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With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

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

By July 30, 2014

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Comcast admits service rep did what he was trained to do

In an internal memo, Comcast's chief operating officer says a customer service call recorded by tech journalist Ryan Block was painful to listen to. He promises changes.

By July 22, 2014

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'Brandalism' rampage leaves subversive damage in its wake

Forty street artists wreak havoc on more than 365 ads in a matter of days. But why?

By May 21, 2014

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EA fails to become this year's worst US company

In a surprising first round loss to Time Warner Cable, EA won't manage a three-peat of its difficult crown in the Consumerist's famed competition to find the worst of the worst.

By March 25, 2014

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Fitbit halts sale of Force fitness band, issues recall due to skin irritation

Owners of Fitbit's newest fitness band that have been experiencing skin issues are eligible for a full refund while a solution to the problem is reportedly in the works.

By February 21, 2014

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Black Friday: It's not just America

Black Friday offers now abound across the world. Everyone seems to be catching on to the joyous consumerist festivities around Thanksgiving.

By November 29, 2013

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SimCity scores "unfair play" award after launch dramas

Consumer watchdog Choice has given EA Games a less-than-coveted Shonky Award over the high charges on its SimCity helpline.

By October 28, 2013

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How to recover your lost or stolen phones, tablets, and other devices

Technology is increasingly the target of crimes, but it can also be used to fight back against the perpetrators.

By August 28, 2013

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The 404 1,323: Where Walmart rolls back the tech (podcast)

It's Ariel's last day of freedom before getting married next week, so we're throwing him a proper farewell with a bachelor party in the cramped podcast studio. We'll also cover tech antiques found in Walmart and homemade Nintendo 64 Lego Transformers!

By August 16, 2013

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EA is the worst company in America again

EA has beaten the odds, taking out the less-than-coveted Golden Poo award two years in a row.

By April 9, 2013