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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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7 things to consider before canceling cable

Cutting the cord isn't always a straightforward process. Here's what you need to know.

By March 23, 2015

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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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Grooveshark gets more social with site revamp

An overhaul of the music-streaming service is designed to make discovery and sharing easier.

By February 25, 2015

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Smartphones are still key to innovation, just not how you think (Smartphones Unlocked)

Cutting-edge in tech today may be all about wearables and the connected home, but your smartphone is stepping in to control them all.

By January 26, 2015

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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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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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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