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With EA Access, Microsoft revives Xbox One vision

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. With the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.

Diver's delight: From oil rig to fish haven

The Rigs to Reefs program has transformed 450 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into reefs that host teeming fish populations. CNET Road Trip 2014 dove a rig for an up-close look.

Why Wall Street hasn't lost faith in Amazon

Amazon had a troubling loss last quarter and it predicts rougher waters ahead. So why aren't investors more concerned?

Netflix strikes streaming-traffic deal with AT&T too
EA gaming subscription service coming to Xbox One
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim
Microsoft's China offices raided over antitrust allegations

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