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Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft's demands for online connectivity for the Xbox One has divided opinion, and Xbox chief Don Mattrick probably isn't helping by arguing that those unhappy should just stick with an Xbox 360. The Interactive Entertainment Business head told GameTrailers that for those who lack reliable connectivity, there's still something they can play. "Fortunately, we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity" he pointed out, "it's called Xbox 360."

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Google buys fiber internet system in Utah for one dollar

Google buys fiber internet system in Utah for one dollar

It's not secret that Google's Fiber Internet program is growing by leaps and bounds - and here in Provo, Utah, it's being initiated in a deal that's costing Google only $1 USD at the outset. This deal is being made by Google to purchase the city's municipal fiber-optic system that originally cost around $39 million to build. The Provo City Council will still have to make a final approval - this approval is expected to come to light by next Tuesday.

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Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

This week a chat between Google's own Eric Schmidt and the head of the organization known as WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been revealed in full. This conversation has been typed out in transcript form and revealed to the public by none other than WikiLeaks itself, releasing this document just ahead of the publication of the book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future. This is significant due to the book's co-author, Jared Cohen, also apparently being present at the meeting with Assange.

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Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Some new sources have reinforced previous rumors that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 will require a constant connection to the internet in order for you to play your games. The news comes from Microsoft Blogger Paul Thurrott in a discussion with Andrew Zarian on What The Tech. His sources say that there is a note for the Xbox 720 saying, "must be internet-connected to use".

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Russian government blocking some Internet content

Russian government blocking some Internet content

There are number of places around the world where the government blocks all sorts of Internet content to prevent citizens from accessing things deemed inappropriate. While no one would be particularly surprised that Internet content is being filtered in the Middle East or in some parts of Asia, you might be surprised to learn that some content is being blocked in Russia.

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Eric Schmidt calls on Internet save China from itself

Eric Schmidt calls on Internet save China from itself

This week the executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt let it be known that he's fearful of the control China keeps over its citizens in regards to the internet - and has called upon the rest of the world to have a discussion about what that country's handling of the web means for us all. Saying China's censoring and control of the internet is currently "the most egregious example" of a country keeping a fierce grip over its citizens access to the web, Schmidt made it clear that the recent hacking of the New York Times was an example of a very negative pre-cursor to Chinese citizen fear. This chat occurred at the Big Tent Activate Summit in New Delhi, India, this week with Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger.

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