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What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

In a world that is changing so rapidly, we tend to think of a gadget as “old” after a year or so when something better comes along. It’s a rare occurrence when you see someone still using an HTC DROID Incredible (my first-ever smartphone) or a laptop from the Windows XP days, but it got me thinking about how many people out there still use old technology on a daily basis. While you could technically count a microwave (for which my parents still have the same one after 20 years), my focus is aimed at consumer electronics, like phones, laptops, TVs, speakers, etc.

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Let’s Stop Pretending the Kinect Is A Gaming Device

Let’s Stop Pretending the Kinect Is A Gaming Device

When I look around the technology space, I can’t think of any single product that is so poorly associated with another device than Microsoft’s Kinect. The sensor, which is supposedly designed with gamers in mind, actually delivers very little value to gamers nowadays. In fact, the Kinect is designed for computers and entertainment – gaming is an afterthought.

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Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

The next-generation console war isn't at full steam yet, but the summer has seen some fierce battling going on already between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, the Xbox 360 is still selling despite the anticipation of the next-generation. Microsoft revealed that they sold 140,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the month of June, which was enough to top the list of the best-selling consoles for 30 straight months.

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GTA V continues in-game pet dog customizations with Chop

GTA V continues in-game pet dog customizations with Chop

This week the folks at Rockstar Games have had a bit of an information spill from Grand Theft Auto 5 with details on a customizable pet dog named Chop. This dog will be appearing as partner to one of three main characters in the game and will have "100% customizable" accessories - collars, chains, and everything in-between. We'll leave it to Franklin to decide what's appropriate as he rides the line between legitimate and nefarious business once the full game appears.

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Xbox One joins “play as you download” club

Xbox One joins “play as you download” club

According to Xbox One representatives this afternoon, it's not just the PlayStation 4 that'll be offering the ability to play downloadable games before they're fully downloaded once the consoles launch later this year. Speaking up after the fact that Sony's console would offer such a service - and perhaps seeing the high-fives and thumbs up given in response - Microsoft has issued a statement on their machine's ability to work with downloading games well before they're fully downloaded.

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Mad Max video game full gameplay trailer tips Xbox One and PS4 digs

Mad Max video game full gameplay trailer tips Xbox One and PS4 digs

It's a rather hopeless landscape that makes up the Mad Max game, and the movie series that it represents. Here in this week's first gameplay trailer for the title, you'll find the "soul of a man" song turning the Australian outback's post-apocalyptic sensibilities back on a 2013 title for devices both current and next-generation in name. While the story is based in hopelessness, the conservation of fuel and scrounging for firearms and food, Mad Max will have a few more rounds to blast.

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Street Fighter IV DLC brings five new characters to the fold [UPDATE]

Street Fighter IV DLC brings five new characters to the fold [UPDATE]

With the newest update to the game Street Fighter IV, you're going to see five new characters, four of which have been revealed this afternoon. While the creators of Tekken aim to add a fighting salmon to the arena, four of the five new characters coming to Street Fighter IV have been revealed to be fan favorites. While we're not expecting a handheld seafaring creature to be attacking our heroes in this season's upgrade, the creators of this game have promised an addition "never seen in street fighter before."

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Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens

Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens

Microsoft has thrown open applications for its next Xbox Live beta, giving Xbox 360 gamers the opportunity to have early access to the new Microsoft Points replacement and more. The 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta will see a trial switch-over to local currency for downloads and purchases, Microsoft's Major Nelson writes, in addition to performance improvements.

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