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Microsoft's Xbox One is an entertainment-centric next-gen console

After months of leaks and speculation, Microsoft has announced the Xbox One – the company's next-gen system and its competitor to Sony's PlayStation 4 console. The system is designed to provide the user with an “all-in-one experience," adding live TV integration and gesture and voice control on top of next-gen hardware and specs.  Read More

Does a new report about a 7-inch Surface tablet sync up with an old rumor about an Xbox Su...

Microsoft’s Surface tablets have been a mixed bag. The Pro version is a beast of a tablet, with slick hardware and Ultrabook power. But the RT model has a barren app selection and a confusing, bipolar operating system. With this less-than-stellar launch, it’s no surprise that Microsoft has something new in the oven: a smaller 7-inch Surface tablet.  Read More

It looks like Microsoft will announce the next Xbox in May, and ship the console in Novemb...

It’s next-gen time for the big gaming consoles. Nintendo struck first with the Wii U, and Sony already spilled the beans on the PS4. Now it's Microsoft's turn, with multiple sources pointing to a May announcement – and November release date – for the next Xbox.  Read More

Top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2012

Having dealt with all the things you are not getting for Christmas this year, it's time to turn our attention to what Santa's elves have really been hammering away at. So from consumer favorites to clever innovations to quirky surprises, here's our selection of the top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2012.  Read More

Big explosions rock this tropical paradise

If one was to use a single word to describe Far Cry 3 it would be “visceral.” Here we have a game full of intense, dramatic, and at times decidedly bloody moments that really cut to the core of what shooters are all about. Gizmag reviews the game on the Xbox 360.  Read More

The rumored Xbox TV set-top box would increase the company's presence in the living room

Microsoft may change its hardware strategy, releasing an Xbox set-top box, or "Xbox TV," alongside a fully-fledged next-gen console. The less-powerful system would aim to compete with products such as Apple TV, providing users with both content streaming services and a casual gaming experience.  Read More

The rumored tablet would need great flagship games to succeed (hands: Shutterstock)

Microsoft needs mobile. Though the company will continue to profit from Windows and Office, its long-term prosperity depends on smartphones and tablets. Gaming and mobile go hand-in-hand, and Microsoft has an iconic gaming brand in Xbox. There's an opportunity here, and apparently Microsoft knows it.  Read More

The Microsoft patent application conceives of your whole living space being part of the vi...

Microsoft is beginning to emerge from what some have called "the missing decade" as a company eager to innovate and forge the future rather than be dragged along into it by its competitors. The Xbox brand is very much part of popular culture, and the Xbox 360 is expected to be superseded by a successor in 2013. But Microsoft is looking even further forward than that, with a recently revealed patent application suggesting the company wants to turn living rooms into something akin to the holodecks featured in Star Trek.  Read More

A document allegedly leaked from Microsoft details the company's possible plans for the ne...

Rumors about a possible next-gen Xbox have been swirling for quite awhile now, dropping minor details like Blu-Ray support and major details like software that prevents used games from playing. But those were tiny pebbles compared to the avalanche of possible features that were recently revealed when a 56-page document purportedly leaked from Microsoft showed up online.  Read More

Microsoft used its E3 press conference to unveil its new SmartGlass technology that will u...

Microsoft used its E3 press conference to unveil its new SmartGlass technology that will use handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets as both an Xbox control device and as a second screen for the display of dynamic, rich information. Head of Xbox Live, Marc Whitten, confirmed that in addition to working with Windows 8 phones and tablets, SmartGlass would be compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The technology will also finally see the arrival of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to the Xbox 360 before the end of the year.  Read More

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