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Phil Spencer on Xbox One 'always-on' debacle: 'We could have been more clear'

On the final day of the Game Developers Conference, the head of Microsoft Studios opens up about the Xbox One's tumultuous road to launch and the company's indie game relationship.

By March 21, 2014

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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed the much-derided policies.

By June 19, 2013

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Grey market products: not always cheaper

We compare some prices for popular products from the grey market and local retailers to work out if there are still significant savings from buying imported electronics.

By December 18, 2013

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Facebook makes it easier to unfollow

Facebook adds new controls to clean up your News Feed, and Amazon's Echo voice assistant answers to other names besides "Alexa."

By November 7, 2014

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Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits

Google recently commissioned a study to show how cool voice search can be, but the findings don't always show the best side of either teens or adults.

By October 14, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Amazon listens with Echo and Office mobile apps go free

Is a Bluetooth speaker that's always listening creepy? And how much would you pay for Office mobile apps? We'll address those questions and more in this look back at the week in tech.

By November 7, 2014

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Microsoft to slash Xbox One by $50 until year's end

The company already cut the price tag of its not-yet-a-year-old game console by $100 when it removed the Kinect camera accessory. Now, it's nipping off another $50 as the holiday-shopping season kicks in.

By October 27, 2014

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Four of Apple's biggest missteps, from Maps to MobileMe

The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant doesn't always get it right. CNET details some of Apple's biggest and most recent screw-ups.

By September 25, 2014

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Scorpion's origin: The real-world story behind CBS's new drama

While stories inspired by reality always take some liberties with the truth, the new prime-time drama "Scorpion" has its roots in a real person: genius hacker Walter O'Brien. We visited the set of the show to speak with him and get the inside story on the show's creation.

By September 19, 2014

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How Apple could put Siri ahead of the pack

Siri is getting a couple of improvements in iOS 8, but still has a ways to go before it becomes something I would use daily.

By September 3, 2014