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Microsoft shows off Xbox One UI and home theater controls

Take note, Microsoft fans: Gamescom 2013 will go down in the history books as the first time the Xbox One's UI has been demonstrated in detail to the …

Microsoft Warns Windows XP Users About Zero Day Hack Surge

Microsoft has warned Windows XP users this week that if they are not willing to upgrade to a supported version of Windows then their systems might be …

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PS4 vs Xbox One: Video recording and sharing

CVG takes a look at the two consoles' video recording and sharing capabilities, before they hit the shelves in the UK.<p>The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One not due to be released in the UK until later in the year, but review website ComputerandVideoGames.com has the inside scoop on Sony and Microsoft's …

Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent NSA Spying

“We knew USG would come after us”. That’s why Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke tells TechCrunch his company shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service. It hadn’t been told to provide data to the government, but after Lavabit shut down today rather than be “complicit” with NSA spying, Silent …

Kanex launches Slimport to HDTV, MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapters

Fancy taking advantage of the Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7's oft-ignored Slimport feature? Kanex is launching a Slimport to HDMI adapter that'll let you share your smartphone's display without too much pain. The 11.75-inch lead supports 1080p video with 8-channel digital surround and even comes with its …