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The original Xbox had more than 30 rejected names

Microsoft's original Xbox had a long list of potential monikers that didn't make the cut, such as 11-X, AIO, FACE, MET and many, many more, Edge reports.<p>The publication released an archived interview with former Xbox developer Seamus Blackley, who spoke about the process of naming Microsoft's …

App Store Update: July 19

Pac-Man gives the endless runner genre a try and the nation of Turkey takes on Sega's Crazy Taxi.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on …

Report: Apple acquires Locationary for location data

Apple acquired Locationary, a Toronto, Canada-based company that provides a way to aggregate and centralize data about businesses, according to an All Things D report.<p>Locationary's <i>Saturn</i> product serves as a database that centralizes and distributes business-related information like marketing and …

At long last, Jason Jones admits tweaking firepower of Halo’s pistol

Jason Jones did his first interview in more than a decade with IGN, and the conversations revealed some long-kept secrets.<p>Jones is the co-founder of Bungie, maker of the Halo and Destiny video game franchises. While his games have sold tens of millions of units over time, Jones has been shy about …

AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump, and Verizon Edge: Which Upgrade Plan Is Best?

Smartphone addicts inquire within.<p>For some, waiting two years to get a new smartphone is simply too long. However, navigating your carrier's upgrade …

Comic-Con: The Future of Xbox

Microsoft discusses controller recognition and next gen technology at Comic Con.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Major Nelson took the stage today at San Diego Comic …

Microsoft Lays Out Its Xbox One Plans

by Squiggs Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 02:26 PM<p>Exciting!<p>by Heart35 Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 02:33 PM<p>Him telling the Make-A-Wish kid nothing was …

Xbox One controller rumble makes Forza 5 players better drivers, Turn 10 says

The added haptic feedback features in the Xbox One controller are helping players become better drivers in <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>, said Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt today. Speaking at a San Diego Comic-Con panel focused on Xbox One, Greenawalt said the next-gen controller better …

Nvidia Shield will ship on July 31st after delay from 'mechanical issue'

Nvidia is announcing that its Shield gaming handheld will ship on July 31st, after the release was pushed back due to an unspecified mechanical issue. The Shield, a handheld that plays Android games and can stream PC games from Steam, was originally due out on June 27th — but problems with a …

Nvidia Shield shipping July 31

Nvidia Shield, the Android-based handheld gaming device, will ship July 31, according to an announcement on Nvidia's website.<p>First announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the handheld was originally slated to launch Thursday, June 27. However, it was delayed the day before its release …

Facebook board game encourages players to stop using the internet

A Facebook-based board game from graphic designer Pat C. Klein encourages players to get off their computers and meet with friends in real life.<p>According to Klein's website, <i>Facebook: The Board Game</i> was created "to persuade people to stop using the internet forever."<p>"As a young person living in the …

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Some of the Best Free Kitchen Label Printables

Thanks to the Internet, there are tons and tons of ways to snatch up free advice. Whether you need help decorating or organizing, there are so many …

DIY Storage Solutions for Your Everyday Clutter

Storage is a basic element in any home. Closets, shelves and furniture all combine to keep life’s daily necessities in tip-top order. But no matter …

Microsoft details Xbox One 24-hour online check, used game policies, and Kinect privacy

Microsoft is confirming today that its upcoming Xbox One console will need to connect to the internet every 24 hours for games to work. "Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection," says a statement from the software maker. Microsoft explains …

What Microsoft will and won’t let you do with games on Xbox One

Today, Microsoft tried to get past the thorniest consumer issues related to the Xbox One video game console before its big press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Monday in Los Angeles. Otherwise, it might have to spend two hours explaining why its policies related to used video …

Art of the Snapbrag: the social alchemy behind Snapchat's success

The audience is the message behind today's hottest chat app<p>Tech prognosticators, myself included, love to wax poetic on the virtues of "ephemeral" media — short-lived photos and videos that exist opposite our obsession with permanent digital self-documentation. In a world where we’re eager to …

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