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Xbox One will support avatars, but Microsoft expects more 'real images'

Xbox One will support avatars like Xbox 360, but Microsoft believes that users will use more "real images" to represent themselves on the next-gen console, Ben Killgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business, told EGMnow.<p>"Avatars are still around," Kilgore said. "Identity …

Microsoft's new Kinect will be coming to Windows

Along with the Xbox One, Microsoft also announced a new Kinect today — and it appears the updated motion-tracking system will be coming to Windows PCs just like its predecessor. <i>Shacknews</i> reports that Scott Evans, Microsoft's Kinect program manager, confirmed that the device will be coming to PCs. …

Xbox One game pricing up to publishers, Phil Spencer says

Microsoft won't set the price for Xbox One games and will leave the price point of next-gen games up to publishers, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer told Polygon today.<p>When asked about how games might be priced on the newly announced Xbox One console, Spencer said that's not …

Xbox One will not support Xbox 360 controllers

Xbox 360 controllers will not be compatible with the newly announced Xbox One, Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Spencer told Polygon at the company's unveiling event in Redmond.<p>The Xbox 360's controller was introduced in 2005. Along with adding a Guide button, it removed and rearranged …

U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

Just as the Defense Department granted iOS devices approval for use on military networks, TheStreet reports that the U.S. Air Force plans on saving around $50 million through its purchase of iPads. The savings will mainly be due to the ability to cut weight on flights by replacing traditional …

Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today

Remember Samsung's TecTiles NFC-enabled stickers? Well, much to our dismay, they don't work with the company's flashy new handset, and Galaxy S 4 owners haven't had an alternative to stock up on until today. Samsung's new TecTiles 2, which can perform tasks similar to the smartphone maker's …

Apple CEO to testify to Congress on $100 billion cash stash, taxes, jobs | Ars Technica

Cook will face senate on Tuesday with "clear recommendations" for tax reform.<p>Unlike his predecessor, Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't appear reluctant to …

2013 Lexus LS 600h L

I have spent the last seven days driving the Starfire Pearl (read: white) 2013 Lexus LS 600h L you see here. And after roughly 500 miles of errand-running, highway-cruising, commuting and people-schlepping, I can safely say this: I don't get it.<p>The LS hybrid is a nice car. It's comfortable, has …

Jaguar F-Type meets America in first TV spots

With its new "Your Turn" global ad campaign, Jaguar has introduced its 2014 F-Type to the world of broadcast media. The effort takes aim at the monied 25-54 demographic, which makes sense of Jaguar recently shacking up with the 2013 <i>Playboy</i> Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun and San Francisco NFL …

What would you buy instead of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S?

Few weeks ago Porsche took the covers off the new turbo version of its 911 Carrera. The 911 Turbo will be available in the very fast <i>base</i> Turbo and a …