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Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Sony gives the ultimate PS4 lowdown with 160-question FAQ

<b>Sony has posted a massive FAQ on its US blog to answer the most pressing questions fans have about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.</b><p>Well, this is …

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Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 review

Pros<p>Good looking device, sensitive touch screen, social networking apps, water resistant, lightweight, charging via microUSB<p>Cons<p>Low-res screen, no …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: If You Really Care About Video Game Resolution, Get A Gaming PC

The rumors are swirling. <i>Battlefield 4</i> will be 720p on Xbox One, and the rarely-seen 900p on PS4. <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will be basically the same, but 1080p on PS4. The list of next-gen game rumors and speculation over frame rates and resolutions goes on and on. And nobody’s talking thanks to various …

The PlayStation 4 controller: What’s new with the buttons and triggers (part 3, exclusive)

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation. For the Xbox One version of this article, go here.</i><p><b>The PlayStation 4 controller:</b><p>Part 1: The weird stuff that could’ve been<br>• Part 2: What’s new with the analog sticks and D-pad• <b><br>Part 3: What’s new with the buttons</b> …

Microsoft drops ‘RT’ moniker from original Surface, hides desktop mode on new RT tablets

Microsoft is altering its Surface RT name to just Surface today. After dropping the RT moniker for its Surface 2 tablet, the software maker is removing the RT branding on the Surface entirely. New product pages for Surface no longer mention Surface RT at all, just as the new Surface 2 and Surface 2 …

As top tablets reach ‘Retina’ resolutions, which has the sharpest screen?

The new iPad Mini puts the same number of pixels as a larger Retina iPad into a smaller space, making for a "denser" display.<p>Apple's iPad announcements on Tuesday renewed a conflict that has smoldered since the announcement of the iPhone 4: When it comes to "Retina" displays, who has the sharpest, …

Nokia bringing RAW photography to the Lumia 1520 and 1020

This latest nugget of news out of Nokia's big event in Abu Dhabi should be of particular interest to mobile photographers. According to @tnkgrl, aka our buddy Myriam Joire, the phone manufacturer will be bringing RAW image support to its flagship Lumia handsets, the 1520 and 1020. This will allow …

Apple likely to launch 65-inch TV by late 2014, says analyst

Will 2014 be the year that Apple unveils its much-rumored TV? One analyst thinks so.<p>Ultra-high definition Apple TVs with 65-inch and 55-inch frameless screens are likely to launch by the end of next year, according to Advanced Research Japan analyst Masahiko Ishino. Speaking with The Wall Street …

PlayStation 4 controller almost adopted Xbox layout

Sony's<p>PlayStation 4controller, the DualShock 4, could have taken a few cues from Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, the company revealed in a recent interview.<p>Before Sony settled on the DualShock 4 controller, the company flirted with the idea of moving the left analog stick to mimic the design of …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

How Apple Created The Lightest iPad Yet

Thanks to an amazing new processor and some revolutionary new display technology, Apple finally gives us the iPads we’ve deserved all along.<p>When Apple introduced the first iPad with Retina Display in March of last year, it didn’t come without a cost. The third-gen iPad was the first Apple product …

Today’s Apple Event: iPad 5, Mini retina, OS Mavericks, Mac Pro, and maybe ‘one more thing’

<b>Apple’s iPad event is happening now, follow our live blog here!</b><p>Tomorrow could almost be the collision of the tablet titans, as Apple will be unveiling new models, Nokia will be launching a tablet in Abu Dhabi (because those Abu Dhabians are massive tablet buyers), and Microsoft’s new Surface tablet …

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Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

Apple iPhone 5S Users Complain About 'Blue Screen Of Death' Error

The Apple iPhone 5S was released three weeks ago and is distinguished from its predecessor by having silver or gold color options, a built-in fingerprint sensor and a 64-bit Apple A7 processor. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5S has an issue that has not been seen before in previous Apple products. The …

iPhone 5S stock finder now alerts you to fresh deliveries

You might remember iPhone-Check, a free tool that checks Apple stores and shows you which models of the iPhone 5S are available.<p>Well, now it's got a new side service that will send you an e-mail when the model you're looking for is back in stock at a local store.<p>The free service remains U.S. only …

Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Rockstar offers $500,000 of in-game cash to frustrated GTA Online players

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s single-player campaign was terrific, but the technical issues surrounding the GTA Online multiplayer mode have left many players unable to enjoy the experience. To make up for it, developer Rockstar Games is offering a stimulus package — anyone who played GTA Online during …

Rockstar depositing $500K of in-game cash for GTA Online players

To compensate for <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>'s rocky start, Rockstar Games will deposit $500,000 of in-game cash to players, according to a post on the developer's official site today.<p>The "stimulus package" will be available to those who've played anytime during Oct. 2013. The funds will arrive after …

Rockstar's 'GTA Online' Apology Is A $500,000 Direct Deposit

While it’s true that nearly every major online video game launch has its share of hiccups, the debut of Rockstar’s GTA Online as a counterpart to GTA V has been particularly terrible. A simple inability to log in would be one thing, but the game has endured glitches from infinite loading loops that …

Apps on iPhone 5s Crashing at Twice the Rate as on Other iPhone 5 Models

Whenever there is a new operating system, it’s not surprising to see apps crash at a somewhat higher rate, given all the changes.<p>But one of the …

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