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Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

Tech unites on NSA eavesdropping

Apple, Google, Facebook and other top technology companies on Monday took their strongest stance to date against sweeping government surveillance that collects vast amounts of data — but they also urged countries not to react to U.S. snooping by walling off the Internet.<p>The three industry giants — …

Assassin's Creed: Pirates - Naval Combat Trailer

Take a look at these real-time naval battles in this gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed: Pirates.

GamesBeat Community: What do you think of your Xbox One?

If you bought Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One, at launch, you’ve just enjoyed your first weekend with your shiny, new system. So let us know what you think of it!<p>Just like last week with our call out for PlayStation 4 articles, we want a bunch of Xbox One stories from out community. How does …

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Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

Want Angry Birds Star Wars on PS4 or Xbox One? Prepare to get gouged

<b>Activision is charging AU$52.95 for Angry Birds Star Wars on the PlayStation 4 — and AU$69.95 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.</b><p>Angry Birds Star Wars — …

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Xbox One Owners With Disc Drive Problems To Get Free Games

It appears that the Xbox One “disc drive of death” is becoming Microsoft's new console’s launch problem of choice — basically, the machine makes a noise that sounds like it’s grinding a disc to death and refuses to read anything in the drive. Microsoft has officially said that the problem affects a …

Daily Fix Headlines for November 25, 2013

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Happy Monday! LEGO: The Hobbit gets confirmed and Japan's Persona event announces a slew of new Persona games. …

Bizarre 'fix' discovered for faulty Xbox Ones as Microsoft hands out free games

Microsoft is offering faulty-Xbox owners a complimentary game. The software maker is replacing a "small number" of consoles, with most of the failures involving the inability to read discs. Some owners have complained of a loud grinding or knocking sound when discs are trying to be read by the …

When Jennifer Lawrence Wins a Red Carpet, in 8 Hilarious Photos

We’ve come to expect a lot from Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet. Just a few days ago, she was taking a detour from the pomp and pageantry to say …

American Music Awards Winners: Taylor Swift, Rihanna and More

Sunday night’s American Music Awards felt like the ultimate concert, complete with performances by Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and …

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

"As the device gets more personal, it's less about killer apps, and more about the personally awesome app." <br>--Brandyn White, Google Glass developer

REVIEW: HTC Took The Best Android Phone In The World And Made It Really, Really Big

And then there are the phablets, the supersized phones with 5.5 to 6-inch screens. Samsung popularized phablets with its Galaxy Note line of devices two years ago. A lot of people, including me, laughed at the attempt. But since then, my thinking has evolved along with the market's. Millions of …

Zuckerberg says US 'really blew it' on surveillance programs

Mark Zuckerberg believes the United States "really blew it" on surveillance programs that have drawn intense criticism as lacking respect for citizens' privacy.<p>"I think that these things are always a balance, in terms of doing the right things and also being clear and telling people about what …

Both The PS4 And Xbox One Had Killer Launches, So Chill On The Comparisons

<i>The Playstation 4 sold 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale. The Xbox One matched the tally, but was on sale in more countries (11, to be exact). Still, the Xbox One cost $100 more per unit, so its day one revenue mark was higher, right?</i><p><i>But what about game sales? Peripherals? Line wait?</i> …

Glass Just Got Way More Interesting

It feels like over the last year, Google Glass went on a roller coaster ride that spanned the first half of the infamous hype cycle. It went from rumored prototype to completely overhyped object of one of tech’s most spectacular demos to the butt of jokes on late night TV. Until this week, however, …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

In the land of Angry Birds: Rovio reveals its global entertainment ambitions (photo gallery)

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of Slush paid my way to Helsinki. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>Espoo, Finland — Rovio was virtually unknown in the gaming and entertainment businesses before it scored its biggest hit, Angry Birds, which was the Finnish firm’s 52nd attempt to make a hit mobile game.<p>Now, …

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Uber Strikes Deal To Lower The Cost Of Car Ownership For Drivers

On-demand transportation service Uber is trying to get new drivers on the road, while also improving the experience for those who are already on its platform. To do that, it’s partnered with a couple of auto manufacturers and a few financing providers to reduce the cost of new car ownership for …