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Microsoft warns of Xbox One backwards compatibility prank

A set of tips purporting to make your Xbox One play Xbox 360 games could actually break your console, Microsoft has warned.

By Dec. 7, 2013

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Sony Alpha SLT-A58 (with 18-55mm lens)

The company consolidates its entry-level SLT line into a single model.

By Feb. 25, 2013


Borderlands: Like Fallout 3, but backwards

I played the entire game with a friend, and by doing so, fetch quest after fetch quest became a month of uninhibited blood-splattered co-operative mayhem

By Dec. 15, 2009


litl Easel: Bends over backwards for you

It's been a while since we saw a new netbook -- we'd started to worry the tiny laptop gods had forsaken us. Turns out it was a false alarm. Phew!

8 Images By Nov. 17, 2009


A watch that tells time backwards

The Quadtec timepiece keeps you on deadline all day

By Oct. 25, 2006


From driving to file-sharing, the Brits do it backwards

Some lawmakers in the UK are pushing for a ban on file-sharing. Unlike in the United States where Comcast has been outed as interfering with BitTorrent, in Britain the ISPs are fighting back.

By Oct. 26, 2007


The 404 1,398: Where we put it on a floppy (podcast)

Every generation wags a finger at the one that comes after it, but kids these days really do have it the easiest. We'll tell you about a handful of their stories, including a site that encourages student "collaboration," a UK teenager that paid $750 for a photo of an Xbox One, and more.

By Dec. 9, 2013


BlackBerry commits to keyboards for future phones

BlackBerry may have ditched Alicia Keys, but keys are very much part of the company's future.

By Jan. 8, 2014


Glasshole heaven: Hotel offers free drink if you wear Glass

San Francisco's Stanford Court Hotel wants to attract the techie crowd. So Google Glass wearers get a free drink. There must be a catch, right? Well, a small one.

By Mar. 18, 2014


Forget planking, #whaling is the hot new Vine trend

Vine users everywhere are breaching the surface and singing whale songs to feed the weird new #whaling movement.

By Mar. 13, 2014