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Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

It's time for the next generation for Microsoft in so many more ways than one, hitting right this moment on all cylinders with the first iteration of Xbox SmartGlass for Android. Of course this isn't related directly to Windows 8, but the release day - today, of all days - has us rather certain it wasn't a coincidence. Feel free to expect a continued barrage of news bits and releases from Microsoft as they keep their press boat afloat now that Windows 8 is rocking and rolling for real.

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Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Microsoft's SmartGlass second-screen for Xbox 360 will launch on October 26 alongside Windows 8, turning tablets and smartphones into companion displays for gaming, entertainment, and more on the console. The free app will eventually be offered for Windows 8 and RT tablets and PCs, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices, with the ability to control multimedia playback and web browsing from your gadget - working with the new Internet Explorer for Xbox arriving in the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update - in addition to showing stats and bios for sports games and movies, and of course integrating with games like Forza Horizon and Halo Waypoint.

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Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Microsoft’s SmartGlass aims to use your smartphone or tablet as a second screen in the Xbox 360 gaming experience, and the company has now released the SDK that will allow developers to build the functionality into their games. The SDK is now available on the Game Developer Network for registered partners, and Microsoft is including a SmartGlass JavaScript library, an Xbox SmartGlass Studio, as well as a demo application.

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Nintendo CEO: Xbox SmartGlass is no Wii U threat

Nintendo CEO: Xbox SmartGlass is no Wii U threat

Nintendo has dismissed concerns that Microsoft's new Xbox SmartGlass could bury the Wii U, pointing out that gamers' phones and tablets aren't equipped with play-specific controls. Asked by analysts at E3 2012 whether he was worried by SmartGlass - which will turn mobile devices plus Windows 8 PCs and tablets into second-screens for the Xbox 360 - Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pointed out that the fact that gamers only have two hands mean non-specific hardware could never legitimately rival the Wii U Gamepad tablet.

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Sony on notice: Gauntlet thrown by Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass

Sony on notice: Gauntlet thrown by Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass

E3 2012 is racing at full steam, and already one thing is clear: Sony, for all its PlayStation 3 might, has a challenge on its hands from Microsoft and Nintendo. Whereas gaming so far has centered around a single, big screen and the most engaging, graphically-rich or multiplayer-involving titles, two of the three players have opened the door to multiple screens. Sony may have stitched together PS3 and PS Vita, but it's looking increasingly left behind as its arch rivals each make their play.

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SlashGear 101: What is Xbox SmartGlass?

SlashGear 101: What is Xbox SmartGlass?

With the "Xbox 720" next-gen console still somewhere just over the horizon, and a multi-screen strategy to chase, Microsoft is squeezing as much as it can out of the Xbox 360. Latest string to the console's bow is Xbox SmartGlass, revealed at E3 2012 this week, and set to spread your content between home and mobile devices as you game and consume multimedia. Read on for all the details you need to know.

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Xbox SmartGlass official as second-screen feature

Xbox SmartGlass official as second-screen feature

At this year's E3 convention, Microsoft revealed Xbox SmartGlass, a feature that will allow Xbox 360 users to view content on multiple devices at once. This feature will allow you to view a movie on a tablet then push it to a larger screen while the tablet continues to provide interesting content related to the movie you've pushed. This technology is not unheard of, groups like Qualcomm showing it off at CES 2012 with AllJoyn, but this iteration is based solely in the Microsoft world.

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Navy doctors say serviceman has Google Glass addiction

Navy doctors say serviceman has Google Glass addiction

Smartphones and similar gadgets have become a significant part of many people's lives, being used to communicate, to read, to navigate, and more. Their use is so frequent that many people have reported experiencing phantom vibrations, believing they felt their phone vibrate when it didn't; others say they wake up in the middle of the night to check their phone. It isn't surprising, then, that some have found themselves addicted to various types of technology, and now counted among them is what is being called the first case of Google Glass addiction.

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Xbox One October update rolling out: DLNA streaming and more

Xbox One October update rolling out: DLNA streaming and more

This month's Xbox One update is rolling out now, and with it comes a large roster of improvements, as well as some new features, among them being additional SmartGlass functionality and improved account security. Xbox One owners can head into the console's System menu under Settings to check if the update has rolled their way. If it hasn't yet, fret not -- we've got all the details you need to know, as well as a video showing off the most notable improvements and features, after the jump.

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Google Glass update brings app notifications syncing

Google Glass update brings app notifications syncing

Google's smartglasses have yet another update inbound, this one bringing with it new functionality that will make life a bit easier for users. Once it arrives, Google Glass users will be able to see Android app notifications from their smartphone on the wearable, giving a hands-free option to see what notifications you have and whether any of them are worth pulling your phone out for. Those using an Android Wear device will likely already be familiar with the Notification Sync feature.

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