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Xbox One August update makes downloading games easier, adds Achievement leaderboards

Xbox One owners will be able to to buy games and automatically download them to their consoles using the SmartGlass app or Xbox.com next month, thanks to the console's next system update.<p>The new feature will be available to those who have their consoles set to automatically download updates, …

EA offers top games and big discounts for $5 a month

Electronic Arts has just announced it will launch a subscription service on Xbox One that offers up a slew of EA games for one flat rate. EA Access will launch into beta today but will soon be deployed to all Xbox One users, according to the publisher.<p>Four games will be included during the beta:</i> …

EA Launches A $30 Per Year Netflix For Games On Xbox One

I’d play a lot more games if they weren’t $70 a pop, and it looks like EA suspects that might be true of a lot of gamers. The game publisher just announced a new subscription service called ‘EA Access‘ for Xbox One users that will give subscribers all the games they can play (from a limited …

Microsoft's 'DeLorean' battles lag in cloud gaming by predicting your next move

Cloud gaming has considerable promise and will continue to grow in the future, but it does introduce the problem of latency even to offline games, and that can keep some skeptical gamers away. Microsoft researchers are working on a solution that doesn't necessarily reduce lag, but accounts for it …

PlayStation Vita Slim makes the case for a dedicated gaming handheld

<b>The Good</b> The new Vita Slim charges with any Micro-USB cable, is thinner and lighter, has improved battery life, and works nicely as a PS4 accessory for local game streaming. The game library's gotten really good, too, including freebies for PS Plus subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive proprietary memory …

Gear & Gadgets

Kobe Bryant thinks he and LeBron James are underpaid

Kobe Bryant believes that elite NBA players, including him, are underpaid.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers star told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard — who …

Basketball

Report: Heat looking at Okafor, Barbosa, Crawford to add veterans

Veteran free agents top the Heat's list as they look to round out roster.<p>The Miami Herald reports that the Heat are aggressively looking for another …

NBA

Another concussion for Wes Welker

DENVER -- Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, who missed three games last season after sustaining two concussions, has been diagnosed with another …

Microsoft Research's 'DeLorean' cloud gaming system can predict your next move

System virtually eliminates lag by streaming your next action before you even do it<p>Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.<p>Coin, the makers of an electronic device that works like a credit and debit card by storing information on all on your cards, is taking a pause.<p>On Friday, the startup said …

Customers