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  • GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribution deal with Xbox, LG and Virgin America, but this one with Roku is the company’s biggest land grab yet. GoPro sells gobs of action cameras and is the dominant player in the growing industry. Read More

  • TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

    TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

    This week Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and I spent most of the podcast talking about the Oculus Rift, with a slight detour into the world of consoles in the latter half. Read More

  • New Windows 10 Build With Cortana And Xbox App Now Available For Insiders

    New Windows 10 Build With Cortana And Xbox App Now Available For Insiders

    The newest pre-launch build of Windows 10 is now available for Windows Insider program members to download and install, and this edition brings a lot of features Microsoft showed off at its special Windows 10 preview event earlier this week. The most notable addition may be Cortana coming to the desktop, giving Windows PCs some of the virtual assistant smarts that Microsoft originally debuted… Read More

  • Here’s Everything That Went Down At Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event

    Here’s Everything That Went Down At Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event

    It was a very Windows day, with Microsoft unveiling lots more about Windows 10, the next generation of its operating system, including how it will work across mobile, tablet, desktop and other platforms. The biggest surprise was probably the new HoloLens augmented reality headset Microsoft created, and the Windows Holographic software it built to support said gadget. But there was more, too… Read More

  • This Is Microsoft’s Xbox App For Windows 10

    This Is Microsoft’s Xbox App For Windows 10

    Microsoft’s key takeaway for its Windows preview event today is that Windows 10 is everywhere – including Xbox. The gaming console’s inclusion in today’s announcements helped reinforce Redmond’s ambitious cross-device intentions. Microsoft Xbox gaming lead Phil Spencer opened the company’s discussion of gaming by talking about how personal the experience is… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation… Read More

  • Should Microsoft Build Hardware?

    Should Microsoft Build Hardware?

    So what’s this new Microsoft strategy you’ve been hearing about? According to CEO Satya Nadella, the company is three things: Office 365, Windows and Azure. “That’s it,” the executive recently quipped. Given that narrow focus, how do the company’s massive and recent bets on hardware fit into the picture? Read More

  • Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox. Plex is now an official Xbox partner, however, marking a big change from the early, more rebellious years. The Plex app for Xbox One… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Give You Any Xbox One Game If You Buy The Console Next Week

    Thinking about picking up an Xbox One to play some Destiny when it launches? You might want to wait a few days. Do that, and you’ll get Destiny — or literally any other Xbox One game — for free. Read More

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