Cortana Was Nowhere to be Found at CES 2018

Jan 13, 2018 by

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant were everywhere at CES. Microsoft has had their own voice assistant, Cortana, avaialble for years, but it was unsurprisingly absent from the show floor.

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Edith Finch and Hellblade Take 2017 Game Award Honors

Dec 12, 2017 by

Story-driven games had a great showing at The Game Awards. The year's best were celebrated and new games were announced.

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Roku 4 – A Dream But Not Reality

Nov 18, 2015 by

The specs on the new Roku 4 made me hope it would be a suitable replacement for my HTPC. But was it reality?

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Star Wars: The Digital Rights Muddle

Apr 12, 2015 by

Opinion: Disney has created a huge mess with the release of the Star Wars movies as digital titles. Buyer beware: thanks to incompatible digital licensing systems, you may not be getting what you expect, depending on where you purchase them.

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Windows 10 is Ruining Windows Tablets

Jan 24, 2015 by

With Windows 10 Microsoft is attempting to make transitioning from Windows 7 easier for desktop users, but are they doing it at the complete loss of a usable tablet experience?

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Retailers Struggle to Introduce Smarthome Tech

Aug 31, 2014 by

As retailers scramble to sell you connected devices for the home, their offerings are inconsistent, disorganized, and confusing. With a few notable exceptions, retail's approach seemingly lacks strategic planning or vision.

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Microsoft’s Epic Deal?

Jan 28, 2014 by

Microsoft buys Gears of War from Epic Games. Is this the start of a longer term trend for Microsoft, and how will it drive sales?

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Keeping Windows Media Center Alive Without Microsoft

Jan 16, 2014 by

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Media Center, but this community hasn't! Mark Terborg offers his opinions on how the community can keep this beloved product alive.

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Is Google Preparing a Nexus TV?

Dec 8, 2013 by

Nexus TV is hot in the rumor mill. Will Google spring something on us at CES 2014? With the Nexus brand perhaps picking up where Google TV left off what does the future hold?

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ATT U-Verse Dropping Support for Xbox 360 IPTV Receiver Function

Nov 27, 2013 by

ATT has announced they are dropping support for Xbox 360 as a U-Verse receiver at the end of the calendar year. As a long time customer of theirs that used this function I have some feedback to share.

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Xbox One: The Xbox that Doesn’t Do Media Center

Sep 4, 2013 by

Today Microsoft confirmed what we had unfortunately suspected for months: the Xbox One will not work as a Windows Media Center Extender. What led up to this, and what does this say for Microsoft's consumer entertainment strategy going forward?

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Chromecast, Unicorns and the Cable Industry

Jul 29, 2013 by

Last Wednesday, July 24th, Google unveiled Chromecast. Chromecast is a small, $35 device that hooks into an HDMI port that allows content to be streamed from various devices to a TV or A/V receiver. Putting the hardware aside for a second, Chromecast is also a suite of software that works together to enable streaming from cloud content sources or local content sources to a TV. While many are interested in the hardware, the software may have a bigger long term impact.

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