbold weighs in on the state of the tech giant.<p>“Well the problem is lack of innovation Neil. If you looked at the iPhone …

Doom’s first 10 minutes are perfect

How to make the player love a game<p>The latest <i>Doom</i> game wants to be loved <i>so much</i>.<p>I don't mean that as a slight; <i>Doom</i> is absolutely a game that knows exactly what it wants to be, and doesn't waste a single moment before beating you over the head with that experience.<p>I snuck down into my basement for a …

Android Wear 2.0 coming this fall with improved messaging, smarter fitness and better battery life

Even iPhone users might consider an Android Wear smartwatch after this next update.<p>If the next version of Android Wear does its job, you'll be futzing with your smartwatch a lot less.<p>Google on Wednesday unveiled Android Wear 2.0, an update to its wearable software that promises a streamlined …

Wear OS

Android apps are just what Chromebooks needed

Google just announced that Chrome OS finally has what many people have been clamoring for almost since its introduction five years ago: true native apps. And it has a massive number of them, too. When support for them launches later this year, there will be more and better apps than you can find in …

Google

Google Duo makes mobile video calls fast and simple

Mobile first, mobile only<p>Google is releasing a new video calling app later this summer. It's called Duo, and it's probably the fastest and simplest video calling app I've ever seen. Like its companion chat app, Allo, Duo is mobile-only. It uses your phone number as an identifier, and it will work …

Android News

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

Cortana for Android now mirrors notifications on Windows 10 PCs for beta testers

Back in April at Microsoft’s Build conference it was revealed that Cortana for Android users would soon be able to have their smartphone notifications show up on a Windows 10 PC. Now it seems that feature is rolling out, at least to some beta testers/Insiders.<p>A Reddit user posted screenshots …