Stephen Kolb

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How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a cable box. The second one is a revolutionary streaming-media device. The third is a new way to play games on …

Google Glass's #1 Fan

For an unreleased product whose initial price point (and utility?) remains a disconnect for most people, Google Glass (via Google+ and Twitter) certainly has garnered a boffo share of media attention – good, bad and geeky.<p>In Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i>, two professors examine a new dimension of the …

Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, We're In A Console Rut

Something occurred to me as I reflected on this week’s Xbox One announcement. The “best” part of the hour long presentation was near the beginning, when it was demonstrated that the Xbox could flip seamlessly between television and the console with a simple voice or gesture command. The audience …

Tumblr Porn, Tim Cook and the Problem With Big Data — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered <b>AllThingsD</b> this week:• As expected last week, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 …

Tim Cook

What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design

Walk into any Best Buy and you're hit with an ugly truth: PCs aren't pretty.<p>A 15-inch HP Windows 8 laptop that sells for $270 (Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" on Saturday) isn't meant to be pretty. It's meant to be practical.<p>But a $330 iPad Mini is also very practical for a lot of people. And pretty …