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Happy New Year 2014, time to get back to work!

Happy New Year 2014, time to get back to work!

Welcome to the first of the year, SlashGear readers - time to get ready for the next big technology convention. While you've got a lovely SlashGear's Best Tech of 2013 to look forward to if you've not already have a read, you can also get pumped up immediately for our oncoming coverage of CES 2014. In less than a week we'll be bringing you up close and personal coverage of the year's largest technology convention, straight from Las Vegas, Nevada!

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SlashGear’s Best Tech of 2013

SlashGear’s Best Tech of 2013

In the year 2013 we've seen some real stand-out stars in several sectors, including mobile, automotive, desktop computing, and gaming. This was certainly a year of hero devices, with manufacturers often bringing just one or two devices to headline their entire 12-month market presence. There were also several new totally unexpected releases initiated through the year, with entirely new device categories being created in the process.

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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 availability jumps for new year

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 availability jumps for new year

Head to your local retail outlet this week and you may see an image of their video game and entertainment section a whole lot different from what it was a few weeks ago. Both Microsoft and Sony have successfully ramped up production to keep with the times now - perhaps a moment too late - that the holiday season has arrived. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One can once again be found on store shelves - in some stores for the first time ever.

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PlayStation 4: Here’s where to start

PlayStation 4: Here’s where to start

The Sony PlayStation 4 is a machine on which you can depend to deliver one whole heck of a lot of entertainment right out of the box, even if you've not purchased a single game. Classic full-powered first-person shooters like Blacklight: Retribution and games you'll recognize the characters from, like DC Universe Online - there's more than your average number of freebies to be fiddled with. But where should you begin?

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Xbox One and PS4 keyboard and mouse integration being hacked with XIM4

Xbox One and PS4 keyboard and mouse integration being hacked with XIM4

While users of both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will still be using standard controllers for first-person-shooters for the foreseeable future, the creator of XIM is hard at work hacking. A fellow by the name OBsIV has created a hardware system called “Xbox Input Machine” - having started this project approximately 6 years ago on the Xbox 360 - now appearing on the Xbox One and potentially the PS4 as well.

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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One brought about a frenzy to more than just the gamer front. According to Kaspersky Lab, coinciding with the consoles' respective launches, instances of cyber attacks skyrocketed as hackers sought -- and continue to seek -- to take advantage of the latest onslaught of gamers. The attacks aren't limited to just the latest consoles, however, with attacks increasing against PC gamers and such as well.

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Minecraft PS3 release set, PS4 and PS Vita move to 2014

Minecraft PS3 release set, PS4 and PS Vita move to 2014

One of the strangest break-out hits of our current generation of multi-platform games is Minecraft, a pixelated game that's headed to the PlayStation 3 this month. While the original Xbox 360 version was released all the way back in May of 2012, this 2013 PlayStation 3 release will be exactly the same, or as similar as the developers at Mojang could make it. This December 17th release also heads off the push to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita which will be occurring inside 2014.

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Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been hunkered down in my house playing video games. I’ve all but turned my back on previous-generation hardware so I could double down on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and provide reviews where necessary.

While the majority of my time playing new titles has been positive, not everything was great. In fact, one increasingly concerning reality presented itself while I was playing the Xbox One and PS4 that troubles me greatly: in-home multiplayer gaming appears to be one a one-way spiral towards untimely death.

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Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

It's early days in the next-gen console war, with retailers struggling to keep either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 in stock for longer than minutes at a time, but that hasn't stopped both Sony and Microsoft from claiming sales victory from the same set of industry data. NPD's much-anticipated November sales stats have been released, and both gaming heavyweights are cherry-picking whichever paints them in the best possible light.

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