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'Xbox On' Voice Command Only in 5 Markets at Xbox One Launch

Microsoft clarifies regional voice command delays.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft has clarified that the delay specifically affects the "Xbox On" voice command, …

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PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live Marketplace to Xbox Game Store

Microsoft seems intent on sanding away the Xbox brand's rough edges before launching the One this November. Following the recent switch from its arcane points system to local currency for digital purchases, Redmond has subtly changed up where you'll spend that money. What we used to know as the …

Here's Obama's Ambitious New College Ratings Plan To Make College Cheaper

Obama's plan would instruct the Department of Education to rank colleges with their peers, according to new measures that evaluates their success and affordability.<p>Some of these measures, according to the White House, include the following:<p>Access, such as percentage of students receiving Pell …

College & University

House GOP planning a climate “mega-hearing”

Republican leaders will no longer ignore climate change<p>House Republicans aren't just planning to finally address climate change -- they're turning it into a major event. National Journal reports that Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Ed Whitfield sent out invitations to 13 federal agencies to …

It's no longer 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

Contrary to the Palin stereotypes, Alaskan politics is now a model of bipartisanship<p>In 2008 John McCain, the Republican nominee for president, flirted with selecting Joe Lieberman, an independent, who had been on the Democratic presidential ticket in 2000, as his running mate. Disconcerted by the …

Republicans wave white flag, admit shutdown tactic is hopeless

Regardless of Ted Cruz’s posturing, listen closely and it’s clear the GOP knows its debt limit strategy is toast<p>To great Republican annoyance, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and a posse of conservative activists have hit the road to inflate the right's expectations that the GOP can win a fight with …

The GOP Is Moving Closer To Threatening Something Much Worse Than Just A Government Shutdown

According to discussions with aides last week, the GOP could pass a 60-day continuing resolution that keeps the government funded at existing levels under sequestration through the end of November — right around the time the debt ceiling will need to be raised. Then, House leadership would use …

Republicans

13 things the government is trying to hide from you

Our government is intentionally keeping massive amounts of information secret from voters<p><i>“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans</i> …

As a Democrat, I am disgusted with President Obama

I voted for Obama reluctantly, but never did I imagine he would become another Richard Nixon<p>What are you thinking, Mr President?<p>Is this really the legacy you want for yourself: the chief executive who trampled rights, destroyed privacy, heightened secrecy, ruined trust, and worst of all, did not …

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

Human Resources

Pretty soon we’ll all be watching tablets instead of televisions

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Pixel 4 Images<p>Remember the good old days spent gathered around the TV for some major cultural event, …

Will the Skylon be the new Concorde? The obstacles for supersonic planes are still high.

Last month, the United Kingdom announced that it was investing $90 million in what was being billed as the most groundbreaking aeronautical …

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Smartphone Smoke Detector

SENSE+ is a bedside emergency solution that consists of an app and a smart charging dock. It uses the latest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to …

Ask a physicist: Michio Kaku grades Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Elon Musk, the billionaire innovator behindTesla Motors,SpaceXand PayPal, revealed his alpha design for the buzzworthy Hyperloop on Monday, a proposed high-speed alternative that would carry passenger pods on airflow from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just over 30 minutes.<p>It seemed like a …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …

Artificial photosynthesis hits milestone in producing cheap, clean hydrogen from water - ExtremeTech

By on August 21, 2013 at 11:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A decade ago hydrogen fuel cells …

How to Save Cash on Pricey Printer Ink

Refill ink is the cash cow for printer companies. Here's how to save money and get the most out of costly cartridges.<p><b>If your inkjet printer were a vending machine</b>, you'd probably have to feed it at least a nickel for every page of black and white text, a quarter for every page of text with color, …

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The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

Firefox for Android gets new 'awesomescreen' interface

Mozilla is taking new steps to make its mobile browser better anticipate what people might want to see when they start Firefox or tap its address bar.<p>Firefox years ago helped unlock the potential of the browser address bar with its "awesomebar," and now its developers hope to do the same thing for …

Software

Fitness App Hot5 Launches To Get You In Shape With High-Intensity, 5-Minute Workouts

Remember that scene in There’s Something About Mary when the dude is telling Ben Stiller about his great idea for a workout video, called 7-minute abs? Well, what if I told you that you could get in shape with just five minutes of working out, thanks to a new mobile fitness app?<p>This new app, called …

Les Moonves Can’t Understand Why Time Warner Cable Won’t Pay CBS What Verizon Just Did

Remember the great CBS-Time Warner Cable rights fight?<p>To some people, it seemed like a big deal a few weeks ago, but you don’t hear much about it …

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, an NPR …

Obama Impeachment Talk of the Town Hall

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Angry Nixon: New tapes reveal an overwrought president in grips of Watergate

Newly released White House and Camp David recordings from 1973 reveal an angry, often overwrought and anti-Semitic President Richard Nixon coping with the Watergate crisis that would force his resignation a year later.<p>As in previous recordings, Nixon uses profanity and prejudiced language to mock …

Many teens actually take their online privacy seriously, survey finds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Teens may be ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting privacy on mobile apps and devices.<p>And the younger they are, the more cautious they are about their personal information online.<p>That's according to a new survey from Pew Research Center’s Internet project.<p>It found that …

The Scary Effects of Obamacare on Business Don't Exist — Yet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>UPS has announced that it is rolling back health care coverage for employees in light of the demands …