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SteamOS controller redesign up close: buttons galore

SteamOS controller redesign up close: buttons galore

Back at Steam Dev Days in January of this year, Valve first showed off a glimpse of their redesigned SteamOS controller. After deciding it was silly to include a touchscreen on the gamepad, the original controller was tossed out, and the most recent generation began. "Most recent" as in - there’ve been many, many prototypes, but this one is the closest we’ve gotten to the final product.

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Xbox One Chat Adapter issue acknowledged: Microsoft working on it

Xbox One Chat Adapter issue acknowledged: Microsoft working on it

This week we’ve come to understand why we’ve not had perfect results with the first wave of Xbox One Chat Adapters for the Xbox One wireless controller out in the wild. Apparently - so says Microsoft - there is an issue that they’re investigating which affects chat audio through the controller with the Xbox One. While it is likely a software fix will be in order, we wouldn’t put completely out of the running the possibility that replacement units could be needed.

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ASUS may shelve dual-OS as Microsoft and Google deny support

ASUS may shelve dual-OS as Microsoft and Google deny support

Earlier this year we had a glimpse of the device known as the Transformer Book Duet TD300 at the CES 2014, a device that was destined to run Android and Windows 8 at once. Since then, it seems, Asus has felt pressure from both Microsoft and Google to skip the release of said device, citing a bit of a conflict of interests. This may also be affecting previously-released dual-OS devices as well.

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New HTC One details leak in Nordic e-stores: black, silver, gold

New HTC One details leak in Nordic e-stores: black, silver, gold

This week we’re ramping up towards the launch of the New HTC One (aka the M8, successor to the original HTC One from 2013), set to be revealed on the 25th of March. This unveiling has been long anticipated - and at such a level, it would seem, that several Nordic stores have already begun to list the device for sale. At each of these stores we can glean a bit of information on the device’s details in several different iterations, one black, one silver, and one "golden."

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Republic Wireless Moto G readied for off-contract push

Republic Wireless Moto G readied for off-contract push

In what appears to be an effort to snag every single wireless provider in the universe, the Motorola Moto G has - again - appeared with a new brand this week: Republic Wireless. This device and this brand seem custom-fit for one another as the device was made for off-contract sales with low-cost and decent (though not hero-phone) specifications while the carrier sells only off-contract devices. Here the Moto G will be sold in two iterations, both its 8GB and 16GB internal storage self.

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Turtle Beach Titanfall Earforce Atlas Gaming Headset Review

Turtle Beach Titanfall Earforce Atlas Gaming Headset Review

While we’ve left "for Xbox One" out of the title here, we’ve done so for a (relatively good) reason. This is because, while this headset is aimed at the Xbox One, it does not need to be used with the Xbox One - and it’s just as viable an option for the Xbox 360. In the box you’ll be getting every cord you need to connect to basically any device you have, and the headset is Titanfall branded - is that enough?

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Xbox 360 Spring Bundle proves Microsoft isn’t quitting yet

Xbox 360 Spring Bundle proves Microsoft isn’t quitting yet

While generally a sort of fire sale like the one you’re about to see here is something we’d suggest means a stock reduction is in order, Microsoft appears to be playing a different game. Continuing to support the release of games and, indeed, making clear that they’ll be continuing to give games away to Xbox Live members, Microsoft is pushing an Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle to be released in late March of 2014.

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SlashGear giveaway: Lenovo 2 Pro and Miix 2 8 Tablet

SlashGear giveaway: Lenovo 2 Pro and Miix 2 8 Tablet

This week SlashGear has one Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and one Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet to send your way, bringing the newest in new notebook and tablet technology straight from the manufacturer. SlashGear has recently posted a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review for you to have a peek at if you’ve not gotten to see this folding laptop up close and personal, while our Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch tablet hands-on will have to do until we push our full review this Spring. This initiative will be taken on by Lenovo and SlashGear, straight through our Lenovo Hub!

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Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

There’s little in the software side of the equation out there that the user-mod universe hasn’t cooked up. If there’s a piece of hardware - like an Xbox One controller - that someone wants to use on a non-traditional piece of equipment - like a PC - then they’re going to figure out a way to do it. Since coder Lucas Assis didn’t want to buy a ControllerMAX like everyone else, he decided to whip up some code of his own.

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