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Kinect Adapter for Windows makes Xbox One device a USB joint

Kinect Adapter for Windows makes Xbox One device a USB joint

The newest way Microsoft is making Kinect more accessible to the masses is with a device called the Kinect Adapter for Windows. This device allows the Xbox One Kinect to work with your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device with a simple USB plug. You’ll need USB 3.0 - which your computer almost certainly has - but besides that it’s just a simple slot. Need a use for that camera that came with your Xbox One? Surprise! Now you have one!

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GTAV Beta scam: don’t get fooled

GTAV Beta scam: don’t get fooled

Over the past several weeks there’ve been an increased number of scams and phishing schemes showing up related to Grand Theft Auto 5. So very many of them have appeared, in fact, that RockStar Games are getting involved with massive warnings. What better way to continue fueling your own hype machine than by piggybacking on the mini-hype machines others are attempting to use to piggyback on you?

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I still have no need for a tablet

I still have no need for a tablet

Today Apple releases their newest set of iPads and Google releases their newest Nexus tablet, much to the glee of tablet upgraders everywhere. But why? Back in December of 2011 I explored the subject of tablets and their usefulness in brief. Back then I considered tablets to be a relative waste of time - most of the time. In the past three years not one whole heck of a lot has changed.

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Halo: Spartan Strike releasing cross-platform

Halo: Spartan Strike releasing cross-platform

The next Halo title will be a spiritual successor to Halo: Spartan Assault, but this time it’ll be coming with a single release schedule. In this case, it means you’ll be able to purchase it once, on one platform, and you’ll own it on the rest. You’ll be able to save the same in one location and pick up in another. This game will be released on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and through Steam (still on Windows) this December - very soon, that is.

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Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo has introduced a slew of new products, and standing chief among them is the YOGA 3 Pro. With this convertible PC comes many notable features, the best among them being the unique "watchband" hinge. Unlike traditional hinges found on convertible PCs, the watchband hinge is composed of an entirely new design that, like its name suggests, resembles the design of a watchband. We recently went hands-on with the device and have all the details for you after the jump.

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ThinkPad Yoga 14, YOGA Tablet 2 in Windows and Android revealed in detail

ThinkPad Yoga 14, YOGA Tablet 2 in Windows and Android revealed in detail

In addition to getting some hands-on time with Lenovo's YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA Tablet 2 Pro today, we're having a peek at the rest of their Fall lineup of high-powered devices. Three more mobile machines come to light this week, each of them with "YOGA" in their name. The ThinkPad Yoga 14 will be the most traditional of the bunch, while Lenovo brings both the YOGA Tablet 2 with Android and the YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows to the party, the whole lot prepared for the USA imminently.

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VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

This week the newest VLC update will be bringing an entirely new - and surprisingly beautiful - look to VLC. This is the app you use when you want to be able to play any kind of media. The app you use when you want to play your videos without all the fuss. For Windows 8.1, this update also brings on the visual loveliness.

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HP Stream tablets deliver Windows 8 on a tight budget

HP Stream tablets deliver Windows 8 on a tight budget

More often than not, if you wanted a cheap tablet, you're practically confined to choosing from among the myriad of budget Android options out there, which actually includes HP. But what if you wanted or even needed a full Windows 8 experience on the cheap? Now you have an option with HP's new Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets.

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Windows 8.1 hits the ultra-budget tablet market with PiPO

Windows 8.1 hits the ultra-budget tablet market with PiPO

The PiPO W4 is an ultra-budget tablet, the kind of tablet you’d expect to be running Android. But it’s not some less-than-worthy junker. It’s running Windows 8.1 - so there’s no way it’s not going to get done what you need to get done, right?

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 detailed in trailer

Resident Evil Revelations 2 detailed in trailer

The first full-length trailer has arrived for the game Resident Evil Revelations 2. This game will be rolling out with elements from Resident Evil 2, but will move on from that storyline to a new island entirely. This version will star Resident Evil 2’s Claire Redfield and Barry Burton’s daughter Moira.

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Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

This morning the team behind Mortal Kombat X have revealed that the game will be released for all platforms on April 14th. In addition, pre-orders have been given the added bonus of Goro. Those that pre-order the game will be given Goro as a playable combatant in Mortal Kombat X right out of the box.

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HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

While not exactly at IFA, HP is joining in on the IFA 2014 fun by announcing a new series of notebooks and hybrids. These include two new ENVY x2's and a Pavilion x2, both Windows tablet/laptop hybrids, and two new members of Google's Chrome OS devices, an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook, the latter sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

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